bigmoose wrote:Just a heads up... if you add extra choices to your poll it erases/resets all the votes submitted to date.
Yup, hence my apologies for not including the sub 1% category. I just updated the post and indicated in the text to select 1% even if you're sub 1%. Thanks for the heads up.
This is a difficult question because I spend a lot of coin that is related to study and not towards construction or production of components and product. Being that this is my primary mode of transportation, maintaining my electric horse is rather important. And then there are the epics to consider... Ah! The next road trip
You just reminded me that people use this as their primary mode of transportation in which case the number understandably gets higher than most. If the rule of thumb (if there is such a thing. At least this is what I read online somewhere) for cars is 15-20% of your monthly take-home pay (including gas, maintenance, payments, and insurance) or 1/2 of your annual pretax income, then most categories in the poll would still look very attractive if a bike replaces a car.
I'm not at all surprised that there are people in higher than 1-3% categories since it often times takes quite a hardcore rider (hobbiest) to take the time to register for a forum and participate in stuff like this. In other words, this poll may give us a good general idea of ebikers on the forum, but that's about it. If we polled all ebikers in general (including those not on the forum if we were somehow able to do that), I'm sure the number of people in lower %age categories would be a lot lower. This is with my assumption that hardcore riders tend to spend more. I know that's at least true for me with my rides.
amberwolf wrote:You need to add a 0-1% option, as I spent much less than 1% on my first ebike (DayGlo Avenger), and AFAICR still less than 1% on CrazyBike2 in it's first incarnations (though it has seen some actual purchases for things since then, I spent almost nothing when I built it and made it work).
Sorry dude. My fault. I should have added a sub 1% category. Maybe a moderator can help me add that w/o deleting the other results.