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Old 12-25-12, 03:30 PM   #1
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Commuting gifts for Christmas. (whadyaget)

Wife got me some Showers Pass shoe covers. Very cool.
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Old 12-25-12, 03:34 PM   #2
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got my first nice bike well to me it rocks all my others was from walmart this was from the lbs
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Swatch sports watch (easy to wipe clean type), gloves and a bell.
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I got an Airzound and some pepper spray!!
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I received several pairs of nice thick wigwam wool socks and a fleece pull over. They will be welcome additions as the temps continue to drop!
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got my first nice bike well to me it rocks all my others was from walmart this was from the lbs
Well, post pics and details!
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Old 12-25-12, 06:31 PM   #8
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Got a set of Timbuk2 Tandem panniers. Now I just need a rack to mount them on!
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I received several pairs of nice thick wigwam wool socks and a fleece pull over. They will be welcome additions as the temps continue to drop!
I got thick wool Wigwams last year. They're so nice! I don't ride in the rain without them.
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Old 12-25-12, 06:58 PM   #10
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to tired for pics tonight i aite to much and need a nap lol but it is a felt nine flow i love it.i was with dad when he got it 4 weeks ago but didnt get it till today by far it is the best bike i ever rode or had im so excited
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Old 12-25-12, 07:17 PM   #11
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Yep. That's a Park Tool PCS-10 bike stand holding up my trusty steed. My wife rules!!!! She also got me a pair of Sugoi tri-shorts.

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Yep. That's a Park Tool PCS-10 bike stand holding up my trusty steed. My wife rules!!!! She also got me a pair of Sugoi tri-shorts.

I have the very same stand. I like it a lot, makes working on the bike so much easier.
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Old 12-25-12, 10:37 PM   #13
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Yep. That's a Park Tool PCS-10 bike stand holding up my trusty steed. My wife rules!!!! She also got me a pair of Sugoi tri-shorts.
Nice Retroshifts. Mandatory choice for disc brakes?
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A pair of Banjo Bros waterproof panniers. And a pair of New Belgium Fat Tire socks, and a Fat Tire bike bell.
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I got a frame mount bike pump, and a flashing headlight and tail light for my first commuter bike.
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Waterproof pants, super warm socks, and a dry bag for those slushly/rainy commuting days.
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Nice Retroshifts. Mandatory choice for disc brakes?
No. Not mandatory for discs. I just don't happen to like brifters, but hate having to reach down for bar end or down tube shifters. Retroshifters, for me at least, are the best of both worlds. Very simple. Very durable. Very easy to use. Totally convenient to shift with. It's a no-hassle solution to shifting. I love my Retroshifters with all of my heart, mind and soul. If a product can possible be perfect, these shifters are that product. I honestly can't imagine ever using anything else. They spoil you.
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Brave Soldier Road Rash Kit. Coulda used it this fall. Bike dropped out from under me in the rain cornering on crosswalk paint. Two weeks later riding home in the dark on a frozen dirt road I got into a rut that grabbed the front wheel and threw me to the ground, fortunately on the other side. Have matching scars. Now that I've got the kit I won't crash again for years.
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Wife and I got a Cygolite Hotshot rear light, not much of a surprise since I ordered them. Gave the in-laws a headlight/rear light set (Bontrager Ion2 and Flare3) .
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A pair of Levis Commuter pants.
So far so good, but I haven't commuted in them yet.

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I got an Airzound and some pepper spray!!
Do you live in a dangerous neighbourhood or something????

I got some barmitts - because it is damn cold up here, and my regular ski gloves weren't gettin' it done.
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A pair of neoprene socks and Mr. Tuffy tire liners.
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MEC Helmet cover, MEC gaiters (to keep my pants out of the chain and my feet drier), skull cap and a blinky: very happy!
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