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    I love my brother but...

    Ok, first my brother destroys my old raleigh by drilling holes in the seat stays (don't ask), now he called me a few days to say he had bought me a Raleigh Carlton Super Course, that he had found at a flea market, for Christmas. I called him today to remind him not to leave it outside and he tells me he took it to a local bike shop for a tune up and the guy there offered him $150 for it (6 times what he paid), so of course my brother took the money and bought me a DVD for Christmas. Arghhh!
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    It's not too late to return his presents, is it? You could always say someone offered you 3 times what they were worth.........
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    oh, man. your brother sounds like a goofball. i mean that in the nicest way possible.

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    Hey bikebuddha! You got yourself some kinda bikebruddha!

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    You've disowned him by now, I assume?

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    The funny thing is he thinks a DVD is a much better present than an old bike.
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    Sounds as if this fellow has a few holes in his head too, and is oblivious to the idea of decent manners.

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    Which DVD? We have to know in order to make a fair judgement of the situation. If it was a Chinese bootleg version of Star Wars Episodel - The Phantom Menace with incorrect subtitles, then I don't understand what the problem is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    Which DVD?
    Probably "Girls Gone Wild".
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha
    The funny thing is he thinks a DVD is a much better present than an old bike.
    He's not worth keeping as a brother .................

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha
    The funny thing is he thinks a DVD is a much better present than an old bike.
    WTF is is a DVD of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    Probably "Girls Gone Wild".
    Better yet:



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    bump...

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    You've disowned him by now, I assume?

    East Hill
    To h*** with disowned. You've beaten the s*** out of him by now, I assume? Yeah, yeah, peace on earth and goodwill towards men - but there are limits.
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    Repeat after me:

    There's only one more day, there's only one more day, there's only one more day...

    At least ,there's only one more working day for me, the dedicated USPS employee.

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    Update: The DVD that I brother thought would be perfect for me, Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I love that guy but sometimes....
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

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    Go to the shop and find the person who bought the Carlton. Explain to them that the bike was yours and give them the $150 back (and a sixer of ___). If that doesn't work, restate and threaten legal action. When you get the bike back, go beat $150 worth of hide out of your brother!!

    (and thank him for the DVD )

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    Hold on now. I have to ask. Why did your brother drill holes in your old Raleigh?

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    And your brother is still alive because, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    Hold on now. I have to ask. Why did your brother drill holes in your old Raleigh?
    i know you already said not to ask, but i've been wondering why someone would do this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnydelnegro
    i know you already said not to ask, but i've been wondering why someone would do this as well.
    Less air resistance, duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastershake916
    Less air resistance, duh!
    No. No. No. Those old Nottingham Raleighs are full of porridge. They need to be drained.

    Last edited by jjvw; 12-26-06 at 06:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    Hold on now. I have to ask. Why did your brother drill holes in your old Raleigh?
    Cause he's eBaying 3Rensho pursuit bike knock-offs on eBay:





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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha
    Update: The DVD that I brother thought would be perfect for me, Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I love that guy but sometimes....



    That movie has the distinction of being the ONLY movie I ever walked out on while it was playing in a theater, and demanded (and received!) a refund.

    Your brother belongs in a home.........
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman


    That movie has the distinction of being the ONLY movie I ever walked out on while it was playing in a theater, and demanded (and received!) a refund.

    Your brother belongs in a home.........
    Sweet.

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