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Old 08-25-12, 10:37 PM   #1
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In which I'm basically the nicest spouse ever

Today is my birthday - and I let my husband buy himself a "new" bike today and went with him to pick it up. He did take me out for an awesome dinner though.

So, the bike my husband he got wasn't C&V, but we were chatting with the seller and asked him what other kinds of bikes he rides. Then the seller shows us a room full of probably 20 C&V road bikes! All high end vintage road bikes and in great condition. He said he rides a different one each week. The trip was definitely worth it for me to see such an amazing collection!
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Did you go to Southlake?
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How nice you to let you hubby buy a bike and settle for dinner.

What did he buy? Pics? What kind of C&V did the sseller have?


BTW have you been reading Around the World in 80 days?
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Happy Birthday. But..your birthday and he gets the present? You are a great wife, Id say.
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Did you go to Southlake?
Yes, it was Southlake.

BG - he mostly had Italian bikes - Colnago, Alan, Bottecchia, etc. but I also saw a Miyata there and Bob Jackson. Sorry, no Bianchi.
Hubby's new bike is an aluminum road bike with a carbon fork & carbon seatstays. Beautiful glossy black. It was made by a local builder. I don't have any pics b/c I just have my crappy iPhone 3G camera, but I'll try to convince the hubster to take some pics.
I think I may have read Around the World in 80 Days a long time ago, not recently.
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Happy Birthday. But..your birthday and he gets the present? You are a great wife, Id say.
Thanks Rootboy. I may ride the new bike from time to time....
I got some nice presents and a great birthday dinner though so it's all good.
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I sometimes "hate" looking at sellers collections. Been looking for a Landshark ever since I saw a beauty in a guy's living room (I bought my chrome Katakura from him).

All kidding aside, seeing other people's stuff can introduce you to interesting brands, build strategies, etc.
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