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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)
'14 Avanti Corsa SL Team (Roadie)
'13 Specialized Secteur Disc (Commuter)
'04 Giant Yukon (MTB)
'12 Avanti Cadent 1 - R.I.P.
+ 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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