How can you afford all of these toys & goodies?

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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

So I'm reading a thread about Shamals vs. Boras vs. ZIPPs. Then there's a thread on even more pricey, unique stuff... and I look at my bank account, which is o.k. but not amazing, and I'm wondering:

What do you people do for a living???? I realize some of you may get a lot of this stuff through being a product tester, or owning a bike shop, or even being on a team...

But the rest of you?

Respond, discuss - tell me what I need to be doing for a living in order to be able to afford all of these wonderful things...

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by Ritterview

Just take a few college science courses, sign up for this test and average above 11-12, send in your application, get admitted, while away a few years in school, get a few years of training, pass the board exams, start a practice, get yourself a good reputation, and if then things go well you might be able to get a few bike items.

http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/

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by Charlie Chan

We cant.... We need the fast bikes to get away from debt collectors!

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by jjmstang

Gigolo :lol:
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Cheers!
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by Cheers!

It's called working hard. Unless you inherited rich.

I got As all through high school. Got accepted to a top university in Canada. Took 4 years of undergraduate to graduate with a degree in engineering. I now work in Aerospace engineering.

I also now look back and wish I took finance. I look at all my buddies from high school who went down the business route and got jobs in the finance/analyst industry. I make peanuts compare to them.

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by linus

Cheers! wrote:It's called working hard. Unless you inherited rich.

I got As all through high school. Got accepted to a top university in Canada. Took 4 years of undergraduate to graduate with a degree in engineering. I now work in Aerospace engineering.

I also now look back and wish I took finance. I look at all my buddies from high school who went down the business route and got jobs in the finance/analyst industry. I make peanuts compare to them.


DId you go to Waterloo? Ah.....good ol' MC...... :lol:

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by Tapeworm

prendrefeu wrote:So I'm reading a thread about Shamals vs. Boras vs. ZIPPs. Then there's a thread on even more pricey, unique stuff... and I look at my bank account, which is o.k. but not amazing, and I'm wondering:

What do you people do for a living???? I realize some of you may get a lot of this stuff through being a product tester, or owning a bike shop, or even being on a team...

But the rest of you?

Respond, discuss - tell me what I need to be doing for a living in order to be able to afford all of these wonderful things...


I have a very average wage, save hard, don't got out drinking (huge money sink!), one car for me and the wife, budget well. Simple :D

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linus wrote:
Cheers! wrote:It's called working hard. Unless you inherited rich.

I got As all through high school. Got accepted to a top university in Canada. Took 4 years of undergraduate to graduate with a degree in engineering. I now work in Aerospace engineering.

I also now look back and wish I took finance. I look at all my buddies from high school who went down the business route and got jobs in the finance/analyst industry. I make peanuts compare to them.


DId you go to Waterloo? Ah.....good ol' MC...... :lol:


No I went to Queen's

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by airsoft510

For me, cycling plays a huge role in my life. And even more so the technology of it. Thus I spend all of my money on bikes, and as least as I can on everything else.

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EBAY :lol:
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by TheBugMan

I'm a research tech at the university who makes very little. All I care about is health, family, friends, sport, helping others, generally just enjoying life. I live in a small apartment (but prefer to live in my car to save money for a condo), just paid off the new car and have a gorgeous woman who's becoming a Doctor to save the world. I generally live a comfortable life. When I want something I live off noodles until enough is saved and search eBay. It took eight months of eating spaghetti with chicken every day to build my latest bike but would not trade that process for anything.
In the past I've been known to work three jobs for months/years for my toys.
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by Leloby

Oh dear, this is an open invitation for all the pretentious, overpayed vain boys and girls to let you know how they earned their fortunes. "Hard work" will be the term of the day here....

Best way prendrefeu, is not to listen to a word they say, the true snob never rests, there is always a higher goal to attain - always more and more people to look down upon.

Remember that money only buys a better class of enemy.

Just buy their old stuff.

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by Danton

I came to this site for the first time a long time ago precisely because I wanted information and advice on how to spend my money wisely. Whether you are buying a pair of Boras or some spokes, you can find plenty of advice to get the best product for you.

Building a bike is an incremental process, it's rare for people on here to buy a whole bike in one you, you pick up pieces here and there. So time helps you save money.

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by dmirrer

just saving money, living in an appartment which is not as expensive as a villa, don't have a girlfriend or wife who demands a lot of money :idea: (not yet at least) and spending money wisely (I don't need the fastest internet connection for instance) ...still enjoying life though :D BTW I'm working as a testanalist
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by Leviathan

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