How much have you spent.....

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  1. Phill P

    Phill P New Member

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    Ok this might be a bit of a reality check for some people.......


    How much have you spent on bike, and bike parts in the year/5 years?

    I see some guys in here talk about owning a number of different top quality bikes and gear, so just wondering how much people have been spending.



    Me personally I bought my bike 2 1/2 years ago, spent about $2500 AUD on the bike and enough gear to get me back into cycling again after a long break. Since then bought a set of tires, just replaced chain and cassette (ouch campy is expensive!) and a year ago broke a rear zonda (operator error....). So I guess I might be looking at maybe $3000-$3500 in the last 2 1/2 years.

    (That figure will change in the next 6 mths.....30th bday bike is being planned....)
     
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  2. Bro Deal

    Bro Deal New Member

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    Uh, oh. This is not something I should think about. It would be somewhere between 15 and 20K USD. The total would depend on whether some dual purpose clothing is included.
     
  3. geoffs

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    I don't want to even contemplate this one. 2 tandems plus all the other bikes. Just The maintainence of tyres chains, cassettes and other consumables is somewhere round the $1500 AUD.
    I just hand over my card and think of the fun
     
  4. Phill P

    Phill P New Member

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    Come on guys...let us have it! Just summerise.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2
    Maintainance
    Wheels
    Clothing

    etc

    Your bank manager may thank you for it.
     
  5. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    I'm closing in on $9000 in the bike.....
     
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    $3000-$3500 on bikes. I ride things till they break.
     
  7. 1id10t

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    Do I deduct the amount I've made on eBay from spare bits from the total before I give an answer? :rolleyes::)
     
  8. kleng

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    About 12k aussie, includes major bike purchase
     
  9. Lama

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    in 3 years (is how long i have been in the saddle) - hmmm around AUD8500

    this includes 2 bikes, a dura ace grouppo, shoes, pedals, wheelsets, clothing and all the consumables that go with the territory.

    what would be interesting is to hear the ratio of $/kms that people have done

    so far i would have clocked around 13K kms...... so its basically cost me somewhere around AUD0.65c a km (or US0.80c per mile)

    scary huh
     
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    in 3 years (is how long i have been in the saddle) - hmmm around AUD8500

    this includes 2 bikes, a dura ace grouppo, shoes, pedals, wheelsets, clothing and all the consumables that go with the territory.

    what would be interesting is to hear the ratio of $/kms that people have done

    so far i would have clocked around 13K kms...... so its basically cost me somewhere around AUD0.65c a km (or US0.80c per mile)

    scary huh
     
  11. Lama

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    in 3 years (is how long i have been in the saddle) - hmmm around AUD8500

    this includes 2 bikes, a dura ace grouppo, shoes, pedals, wheelsets, clothing and all the consumables that go with the territory.

    what would be interesting is to hear the ratio of $/kms that people have done

    so far i would have clocked around 13K kms...... so its basically cost me somewhere around AUD0.65c a km (or US0.80c per mile)

    scary huh
     
  12. Pharmr

    Pharmr New Member

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    I need to show this thread to my wife!!!....at about $800 for a bike and some misc equipment I'm a bargain shopper compared to the rest of you!!!...although I can only go back about 1.5 months to start totalling....ask me again in 5 years!!!
     
  13. meehs

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    I'm not going to say for fear that my wife might read this forum. I've purchased two Rivendells in the last three years plus other gear. 'Nuf said!
     
  14. Lama

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    sorry 'bout the triple post guys - was having browser problems - now i cant delete (i don think) any of the posts
     
  15. Strid

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    Thats probably less than she spends on new shoes each year, if I know women. :)

    Anyways, I would guess 1500 USD a year. Going to spend a minor fortune this winter, I will have no money left when I go skiing and all that. :)
     
  16. rudycyclist

    rudycyclist New Member

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    Alright, where do I start?

    Bike 1 - $700
    Bike 2 - $1500
    Upgrades/Accessories - $1000
    Clothes - $500

    I guess it's lower than I thought. Then again I'm only 17!
     
  17. pod

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    Bike 1 $60 second hand Peugeot rd bike - $250 fixing it up - Given to son
    Bike 2 $500 plus maintenance and gear say $250 - Hybrid commuter
    Bike 3 $2,200 plus gear $300 - Stolen and recouped $2,800 (replacement cost) through insurance
    Bike 4 $3,500 plus gear $300 to replace stolen one - Klein rd bike
    Bike 5 $2,200 plus gear $200 - GF mountain bike
    Additional gear, tools, consummables maybe $400
    Grand total about $7,360 after deducting insurance payout. Over about 6 years it all adds up and at about 4,000 km per year, works out at about 31c per km or something like $6/hour for the enjoyment of riding. Good value in my opinion and my current bikes have at least 5 more years of good servicable life that will reduce the cost/km/hr substantially.
     
  18. PartisanRanger

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    Probably a bit over $2000 over the past year. This includes two bikes.
     
  19. Buffalo Dude

    Buffalo Dude New Member

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    :eek:

    I just started, so there's very few costs for me.

    first bike (made in the '70s) - $150
    new pedals - $20
    new brake pads - $5
    new grip tape - $9
    NOS brake levers - $20
    new innertube - $4
    headlight - $5
    new axle - $15

    total - $206 :D
     
  20. Rockslayer

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    Sounds like you trying to justify a big "30th Birthday Spend" haha :D
    I just say do what makes you happy!!

    last couple years.

    Bike 1 someupgrades $300
    New bike $2600
    misc parts and accessories $500
    Servicing $150 +
    Apparel $700-$1000?

    Enjoyment I had ? = Priceless. :D ** ALL $AUD **
     
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