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Old 12-26-10, 06:13 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-26-10, 09:51 AM   #2
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Mrs. Santa got this for me.

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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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Old 12-26-10, 02:24 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-26-10, 02:37 PM   #5
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I got a set of Park Tool P-handle hex wrenches.
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Old 12-26-10, 08:16 PM   #6
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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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Old 12-26-10, 09:42 PM   #7
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A flat tire.
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Old 12-27-10, 02:38 PM   #8
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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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Old 12-27-10, 04:17 PM   #9
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No bike stuff this year, I already have what I need.
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Old 12-28-10, 12:40 AM   #10
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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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Old 12-28-10, 03:19 AM   #11
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mrs. Santa got this for me.

nice............... Mrs Nelson bought me a new urban cruiser.
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Old 12-28-10, 11:30 AM   #12
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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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Old 12-30-10, 12:49 AM   #13
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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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Old 12-30-10, 03:14 AM   #14
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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.
I got the same trainer, it's just great. It replaced my gym membership.
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Old 01-03-11, 09:01 PM   #15
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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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◘ 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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