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WELL, i HAVE GONE AND DONE!! $-)(11 posts)

Nov 22, 2002 12:07 PM
I just ordered a Merlin SL compact frame and LOOK HSC fork from Hi Tech bikes in San Diego. Of course I also had to go ahead and order the Campy Record carbon seat post and Can Creek intergrated headset while I was at it. The deal was too good to pass up I told myself. The one person I have not told yet is my wife! It should go over real well.
Do I just tell her that Santa Clause decided to deliver my gift early since I have been so good this year? THe bike should be here this weekend. I have thought about hiding it till Christams morning and sliding it under the tree before everyone wakes up. Address it to me. Any idea?

Which shop in San Diego?onespeed
Nov 22, 2002 12:12 PM
re: WELL, i HAVE GONE AND DONE!! $-)ClydeTri
Nov 22, 2002 12:46 PM
you could get it this weekend and not ride it in that beautiful SD weather until Christmas? that is WILLPOWER!
I live in Fresno CA. (still good riding weather)Morgan
Nov 22, 2002 1:13 PM
Will be mountain bike riding this weekend.
I dont know your wifeColnagoFE
Nov 22, 2002 1:53 PM
but if i spent that much on something without asking first i'd be in big trouble. i might get a lump of coal for xmas.
Well I guess I can use the coal to keep me warm....Morgan
Nov 22, 2002 3:15 PM
while I sleep in the garage. MAN, just found out its delivered and waiting for me. I need to get home before my wife!
If it's an XL, give it to me, she'll never know. nmJuanmoretime
Nov 22, 2002 2:34 PM
Yes its an XL compact.......Morgan
Nov 22, 2002 3:12 PM
Of course I needed it to help me climb better!
re: WELL, i HAVE GONE AND DONE!! $-)crisw
Nov 22, 2002 3:34 PM
Tell your wife they're giving them away free with every 10lbs purchase of columbian coffee and get some miles on it. If you put it under the tree then you'd better have a few karats under there also.
re: WELL, i HAVE GONE AND DONE!! $-)WhoisJohnGalt
Nov 22, 2002 5:18 PM
OK, I don't know your wife either, but here's what I would do.
1) Clean toilets and showers/tubs. Do this "because they need it"
2) Run the vacuum cleaner
3) Tell her she's been looking much thinner lately.
4) Invite her mother over "just because"
5) Watch the TV show "Providence" with her. (Aaaghh!)
6) Tell her she makes the "best hamburger helper in the neighborhood"
7) ...and BTW, honey, I have this bike coming...

16 years of marriage talking here...good luck!
No more XL Compact on Merlin's websitefbg111
Nov 23, 2002 7:20 AM
Merlin has a pretty new website they've just put up in the last few weeks or so. However, the XL Compact is gone. There are several compact models to choose from though, and it appears that the Magia is the new name/replacement for the XL Compact. Anyone know for sure?