mitzikatzi wrote: Euan wrote:
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.
Euan wrote:My perspective, my Trek cost 1500 new and is now six years old. The only original components on the bike are the frame and thte shifters...oh wait the rear brake caliper as well.
I've easily spent twice the original purchase cost on the bike over that time, but who cares? What I've spent on the bike over the course of six years is absolute peanuts for the service it's given me.
Dude, I was doing 15,000kms a year. The average car does 10,000. Sense or perspective, please?
These days I'm averaging 4,000kms p.a. and the maintenance expenditure is significantly less.
Should also mention completed two ATBIADs on that bike, the inaugural Amy Gillet Ride, The Shepparton Fruit Loop (DNF, under-prepated and sinusitus) and thousands of sports-enthusiast kilometers. That bicycle wasn't purely a commuter, about 80% of it's mileage.
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