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View Poll Results: Best excuse to get a bike I don't need
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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Old 11-14-07, 11:47 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-14-07, 11:48 AM   #2
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No poll needed.
Because I wanted it, thats why!
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Old 11-14-07, 11:50 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-14-07, 11:52 AM   #4
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This poll is rhetorical. I'm not planning on getting another bike. Um... yeah.
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Old 11-14-07, 11:53 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-14-07, 11:53 AM   #6
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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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Old 11-14-07, 11:55 AM   #8
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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.
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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.
Nope, I don't have to sell it. I would feel foolish giving the receipt to my accountant if I don't though.

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Old 11-14-07, 11:58 AM   #10
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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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"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.
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Old 11-14-07, 12:04 PM   #12
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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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Old 11-14-07, 12:10 PM   #14
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Mine would be if they made a 16-37 rear cassette.
ohhh..I gotta get me one this those!!!
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I like the painting idea. I can see that working out well.

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The Shopping Thread!
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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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n+1 is a most formidable law of nature. Break it at your own risk (5 bikes and counting)
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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.
I love that response!
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Old 11-14-07, 12:43 PM   #20
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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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Old 11-14-07, 12:51 PM   #21
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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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Old 11-14-07, 12:53 PM   #22
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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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^^ 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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