£6000 pay rise.

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  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    daviesee wrote:
    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.

    I was trying to disuade him from buying the bike ;-)

    If it was my cash I'd be on the Master, c-card in the (Rapha) jersey and a fine pair of Dromarti leather touring shoes on my feet.
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    If it was my cash I'd be on the Master, c-card in the (Rapha) jersey and a fine pair of Dromarti leather touring shoes on my feet.
    My Sidi spds would do okay but the Dromartis would add a bit extra je ne sais quoi. :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Rolf F wrote:
    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!


    Sadly your in the VERY small minority. People just don't do this as a rule which is why we are in so much trouble.
    It's like people who now have the smallest repayments on their houses ever yet spend the difference instead of overpaying. They are ripping themselfs off !

    I am daft when it comes to buying at times but I know I am which is at least half the battle. I am trying to get better though.
    Living MY dream.
  • monsterhill
    monsterhill Posts: 106
    Who gives a sh*T Mr.Bragg pants
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    Somebody is taking this tínternet thing a bit too seriously. :twisted:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • just go down aspers. just remember to save a bit fo the taxi home in case you miss the last train.

    that said it is a bit classless posting on a forum of a payrise. especially with so many socialists on here!
  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Blimey! A chap comes on here with 6 grand to burn on bike bits and the best we can come up with is paying it against a mortgage or an ISA!

    How about a computer of some sort? HRM and cadence, naturally, some nice climbing wheels and then take yourself off to Majorca (you could cheer Jeff up with a pint or two) and then get some decent rides in the sun.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Who gives a sh*T Mr.Bragg pants


    Hehehe, how old are you ? :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
    Living MY dream.
  • alanparsons
    alanparsons Posts: 529
    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.
    Sounds fantastic, unfortunately to get the rise I need to actually go to work.
    Thanks for the investment advice, but I currently have no mortgage or kids and live within my means, so I thought it would be interesting to see what people on here would do with a nice cash injection.
    Sorry to those who consinder it bragging/vulgar.
    I currently have I Wilier which I love so the next bike will be a GranTurismo in white/red/black possibly with Di2.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Don't worry about the haters my friend, if you've got a rise your obviously doing good at work so you don't need to explain yourself here or anywhere.
    No kids, get to Vegas sir !!!
    Living MY dream.
  • mattmaximus
    mattmaximus Posts: 132
    Good game this, like a scaled down 'what would you do if you won the lottery?'

    The Gran Turismo is a nice looking bike but I reckon I'd have a Colnago CLX 3.0 with Di2 and some upgraded wheels - ENVE 6.7s ought to take care of most of the rest of the budget. Ooh, and some really nice shoes - Bont Zeros?

    If you're looking for something 'special' meaning a one-off then a bespoke steel frame would be ideal, but I'm just a sucker for fat carbon tubes.

    Savour the moment - you are in an enviable position, sir.
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    Sounds fantastic, unfortunately to get the rise I need to actually go to work.
    Thanks for the investment advice, but I currently have no mortgage or kids and live within my means, so I thought it would be interesting to see what people on here would do with a nice cash injection.
    Sorry to those who consinder it bragging/vulgar.
    I currently have I Wilier which I love so the next bike will be a GranTurismo in white/red/black possibly with Di2.
    Speaking to a guy in a specialist bike shop that sell some really nice bikes - He was just back from a tour of the Time factory and was very impressed buy their attention to detail and quality. Apparently they make a loss on every frame sold. At your budget maybe they are worth a look.
    See what I did there? :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • roypsb
    roypsb Posts: 309
    VTech wrote:
    Don't worry about the haters my friend, if you've got a rise your obviously doing good at work so you don't need to explain yourself here or anywhere.

    This.

    Enjoy your spending sir.
  • FransJacques
    FransJacques Posts: 2,148
    alan parsons, you need a project!

    (all credit to Dave C, you spotted it first, I had to guild the lilly, tho Austin Power II or III beat us both to it. they also had "what comes after Preparation G?" joke to boot)
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    If you have no kids and mortgage and no intention of getting on the property ladder, I'd save up a few years and buy a Porsche.
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    n+1 is well and truly on track
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  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    goonz wrote:
    If you have no kids and mortgage and no intention of getting on the property ladder, I'd save up a few years and buy a Porsche.


    Now thats the way to do it :)
    Every time you look onto the drive and see the porka sitting there ready for a sunny day you will be filled with happiness :)
    CHeap to run, cheap to service and cheap to insure.
    Living MY dream.
  • saprkzz
    saprkzz Posts: 592
    The problem with hobbies if you keep at them you will always want something different and new.

    I spunked £6k on a road bike in October last year, and already its in bits in the garage after having bought a new frame swapping the components over and will get rid of the old frame. I would buy a lesser bike (around the £3k area), these will do the same job, and then spend money on toys like garmin's, oakleys, carbon sole shoes, etc etc... Thats what I would do anyway :lol: :roll:
  • Strith
    Strith Posts: 541
    Hookers, cocaine and holidays. In that order or at the same time, how ever you fancy really.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    Strith wrote:
    Hookers, cocaine and holidays. In that order or at the same time, how ever you fancy really.


