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Old 03-31-12, 06:36 AM
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When normally you'd only wear a suit jacket and tie at your wedding and funeral, but find yourself looking at the tweed at the local goodwill for a ride later that week... Ralph Loren grey $4.00, not bad.
$4? Spendthrift!
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
$4? Spendthrift!
That's just the half of it.


The jacket,red leather wing tips (in my actual size), white button down shirt, cuff links that were on the shirt (I think they were on there when it was donated, and the sorters missed them) and a vintage Macys Tie which comes close to matching my bikes color. $22.00
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Along similar lines to The Max:

When your wife doesn't mind you rubbernecking on the strip on a nice day because she knows that you're checking out bikes and not women (mostly)
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(Add NFL's "The Voice")
So, what is a bike geek, anyway?

Is it a socially fumbling introvert with legs like tree trunks?
Is it a type "A" extrovert that has had them all, from Atala to Zeus?
Is it the wary, cautious everyman, who changes into his Lycra in a phone booth and emerges as Lance Armstrong with a paunch?
Is it the quiet, unassuming gentleman, nursing a solitary beer, who cuts your lock and steals your fixie when you are distracted?
Is it the soul-patched man with narrow eyes, Dremel tool in hand, ready to take that SLX rear hangar off?
Is it the magic-handed wrench who has 40 bikes 90% done?
Is it the skinny quiet guy who wears baggy shorts but climbs like a goat, only to be rolled past on downhills because he can't defeat the wind?
Is it Walter Mitty on the local path, full kit on a hybrid, while his wife rolls her eyes and pulls the kids on the Trail-a-Bike?
Is it the girl in the straight-leg jeans with the grease on them, a little under the polished nails, who looks knowingly at tubulars on sale?
Is it the guy who chatted up the girl because of her bike, and is now too chicken to break up?
Is it the gotta-have-the-next-best-aero-water bottle guy who is spending $2000 to get from 15mph to 15.5mph?

I ask, gentlemen and ladies...if so, then why not? We are awesome.

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Originally Posted by conradpdx View Post
That's just the half of it.


The jacket,red leather wing tips (in my actual size), white button down shirt, cuff links that were on the shirt (I think they were on there when it was donated, and the sorters missed them) and a vintage Macys Tie which comes close to matching my bikes color. $22.00

Gotta strike when the time's right!

The leather buttons (hey, it's RL, gotta be leather) on that jacket you picked up are probably worth more than $4/pair!

We went to a Kohl's Department Store the other day. Picked up a bunch of stuff at 90% off, plus we got an additional 30% off for using a special coupon. Then they gave us $10 back in Kohl's cash to spend later. Man, you just gotta love a bargain these days! Even found some pretty decent stuff to wear when cycling!

Which reminds me...you know you're a bike geek when you know all the Nashbar promotional discount codes for the past 6 months by heart!

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[QUOTE=RobbieTunes;14041011](Add NFL's "The Voice")
So, what is a bike geek, anyway?

Is it the magic-handed wrench who has 40 bikes 90% done?
QUOTE]

Ouch...that one really hit home.
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
Gotta strike when the time's right!

The leather buttons (hey, it's RL, gotta be leather) on that jacket you picked up are probably worth more than $4/pair!
Are you suggesting that I disassemble and sell off the components? Think they'll go on ISO/Trade form?
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Are you suggesting that I disassemble and sell off the components? Think they'll go on ISO/Trade form?
... just hold onto the "frame" if it fits .... and you can use the other "components" to trade for some vintage Campy NR stuff ...

That reminds me of something else...

You know you're a bike geek when you think of everything in terms of how much Nuovo Record (or Dura Ace, 600, etc.) you can get in exchange for stuff .

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
(Add NFL's "The Voice")
So, what is a bike geek, anyway?

