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    What goes???? The bike or GF?????

    My office has 3 pieces of art---paintings------ hanging from to walls. I have french doors going out onto the patio, and I keep my Moots Compact sitting against the French doors. She told me, "You need to move that bike." I told her, "I like my art."

    What Goes?????? The bike or the GF??????????

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    You have to ask???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    You have to ask???
    Hell yes. Gotta be PC in these days.

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    PC or PW?
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    PC or PW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    PC or PW?
    I didn't think we could refer to that on this forum.
























    Great post

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    Put your Moots in bed beside you. That simple gesture will carry a message to the GF. If things should by chance fall out poorly for you, then you can get into the rotation for sharing the inflatable doll that DG and I pass back and forth. We find "her" very compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    Put your Moots in bed beside you. That simple gesture will carry a message to the GF.
    Wouldn't that be a "Moot point"?



    CC or DG, is your gf equipped with a Presta or Schraeder valve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    Wouldn't that be a "Moot point"?



    CC or DG, is your gf equipped with a Presta or Schraeder valve?

    lolololol Have to ask DG that one.....he's normally the one who pumps her up.

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    I'd like to see photos of both before I give any advice on this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camilo
    I'd like to see photos of both before I give any advice on this matter.
    +1 with Camilo.
    This being the 50+ forum I think a good GF can be a valuable asset, and there are lots of acceptable places to store a bike, even a very very nice bike.

    The final answer might also depend on what she meant by "you need to move that bike". Did she mean: a. "you need to put it in the garage because it might get stolen from the patio" or b. "the basement is a drier place for that Ti beauty" or c. "get that eye sore outa my sight"

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    She's probably on some other forum right now asking if a BF is worth having an ugly bike in the room.

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    I'm not well known for good advice, taking or giving, but I think you
    need a trip to Steamboat to be properly fitted for a PSYCHLO-X which
    will complement your COMPACT. The COMPACT needs a friend.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    lolololol Have to ask DG that one.....he's normally the one who pumps her up.
    I was about to say you should ask CrossChain, because he ... oh hell, I can't think of anything funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    My office has 3 pieces of art---paintings------ hanging from to walls. I have french doors going out onto the patio, and I keep my Moots Compact sitting against the French doors. She told me, "You need to move that bike." I told her, "I like my art."

    What Goes?????? The bike or the GF??????????

    I have a Bianchi from 1990 it has "outlived" two wives and countless girlfriends in the last 17 years. I think you know my answer.

    Of course now there are 6 other bikes. And in the process of buying 3 more over the next 3 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vireo
    I have a Bianchi from 1990 it has "outlived" two wives and countless girlfriends in the last 17 years. I think you know my answer.

    Of course now there are 6 other bikes. And in the process of buying 3 more over the next 3 months

    Man, I know that one. I have an '87 Specialized Sirrus that's gone through a 12year wife and an 8year GF. Steel is Real. Trouble with being back on 1 income: no funds for more bikes for a while. What self-indulgent, milk and honey lives you married guys live.

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    My wife kept her new bike in the living room for the first few weeks. I kinda liked it.
    Maybe she needs a bike?
    Otherwise, I hope you don't miss her too much.
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    If the girl friend is getting annoyed about a Beautiful bike being in your Office- then what else is she going to find that is annoying. Rebuilding the bike in the kitchen? or changing the tyres in the lounge?
    Time for a rethink on the priorities.
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    Wall hooks, right up there with the rest of the art.







    I ment the bike.....

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    Who's office is it? She is a controlling witch that will make your life he**. Dump her. Use the money saved for another bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    I didn't think we could refer to that on this forum.
    There's nothing wrong with referring to "****** Whipped"

    Card - If she just wants out the french doors then hang the bike on the wall with the rest of the art. If she's just being a witch about the situation open the french doors and show her the way out.

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    I agree with Bev, you need more info since she may just want to open the French door & doesn't want to chance scratching your bike!
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    I am an old fashion guy, married forever (45 years). Love means acceptance of a wide range of behaviour as long as it does not harm others. A so-called love relation which picks on little idiosyncrasies of the other raises the question: What is next? The way you walk, talk, smell, eat, dress, etc.

    As said, in my 45 years, we had furious battles on such little issues not because of the issues but because of the infringement on each others private sphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    My office has 3 pieces of art---paintings------ hanging from to walls. I have french doors going out onto the patio, and I keep my Moots Compact sitting against the French doors. She told me, "You need to move that bike." I told her, "I like my art."

    What Goes?????? The bike or the GF??????????
    Speaking as a recent divorcee, all I can say is that the bike outlasted the marriage.

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    In all seriousness, her request is not an unusual one. A lot of people would object to having a bike in a primary living area, blocking access to doors.

    I know several guys (I'm not referring to myself!) who can't buy large screen TVs because their wives won't allow something that big in their living room. Or who have to buy little tiny audio systems like those tone-deaf Bose satellite systems, because they can't have big speakers.

    If you were into white-water sports, she would probably object to a kayak blocking the french doors too!

    I've never owned a bike that looked so nice that I wanted to admire it as art. I've seen some that I could understand someone having that perspective. Maybe hang it on the wall and accent it with some spot lighting! See what she thinks of that!
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