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Old 12-20-06, 10:27 AM   #1
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So my wife just called me from a bike shop in The Netherlands

So my wife just called me from a bike shop in The Netherlands, and I couldn't think of what I wanted! D'oh!
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Old 12-20-06, 11:02 AM   #2
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If you do not have one, call her back and ask for a Powertap power meter hub.
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Old 12-20-06, 12:34 PM   #4
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By all means, get the new Challenge tadpole recumbent trike!
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Dutch bike shop? Frame mounted front rack, a chain case, fender set with coat guards, one of those rear wheel locks, a proper double legged kick-stand, a Sogreni chain guard............
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One of those handlebar clamp thingys that you can put an umbrella on!
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one of those rear wheel locks
Why? Those have always struck me as kind of pointless.
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Why? Those have always struck me as kind of pointless.
Not so! Mine has really come in handy. I use it at work, especially when I'm parking my bike in a different office from mine for meetings and such. There's a coffee shop that doesn't mind me taking my bike inside, although the place I can leave it is out of direct sight when you're waiting in line. The wheel lock is perfect for that. I also use it as part of my long-term parking strategy. I've got a good U-lock that goes on the frame with a cable for the front wheel. Since my frame is a step-through, I've never been able to get the U lock around it and the rear wheel. So, the rear wheel lock allows me to lock the frame and both wheels. We've got a lot of bike theft around here, and I haven't lost mine yet.
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Old 12-21-06, 12:18 PM   #12
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Well she ended up bring back a lighted safety vest. Rather useful for me as my jacket is gray.....

http://www.safeways.nl/producten_kle...r_vest_120.htm
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Just because YOU can't think of anything you want, doesn't mean you can't buy stuff for the rest of us....
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Old 12-22-06, 01:07 PM   #14
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Just because YOU can't think of anything you want, doesn't mean you can't buy stuff for the rest of us....
Like some good hash!
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Bike shops in the Netherlands sell hash? Farout! The guys at my LBS look at me funny when I ask for hash.
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Not so! Mine has really come in handy. I use it at work, especially when I'm parking my bike in a different office from mine for meetings and such. There's a coffee shop that doesn't mind me taking my bike inside, although the place I can leave it is out of direct sight when you're waiting in line. The wheel lock is perfect for that. I also use it as part of my long-term parking strategy. I've got a good U-lock that goes on the frame with a cable for the front wheel. Since my frame is a step-through, I've never been able to get the U lock around it and the rear wheel. So, the rear wheel lock allows me to lock the frame and both wheels. We've got a lot of bike theft around here, and I haven't lost mine yet.
+1!
I like my bike mounted locks, I have one with the rear wheel lock and a Raleigh with a locking front fork. I think they are great for low crime areas, but I do carry a mini u also. One trick I use with the rear wheel lock is to carry a light cable to wrap around something then stick the end in the wheel lock, it just fits on my Giant. BTW those locks are available somewhere stateside...I just don't recall where I saw them.

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So my wife just called me from a bike shop in The Netherlands, and I couldn't think of what I wanted! D'oh!
Is the Netherlands near Belgium? If so the Ridley Bikes are nearby.
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Damn! That was my first thought, too!
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From the Netherlands?!? Dude, go all out and ask her for a Rabobank skinsuit, Rabobank team-edition Colnago C-50 (road and cyclocross frames), a Koga pusuit bike, Amstel Gold race memorablilia, and a six pack of Heinekin.

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From the Netherlands?!? Dude, go all out and ask her for a Rabobank skinsuit, Rabobank team-edition Colnago C-50 (road and cyclocross frames), a Koga pusuit bike, Amstel Gold race memorablilia, and a six pack of Heinekin.

If she doesn't bring you back that stuff, then she doesn't really love you.
She bought me a Colnago Master Competition this autumn....
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But what has she done for you lately?
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Man, those are some wives you've got over there in Latvia!
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Um, she brought me a reflective vest from the Netherlands....and a bottle of pear moonshine from Prauge.....


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Man, those are some wives you've got over there in Latvia!
She's a keeper alright!
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