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the age-old question...

Old 10-17-07, 09:35 PM
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the age-old question...

If you received $10,000 from an inheritance, what would you do with it?

Oh, and to prevent "Foo-ness," I'm talking about what ROAD BIKE RELATED GEAR YOU'D BUY.

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Old 10-17-07, 09:36 PM
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Don't ask... Don't tell....
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I don't know if it's age-old, but I think it is a couple weeks or so, around here anyways.

edit: here it is.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...10%2C000+uncle
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Old 10-17-07, 09:37 PM
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I did. Blew it on skunk weed and wine. Hey, young, dumb and full of ____. Different times.

Oh, and Foo.
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I'd put it in a short term CD.
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assuming I had everything in line (I don't at the moment), I would go someplace rather than buy something. Credit Card tour europe.
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I would get 5 frames - A Soma Doublecross, another Surly Crosscheck, two Salsa Casserolls, and a Surly Karate Monkey. I'd spend about 1500 on each build. In the end, I'd have

A geared cyclcross bike.
A singlespeed cyclocross bike
A geared road/commuter/tourer
A fixed gear/singlespeed road/commuter
A singlespeed mountain bike.
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Old 10-17-07, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tri JP View Post
If you received $10,000 from an inheritance, what would you do with it?

Oh, and to prevent "Foo-ness," I'm talking about what ROAD BIKE RELATED GEAR YOU'D BUY.
I would get myself a $2k bicycle and about $500 in gear (upgrades, clothing, ect) and invest the rest somewhere to grow.
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i would buy a keg of Stella Artois and have Pavement play at my house.
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I would just like to be the first to say, hire a coach and train to be fast or something like that.

Not that I would, but someone always seems to think thats the only thing left.

I would buy a new road bike, or for $10k, about 75-80% of it.
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The $9,995 bike that I saw at my LBS
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build me a sweet merlin Ti.........
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Well buy the $10,000 bike of course, lol

https://www.sbrshop.com/store/product.php?pyid=cb-0118
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Originally Posted by dcbikeguy View Post
I did. Blew it on skunk weed and wine. Hey, young, dumb and full of ____. Different times.

Oh, and Foo.
Spent most of it on wine, women, and song. Squandered the rest.
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Old 10-18-07, 09:46 AM
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I'de get a new Track frame, perhaps a Corima VIF or a BT AL frame? DA fixin's, nice set of Zipp 404 Tracks. Max it out and go get fried at the drome.
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Old 10-18-07, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MrCjolsen View Post
I would get 5 frames - A Soma Doublecross, another Surly Crosscheck, two Salsa Casserolls, and a Surly Karate Monkey. I'd spend about 1500 on each build. In the end, I'd have

A geared cyclcross bike.
A singlespeed cyclocross bike
A geared road/commuter/tourer
A fixed gear/singlespeed road/commuter
A singlespeed mountain bike.
did you know that surly and salsa is owned by the same parent company...go to their website and you will notice that they have the same mailing address...to find their addresses, you have to download their catalogs and look on the last page. I just don't want to ride frame made with 4130 tubing or a steel fork that weighs in at 2.19 pounds.
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Invest it. Train hard. Then buy a new bike in a few years when the money has increased. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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i would buy a keg of Stella Artois and have Pavement play at my house.
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i would buy a keg of Stella Artois and have Pavement play at my house.
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Cycling-related? Hmmmmm ..... I don't really NEED anything cycling related. I can't even think of anything I particularly want.

$10,000 ... or in fact, any amount of money these days would go toward my education and travel. Oh, I suppose travel could be cycling related.
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Buy some REITs in China and India take some active income invest it in short term CDs more to buy a new bike in a year.
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