New Rider Extra's

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New Rider Extra's

Postby gururug » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:48 am

I thought it might be interesting to list the total cost of extra expenses I have spent in addition to my new bike to give new riders a heads up on the additional costs that are involved getting into the sport.

Here is a list of what I acquired, sure, you can do wothout some / most of it though i'd be surprised if most roadies did not own these accessories and equipment.


Here goes;

Shoes 180
Gloves 25
Frame Pump 70
Big Pump 50
Bidon 10
Computer 100
Tail Light 70
Front Light 40
HRM 50
Two Knicks 150
Jersey 50
MultiTool 80
Repair+Levers 12
Spare Tube 12
Cleaning Eq 40

Total 939

So you can see, the extras can add up, its a bit shocking actually.


If I add a helmet and shorter crankset / stem to that I will be up around the total cost of my bike ($1799).


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Postby beauyboy » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:01 pm

OMGosh you bought out the shop.
Here is my total accessery list so far after riding for over two years.
New Helmat (had accuident) 50
Lights (head and Tail) 50
Bottle Cage, 10
Big Pump,30

Total 140
only the first two are essential so 100

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Postby europa » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:19 pm

I think gururug should be banned from this forum - wives might be reading this :shock:

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no, I am NOT going to admit to my list, not even to myself :roll:
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Postby sogood » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:25 pm

Tail light being more expensive than the front light?!? :shock:
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Postby MJF » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:29 pm

sogood wrote:Tail light being more expensive than the front light?!? :shock:


Personally, I'd rather safe(r) from being hit up the rear. If limited by the front light, you can always ride slower...
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Postby gururug » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:37 pm

Yeah, I use an Energiser Headlamp ($30) from Wollworths for my front light, I can adjust the angle (wobbles a little) and it can be set to red and white, don;t know how water proof it is but.
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Postby europa » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:38 pm

Nah, you need good headlights, that way you can identify what it is you've just run into :D

Lighting is a real fun issue. For normal roads, with street lights, you only need to be seen. BUT, get onto a completely blacked out road, like I had to commute on in the nineties, and a generator and halogen lighting is WONDERFUL :D.

The Mongoose Randonneur with their generator in the front hub have this part of the equation right. You may never need that amount of lighting, but the first time you do, you really DO :shock:

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Postby cludence » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:41 pm

Only thing I have bought was a headlight, helmet shoes and computer.

Tail light - free
Bottlecage - free
rack for back - free
pump - free
tools - free

I have even managed to fit my sisters bike out with free computer and lights etc. People throw their old bikes out and leave these bits on them. Sometimes I am even lucky when I score the tool bag as well.
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Postby moosterbounce » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:47 pm

Some bikes don't come with pedals so you can add another couple of hundred for these.

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:06 pm

The other way to get a good deal is when you purchase a bike from a shop. Usually, if you are paying the standard price for the bike, you can get some accessories thrown in or at least get a decent mark down off the retail price. It never hurts to ask.
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Re: New Rider Extra's

Postby heavymetal » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:40 pm

gururug wrote:So you can see, the extras can add up, its a bit shocking actually.


Try being a tourer :D

Tubus Front Rack
Touring rear rack
4 Orltieb panniers
Ortlieb Handlebar bag
Tri Bag
BOB trailer
Toilet for the BOB trailer :D
Aero bars
speedo
Rechargeable lights
New cranks and chain rings
Touring tyres
Thorn resistant tubes
Friction Shifters
Mods for handlebar bag under aero bars
Air Zound Air horn
Oversized water cages
Water hydro pack
Road Morph pump
Streamers :D (Free)
Various tools for overhauling the bike whilst on tour
Spare spokes
Touring sandals
cleats
Touring Pedals (double sided)
Wet weather gear

and then add all of the camping equipment.

I didn't list the prices in case the minister for finance reads this :shock:
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Postby gururug » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:52 pm

Now I don't feel so bad :D
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:01 pm

Lets not go overboard

- Bike
- Jersey, knicks (or variant), shoes, socks (optional)
- Safety: Helmet, gloves
- Two water bottles and cages
- Pump, spare tube, spare patches and glue, parktool multi tool or equivilant
- Credit card, house keys, cash
- Small quantity of food (optional)

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Postby Halfanewb » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:54 pm

Heres my list
bike 1700
Helmet 80
pedals 105
shoes 149
socks 22
gloves 45
knicks 75
Jersey 85
toolbag 17
pump 34
spare tube 9
drink cage 20
computer 59

total $2400

Expensive maybe, but still cheaper than a funeral!
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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:02 pm

The real cost of anything can be scary - the cost of raising a kid is astronomical - bikes are relatively cheap.
It's like all hobbies - their cost expands to fit your discretionary spending! :?
Let's all observe a minute's silence for 'discretionary spending' - and long may it remain 'discrete'. :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:34 pm

Cost benifit analysis

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