Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Christmas and the bicycle..........

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Christmas and the bicycle..........

Old 11-23-07, 08:21 AM
  #1  
maddmaxx 
Small Member
Thread Starter
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 7,164

Bikes: Diamondback Clarity II frame homebuilt.

Mentioned: 84 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10622 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Christmas and the bicycle..........

So its friday after Thanksgiving and I'm doing the not so optional "helping put up the tree" with the wife. She starts fishing with the "honey.....what would you like for christmas this year".

"Well....I wouldn't mind a set of SRAM Force bar end shifters.........they are 10 speed units with carbon levers"

"10 speed...I thought you didn't like 10 speed stuff...........and whats the carbon for....to make your shifters lighter...........Will I still be able to ride with you (my wifes bike is a Jamis Earth Cruiser single speed)?

"Certainly you can still ride with me....I can learn to live with 10 speed...and sometimes when I'm riding without you I can go a little faster (30 grams...)".

"But their so small for $200."

"Hon...there are lots of small things that cost a lot.........diamonds are small. micro computer chips are small. Besides these shifters are georgeous and functional and really really nice. They would look great on my bike."

"Hmmm diamonds are nice."

Oh No Maddmaxx............what have you done..................................
maddmaxx is offline  
Old 11-23-07, 08:58 AM
  #2  
George
Senior Member
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Posts: 5,497

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go for the whole bike, you only go around once in life. Hum, I heard that somewhere before.
__________________
George
George is offline  
Old 11-23-07, 12:31 PM
  #3  
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Posts: 19,914

Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So the wife now expects to get a small-Or Large- diamond set in gold in exchange for your sending a letter to Santa?
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.