Friday, October 05, 2012
how to build a bike: the planning
Whenever I buy a bike, I create a Google Spreadsheet to help organize the acquisition of parts and the cost of the build. I have a lot of spreadsheets created over the years. Not only does it help to organize a build, but it's also handy if three years down the road you want to sell the bike and see how much you've got into it.
In the first column I put this:
The next column over goes the individual component names, sizes, colors etc. Next column is the price I paid for those individual components. Sometimes I'll even put links to bike parts that I might want to buy in the future. I highlight in orange the items that I still need to buy to finish the build.
Here's the spreadsheet for the current build I'm working on: link