2013 money pits?

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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:32 pm

Added some more stuff:

Full finger CAPO gloves for those cold mornings - lovely
A pair of CAPO socks - great quality and really comfortable.

Foam roller - fast becoming the most useful thing I've purchased all year.

Also got some GU brew tabs to mix with water. Found out quickly to be careful when opening the valve on the bottle. ;) quite pressurised! :lol:
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby lobstermash » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:58 am

The cost of upgrading from my old steel roadie commuter:
Reid Falco Elite - $760
Aksium wheelset - $200
Clipless pedals and road shoes - $90
Reid Griffon (for riding with kids) - $170
4 Maxxis Re-fuse for commuting - $80
New helmet - $30
Chain cleaner and lube - $20
3 spare tubes - $10

That's $1360 for me. Plus got the mrs a new 29er, helmet and slicks for path riding. I can't count that though, because the cost of keeping her happy is priceless...
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:46 am

doggatas wrote: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!


I think I've for more of a problem than you do champ.

Waitin on a set of zipp firecrest 2013 808 and 2013 zipp super 9 clincher from USA.
I think it was close to $4000 from memory.

And this was after buying a Reynolds strike carbon 66 front and FFWD DISC rear clincher
that I wast satisfied with.
As well as a Merida MTB & KTM Dual suspension

2013 I think I'm around the 15,000 mark. =(
I hope it stops, but looking to buy a carbon aero bar set for the TT bike.
I might start siting down and calculate since I've read this thread


Also to save myself a bit I'll be posting the FFWD clincher disc and the Reynolds carbon 66mm wheels for sale once the zipps arrive.
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:54 pm

Shimano SPD-SL PD-6700-C - $239 and in my hands now.
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby LugNut » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:06 pm

Registration: $700
Servicing: $500
A years worth of Petrol: $3500
Depreciation: $1000
Not having to sit in traffic all day: Priceless

Against that, I'm happy to spend whatever the hell I want :lol:
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby Carrots » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:48 pm

Di2 7970 Upgrade to Defy
2013 Giant Propel SL0
New lights
Replacement bibs
Oakley Radar XL
Kask Mojito
DA 9000 C50 Clinchers
Garmin 800
PLenty more which I choose to forget...

Price.... Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies!
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:52 pm

Eyeing off that new 11 speed Ultegra Di2..... This can't end well :P
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby nezumi » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:53 pm

2014 Merida CycloCross 4 - $1,410
Lezyne Power Drive front light - $92 (Should have shopped around rather than bought with bike, $74 at Cell. D'oh!)
Abus Mini - $59
Tioga braided cable (for front wheel) - $19
Lazer Helmet - around $140
Shimano M530 pedals - $32
SKS Longboards - $47.50
Camelback Reservoir - $46
99 Bikes Bib-knicks - $65
Topeak Super Tourist rack - $55
Topeak MTX EXP rack bag - $95

Still to buy:
Tyres (Schwalbe Marathons? Conti Touring? Vittoria Randonneur?)
Tubes
Spare Wheels w/ slicks
Rear light
Top bag with phone access
Bar extender (no real-estate on the CX bike with interrupter levers)

He's Dreamin:
Mechanic's kit
Workshop stand
Carbon Road Bike
29er hardtail
2014 Merida Cyclo Cross 4

I am a Merida Ambassador - ask me why I love them enough to volunteer for this! :)
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby Wakatuki » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:26 pm

Ok, don't know if I should start this, here goes:

2x2012 Charge Cooker Hi's = $1700
Garmin Edge 800 $239.50
Garmin Edge 500 bundle $210 (Purchased from BNA user Second hand)
2x Continental CX tyres for the 29er.$100 (including tubes)
Shimano XT brakes and Ice rotors for my Charge Cooker $520
Clothing for us both $800 (easy!)
2nd Hand pair MTB shoes Pam $35ebay
Road shoes Pam $75
Road shoes Me $99 + $79
Shimano 105 Pedals $45
Knog frog rear lights x2 $25
Camelbak x2 =$100
2x GP4000s+5 tubes $107
Giant TCRW $2000 (Pams) reduced from $3500
Wardrobe for all shoes and clothes $199
4x bike stands = $160
3 bike fits $300
Raleigh rebuild $100 (Cheers ldrcycles)
Lube,Grease etc $50

On going, soon to happen.
Specilized Toupe Gel Saddle (on Loan, $120)
Helmet for Pam ($150 ish) decisions, decisions.
2x bottles and cages to match TCR

Wish list,
Bike carrier for the car
Lezyne Micro drive front light $50
New helmet for me
Wheels for me.... (road)
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby moosterbounce » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:54 pm

I've spent 8 weeks on crutches per surgery, 6 weeks of very limited trainer riding post surgery, mainly swim training prior to may. I've done less than 500km total across all 3 bikes this year so far.

In cycling terms, I'm pathetic this year.

