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Old 10-26-10, 10:56 PM
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One potentially very angry Ex-Husband

I was scanning CL like usual a few days ago and came across this ad.

I was gonna post this on here a while ago and forgot, i thought you guys would get a chuckle out of this one.

You guys should be easily able to identify the model of the bike.

Click Link: https://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/2016626532.html

In case the link doesn't work here's a screen shot i took of the ad.



Oh by the way, i tried to give her a pretty nice offer for the bike, but didn't get a reply, i guess someone else already got their hands on it. Feel free to try, it's in Toronto.
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Old 10-26-10, 11:06 PM
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I think it is a joke, it has been up for awhile now. Or maybe she wants to be sure that he sees it
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Since I'm currently going through a divorce myself, I didn't see the 'chuckle' side of it

"Hell hath no fury..."

Indeed.

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The "rubbish" she wants gone, is obviously not the bike.
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I managed to scoop this Marinoni "Special" at a Yard Sale one day. The lady selling the bike wanted $50.00 for it. I offered $30.00. She accepted mumbling something about getting rid of her Ex's crap.

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Old 10-27-10, 07:51 AM
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Got a mint Centurion Lemans RS for $100 same way.

I couldn't figure out why he left either one behind.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Since I'm currently going through a divorce myself, I didn't see the 'chuckle' side of it

"Hell hath no fury..."

Indeed.

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Oh you will. give it ten years or so.
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Sorry to hear that, Drillium Dude. It's hell of the worst kind. Contact me if you need a shoulder to cry on.
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Seems to me that if he cared that much about it, he'd have took it with him. I know I would.

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Sorry to hear that, Drillium Dude. It's hell of the worst kind. Contact me if you need a shoulder to cry on.
True, but things will get better. It seams to take forever but they get better.
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I tossed my ex's wedding dress, about 4 years after she left. When she left, she said she had taken everything she wanted. She didn't know she left the dress behind. She said I should have asked her first. Yeah, well, the impossibility of doing right by her was a primary reason for divorcing her.
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One potentially very angry Ex-Husband


Who knows? Maybe he has gotten himself some new "cycling equipment".... ...
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...............maybe he's tired of vintage rides..........
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Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
Seems to me that if he cared that much about it, he'd have took it with him. I know I would.
Not always possible. The stuff my uncle didn't take with him in the one car load he took on 'the day' was either never seen again or part of a longer saga.

All his memorabilia was trashed, except his HS yearbooks that my aunt pointedly gave to someone else from the same era - a guy who my uncle hated - who hadn't bothered to keep his many years earlier.

My grandmother's (his mother) valuable antique Victorian silver tantalus with 3 crystal bottles (on loan) was held for many years (was "lost") until Grandma got really mad about it and it was returned. Between it last being seen by a family member and it being returned, one of the irreplaceable bottles was broken - apparently during 'cleaning'. Yeah right.

My uncle also had a few of firearms (hunting rifles and a couple of shotguns) that my Aunt kept until my Dad - once a District Attorney (a 'Crown Prosecutor' here) asked for them to be handed over and threatened to send the Police around because she was not licenced to keep them.

She was a vicious and spiteful woman. Don't play the game. If you don't want it, hand it over or at the very least give them a chance to collect.
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...............maybe he's tired of vintage rides..........
He, he, he!

That's funny and rude - the best sort of joke!
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She said I should have asked her first. Yeah, well, the impossibility of doing right by her was a primary reason for divorcing her.
I hear you there - loud and clear!

What I meant in my post was that I could see the women laughing over what the woman selling the bike was doing; in fact, I could see certain women having a party over it. However, I myself - divorce or not - would be more sypathetic to someone who may be a fellow C&V guy getting screwed over (more than likely knowingly) by the woman in question just so she can get her digs in. I felt like contacting her and asking how she'd feel if he did that to her Longaberger basket collection or whatever, you know?

I hope for his sake it's a joke ad - that's a nice bike. I shudder to think of my ex selling off my '74 Super for $50...but there's nobody on this Forum that would take advantage of a situation like that, right?

BTW, he might not have had a chance to get it out of the house before the storm hit. All she had to do was request a restraining order along with her dissolution petition. I count myself lucky I'm in the house and she found alternate living arrangements.
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Well my ex is holding on to my Daewoo tiny bike, my Trek MTB and a full suspension Specialized with clipless pedals. They are hostages.
I expect if I'm happy with the settlement I'll never see them again, or I will be disappoited in the settlement but get them back as consolation.
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That's exactly why I got a storage unit and put all the bikes/bike stuff in it over 8 months ago (divorce began September 24th)!

