The 'Bike Cost' Thread

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by hippy, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. ::dom::

    ::dom:: New Member

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    Hey Hippy... I never did manage to find a pic of "Vegemite". can you post a pic or link.
     


  2. TechJD

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    TheDL I'll try to post a pic soon
    should have the new wheels for it monday
    so maybe a couple of days after that
     
  3. TechJD

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    TheDL ok heres me and my bike
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    This one it's nest to my sons new 26" Roadmaster ( El`cheapO :) )
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    The green thing on top of the reflector is a flashlight I use as a head light for now :)
     
  4. izzodesh

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    i would def get a 2nd opinion...
    depending on the size and its location to any welding you probably should be fine..
    good luck with it!
     
  5. TheDL

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    Thanks! Very nice. I got my "steel horse" in the shop for some final tune up after installing my new drivetrain. Once I get it back I'll post some pics and the final dollar total of the project.
     
  6. 1x1

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    Here's my list. I'm not very good at keeping track of costs, so everything is estimated...
    TIME VX Pro w/Record 10 ~$5K
    Cannondale R2000 si w/Ultegra ~$2K
    Fisher Supercaliber w/XTR ~$1800
    Cannondale Killer V900; now a single-speed ~$800
     
  7. hippy

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    >Daremo
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    >I was a Cat. 3 racer.

    I'm in Oz.. we have A, B, C, D, E grades not Cat1/2/3 etc.
    What sort of level is Cat 3? I guess it's hard to compare categories due to
    the difference in the numbers of competitors in each grade between
    countries. Did you race mainly crits or road races, track?
    Avg. speeds for flat crits? (Just trying to get an idea of your classing system)

    >The aluminum Edge was a sponsor frame for my team that I rode

    Sponsor bikes.. ah, i can dream.. :)

    >I hated riding aluminum

    I really should get myself onto something different, just to see if I notice
    a difference. I tend to just ride whatever I can afford at the time. I'm due
    a GOOD bike..

    >Colnagos just ride like a dream.. was totally the best thing to train on (plus >it was about 1.5 pounds heavier than the Edge racing bikes).

    You wouldn't race it?
    What specifically makes it "a dream to ride" compared to the others?
    Colnagos must be good with their prices and the loyal following they have,
    but being a Scrooge I just can't seem to justify those prices.. yet ;)

    hippy
     
  8. hippy

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  9. Daremo

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    Cat. 3 is the mid level of the US amateur system, with 1 being the best (basically sub-pro). 1 used to be the Olympic level before they allowed pros in .......

    3's usually ride with the 1/2's, but sometimes they will do a 3/4 race. 3's usually have around 25-40 mile crits, and 60-100 mile road races. Speeds average about 26-28 mph for the crits and around 25 for the road races. If it is a 1/2/3 race, it will be a tick faster.

    I used to race at least once a week, and sometimes twice. Usually crits since that is what they have the most around here. But I did whatever road races were on the schedule as well. Since I have been out of the sport for quite a while, I have only done one crit. just to see where my fitness level was (way behind what it used to be I found out .........).

    The paint job on the Colnago was awesome, so I didn't see a need to get it all scratched up by risking an accident on it when I had other bikes to race. That is not to say that I didn't race it, just not every week. And besides, the Edge's were lighter, and had faster steering, which was perfect for crit racing.

    The ride on a quality steel bike is smooth, stiff without being overbearing, "springy," and overall just "right" for me. Until you do a couple hundred miles on each material, it is hard to explain.

    It was never hard for me to justify prices as long as I had room on one of my seven credit cards at the time. Big mistake on my part, I have learned to be much more frugal in my purchases (somewhat) now that my credit is ruined ...... ugh. And also only have one card now.
     
  10. hippy

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    >Daremo
    >3's usually have around 25-40 mile crits, and 60-100 mile road races.

    Sounds equivalent to B or C grade here except our crits are run on a time, not a distance, e.g. A/B grades 1hr, C/D grades 45min.

    >Speeds average about 26-28 mph for the crits and around 25 for the road >races. If it is a 1/2/3 race, it will be a tick faster.

    45kph.. I _think_ that's quite a bit faster than the C grade I'm in. We
    would be around the low to mid 30kph mark I think?

    >I used to race at least once a week, and sometimes twice.

    We can only do that during summer crit/track season. Winter road races are
    longer and less frequent.

    >Usually crits since that is what they have the most around here.

    Same here - long road races are much harder to organise and require permits for road closures and corner marshalls at intersections, etc..

    >It was never hard for me to justify prices as long as I had room on one of >my seven credit cards at the time. Big mistake on my part, I have learned

    hehe... I'm pretty good at holding onto my money.. guess that's why I don't
    have any boutique frames in my house... yet :)

    hippy
     
  11. TechJD

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    45kph = aprox 28 mph

    30kph = 18.5 mph

    that is if kph is kilmeters per hour
    if not please disreguard :)
     
  12. TheDL

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    Well here she is! Took her out for her first spin last night after picking her up at my LBS!

    1988 Centurion Master: Ironman
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    Cost:
    Tange #1 steel frame and fork, Nitto stem and bars, Shimano 600 hubs, brakes,headset, and 7spd cassette, Mavic rims, Conti/Hutch tires (don't match): $150
    Ultegra Fr. & Rr. Derailluers: $32 and $45
    Truvativ Elita Triple ISIS crank: $75
    FSA Platinum Pro ISIS BB: $55
    Shimano PD-R540 Pedals: $55
    SRAM Chain: $16
    Ritchey WCS Road seatpost: $25
    Selle Bassano saddle: $10
    New shifter cables: $10

    Total bike: $473.00

    Having a bike you researched, designed, and assembled yourself: priceless

    For everything else...there was my Alaska air miles Visa Card :D
     
  13. vwsmity

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    GT Zaskar Frame with XTR components, carbon fiber everything - $3400
    (worked at a shop when purchased, paid about 1700 :D
     
  14. HandyAndy

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    2004 Colnago C40 HP with 04 campy record and cosmic carbones £3600
    2004 Colnago Mix with 10sp dura ace and ksyrium sl £2300

    Had my c40 for 4 weeks then got hit by a car, still waiting for the insurance to pay out and to get the frame repaired.In the meantime ordered a mix and should have it within a month.I know this is total overkill but its a once off thing and I might sell one of them later on.
     
  15. izzodesh

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    what would u guys say is th ebest bike for under 1k?
     
  16. cydewaze

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    The one that fits you the best!
     
  17. BassDave

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    Royce Union "Rock Hopper" Mountain bike [though I'd never actually used it for what it's name says] - Bought at a garage sale - $80

    TREK 7100 with upgrade to Rapid Fire shifters - $330 [just purchased on 7/25/04] :)

    Wife has a Schwinn Suburban from Walmart - $130
     
  18. TechJD

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    commericals lol
    nice bike
    just wonderin how much does it weigh ?


    mimiruns
    so whats the word
    is bike a goner or what ?
     
  19. TheDL

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    I know...can you believe I don't have a bathroom scale at my house?
    I need to find a weigh :rolleyes:
     
  20. TechJD

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    lol I dont either
    have to find some place to weigh mine too
     
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