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Old 09-12-13, 06:27 AM   #26
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I appreciate all of the input and thoughts shared. I'd dearly love to do the tandem-trike, but know that living 200 miles away makes the practicality less than ideal. I’m going to call him tonight and let him know that I’d be more than happy to be the caretaker for his treasured collection.
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Old 09-12-13, 07:47 AM   #27
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Think of it this way....your brother's collection is really a repository of his passion and love for life. He wants it to continue and he knows where it will best do that...with you. If I were the recipient of that kind of love and respect that's what I would think of whenever I saw it all in my workshop. It's what he wants.
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Old 09-12-13, 09:28 AM   #28
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I've been following this thread but didn't know what to say that hasn't been said better than I could. I was hoping you would take custody of his treasured tools because I felt that you would both loose if you didn't. Sorry to hear about his health problems but it could be a lot worse. He could be going through it without a brother like you.
By the way all my grand kids need their wheels trued, are you busy this weekend? Just kidding of course. Smile when you use them and think of food times.
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Old 09-14-13, 09:39 AM   #29
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I understand you're delemma. I greive for you. I have a cheap Fuji lugged steel bike given to me by a good family freind. He is in the terminal stages of cancer. I am never going to give it up. It's a little big for me. I don't give a damn. I'm fixing it up and am updating it. I'll keep it and ride it in his honour. I hope you will do the same.

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Old 09-14-13, 03:35 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by TXsailor View Post
I've been following this thread but didn't know what to say that hasn't been said better than I could.
Me too. Accept with appreciation. Show him the gift in use.
He didn't offer it to just anyone.

Best t you both
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Old 09-15-13, 12:09 AM   #31
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Cyclists are wise folks indeed. Honor his request and enjoy the gifts. I think you'll be recalling many more great memories while using them. Best wishes.
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Old 09-15-13, 07:08 AM   #32
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Graciously accept the gifts. Understand it probably means a lot to him that he knows you will enjoy and take care of them. Im sure that it is the reason that he picked you.
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Old 09-15-13, 03:28 PM   #33
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My father gave me his beloved Nikon gear when he no longer had the strength to use or carry it.
One of my favorite memories is of sitting around with him, talking over every piece of gear.
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