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    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
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    What bike stuff did you get this holiday season?

    You know you want to share...

    What bike stuff did you get for Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate this season.

    ◘ Mrs. Handsomeryan got me a Brooks B-17 and some proofide for my latest bike build.
    ◘ Some friends got me a pair of clipless pedals for the same build.

    Now I have a frame, fork, saddle, and pedals. I just need to buy myself all the other parts that make a ridable bicycle!

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Mrs. Santa got this for me.

    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Brown Truck Santa brought me some LL Bean Boots,
    to keep my feet dry on the bike.
    Still USA made, fwiw.

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    Senior Member CNY James's Avatar
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    my in laws got me a Park Tools mechanics stand. Much needed, now I dont have to cob stuff up to make do.

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    I got a set of Park Tool P-handle hex wrenches.

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    Zero. Zip. Nothing. And that's OK. My wife and father-in-law have given me cycling stuff for years, and when they asked this year, I couldn't think of one thing I needed. I asked for a Home Depot gift card instead, so I can finally tile that damn bathroom that's been bothering me since about 1997.
    Wait, correction: The bike thing I need that I don't have is a recumbent. I've always wanted one, and as I get older, it looks better and better. Out of their price range, though.

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    A flat tire.
    Two Wheels One Love

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    I got a flat tire while riding home in the rain on Xmas Eve. But other than that, nothing. It was a construction staple, both ends managed to go through the same small hole and spread out within the tire managing to puncture two distinct places. I ended up having to walk the bike back to work and stash it there for the weekend as my flat kit did not seem to do the job.
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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Senior Member no motor?'s Avatar
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    No bike stuff this year, I already have what I need.

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    Paul's Moto BMX brakes for my Supercross, with the oddly placed brake mounts. I was tired of taking a Dremel to my Avids, and still not being able to get the slack out of my chain. Now, I can get my wheel back far enough. These are easily the most overbuilt bicycle brakes I've ever seen.

    Redline Flight Group cranks and bottom bracket, for my old Redline. It's been ten years since this bike was built up to the point of being rideable. The internal bearing spacer is too long for the frame, so I had to use a spare Primo spacer. That required a ghetto solution for the fact that the Primo spacer is for a larger diameter spindle.

    A hand to sprocket incident while installing the cranks insured that the proper sacrifice was made to the cycling gods. The sprocket is red anodized, so the blood doesn't show.

    Once the weather warms up above asthma inducing and finger numbing temperatures, I'll get to see just how well this stuff works.
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    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    "Per Ardua ad Surly" nelson249's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronh View Post
    mrs. Santa got this for me.

    nice............... Mrs Nelson bought me a new urban cruiser.
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    I asked Santa for a Rivendell Roadeo, but I must have been bad this year

    So yeah... nothing for Christmas, but my 40th birthday was not that long ago and I bought myself a used Kogswell P58 with Kirk Pacenti lugs and my wife bought a new Brooks B17 saddle for me to add to it (I have a well-broken in B17 on my Atlantis, but it's going to stay with my Atlantis). Would have loved to get a new Rivendell Roadeo (or at least a San Marco) to go with my six-year-old Atlantis, but times are tougher than I ever expected they would be on my 40th birthday so I'm fortunate to have had anything to spend on myself bike wise. Besides, the Kogswell seems to be in very good condition and needs just enough maintenance that I should feel a good connection with it by Spring. The lugs are beautiful, and from what I can tell it has a nice ride... although I can't quite test that thoroughly until I hang the rest of the parts and tune it up.

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    I got a Kinetic Road Machine trainer from Mr. Santa. Today's cold rain gave me a wonderful opportunity to try it out. Not as nice as being outside, but given the weather, it is a reasonable alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmcq View Post
    I got a Kinetic Road Machine trainer from Mr. Santa. Today's cold rain gave me a wonderful opportunity to try it out. Not as nice as being outside, but given the weather, it is a reasonable alternative.
    I got the same trainer, it's just great. It replaced my gym membership.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    Senior Member SunnyFlorida's Avatar
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    My sister who has told me on more than one occasion that I should grow up, sell my bikes and get a car, actually shocked the hell out of me and got me a pair of bike gloves for Christmas.

    Yes, it seems like I'm slowly winning her over to the "bike side". The other day I saw her secretly eying a trike.

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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    ◘ Mrs. Handsomeryan got me a Brooks B-17 and some proofide for my latest bike build.
    I also got a B17, from Mrs. Doohickie. While she was at it, she picked up a merino wool cycling jersey and some new natural color cork bar tape.
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