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    Senior Member trmcgeehan's Avatar
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    New railing or new Trek?

    I carefully saved $1,500 for a new Trek road bike. But last week, the rotted railing on my front porch colapsed. The replacement cost is $1,500. My wife said go ahead and buy the bike -- the old porch railing can wait. But I felt so guilty, I replaced the railing and forgot the bike. Did she use reverse psychology on me again?
    "I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm." As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 2. Shakespeare.
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    Did she use reverse psychology on me again?
    As a married man as well, I would say probably so. Man, the whole story sounds like a page from my life!
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    keep moving forward... jcivic00's Avatar
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    did she ask why you didn't get the bike?
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    Originally posted by trmcgeehan
    The replacement cost is $1,500.

    Was the railing made out of gold or something?

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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    Was the railing made out of gold or something?
    That's what I'm screaming about. Give me some power tools I'll hack one out for you for $150, just don't ask questions

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    Yeah you did right; at least 20 years down the road you won't hear; "you care more about biking then me!" or "I knew the porch would never get done, but you got your damm bike!" or "You picked your bike over your family's home, and now your child broke her leg because of this old broken porch...it's all your fault!" Yeah so for peace over the home, I think you chose right.

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    I'm trying to see the bright side. The new railing won't be made out of wood. It will be PCV plastic with a lifetime guarantee. No more scraping, caulking and painting every year. Trek doesn't offer a lifetime guarantee.
    "I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm." As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 2. Shakespeare.
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    LOL....I feel your pain dude. There is a crew at my house this very second installing new vinyl siding on our house. Thank God I got my new bike before my wife got this fabulous idea in her head. Was no problem for her to spend almost $6000 on siding, but I'm guessing if we would have done that first, there would be no bike for me. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with fixing up the old "shack", but we just have different priorities sometimes.

    You prolly did the right thing, but it still sucks that you won't be getting your new bike right away. Maybe next year?

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    Hey i'm still trying to convince my wife that the 2 year anniversary is the "Carbon Fiber" Anniversary... she's not havin' it... but I do get new Ultegra parts for my project Lemond :-)

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    Build a new railing out of old bike tubes (call it art or something). This will require a steady supply of replacement bikes.

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    Man, for 15 hunnies you can get a Full Dura-Ace road bike with a carbon fiber fork. Of course, it is not a Trek and God forbid that somebody buy a bike that is not a Trek.

    The bike is a Motobecane Le Champion Team bike. Check out the Bikes Direct website for details.

    Sorry for the gratuitous plug but I have a Trek dealer up the street from my shop and it really chaps my hide when people tell me that Treks are "real" bikes and the bikes we carry (Motobecane, Fuji) are bikes for people who are not "serious" about riding.
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