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Old 02-08-23, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
but looking back at the conversation, I wonder if she was more upset that I said I was going to leave, then she was about the bike.

I can always have them deliver it! Iím going to wake her up and ask her.
As you continue your determined journey towards being deceased or divorced in the near future, keep in mind that with one of them, the pain eventually ends.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Tell you your HR is too slow, prolly.
Seriously, I’ve fractured so many ribs over the years that back in 2016, the ER doctors had a hard time reading the X-rays. They could make out the displaced ones easy enough but they couldn’t come up with a proper total of fractures. They settled on 12 but I don’t think they really knew for sure. They kept asking me in the ER how many I’d had in the past and which side but I’d lost track over the years. I seem to break ribs easily.

Anyway, Doc, I’m breathing easy enough and I can’t feel any displacement so I’m not going to the doctor unless things get worse. Probably just bruised.
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Seriously, Iíve fractured so many ribs over the years that back in 2016, the ER doctors had a hard time reading the X-rays.
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Iím alive, and well. Thanks for your concern. She didnít kill me, but iím convinced she did something to the emonda a bottom bracket to make it creak.


I hate creaks. Creakmonda. sigh.
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I was watching a couple videos recently on cheap carbon frames from China. I have to say I'm surprised how many people out there think, "Hmmm. Bike frame made by unknown company for $300, which I'll then trust my body, potentially even my life to? Sign me up!" Maybe it's just that I'm older now, but that seems like tempting fate.
I've had several, I still have 2 hanging in the garage. What could go wrong?
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Also, I would be leery of a $300 Chinese carbon frame, but not of a $1000 Chinese carbon frame - especially if I'd seen good reviews from people with a good reputation. I actually flirted with the idea, but then I realized if I did get one, unless I wanted to spend 2x the price of the frame kitting it out, it would just be ANOTHER CF bike with mechanical 105, and I already have one of those. I think this is why I stopped at the Litespeed - I couldn't think of another kind of bike that I both wanted, and could afford.
My Chinerelo was $265.00 delivered. My FM 28 was also under $300.00. I'd still be riding that one if the seat mast was usable. Stiff, light, fast. Hard to beat that for 300 hunerd but.
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Something to keep in mind BAM.
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Something to keep in mind BAM.
If you want to see that in action, watch A Summer Place 1959
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Iím seething today. In my divorce agreement with my ex, it states that we will come together and compromise / agree on major decisions regarding our kids. Two days ago, she texts me that she got our oldest a iPhone and will be giving it to her. I tell her Iíd like to discuss before she gives it, she tells me she was just letting me know as a courtesy and that if I want to contact my kid on it, I can pay for half.

I ask her yesterday when she can talk on Saturday- she says any time. I assume that means she is going to hold off on the phone. I assumed wrong.

Iím not even against the phone, what I am against is the continuous ignoring of our agreement when it suits her needs because she feels I canít take any action (or wonít). What I think is the best course of action would be to get a separate mobile account that is not attached to either my family plan or my exís where we both have full access. This way we can both monitor communications and calls and activity.

Now Iím paying $200 bucks for my attorney to send her a threatening letter. Iíve tried to get her to compromise and be a good co-parent and her behavior just isnít changing. At this point, Iím willing to spend tens of thousands on attorney fees if I have to if the end result is she gets ****ed over. Iím over this nonsense.

The ******** part is that she can selectively ignore parts of the settlement, but if Iím a day late on support, itís the end of the world.

Part of me wants to know hold back support until she complies, but since Iím a dad and not a mom and the courts are inherently biased against me, Iíll get screwed.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I’m seething today. In my divorce agreement with my ex, it states that we will come together and compromise / agree on major decisions regarding our kids. Two days ago, she texts me that she got our oldest a iPhone and will be giving it to her. I tell her I’d like to discuss before she gives it, she tells me she was just letting me know as a courtesy and that if I want to contact my kid on it, I can pay for half.

I ask her yesterday when she can talk on Saturday- she says any time. I assume that means she is going to hold off on the phone. I assumed wrong.

I’m not even against the phone, what I am against is the continuous ignoring of our agreement when it suits her needs because she feels I can’t take any action (or won’t). What I think is the best course of action would be to get a separate mobile account that is not attached to either my family plan or my ex’s where we both have full access. This way we can both monitor communications and calls and activity.

Now I’m paying $200 bucks for my attorney to send her a threatening letter. I’ve tried to get her to compromise and be a good co-parent and her behavior just isn’t changing. At this point, I’m willing to spend tens of thousands on attorney fees if I have to if the end result is she gets ****ed over. I’m over this nonsense.

The ******** part is that she can selectively ignore parts of the settlement, but if I’m a day late on support, it’s the end of the world.

