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Old 11-02-06, 05:38 PM   #15226
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Old 11-02-06, 05:43 PM   #15227
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I almost got married, bought a house and had kids. Kinda scary now that I think about it, but I can't say I wouldn't still do it if she was still around. Jammer's right it takes the right woman to get the "I want kids" response from a guy. But when you find that girl its like WOW I need to make sure this lasts.
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Old 11-02-06, 07:14 PM   #15228
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being a kid....you'd know.....
The rewards are beyond monetary, and they can pay to keep you alive when you are toothless and drooling lest you spend the last of your years scraping dog food tins.

With all the romance you displayed in THAT post, you have no worries.
Honestly, when I was your age, the same thing totally, fell in love and it all changed.
Last night was 15 years ago we met at a halloween party, and basically haven't been apart since.
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Old 11-02-06, 09:32 PM   #15230
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Old 11-02-06, 09:44 PM   #15231
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spot the married guys on the forum....

i never considered being married a death sentance; just spent the summer in south america, wife and all. maybe kids cost a lot of money; a bad investment? no, paying rent is a bad investment, a computer or electronics are bad investments. jammer's right, kids will take care of you when you're old (provided you raise them not to hate you). money can't do that.
that said, am i nervous about having kids? **** yes!
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Old 11-02-06, 10:22 PM   #15232
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if you find the right Lady your very lucky and there are still some out there and you don't have to have kids I helped raise eight and I am tired of getting pooped on pee'd on and peuked on , no more diapers for me but you never know I could find a good lady and have some ( what amazed me was when the kids peuked they laughed after like it was no big thing)
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Old 11-02-06, 10:29 PM   #15233
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Marriage is fun. My wife tells me this everyday.

I've enjoyed being married everyday, had wonderful experiences and traveled all over Asia the last 2 years from India because of her job. The only downside I guess is th 5000 pics on the computer that need to be edited/deleted to a resonable number from all the travels.

But she doesn't ride so there is always that issue.

edit: bikes, she isn't a bike rider.
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Old 11-02-06, 11:36 PM   #15234
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Anyone wanna do tradesies w/ a frameset? It's this one, minus the decals:



I'd be happy w/ an old Steamroller or whatever (just lookin' for fork ends and practical). With my long-ass legs I think this thing's just going to have waaay too much drop if I build it back up. Size is a 53 I believe. I'm looking for something w/ a 54-55cm tt (horizontal tt preferably).

PS. Moving chews, but the new place is rad.
PPS. Effective top tube is about 53.5/54cm, but the drop makes it feel longer.

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Old 11-02-06, 11:52 PM   #15235
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damn! if that sucker were bigger i'd make you an offer you can't refuse. always wanted one of those.
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Old 11-03-06, 06:56 AM   #15236
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Wasn't your girlfriend riding that frame? Did she get a replacement?
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Old 11-03-06, 07:16 AM   #15237
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Yep, it was shared between us for a bit, then her's once my Pake was done, but it's too long for her so I got her a wee little Crosscheck to build up as a singlespeed (avec tied & soldered Open Pro/Formula/DT Comp. wheels). It's going to have a rack/fenders/Arkel trunk bag and probably the bars that are currently on my Pake.
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Old 11-03-06, 07:30 AM   #15238
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Anyone up for a ride sometime this weekend? I'm itchin' to put some milage on my new/old Lejeune not to mention meet some of the rest of you Toronto area fixie geeks.

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Old 11-03-06, 07:51 AM   #15239
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Bah marriage. The ROI on children is like -1 to -2M dollars. Kids don't make financial sense at all.
Just for the record..marriage does not automatically mean children. Thank Dog. But also for the record Op...you WILL get some that way.
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Old 11-03-06, 08:58 AM   #15240
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Anyone up for a ride sometime this weekend? I'm itchin' to put some milage on my new/old Lejeune not to mention meet some of the rest of you Toronto area fixie geeks.

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Sounds good. I was planning on putting in some miles on my cross bike, but I could throw some tires on the spicer instead. I put my cross tires on the spicer last week because I thought it would look cool, but they are too fat, so the wheels can't actually spin. Still, it looks like some kind of crazy jujitsu bike or something.

Also this weekend seems to be the best forecast weekend in about a month. Sun and cloud, temperature fluctuating in the single digits. No reports of ridiculous wind.
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Old 11-03-06, 09:29 AM   #15241
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Anyone wanna do tradesies w/ a frameset? It's this one, minus the decals:



I'd be happy w/ an old Steamroller or whatever (just lookin' for fork ends and practical). With my long-ass legs I think this thing's just going to have waaay too much drop if I build it back up. Size is a 53 I believe. I'm looking for something w/ a 54-55cm tt (horizontal tt preferably).

PS. Moving chews, but the new place is rad.
PPS. Effective top tube is about 53.5/54cm, but the drop makes it feel longer.
That is a beautiful bike
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Old 11-03-06, 09:31 AM   #15242
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agreed, steeker. it seems like KHS has been lowering their standards since they stopped making those sloping tt frames.

i just roasted more coffee now my apartment if full of smoke.
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Old 11-03-06, 09:39 AM   #15243
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Wish I had a frame to trade.
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That khs looks nice and all but I can tell ya I'm glad mine doesn't have a sloping top tube!! Plus where are all the rack and fender mounts?
Not that my silly sloping cyclops has those...
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yes, what is a track bike without a rack and fender mounts? is there even clearance in the frame for fenders?
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agreed, steeker. it seems like KHS has been lowering their standards since they stopped making those sloping tt frames.

i just roasted more coffee now my apartment if full of smoke.
I was never a fan of the sloping bike on the street, there was no faulting the KHS "budget" bike. A decent frame, fork and some 75's thrown in for good measure. a good back wheel and you were rocking. Sometime's I rue the day "fixies" became so popular. Gone is the day when I would buy complete Campy lugged bikes for $400. Sigh.
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agreed, steeker. it seems like KHS has been lowering their standards since they stopped making those sloping tt frames.

i just roasted more coffee now my apartment if full of smoke.
53 is sort of small for me too ,, I was going to offer one of my racing mountain bikes....... hmmmmmmm roasted coffee beans
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I was never a fan of the sloping bike on the street, there was no faulting the KHS "budget" bike. A decent frame, fork and some 75's thrown in for good measure. a good back wheel and you were rocking. Sometime's I rue the day "fixies" became so popular. Gone is the day when I would buy complete Campy lugged bikes for $400. Sigh.
I got my campy loaded Pinarello for 450
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I got my campy loaded Pinarello for 450

so those prices you golden-agers quoted, are they adjusted for inflation from the 70s??
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so those prices you golden-agers quoted, are they adjusted for inflation from the 70s??
I bought the Pinarello in May 2006 and your 34 so that's old too
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