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Old 11-19-15, 06:21 PM
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I told my wife I wanted to be cremated and poured into the frame tubes on my 83 Team Fuji (I bought it new and will never part with it), and I wanted someone to take me out for my usual Sunday ride once or twice a month.

The rest of them won't matter anymore.
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Old 11-19-15, 06:33 PM
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When I learned that a wheel-less early 1960s Capo Sieger with paint in far worse shape than mine just sold for $2K on eBay, I warned my wife and sons not to let my stuff go to cheaply.

My boys are 3 and 6 inches taller than I am, so my road bikes will be too small for them. If my elder son did not already have a Cannondale Rush (my graduation present to him), he might be interested in my classic red-white-and-blue Schwinn mountain bike. Right now his commuter is my 1980 Peugeot PKN-10, which was always a couple of cm too tall for me.

The boys will want most or all of the tools, since they grew up working on cars, bikes, appliances, and the house with me. Working on projects together is a great way to get your teenagers to open up and talk to you and grow into adults you value as friends.
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Old 11-19-15, 07:47 PM
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The highest bidder.
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Old 11-20-15, 07:35 AM
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Probably whoever gets here first
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Old 11-20-15, 08:19 AM
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I don't care who gets my bike, but as far as my Jeep; I want to be buried in it. It's not been in a hole yet that it couldn't get out of.


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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I told my wife I wanted to be cremated and poured into the frame tubes on my 83 Team Fuji (I bought it new and will never part with it), and I wanted someone to take me out for my usual Sunday ride once or twice a month.
Bizarre!

I ask that 1 be left on the wall for a year..... maybe. Or until the house sells. Too big, two many stairs + upkeep for single widow.
Maybe this one. 1981 Mondia Super with jersey & original cap. R531SL. 59cm. Sprinty w/ tubies.
A little twitchy at times, appropro.... Now that you can take to the grave (or urn).
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Old 11-20-15, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by spoiledrotten View Post
I don't care who gets my bike, but as far as my Jeep; I want to be buried in it. It's not been in a hole yet that it couldn't get out of.


LOL. That is a great metaphor.
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Old 11-20-15, 08:13 PM
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Old 11-21-15, 07:04 PM
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That is a depressing subject and who cares? You will not be around to say anything? Lets go for a ride!
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Old 11-22-15, 12:02 PM
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I'll take Bidding .. for paying now, Like a reverse Mortgage , then Your name will be written into my Will ..
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Old 11-22-15, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Bizarre!

I ask that 1 be left on the wall for a year..... maybe. Or until the house sells. Too big, two many stairs + upkeep for single widow.
Maybe this one. 1981 Mondia Super with jersey & original cap. R531SL. 59cm. Sprinty w/ tubies.
A little twitchy at times, appropro.... Now that you can take to the grave (or urn).
Less bizarre and more just dark humor spoken for effect.
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Old 12-03-15, 10:00 AM
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Taking them with us

My wife and I are weeks away from sailing away (around the world perhaps) with our road bikes on board. If the fears of some of her family members have any merit, we will be taking our bikes to the (watery) grave with us.
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Old 12-04-15, 06:04 PM
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Might be time to buy fat tire bikes.

They float, don't they?
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Old 12-05-15, 08:48 PM
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Nobody - I'm not planning on dying.
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Since I plan on living till I'm not.... If I'm riding when my time runs out.... If it's a horrible, messy accident the bike will be wrapped around me like a shroud and I'll take the bike with me

OK that depressed even me, I hope my family gives them away to someone who will ride them

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Old 12-05-15, 10:28 PM
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I'll need my bikes where I'm going.
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Old 12-05-15, 11:16 PM
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I'm not going anywhere any time soon, so am not thinking that far in advance.
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Old 12-06-15, 02:16 AM
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I'm with cale... I'm taking mine with me. I hear the roads in heaven are, well, you know...

And I ain't planning on riding the highway to hell.
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Old 12-06-15, 07:16 AM
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I'll take Bidding .. for paying now, Like a reverse Mortgage , then Your name will be written into my Will ..
but what if I'm outbid?
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Or what if I Out live You ...
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Just file a codicil to each will......

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And I ain't planning on riding the highway to hell.
Those are good intentions.
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Old 12-06-15, 01:10 PM
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OThose are good intentions.
Oh, I see what you did there... the road to hell being paved with them and all.

Well played, sir!
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Oh, I see what you did there... the road to hell being paved with them and all.

Well played, sir!
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Just file a codicil to each will......

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Isnt that a laxative tonic?
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