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Limar Ultralight Pro 104 Helmet - $109 (inc post)
Running Grand Total = $2953.05
Last year I spent $1,900, most of which went on a new bike. This year I'm hoping to keep the spending down. Spending so far:
Pro Gold Chain Lube 16oz 35
Marathon Plus x2 71
Durano Plus x2 80
Brooks B17 70
Brooks Proofide 11
GBP 10 discount -14
OK... so I started out in October last year with a '05ish Giant Yukon MTB which I paid $100 for... put some slicks on it for ~$50 - total $150... cheap hobby/sport I thought to myself... happy days.
...however I was bitten
Avanti Cadent - $1899
Pedals - $75
Shoes, Helmet, Knicks - $0
Tubeless conversion (Fusion 3's) - $170
Selle Italia Turbomatic saddle - $120
Edge 500 (Prem HRM + Cad) - $329
Strava Premium - $49
Floor pump - $49
Frame pump - $49
Bibs & jersey - $139
dhb sunnies - $39
Lights - $59
Bupa challenge tour entry fee - $110
BikeSA Grand Slam entry fee - $180
Total - $3267
I think I'm nearly done for a while... however will be looking at a new wheelset within 6 months or so I'd say (I'm 105Kg's and the new bike has shimano R501's)
'12 Avanti Cadent 1.0 (Roadie)
'13 Specialized Secteur Disc (Commuter)
'04 Giant Yukon (MTB)
+ Northwave SBS Evolution road shoes + 2x Tacx Tao Ultralight bidon cages + 2x bidons = $256.80
Running Grand Total = $3209.85
The spendathon continues! Computer and gloves next.
Previous Running Grand Total = $3209.85
Scicon Soft 350 Saddle Bag Black 350 cc - $17.00
Gore Bike Wear Retro Tech Short Finger Cycling Glove 2012 White/Black Medium - $33.98
Cateye Strada Double Wireless Cycle Computer White - $90.66
Topeak Mini 9 Pro 9 Function Multi Tool Gold - $23.10
Science in Sport PSP22 Energy Drink Mix 500g Blackcurrant - $11.56
Science in Sport PSP22 Energy Drink Mix 500g Original - $11.56
Vittoria Road Inner Tube Pack Of 5 Presta 42mm 700x19-23 - $25.45
Goods Total - $213.32
Carriage - $6.78
Running Grand Total = $3429.95
Previous total = $3429.95
Selle San Marco Regal-E Carbon FX Saddle with Carbon-Waist Rails - $192.66
Vittoria Road Inner Tube Pack Of 5 - $25.45
dhb Corefit Long Sleeve Round Neck Base Layer (Black/Grey Large) - $17.39
dhb Corefit Long Sleeve Round Neck Base Layer (Black/Red Large) - $17.39
dhb Pace SuperRoubaix Windproof Padded Bib Tight (Black Large) - $93.11
Gore Bike Wear Undergloves (Black Medium (7)) - $16.81
BBB HardWear Shoe Covers (Black EU 41/42) - $33.59
Dakine Ladies Session 6.5+2 Litre Hydration Rucksack (Charcoal 6.5+2 Litre) - $48.03
Airace Infinity Turbo Steel Track Pump (Silver) - $48.60
Running Grand Total = $3922.98
Does buying a bike and accessories for somebody else count?
One of the best things about bicycle commuting is that it can mitigate the displeasure of having to go to work. - BikeSnobNYC
Cycling is sometimes like bobbing for apples in a bucket full of dicks. - SydGuy
Topeak aero saddle bag (that rubs against my knicks and puts holes in them) $36.00
New set of Brass nipples : $8.00
Park Tool Spoke meter : $75
Box of Power Bars : $36.00
5x Power chews : $9.60
Bike - hmmmm
First aid kit/bandaids/disinfectant
Geez I'm glad I don't look at my MC bills
I really should take up cycling!
And I thought this was going to be a cheap sport.
1 I decided in mid Feb to buy my first bike in 30 years (just to get fit) - flat bar hybrid - budget around $5-600.
2 As I had been a time triallist in my youth I decided I didn't like flat bar bikes, so decided on a road bike - upped my budget to $1000.
3 My research indicated that as I had a bad back (old rock climbing injury) I would get a more comfortable ride with a carbon frame - budget went up to $2000.
4 None of the bikes in this price range had wheels suitable for a 110kg rider - allow another $500 or so for Velocity Fusion wheels.
So - the amount I've now spent so far??
Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5 105 (2011) $2000
Velocity Fusion wheels (after trade for Shimano RS20's) $290
Then we decided that my partner needed a bike to do some weekend bikepath riding with me - so:
Giant Cross City 3 (2011) $450
Then I decided that the Synapse wouldn't be any good on bikepaths (I had after all bought it for serious fitness riding!) - so I needed a second bike:
Cannondale Quick 3 (2011) $720
Total so far $3460
And I haven't even started on all the associated gear yet - that comes in the next two weeks
And I'm already planning my first upgrade to the Synapse - an Ultegra Di2 system...... where will it all end
Ahhh, played rugby for years a new pair of boots every couple of years and a mouth guard a bit of membership and everything was supplied.
So far this year
Garmin edge 500 $300
Sunglasses photochromic $70
Assorted bike clothes $240
Tyres gator skin and tubes $65
New chain and service $90
But I can walk the next day and not be sore for a week after a ride like my latter footy days
Old Total $764.60
Pro-Lite Braccianos $445
Ultegra Cassette/GP4000s tyres from Ribble $156.58
Safe Cycling Aus Jersey $83.38
New Total: $1449.56
KM's this year so far: 1,703 $/km=$0.85
I reckon it costs about the same $/km to run my car gotta stop spending, and start riding more, I think...
Forgot the sunnies...
JetBlack X-Force $29.95
New Total $1,479.51
Light&Motion Urban 500 : $175
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