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Old 03-05-08, 03:48 PM   #1
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Dangerous thinking....

My job pays my tuition if I work a certain number of hours... They lowered the requirement (yay!), so I can work less hours.

If I sell a good chunk of my bike schwag (only keep my road bike, MTB, and buy a waaaay cheaper TT bike), swap the SRM for a PT, get rid of the TT race wheels, keep only one race wheel set for the road bike (no more SL's), I can go from working 24 hours a week + full time classes until I graduate to working ~10 hours a week + classes until I graduate (in a year and a half or so).

Why, considering how much I love my bike schwag, is this so appealing?

I'm scared of this new and dangerous thinking!
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dibs on the srm
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Psh. Ebay has dibs. Ebay sales $$$ > BF sales $$$, haha.
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perhaps because you like riding more than you like your bike schwag?
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even more dangerous thinking: Girlfriend thinks you're doing this to buy diamond ring...
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It's hard to recoup any significant amount of money from selling stuff off. Maybe the TT bike (you TT a lot?), esp since TT bikes get outdated like computer parts.

SRM, prob a keeper, esp since you'd be getting a PT.

Wheels, is it really worth $1k to sell of some good wheels? You'll probably end up buying them again later, and nice wheels are nice wheels.

I would use the opportunity to prune your bike gear collection though.

The way I am, if I have more time, I spend my time less efficiently. I'd keep working, esp if you have a choice in the matter. I don't right now so I spend all day not getting things done.

Wait, are you the one with 9 forks in his room? If you are, then forget I posted this

Also, if you're getting things at employee or some other ridiculous price, then forget I posted this too

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You're thinking of going SRM -> PT? I would hate to switch back. Less data on the screen and a wheelset limitations.
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Just the logic I needed! Thanks!

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It's hard to recoup any significant amount of money from selling stuff off. Maybe the TT bike (you TT a lot?), esp since TT bikes get outdated like computer parts.

SRM, prob a keeper, esp since you'd be getting a PT.

Wheels, is it really worth $1k to sell of some good wheels? You'll probably end up buying them again later, and nice wheels are nice wheels.

I would use the opportunity to prune your bike gear collection though.

The way I am, if I have more time, I spend my time less efficiently. I'd keep working, esp if you have a choice in the matter. I don't right now so I spend all day not getting things done.

Wait, are you the one with 9 forks in his room? If you are, then forget I posted this

Also, if you're getting things at employee or some other ridiculous price, then forget I posted this too

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Dude! HTFU! Some of us had to work full time AND go to school full time just so we can put engineer on the resume when it was all said and done. Try to find time to ride a bike under those circumstances.

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perhaps because you like riding more than you like your bike schwag?
Beat me to it.

Behavior=objectives?
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why, so you can buy it all back in 3 months?
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Old 03-05-08, 10:02 PM   #13
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Chris, I'll buy your TT race wheels! I need to keep up with Waterrockets newly cultivated power

Plus, I have a Litespeed Saber dying for a set of race wheels
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Meh. I think I'm just going to sell the 2nd road bike, one of the extra set of wheels (not the Carbones or Zipps), and probably the Fixie, which I hate anyways.
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14hrs of extra time a week is a fair bit....question is will you use the extra hours productively? if you sell all your stuff and don't take advantage of the extra time was it worth it? Personally i'd choose the time....whats the point in having stuff if you haven't the time to really use it? One bike + 14hrs extra seems sufficient.
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