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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:53 pm 
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When people find out I recently bought a new bike the first question they ask is "which brand?" It's hard for me to answer since I spec'd the bike out myself, part by part. Also, most people associate the bike's identity with the frame. But, on my build the frame only represented 20% of the total cost. If I were to answer that question in order of cost, I'd say "Madfiber, Dura-Ace, Stevens Xenon, Ritchey WCS."

Here's the breakdown of % of total cost.

What's your bike's breakdown look like? Keep it in terms of % total cost for easy comparison to everyone else.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Frame-fork 35%
Wheels 35 %
Groupset 20 %
Components 10 %

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Groupset: 38%
Frame: 20%
Wheels+tire: 28%
Other component: 14%


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Groupset: 50%

Frame: 30%.

Wheels:20%

That's the beauty of steeeeel!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Frame: 3%
Wheels: 45%
Groupset: 35%
Cockpit: 10%
Misc: 7%

That's what you get when you have a cheap aluminium frame with Lightweights... :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Frame 40
Grouppo 40
Wheels 10
Misc 10

Vintage Look 291 KG Ti frame, 9spd Dura Ace w Mavic Mektronic, low budget Mavic GP4/ Ultegra/Dura Ace 7403/ straight spokes roubaix wheels, alloy Ritchey bars/ classic Flite saddle.
Wheels are beaters with worn hubs, 1800 grams, Mektronic doesn't work too well, frame is superb.
NOS crankset/ bb.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Wheels - 35%
Frame - 25%
Group - 20%
Cockpit/Misc - 10%
SRM - 10%

(Di2/Lightweights/3t-LTD on Litespeed Archon)

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Wheels - 15%
Group - 60%
Cockpit/Misc - 15%
Frame - 10%

(Di2/DA C24's on Cannondale CAAD3!)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Location: Utah, USA
Group - 35%
Wheelset - 22%
Cockpit - 16%
Frame/fork - 15%

You can see my full spreadsheet in my build thread (linked in my sig)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:34 am 
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Location: Western Australia
Group - 20%
Frame - 45%
Wheels - 15%
Components - 20%

I was lucky enough to receive some Lew rims, so otherwise wheels would be much more.

My philosophy is if it shifts reliably, the name doesn't matter. Wheels, contact points and frame especially dictate the ride.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:12 am 
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Frame/Fork - 18%
Group - 15%
Wheels - 15%
PM/Crank - 40%
Components - 12%

So, does this mean I ride a Hollowgram SRM?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:15 am 
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And that you don't have Lightweight Obermayer Special Edition Gold wheels.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:19 am 
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bobbyOCR wrote:
I was lucky enough to receive some Lew rims, so otherwise wheels would be much more.
Lucky to receive Lew rims? Lew? Lucky? How are those holding up? What hubs, spokes/number, etc. are you using? I guess you're not in Egypt.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:17 am 
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2002maniac wrote:
Group - 35%
Wheelset - 22%
Cockpit - 16%
Frame/fork - 15%

You can see my full spreadsheet in my build thread (linked in my sig)


Fuzzy math! I love it

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:28 am 
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Looks like mine is fairly well distributed:

Frame / fork = 30%
Wheels / Tires = 25%
Groupset = 28%
Components = 17%

This is for:

- Soma Smoothie frame / Whisky Parts No. 7 full carbon fork
- Ambrosio Nemesis rims / Shimano DA hubs / Bontrager Race X-Lite tubulars
- SRAM Rival shifters/RD, Force crankset, Dura Ace FD, TRP 920 brakes and KMC chain

The wheels / tires would have been a substantially larger percentage if I didn't get such a great deal on the DA hubs.

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Should we include just one pair of wheels or all the wheels u use on a certain bike?


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