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I own several bikes, different prices for buying them and they have a different resale value, also compared to buying price. Most expensive, delta trike, about €1000, expected resale value about €200. Used it for 5 years and is now stored till I want it again. Cheapest second hand recumbent bike, €200, expected resale value about €150. Is still in use, most ...


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I have lost track of actual numbers, but in my experience bicycle was several times cheaper than car. However, bicycle was still much more expensive than public transportation for me. This was due that bicycle maintenance is actually quite expensive, and that bicycle can not be used for some days (for instance weather is particularly bad, or the bicycle is ...


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Excellent answer from Rider_X, but all answers so far are seriously flawed in not accounting for food to fuel the rider. To give a somewhat worst case scenario consider the following. A small family car returning 50mpg vs a cyclist producing an average of 125W on a 15mi each way commute to work. The car burns 0.6 gallons of fuel, which at current UK prices ...


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Just to give an example from the silly end of the spectrum, my tandem recumbent trike cost over $10,000 to build and another $2000 to transport to the beginning and end of the main ride I did, which was only about 5,000km (I rode from Broome to Perth). I estimate that that bike only travelled about 7000-8000km on its wheels during its life... round that up ...


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I commute by bike around 8,000-10,000 km per year and based on my book keeping it is at about 1/5th (or less) the cost of running a car. After accounting for paying for the bike (i.e., devaluation) and maintenance (e.g., consumables such as chains, tires etc), and under the working assumption that I will sell and buy a new bike in 5 years time. I projected ...


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I dont know if there is any pre-existing data but here is mine. biking: bike: ~$750 (based on what i paid for my Trek 1.1) assuming you pop one tube every 700miles and your daily commute is ~10miles one way so 20miles a day thats 35days in between replacement tubes so ~10 tubes a year. ~$7 per tube (700c x 18-25mm - 42mm Presta) x ~10 tubes = ~$70 ...


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Based on some digging around in academic archives, there has been no systematic study like you are suggesting. That said, bicycling is several orders of magnitude cheaper than driving a vehicle on a yearly measure, rather than a distance measure. Some interesting points, the average length of a car trip is about 9 miles and about 42% of car trips are shorter ...


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The answer is "it varies wildly". By the far largest cost is the initial price of the bike, which in itself has a huge range and is multiplied by how often you replace the bike. The second largest cost is maintenance, which may also cost premium or you can do it yourself. For road and city riding with sensible part choices, the cost of wearing parts is ...



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