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Compare rebuild costs ???

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by gbb, 10 Dec 2007.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Just for fun then....

    1980s 531 Raleigh frame has just gone for powder coating...most of the rest is binned (metaphorically). The old Suntour mechs, cranks, centrepull brakes etc just a bit too old....
    Ive been buying bits everywhere, ebay, carboot etc....so how much does it cost

    Raleigh Clubman (carboot) £25

    Bits salvaged include...and theres not much :sad:
    New IG51 chain
    Stem
    Seatpost (grudgingly)

    Bits brought so far..
    Powder coat FOC hopefully...contacts are useful :tongue:
    Near new Tiagra crankset (ebay) £32 Includes BB
    Near new Sora rear mech (ebay) £9
    New Sora front mech (ebay) £6
    New Foskar saddle £10
    Near new Sora shifters (carboot) £1.....yes..£1 The bargain of a lifetime :ohmy:
    New Tiagra wheelset (Fatbirds) £58
    Near new 8 speed cassette (ebay)£6

    Bits still needed...
    All brake, gear cables and sleeves
    Band on cable/shifter stop
    Handlebars
    Mudguards
    Handlebar tape....and some 531 transfers hopefully


    So, ive spent £147 so far :tongue:..potentially £200 if i'd had to pay for the powdercoat...maybe another £30 or £40 for the bits yet to get...

    Bl00dy ell....£250 for a rebuild :ohmy:
    On the plus side most of it will be like new :ohmy:
    And of course....enormous satisfaction (hopefully)


    Whats your story ??? Horrors, headaches or happiness
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Good prices those - especially considering what you got !
     
  3. OP
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    gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I know....whats surprised me is how its all totted up, even getting the bargains .
    Spose i could have cut corners...but it wouldnt be the same then.

    Never mind, having a project has its own value ;)
     
  4. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    Sounds like money well spent to me! Nice one, and we do expect pics when you've finished of course.
     
  5. OP
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    gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Ok, so the final(ish) costs
    Frame and forks £25
    Shotblasting £10
    Powdercoating FOC
    Near new Tiagra crankset (ebay) £32 Includes BB
    Near new Sora rear mech (ebay) £9
    New Sora front mech (ebay) £6
    New Foskar saddle £10
    Near new Sora shifters (carboot) £1.....yes..£1 The bargain of a lifetime :sad:
    New Tiagra wheelset (Fatbirds) £58
    Near new 8 speed cassette (ebay)£6
    Cables etc (LBS etc) £10 ish
    Bartape etc (LBS) £15
    Brake calipers (ebay) £15
    Tyres / tubes (new spares from my Bianchi) FOC
    Pedals (carboot sale) £1
    Transfers etc (ebay) £7
    1 inch x 1.1/8 quill (LBS) £7
    Handlebars/stem (carboot sale) £1


    £213...add a few quid i may have missed somewhere.....

    £220 say...spent over 6 months.
    A good deal of entertainment, searching ebay, sorting things etc.
    A good deal of time spent assembling etc, solving the little problems.
    A good deal of pride in the finished thing.

    £220 quid...yes, there are a couple of things i'm not entirely happy with, but its been great fun and very educating..

    But beware...if you brought all the bits in the traditional way..ie there were no internet, donor parts, and carboot sales.....forget it. Its just not practical or affordable.