From another tread I posted about cycling for environmental reasons here https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/d...viromental-reasons.244035/page-4#post-5487408 It came to light that some people will use cycling in it's cheapest form and others will go all out to try and spend as much as possible and then everywhere in between. I am at the cheaper end , I always try and get the best deal on cheap but good quality parts/equipment and recycle any old bits I can and tend to run every last drop out of everything whilst keeping it reliable ( I tend to do this with my old banger cars as well !) I have no interest in competitive cycling and treat it as a mode of transport that I enjoy. I would say that I spend less than £100 a year on my bikes and equipment and that includes the original cost of my normal commuter which was £250 as it was last years model at the time ( one of only two bikes I have brought new). What sort of amount do you spend ?