How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

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How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby itaa » 9 Dec 2017, 10:50pm

My daily driver is an old cheapo mtb and I was under the impression that riding a bike is totally free , Now that I look at my bike and see what I have done with it, it all adds up..
How much have you spent on your bike related stuff this year?

For me.
£23 New set of tyres
£17 Bike rack and 2 pannier bags
£16 Cold weather clothing garments
£23 a Nice front light+18650 batteries+charger + a nice rear light.
£3 new brake pads
£10 for small bits ( some reflective stickers/Bell/ oil /flashlight mount/bike pump)

Total £92 for just some mundane stuff I thought costs nothing.
I think I have used my bike maybe 100x this year,per usage cost..Not so free after all :D

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby thelawnet » 9 Dec 2017, 10:56pm

um:

new bike £387
new cassette £30 (ish)
new chain £20
nother new chain £20 (messed up the first one)
new light (cateye volt 800) £70
new brake disc + pads £15ish
frame bag thing £30 (?I don't remember exactly)
servicing (two bikes) about £60

more dosh on fixing stuff on wife/kids' bikes

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby hemo » 9 Dec 2017, 11:25pm

Well in the hundreds this year but I don't care or think about it, as it's a hobby and I get enjoyment out of my bikes.
You can't put a price on enjoyment :D
For me I don't just but a pair of replacement pads its usually 6 or 10 pairs on offer.
As far as I can think of to date.
Brake pads 10 prs.
Mtb shoes 2 pairs.
Noeprene over shoes 2 pairs.
1 x new base later top.
1 x mid layer top.
New shimano brake lever. bike fell over snapped one.
New tyres for 26" & 700c.
2 X ping bells.
2 x new rear lights.1 rck bag with drop down panniers.
1 pair QR panniers etc,etc,etc.
Air suspension pump.
Co2 tyre pump & mini morph pump.
Various new tubes.
The list goes on and on and on and on :roll:
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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby Brucey » 9 Dec 2017, 11:28pm

This last year my most-used bike broke a mudguard, got a replacement front tyre, and broke the rear axle (that was at least 60000 miles old, I think). The replacement parts came from my stash of bits, so the repairs cost me nothing but my time. It needs a new chain, which will cost £5, and brake block inserts which will cost about £2.

I bought a few cycling-related items such as clothing.

I also (ahem) spent a lot more money on other bikes I don't ride anywhere near as much as the first one, and probably never will.

....Go figure..... :wink:

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby drossall » 10 Dec 2017, 12:01am

I try not to count...

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gaz
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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby gaz » 10 Dec 2017, 12:21am

Rear light. £24

Cassette, chain, bottom bracket to replace worn out items. £35

Two chains (for the spares box). £15

Folding bike, carrying bag, spare tube, multi-tool, rack-top bag, saddle. £220

Saddlebag (spares box) £30

New tyre, replace worn out tyre. £14

Aldi banana coloured jacket. £10


Estimated costs of the bits I can remember, mostly pre-loved. There were probably more*. All worth every penny.

*Edit - There were more, about another £100 of assorted bits and pieces which I might get around to using some day.
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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby PH » 10 Dec 2017, 12:35am

It's not been a good year :? with a few unplanned costs:
Snapped handlebar in March required new bar, stem, forks, wheel truing, dynamo servicing, cost around £200, plus another £600 related to the injuries and lost income.
Cracked frame (On the same bike :roll:) has resulted in me spending around £1,400 replacing it and the bits that didn't fit.
Apart from that, 2 chains, I sprocket, I cassette, 3 tyres, pair gloves, pair shoes = about £150

This is probably more than I've spent in the last five years put together. Though even if I add in my other travel expense it's still less than I used to spend every year running a car :)

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby mercalia » 10 Dec 2017, 12:53am

just the lidl lights so thats about £15?

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby simonhill » 10 Dec 2017, 3:20am

I bought a new frame and had it built up with stuff from an inherited bike. I bought some new stuff for it eg handlebars, stem, rack, Brooks, etc to get it now I wanted . Cost about £700, hopefully minus £200 when I sell old frame.

On my touring bike I had new rim, chain, cassette, rear tyre, brake pads and bottom bracket. Probably about £150 - £200.

Bought a couple of tops for cycling in charity shop, about £6.

I don't regret any of it.

I cycle a lot in cheap Asian countries and I often have other non cycling tourists saying to me that travelling by bike must be very cheap. When an 800 km sleeper train ticket is about £15 and that would take me ten days with all food and accommodation costs, it doesn't compare. Even the general running costs of the bike probably exceed their total train and bus fares.

Not complaining, just agreeing it ain't as cheap as many think.

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby Mick F » 10 Dec 2017, 6:56am

Grief, I haven't really though about this. I've spent a lot this year, but probably won't spend much in 2018.
I keep records, so here's the list.
It comes to over £500. :shock:

SA 3sp hub £104.99
Gear shifter £26.99
Spokes £10.08
Pair of rims £29.50
Campag G Springs £6.99
Saddle Bag £35.54
Speedplay Cleats £35.14
Inner Tubes £15.47
Shimano Sandals £71.99
Brake Callipers £60.00
Tyres £19.95
Hub Dynamo £60.00
Front Light £37.71
Rear Light £13.69
XT Rear Mech and adjusters £57.29
Chain and new hat £43.27
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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Dec 2017, 7:16am

€2,49 front lamp bracket, nothing else
Cycled more than 2 000 km so far
Year is not over yet, mind
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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby tatanab » 10 Dec 2017, 7:30am

I was doing well this year; no big projects so I had spent about £300 on bits and pieces. Then, suddenly a week ago, I decided to change a pair of handlebars and build a pair of wheels -- drat, that's another £400 gone. Next year could be a bit more expensive since I am looking at a respray on a vintage machine plus some replacement parts.

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby Norman H » 10 Dec 2017, 8:15am

It's hard to say, or more correctly, I can't put an exact figure on it because I'm in denial.

Actually I buy very little new or at new prices. Over the years I've attended a good many cycle jumbles and that, together with bargains on the internet and the odd purchase from other forum members, means that I've probably got more stock than the average cycle shop, and more than enough for any new builds and to keep the current fleet rolling. I get pleasure from riding my bikes and I get pleasure from tinkering with them . The fact that I achieve this at bargain prices gives me even more pleasure.

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby Phileas » 10 Dec 2017, 8:31am

Until a few weeks ago probably only a couple of tyres and a pair of disc brake pads. Oh, and I might have spent £30 on two chainrings, the first of which was the wrong size. :oops:

Then I had to replace a bottom bracket.

I bought a cheap (£39) unpainted frame from SJSCycles which I've now decided not to use and last week I ordered £400 worth of stuff to rebuild my commuting bike on a new frame.

So not a typical spending profile for me.

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Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

Postby foxyrider » 10 Dec 2017, 8:52am

It's been a cheap year for me

Full bike service including wheel rebuild, new chain and cassette £150

New chain for other daily ride £25

Workstand £23

R&K mount £14

BB cups £14

Front mech £17

That's for a bit over 5000km this year - pretty low for me.

However bike one needs some work to sort collapsed freehub, bike two will need new brake blocks and tyres very soon and the jacket that was damaged a fortnight ago needs replacing.
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