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    bike related Christmas presents or whatever

    I recieved some money and a gift certificate for a LBS. The money from my mother in law, a hundred bucks (how many guys can say that?) The gift certificate from my daughters boyfriend. The gift certificate is going toward my new wheelset I'm having built and with the money I bought myself some new cone wrenches and a star type allen wrench and a park cable cutter ( no more ragged cable housing for me. What did some of you out there recieve as Christmas booty related to bicycles?
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    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Surprisingly, nothing bike related. But I also didn't get any static when I brought an orphaned Motobecane Grand Touring home a week before Christmas.

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    No bike related gifts from family/friends this year. I think they are trying to discourage my hobby. Not to worry though. I found a Raleigh on my local craigslist today. A great deal not to be passed up. Wife was out shopping for after Christmas bargains so I followed her example and bought the Raleigh.

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    I didn't get a bike, but I did get a Magellan GPS that I'll use on club rides.
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    not getting, but GIVING a bike this year. have a little christmas party with friends every year and cleaned up a dejected ladies western flyer for the name i drew (her last bike got stolen near the end of summer, from a church parking lot!). will show some pics soon, Happy Holidays~

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    Nothing, but I ordered myself a set of NOS Cyclone dt shifters, a Winner freewheel, and an unusual handelbar bag to go on my new Velo-orange rack. Too bad I won't get the bag for at least two weeks.

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    Lamplight what kind of bag did you get?
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Stringbreaker, I got a Park cable cutter, too (by special request).

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    stringbreaker stringbreaker's Avatar
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    Yeah I tried it out yesterday and it works like a charm no more crushed cable.
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    I got a pair of cycling gloves, an LED strap on headlight for my helmet and my buddy gave me the bike puzzle below.

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    I'm afraid the family and friends would not have a clue so I bought myself a Nervar Star crankset and a REG handlebar mount water bottle cage. Unfortunately I don't have the appropriate 23.35mm crank puller to remove the old crank and I'm having to make a couple of trips to the hardware store to fabricate some mounting brackets that will work for the bottle cage so I won't have pictures for a few days.
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    My 16 year old son bought be a Park Tool all-in-one gizmo - it's got the wrenches, screwdriver, spoke tools, etc. A very thoughtful gift. My daughter got me the camelback with insulated tube [for winter riding] that I picked out and ordered. She's, unfortunately, neglected to pay for it yet.
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    My wifey surprised me with the Ultimate Pro Elite bike workstand! I had given her the Performance catalog a few months ago with the stand circled with "Christmas?" written in at the top of the page, but I never thought she'd get it for me.....I was hoping for my birthday or fathers day or my anniversary(all in June), but not Christmas....

    Received the Floyd Landis book from one of my boys....should be a good read.

    ....also received a Performance gift card for $100.00 from mother-in-law!

    Edit: I was able to contact Performance today and they transferred over credits from my wifes purchase over to my Team Performance acct....so my gift card is now worth about $130.00
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    No bike stuff for me under the tree (or the Hannukah bush, for that matter), but my wife and mother-in-law did buy me an HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, so I have more capacity to scan the old bike catalogs and ephemera that I have.

    Of course, there are the bike-related things I bought myself: the Ron Blanton frameset I've posted about and a 70s Falcon frameset still to arrive.

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    My wife said she was tired of seeing tools all over the shop so she gave me one of the Lowes "Kobalt" rolling tool cabinets with the top chest in stainless steel. Also got some tools from my son. I've got enough points on my performance card to get another PCS-10 stand... life is grand.

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    Gave myself a new cassette from Santa. I wanted to customize my current cassette to better fit my riding style. Kind of a shame to only use 4 of the 7 new cogs!

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    a pair of 81 campy aero cranks
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    to put on my 81tt bike. although i havent gotten them in the mail yet.
    Last edited by lofter; 12-27-07 at 02:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Lamplight what kind of bag did you get?
    This one from Jitensha Studios:




    I considered a Berthoud bag, but they are quite expensive and everything else on the bike is Japanese, so I figured it would be more fitting. Plus I love the Japanese logo.

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    Two years' old issues of VBQ (now renamed BQ). Good, informative reading.
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    I "recieved" a completed new workshop and a gift certificate for a resto paint job for my Colnago Arabesque. Not 100% organized or set up yet but it's finished and I'm happy. Wanted a "real" shop for years and finally realized my dream last weekend thanks to a great wife who understands and appreciates my passion for cycling. This is my ultimate "man cave" if you will!




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    Senior Member Lamplight's Avatar
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    Wow, I own a lot of bikes but all of yours appear to be really nice ones, and most of mine are mediocre at best! I really, really like the ultra narrow roll-up door.

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    Got a Discovery Channel jersey (clearance I'm sure!) which is awesome and a gc to the local LBS which will go towards an entry level Moutain bike. (Giant Rincon or Trek 4300).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Yeah I tried it out yesterday and it works like a charm no more crushed cable.
    I have one word for you, Benjamin: "Dremel."

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    I did a "don't buy me anything, I have something in mind." Which is: a new set of wheels -- old but NOS Deore XT 36H front, even older 3-speed Sturmey-Archer AW 40-spoke rear,Velocity Dyad 700C rims, 14/15 DB spokes, Pasela Tourgard belted tires 32 mm, and black Esge P45 fenders; from Mike McGettigan at Trophy Bikes in Philly. I've decided to build up my Nishiki Prestige frame as my NYC bulletproof-but-posh-vintage commuter.

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    That workshop is prettier than any LBS I've been in for a while.

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