thelankymanx2 wrote:$1000 commuting bike which will last 10 years if it is well maintained or a yearly cost of $100.
For commuting, which is quite different from social/sport riding, that's a reasonable figure.
thelankymanx2 wrote:Very few bikes will last that long. Al frames last 5 years.
That's nonsense. My Trek 1200 went for 6 years with 120,000kms plus on it. As far as I know it's still being ridden today, eight years on. Oh yeah, frame has a lifetime warranty too (not transferable when onsold, though).
thelankyman2 wrote:What they haven't included is that I eat so much extra because of my riding.
That depends how hard and how far you ride. My 12 - 20 kms a day at an effort level barely greater than walking doesn't need much more in the way of nutrition. There's no need to ride hard to get to a destination expediently.
Also need to add in a BV membership
In the four years I was a member, I found that to be a waste of money.
thelankyman2 wrote:That said commuting works for me as I get a company bike and love commuting all year round.
It would work for a lot more people if it was marketed more effectively.
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