If you’re (very) lucky, a bike that you buy will need to be serviced once a year. More likely, if you use your bike every day, there will be flat tires, squeaky brakes and broken lights to fix—and you can’t easily budget for the unknown.
Maintenance costs will vary depending on the issue, and how much your local repair shop charges, but we can estimate them for a typical year:
Tune-up every 6 months: €60–€120
Puncture repair: €20–€50
Brake adjustment: €10–€40
Chain maintenance: €90–€110
Electrical system diagnosis: €30–€50
Cable and sheath replacement: €15–€25
Based on this estimate, you could be paying up to €1115 in maintenance and repair costs every year. And, if your battery needs replacing (every 3–6 years), that’s an extra €300–€600.
A Dance bike or moped will cost you the same every month, no matter what happens. All repairs are free of charge, completed within 24 hours, and you don’t even need to be there.