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this is a stupid idea, but I was wondering about it the other day... I know its not going to be cheap, and im not actually planning on doing this, just wondering...

what if you built a bike from the ground up. and by that I dont mean buying a frame, rims, engine, brakes, suspension, electronics and calling it done.

I mean going to a micro fiche and buying EVERY SINGLE TINY INDIVIDUAL PART AVAILABLE!!!

the list of parts would probably be 1000+ parts long, but how much do you guys think it would cost?

my rough estimate is around 15-20,000$?

example: to build a rim I would buy: nipples, spokes, hub, bearings, rim tape, rim lock, tire, sprocket, sprocket bolts, rotor, rotor bolts, etc... not just a prebuilt rim.

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I had thought of that also , 2 years ago i tried to figure it out for my 450X and it ended up around $12,000 to build it from scratch , you can buy a new bike a lot cheaper than building one from parts

and i might have missed a few parts , and again that was a few years ago , prices have gone up since then !

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That would be stupid to do. Yes, it can be done, but why waste the time and money, just buy one already built for a fraction of the cost.

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That would be stupid to do. Yes, it can be done, but why waste the time and money, just buy one already built for a fraction of the cost.

did you even read my post?

let me highlight some of the important parts for you since you obviously dont seem to understand:

this is a stupid idea, but I was wondering about it the other day... I know its not going to be cheap, and im not actually planning on doing this, just wondering...

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Rather, it was stupid of me to spend my time on this stupid thread. Vote to delete.

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all you had to go was post an estimate, not reword what I had said in the first post.

speaking of waste of time... I just tried what I said, takes WAY longer than what I thought.

I went from a-c in the micro fiche list, had 260 parts and was already up to around 6000$ then the TT store froze :thumbsup:, I did get the engine built though.

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