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Old 12-25-08, 11:13 AM
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So, whatcha get for Xmas?

Let's hear it (bike related to keep with the forum here I guess )

Wife and son know I like to snark at the stuck up NoVA roadies, so they got me a Frosted Flakes kit and a "Spam" jersey I wanted a Krispy Kreme one but alas they said there were none to be found




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Old 12-25-08, 11:43 AM
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I bought myself a few things, a pair of base layers, wool socks, some tubes (pbk had them on sale $2 ea) and a park multitool.

Gifts given to me werent cycling related

I got some cash and a publix gift card.
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Old 12-25-08, 11:55 AM
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some good socks and base layers from the folks and some cash from relatives I'll use for a new lock
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Old 12-25-08, 12:01 PM
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New headlight, spill proof coffee cup that fits in bottle cage, and some cash. Just what i wanted...
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For Chanukah I got a Brooks B17, bike hoist, and basic tool kit (among other non-bike related gifts).

I'd say it was a pretty good yield.
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Old 12-25-08, 01:06 PM
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New headlight. It's tiny! Looking forward to trying it.
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I didn't ask for much from the family because what I really got for Christmas was a new Bob Jackson World Tour frame to use for my commuter bike. I paid for it with my year-end bonus, and will swap all of the equipment off my current bike when it arrives. My birthday is in mid-January, which is when the frame is supposed to arrive, so my birthday present will be the few parts I need to build it up.
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Old 12-25-08, 01:39 PM
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This!
https://www.tachyoninc.com/
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Old 12-25-08, 02:05 PM
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I got myself a pair of carbon Time ATAC ROC pedals and a pair of Shimano touring/commuting shoes.
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Small single ultra bright led lights, shaped and colored like ladybugs.
Overshoes (not sure what they're called in English).
Reflective spoke pads.
Small bell.
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Old 12-25-08, 02:28 PM
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A new road bike:

Allowing me to turn my old road bike into my new commuter. Also got a cyclocomputer (for my new commuter), mini-tool, long-sleeve jersey, couple pair of cycling socks, full-fingered gloves, patch kit and a short-sleeved shirt for commuting when the weather warms.
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Old 12-25-08, 02:49 PM
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I bought myself the GMC Denali road bike. Yes, I know it's not the best out there, but it's what I wanted. Now, I need some nice weather so I can take it for a spin.
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No worries on the GMC. I rode a denali pro for two years and put some good miles on it. I got free weights so my arms can get some exercise, too.
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That's cool! After going through a couple of threads here, my son and I decided to go for a quick ride. He has the kids version of the Denali, and he LOVES IT! Naturally, neither one of us dressed warm enough for the ride, so it was a quick spin around the block, but it did the trick. Now, we need to get weather gear sorted out before our New Years ride (on the mountain bikes).


EDIT: Are you implying the Denali is a heavy bike? :0P
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Old 12-25-08, 05:53 PM
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$75.00 worth of gift certificates to my LBS. Just in time for the IGH and Generator wheel builds I need them to do for me.
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Old 12-25-08, 06:37 PM
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Christmas came early for me but I got:

Specialized Deflect Jacket, a couple of Specialized Pro jerseys, a trail jersey Specialized first layer, cycling socks, and a couple pair of bib shorts from Specialized.
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and a $100 gift card for Sears, along with some other non bike stuff. Now I can start to learn some basic frame work, hope to try and build my first frame this fall.
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Old 12-25-08, 07:25 PM
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^^^that is awesome! ^^^

Building my own commuter frame is high on my bucket list...hope it goes well for you.
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Old 12-25-08, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cradduck View Post
Christmas came early for me but I got:

Specialized Deflect Jacket, a couple of Specialized Pro jerseys, a trail jersey Specialized first layer, cycling socks, and a couple pair of bib shorts from Specialized.
Let me guess. Ya ride a Trek?
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Some clothes, notably an Ibex wool vest/jersey (Hannukah). Should be awesome over a base layer.

Also some hats and fleeces, and an REI gift card, but that stuff will prbably go towards me getting back into skiing.
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Old 12-25-08, 09:08 PM
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Volume I of the Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery cartoon book!!

A t-shirt with a picture of Einstein with a bike logo, that says "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

Also a pair of army boots (no kidding!) that my bike shop guy convinced my wife are great for cold-weather riding (although I must say, they are pretty darn heavy), and a pair of "ice-fishing" gloves that my friend recommended to her. I've yet to find any gloves that keep my fingers as warm as mittens, though, so I'm a little skeptical on that last one. We'll find out...

And some boring non-bike stuff...
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A nashbar tool kit, bar ends for my commuter, schwinn trainer---doesn't work because it is missing a piece, and the manufacturer sent me the wrong one for a replacement...

Kinda for cycling...the perfect pushup...because my MIL bought if from an add in bicycling magazine...
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My recent college graduate and pennyless son got me a wonderful Gore outer soft shell.
https://www.rei.com/product/772490
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Some cold weather gear, and now it's WARM...
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A very happy and spoiled child.
My favorite gift was a book my 5 year old son made of various drawings and what not.

Cycling related:
-Shimano platform\spd pedals for my rarely ridden mountain bike. Usually used in snow or when hauling my son.
-A spinerval dvd for days I am unable to ride or when it is too dangerous
-A Dinotte 800L and a dinotte 400L headlight combo.

My wife picked me up quite a few workout related items like a pull up bar, mat, exercise ball, and what not.

Yes, I know most of my post is not cycling related.
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