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    surly old man jgedwa's Avatar
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    Rookies. All my bikes are the same color. At a glance from the unlearned, it is not altogether clear which bike is which. Or, therefore, how many of them there are.

    jim

    p.s., pro-tip: wait until delicate souls are away on business before you use the dishwasher to wash bike parts.
    Cross Check Nexus7, IRO Mark V, Trek 620 Nexus7, Karate Monkey half fat, IRO Model 19 fixed, Amp Research B3, Surly 1x1 half fat fixed, and more...
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    Ride on! Couldn't believe it but just tonight was shopping with approval for a tandem. More or less my thought was for her and not so much for me. I don't always like leaving her behind so the tandem is part solution.

    Ps. Nothing to hide. She never questions me on purchases and I don't question her.

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    You're missing out - it's MORE fun after marriage if you're with the right person


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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    You're missing out - it's MORE fun after marriage if you're with the right person

    My marriage of 28 years has survived gunshot wounds, deployments, two kids, cancer, and a pair of mothers-in-law.
    It would NOT survive a ride on a tandem. If it works for you, then God bless you both.

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Right now I have 10 bikes that I ride. I have paid for every one with profits I have made from flipping bikes. I used bike profits to pay for our vacation last year. I am building up the bike fund again for this years vacation. My wife has no problem whatsoever with me buying bike stuff. She knows it isn't costing us anything and she will have a vacation where she can spend money on anything she wants no questions asked.
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    Senior Member Drillium Dude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by top506 View Post
    My marriage of 28 years has survived gunshot wounds...
    Damn, that must have been some argument

    DD
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    KingoftheMountain wannabe Savagewolf's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    Damn, that must have been some argument

    DD
    It was probably an argument about finding a "rusty pile of bike trash" with a $300 bill of sale attached to it on Valentines day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gdando View Post
    I made the mistake of comparing my three bicycles to her "x" pairs of shoes and "y" # of purses. I guess my math is different from hers.
    Check if any of the purses say Coach on them, then you'd have a leg to stand on. Three bikes is barely anything to get upset over, in the world of collecting bikes. I have around 25-30 at the moment, and all is well on the home front.,,,,BD

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    Must... ride... more... Phil_gretz's Avatar
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    Like others here, my bikes and tools are funded by profits made from flipping and servicing bikes. And I don't have extravigant tastes, so none of my bikes are fancy ones, simply functional and well maintained.

    But here's the rub. My bride needs me to be involved in many aspects of our lives. From spending time with her, doing projects together, cooking and cleaning, making needed home repairs, preparing for an upcoming wedding in May, volunteering time at church, helping our now young adult daughters with decision making as needed, and earning a regular paycheck...you get the picture..., I have other priorities that don't allow much time for anything related to bikes except riding.

    So having a bunch of project bikes in the queue becomes a point of dispute. And quite frankly, I accept her perspective on things. Priorities must remain priorities, and sometimes earning a bit of pocket cash has to take a back seat to rebuilding a patio deck or caulking 20-year old wood trim.

    Sigh.

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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    Priorities must remain priorities, and sometimes earning a bit of pocket cash has to take a back seat to rebuilding a patio deck or caulking 20-year old wood trim.
    Yeah. My basement (a.k.a. the bike workshop) is currently cluttered with a disassembled clothes washer waiting for me to install a new drive coupling. Home things take priority.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    Damn, that must have been some argument

    DD
    Job related, no spouse involved.
    If there were I'd be dead. That woman can shoot the eyes out of a snake.....

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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Mine's a good shot too. Heaven help me if I ever forget Valentine's Day…or her birthday.

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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    My wife can't hit a target 5 feet away without a laser, and unless it's a .22. She's good at almost everything involving hand-eye...but she can't shoot, and she hates it. I'm not much worried about being shot by her!

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    You let your wives have guns? The full moon does strange things to the women(wife and 2 teenage daughters) in my house. A loaded weapon is not advisable.
    75 Kobe Capri,'77 Schwinn Paramount,'85 Bridgestone 400, '93 Mongoose 450, '03 Serotta Colorado III

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    Cisalpinist Italuminium's Avatar
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    I met a girl a few years ago who beat the living daylights out of me with a sword. Good times at the fencing club.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    This thread is 'spinning' but some VERY good justification mentioned. Above talked about flipping bikes, Coach, etc. well that reminds me I might be close to turning in my man card.

    I'll admit if out with her and if she wants to check out a Goodwill store or the like, no longer do I just wait in the car. Matter of fact, I've scored myself and also encourage her to buy over fancy labeled hand bags! She's flipped a few for some tidy profit's on fleabay. Had no clue how crazy the demand is. $5 and $10 bags fetching $150 to $400!!

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    pneu a' plat rootboy's Avatar
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    WHAT!? Your Goodwill store is way behind the curve. Even the one I used to visit 15 years ago got hip to the collectible thing early, and started selling their better stuff on ebay.

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    ^^RB- I did notice a locked glass cabinet with an ebay printout but don't believe they follow the trends. Picked up a nice original Raleigh Twenty for less than $10 (incl. tax). An upper end Tumi attaché (USA made) for $4.00 like new. Brand new Coach large bag $5.00 and yes- genuine. Feeling guilty lately.... vintage 1920's furniture for under $10, shhhhh.... flipped for $xxxx. They seem to have high traffic and they don't care about the prices.... just move the stuff.

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    Senior Member Sir_Name's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    My better half likes getting bike schwag for any reason... but now she has an entire shop to play in.

    She also mentioned that she would like to learn how to do a little brazing.

    She is hot on so many levels.
    Wow.

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