Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-10, 04:09 PM   #1
petflunky
Senior? Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Bikes: GMC Topkick mountain bike, Schwinn World Traveler, GMC Denali road bike
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
N+1 strikes the petflunky household today

So, a year or so ago, I gave my beloved Raleigh M-30 mountain bike to my sons friend. His bike was dead, and I decided to do a good deed and give it to him, since I wasn't using it, and he needed transportation. Well, he had it for a month or so, and stripped the crank, causing the pedal to fall off. So, being the nice guy I am, I bought new pedals, and asked my father-in-law fo weld and tap the crank for me. That worked for a while, then it broke again.
Anyway, the kid started driving a few month ago, and mentioned to my son he may be getting rid of the bike. So, I told my son, if he gets rid of it, I'd like it back.
So, guess who called today? Now all I need to do is get a new crank set for it, and it will be ready to go, woo-hoo!

Oh, I am giving the kid a good used computer as a trade. I figured that was a fair trade.
petflunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-10, 04:44 PM   #2
Mudu93
www.markreynoldsfund.org
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Illinois
Bikes: 1993 Titanium Miyata Elevation 8000, Scattante XRL
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Let me get this straight. You are giving the kid a good used computer as a trade for returning the bike you gave him, and attempted to fix for him at your expense. You are very generous sir.
__________________
Mudu93

Please donate to the Mark Reynolds Memorial First Bike Fund at www.markreynoldsfund.org
Mudu93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-10, 05:39 AM   #3
petflunky
Senior? Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Bikes: GMC Topkick mountain bike, Schwinn World Traveler, GMC Denali road bike
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He's a good kid. And it gets an unused computer put to use. so I don't have a problem with it.
petflunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-10, 06:05 AM   #4
stevel610 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Valley Forge: Birthplace of Freedom
Bikes:
Posts: 487
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good Stewardship!
__________________
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
stevel610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-10, 05:15 PM   #5
Mudu93
www.markreynoldsfund.org
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Illinois
Bikes: 1993 Titanium Miyata Elevation 8000, Scattante XRL
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
Good Stewardship!
I guess I just came across sort of cranky (no pun intended) It was a nice thing you did giving him the bike and a nice thing in giving him the computer. I imagine good karma ahead for you!!!
__________________
Mudu93

Please donate to the Mark Reynolds Memorial First Bike Fund at www.markreynoldsfund.org
Mudu93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-10, 05:42 PM   #6
TrekDen
Double Naught Spy
 
TrekDen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2010 Scott CR1 Comp, 2013 Scott Scale 960 MTB
Posts: 1,724
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree, very nice indeed!!!
TrekDen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 07:11 AM   #7
bautieri
Downtown Spanky Brown
 
bautieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
Posts: 2,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good on ya but we're still going to need some pictures of this new bike!
bautieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 12:44 PM   #8
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint
Posts: 14,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 264 Post(s)
wait, why did you get rid of it and why do you want it back?
rumrunn6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 04:50 PM   #9
petflunky
Senior? Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Bikes: GMC Topkick mountain bike, Schwinn World Traveler, GMC Denali road bike
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, I bought a decent department store mountain bike that I really liked. So, since this kids bike was trashed (he had it for several years, outgrew it, and was still riding it), I decided to give him my old bike. So that's why I got rid of it.

After realizing that I still really liked the bike, being the first "real" bike I owned I did have a bit of remorse about giving it to him, especially since he broke it.
Keep in mind, I did not ask for it back. He gave it back. He did mention to my son he was thinking of getting rid of it. I just asked my son to drop a hint that I'd like to be first in line when he gets rid of it.

Anyway, here is a picture of it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg m30.jpg (19.7 KB, 18 views)

Last edited by petflunky; 03-23-10 at 05:15 PM. Reason: little bit of clairifcation
petflunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-10, 05:10 PM   #10
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint
Posts: 14,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 264 Post(s)
nice bike. good luck with the crank!
rumrunn6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 PM.