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Old 08-16-17, 07:23 PM
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Has your wife ever said..........

"Another Bike?"

In her defense we have about 15 bikes in the garage, and I bought to old bikes in the last week.
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Old 08-16-17, 07:26 PM
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My secret...
I try as much as possible to only buy black bikes.
She can never tell the difference.
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Old 08-16-17, 07:39 PM
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Fortunately, nope. I try to always talk with her about my bikes, and the various parts and components that come to our home before I purchase anything. Just the way we have done things the 41+ years we have been married. It works out really well for us.

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Old 08-16-17, 07:43 PM
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one of the few pros of being divorced - no explaining bikes to the wife
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Originally Posted by Indycars View Post
"Another Bike?"

In her defense we have about 15 bikes in the garage, and I bought to old bikes in the last week.

After a certain point you just get "the look" and then she goes back in the house......... you're almost there.
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Old 08-16-17, 08:23 PM
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That's it.....

I have to many colors....


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My secret...
I try as much as possible to only buy black bikes.
She can never tell the difference.
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Old 08-16-17, 08:36 PM
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She'll say "another bike?" , but no looks or recrimination. She's a good gal, she gets it.
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Old 08-16-17, 08:57 PM
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I was a dedicated N=1 guy. Then one day my wife said to me, "You ride too many miles to have just one bike. We're going to the LBS." Then I test rode half a dozen bikes, and she bought me the one I liked the most. I wouldn't have believed it unless it happened to me.
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" Another bike? "

Yes I get that, and for good reason. I'm on a tight budget and kept on a short leash. But generally I can "get away with" buying just about any combination of tools,consumables, and components, as long as there is no frame attached
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Old 08-16-17, 09:17 PM
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I'll wager you will never hear, "What, another Diamond !!@#!"
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I was a dedicated N=1 guy. Then one day my wife said to me, "You ride too many miles to have just one bike. We're going to the LBS." Then I test rode half a dozen bikes, and she bought me the one I liked the most. I wouldn't have believed it unless it happened to me.
The bike forum equivalent of the penthouse confessions
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Old 08-16-17, 09:39 PM
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After a certain point you just get "the look" and then she goes back in the house......... you're almost there.
I'm there lol.
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Old 08-16-17, 09:40 PM
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"Get that damn bike out of my kitchen!" You mean kitchen/workshop? Works for a day or two, then you better clear out; or parts and things start disappearing.
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Old 08-16-17, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Indycars View Post
"Another Bike?"

In her defense we have about 15 bikes in the garage, and I bought to old bikes in the last week.
To be honest, I'm more concerned that she hasn't said that about the most recent addition. Best case, she just hasn't noticed yet. Worst case...I prefer not to indulge my imagination like that.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
The bike forum equivalent of the penthouse confessions
FTW, never saw this one coming.....

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Old 08-17-17, 05:14 AM
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Once!
Only once.
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Old 08-17-17, 05:34 AM
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My sweetie usually tells me to start searching for another one. Then she takes pics of me working it.

But then, she knows my ebay and paypal passwords.
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Old 08-17-17, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by WildRalph View Post
"Get that damn bike out of my kitchen!" You mean kitchen/workshop? Works for a day or two, then you better clear out; or parts and things start disappearing.
LOL...I have one I park in different rooms of the house...that way, she may not notice when I add a bike.
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The bike forum equivalent of the penthouse confessions
Hilarious!
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Old 08-17-17, 08:38 AM
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I have 13 bikes, and Mr. VV has 2 bikes (he never drives, only rides). Four of my bikes are Raleigh Twentys.....he playfully stated one day when he got home that there was a "flock" of Twentys trying to intimidate his bikes.....talked about mob mentality, etc. All in playful jest.

He gets a kick about my tenacious enthusiasm in regard to different bikes I bring home. I'm thinking about a recumbent now so.....we'll see.
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I think my wife says something more like, "So what is this one for?" as if having a distinct purposes makes it make sense.
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I have 15 hooks on the ceiling of the basement. As long as the bikes aren't in the way elsewhere I'm good.
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Old 08-17-17, 10:32 AM
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Yes. But over the years the tone changed. At first it was with genuine surprise, then the accompanying frown appeared. Things improved when she moved to a hopeful "Is it for me?". These days she's actually interested and has a knowledgeable opinion on my buys. That doesn't mean that she always supports them, just that her criticism is better-funded.
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The last comment from the Mrs. was 'at least it's not as expensive as race cars or boats'. To which I wanted to reply, 'or your exercisement equipped room that never ever gets used' or 'the $35,000 SUV in the driveway', or 'the endless steam of cosmetics and other beauty stuff that Amazon Prime delivers several days a week'. But I kept my mouth SHUT. A sane man tries harder to keep the 2nd marriage in tact. 30years, this second time, has come with many compromises, on both sides. Worth it for the kids' sake.

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A neice visiting from out of state once got a glimpse of the silhouette of three of my bikes hanging from the ceiling in one of our rooms, just as I was closing the door to hide the mess in there.... and asked me......was that like sculptural art hanging from your ceiling in there?? Uhmmmm....yes.....
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