Thread: Is it worth it?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by CharlieT View Post
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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