Total cost of bike build

For the total cost of the bike build I had set myself a budget of £1100.  Spa Cycles basic setup cost, including the Long Haul Trucker Frame, was £980.  I purchased a further £109 of upgrades to the hubs, saddle, pedals, cages and chain rings which meant that the total cost for Spa Cycles to build the bike to my specifications would be £1089.  The table below gives an actual breakdown of the part specifications:

Cost of bike parts

PartDescriptionUpgrade cost
Total Cost £1089.00
Frame and ForksSurly Long Haul Trucker 50cm
Rear MechSHIMANO LX Rear Mech+£8.00
Front MechSHIMANO LX Front Mech+£8.00
Bottom BracketStronglight JP400 plastic
Bottom BracketStronglight JP400 plastic
Front ChainsetShimano Tiagra 48, 36, 24+£30.00
Rear Cassette9 speed Tiagra (11-34)
ChainKMC 9spd silver/grey (X9-93)
Crank Arms165 mm
PedalsSHIMANO M324+£37.00
Rear WheelExal LX17 36 hole LX hub 26″
Front WheelExal LX17 36 hole LX hub 26″
Inner Tubes x 2SCHWALBE 26″ x 1.75
Rear TyreSchwalbe marathon 1.5 x 26″
Front TyreSchwalbe marathon 1.5 x 26″
Rear Mud GuardSKS Bluemels Mudguards – Black 65mm
Front Mud GuardSKS Bluemels Mudguards – Black 65mm
Brakes RearSHIMANO Deore LX V-Brakes T660/T670
Brakes FrontSHIMANO Deore LX V-Brakes T660/T670
StemFSA OS-190 130mm
Handle BarZOOM butterfly handlebar
Bar TapeSpa Cycles bar foam
Gear LeversSHIMANO Deore
Brake LeversSHIMANO LX
Bottle Cage 1Mountain bottle cage
Bottle Cage 2BBB Fuel tank XL+£10.00
Bottle Cage 3Alloy XL bottle cage+£6.00
Seat PostFSA SL-280 Seatpost
SaddleBrookes B17+£20.00

I purchased a further £141 worth of spares and paraphernalia for the bike that I would need on the journey:

Additions and spare parts for bike

ItemDescription of itemPrice
Front LightCateye Volt 800 rechargeable£69.00
Bike ComputerCateye Velo£25.00
PumpTop Peak£10.00
Inner tubes x 1 schwable£7.00
Puncture repair kitLezyne£5.00
Spokes2 of each front and rear£0
Small bottle of oilFinish Line£5.00
Spoke Key Lezyne£5.00
Allen keysTop Peak multitool£15.00

This brought the total price paid for the bike to £1230.


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