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Old 06-27-07, 09:57 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-27-07, 10:23 AM   #2
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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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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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Old 06-27-07, 02:56 PM   #4
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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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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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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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