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divorce(18 posts)

divorceharlett
Aug 8, 2001 11:31 PM
wife told me if i order an axiom she'll leave me. how do i protect the axiom in a divorce settlement????????
LOLjen
Aug 8, 2001 11:40 PM
you can't. sounds like she deserves EVERYTHING!!!!!
save the axiomAD14
Aug 9, 2001 4:23 AM
Give her everything else or buy out her half.
re: divorceebh123
Aug 9, 2001 4:58 AM
Divorce her and then buy the bike after it's final........
CompromisePaulCL
Aug 9, 2001 5:26 AM
Marriage is merely a series of compromises. Once you accept that fact, life gets a lot easier.

Ask her what she wants to buy....clothes, jewelry, etc....make a deal. Buy your Axiom now, buy her "thing" later.

If you buy the Axiom..then in a divorce..that's the first thing her lawyer will ask for. Just to piss you off.
Good suggestionMel Erickson
Aug 9, 2001 6:49 AM
however I would buy her "thing" first and your Axiom second. Points add up faster and last longer that way.
Buy her one, tooDog
Aug 9, 2001 5:29 AM
Buy two, then when you evenly divide them, you can be assured of having yours.

Doug
re: divorceCrash
Aug 9, 2001 9:10 AM
Seriously, only you know if buying a bike like that will put an unbearable strain on your finances, but if it is affordable and biking is your main activity just point out how much other things that you're NOT doing cost (IE; Golf, season seats to sports teams).
A bike like that is going to be a lifetime investment, if you look at it in those terms it seems s little more acceptable. Also, my wife has a passion for antique French furniture, she could easily drop 10,000 in a heartbeat ! I'm also pretty lucky, my wife is pretty reasonable when it comes to my biking. So many of our friends have been divorced that as long as I'm doing something healthy like biking she's happy. She also realizes she's my wife, not my Mom.
re: divorceChris Zeller
Aug 9, 2001 11:32 AM
I understand completely. I had to scrape and save birthday and christmas money to buy my Airborne Ti Carpe Diem. Our family budget could have eaily afforded this bike or the litespeed/seven of my dreams, but she just couldn't bear the idea of spending so much for a bike. I just bought the bike last week. She put up a fuss but we are still together.

I've never ridden a Seven, but I have tried some Litespeeds, the snob factor is higher on these, but if you are honest with yourself, the ride quality isn't any better. Airborne bikes have identical geometries and weights with the same Ti materials as the pricier offerings. My Carpe Diem Ti light touring bike has an awesome ride. I picked the parts myself and paid for the complete bike with top components about what you would pay for a frame from LS or Seven. They don't yet have a CF/Ti bike like the Odonada or a 6V3Al offering like the Palameras, but the Manhattan Project due out in September may incorporate some of these. I'd wait and look at the Manhattan project before I bought a new Ti wonderbike. Sampson in CO makes similur more affordable Ti bikes, I'd check them out as well.

This may be the compromise you are looking for.
would anyone divorce over cycling?JrRyder
Aug 9, 2001 12:04 PM
I there anyone who would risk divorce over cycling, whether it be purchases, time to ride, or any other aspect of it? Would that be incredibly selfish and shallow, or can cycling really be that important?
sureak
Aug 9, 2001 12:13 PM
why not, people divorce all the time for stupid reasons. The number one reaon for divorce is money,

Cycling is significantly more important than money, if it weren't, then most people would not own more than $5k in bikes.

Like many college students, I qualify for welfare. My bikes are worth more than my car and if I ever need the money, I won't hesitate to sell the car.
Who's shallow ?Crash
Aug 9, 2001 2:31 PM
The guy who is not out getting drunk or chasing women, but wants to engage in a healthy activity, or the women who threatens divorce if he is not doing what she wants when she wants it ? How many of you guys have to ask permission before you can go for a ride, or spend money on a new toy ???
The golden rule!Spokeman
Aug 9, 2001 2:43 PM
"It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission!"
I used to.look271
Aug 9, 2001 3:22 PM
Don't have to as much anymore, although long rides (centuries, etc) require special permission although that is only reasonable, since you can be expected to be gone for 4-5 hrs minimum. She likes me in spandex and team kit (sorry grz) so I don't have to grovel so much anymore. Won't let me shave my legs, though.......
Try a 24 hour rideDog
Aug 9, 2001 3:33 PM
I'm pushing it, now. This Saturday I'm going to do an unsupported 24 hour ride alone. My wife did not like that bit of news. She told me to double my life insurance.

Dog
So, are you going to miss her? ;-) (nm)grzy mnky
Aug 9, 2001 3:14 PM
So, are you going to miss her? ;-) (nm)Icefrk13
Aug 9, 2001 6:55 PM
Lets look at it form the other side. If shw came to you and said she wanted a 2500 diamond because fashion was her passion would you just say ok. In my book as long as the money is there and each party gets to spend it equaly you shpould get the bike. Other wise I here there are some great lawers out there (that also ride bikes .... maybe get so porbono work going :))
Can I have her number :-) (nm)Dutchy
Aug 9, 2001 9:00 PM