Yet I've still managed to spend around $6k on a new frame and some odds and sods!! I'm scheduling in the new frame for next week to be built which will add more $ but bring a big smile to my face :D
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby slau73 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:27 am

Sorry people, I have a problem with retaining short-term memory. Sometimes things happen and I just forget immediately ... I don't recall buying any bike-related items at all this year ;-)
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:39 am

I've just purchased a pair of stands. Leaning bikes against walls is not a good idea.

About $70 for the pair of them. And apart from that, about $190 for a Giant Contact SLR 90mm carbon stem.
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby Duck! » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Try running a HPV team....

New body shell - $2000 (saved $800 partially by knowing the builder and by helping with the build)
Repairs to body shell after races - $200
Scorcher tyres x 30 - $900
New rims x 4 - $120
Blow-mould winscreens x 4 (AT) $75 - $300
PETG plastic sheet for windows - $100 (but I can get about six sets of windows out of it :) )
Then there's the race entry fees - $1900 for six races.

There's $5520!
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby geoffs » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:57 pm

Try buying 2 Passoni's
The cheap one was $31,000
The Nero XL with Oz racing wheels was $36,000
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby melbnut » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 pm

WT? was the build on the passoni? Given the limited edition frames are under $15k you have a very expensive build kit
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:12 pm

geoffs wrote:Try buying 2 Passoni's
The cheap one was $31,000
The Nero XL with Oz racing wheels was $36,000


Wow - that's a heck of a lot of money! :shock: :o

I'm speechless! :lol:

Now I don't feel so bad about possibly spending $300 on some new brake calipers:

http://caw-designs.com/?page_id=715
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby geoffs » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:48 am

Nero XL has the following:
Dura ace 11sp Di2 with sprint shifters
Rotor cranks with SRM
Oz Racing wheels
3T LTD Hbar
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby T3z » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:12 pm

add it to the pit, Just splurged on a Madone 7 series
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby cancan64 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:16 pm

I am not counting....just started cycling so purchased new bike plus add ons, clothes, Winter clothes...more add ons...better winter clothes as the weather got below zero...more add ons....just got another bike and waiting on deliveries.....but the biggest expense is all the stuff the wife has purchased in response to my spending....
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:06 am

T3z wrote:add it to the pit, Just splurged on a Madone 7 series


Drool worthy. :)

I got a Liquid Image Ego HD camera to go on the bike sometimes. It took a while to fit the camera to the bike - but it is on there now, hanging upside down from the stem with velcro straps designed for fitting it to a helmet. I imagine I'll have to flip the video in Premiere, but that's easy to do. I don't have a micro SDHC 32gb card for it yet.

I was in Jet Cycles yesterday... Very much liking that red Specialized Shiv on display there, with those carbon wheels. 8) I had a feeling of, if you need to ask what it costs, you can't afford it and don't need it.
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby zozza » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:09 pm

1 packet Aldi chicken nuggets 500g-------------$2-99

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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:31 pm

zozza wrote:1 packet Aldi chicken nuggets 500g-------------$2-99

:mrgreen:


I won't list my Friday arvo purchases, though you and Spiz know about them. :lol: Somehow despite those, I managed to drag myself along to Prestons Saturday morning. ;)

Anyhow - my latest purchases:

2 of Deda Traforato (Perforated) Bar Tape (Black)
1 of Park Tools CM5.2 Cyclone Chain Cleaner (Blue)
1 of K-Edge Go Big GoPro Handlebar Mount (Pro Version) (Black)

And from local:

1 SPD SL yellow cleats
2 SIDI replacement heels

Tried using the camera on the bike for the first time this afternoon - hence the K-edge thing above. Velcro straps don't hold the camera secure - every join in the concrete just shakes the camera like hell. :roll:
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:18 pm

Purchased a pack of 5 Jerseybins from the Strava shop, along with a Small size Castelli Strava jersey (the 2013 one).

That should get some riders in the local area all steamed up. :lol:

I seem to be getting thinner and thinner now - some of my other jerseys no longer fit. It's a nice problem to have. :lol:
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby Bentnose » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:27 pm

I lose count but I had one of my bigger years, about $4K+.

-New cross bike $2300
-New suspension forks $350
-Probably spent about $230 on tyres and tubes
- New XT drivetrain on MTB, whatever they cost, plus new rear wheel bearings and all of the tools to do this and tyre sealant
- New seat, cassette, chain, rear derailler on cross bike
- New handlebar, tape, pedals, chain, small chainring and headset on roadbike
- New lights for handlebar and helmet
- I'm sure there was other stuff, I lose track, oh a Garmin 500 and speed cadence sensor and some clothing and cycling prescription glasses

Only did about 3,000km this year so per km it was quite pricey.
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Re: 2013 money pits?

Postby g-boaf » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:39 am

Eek! I discovered the Strava jerseybins are only just big enough to fit iPhone5 and not much else - and what was labelled XS size jersey on the Strava shop is indeed Castelli XS size (usually XS in USA means S elsewhere)! :shock:

Just as well I'm thinner than I used to be. 8) It looks like it will fit me perfectly - and it looks pretty damn nice too. :)
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