$$$$$$ Price Of The Build $$$$$$

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by ironwarlock, Sep 1, 2007.

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  1. ironwarlock

    ironwarlock Guest

    Did the math tonight. Thats a little chunk of change. :lol:. So ya gotta ask this question. Is it worth it???

    $ 300.00 Bike
    $ 200.00 Motor
    $ 250.00 Gears & Belts
    $ 80.00 Clutch Housing
    $ 50.00 Tire Sheave
    $ 20.00 Tank & Hoses
    $ 30.00 Throttle & Cable
    $ 30.00 Mount Housing
    $ 40.00 Bearings & Shaft
    $ ????? Time
    $ 1000.00 Plus Time

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  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I think the pictures answer the question. If I had a ride like that, I could cordon it off, and sell tickets for a peek. (Probably make the grand back pretty fast).
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    anything is only worth what someone will pay for it
    the important questions are,
    did you enjoy building it ?
    do you enjoy riding it ?

    if you answer yes,(which I suspect you do), it WAS worth it !!!

    you created something unique, and nobody can take that away from you
  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:for a ride as beautiful as yours, i'd DEFINITELY spend at least that much,if i had your talent. since i DON'T have the talent, i invest my time, effort, $$ and what little talent i have on my bike "pathfinders".(can't build it too outrageous like yours, lest the cops, bicyclists, walkers and joggers boot me off the bike paths.):cool:

    cool ride, man. i think it's easily worth your time and $$.

  5. I figure my total outlay for my bike was about 240 dollars including the bike I bought on craigslist.Oh but add 50 bucks for my stem mount to my bmx handlebar.
    My son thinks I should sell it for 500 so I can build two more one for him.
    So you can buy a used vespa for a grand and get no looks or you can build a masterpiece like that chopper bike and get more looks(ok,maybe the same looks) as if you were driving a Diablo.
    It's such a life changing fun thing to do that it's actually a bargain compared to what the same money would buy.
    I'm seriously gonna look into a chopper project next go...next time I have a little cash to play with.

    ...and some specialised mountain bikes cost more than a grand...I'll take the chopper thank you.
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    RATRODER Guest

    price of build

    My next bike price tag so far 474.54 parts&shipping ,and I have not started working metal yet. louis

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  7. JE

    JE Guest

    I've got $700 into my my bike and could have sold it about ten time last night for a Grand at a car cruz in last night.At one point I had a crowd of about 50 people standing around me asking question's.Got me thinking about building a few to sell.

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  8. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    You should have sold it Justin! Then you could have planned a whole new ride.
  9. JE

    JE Guest

    I'm still thinking about it.I've got all there cards.Want to be able to ride with all the other motorized bikes at the Iron horse get together on the 15th.Plus I want to have you help me with the new frame like we where talking about.
  10. To ME IT IS!!!

    You've all seen the longest yard... The old dude says it all.
    Nice Job!!

    I think you forgot paint & chrome.. Every bike I have was painted twice at least... Did you get away with original??
  11. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:i don't count costs. all that i spend on my projects is worth every dollar...to me.

    i kinda know how much to spend on this and that.:rolleyes: