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  • I need a standard double to complement my climbing bike

    7 20.00%
  • Everyone needs a rain bike, even though it never rains

    2 5.71%
  • It was a screaming hot deal

    8 22.86%
  • "One is the Loneliest Number You'll Ever Know"

    2 5.71%
  • Our consumer-driven economy needs my assistance

    1 2.86%
  • Guys dig chix on sleek Italian rigs

    3 8.57%
  • I never wear the same thing two days in a row

    0 0%
  • If I sell a painting of it, I can write it off as a business expense

    1 2.86%
  • There is four feet of empty floor space remaining and I need to fill it

    1 2.86%
  • It's blue.

    10 28.57%
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    Best excuse to get a bike I don't need

    I have it on good authority that at least some of these reasons are legitimate. Now I’m looking for the validiest, mostest legitimat-est one to tell people if I show up with another bike.

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    No poll needed.
    Because I wanted it, thats why!

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    I can't comment until you post the bike in question. (does it rhyme with Colnago CLX?)

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    This poll is rhetorical. I'm not planning on getting another bike. Um... yeah.

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    You should have multiple bikes so you can ride when one of them needs repair. I'd hate to miss a ride because my bike is in the shop.
    just being

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    This bike fits better.

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    "I need a standard double to complement my climbing bike"

    By the spring, a standard double will be your climbing bike.

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    Do you have to sell the painting to make it a business expense or just have it offered for sale? I thought most businesses could write off expenses whether they gain or lose money on it.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    Do you have to sell the painting to make it a business expense or just have it offered for sale? I thought most businesses could write off expenses whether they gain or lose money on it.
    Nope, I don't have to sell it. I would feel foolish giving the receipt to my accountant if I don't though.
    Last edited by Happytime; 11-14-07 at 12:08 PM.

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    "It's a team bike. They gave it to me, so I have to ride it."

    That's not on the list, but it works everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    "I need a standard double to complement my climbing bike"

    By the spring, a standard double will be your climbing bike.
    Mine would be if they made a 16-37 rear cassette.
    just being

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    I keep buying bikes and have no idea why so I am not the best for coming up with a reason.

    But if forced to, I will say "all of the above"

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    If you want guys to dig ya get a fixed gear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    Mine would be if they made a 16-37 rear cassette.
    ohhh..I gotta get me one this those!!!
    Wheel Sucker Extraordinaire

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    I like the painting idea. I can see that working out well.


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    just being

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    n+1 is a most formidable law of nature. Break it at your own risk (5 bikes and counting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by haimtoeg View Post
    n+1 is a most formidable law of nature. Break it at your own risk (5 bikes and counting)
    N00b

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    "I need a standard double to complement my climbing bike"

    By the spring, a standard double will be your climbing bike.
    I love that response!
    Women think they're so clever because they can fake an orgasm for the sake of a relationship, but men can fake a whole relationship for the sake of an orgasm.

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    Joy, in lieu of excuses to buy the bike, how about reasons NOT to buy it? Hmmm? Any?

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    "I need a standard double to complement my climbing bike".

    Then before you click "buy it now", just accidentally switch out the standard double for a compact.

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    Life is short. Buy it ! ;-)

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    It was a screaming hot deal

    That was the excuse for my recent purchase...at least that's what I told my wife

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    ^^ You mean you are supposed to tell your wife about bike purchases? Man, I am learning so much today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson View Post
    ^^ You mean you are supposed to tell your wife about bike purchases? Man, I am learning so much today.
    Well I DID have to say something about the bright gold object that appeared on my work stand in our sunroom. I don't have a garage I can hide my bikes in

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