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  • Ragley BIG AL self-build with cost/weight breakdown
  • nickfrog
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    damascus
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    Nice break down 👌

    Will try and do mine later nick

    So, more expensive than I thought 🤣 I’ll try and find the weight of everything later

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    Joe
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    Great breakdown.  Really interesting to see. Amazing how much stuff adds upto.

    mulv1976
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    £140 for a set of DTSwiss M1900 wheels!? Wow

    thenorthwind
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    Great breakdown. Really interesting to see. Amazing how much stuff adds upto.

    Agreed.

    Is the bike industry pulling a fast one by selling us all the parts at “bargain” prices to trick us into building new bikes we don’t need with more profit than flogging whole bikes?

    </Tongue in cheek>

    I reckon I could have gone around £450 cheaper – wheels, tyres, rotors, headset, alu rather than carbon bars, if I wanted a budget build – or some second hand bits if I wanted to get it closer to a grand.

    It’s how I wanted to build it though, so was happy to spend a bit more on a few bits

    nickfrog
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    £140 for a set of DTSwiss M1900 wheels!? Wow

    That was insane but now gone up massively.

    The rear was £85 for about a week and the front £65 with the £10 clearance code working for it for a couple of days although I had to buy x2 £5 Womens Nukeproof shorts to get to £75 😉 . As it turns out the fit is perfect. Worrying!

    I should have bough x10 wheelsets to get a free bike with the profit !!!

    Yes TAFKASTR my target was £1,300 but I was lucky to get the quasi-new 36s for £200 locally, the guy didn’t want to ship it.

    The rest of the “used” parts have only covered 200 miles but I counted them at their full price when I bought them new. Some of them are actually cheaper now but some of them have gone up.

    tomhoward
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    I have a similar spreadsheet for my ‘winter hardtail’ build.

    I’ll post it, if folk promise they aren’t gonna go nuclear…

    Forgot the chain guide/bash – another £60

    Kramer
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    It was interesting, I was talking to a friend who is very <ahem> parsimonious about my “rat bike” built up with a cheap Marley frame and parts taken off my old full sus. He made the point that even though all the parts I’d put on are used, they’re still all decent quality parts, ie SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain, JRA wheelset with Stans Flow rims, Code RS brakes, Rockshox Pike forks etc, and that to spec a bike like that would cost about £2k new.

    stevie750
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    here is mine
    frame marley 190 CRC
    forks fox 34 265 merlin
    front wheel shinamo hub/ wtb rim spares bin
    rear wheels sun ringle spares bin
    tyres chunky monkey spares bin
    tyres smorgasbord spares bin
    headset nukeproof 7
    shifter deore 22 crc
    rear mech deore 15 crc
    chainset deore 39 crc
    cassetts deore 11-51 50 ebay – new
    chains btwin (kmc) 15 decathlon
    bb shimano came with chainset
    seat post sdg – trellis 60 ebay-second hand
    saddle sdg belair spares bin
    bars cannondale hollogram 40 merlin
    stem raceface turbine 23 evans
    grips nukeproof 15 crc
    brakes trp slate evo 89 merlin
    f/rotors shimano xt 18 crc
    R/rotors shimano spares bin
    pedals burgetc penthouse 50 ?

    Scienceofficer
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    Bargainous builds here.

    Has anyone compared real world as measures weights compared to those quotes on the spread sheet?

    tomhoward
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    I’m gonna bow out. Mines not a Ragley, and not a bargain. One for another time.

    I’m gonna bow out. Mines not a Ragley, and not a bargain. One for another time

    I started pricing up a Stanton Switch9’er titanium with nice bits. Got to about £5.5k and then some. One for another year maybe

    tomtomthepipersson
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    I spent £331.97 – Frame, headset, new air spring, longer dropper and a mud guard. 

    Everything else I already had. 

    tomhoward
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    I started pricing up a Stanton Switch9’er titanium with nice bits. Got to about £5.5k and then some. One for another year maybe

    Yeah. Despite it being a steel frame with a second hand fork, *dons flameproof suit* I’m in just over £9k I think 😬

    nickfrog
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    Has anyone compared real world as measures weights compared to those quotes on the spread sheet?

    OP here. My figures are based on my own measurements using my kitchen scales which are surprisingly accurate as they think a litre of water weighs 1kg exactly 😂

    But then again, was it exactly 1 litre?

    doomanic
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    Despite it being a steel frame with a second hand fork, *dons flameproof suit* I’m in just over £9k I think

    @tomhoward you’ve got to post it now!

    davros
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    Yeah Tom, yours deserves its own thread, with the appropriate trigger warning of course.

    zerocool
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    How accurate are the real weights vs the hypothetical weights on the breakdown?  I always find stuff tends to weigh more than companies claim. Or did you weigh all the individual parts?

    nickfrog
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    I did.

    zerocool
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    That is commitment to the cause. lol. Top notch

    nickfrog
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    I am retired, weather is crap, so time on my hands 😂

    A bit of OCD perhaps too?

    Kramer
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    @tomtomthepipersson

    I spent £331.97 – Frame, headset, new air spring, longer dropper and a mud guard.

    Everything else I already had.

    ~£240 here. Frame, delivery, headset, bottom bracket.

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