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Old 09-07-07, 07:51 AM   #1
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Time to put away the white bikes.

I got a bulletin from the Fashion Police.

They said that now that Labor Day is over that all white bikes should be put away immediately and kept indoors until Easter. They wanted me to pass this along to the 50+ Forum, and thank everyone for their cooperation.
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Old 09-07-07, 07:56 AM   #2
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This is due to Wallmart taking out a patent on white bikes- They are recalling all of them due to a Manufacturing fault in the paint. Apparantly- You have to keep up an average of 16.5 mph on every ride- otherwise the paint hardens in the sun and sets up a chemical reaction with the Frame and destroying it.

Wallmart realise that this will cause hardship to all who own bikes and have offered to replace the bikes with any model from their range sold in their smaller stores.
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Old 09-07-07, 08:10 AM   #3
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Old 09-07-07, 08:25 AM   #4
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This is due to Wallmart taking out a patent on white bikes.
Well, I live in WalMartkansas. That's why they asked me to pass the message along.
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Old 09-07-07, 08:32 AM   #5
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Not in southern California! Here, white bikes are in fashion all year.
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Old 09-07-07, 08:53 AM   #6
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What would Paris Hilton ride?


That is southern California isn't it?
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Old 09-07-07, 08:59 AM   #7
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That is southern California isn't it?
I can see her on a white bike, but it would have to be a brown or black bike painted white to match her painted blonde hair.
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Old 09-07-07, 09:39 AM   #8
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I got a bulletin from the Fashion Police.

They said that now that Labor Day is over that all white bikes should be put away immediately and kept indoors until Easter.
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Old 09-07-07, 10:14 AM   #9
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Old 09-07-07, 10:18 AM   #10
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Thanks Hermes, there just had to be a picture somewhere!


Its ok DG, it can be white if its your first bike.
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Its ok DG, it can be white if its your first bike.
Phew! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Um, when you say first bike, you DO mean "most used bike in the stable," right? Not as in "first bike you've owned..."
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I didn't think that the "white" rule applied to "owned"
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I also believe that she is a rider without a bicycle.
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Um, when you say first bike, you DO mean "most used bike in the stable," right? Not as in "first bike you've owned..."
Are you telling us that they're not the same? I'll bet that you're divorced too - flittering from one new young thing after another. Tsk, tsk.
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Old 09-07-07, 11:23 AM   #15
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Undoubtably this is some of that white paint with lead in it, from China.

All white bikes manufactured since Oct 14, 2005 are being recalled. They will need to be sandblasted of every last speck of white paint. Then they will be repainted Prison Gray by those incarcerated within the California Penal System.
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Old 09-07-07, 02:29 PM   #16
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The only truly acceptable white bike ia a Peugeot - with the 'checkerboard' black wrap decals ..
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