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    My mom threw away my Lotus.

    I just got my new 2009 Giant Defy Advanced 3. Carbon. 105/ultegra. So excited. I came home today, and my mom threw away my circa '82 Lotus. (I'm 16 (Edited as my birthday was monday. I forget )). Her explanation? You only need two bikes (the new one and my mountain bike). I paid for the new one, not her. I paid for the Lotus, not her. I just put new tires on it. Cyclone drivetrain. She said it's old and crappy. The paint job was near flawless.
    Last edited by mzeffex; 08-21-09 at 11:54 PM.
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Also, I just thought I was in the Classic and Vintage forum. Oh well, this works too.
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    sucks to hear about your mom throwing away your old bike..

    believe me.. it gets worse once you move out.. cuz they think that anything that's yours is garbage and throw it all out, then turn your room into an entertainment center area.. lol.. but you still got a while till that happens..


    now post some shots of your new Giant beauty.. she sounds purddyyyy..
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    Wonder if it will show up in C&V?: Hey look what I found sitting out at the curb on my way home tonight!
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    Nah, she didn't throw it away. She traded it for an 8-ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    Also, I just thought I was in the Classic and Vintage forum. Oh well, this works too.
    You can have this thread moved there, you just have to ask.
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    Senior Member mzeffex's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    Wonder if it will show up in C&V?: Hey look what I found sitting out at the curb on my way home tonight!
    Oh wow, would that be disappointing.

    Good photo:

    Crappy actual photo:

    It was 95 and humid, then after I got off work (Bike shop, with the new bike), it started storming. So I only got to ride it home.
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    And sure, if you wouldn't mind moving it that would be great!
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    I just got my new 2009 Giant Defy Advanced 3. Carbon. 105/ultegra. So excited. I came home today, and my mom threw away my circa '82 Lotus. (I'm 15). Her explanation? You only need two bikes (the new one and my mountain bike). I paid for the new one, not her. I paid for the Lotus, not her. I just put new tires on it. Cyclone drivetrain. She said it's old and crappy. The paint job was near flawless.
    Just curious, how does a 15 year old earn enough money to buy a new Defy Advanced 3?

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    Pro deal. 100% of summer pay checks going towards it.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Did the trash guys already come? Or did she take it to the dump?

    What's stopping you from going to get it (other than your mom yelling at you?)
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    She took it to the dump. I went over there, they already took the stuff away. I really hope someone found and took it, rather than it being crushed.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Oh parents. I'm glad I had a lock on my door when I went away for college.
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    Sounds like my mom: "We will not be a three bike family!" --- whatever that means.

    sucks dude

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    The Ft Totten Dump? I'm actually making a dump run tomorrow/today. I'll grab it, should I see it...

    What LBS do you work at?

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    Papillon cycles. It's small, but I like it. And no, just a small dump for my neighborhood.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    Nah, she didn't throw it away. She traded it for an 8-ball.

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    Is mom sticking to her guns on this or does she now regret her actions?

    If mom understands what she has done, then start checking out Craig's List etc. and when you find one, present her with the bill. Maybe she'll pay it. At least she may understand what she has done. Here's a lead. http://mobile.craigslist.org/bik/1330231734.html.

    $100 for the bike, about $120 for shipping.

    Here's one for $250 http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1334869607.html

    and here's one at $450 http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1332988468.html



    And when you move out, take everything valuable to you WITH YOU. Mom sounds like she acts before she thinks or talks.
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    Yeah, she didn't apologize. Her theory being that the new bike is nicer, so why keep the old one?
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    And no, just a small dump for my neighborhood.
    Is it too late to ride over there and snatch it? I'm sure you could find someone to hold onto it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    Yeah, she didn't apologize. Her theory being that the new bike is nicer, so why keep the old one?
    Dude, I don't know you or your mother, but I am the dad to 2 kids, one a little older than you. Trust me, by 15 she should have at least some respect for any hard work on your part. I can understand the idea that she doesn't want to be a 3 bike family and had she ordered you to dispose of it (sell it) then I could see her point but chucking a perfectly good Lotus in the trash is (or should be) a mortal sin.

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    I went over earlier, the dumpsters were empty. I checked all of them. The trash ones and the ones for metal/glass/appliances. No luck.
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    At the very least, you should use this as an opportunity to talk to her about what to do/not do with your stuff.

    Maybe tell her that you could have given it away to charity, or to a friend if you didn't want to keep it, or you were going to use it for getting around town.

    At the very least, I think she owes you another bike off craigslist, not that she'd do it. It's just completely idiotic and unreasonable for a parent to throw away something without even asking if it was wanted.
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    I agree. I mean, I'm happy with the new one, but that bike wasn't a beater bike. I really did like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Bummer, dude.

    I moved out at 17, when I got my current "Real" job, which I've been at for almost 5 years now, once I moved out, my parents would at least leave stuff on my doorstep for me to find, they never threw anything of real value away.

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