Originally Posted by CharlieT
Now add your cost up for those builds and include labor costs. As with most builds, labor costs will easily and often far exceed parts/supplies.
You're absolutely right.
That last one I made $30/hr which was a goal I was trying to hit, but on the first 5 or 6 bikes I built/restored I probably made $3/hr. I'm just trying to tell the OP that if he wants to know what it's like to build a custom bike, a free bike is the right one to start with.
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