I've spent the last 15 years as a cycling junkie. When people asked me how many bikes I owned I couldn't honestly tell them with all of the frames and components I had in various stages of built up and torn down. I wasn't even a weight weenie or into particularly high end gear (except for a couple of custom frames), but I still had more money tied up in cycling gear than I could imagine spending on photography - unless I suddenly developed a serious Leica problem.I am a tragic cyclist and I won't bore you with the parallels in cycling except to observe that $280 for 12 grams shaved off the weight of a pair of pedals is about the measure of it.
Now I just ride and spend only on tires, chains, bibs, etc - consumables. I recommend it - frees up funds for all sorts of other stuff and the riding is no less fun.