Is it a socially fumbling introvert with legs like tree trunks?
Is it a type "A" extrovert that has had them all, from Atala to Zeus?
Is it the wary, cautious everyman, who changes into his Lycra in a phone booth and emerges as Lance Armstrong with a paunch?
Is it the quiet, unassuming gentleman, nursing a solitary beer, who cuts your lock and steals your fixie when you are distracted?
Is it the soul-patched man with narrow eyes, Dremel tool in hand, ready to take that SLX rear hangar off?
Is it the magic-handed wrench who has 40 bikes 90% done?
Is it the skinny quiet guy who wears baggy shorts but climbs like a goat, only to be rolled past on downhills because he can't defeat the wind?
Is it Walter Mitty on the local path, full kit on a hybrid, while his wife rolls her eyes and pulls the kids on the Trail-a-Bike?
Is it the girl in the straight-leg jeans with the grease on them, a little under the polished nails, who looks knowingly at tubulars on sale?
Is it the guy who chatted up the girl because of her bike, and is now too chicken to break up?
Is it the gotta-have-the-next-best-aero-water bottle guy who is spending $2000 to get from 15mph to 15.5mph?

I ask, gentlemen and ladies...if so, then why not? We are awesome.

(Cue scrolling Super-PAC disclaimer....)
Love.
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When you get diagnosed with prostate cancer (yup, just found out) and worry about how the treatment is going to affect your cycling, and start researching for urologists who are also cyclists for rebuttal in case your own doc decides it'd be better for you to stop cycling (the treatment discussion is tomorrow).
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When you get diagnosed with prostate cancer (yup, just found out) and worry about how the treatment is going to affect your cycling, and start researching for urologists who are also cyclists for rebuttal in case your own doc decides it'd be better for you to stop cycling (the treatment discussion is tomorrow).
I hope you recover completely and can cycle right through this challenge!
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I hope you recover completely and can cycle right through this challenge!
Thanks! That's certainly my plan.
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when you stop on the sidewalk to take close-up pictures of a stranger's locked up bike, and you have to explain that you really aren't about to steal it.
^ Happened to me!
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I hope you recover completely and can cycle right through this challenge!
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Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
When you get diagnosed with prostate cancer (yup, just found out) and worry about how the treatment is going to affect your cycling, and start researching for urologists who are also cyclists for rebuttal in case your own doc decides it'd be better for you to stop cycling (the treatment discussion is tomorrow).
Prayers for you.
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Quick, speedy, full recovery and of course prayers.
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Thanks, all! The good (as is possible) news is that the cancer hasn't spread beyond the prostate, and that monitoring at this point it is as effective statistically as having it removed or zapping it. Monitoring it won't get in the way of cycling, so we're good to go!
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love the James Thurber reference!!

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
(Add NFL's "The Voice")
So, what is a bike geek, anyway?

Is it a socially fumbling introvert with legs like tree trunks?
Is it a type "A" extrovert that has had them all, from Atala to Zeus?
Is it the wary, cautious everyman, who changes into his Lycra in a phone booth and emerges as Lance Armstrong with a paunch?
Is it the quiet, unassuming gentleman, nursing a solitary beer, who cuts your lock and steals your fixie when you are distracted?
Is it the soul-patched man with narrow eyes, Dremel tool in hand, ready to take that SLX rear hangar off?
Is it the magic-handed wrench who has 40 bikes 90% done?
Is it the skinny quiet guy who wears baggy shorts but climbs like a goat, only to be rolled past on downhills because he can't defeat the wind?
Is it Walter Mitty on the local path, full kit on a hybrid, while his wife rolls her eyes and pulls the kids on the Trail-a-Bike?
Is it the girl in the straight-leg jeans with the grease on them, a little under the polished nails, who looks knowingly at tubulars on sale?
Is it the guy who chatted up the girl because of her bike, and is now too chicken to break up?
Is it the gotta-have-the-next-best-aero-water bottle guy who is spending $2000 to get from 15mph to 15.5mph?

I ask, gentlemen and ladies...if so, then why not? We are awesome.

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love the James Thurber reference!!
I noticed that, too, but thought the description more evocative of Francis Macomber
Are you military by any chance, RT?
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