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My daughter thinks I am a hipster.

Old 08-09-11, 07:39 AM
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My daughter thinks I am a hipster.

This morning, my daughter (2.5yo) asked me "Mama, do you ride a fixie?".

I almost died laughing.

Have your kids ever surprised you with their bike knowledge or insulted you with same?
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Old 08-09-11, 08:04 AM
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My just-turned-3-year-old daughter told me, "Don't worry, I'll fix this bike for you." Then proceeded to "adjust" my pedals and crankset with a spoke wrench.
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Old 08-09-11, 08:06 AM
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Really cute. You guys are lucky, if I may say so.
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Old 08-09-11, 08:09 AM
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You must discipline that wayward lass.

With a popsicle.
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Old 08-09-11, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
You must discipline that wayward lass.

With a popsicle.
I'll just make her ride a fixie (tricycle) or her balance bike (fixie-ish?)
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Old 08-09-11, 08:23 AM
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My 3 year old nephew actually said "I like Italian bikes" the last time I saw him. I'm definitely going to corrupt that bugger and am planning on doing a Karate Kid with him; when he turns 18, I take him into the basement and say "chose".

The Marnati and Koga will both, coincidentally, need to be in the shop for repairs that day
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Old 08-09-11, 09:06 AM
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as Art Linkletter used to say "Kids say the darndest things"

Aaron, I think those Sachs bikes, de Rosas and Look better be
in the shop too.
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Old 08-09-11, 09:15 AM
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You can send the Motorola Merckx to my shop, if you like. I can start work on it tomorrow
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Old 08-09-11, 09:24 AM
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Ehhh...I don't know what to do with that bike. I love owning it, and it's cool as all get out, but it's not my favorite rider. I take it out for short rides every now and then to show off, but it's mostly wall art. The problem is, if I sell it, I'll never get another and I also don't think the offers I've gotten, and people's ideas of its value, match how I value it and what i think it SHOULD be worth.

I have a hard time accepting that a tour ridden, provenance verified, Motorola Merckx, ridden by the team captain, is worth just a tad more than a standard MX Leader.
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Old 08-09-11, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I have a hard time accepting that a tour ridden, provenance verified, Motorola Merckx, ridden by the team captain, is worth just a tad more than a standard MX Leader.
I agree. Having Steve Bauers bike should add value. My first nice road bike was a Steve Bauer branded bike, you actually ride Steve Bauers Moto Merckx. I think that's pretty cool.

What size is this bike again? And how much were you asking? Maybe I should sell all my bikes and help you out with your situation.
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My 16 month-old points at my bianchi and makes his best attempt at the ratcheting sound made by the freehub while making a circular motion with his arm. He's also an accomplished drummer.
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Break them in right. Mine started out on a vintage Schwinn Pixie. Now at 14 years old, she surprised me this year by picking out a 1980s teal Schwinn World Sport as her bike of choice.
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Old 08-09-11, 07:21 PM
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everyone i a hipster, and every thing is going to be ok
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Originally Posted by horribleoldman View Post
everyone i a hipster,
Hello, Mr. Hipster


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...and every thing is going to be ok
I must agree
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Rookgirl, are you sure you're married? Maybe there was a divorce and you have amnesia? Cause you're totally doin' me in here.
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