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Old 03-01-05, 07:50 PM   #1
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Just ride it, you'll grow in to it


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Dang! I thought I was short.

You can tell your wife, Z says a man needs, at minimum, six and 1/2 bikes. One for trail riding, one for riding in bad weather, a vintage 3-speed for cruising through town and doing errands, a randonneur for long distance touring, a really fine bicycle for going on rides, #6 for a project to keep you off the street and out of trouble - especially when the weather is too bad for even riding bike #2, and the 1/2 of a tandem for spending time with your favorite girl (that would be her - and the other half of the tandem counts as hers). Go forth, and assert yourself, and if that fails, start bringing home project rowboats. If she objects to that, pose the natural question - "Would you rather I have rowboats, or bicycles?"
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That's what my dad said when he bought me my first bike - a 24" Royce Union - and skipped the 20" size. On my first solo ride down the side walk I did a face plant and broke my front tooth. 40 years later that tooth is finally worn down enough that it doesn't look broken anymore. Thanks, dad!!
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It looks like the Q factor is proportional.
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Very comfy looking seat. By the way, you know that devil guy who always shows up during theTour de France? This is one of his bicycles. It might be in th Guiness Book of Records, as I recall.
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If she objects to that, pose the natural question - "Would you rather I have rowboats, or bicycles?"
Is that what you're gonna run on your wife when she discovers that Professional frame?

As for the bike in the pic, I think that seat came off my old Columbia.
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Radial rear wheels are for suckers.
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Is that what you're gonna run on your wife when she discovers that Professional frame?

As for the bike in the pic, I think that seat came off my old Columbia.
Nah. I'll give her the choice between cars and bikes. I only suggested rowboats because he lives in New England.
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I think you can still get the original John Deere decals for that bike


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