Have an interview this week, and wonder if you work in a bike store do you loose interest in it as a hobby? I love riding, I love all the components, and wrenching and having it not just as a hobby but as a "lifestyle." I mean that I ride all over the place, I do own a car, but would rather walk or ride, even in the cold and snow. But I am leery of getting in the biz, only because I don't want my paycheck eaten up with the latest bike, or the latest components or whatever. I already have the bug for a Pista, and they sell Bianchi. I have to pay rent too.
So you guys with more experience in the biz, do you regret working in the store, or is it a wonderful addition, natural extention of something you really enjoy?