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    I didn't win a frame on ebay last night

    Thank God; I have too much stuff as it is!

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    I had a snipe in for a frameset the other day. I cancelled my snipe about a half hour before it ended. I just wasn't ready to hear, "Justin! Did you buy ANOTHER bike!?" when my wife found it on the porch.

    I did win this little guy, though.
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    "JUSTIN! ...did you buy another head tube badge?"

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    She thought the last one was really cool. I bought a Gazelle badge that came from the Netherlands and she found the addressing pretty comical as "United States" was in Dutch. She also thinks it's funny to pronounce "Nederland". What can I say? She's easily amused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    I had a snipe in for a frameset the other day. I cancelled my snipe about a half hour before it ended. I just wasn't ready to hear, "Justin! Did you buy ANOTHER bike!?" when my wife found it on the porch.
    My wife disovered my last frame purchase in my closet where I had stashed it between 2 suits. They look everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    My wife disovered my last frame purchase in my closet where I had stashed it between 2 suits. They look everywhere.
    Haha!
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    Head badges are easier to smuggle in past their keen radar. I think mine has infra red, magnetic resonance imaging software built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    My wife disovered my last frame purchase in my closet where I had stashed it between 2 suits. They look everywhere.
    Hmm, I've had a frame that was hiding in the basement for a few months sitting in my work stand the last week and my wife hasn't even commented. I find keeping them in parts makes them harder to count!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    Hmm, I've had a frame that was hiding in the basement for a few months sitting in my work stand the last week and my wife hasn't even commented. I find keeping them in parts makes them harder to count!
    N+1,

    Where N is to impossible to determine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    I had a snipe in for a frameset the other day. I cancelled my snipe about a half hour before it ended. I just wasn't ready to hear, "Justin! Did you buy ANOTHER bike!?" when my wife found it on the porch.

    I did win this little guy, though.
    best part about that link is the quote from the seller. and what an awesome Dutch/Indonesian name!
    ABOUT ME:
    MY NAME IS KLEMENS CYRILLUS KESIN NIRON, I WAS BORN IN FLORES INDONESIA IN 1983, AND NOW MY HEART IS ARRESTED BY A BEAUTIFUL JOGJA WOMAN (ABSOLUTELY MY LOVELY WIFE) SO IT LEADS ME TO LIVE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY (BUT STILL NO JOB FOR ME T_T )....WE ARE ROMAN CATHOLIC, SO I START TO BUILD MY BUSINESS SELLING VINTAGE BICYCLE PARTS, UNIQUE ART & HANDICRAFT FROM JOGJAKARTA ON EBAY... AND FOR ALL WHO PURCHASE MY STUFF: "THOUSANDS OF THANKS FROM ME.... YOU ARE EVERYTHING.."

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    Yeah, I sent the guy $15 with the assumption that this is a scam. Even at my relatively young age I forget just about everything so if the badge does indeed show up, well, yay. If nothing else, for $15 I received "thousands of thanks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    Yeah, I sent the guy $15 with the assumption that this is a scam. Even at my relatively young age I forget just about everything so if the badge does indeed show up, well, yay. If nothing else, for $15 I received "thousands of thanks".
    You know, assuming it shows up, it's only a matter of time until you feel you need the frame to go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jptwins View Post
    best part about that link is the quote from the seller. and what an awesome Dutch/Indonesian name!
    ABOUT ME:
    MY NAME IS KLEMENS CYRILLUS KESIN NIRON, I WAS BORN IN FLORES INDONESIA IN 1983, AND NOW MY HEART IS ARRESTED BY A BEAUTIFUL JOGJA WOMAN (ABSOLUTELY MY LOVELY WIFE) SO IT LEADS ME TO LIVE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY (BUT STILL NO JOB FOR ME T_T )....WE ARE ROMAN CATHOLIC, SO I START TO BUILD MY BUSINESS SELLING VINTAGE BICYCLE PARTS, UNIQUE ART & HANDICRAFT FROM JOGJAKARTA ON EBAY... AND FOR ALL WHO PURCHASE MY STUFF: "THOUSANDS OF THANKS FROM ME.... YOU ARE EVERYTHING.."
    What's with the bit about being Roman Catholic? Trying to distance himself from our Muslim, Indonesian born president?

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    Trying to curry favor with the Pope so he can snag that anniversary Colnago the pontiff has and part it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    If nothing else... I received "thousands of thanks".
    Cool! That (and $15) should buy you a nice headbadge.

    Should. Yes, I said should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
    You know, assuming it shows up, it's only a matter of time until you feel you need the frame to go with it.
    I had enough sense to start with the bike. I'm going to go in a different direction with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    Trying to curry favor with the Pope so he can snag that anniversary Colnago the pontiff has and part it out.
    I think there's a novena for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    Thank God; I have too much stuff as it is!
    I lost one by 2 cents yesterday. One penny would have tied, the second would have won. I am very sure it was only by that much as the typical bid increment at the price level was more, and due to the timing.

    That is okay.

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    bikes are stupid.

    in any event, i have enough of these ******** items that my wife doesnt usually realize when a new one shows up.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    . She also thinks it's funny to pronounce "Nederland". What can I say? She's easily amused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    Hmm, I've had a frame that was hiding in the basement for a few months sitting
    in my work stand the last week and my wife hasn't even commented. I find keeping them in parts makes them harder to count!
    Fascinating. I, too, have recently discovered this. I suspect it
    will contribute to my eventual ruin. I just really am not up to
    another divorce at this point in my life.
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