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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:22 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:06 am
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was thinking about all my old bikes and how much they all add upto over the years... was just wondering how much it owes people over the years. :)

since 1998 mines about £4000 going throu 5 bikes.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:34 pm 
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It owes me nothing.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:03 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:

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It owes me nothing.


+1. For the pleasure I get from it, it has to be the best money I've ever spent - however much it may be.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:43 am 
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I have to agree it owes me nothing.

Even walking would work out more expensive for the journeys I have made by bike.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:59 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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As the others have said. (however if i sat down and worked out my spend since joining these venerable pages, it wouldn't surprise me if i had topped £10k...it would make me feel a little sick, but no surprise)

(just spent another £475 tonight, £1800+ in the last <1.5 months)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:06 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Erm, mines a tad scary when I work out what I have spent, even in the past year :(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:20 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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The bikes in my signature as builds, excluding spares and upgrades come to £25,620.......

Bloody hell


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:36 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Hard to tell really as I've had a few expensive bikes but most of them have been at least part paid for by the sale of others.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:16 pm 
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I agree with all the "owes me nothing" posts - who knows where life woulda taken me without bicycles? I may have continued to drink excessivley, smoke and do drugs. Bicycling is a bargain and good for you too, gets you out in the countryside, expands your social life etc - all round good thing. :D

The cost in finacial terms is alright too - especially this retrobiking lark. Compared to the price of any kind of motorsport, it's peanuts. Might as well spend that cash, get out and ride and enjoy it while still fit and healthy enough to enjoy it! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:40 pm
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My bikes have almost all paid for themselves in saved fuel!
It is only the modern roady that is still in debt!

So far that has worked out at around 28p per mile, by next summer it should be into single figures :D

I do now have me eyes on a new tt bike and something nice and retro.(rather than my half tonne tourer)
So in purely financial terms it might well start to get expensive!

Enjoyment wise as the others have said, great value for money!


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