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    Who works in a bike shop?

    I'm just curious. I also am wondering if it is lucrative? I go to my LBS's often, and it seems that everyone there does pretty well. Or is it just because they get all those great deals on their hobby

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    Yup! If I needed expensive parts, I got a bike shop job. Got everything wholesale, although a couple of shops have added 10%.
    Then, along came eBay.
    But I did manage to aquire a whole bike shop's worth of tools. Always a good investment at wholesale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fifthcircle
    I'm just curious. I also am wondering if it is lucrative? I go to my LBS's often, and it seems that everyone there does pretty well. Or is it just because they get all those great deals on their hobby
    I work a few hours per week in a bike shop in exchange for bike parts. I couldn't afford to work there full time.

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    I work full time at a bike shop. The money is not the greatest, but I enjoy the job. You can get great deals on bikes and parts though. I had a full time job that payed 3 times as much, but left it to go bak to the bike shop. Money is not everything.

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    After doing it for ten or fifteen years, you may make as much as $30,000 a year. That is for a ffity hour week with no health benefits and limited time off. But don't worry because some BF members will think you live in a mansion made of gold.
    And, when you post here on the forum, someone will twist your words and hate you for working in a bikeshop and trying to be helpful here*
    It is great, I highly reccomend it.

    *It is far better to spend twenty years working in a shop, but pretend you have not when posting on the forum and also berate shop people at every chance. That way BFers will eulogise you and treat you like a god
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    I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.

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    Not all of us feel that way about you shop guys, Rev. Chuck. I often times will go to those that I KNOW who are mechs and who won't mind if I ask them. Ask Kona. I bug him a lot.

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    I don't mind helping anyone out. Just as long as they don't act like ******.
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    Flowers for mom Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
    I don't mind helping anyone out. Just as long as they don't act like ******.
    How's this for a sharp retort........


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    Lol
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