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First Full Suspension

Old 11-30-07, 03:16 PM
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First Full Suspension

My LBS offered me a killer deal on a Fisher Race Day Procaliber and to my surprise the wife said yes. Itís kind of funny because she just told me we needed to buckle down and stop spending for a while and about an hour later I told her I wanted to buy a new bike.

Anyway this is my first full suspension and I do plan on racing it next season.

Iíll post some pictures over the weekend.
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Old 11-30-07, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by No Mojo View Post
Itís kind of funny because she just told me we needed to buckle down and stop spending for a while and about an hour later I told her I wanted to buy a new bike.
Usually this type of dialog leads to divorce - not a new bike.

You must have one heck of a wife. Congrats!

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Old 11-30-07, 07:18 PM
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I had to wait until the divorce before I could buy my bike. +2 for me.
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Old 12-01-07, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bac View Post
Usually this type of dialog leads to divorce - not a new bike.

You must have one heck of a wife. Congrats!

... Brad
Thanks

I am very lucky to have her. As long as I help out around the house and spend some of my time with her doing things she likes I can pretty much do what ever I want. The spending time part is easy, not only is she fun to be around but she rides too.

I just need to make sure the next bike to come in this house is the Orbea Diva sheís been drooling over for about a year now.

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Here it is, my í07 Race Day Procaliber with XO rear derailleur and shifters, XTR front derailleur, juicy 7 brakes, SID World Cup and lots of carbon fiber.













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Here it is, my í07 Race Day Procaliber with XO rear derailleur and shifters, XTR front derailleur, juicy 7 brakes, SID World Cup and lots of carbon fiber.
NICE! Now go get it dirty! Or wet....or frozen.... or icy.... just go ride!
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Old 12-02-07, 06:54 PM
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i was just riding today with someone who has that same bike. he loves it, ho
w much does it weigh??
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Old 12-03-07, 12:16 PM
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24.5lbs, it’s the 16” size small frame.
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Originally Posted by No Mojo View Post

........to my surprise the wife said yes. Itís kind of funny because she just told me we needed to buckle down and stop spending for a while and about an hour later I told her I wanted to buy a new bike.........
this sounds ominus. sounds like a trap to me........so, she tells you to save money and then lets you buy an expensive toy.....it reads...either she is going to demand someting really big from you.....or she is cheating.......or she is just the coolest wife in the world. hope your wife falls under category 3.

if my wife said that to me, it would mean.....I would have to clean the house, do the laundry, clean the dishes, cook, and take care of the kids for the rest of my life......and I would promptly refuse to buy a bike, let alone a full suspension rig.

cool bike by the way. have fun.
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Old 12-03-07, 02:12 PM
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My condolences to all the guys with controlling wives.. thank god my wife isn't like that.

For future reference, its easier to get forgiveness than permission, so just buy what you want and beg for forgiveness.
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Old 12-03-07, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
My condolences to all the guys with controlling wives.. thank god my wife isn't like that.

For future reference, its easier to get forgiveness than permission, so just buy what you want and beg for forgiveness.
controlling = wife (its just a matter of time)...if you are married under five years.....it probably did not sink in yet.....

specially after a few years of marriage and a few kids wives feel the need to domisticate the wild male....I am glad that my wife is careful about money.....otherwise I would live in a tent in the middle of nowhere. with hobbies like fly fishing, mountain biking, backpacking with the added twist of sailing (yes I own a few boats).....I can not really afford myself. its her, who keeps me sain and under control.

"For future reference, its easier to get forgiveness than permission, so just buy what you want and beg for forgiveness."

mark of a wise man..........will keep that in mind.
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Originally Posted by sherpaPeak View Post
....I am glad that my wife is careful about money.....
+1 to that. Wives often make great family CFOs.

As far as doing first and asking forgiveness later; haha! The smallest of transgressions can sometimes come back and bite you even after 30 years - -one like that could be a lifetime whopper
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Old 12-03-07, 04:54 PM
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The smallest of transgressions can sometimes come back and bite you even after 30 years - -one like that could be a lifetime whopper
here is somebody talking from experience!!! ha ha....

I know exactly what you are talking about. I made a bad car purchase....went with the looks and hotrod factor and not the reliablity and practicality......I have been hearing about that pretty frequently for last 12 years and some of my blunders are named after that car even to date.....

all in good humor though.
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Old 12-07-07, 07:22 PM
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Orbea Diva

I'm drooling over the Diva myself. It's my "dream" bike!
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Old 12-08-07, 08:18 PM
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Looks pretty shwag. Hope that you enjoy it!
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wow! nice bike!
quick question... if that is "buckle down" purchase... then what is spending?!
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We do need to buckle down, however she knows a great deal when she sees one. Fisher discontinued this model and discounted it from $3,850 to $2,199 and my LBS discounted it even further. Iím not going to give the final cost I paid out of respect to them because I feel pretty strongly that they offered it to me because of my loyalty to the shop, however I will say it was a once in a lifetime offer.
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