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    Cranky Old Guys Rule!

    My wife bought this for me.

    I'm thinking I don't mind being called a "cranky old guy" when it's accompanied by this vintage bike.

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    Where did she get it, me want!!

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    Naa. I’m still living in denial (with my wife Cleopatra). I don’t like wearing anything that says “old” on it. Besides, it’s too freaking honest, 1- I’m a “Guy”, 2- I’m of German heritage so I’m genetically “cranky”, 3- I have to admit I’m going more downhill than up so I’m “old”. 4- I don’t think I “rule” anything in my household.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
    I don’t think I “rule” anything in my household.
    Glad to hear that I am not the only one...
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    Senior Member CMC SanDiego's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Where did she get it, me want!!
    She bought it at the county fair at some booth. I'm pretty sure it's one I saw that was purveying "Old Guys" gear, but since I really don't feel old, I didn't even give it a second glance. She surprised me with it later.

    Hey I just looked it up and here is the "Old Guys Rule" site, and they have that shirt and one with a Mtn. bike http://www.oldguysrule.com/catalog/T_Shirts-7-1.html

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    Just the thing to be wearing when you are passing some young whippersnappers on their CF wonderbikes.

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    $20 and then an extra $1 for XXL, that outrageous. I hate when they do that, do they charge an extra for a medium over a small? It really peaves me off! Never would I buy one when they charge the extra buck for me being fat, never I say. Oops, there's my cranky coming out, maybe I do need a new shirt.

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    http://www.oldguysruleuk.co.uk/shop/CRANKY.html

    I am 39, and I am told I am cranky. Maybe I need one .
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    I'd wear one. The caption doesn't interest me, but the picture appears to be a Lambert.

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    I would probably get less criticism with that than my "Life is Crap" t-shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    I'd wear one. The caption doesn't interest me, but the picture appears to be a Lambert.
    I could have sworn it was a Reg Harris.
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    I love it!!!
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    I saw one ... "Old Guys Drool" it had a illustration of a young lovely on it.

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    I'd like to get one of those minus the text. Cool bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    I'd wear one. The caption doesn't interest me, but the picture appears to be a Lambert.
    Nah, it's a Viscount.

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    Is that fork bent?, or is it just your physique?

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    Fork is definitely bent, the tire is touching the down-tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    Fork is definitely bent, the tire is touching the down-tube.
    +1, that bike's def been in a serious head-on (check the top tube). Fork is about to die...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMC SanDiego View Post
    My wife bought this for me.

    I'm thinking I don't mind being called a "cranky old guy" when it's accompanied by this vintage bike.
    I like it. And that is me too, even down to the vintage bike... Sweet!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
    naa. I’m still living in denial (with my wife cleopatra). I don’t like wearing anything that says “old” on it. Besides, it’s too freaking honest, 1- i’m a “guy”, 2- i’m of german heritage so i’m genetically inclined to invade France and Poland, 3- i have to admit i’m going more downhill than up so i’m “old”. 4- i don’t think i “rule” anything in my household.
    fify
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    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1
    .....i’m of german heritage so i’m genetically inclined to invade France and Poland, .....
    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
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    Kill the wabbit... priceless. Haven't thought of that in 20 years.

    cranky old non ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post
    +1, that bike's def been in a serious head-on (check the top tube). Fork is about to die...
    Looking at it with this in mind, I'd say I should have just laid it on the bed without me in it to take the photo. The head-on collision appears to have had a negative impact on the front wheel also.

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    Geoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex pres View Post
    i'm hearing wagner's "die valkyries" in my head - or is it the "kill the rabbit song"
    roflmao!!!

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