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    Saving for a bike

    I guess I'm curious. How many people here actually...

    save for a bike?

    just have the spare money and buy their bike?

    use the magic plastic card which makes it feel like no money at all?

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    A combination of the three. I just bought a bike, which I bought with a credit card (to earn points) and will pay off the balance this month with money that I had saved (but not necessarily just for the bike).

    Everyone has thier way and means to make a purchase. What is logical to one, may be ridiculous to another. The important thing is that they're out there enjoying the sport. I justified my expense by saying that I was doing my part to support the local economy. (My girlfriend didn't think that was very amuzing.)

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    Used the magic plastic... still in the 0% APR promotion. Trying to spend less now so I can pay it off before the 0% expires.

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    Saving $150 a month to make it work.

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    I have a regular day job that pays the usual expenses. I enjoy teaching and can get a couple thousand $ per course, so I use my teaching income ($15-20K / year) to pay for toys (bikes, laptops, misc. gadgets) and trips.
    2007 QR Lucero
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    I've always been a magic plastic kind of guy. But this time, I'm taking the long view. $100 a month plus selling off a few old toys and 1/2 of all bonuses should put me there in a year about. I don't really want a bike now, but know that if I don't start saving, when I do want one I won't have the available resources.

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    There's also the slow build-up option - upgrade part by part, occasionally making the big frame jump.
    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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    I save, and being an unemployed teenager it requires quite a bit. I may get a job soon, or just save till spring, I dunno.
    Everything I buy is in cash though, so saving is the route for me.

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