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Old 11-03-10, 12:44 AM
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Bike,s or wife ?

She is starting to get cranky, "either some of the bikes go or I do" wot to do wot to do ?
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Old 11-03-10, 12:56 AM
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Need picture of wife.
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Old 11-03-10, 01:08 AM
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Show her to her closet and repeat her words - point to the shoes first
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Let see pics of the stable?
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Old 11-03-10, 02:26 AM
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Your stable is *awesome*, how's your wife ?
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Store 90% at friends' houses, and then, after an appropriate cooling off period, gradually bring them back one at a time, but not too fast. Will she recognize them? Do you recognize her shoes?

BTW, Frank, can I stash one or two in VT with you!?!
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I have way too many bikes.

She pointed this out when the plumber came over for a job quote, and couldn't reach the intended area.

The bikes had to go!

Seven of us got together and found a very nice "unnamed" warehouse/storefront at a great price.

We have a delivery bay that makes it extra easy to pull cars into as well, as a few of us have a bit of a problem with sports cars in addition to bike issues.

The result?

Three bikes in the basement. There are her tri bikes, including her De Rosa, and Felt B2 that I traded a frame for this summer.

I have one at the moment, a nice Zullo I am working on.

Kids' bikes have been tucked away for the long winter at my wife's parents house nearby.

This is freeing folks.

I can actually see the basement floor, and no strange glances or comments have been coming at me for a month or two.
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Old 11-03-10, 05:14 AM
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I remind her that her mantra for years was 'Richard, you need to get a hobby'. Now it's 'Richard how many fkn bikes do you need?' Every now and then when things get tense I do point out that she has at least eight pairs of virtually indistinguishable black shoes and that more and more of my clothing on hangars keeps mysteriously appearing on a rack in the basement.
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I solved the problem a few years ago by flipping bikes. So there's always something coming and going and she has no clue to what bikes I call mine.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Store 90% at friends' houses, and then, after an appropriate cooling off period, gradually bring them back one at a time, but not too fast. Will she recognize them? Do you recognize her shoes?

BTW, Frank, can I stash one or two in VT with you!?!
Sure, I am keeping this for a buddy. It's been in my shop for two years.

IMG_1763 by frankthewelder, on Flickr
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I have to go wherever the bikes go, dear, they need me!
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Ask her if you having a girlfriend would be better...
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Originally Posted by ozneddy View Post
She is starting to get cranky, "either some of the bikes go or I do" wot to do wot to do ?
We close to that same boat right now!!

I got a bike coming UPS today. She doesn't know it!! In effect, I am sneaking this one in, and when I get caught or do break the news to her, I will tell her I pay 1/4th of what I really paid for it!! Not only that, I have a spare/unknown bank account that I used. So, when the check of our bank account, nothing is missing.. You gotta get slick man.. And most of the times when wives are cranky like this, they can SPEND, SPEND, AND SPEND all they want, they got a reason, or at least they say the do..

Keep getting the bikes man, later for them.. I hope they don't make us chose, cause I am not sure on which would have to go...
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Old 11-03-10, 05:53 AM
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All Kidding Aside...

Originally Posted by 23skidoo View Post
I remind her that her mantra for years was 'Richard, you need to get a hobby'. Now it's 'Richard how many fkn bikes do you need?' Every now and then when things get tense I do point out that she has at least eight pairs of virtually indistinguishable black shoes and that more and more of my clothing on hangars keeps mysteriously appearing on a rack in the basement.
I judge from your tone that you and your wife have a good relationship and that there is some humor here.

But it's also a good reminder for all of us that our wives are "one of a kind" irreplaceable classics, and that we need to make certain that they know that they mean more to us than other "things" we simply own and discard one day. Take her out for a romantic dinner, listen to her, rub her feets, go for a walk together, buy her chocolates, whatever it takes regularly...

I'm preaching to myself...

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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
Sure, I am keeping this for a buddy. It's been in my shop for two years.

IMG_1763 by frankthewelder, on Flickr
OMG.

That's the stuff!
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She is starting to get cranky, "either some of the bikes go or I do" wot to do wot to do ?
Give them to me! I mean, hide them at my house. I'm in Brisbane!
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
OMG.

That's the stuff!
Exactly my thoughts, but I could not tell a real Cobra from a reproduction if my life depended on it. But I like it!
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You need to ask yourself a couple of questions; Can I cook? Can I do laundry? Can I shop for groceries? Can I pay the bills?Can I operate a vacuum cleaner? ( I won't bring up the sex question because... well, you're married so we all know the answer to that question.) You are in good shape if the answer to these questions is Yes I Can! If not, loose some bikes.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Need picture of wife.
Good man!

You said it, I thought it
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
Sure, I am keeping this for a buddy. It's been in my shop for two years.

IMG_1763 by frankthewelder, on Flickr
"Been in my shop" Suuure it has. Hope he doesn't check the odometer.
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Is there a space in your home that is distinctly yours? An office, a garage, a cupboard under the stairs or something? If not, you need to lobby for that. It's a basic human right. If you have, but it's too small, you can lobby for a bigger one. If you have a whole garage, and it's not big enough, then you have too many bikes.
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Need picture of wife.
And no one had better remark, "Fork's bent"!

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I'm younger, only been married four years, but my wife is a little bit antsy with just two bikes. One classic commuter and a carbon weekend warrior.

I should take the next opportunity to point out that her dad has probably 6-8 bikes in his garage.

However, I did tell her that if I ever found myself with more than 5, she should get really upset. I don't see a reason for more than 5. You can only ride one at a time. However, I did talk to her about flipping bikes and she seemed on board with the idea. But that would require a little startup money and time, neither of which I can afford at the moment.
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