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Don't tell the wife....(25 posts)

Don't tell the wife....CT1 Guy
Nov 27, 2001 12:07 PM
Wondering how you were going to break the news on your new 2 wheeler? Recent article in a UK cycling magazine came up with the prefect answer. Apparently guy replaces bike every year with latest model, best wheels, gruppo etc etc. How come she never found out? Jus' made sure it was the same color as the last one!
Wussssssssssssssssssssssss(nm)Red
Nov 27, 2001 12:49 PM
my guess is that you're not married. nmbill
Nov 27, 2001 12:57 PM
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nor will be anytime soon (nm)Pack Meat
Nov 27, 2001 4:02 PM
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Married 12 years, 2 Italian road bikes, couple of MTB's.........CT1 Guy
Nov 28, 2001 12:25 PM
We would have guessed you're married. Talking about Red. nmbill
Nov 28, 2001 1:40 PM
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Along these lines, I have a very funny story about a guitarbill
Nov 27, 2001 12:56 PM
that my wife actually almost bought me but that she decided was too expensive. I clandestinely bought it at some later point, sneaked it into the house, and immediately got caught red-handed polishing it (or so I thought). She took one glance at it and continued about her business. Looked enough like the other ones, I guess.
re: yeah....WCC
Nov 27, 2001 3:15 PM
...my fiance' would probably only catch on if the bike had a motor on it.

Not to long ago, I mentioned that my brother was borrowing my "other(less than a yr old) mountain bike". "Other mountain bike?" she says. "Oh yeah", I say, "you KNEW I had two bikes."

No probs.
I've done this with wheelslook271
Nov 27, 2001 5:07 PM
but not a whole bike. Got caught the last time I tried to sneak a new bike by her. Payed BIG for that. (It still comes up....)Wheelsets? She norticed the Ksyriums but I assured her that they were what I had on the older bike (Rolf Vectors-hey, they're the same color!)A lie, yes, but it saved my arse. Consider it preservation of the species. Besides, she doesn't ask me if she can buy a new pair of shoes/pocketbook/clothes!
Ahhhh....grzy
Nov 27, 2001 5:20 PM
Sooner or later she'll notice the missing funds. If you keep your finances seperate then who cares what she thinks - it's not her money. She'd have to be hooked on Valium not to notice a couple grand missing every year.
re: pocket moneycyclopathic
Nov 27, 2001 6:36 PM
then you end up with bunch of greasy 1$ bills pun intended ;)
"won" a bike oncequadzilla1
Nov 27, 2001 5:21 PM
A friend of a friend wanted to sell his Cannondale Super V. He only rode it twice. Looked brand spankin' new. He took $500 for it. Problem being my wife says I'll only ever have a new bike "over her dead body". Hmmm. So, this past summer went to the local velodrome to watch races. The admission ticket has numbers on it and says "give away night". Yeah right. It was for some Furbies or something. Anyway, I call the wife at home & tell her I just won a new MTB at intermission! Go to the buddy's house on the way home...and bingo...my "new" bike. I know I'm going to Hell for that one. See the rest of you there !
hmm so what was your wife's e-mail?cyclopathic
Nov 27, 2001 6:45 PM
just kiddin'

do you live in Fingerlake area? I was thinking about riding Quadzilla next year
hmmmmm.....quadzilla1
Nov 27, 2001 7:17 PM
No, actually I live in Eastern Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. I got the name "quadzilla" from a friend of mine that I go to the gym with in the off -season. He has incrediable upper body strength, but chicken legs. I'm just the opposite.

As far as the wife's e-mail, I'll give to you when we're down below, so we all can harrass the hell out of her !
have you triedcyclopathic
Nov 27, 2001 8:06 PM
"it's not about the bike?"

I gave it to mine and after she read it she dropped "over my dead body" stuff

btw do you know what in there makes chicks tick?
I am afraid I'd need to read it one day to find out :o)
Yep, we'll all be there!look271
Nov 27, 2001 7:05 PM
But we'll be riding better bikes because of it! :-)
Niiiice Move...you are a "pro".(nm)WCC
Nov 27, 2001 7:44 PM
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and more ......!quadzilla1
Nov 27, 2001 8:13 PM
Yard sales ! The perfect place to "find" new bike parts. Just have them sent to you at work first ! I "found" my Mektronic system at a yard sale for "$10". (but honey, there were no batteries & they wanted $15...talked them down to $10 !)

I also bought a kayak 2 years ago from a "friend" (imaginary) for "$50". Okay, so I left off a 6 in front of the 50. I went to buy it & it was still shrink-wrapped. I loaded it up on the rack. Pulled over a few miles down the road. Unwrapped it & smeared mud on the bottom & a few rock scratches for effect. She bought it , hook, line & sinker.

Keep in mind though, I was working 3 jobs. One was my own business that was stricktly cash basis (no, not dope). So she really had no idea what I was making. Now I'm back to *only* 1 real full time job after burn-out. So no more play toys for me.
a good argument for titanium :-) nmDog
Nov 27, 2001 8:01 PM
only if it is accompanied by Campy parts :-) nmcyclopathic
Nov 27, 2001 8:08 PM
Marry a girl that also rides :)tachShoppe
Nov 28, 2001 12:24 AM
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Oh, now you tell me!McAndrus
Nov 28, 2001 5:01 AM
Would that it were that easy.

Married my first wife 23 years ago. They're kind of hard to get rid of once you sign on to the deal.

Once I rode Bike Virginia, and while by myself on the road came across a young man-woman tandem team. They were strong riders and were on a tricked-out Cannondale tandem. So I started chatting with the stoker lady. (By the way, she had great thighs - beautifully muscled.)

She told me they'd just been married. I looked at her ring finger and saw it was empty. I asked her "where's your ring?"

"I'm riding it," she said.

Lucky guy.
The most depressing thing I can think of ...nee Spoke Wrench
Nov 28, 2001 6:25 AM
would be my children all standing around my casket and talking about how sensible dad was. Sorry kids, the last check from my checking account is going to the undertaker and it's going to bounce.
how come you guys....Guipincho
Nov 28, 2001 10:10 AM
have never bought your wives a bike? I did it last year and now she understands why I want to ride my bike 24/7. She even started to race and she's doing well!
C'mon that's easy, hypocrit but easy!
I didDeggo
Nov 28, 2001 2:55 PM
And it sits in the shed all but an hour or two a year. Waste of $.