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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Do you own anything that just won't die?

    One of my bikes (Evil Giant) has been through so many accidents and misfortunes. Hit by a car, slammed into a tree with me on it, ridden into a swamp, dropped down the side of the mountain, wiped out and slid down a steep gravel road, and ridden by my friend who is trying to lose close to 165 lbs.



    But it still is perfectly functional and still rides solid. Never an adjustment needed. Shifts nice and clean. No wheel out of true. No dents or gouges. Just scratches. Maybe its the steel frame. I dunno. I cracked a steel frame before so maybe that's not it. I think it just wants me to crash more.

    What do you own that will outlive you?
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    my wife
    Compatibility:

    Your exact opposite is the Televangelist.

    Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Capitalist Pig, the Smartass, and the Sociopath.

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    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    One of my bikes (Evil Giant) has been through so many accidents and misfortunes. . . . But it still is perfectly functional and still rides solid.
    You've obviously never let Jon ride it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue WInd
    What do you own that will outlive you?
    A pair of wool tights that I bought in Boston in 1984, or so. They now have a small hole at the seam of one ankle cuff and are starting to wear through at the crotch. The first is not worth bothering with, the second is a fairly easy fix (which I may not bother with because I never wear them without shorts or bibs underneath anyway). They don't stay up for poop on their own - but then, that's what suspenders are for.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47 View Post
    my wife
    Um, technically, you don't "own" her. It's that pesky 13th Amendment again.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

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    My grandfather's opinel. Im going to be sad as hell when that thing breaks.
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    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    We had a loach that lived about 25 years.

    I have a Christmas cactus that I forget to water until it's all curled on itself. Then it shoots out blooms like you wouldn't believe! Then I forget to water it again, and so on....

    Edit: That's a loach that resembles our Lolo on the left. And the Christmas cactus in it's severely dehydrated state on the right. I'll add a blooming pic, should that occur before this thread is buried....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    A pair of wool tights that I bought in Boston in 1984, or so.
    Quote Originally Posted by asherlighn View Post
    My grandfather's opinel. Im going to be sad as hell when that thing breaks.
    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    I have a Christmas cactus that I forget to water until it's all curled on itself. Then it shoots out blooms like you wouldn't believe! Then I forget to water it again, and so on....
    PICS!! We gotta see pics!

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    my wife
    mean!!!!!!!

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    A cheapo Wal-Mart microwave that I bought when I first moved out of my parents house and into my own place (around 1990). It's probably been through 7 or 8 moves in 17 years. I always said I'd get a smaller, nicer one if it died, but it just won't.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    We have some rose bushes planted in the 50s by the house's original owner. The less I do to them, the better they bloom.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    My iPod!
    I know people who have gone through 4 or 5 in the time I've have 1! great that it's lasted this long, but now it's clunky with a way too small hard drive and I want an excuse to get a new one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoGraphicFTD View Post
    My iPod!
    I know people who have gone through 4 or 5 in the time I've have 1! great that it's lasted this long, but now it's clunky with a way too small hard drive and I want an excuse to get a new one!
    Arrggh! I have one that I left on the lawn one evening and it got drenched by the sprinklers. It only works half the time now.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    PICS!! We gotta see pics!
    Ill try, but I dont have a camera =p

    Quote Originally Posted by geoGraphicFTD View Post
    My iPod!
    I know people who have gone through 4 or 5 in the time I've have 1! great that it's lasted this long, but now it's clunky with a way too small hard drive and I want an excuse to get a new one!
    I have a creative zen 20gb that has outlived all my friends' ipods. Unfortunatly the battery is starting to go kaput.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    My cat Scuba (17 years old so far).

    Errr..my many inner demons also refuse to die. In fact, next year we're planning a trip to every major league baseball park.

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    I've had my Leatherman for eight years now, and have put it through some serious abuse, but it keeps on refusing to break.

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    My beater commuting Mazda 323 with a 1.8 DOHC engine, its 1990 model and still running strong.

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    Hmm only a few things. The trek 930 frame is still going strong, I wonder why it hasn't cracked or failed on me yet. I have 3 major dents in different places on the frame. I have a black swiss army knife that was given to me when I was 11. I treated it like crap and it looks brand new still. I also have a leather quiver that is something like 30 years old, holding all my arrows. I don't really wonder why that hasn't torn or gotten messed up, I used to hang heavy things off of it, but it was made back when things were quality.

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    My wife has a fire belly newt she got when she was 11 years old. She is now 26 and it is still alive. After doing a little Internet research it turns out these things live to be 30 years old!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    A Wallly World MTB. Used it for commuting for 3 years, been off roading with it, curb jumping, and generall abused it for 3 years. It won't die. I would try some jumps, but I know that's when it would finally give up the ghost and take me with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoGraphicFTD View Post
    My iPod!
    I know people who have gone through 4 or 5 in the time I've have 1! great that it's lasted this long, but now it's clunky with a way too small hard drive and I want an excuse to get a new one!
    Im on my third one
    lost the first one for months, decided to buy another one which I washed along with my clothes, now Im on my third one

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    I have this golf ball...no, really. Its an old beat up range ball that somehow got into my bag. I can't lose the thing. In fact, the one time i did think i lost it, i came back to the golf course and found it a few days later while playing the same hole. There is no explanation...it just can't die.

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    Like KT I have a microwave from around '90. I really want one that mounts over the stove but I just can't get myself to spend the money until this one dies. But I'm not sure it ever will. It still works better than any of the ones at work or any others that I know of.

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    Edited OP to include pic.Ya know. since I'm asking you guys to post them. (HINT)

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    Edited OP to include pic.Ya know. since I'm asking you guys to post them. (HINT)
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