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    the actual el guapo atomship47's Avatar
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    my wife won't let me get a bent

    i just bought my 3rd bike in 9 months. now i'm shopping for a bent for my xmas present. the old lady says i'd better not buy a bike for at least 5 years.

    women are soooo unreasonable.
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    Since you are in the midwest, I will let you borrow mine once in a while...

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    Hi atomship47-

    What is the total value of the three bikes you purchased in the past few months? That could have an impact on the advice given to you.

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    only $2800. a db wildwood on sale for $200. a trek 7300 on sale for $400. a felt z35 not on sale for $2200.

    there's no talkin' logic to women (no offense).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd
    Since you are in the midwest, I will let you borrow mine once in a while...
    i'll be in hays kansas in 2 days.
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    Get a part-time job delivering newspapers! You'll have a new 'bent in no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-o
    Get a part-time job delivering newspapers! You'll have a new 'bent in no time.
    All joking aside, I have an acquaintance who decided he needed some spending money for a couple of "toys" and didn't feel that it should come out of family funds. He got a job pushing carts at a superstore after his normal workday ( suffice it to say that pushing shopping carts was a long way off from his normal job). Saved the money, bought the toys and when his kids came asking for some bucks for something they wanted, he told them that he had the solution to their money problems. I don't know whether the kids thought it was worth the extra effort or not, but if not then I guess their desires must not have been too important after all.
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    ok-- i'm a wife here - trying to get my tight husband to buy a recumbent. the most he's done is put slicks on his old mountain bike, then he pouts at the end of the ride because he can't stay up with me. is your wife a biker?? buy HER a bent--a trike, a Bacchetta Cafe -- something easy and fun--then she'll understand.
    and aren't you talking about next christmas...
    try being very very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    i'll be in hays kansas in 2 days.
    I've heard a rumor that there are some 'bents around there.
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    It's two days later... hope you are finding what you want, need, hoped for, ... ...

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    This means war. You're gonna have to forbid your wife's next trip to the hair stylist/beautician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenGrasshoppr
    This means war. You're gonna have to forbid your wife's next trip to the hair stylist/beautician.
    no, she needs all the help she can get. we are not attractive people!
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    Boy, I hope she never finds this topic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-o
    Boy, I hope she never finds this topic...
    me too!!!!!
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    A friend of mine is a motorbike fanatic, when he asked his wife if he could buy another new bike she said sarcasticly "of course you can". He decided to ignore the sarcasm and went out and bought one. I think he's still sleeping on the sofa.

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    Wife shouldn't tell you what not to do, if it turns out to be a bad idea that you got an extra recumbent, then it's up to you to fix the situation, whether it be selling off a kid or few of her luxury items..
    Never let your healthy hobby get in the way of relationships, healthy hobby comes first.. figure the rest on your own.

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    Yes-there was an email circular a year or so back. When a woman says, "fine,go ahead", this is a dare and NOT permission. Don't do it.

    Mrs Biketony is very supportive. She graciously endured my 2 year mid-life Harley experience. I know that she would really like to be seen riding around the neighborhood on the Electra Amsterdam.... Time to show MY gratitude!
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    Tell her not to buy that next big thing she wants, till the budget gets better. If she goes ahead and gets it anyway, you're home free. bk

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
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    there's no talkin' logic to women (no offense).
    Really? My wife just bought ME a Felt F75. I buy her things, she buys me things, we find a balance, and we're all happy. A bike, in my opinion, is not something that should come between a couple.

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    Do what radar did with the jeep....bring it home one part at a time, she might not notice! Heck its for xmass maybe santa will buy it for you!

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    Buying two bikes for $600 might seem pretty reasonable to a lot of people.

    But when you drop $2200 on a 3rd bike, there's a lot of guys who would be subject to a freeze for a while.

    Then if you start talking another $1500+ for a bent, all within 9 months, well, a number of wives might raise an objection. Especially if she hasn't been receiving an equal share.
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    Some wives can't have enough purses or shoes, so if Louis Vuitton and Manolo Blanik are for her why can't the hubby collect Bacchetta and Velokraft? Of course one would need a bigger closet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    But when you drop $2200 on a 3rd bike, there's a lot of guys who would be subject to a freeze for a while.

    Then if you start talking another $1500+ for a bent, all within 9 months, well, a number of wives might raise an objection. Especially if she hasn't been receiving an equal share.
    My wife doesn't believe in the equal share thing, so I've decided not to either. I just don't tell details about when I'm going to buy something, she only knows I'm going to buy something.

    BTW, Tom is that the new helmut the bike shop gave you when you bought your new bike?
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    ive said this before in a number of "my wife wont let me...." threads, so here it is..

    Get a new wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaman
    BTW, Tom is that the new helmut the bike shop gave you when you bought your new bike?
    He told me that it was what all the bent riders were wearing!

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