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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ioscope, Aug 23, 2005.

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How much?

  1. <$500

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. <$1000

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. <$5000

    15 vote(s)
    31.9%
  4. <$10000

    15 vote(s)
    31.9%
  5. <$50000

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. I am a freak.

    9 vote(s)
    19.1%
  1. ioscope

    ioscope Turbo Monkey

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    How much have you spent on bikes? I mean everything that you would not have bought if you didn't bike.
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    I voted <$10000 although it may be <$5000 over five or six years.
     
  3. PsychO!1

    PsychO!1 Monkey

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    I've been racng for over 20 years......doesn't take long to add up to a buttload of $$.
     
  4. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    easily over 50k in 10 years. Hell, in 5 years probably.
     
  5. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    it's probably under 50K, but maybe not by much. in the 12 or so years my wife and i have been riding, we've probably had about 15 bikes, countless upgrades, and at least 7 or so western bike-related vacations.
     
  6. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    your sponsors must be stingy.
     
  7. ncrider

    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    Probly around 6K this past year. Bought myself a new rig and then I made the huge mistake of buying my GF a ride.
     
  8. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I am probably at 3.5k right now...
     
  9. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    They don't usually pay for airfare and food.
     
  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    22+ years of paying for my own bikes = OMFG!
     
  11. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Been riding bikes since I was 4... paying for my own parts (minus the occasional x-mas or b-day gifts) since I was 16. Like many others it adds up to a butt load of cashish. Next year looks the same. Hopefully I can get myself a new DH rig. Oh and new armor... gotta have new armor... oh and a helmet.. and socks... and on and on and on and on....
     
  12. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Probably around the $50K mark in my entire riding career, especially once you factor in trips and holidays. It might be more actually, I keep remembering other trips I've been on..
     
  13. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    hell, I've bought $1000 worth of tubes :mad:

    With my custom bike due in October, that'll put me over $5k, but I voted <5
     
  14. COmtbiker12

    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    Including travel accomodations and such from my parents, and my new bike that doubles the amount I've ever spent on a bike...easily about 10k since mid 2002 when I started biking.
     
  15. rcoh

    rcoh Chimp

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    I am on my 3rd DH bike + almost 3 full years of racing.
    I am on my 2nd DJ/Street bike.
    Currently building a commuter as last commuter died.
    1 bmx.

    In 6 years.

    Incidentally, between my brother & I, we have had 16 bikes stolen from us since we were about 14/15, mainly BMXs, but also 2 dh/fr bikes & a few commuters/bangers & 1 racer/road bike that wasn't ours but locked in same place.
     
  16. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i forgot the undervalued canadian currency.

    i take it you ride the national series? how're the canadian cup races out west?
     
  17. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    about $1000 into my hardtail, $300 for my bmx... and $100s in gas
     
  18. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    I dont race for this reason, but being in college w/ no money might have had something to do with it. Now that im out, i expect to spend alot of $$$.
     
  19. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    It's easier not knowing at this point. It's about to go up drastically too :think:
     
  20. sunny

    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

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    does "<10k" indicate "less than"? just curious.

    Between the husband and me we've easily spent over 5k, but under 10k (maybe just under... :confused: :D ) since 2003.

    caveat: even with trips to the ER, I bet my cycling habit is cheaper than the therapy and diet books I'd have invested in otherwise...
     
  21. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    I'm right around the $5k mark.
     
  22. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Well I've been riding five years, MBC has been riding for 7-8 years. I put our combined biking related expenditures well over $10k, but well under $50k. If I had to guess a ballpark figure, I'd say we've spent about $23,640.19.
     
  23. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    i've kept track and could nail it down to a specific number but dont care too :) it's greater than the GND.
    the whistler trip just last year for the race cost >2k
     
  24. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    yea i think i miss voted i think i s/b in the <50k bracket.