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    anyone surprising anyone with a bike under the tree?

    when I was ten I got my first bike for a springtime birthday. I still remember walking into the den and seeing it up against the bookcase all shiny and new (metallic blue). a bike isn't really a winter gift but it would make for a good picture under a tree - maybe for an adult? however, with the cost of bikes and research required plus custom fitting I doubt anyone would ever get a bike as a surprise, but maybe, just maybe someone out there is gonna have a wicked big smile on their face when they come down and see the tree. well, here's a traditional Christmas wish for some lucky soul out there!
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    I have a bike hidden up in the attic for my 4 yo boy. I'm still debating giving it to him now, or waiting till his march birthday.

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    Gonna have a new bike under the tree for my 7y.o. boy, he's at that magical age and height which is inbetween sizes of bikes

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    I got a Norco Lil Mermaid bike for my 3yo. I added some accessories. Also re-greased & lubed it. Can't wait to reveal it to her. She's outgrown her trike.
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    I got a Trek 1.2 for my wife. When I posted about this before, several people said to take her to the lbs and have her get fitted first, but if I did that, it wouldn't be much of a surprise. And if we went on the 26th, it'd be a rather uneventful Christmas day. So, I figured I can get her fitted after I surprise her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haff View Post
    I have a bike hidden up in the attic for my 4 yo boy. I'm still debating giving it to him now, or waiting till his march birthday.
    I'd go for his birthday, perfect riding weather, unless he likes rain a lot of course. I'm helping a friend find a bike, if that counts.
    This is super seriously.

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    Not under the tree, but my 12 year-old daughter got her new Specialized Expedition Sport a couple of weeks ago, from our LBS. A major upgrade from the *(&^#$&*^ Huffy she had. Not exactly an elite bike, but something she can grow with and one that should last OK.

    She was there to help us pick it out, so we made it clear that this was part of Christmas, not just some late-Thanksgiving-extra-gift-thingy...
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    I bought myself a new touring frame and I'm hoping to come into a little $$$ from christmas so I can build it out.

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    My wife surprised me several years ago with an Ultegra equippmed Cannondale. She knew what size my other bike was, went to the LBS with the info about my other bike, and got the equivalent size.
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    I am surprising the ex-wife with my new bike when I go visit my kid for X'mas. Here is your money for this month and I spent it for myself. Merry Xmas to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekmanDan View Post
    I got a Trek 1.2 for my wife. When I posted about this before, several people said to take her to the lbs and have her get fitted first, but if I did that, it wouldn't be much of a surprise. And if we went on the 26th, it'd be a rather uneventful Christmas day. So, I figured I can get her fitted after I surprise her.
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    Picked this up for my son last night (i always wait for the last min.) Not a bad deal 60$ and is in fantastic shape for being a kids bike just needs new tires, now the fun part of wrapping it up and fitting it under the tree

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    when my boys were in their growing stages, we'd stash new frames in the MOST unusual places to keep them hidden until x-mas morning. Best reaction we ever got was my younger son at @ age 12 - he got a whole new C'dale MTB complete with lefty - he turned white and almost fainted!
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