Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Who here in Foo works in a cycling related business?

    Just curious.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
    Posts
    1,727
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I used to, 7 years ago.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  3. #3
    moar wine!!! rodri9o's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Brigdestone RB-2 : Gunnar Roadie : Masi Gran Corsa : Gunnar Crosshairs : Specialized Stumpjumper (overseas)
    Posts
    368
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i worked in a road shop for 5 years during college.
    still miss working there and visit every week.

  4. #4
    blithering idiot jhota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    beautiful coastal South Carolina
    My Bikes
    1991 Trek 930, 2005 Bianchi Eros, 2006 Nashbar "X," IRO Rob Roy
    Posts
    1,263
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i used to be a wrench at a shop, too.

    now i'm a mechanic at an auto repair shop.

    and still a student...

  5. #5
    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    UMASS, Amherst/ Swick, MA
    My Bikes
    07 Specialized Langster Comp,06 Kona King Zing, 06 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc; 03 LOOK KG461;(destroyed by suv); 85 Panasonic Team America; 73 Peugeot U0-8; 94 Balance Super B BMX; 04 Diamondback Outlook MTB, Diamondback DBR DH
    Posts
    2,331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I work at a bicycle shop. We do cycling-related business. Yay.

  6. #6
    later free_pizza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,471
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i helped design/build a bike path last summer, and will probably have a similar job this summer.

    Bike related, but probably not in the way you are thinking

  7. #7
    Member dudewtfhillary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    kentucky!
    My Bikes
    touchy. pout.
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the boyfriend (posts in SSFG) is a mechanic at the bike shop. i just bring lunch to the shop - delightfully unemployed!
    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Lamplight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bellingham, WA
    Posts
    2,722
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never have been, but wanted to since I was 14 or so.

  9. #9
    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    1,852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I recently almost took a job with a really cool place thats all about bikes, and I'd get to do what I now (which I love) but with bikes. Never thought I come across something like it but unfortunately it was about 2000 miles away. Pay would have been the same as I make now but in a much, much cheaper area. I just couldn't bring myself to move so far away from everything I know...
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

  10. #10
    Has opinion, will express
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    12,706
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Used to be.

    Set up and ran a micro-tourism business doing... bicycle tours and hire.

    Then I moved into bicycle advocacy working initially for a state government, then for five municipal councils in a joint venture I founded.

    Never again.

    I like my bicycling too much to mix it with business and politics.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

  11. #11
    Living Life On Two Wheels knatchwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Salinas in California
    My Bikes
    Giant Rincon 2007 Model - Black & Grey
    Posts
    484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always figured that would be interesting to work in that industry but thus far the opportunity has not been presented, I agree with Rowan, to enjoy the ride so much as to not get caught up in all the variables that industry presents is the best way to go with it.
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
    Read More: Bicycling With Knatchwa

  12. #12
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I flip bikes on craigslist.

  13. #13
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always wondered if working in a bike shop etc. would dampen the enthusiasm for cycling. I know of a handful of people like Sheldon Brown who have made cycling their life, both professionally and as a hobby and still continue to seem passionate about it. I just wonder if that is more the exception than the rule?

  14. #14
    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    UMASS, Amherst/ Swick, MA
    My Bikes
    07 Specialized Langster Comp,06 Kona King Zing, 06 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc; 03 LOOK KG461;(destroyed by suv); 85 Panasonic Team America; 73 Peugeot U0-8; 94 Balance Super B BMX; 04 Diamondback Outlook MTB, Diamondback DBR DH
    Posts
    2,331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Portis View Post
    I always wondered if working in a bike shop etc. would dampen the enthusiasm for cycling. I know of a handful of people like Sheldon Brown who have made cycling their life, both professionally and as a hobby and still continue to seem passionate about it. I just wonder if that is more the exception than the rule?
    I love cycling even more after starting at the shop. I could be getting paid more to do other work, but I really enjoy my job.

  15. #15
    fart knocker Oleanshoebox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    laying back in the cut
    My Bikes
    Red silver blue, doodie caca poo.
    Posts
    1,818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mirona View Post
    I love cycling even more after starting at the shop. I could be getting paid more to do other work, but I really enjoy my job.
    +1

    I took a pay cut. One of the best decisions I have ever made.

  16. #16
    Senior Member dpb13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sparks, NV
    Posts
    150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dudewtfhillary View Post
    the boyfriend (posts in SSFG) is a mechanic at the bike shop. i just bring lunch to the shop - delightfully unemployed!

    And with that hearts break all over foo.
    Originally Posted by merider1
    By the time you got to the claspy thingy, I would have taught you plenty

  17. #17
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dpb13 View Post
    And with that hearts break all over foo.

  18. #18
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No never have, I have considered doing it part time but I tend to have concerns like portis. Once my fun hobby becomes work, I tend to resent it more than I like it.

    Excluding my fiance, I doubt I enjoy anything in life enough to be able to do it 24/7.

  19. #19
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,474
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    No never have, I have considered doing it part time but I tend to have concerns like portis. Once my fun hobby becomes work, I tend to resent it more than I like it.

    Excluding my fiance, I doubt I enjoy anything in life enough to be able to do it 24/7.
    You do it 24/7??

    How do you find time to post here?

    TMI, dude!
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  20. #20
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    You do it 24/7??

    TMI, dude!
    Cialis...does the body good.

  21. #21
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,474
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I uh....erm.......


    arlrightythen.

    So you are telling me it's artificial?? Hmm. Do tell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  22. #22
    austropithicus
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    I flip bikes on craigslist.
    Flip That Bike!

  23. #23
    later free_pizza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,471
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    I flip bikes on craigslist.
    Do you make money off it, or just try to break even and do it as a hobby? Would like to do something similar for something to do, but i just dont have the space to do it.

  24. #24
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I uh....erm.......


    arlrightythen.

    So you are telling me it's artificial?? Hmm. Do tell.
    haha I thought it was already TMI...no you want more...jeez little confusing eh

    I don't even think we can get cialis up here come to think of it, I just see the ads all the freaking time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •