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Old 02-10-12, 02:52 PM   #1
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help me spend my bonus!

So I will be getting my bonus within the next 60 days and have been given permission by the misses to spoil myself with it. It will be about $1500 after taxes. I need some help on how to irresponsibly spend it. I currently have a decent full squish 2008 mongoose teocali comp with upgraded SLX components and Rockshocks Sektors. I also have an On-one 456 with xt components and also Rockshocks Sektors. Things I am considering is a rigid 29er for commuting purposes/loaner bike/or the need to test my skills on the single track with the rigid. I was also considering a cross bike, such as the super versatile Surly Crosscheck, or something similar. So help me out BF.net peeps!!
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thats a bonus? I hope you are 13 .
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C Law. I am not 13. I receive a quarterly bonus for my career, I work as a trader in the energy supply division but I will avoid boring you with any details. Normally I dump my quarterly bonus in a high yield savings for an additional retirement...oops, I said I wasn't going to bore you...my appologies. Now, if you would have some constructive criticism or even better, a reply that is helpful with my thread please do so. Otherwise, have a nice life.
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mrgrunt99, look at C Law's location-NY! They need $1,500 per month for property taxes, he is just grumpy.

Congrats on the bonus. Usually a Surly is a good purchase. You can also get a decent 29er front fork. I like Scott so I am attaching my preference.

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/29er-h...5_1548crx.aspx

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A karate monkey is a GREAT commuter, and you can put a fork on it, and you can put gears on it if you want.
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thats a bonus? I hope you are 13 .
That's about $1500 more than any bonus any of my jobs have given me in 30+ yrs of work.

Rigid? the KM'll do you right....or Salsa El Mariachi.
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thats a bonus? I hope you are 13 .
Kudos for being true to your avatar
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Thanks all for the replies. The karate monkey would be nice...more options than the crosscheck..keep the responses coming peeps!
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If you still need help - Do you want my paypal acct??
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Dang! I'm in the "saving lives" business and all I get is a $25 gift card to wally world. If I got 6k/yr bonuses...i wouldn't have to drive a 15y.o. car.


Good job, sir.
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I'd give the Trek Steel Cross Lane a look see!
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Dang! I'm in the "saving lives" business and all I get is a $25 gift card to wally world. If I got 6k/yr bonuses...i wouldn't have to drive a 15y.o. car.


Good job, sir.
ed, I was in the business of defending lives for 10 years. And after 3 deployments and more time away from my children than time spent with them, it is a great feeling to be around my family day and night. I drive a 12 year old beater with a heater...I just put more value in things that I have a passion for, such as bicycles!


electrik, I consider myself a generous person.....but not that generous. Kudos for trying though hahaha.

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