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Old 12-06-15, 03:42 PM
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When i die, my old lady can just give my bikes away.

It'll be that many less cars...$



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Old 12-06-15, 05:09 PM
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Old 12-07-15, 09:20 AM
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He who dies with the most toys...is dead.
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Old 12-07-15, 12:32 PM
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And who else but us geezers get that one?
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Old 12-08-15, 06:22 PM
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Whom ever picks it up at the side of the road.
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Old 12-08-15, 08:06 PM
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What size do you ride SlowSpinner?
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Whom ever picks it up at the side of the road.
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Old 12-08-15, 09:25 PM
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Old 12-09-15, 02:55 AM
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perfect. i will keep a look out for that Orbea.
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Old 12-11-15, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
I'd be doing this around my grave. (Except I'm going to be burned and scattered)
Have them put some of your ashes in the bike frame before they sell it. That way, you can keep on riding.

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Old 12-13-15, 01:24 PM
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My nephew is 18 years old and about my height, seems to enjoy riding his bike to school and around the neighborhood, so...
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Old 12-16-15, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SlowSpinner View Post
Whom ever picks it up at the side of the road.
Nominated for the winning response.
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Old 12-16-15, 06:14 PM
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Nominated for the winning response.
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Old 12-16-15, 06:17 PM
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Wait a minute ... I'm going to die?!?
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Old 12-16-15, 06:29 PM
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I dreamed I died and my wife sold my bikes for what I told her I paid for them.
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Old 12-16-15, 08:29 PM
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^^^ careful, that is someones sig line here.......

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Old 12-17-15, 10:51 AM
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Old 12-17-15, 11:16 AM
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If I can’t take them with me, then I’ve opted out of dying.
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Old 12-17-15, 12:25 PM
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As long as they call Mrs. Cleaver so me and Lumpy can go fishing, I'm not worried about it.
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Old 12-17-15, 01:50 PM
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I don't plan on dying so it's just not an issue. If I'm wrong, then it's still not an issue.

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Old 12-21-15, 02:56 PM
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We lost a regular rider from our annual WI trip a little more than a year ago (brain tumor), and at the funeral the family displayed his bike along with family picts, etc. It was very cool, -and all of us WI trip regulars commented on how many miles we'd ridden alongside that bike. Non riders thought it was quite "touching" to hear those stories.

(But I think I'd like to be buried with my single speed)

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Old 12-27-15, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
My wife will sell them. It's okay, I won't need them anymore.
Or they may be returned to the trash on the curb, from whence they were acquired, to complete the cycle of life.

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Old 12-27-15, 09:31 PM
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They'll probably be sold off since no one in my family is as tall as I am.

I wanted to be propped up on my bike at my funeral but a funeral director told be that wouldn't be possible due to rigor mortis that sets in. So instead I will have my ashes spread out on a bike path so as others ride over my ashes they'll take me to wherever they're going...
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Old 12-28-15, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
I've often thought I should tell my wife to contact one of the local BF guys to take all the bike stuff, sell it for what it's worth... take a percentage and give her the rest... gotta be better than an estate sale.
I have a mutual deal with an old friend out west. He who dies first, the other comes to the aid of the friend's widow to help her divest of all the good stuff. Since we have mutual collecting interests, it's a good arrangement. I just hope he remembers our pact.
However, I plan to be mostly divested by the time I croak. Famous last words.
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Old 12-31-15, 12:35 PM
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I have a guitar collection made up of mostly cheap guitars that I play, with a couple of exceptions. The exceptions have increased in value due to being limited editions with some rare attractive qualities. These I have told my wife are worth more than I paid for them (some increasing 4x the price in just a year), without this knowledge of their rarity, they would be considered average guitars. My plan is to write up a note explaining the value potential in the limited edition to be explored in the event of my passing.

I've never considered bikes (their worth) as anything but value depreciation, like most cars; once they leave the store or lot, they are worth less than you paid for them. Perhaps there are a few that have vintage value. My two bikes combined are not worth $1000 on the used market. However, I know me and after getting back into biking I went from no working bikes to two working bikes in 6 months. In the future I can see me investing in a bike with potential to be a collector's item, but I don't know biking well enough yet to determine what bike that might be. Perhaps something like a hand built titanium frame bike, except that in guitars, hand built is not always an adder of value. Anyway, should I someday buy that bike, like with the guitar, I would write a note trying to explain the potential worth.
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Old 12-31-15, 12:46 PM
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I've told my wife that all my bikes are rare and very valuable. That is why I don't sell them and keep them despite promising to flip them as a purchase justification. I discover how exceptional they are after purchase!

My next step would be to explain my selling one as a concession to respecting her wishes as I pull another one out of the storage unit that is even more valuable!
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