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What, no 2013 money pits? (so far as I can see). The one for last year was entertaining.
This year so far for me:
Giant TCR Advanced SL3 w/ Ultegra Di2 - $4600.
Conti GP4000s and lots of tubes - $150
Topeak PrepStand Pro - $349
Repair front wheel, new gear cable and energy bars - $60.
3T Integra stem for the Trek - $300.
Running total: $5459.
Now have two bikes, one with alloy wheels and the Giant with carbon wheels. No surprise that I like the Giant a lot.
I'll admit to buying 2 new tubes at $8 a pop the other day. Other than that I have spent no money on bikes this year, no siree, not me, nuh uh, nothing to see here, move along...
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
I hope I have no need to buy any more of those! I've gone through too many of them this year.
I'm now sticking with Conti GP4000s tyres and nothing else.
This cycling caper can get expensive!
2013 thus far - Cannondale CAAD10 - $1700, CycleOps magnetic kit $350, Giant Defy frameset for work bike $250, Tyres / tubes $200, Clothing $500, wheelset $300, misc $300....
Now I'd better just go out and ride!
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I refuse to participate in threads like this as the GLW may be watching...
If enough members want it up, I'll sticky this thread.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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i got sick of buying tubes at $5+ a pop so i bought a box of 50 bulk from a wholesaler, $2 a piece. maybe we should do a group buy? (though i still have 47 left )
I did a bulk buy of tubes too, although only 10, not 50. I think it turned out to be around $3 a tube.
I just had a look at my Wiggle order history and I've apparently spent more in 2013 than I realised. Garmin 500 and two BBs, winter tops and under layers, tyres, tubes and levers, and the latest was the Go-Pro mounts.
Then there's the GoPro Hero 3 Black and accessories (plus the cost of the return to the USA for replacement), two Jumbo 808s #16s and battery packs, the bar end road mirror, more cycle clothing.
Running total: $2,080.07
Hmmm... That's more than the bike is worth. And I don't think I can say to my partner that riding a bike is cheaper than going by PT anymore. Maybe I'll just switch it to - "That's the cost of fitness, darling".
This thread made me sit down and look at everything I have bought since Christmas and the list REALLY mounts up quickly.... I am sitting at around $3500 so far this year (on top of the $3000 I spent between June and December last year ), though fortunately there are 2 bikes in there...
Just say it is for safety, that is how I manage to get most of my purchases by the girlfriend with minimal protest
Averging around $300 a month on parts and clothing. So far this year around $1k.
Got a few friends that have been trying to pick up cycling for more than a year despite have bought nice bikes at the beginning. They spent next to nothing on anything else include clothing - hence they always have excuses not to ride, e.g. no cloth, no lights, no spare tubes..
I supply these friends with frame pumps, tubes, tyres, clothing, parts and even servicing their bikes... but these are good friends returning with nice wine and dinners.
Lucky wife agrees it is investment on friendship
chris king headset
es51 bottom bracket
manitou r7's (80mm vbrake)
about to buy a new seatpost, cluster, rear mech and shifters...
all mtb so far, roadbike seems to be all good...although i seemed to have munched the big ring, so maybe a new one of those.
2012 Cervelo s5 team Ultegra di2 - $6500
Bontrager leg warmers - 65
Bontrager arm warmers - 35
Bontrager booties - 50
Bontrager race gloves - 50
Tyres/tubes - 60
Cell bib shorts - 76
Cassette - 40
Chain - 40
Chainring - 40
Garmin edge 500 bundle - 200
Bont vaypors - 250
Mavic pro road shoes - 175
Tools - 60
Total = $7641
Just ignore the bike component and you're doing fine.
Holy heck! That's an impressive list.
OK, guilt got the better of me. Opening my account...
Club Membership $220
Team Estrogen (Kit for LOML) $260.16
Thule Bike Rack $324
NSW Police Games $30
Polar HRM strap $20
Ultegra Brakes, GP4000s tyres $191.91
Giant XTC 29er, Shoes, Pedals, Tyres, Tubes $1,000
Stuff Sold to offest XTC cost -$800
GoPro Bits $64.13
Loop the Lake Ride $50
GoPro Housing, Garmin Sensor x2, Brake Pads, Avid Bleed Kit $202.83
PDW Shiny Object $25.95
Geigerrig bladder $64
Bike Fit $99.95
XT Shifters, ders, chain, cassette $236.12
SLX Cranks $127.89
Puncture Repair Bulk Pack $22.46
Exposure Maxx-d Mk5, Tubes, Bar Tape $352.92
Sale of Ayups $-220
Exposure Mounts, Beacon, GP4000s $134.05
CO2 refills, bar tape, P.I. socks, RnR Blue $104.47
It does include a bit of stuff for my wife, as well as starting off in a new discipline (MTB), including bike. Does that make it more ok?!?
2011 Orbea Onix | Giant Defy Commuter | Giant XTC 29er
Hmm... I can't remember all of it.
Ex-demo S-Works Tarmac SL3/SRAM Red/Mavic R-Sys SL -$3900
XG1090 cassette - $250
KMC X10SL chain - $50ish?
4xConti GP4000s - $160
Foska London Pride jersey - $65
GBC (shop) jersey and cycling cap - $90
Foska Marmite jersey for my wife - $65
Bib nix - $80
Nix - $75
5 pack of tubes - $24
CO2 inflator - $28
Assorted crud - more tubes, energy, cleat covers, cleats blah blah - estimate $250
-$1200 for sale of 2010 Fondriest RP3
No prices cause there will be trouble
Giant TCR advanced 0
Planet X track bike
20 co2 bottles
2 maxis refuses
2 pairs of socks
2x carbon bidon cages
2x plastic bidon cages mongrel things broke hence the carbon ones.
2x vitoria singles
new tool holder bidon
Pro log scratch pro nack seat
Speedplay pedals x2
speedplay titanium axles
315 shimano shoes
speedplay carbon sole protectors
Think I will stop now this is getting scary but I do need some 50mm carbon clinchers:) .
Tcr advanced Sl 1 - $500 (insurance excess)
SRM 9000 - $3200
Rear Derailleur 9070 Di2 - $550
Front Derailleur 9070 Di2 - $330
9070 Di2 levers - $575
Di2 battery - $70
Di2 battery mount - $104
Di2 Junction box - $27
Di2 lever junction - $76
Di2 cables x 4 - $92
12-28 dura ace 11 speed cassette - $221
Dura Ace 9000 pedals - $224
S-works turbo pro 24c tyre x 2 - $180
Continental gp 4 season x 2 - $70
Winter gloves - $45
Sportful jersey x 2 - $160
Sportful bibs x 2 - $240
Giordana jersey x2 - $160
Giordana bibs x2 - $160
S-works road shoe -$425
FitZik Aliante S - $99 (for my inflexible ass)
To buy list
DA 9000 brakes
A good aluminium frame (tcr advanced or specialized allez e5 - cant buy in Aus yet)
Note: this is for surplus 9000 mechanical parts. Can't have shimano's top end mechanical group just sitting around in the shed. Haha
Too scared to total it. Plus I think there is more!! I have a problem!
Last edited by doggatas on Wed May 01, 2013 8:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Nah, don't think anyone wants that.
Very nice list. That will be one hell of a bike.
Too much bike for me. I had my eye on the SL0 but when I crashed my old bike there was 14 week wait for the sl 0 and given the price of the di2 bits was the difference between the sl1 and sl0 I got the sl1.
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