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Old 11-01-11, 10:01 AM   #1
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Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I want a new bike. Well, not really a new one, an old steel one, all double-butted with curvaceous lugs holding the frame together. Something special and different enough from the bikes I have now that it wouldn't duplicate anything, a nice road bike that looks pretty. 59cm would fit me. No garish paint please, just one or two rich colors, and chromed fork tips and rear dropouts if that's possible. If it weighs less than 25lbs, that would great - I've been told less is more.

You don't even have to include all the parts. And I can assemble it as a winter project. In fact, it would keep me out of trouble through the winter, and as you know, I get in trouble pretty easily so I could use some help in that regard. I almost don't care what kind of parts it has as long as they work and the gearing is low enough that I can climb Cadillac Mt.

I'm willing to help cover your costs as long as I don't have to pay those ridiculous eBay or CL prices. I even have a few parts already, though the French pieces probably won't fit. I could buy a new bike but that wouldn't be the same as a new old one and it would mean putting off retirement which I'm starting to look forward to.

Next, please bring me some free time so I can work on my bikes and ride them more. A few new roads would be good too, but I realize that's probably not your department. Our roads are okay anyway. I just need more time. And make it stop raining and snowing.

Please make everyone I know enjoy riding as much as I do. They need new bikes, I think. That might help.

While you're at it, could you please bring us all world peace and sustainable resources and a stable population and reliable food supply for all? I know that's asking a lot and you've probably been working on it for a long time. So if my new old bike will get in the way of you finishing that stuff then don't bother with the bike. Give everyone else a bike first and just bring me more time to ride the bikes I have now.

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Old 11-01-11, 10:09 AM   #2
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Nice. Hope you sent it to the right Santa.

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And I always thought Jim was Santa?


Jim is second from right


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Hmm.

Good luck, Jim!

Now, to derail the thread just a teensy little bit, is someone organizing a Secret Santa again this year? Maybe it's time to get that rolling? I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 11-01-11, 11:04 AM   #5
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And I always thought Jim was Santa?
Shhh, this is just part of his cover.

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I got a red windsor cervelo frame for ya.. chrome lugs up front chrome socks all around... I might have to dig to find it's headset. Interested?
edit: I think it's 59 on the dot if I remember right, but it came without the BB just the shell..
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Old 11-02-11, 08:31 AM   #7
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Shhh, this is just part of his cover.
Uh-oh.

Pay no attention to that man behind the beard. (Nobody ever does anyway.)

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I got a red windsor cervelo frame for ya.. chrome lugs up front chrome socks all around... I might have to dig to find it's headset. Interested?
edit: I think it's 59 on the dot if I remember right, but it came without the BB just the shell..
Thanks but not quite what I'm looking for, not all that different from what I have now. Except the color!
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Dear Santa

I read Jim's letter and I'll make mine much easier for you and leave out all
that world peace and end hunger stuff.
What I REALLY want for christmas this year is a Masi Bicycle not even
a new one, a 1974 one from california would be great. If you can't get
one of those a 1970 or older one from Italy would work just as well.
It doesn't have to be red or blue or anything, it can be any color you like.
ONe other thing good about this is you don't have to worry that I'll
shoot my eye out.

Groeten,
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Dear Sinta Klaas,

I read Jim's letter and I'll make mine much easier for you and leave out all
that world peace and end hunger stuff.
What I REALLY want for christmas this year is a Masi Bicycle not even
a new one, a 1974 one from california would be great. If you can't get
one of those a 1970 or older one from Italy would work just as well.
It doesn't have to be red or blue or anything, it can be any color you like.
ONe other thing good about this is you don't have to worry that I'll
shoot my eye out.

Groeten,
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FIFY: "Dear Sinterklaas"
He's the original guy and already slides bikes down the chimney on december 5th!
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Sinterklaas? But I have seen Sinta Klaas, no? Perhaps that's an Americanism (if not a hallucination)? Hmmm.
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Dec. 5th? cool I don't have to wait so long.
actually since I want an italian bike I should probably
change the greeting to
"Ciao il Babbo Natale'
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then
Molto Grazie,
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Dear SANTA thank you for the walmart bike you left me last year .
This year can you please RETURN my COLNAGO back in one piece just the way you took it.
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Dear Santa,

There really isn't much left I really want, and certainly have more than enough bikes. I'll break the trend here and ask for a pair of Bowers and Wilkins headphones and a Talking Heads reunion. I'll settle for The Kinks.
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Old 11-02-11, 10:55 AM   #15
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Dear Santa;
Thanks for coming early!!

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