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Old 11-25-16, 11:12 AM
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Santa's Wish list

What are you asking Santa for Christmas this year? Everyone been good, right?
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Old 11-25-16, 01:24 PM
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A set of 38mm touring tires. How much and what difference will I feel compared to 28mm?
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Old 11-25-16, 01:44 PM
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Brooks saddle
Carradice saddle bag
set of panaracer paselas
ebike hub motor from China
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Old 11-25-16, 02:01 PM
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A convertible jacket in the most obnoxious yellow available. I wasn't a fan of hi-vis yellow but after being hit by a car this week, and that the driver's excuse was that she didn't see me, I want to be as visible as possible (and apparently fluorescent orange wasn't enough). Convertible because weather is very moody here lol.
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Old 11-25-16, 03:20 PM
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I have a wheel build kit and a Calfee DIY bamboo frame kit on my list
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Old 11-25-16, 10:33 PM
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Garmin 820 from my wife
Park Tools adjustable torque wrench from my kids.

I'm probably not getting the Garmin due to the price tag.
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Old 11-25-16, 10:51 PM
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What, people get you guys presents?
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Old 11-25-16, 11:18 PM
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T-shirts and mugs, as usual. No sense in getting my hopes up.
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Old 11-26-16, 01:10 AM
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I wouldn't say no to a Masi Randonneur, but that seems unlikely.
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Old 11-26-16, 07:03 AM
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Nothing. I've been a bad boy.
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On second thought, I'd be totally happy with a six pack of beer, a couple of inner tubes, and a scribbley signed card from my 2 yr old.
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Old 11-26-16, 02:17 PM
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What I want is irrelevant, I'm getting a lump of coal guaranteed
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Thermos thing that fits in a bottle cage, so I ca have coffee on commutes/tea on nighttime rides
New h bars for the Bob Jackson...maybe mustache?
Also, Santa already dropped my 89 Jamis Diablo off to get powder coated and racked (building up a poor mans Clem Smith, Jr)
More brighterer lights
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Old 11-26-16, 04:27 PM
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What I want is irrelevant, I'm getting a lump of coal guaranteed
Yeah..Santa always takes a dump in my stocking...
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Old 11-26-16, 11:46 PM
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I would like for my 18 year old cat to see xmas 2017.


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Old 11-27-16, 12:07 AM
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Brooks Cambium C17 Imperial. I Santa doesn't come through, I will.
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Old 11-27-16, 05:48 AM
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I change my mind; I want easy commuting weather this winter--less snow, less cold, less wind. Hope he comes through.
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Old 11-28-16, 11:47 AM
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Maybe I should be thinking of winter shoes that take SPD cleats. I have wonderful new shoes, but they're cold.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
I change my mind; I want easy commuting weather this winter--less snow, less cold, less wind. Hope he comes through.
+1

I could definately have another February like last year. Really mild and plesant. Crossing fingers but am expecting more snow. C'mon Santa! Just have a little snow at Christmas for the sleigh and keep it miled for the rest of the year.
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Maybe I should be thinking of winter shoes that take SPD cleats. I have wonderful new shoes, but they're cold.
I bought a pair of Lakes last year after 10 years of freezing my toes (probably coming close to losing them more than once).

Absolutely worth the $250 I spent on them. I went to my LBS and they made me a great deal on them, better than any price I found online. It helps that I went in the summer and told them they could take their time, I didn't need them for months.
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A set of 38mm touring tires. How much and what difference will I feel compared to 28mm?
It's a fairly significant difference, though not dramatic. I have 28 on one bike, 40mm on another. I can go over pretty darn rough pavement and not feel much of anything on the 40s. The handling doesn't seem quite as good as the 28s, though still better than skinny 23s. My next set is going to be paselas in 32 I think.
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Old 11-28-16, 01:58 PM
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I dunno. Really, I just want the permission to buy whatever I want within a certain price. Then I can debate what I want.
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I dunno. Really, I just want the permission to buy whatever I want within a certain price. Then I can debate what I want.
Every time I am given this opportunity, I wind up thinking about groceries and car payments and college funds
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Every time I am given this opportunity, I wind up thinking about groceries and car payments and college funds
I end up with tears and a pint of Ben & Jerry's
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Old 11-28-16, 02:38 PM
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I end up with tears and a pint of Ben & Jerry's
Much cheaper than groupsets and wheelsets and framesets
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