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  • daznal
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    Just bought a second hand high end bike that’s hardly been used the seller has worked out that due to the depreciation of the bike it cost him an eye watering £100 a ride……that’s got to hurt!any body beat that?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Not bikes but I know someone who destroyed their knee about 100yds into a 2 week skiing holiday and had to be medivacced home.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Not bikes but I know someone who destroyed their knee about 100yds into a 2 week skiing holiday and had to be medivacced home.

    🙁 Ouch.
    Mate came out to the Dom Rep to visit and when he arrived in the afternoon it was perfect sideshore and 8-10ft faces. His kit hire didn’t start until the following morning so he borrowed my slalom board. Straight out and hits his first wave, huge air, lands badly, blows out his knee and spent two weeks in a bar on the beach.

    Mr Woppit
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    The last one.

    Broke my back.

    The resulting costs of supermarket deliveries when I was stuck at home and train fares to work when starting to get mobile instead of biking the commute, don’t bear thinking about…

    Big cost in pain output as well! 👿 👿 👿

    Conan257
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    Most expensive ride was probably when I was about 15…

    Hooked on the sport and have probably spent £30k on riding since then.

    I bought a new Lynskey ti frame, rode it once, then sold it on. Lost £400 on the deal.

    Lynskey had got their measurements wrong on the website, and I only realised after riding it that it was all wrong. Thanks Lynskey – never again!

    Riding on holliday abroad is always >£100/day before you break anything.

    Broke three mechs in quick sucession, so each of those rides was probably £60+ wear and tear, over a fortnight!

    I always break myself shortly after buying something expensive:
    2nd propper MTB – knee kept me off it for over a year
    First FS bike – broken arm
    New SS – knee played up for 3 months
    New Go-Pro – broke arm on first ride!
    New forks on SS – broke my arm commuting home on the road bike!

    rickt
    Member

    Anyone with a expensive bike… ride it for 10 mins and its then second hand value…..

    atlaz
    Member

    I bought a Big Hit 2 earlier this year. Bloke had ridden it 4 times, I got it for about a grand less than he paid.

    Crashed on the first day of a two weeks Alp trip. Fractured wrist. Damaged frame and broken XTR shifter. Cost of repairs. Cost of getting back to the UK with change of flights. Cost of holiday. 10 weeks in cast and 18 weeks on still no closer to getting back to proper riding (well certainly not at any level above road/fire road). Expensive.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Destroyed mech, wheel, tyre and pedal in the space of about 2 miles at kinlochleven one time, that was a bit sore

    cynic-al
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    £406 for my ride last Friday – or that’s the cost to the insurer of the driver that knocked me down…

    PeterPoddy
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    The 2008 Trans Wales cost me about £900, for 7 days riding……

    mooman
    Member

    An expensive recent ride, would have to be last Sunday.
    3rd time of wearing the new £165 castelli gabba .. front wheel washed out coming around a corner and the gabba tore like tissue paper.

    thomthumb
    Member

    kielder 100.

    entry fee £50
    fuel from southampton £100
    camping £35 (this is the only bit i feel robbed of)
    2 pairs brake pads £20
    ripped grip £10
    Ripped knee warmer £15
    Cracked helmet £60
    Brand new carbon seat post worn through £50
    food etc £30

    £7.40 a mile. No I didn’t even finish! great time though

    plyphon
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    Brand new carbon seat post worn through

    How do you wear through a seatpost?!

    Most expensive ride was probably when I was about 15…
    Hooked on the sport and spent £30 on my faux on one 😉

    Fixed that for you Si 😀

    Premier Icon aracer
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    cynic-al wrote:

    £406 for my ride last Friday – or that’s the cost to the insurer of the driver that knocked me down…

    Well if we’re doing cost to other people/insurance companies I once had a multi thousand pound bike ride.

    Northwind – Member
    Destroyed mech, wheel, tyre and pedal in the space of about 2 miles at kinlochleven one time, that was a bit sore

    Did similar at Mabie – got about 20 yards pas the trail head, did this steep roll-in at the side of the fire road, branch caught in mech, broke mech, hanger, twisted chain. Paid full RRP for all the replacements at the bike hire place – including an XT Rapid-Rise mech which was all he had. Worked out about £10/yard

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    Borrowed my brother’s pride and joy Orange P7 some years ago. Rode it flat out into a barbed wire/cross mesh fence I didn’t see. Snapped seat post and big chain ring, bent stem, handlebars, saddle rails, front axle, forks back to the down tube and folded the front wheel. Split the head tube too. It proved to be quite expensive all told. Still got the scars on my arms from the barbed wire. I hadn’t told him I was borrowing his bike either.

    Purchased a van nich road bike with ti post and wacked a ck headset on to find after 12 mile ride to post office and back that roadying wasn’t for me as I’m a big chap who couldn’t carry speed to warrant a roady.

    Shame as it was a wicked gorgeous beautifully made bike.
    Hated the sram apex gear shifters mind.