    A guy I worked with sold a software company and went through $6.2 in 18 months in Vegas on hookers and cocaine. Ive asked him about it and he truly says he dont remember much but it was fun.
    He now resides between south beach miami and london and has started again, he has told me and several friends that he loves the chase of earning money and building a business more than what comes after.
    Living MY dream.
  • VTech wrote:
    goonz wrote:
    If you have no kids and mortgage and no intention of getting on the property ladder, I'd save up a few years and buy a Porsche.


    Now thats the way to do it :)
    Every time you look onto the drive and see the porka sitting there ready for a sunny day you will be filled with happiness :)
    CHeap to run, cheap to service and cheap to insure.

    or you might as well but a vw beetle/hitlermobile.
  • *This will equate to approx £350 per month extra to spend on tat and toys.

    Couple of pairs of Oakleys a month! 8)
  • daviesee
    daviesee Posts: 6,386
    VTech wrote:
    A guy I worked with sold a software company and went through $6.2 in 18 months in Vegas on hookers and cocaine. Ive asked him about it and he truly says he dont remember much but it was fun.
    A whole $6.20!
    They must have been cheap. :P
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    I forgot the "m".
    Living MY dream.
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    I dont need cheering up but a week in mallorca is well recomended. The weather this coming week is forcast to be epic. I did a 60 mile loop after work last night in the evening sun. Beautiful. Id still say save the money. Im with rolf, as my income has risen i have saved the difference, hence why im now facing unemployment (but im sorted sart new job nov) i can pay my morgage for probably ten years with savings. I have never had a very well paid job as such i have just managed my finances. Shame more people have not or we would not be in the mess we are. Its boring to save it all yes so buu something nice and then keep the rest. You never know when you will need it. Most expensive thing i ever got was a girlfriend. Makes cycling look cheap.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    I dont need cheering up but a week in mallorca is well recomended. The weather this coming week is forcast to be epic. I did a 60 mile loop after work last night in the evening sun. Beautiful. Id still say save the money. Im with rolf, as my income has risen i have saved the difference, hence why im now facing unemployment (but im sorted sart new job nov) i can pay my morgage for probably ten years with savings. I have never had a very well paid job as such i have just managed my finances. Shame more people have not or we would not be in the mess we are. Its boring to save it all yes so buu something nice and then keep the rest. You never know when you will need it. Most expensive thing i ever got was a girlfriend. Makes cycling look cheap.

    Try a wife, 100 times more expensive! I bought a house I probably would never have if I wasn't married!
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
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  • junglist_matty
    junglist_matty Posts: 1,731
    saprkzz wrote:
    The problem with hobbies if you keep at them you will always want something different and new.

    I spunked £6k on a road bike in October last year, and already its in bits in the garage after having bought a new frame

    Ouch :oops:
  • saprkzz
    saprkzz Posts: 592
    goonz wrote:
    I dont need cheering up but a week in mallorca is well recomended. The weather this coming week is forcast to be epic. I did a 60 mile loop after work last night in the evening sun. Beautiful. Id still say save the money. Im with rolf, as my income has risen i have saved the difference, hence why im now facing unemployment (but im sorted sart new job nov) i can pay my morgage for probably ten years with savings. I have never had a very well paid job as such i have just managed my finances. Shame more people have not or we would not be in the mess we are. Its boring to save it all yes so buu something nice and then keep the rest. You never know when you will need it. Most expensive thing i ever got was a girlfriend. Makes cycling look cheap.

    Try a wife, 100 times more expensive! I bought a house I probably would never have if I wasn't married!

    Try a wife and two kids! I have bought barbie toys i probably would never have if i wasnt married with kids! :lol::lol:
  • snowley
    snowley Posts: 149
    I'd imagine half of the £6k will go to HMRC so lets all take about spending £3k instead....

    And yes, women are ever so expensive!!
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    I dont need cheering up but a week in mallorca is well recomended. The weather this coming week is forcast to be epic. I did a 60 mile loop after work last night in the evening sun. Beautiful. Id still say save the money. Im with rolf, as my income has risen i have saved the difference, hence why im now facing unemployment (but im sorted sart new job nov) i can pay my morgage for probably ten years with savings. I have never had a very well paid job as such i have just managed my finances. Shame more people have not or we would not be in the mess we are. Its boring to save it all yes so buu something nice and then keep the rest. You never know when you will need it. Most expensive thing i ever got was a girlfriend. Makes cycling look cheap.

    +1 here. £6000 = 10 year's worth of weekly spring training in Majorca.

    As for saving, fine, if you must, just don't put more than 100 grand anywhere, as you might end up getting a haircut!
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    saprkzz wrote:
    goonz wrote:
    Most expensive thing i ever got was a girlfriend. Makes cycling look cheap.

    Try a wife, 100 times more expensive!

    Try a wife and two kids!
    Try a wife and a girlfriend!! They'll have you penniless soon as they find out. :)