£6000 pay rise.

alanparsons
alanparsons Posts: 529
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice
Just got a promotion at work.
Comes with £6K* pay rise, please suggest some totally unnessesary cycling puchases for me.
*This will equate to approx £350 per month extra to spend on tat and toys.
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  • velohutts
    velohutts Posts: 288
    colnago master with super record , sorted.
    Enigma Esprit Di2 - Go tI ! Summer !
  • pkripper
    pkripper Posts: 652
    powertap wheel.

    and some chicken nuggets.
  • alanparsons
    alanparsons Posts: 529
    pkripper wrote:
    powertap wheel.

    and some chicken nuggets.
    6,9 or 20 ??
    What dip ??
  • pkripper
    pkripper Posts: 652
    pkripper wrote:
    powertap wheel.

    and some chicken nuggets.
    6,9 or 20 ??
    What dip ??


    One powertap will be fine.
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Something small from Rapha, perhaps a cap or neck cowl, should take care of most of your £6k...
  • housemunkey
    housemunkey Posts: 237
    velohutts wrote:
    colnago master with super record , sorted.

    this............is the dream
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Put it in the bank. Boring but the worlds still so close collapse i would save it.
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    Well done you, Sir! That's not to be sniffed at and does at least feel like a pay rise. How's about a new turbo with sensors etc to work with that Powertap and some downloaded video stuff to get that on-road ride without leaving the comfort of home. Might be perfect if Summer goes like Spring is/has.
  • on-yer-bike
    on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Sad
    Pegoretti
    Colnago
    Cervelo
    Campagnolo
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Lightweights.[/thread]
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  • nochekmate
    nochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Put it in the bank. Boring but the worlds still so close collapse i would save it.

    Is it raining in Mallorca today or something? :lol:
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    Just got a promotion at work.
    Comes with £6K* pay rise, please suggest some totally unnessesary cycling puchases for me.
    *This will equate to approx £350 per month extra to spend on tat and toys.
    Something to do with a project?

    Those of a certain era will get that. I think? :wink:

    PS:- No more Colnago Masters. They are supposed to be rare don't you know? :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Am I the only one that finds the bragging a tad boring?

    I'd probably pay off more of the mortgage myself.
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  • LegendLust
    LegendLust Posts: 1,022
    Just got a promotion at work.
    Comes with £6K* pay rise, please suggest some totally unnessesary cycling puchases for me.
    *This will equate to approx £350 per month extra to spend on tat and toys.

    I blame Thatcher
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    goonz wrote:
    Am I the only one that finds the bragging a tad boring?

    I'd probably pay off more of the mortgage myself.
    Mortgage? :twisted:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • goonz wrote:
    Am I the only one that finds the bragging a tad boring?

    I'd probably pay off more of the mortgage myself.

    I'd spend most of it on women, alcohol and bikes.

    Anything left I'd squander.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Spend £1000 and put the rest in an isa.
    Living MY dream.
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    VTech wrote:
    Spend £1000 and put the rest in an isa.
    Watching that whopping 3% growth get swallowed up by inflation will be just such fun! :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    daviesee wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    Spend £1000 and put the rest in an isa.
    Watching that whopping 3% growth get swallowed up by inflation will be just such fun! :wink:

    There is that but if you have available funds to spare you would be better off saving for a rainy day (it rains a lot in Europe) or knocking it off a mortgage, I took the thought that the OP didnt have a mortgage as most would just knock the extra off the balance for an earlier, easier retirement.
    Living MY dream.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    goonz wrote:
    Am I the only one that finds the bragging a tad boring?

    I'd probably pay off more of the mortgage myself.

    Surely vulgar rather than boring? :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Most people get super excited when they get a pay rise so I wouldnt say he was bragging, if he has spare cash then thats great and all the power to him.
    Living MY dream.
  • I got a 50% pay rise late last year (More of an indication of how incrediby sh*t my salary was before, than a reason to brag about how much I earn now!) but appear to be just as broke by the end of the month. Any link between this and the start of my cycling obsession is purely coincidental. (If my fiancee asks)
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Stupot101 wrote:
    I got a 50% pay rise late last year (More of an indication of how incrediby sh*t my salary was before, than a reason to brag about how much I earn now!) but appear to be just as broke by the end of the month. Any link between this and the start of my cycling obsession is purely coincidental. (If my fiancee asks)

    Everyone is normally in the same position, we tend to live to just above our means meaning we want more than we can afford.
    A £100k pay rise wouldnt be enough.
    Living MY dream.
  • limoneboy
    limoneboy Posts: 480
    I would spend it on travel to all mountains and countries which are on my must ride bucket list , 6k in equipement after all will be worth 60% less in a years time but the memories of stevilo etc will last forever :D
    last month wilier gt -this month ? bh rc1
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    limoneboy wrote:
    I would spend it on travel to all mountains and countries which are on my must ride bucket list , 6k in equipement after all will be worth 60% less in a years time but the memories of stevilo etc will last forever :D

    where would you go ?
    i find travel the best thing anyone can do for memories.
    Living MY dream.
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    VTech wrote:
    where would you go ?
    i find travel the best thing anyone can do for memories.
    6k = long holiday.
    Ferry to Belguim. Do the Classics. Then to Italy through the Alps.
    Chuck in Grossglockner and maybe a few others to get to Stelvio etc.
    Milan - San Remo.
    Ventoux and the Massive Central then through the Pyrenees to the Atlantic.
    Ferry back.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,801
    daviesee wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    where would you go ?
    i find travel the best thing anyone can do for memories.
    6k = long holiday.
    Ferry to Belguim. Do the Classics. Then to Italy through the Alps.
    Chuck in Grossglockner and maybe a few others to get to Stelvio etc.
    Milan - San Remo.
    Ventoux and the Massive Central then through the Pyrenees to the Atlantic.
    Ferry back.

    Preferably not on a Colnago Master though.
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    Preferably not on a Colnago Master though.
    Definitely on the Master! :P
    Pack light, wash as you go, credit card tourism.
    Done a week in the SW of England that way on a racer before.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • VTech wrote:
    limoneboy wrote:
    but the memories of stevilo etc will last forever :D

    where would you go ?

    Whooooooooooooosh
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    VTech wrote:
    Stupot101 wrote:
    I got a 50% pay rise late last year (More of an indication of how incrediby sh*t my salary was before, than a reason to brag about how much I earn now!) but appear to be just as broke by the end of the month. Any link between this and the start of my cycling obsession is purely coincidental. (If my fiancee asks)

    Everyone is normally in the same position, we tend to live to just above our means meaning we want more than we can afford.
    A £100k pay rise wouldnt be enough.

    Actually I don't. A pay rise just means my rate of saving increases. I might spend a little more but it makes almost no difference to my outgoings. Makes for far more financial contentment than people who earn far more than me!
    Faster than a tent.......