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I once purchased a few bike accessories from a young woman (mid-30s) who had a small "sale" of items in her apt. I bought a few bike lights and some other accessories she had. I asked her if she was moving, and she replied, "No," with a terribly somber face, "just trying to move on from my divorce." She certainly wasn't jumping for joy, and seemed more trying to forget some bad memories.

I have a friend who had no time to even pack when his wife kicked him out. 7 years later, he's too nice to dump all her dead mother's junk she left in his basement.

Something tells me this guy's Peugeot is the least of his worries at this point.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I managed to scoop this Marinoni "Special" at a Yard Sale one day. The lady selling the bike wanted $50.00 for it. I offered $30.00. She accepted mumbling something about getting rid of her Ex's crap.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
I hear you there - loud and clear!

What I meant in my post was that I could see the women laughing over what the woman selling the bike was doing; in fact, I could see certain women having a party over it. However, I myself - divorce or not - would be more sypathetic to someone who may be a fellow C&V guy getting screwed over (more than likely knowingly) by the woman in question just so she can get her digs in. I felt like contacting her and asking how she'd feel if he did that to her Longaberger basket collection or whatever, you know?

I hope for his sake it's a joke ad - that's a nice bike. I shudder to think of my ex selling off my '74 Super for $50...but there's nobody on this Forum that would take advantage of a situation like that, right?

BTW, he might not have had a chance to get it out of the house before the storm hit. All she had to do was request a restraining order along with her dissolution petition. I count myself lucky I'm in the house and she found alternate living arrangements.
Well put DD. First, I'm sorry about the divorce. I witnessed my parents' as a kid & hope never to go through it myself. I commend you for aspiring to avoid the nastiness that is too often a part of it.
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I’m not sure what to make of this ‘divorce’ thread. Marriages don’t always work out and good bikes suffer for it. Sad; but true. I think when you’re going through that level of emotional decoupling; personal possessions are the last thing on your mind. On the weird ‘as the world turns’ flip-side, I went through a mutual ‘yes; I agree, we both can’t stand each other’ divorce many, many years ago. And, after a decade of ‘yeah, I got my single playing-the-field manness swing back’, I finally remarried to guess who. Some people will never learn, and I guess I’m one of them. But, at least I got my bikes back!
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... But, at least I got my bikes back!
Ten years later, eh? Now they're vintage!

I'm divorced. Have been for 3 years. Best thing I ever did, for both our sakes. He's got a new wife and a new baby, and seems happy. I got a great guy and 2 "step-daughters" (we have yet to make it truly official, but there's no convenient term). Even my son says that while the divorce does mean his mom and dad don't live together, he gained a much bigger, much better family in the process. Hang in there, DD.

I didn't do that sort of stuff to my ex, and he was a total abusive jerk. Still is. I didn't even try to "take him" for all his dough, though the lawyer advised me to. We just split everything, and he bought me out of the house at a "recession" price, which I took so I could move on. In the end, I lost money, not him. I think any woman who would do that to her ex is either a nasty piece of work to begin with, or he cheated on her. Either way, that's the world they have made for themselves, and not surprisingly, it looks unpleasant for both of them. No matter how evil my ex was, I have the dignity to behave the way I'd want to be treated, for the most part. Screw him .
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Snarkypup: well put, in toto.

I hope I'm not coming off as "women are mean and nasty in a divorce". Obviously at the end of some unions, a mutual agreement can be made to end it civily. Other times, the man or woman feels they "owe" the other the hell they put them through. Still other times, both put each other through hell.

Sometimes, people end up getting dead

It all depends on the people involved. I would chastise any guy for taking advantage of the situation if the roles were reversed in the OP's highlighted auction. I'm taking this on the chin, but I could see the hurricane coming and acted accordingly. Life goes on - said life not necessarily validated by whom we are with, but in the way we conduct it. I'm trying my hardest not to get personal in this, and certainly not looking to get anything out of it other than peace of mind and a clean feeling in the end. Honestly, I feel better about attaining that peace of mind with every passing day. I'll be fine - thanks for all the kind words

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Makes me want to go ride each of my vintage bikes so my wife cannot make the claim they were all "unused."
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