Part of me wants to know hold back support until she complies, but since I’m a dad and not a mom and the courts are inherently biased against me, I’ll get screwed.
Ugh, sorry to hear this. I know it's complicated whether an iPhone is a "major" decision but I hope you can come to an understanding.

FWIW we did not allow our kids to get smartphones until they were 16 or 17. Before then, it was a "dumb phone" for emergency phone calls only. They told us they were the only kids in their school with old-fashioned phones.
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Part of me wants to know hold back support until she complies, but since Iím a dad and not a mom and the courts are inherently biased against me, Iíll get screwed.
You have my sympathy. I'm lucky there were no children involved when my ex left. The rest of the whole thing was just wrong.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iím seething today. In my divorce agreement with my ex, it states that we will come together and compromise / agree on major decisions regarding our kids. Two days ago, she texts me that she got our oldest a iPhone and will be giving it to her. I tell her Iíd like to discuss before she gives it, she tells me she was just letting me know as a courtesy and that if I want to contact my kid on it, I can pay for half.

I ask her yesterday when she can talk on Saturday- she says any time. I assume that means she is going to hold off on the phone. I assumed wrong.

Iím not even against the phone, what I am against is the continuous ignoring of our agreement when it suits her needs because she feels I canít take any action (or wonít). What I think is the best course of action would be to get a separate mobile account that is not attached to either my family plan or my exís where we both have full access. This way we can both monitor communications and calls and activity.

Now Iím paying $200 bucks for my attorney to send her a threatening letter. Iíve tried to get her to compromise and be a good co-parent and her behavior just isnít changing. At this point, Iím willing to spend tens of thousands on attorney fees if I have to if the end result is she gets ****ed over. Iím over this nonsense.

The ******** part is that she can selectively ignore parts of the settlement, but if Iím a day late on support, itís the end of the world.

Part of me wants to know hold back support until she complies, but since Iím a dad and not a mom and the courts are inherently biased against me, Iíll get screwed.
Talk to your lawyer, but this one would caution you against doing that.

Custody stuff sucks. Sorry you are having to go through this.
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You have my sympathy. I'm lucky there were no children involved when my ex left. The rest of the whole thing was just wrong.
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Phrantic, this is the reason why the show dateline exist. Some men canít handle this.


Luckily for me, if it ever came to this she would just kill me so I wouldnít have to worry about any of this.

My daughters not having a smart phone til atleast 35.
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They told us they were the only kids in their school with old-fashioned phones.
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We got our kids smartphones at age 12, but back then smartphones weren't so smart.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We got our kids smartphones at age 12, but back then smartphones weren't so smart.

Actually, Amelia already has an iphone. No data plan, and no wifi. Itís more of her just to play with and pretend. Sheís obsessed with the calculator.
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This is the part that I just do not understand in phrantic's post: that if I want to contact my kid on it, I can pay for half.

If the kid has a phone, dad should be able to call them on it regardless of who pays for the phone or service.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Doubt that now, but a full rotor and pads brake job on my 2015 Cayman GTS was about $25k. Rotors alone were $12k on front and $10k on back. Fortunately good for 100,000 miles.
youíre kidding!! i hope ?!?

iíve been eyeing one for a while to replace a much loved but hardly driven s2k. the cayman is probably the best looking, best balanced car of the 21st century in my very humble opinion. at 95k ish (GTS 4 with few options) itís not exactly a bargain but i tend to keep cars a long time.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Actually, Amelia already has an iphone. No data plan, and no wifi. Itís more of her just to play with and pretend. Sheís obsessed with the calculator.
Slippery slope, bruv. Soon she'll be telling everyone her numbers.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
This is the part that I just do not understand in phrantic's post: that if I want to contact my kid on it, I can pay for half.

If the kid has a phone, dad should be able to call them on it regardless of who pays for the phone or service.

sounds like to me, he is already paying for it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Slippery slope, bruv. Soon she'll be telling everyone her numbers.

which is currently 1-20
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My daughters not having a smart phone til atleast 35.
I would bet a medium amount of money that your opinion on this will change. For us, having a phone in middle school made sense for both of my kids. Helping them understand appropriate use, and close monitoring of their activity, was a big part of it.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
youíre kidding!! i hope ?!?

iíve been eyeing one for a while to replace a much loved but hardly driven s2k. the cayman is probably the best looking, best balanced car of the 21st century in my very humble opinion. at 95k ish (GTS 4 with few options) itís not exactly a bargain but i tend to keep cars a long time.
Not kidding. It had the PCCBs on it which were never going to need replacing during my ownership. They are supposed to be good for 100k miles. Incredible brakes on an incredible car. Wish I still had it.

Highly recommend the car.

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