How much have you spent on your bike?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by walker, 2 Apr 2008.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I don't mean the bike itself, I'm talking upgrades etc.

    I was thinking about this today and it occured to me that I've spent nearly half the price of my commuter on upgrades for it (it was never my commuter, it just got down graded from the race bike)

    bike one:
    New Stem £40
    Bottle cages: £20
    Wheels: £260
    Pedals: £30
    HRM Spares: £25

    Bike two:
    Stem: £105
    HRM: £300
    Cranks: £100
    Pedals: £100

    I can see now why I'm skint
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    I'm trying to spend as little on my back-up commuter as possible. Bought the whole bike (steel frame) for £25.00 and have since added:-

    Bull bars and TT levers £40.00
    New brake cables and sleeves £5.00
    Pedals (still sourcing)
    Saddle (had one already at nil cost)
    Bottle cage £7.00
    Front mech (still sourcing)

    Would be nice to come in under £100 the lot.

    The road bike tho' that's another matter. Haven't started on it yet, but probably a new saddle, wheels and pedals in due course. They will definitely not be under £100.
  3. rikki

    rikki Veteran

    Too much is not nearly enough:biggrin:
  4. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    New wheels, new groupset, new saddle, new seatpost, new bars and stem, new headset.

    Quite frankly, I'd rather not think about it!
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Mudguards £20
    New Saddle £50
    Bike Computer £15
    New Tyres £30
    Fiz:ik ICS bag £11
    Magnum Lock £35
    Blackburn Quadrant/Mars Set: £20
    Torch 9x Rear Light £7
    Smart Superflash Rear light £11
    Clipless Pedals and Shoes £50

    Eyeing up some Pro-Race tyres for the Summer, and I'm sure a new set of wheels will make me much faster... :biggrin:
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I think rikki, has it about right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush


    You obviously don't do a job that requires any knowledge of finance,mate:evil::biggrin:
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Hmm too much....

    Best bike has had 4 sets of wheels over the years - three of the sets still great, but two of them are tub only so now retired... things like stems, saddle, pedals etc.

    Training bike - fair few replacement parts, 2 x frames (both accident damaged) three sets of wheels (old sets deceased), pedals (fair few).

    Commuting MTB - re-spray, new head set / BB / chain / sprockets / tyres / anti theft QR skewers / bottle cages / commuting tyres / mudguards / lights / good locks (all bar re-spray is since August last year) - god knows what I've spent, but having changed jobs from where I was spending £250 per month on fuel.....I think I've saved quite a bit.
  9. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    well...I always massage the figures if my wife asks. ;)
  10. OP

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent

    Your right,

    I work in accounts
  11. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Wilier - wheels, Campag Zondas= £265 + Selle Italia Flite gel flow saddle= £50
    Giant - RD Tiagra = £12.

    Giant -will be receiving a full Mirage Groupset sometime this year, once I have saved up the cash = £200(ish)
  12. I've written down my spending on the bikes for the last 3 years in the back of an old diary - the kind with the 'monthly accounts' section that I never use for monthly accounts... ;)

    I have 3 bikes - one about 30 years old, one 10 years old and one new last year. The oldest bike (cost £50) has had 4 times the purchase price spent on it in the 5 years I've owned it, the 10 year old bike has had new tyres and brakes in the 2 years I've owned it, and the newest has had... one new inner tube!

    (This doesn't count the expense on tools, lights and consumables like claening gear that apply to more than one of them).
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Which one?
  14. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    So far I've been quite good - mudguards and ligths got transferred from old bike, bottle cages got thrown in as a freebie, the computer was £5 instead of £25 as bought at the same time as the bike... Only thing that got properly upgraded was the fork (££99 CRC sale)...Still have the itch for new wheels and disc brakes though, but I know it's not really worth it, so I'm managing to hold back so far! :blush: Oh, and I got some alternative tyres (£30), but that is not really an upgrade...
  15. simonali

    simonali Veteran

    Bought my bike in Jan; cost £550. Spent on it so far:

    Carbon forks £75
    Lights £200
    Saddle £55
    Bars £15
    Stem £20
    Pedals £55
    Bottle cage £6

    Planned for near future

    XT shifters £50ish
    9 speed chain £??
    9 speed cassette £??
    and possibly some 700C wheels for longer road rides.

    I've also bought some new shoes that I wouldn't have bought had I not got the bike (£115)!!
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