How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

itaa
itaa Posts: 61
edited July 2018 in MTB general
My daily driver is an old cheapo mtb and I was under the impression that riding a bike is totally free , Now that I look at my bike and see what I have done with it, it all adds up..
How much have you spent on your bike related stuff this year?

For me.
£23 New set of tyres
£17 Bike rack and 2 pannier bags
£16 Cold weather clothing garments
£23 a Nice front light+18650 batteries+charger + a nice rear light.
£3 new brake pads
£10 for small bits ( some reflective stickers/Bell/ oil /flashlight mount/bike pump)

Total £92 for just some mundane stuff I thought costs nothing.
I think I have used my bike maybe 100x this year,per usage cost..Not so free after all :D
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  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    Not counting, but a hell of a lot more than that.

    Plus a new bike.
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    This year....
    A new to me bike plus the bits to get it trail worthy
    A new to me bike frame for my new trail bike
    A pair of new to me wheels for that bike
    A new to me fork to rebuild for that bike
    A new (yes actually new) set of fork lowers for the above there are some crazy bargains to be had in the right place!

    On my commuting bike (which I built up from a new frame in October last year with bits off my old commuter has had nothing spent on it but some lube in the 1200miles it's done this year.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • lincolndave
    lincolndave Posts: 9,441
    I have lost count, but we are only on this planet for a short time :)
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I'm not playing this game...... Are you my wife ?
  • glynrs2
    glynrs2 Posts: 4,143
    cougie wrote:
    I'm not playing this game...... Are you my wife ?

    Agreed, this sort of information is classified.
    itaa wrote:
    I was under the impression that riding a bike is totally free

    This is of course correct.
    How much do you spend every time you fill up your car with fuel? At least you get to enjoy refueling yourself :D
  • tomb57
    tomb57 Posts: 2,043
    I’m with Lincolndave stop counting start enjoying you only come this way once
    Unless your a Buddhist.
    Whoops who did that!
  • Well I haven't cycled for 5 years so to get back into it I went out this week I and spent £700 on 2 entry spec'd mtb's (one for my lad too) and, £200 and counting on accessories

    First mtb since my raleigh maverick back in 1988ish
  • 02gf74
    02gf74 Posts: 1,168
    itaa wrote:
    I was under the impression that riding a bike is totally free

    On what planet do you live on to this think that?

    Anything that is used will wear out or break and even if not use can deteriorate e.g.tyres.

    Just being alive costs money as you need to buy food.
    Unless someone corrects me, breathing air is free.

    A day to answer the question est. £3.4 - 4k.
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    I've spent £0 on bike stuff so far this year :lol:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • glynrs2
    glynrs2 Posts: 4,143
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  • angry_bird
    angry_bird Posts: 3,786
    Last year... way too much. Don't even know if it's still in 4 figures.
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Don't ever count.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • fuck all bar a 6 quid parking ticket at Cannock chase last week... that said, I bost my cllar bone in june and only just getting back into the saddle (any sort of fitness has evaporated).
  • froze
    froze Posts: 210
    As far as 2017 goes I spent about $20 for couple of nicknak small crap I needed. So far in 2018 I've spent about $500 preparing for longer touring this coming summer, but I don't think I'll need anything else the rest of the year but it's obviously to early to tell.
  • swod1
    swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Far too much in 2017.

    2018

    75 pound on a new crankset, noticed a crack in the right drive side crank arm on my mega. 4 years and 3 bikes out of deore crank so not too bad.

    So treated myself to a brand new slx m7000.
  • More than my wife knows
    Less than I intended
  • 2018? £700ish and counting
    2017? £10,000ish
    Santa Cruz 5010C
    Deviate Guide
    Specialized Sequoia Elite
    Pivot Mach 429SL
    Trek Madone 5.2 Di2
    Salsa Mukluk Carbon
    Specialized Turbo Levo Expert 29er
  • swod1
    swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Tom Howard wrote:
    2018? £700ish and counting
    2017? £10,000ish

    A lot more than that looking at the list of bikes you have.
  • craker
    craker Posts: 1,739
    6p / mile

    Long ago I was being berated for my bike spending, on the basis 'You could drive for less than that', so I started keeping records.

