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Your Aunt Edith has died.(10 posts)

Your Aunt Edith has died.Len J
May 29, 2002 4:03 AM
You know the good friend of your Moms, who was a little eccentric, never married, always encouraged you to Be a little wild. Anyway, an attorney has just shown up to tell you that she left you some money in her will.

Here's the deal. She wasn't very rich, so she left you $5,500 to buy a bike. However, there is a catch. You have to justify what you decide to buy to the attorney (Who doesn't ride BTW). He also tells you that this same caveat has been given to others & he has to choose a single justification to get the $5,500.

So what bike do you buy & why?

Only one Bike.
Only one set of wheels.
You don't have to spend the entire $5,500, you keep what ever you don't spend.

Be creative, remember best justification wins.

Len
Wins what?Rudy D Project
May 29, 2002 4:07 AM
Gets the inheritance! Play along! nmLen J
May 29, 2002 4:15 AM
a huffy,SteveO
May 29, 2002 4:29 AM
justification: inexpensive

rationale: I'm perfectly content with my current bike; why spend $5500 of aunty edith's hard earned money for the heck of it? I'm certainly not going to receive $5500 worth of additional enjoyment from it.

I'd rather maximize the differential, and use that money for more important aspects of life. And a local kid gets a new school-commuter.
No way, Sears Free Spiritwysiwyg
May 29, 2002 5:04 AM
Just the name alone goes along with what Aunt Edith felt for this troll.
No way, Sears Free SpiritSteveO
May 29, 2002 5:08 AM
no troll.
honest opinion.
Here's my plan...floatch
May 29, 2002 5:05 AM
A bit unorthodox, but seems fun. I'd buy a really fast, low to the ground recumbent, and ride it across her home state. I'd have a sign on my bike that said "ask me about my Aunt Edith!" Whatever money I didn't spend, I'd use to fund my trip and donate to people I've met along the way.
re: Your Aunt Edith has died.raboboy
May 29, 2002 7:23 AM
I'd go with a LOOK kg381, csc-tiscali black with dura-ace & ksyriums.

Justification: I would never be able to buy it on my own, due to finances, wife, etc (well, not for another 10 years at least). Besides, Auntie would have wanted me to be happy and blowing $5500 on a bike would be wild. ;) Leftovers would be donated to a worthy cause in Auntie's name (just because the lawyer would hate that).
thrift store bikeColnagoFE
May 29, 2002 7:30 AM
cheaper the better. then you'll have the rest of the $ to spend how you want without having to justify it to a lawyer.
Poor old Aunt EdithAlex-in-Evanston
May 29, 2002 8:18 AM
She always wanted me to have that Moots cross bike with a blue IF fork, DA with Phil Wood wheels. She'd have gotten such joy watching me contend for 3rd in the B race.

Alex