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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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    Needing ideas for stuff to buy? How about a special saddle from the red light district "bicycle shop"?

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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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    By all means, get the new Challenge tadpole recumbent trike!

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    Leper leather saddles!

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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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    a new bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    one of those rear wheel locks
    Why? Those have always struck me as kind of pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seggybop
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Like some good hash!
    Bike shops in the Netherlands sell hash? Farout! The guys at my LBS look at me funny when I ask for hash.
    The bike just wants to go fast and there's nothing you can really do about it except hold on and pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JoMo
    Bike shops in the Netherlands sell hash? Farout! The guys at my LBS look at me funny when I ask for hash.


    Silly goose, you have to ask the mechanic, not the owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
    By all means, get the new Challenge tadpole recumbent trike!
    Damn! That was my first thought, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoMo
    Bike shops in the Netherlands sell hash? Farout! The guys at my LBS look at me funny when I ask for hash.

    LOL
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpearl
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    She bought me a Colnago Master Competition this autumn....
    But what has she done for you lately?
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    She bought me a Colnago Master Competition this autumn....
    ...damn.

    Man, those are some wives you've got over there in Latvia!
    "Trails are for cyclocross bikes and mountain bikes only. Hiking and Horse Back riding is strictly prohibited. Horses will be confiscated and shot."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    But what has she done for you lately?
    Um, she brought me a reflective vest from the Netherlands....and a bottle of pear moonshine from Prauge.....


    Quote Originally Posted by jpearl
    ...damn.

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

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