I had a crash last wk...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 27 Apr 2008.

  1. NONE

    1 vote(s)
  2. UNDER £500

    1 vote(s)
  3. £500 - £1000

    1 vote(s)
  4. Over £1000

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  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Which took out my left STI lever :biggrin:

    Anyway, was wondering how much you've spent on your 'mount' since acquiring it :ohmy:
  2. Twice what I paid for it - but it was a restoration project.
  3. On one of my old bikes I got upto £639.59:ohmy: but I was young at the time and had (then) lots of cash. Then when I got it the way I liked two weeks later it was stolen.:biggrin:
  4. where is the OVER £500 in the poll??????
  5. I spent four or five hundred quid at Longstaff's in Stoke for Mr Longstaff himself to respray my old Galaxy and supply me with lots of shiny new XT kit a few years back. That's quite a lot more than the bike was (and is) worth, but it was worth it to me!
    That's the exception for me though. I prefer to find bits in skips and recycle them onto my bikes, or buy secondhand and use what bits I have knocking about.
  6. I have a plan to do this one day - my Galaxy has the chrome forks and they are tarnished somewhat, so a new coat of green all over with new decals would be lovely. Just the cost is putting me off...
  7. OP

    yenrod Guest

    Thanks for the add. of the Q - whomever ! :biggrin:
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    since original purchase, my carrera has had a full tiagra groupset, new wheels, saddle, seatpost, pedals, carbon forks plus all the usual consumables. has only the frame and bars left unchanged.

    cost of bike: £250

    cost of extras: prefer not to think about it!

  9. Arrrrr go on tell us:biggrin:
  10. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    I've spent very little on the bike itself, new saddle, bar stem and smooth tyres. I do have more then the bike is worth of motorbike security with it though.
  11. And thank you for adding the £500 to £1000 to the poll
  12. OP

    yenrod Guest

    >cost of extras: prefer not to think about it!

    Similiar vibe here - shoes, pedals, new shifters, c.set, s.post...wheels (warranty issue though)..
  13. Including a Lightspin dynamo, Bush + Muller stoplights front and back and a new Brooks saddle, plus all the aforementioned XT kit and a brief flirtation with different models of dynamo, I must have spant around £700 on my Galaxy, including the purchase price. What could I have bought if I'd just gone out and spent, say, £750 on a tourer?
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    off the top of my head (rough figures):

    upgrade to full tiagra 9 speed groupset: about £220

    new wheels: £65

    pedals: £30

    saddle: £25

    seatpost: £20

    about £45 in tyres, £70 in lbs re-cabling (which i now do myself), £20 in bar tape and god knows what on blocks.

    so more than the bike is worth, but actually not too bad as similarly equipped alu framed bikes don't cost much less than this, so you could say i've bought it in installments.
  15. Consumables don't count, unless they're actual upgrades (ie, if you wear a tyre out and replace it with a similar one, that doesn't count, but if you remove a cheap tyre before it's worn out in order to replace it with a better one, it does).
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