    A mate has just bought an electric car and reckons he can do 200 miles on £2 of electricity. I certainly couldn't cycle it for that.
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    And what's the interest on the purchase (either interest paid on a loan, or lost from not having it as a saving)?

    Lets say its a Nissan leaf at £30K, if he paid cash and therefor has £30K less in the bank, as a long term saving that can earn about 2% or £600 a year, say he drives to work 5 days a week for 46.5 weeks a year, thats another £2.60 a day (or more than the leccy) if he borrowed the money he'll be paying even more, you have to look at the total cost of ownership (which is why EV's make no sense financially, just too damned expensive to buy).

    Plus he's probably not actually doing 200 miles a day.....
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • craker
    craker Posts: 1,739
    I think he pays something like £300 / month battery rental on unlimited mileage. So, yes, the headline rate of £2 for 200 miles is wildly inaccurate :lol:
  • swod1 wrote:
    Tom Howard wrote:
    2018? £700ish and counting
    2017? £10,000ish

    A lot more than that looking at the list of bikes you have.

    Nah, they aren’t all last years purchases
    Santa Cruz 5010C
    Deviate Guide
    Specialized Sequoia Elite
    Pivot Mach 429SL
    Trek Madone 5.2 Di2
    Salsa Mukluk Carbon
    Specialized Turbo Levo Expert 29er
  • kingdav
    kingdav Posts: 417
    I guessed on another forum about £1.5k for last year which included renovating 1 bike with new groupset and another with used but slightly bling bits

    As it was such a guess I've just totted up Jan 2018 while I can still remember most of it at least. Frightening, I thought I'd been frugal this month with using the classifieds and buying previous year's club kit to save. I'm on for a £4k hit if I remain as frugal as this over the year!

    Jan £328
    - club membership £30
    - club jersey £45
    - club rain jacket £20
    - club gilet £20
    - Stem for commuter bikeradar classifieds £5
    - jacket bikeradar classifieds £120
    - Entry to tonbridge castle epic 124 £40
    - Entry to Burgess Hill Springtime classic £38
    - Evans FWE merino socks 2x £10
  • JesseD
    JesseD Posts: 1,961
    It's amazing how your spending gets away from you, or your mind blocks out the actual figure!

    So far this year I have spent £335 on stuff that I totally forgot about till i checked my accounts, and am about to spend upwards of £2500 on a new bike.

    However in my defense I do sell stuff to try to offset the cost of cycling, albeit not that much if I am honest!

    Then I compare it to my wife who has a rather big clothes/shoes/handbags addiction, so my spends are small fry really!
    Obsessed is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated!
  • 02GF74 wrote:
    itaa wrote:
    I was under the impression that riding a bike is totally free

    On what planet do you live on to this think that?

    Anything that is used will wear out or break and even if not use can deteriorate e.g.tyres.

    Just being alive costs money as you need to buy food.
    Unless someone corrects me, breathing air is free.

    A day to answer the question est. £3.4 - 4k.

    Not a big fan of irony then?
  • norvernrob
    norvernrob Posts: 1,448
    Around £250 on Rapha/La Passione clothes in the sales, then £664 on an Elite Direto last night. I’ve been ill for 3 weeks now, so thought I’d treat myself to help me get fit once I’m well again. However, I’ve just been to the Docs and my chest infection is now pneumonia, which also explains why I’m getting out of breath just walking up the stairs.

    Zwift/TrainerRoad feel a long way off at the moment!
  • Since January 1st 2018, £1,450 and haven't got the bike yet, tomorrow however............ :mrgreen:
    Cube Peloton Pro.
    Genesis Core 30.
  • Since January 1st 2018, £1,450 and haven't got the bike yet, tomorrow however............ :mrgreen:

    Oh, I forgot about the new carrier for my bike, £28,000 for a brand new VW Golf!
    Cube Peloton Pro.
    Genesis Core 30.
  • swod1
    swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Currently spent £161.49 on new parts for my mega. its like a new bike with having new crankset, cassette, chain. also done a gear re index. its now really smooth but i do have xtr rear mech n shifter.
  • Since January 1st 2018, £1,450 and haven't got the bike yet, tomorrow however............ :mrgreen:

    Oh, I forgot about the new carrier for my bike, £28,000 for a brand new VW Golf!

    You win.