    Worked out that was a £300 journey! 😯

    Premier Icon aracer
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    davosaurusrex wrote:

    I hadn’t told him I was borrowing his bike either.

    Did he find out?

    trail_rat
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    5 grand for about 4000kms

    including purchase of bike / flights and all food and accomodation for 4 months riding round new zealand.

    ruffride
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    Usually when the mech goes through the back wheel takes about wheel cassette hanger mech an chain never a happy ride done that a few times

    tinybits
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    I went off riding at Cwm Carn on a ‘be there or you’ll be gone’ type day at work. I didn’t really believe the threats.
    Came back on the Tuesday, and I’m redundant on the spot. Would it have been different had I have been there? Possibly, but can’t say for sure. If it would have been different, going on that ride cost me just over £10k in wages until I found another job….!

    mudsoul
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    Another branch-in-the-spokes ride, happened about a mile and a half in. £24 for proprietary spokes, £50 for a new XT rear mech, £30 for mech hanger (£30 for a little piece of metal?! This is ridiculous!) and about £40 in labour.

    gazc
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    bent the down tube on a stab primo on its 2nd voyage out. luckily the insurance coughed up the £1500 for a new frame so maybe that doesn’t count?

    That takes some beating tinybits.:(

    mkidley
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    Rear mech caught on a rock in the Lakes, took out an XT rear mech, destroyed the cassette, chain and snapped some spokes, I think it was around £120’ish, single speed botch to get me back to the car where the cassette literally split in half. Still, not as bad as a lot of those other numbers above!

    Not sure how the jockey wheel got up there like that, stuck solid!

    gazc – Member
    bent the down tube on a stab primo on its 2nd voyage out.

    I thought they cmae like that?

    LardLover
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    My last one (1st Dec).

    Came off on a downhill bend (diesel). Ripped road club bibtights and 3/4 bib shorts, ripped Rapha overshoes and winter gloves, long sleeve road club jersey and Assos base layer cut off so that I could get cannulated and be given morphine (nice). Currently week 2 off work, missing out on a load of overtime so taking that into consideration.

    Only damage to the bike was a small hole in the shifter hood and a small tear to the bar tape. Seems that throwing myself under my bike worked.

    thomthumb
    Member

    How do you wear through a seatpost?!

    saddle bag, grit and 50 miles 😯

    £180 For me. I snapped a spoke on my rear Mavic Crossmax on the final descent at Eastridge. Turned out that all the nipples were seized so a new rim and set of spokes were needed.

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    I rode insomnia at bedgebury in 2011 and snapped the swing arm on my old Scott g zero.

    It was the perfect excuse I needed to buy a new Zesty.

    Actualy, ‘that’ Gorrick100.

    XT consumables – £125
    Brake pads £30
    New brakes (it ruined the piston seals) £150
    Headset £30
    BB £25

    And the car was never quite the same after the drive out £££

    b r
    Member

    Thursday last I had 4 new tyres put on my car.

    Holed one on the side-wall on a rock at Glentress on Saturday…

    And I wasn’t even riding, just taking my lad and his mate.

    £144.

    kudos100
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    Riding down the Champery downhill track. Crashed at the bottom and broke three spokes and put a dent in the frame.

    20 euros for the wheel to be fixed (plus they did a shit job and it has come out of true)

    About £100 off the value of the frame.

    I also found I had a wear mark on the stanchion of my Boxxers. £100(ish) quid off the resale value.

    £200 in about 10 minutes.

    coatesy
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    Tuesday commute, knocked a rechargable hammer-drill off the worktop whilst wheeling the bike out, battery pack shattered, replacements no longer available.Just spent £120 this morning on a replacement set-up.

    ross980
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    Borrowed a mates fs for 1 downhill section back in 1995. Realising how much faster (and comfier) I was on a full suss meant I HAD to buy one. So that 2 min ride cost me about £1.5k

    If that doesn’t count, about half an hour into riding The Beast at CyB a rock flicked up and destroyed my back wheel, rear mech, chain and snapped the bit that the mech hanger connects to. Wales is a long way to drive from North Yorks for a half hour bike ride. 😐

    shedbrewed
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    First day and first ride on Mallorcan holiday in May.
    After paying an additional £40 in excess baggage fares to get the bike on the plane…
    Coming down a road descent on the way back to hotel, third of the way down and front tyre burst at about 25mph. Went down hard enough and tore club jersey, rear derailleaur went into back wheel and tore the hanger from the one off ti frame.
    After fitting new tube and strapping bike up I rode to the nearest supermarket for alcohol to clean my torn knees, then about 10k back towards the hotel the bike packed up completely. 3 more days of taxi rides to and from hospital which weren’t claimable (shit travel insurance) totalled £140, plus £1100 for dead frame, one wheel and pair of levers and jersey.
    Plus having to spend the rest of the week doing nowt.

    hird of the way down and front tyre burst at about 25mph

    and people say road tubeless isn’t necessary….

    ico86
    Member

    I had a stupid low speed tumble into a tree resulting in about £5,000 of dental work. It was all wallet pain, my mouth was surprisingly pain free

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