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So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?(39 posts)

So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?Hereford Flyer
Dec 25, 2002 12:41 PM
Cycling stuff that is.

Myself - I got a pair of Sidi Freeze winter road boots, just need some cold weather to give them a proper test.

Have a Merry Christmas
Christmas isn't over yetPaulCL
Dec 25, 2002 5:06 PM
I go to my inlaws this weekend. At very least, I can expect the "usual" of a few Colorado Cyclist gift certificates.

But, what I did get:
Lots of cliff bars
lots of gu
New saddle (my choice - heck, I ordered it)
CO2 cartridges
Water bottle
Graham Watson Calendar
Tire levers
Tri flow and some booties...

So, nothing big but everything was needed. With the CC GC's, I plan to buy a Campy Ergobrain. I thought I was getting one, I was sure I was getting one, but my wife fooled me. No problem, I'll buy my own.

Merry Christmas. Paul

P.S. Non cycling stuff: Humidity/Temperature controlled wine refrigerator, clothes, and something from Victoria's Secret for my wife. Afterall, anything from VS is a gift for me too!!
"Schwinn Bicycles" by Pridemore and Hurd ...Humma Hah
Dec 25, 2002 5:58 PM
... I already had their book on "The American Bicycle", and this one tightens up on my Schwinn obsession.

I paused before opening it to admire the cover photo, an elegant Mk IV Jaguar, red, nearly identical to the one I got at about age 12.
re: So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?gybeho
Dec 25, 2002 7:07 PM
Assos F1.13 Bibs
Assos Leg warmers
American Classic hubs
Fir Rims
DT Spokes
Vittoria Open Clinchers

I was a VERY good boy this year.....

genius 4's, look pedals (going back), jerseys, socks, wall rackBill is in Denver
Dec 25, 2002 7:53 PM
What kind of wall rack?katie1
Dec 26, 2002 6:22 AM
I need one. LMK if you like the one you got. Thanks.
What kind of wall rack?Bill is in Denver
Dec 26, 2002 10:04 AM

Seems pretty good to me. No complaints here.

Let's see, I got two new jerseys (one Giordana and one HECK ofMVN
Dec 25, 2002 8:53 PM
a deal on a USPS 2000 jersey I found in Slidell, Louisiana. It was the only one left, my size, and they wanted $30 for it. So naturally I snatched it up. I got a new pair of Voler bibs, and Bell Ghisallo in yellow. The clothes I asked for because this past year I've lost 25 pounds (and counting), and the helmet because I couldn't pass up a great deal from JensonUSA. I didn't know Bell had changed sizing so I have to get a Medium instead of the Large. The large will go back next week. I'm gonna get another jersey next week from ProBikeKitUSA (on sale for $20!!). Also, I kind of count my new bike and all the parts and 105 kit as Christmas even though I got it in September. That was all I really wanted but my wonderful wife said to get whatever else I wanted since I lost so much weight. Hope everybody else had a great Christmas!! Here's to a Happy and Better New Year!!
a few thingsmoschika
Dec 25, 2002 11:48 PM
i got a pair of long fingered gloves-tho a bit too small, some tools and GC for more tools, and the 2002 Paris-Roubaix DVD. i saw it on tv last year and will most likely see it this year, if it's on tv. so i'm not sure if i should keep it. how often do you guys watch cycling events over and over?
re: So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?ms
Dec 26, 2002 6:17 AM
Assos Clima Micro Jacket
Niterider DP-12 Tailight
PI AmFib Gloves
PI Microsensor Tights
Xmas lootDaveG
Dec 26, 2002 6:33 AM
cycling stuff:

Nalini bibs
Graham Watson calender
Park torque wrench
lots of Powerbars
Halo headbands
framed TdF Col de Lauteret print
vernier calipers (sorta cycling related)
Carbon bars!pmf1
Dec 26, 2002 7:20 AM
Been wanting to try these for some time. Now the big dilemma ... what bike to put them on.
How funny, I got the same thing in my stocking...Skidoo
Dec 26, 2002 8:30 AM
...a lump of coal and some sticks ;-)

Merry X-mas
Dec 26, 2002 7:37 AM
A Park TS2 wheel truing stand, which I reeeeaally wanted; DVD/VCR combo; new brief case -- but most importantly, the family all together with 18 people here for Christmas dinner, all entertained by 6 month old Luke!

No riding. Can't have it all, I guess.

Dec 26, 2002 4:44 PM
you are going to love that Ts-2 Doug amazing how much time it will save you just asuggestion if it didn'y come with the tilt stand make that $25.00 investment it is really worth it
Have fun with the new toy

Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
good suggestion; hey, you all snowed in over there? nmDougSloan
Dec 26, 2002 4:48 PM
I was what Santa brought for ChristmasKristin
Dec 26, 2002 7:56 AM
I didn't get anything for my bike, but I did have a most wonderful Christmas eve. On Tuesday morning I boarded a Super80 and made my way to New England. I haven't seen my grandparents for 4 years now. In November, I explained that money was super tight after my recent acquisitions of a home and a car (and a plane ticket). They didn't suspect a thing. I just walked in the door at 4:30pm.

It has been getting harder and harder to choose gifts for my grandparents, now well into their 80's. Department store items don't capture their fancy any longer. Nor do they shop or go out much. These days, they desire for every day count. The last time I was home they had allowed me to snag some old family photos. So I decided to take up archival scrapbooking. Of course, I never told them what I was up to. I was shaking as I gave them the gift--worried that they'd be upset to find our precious family photos "glued" inside a book. (I've used only the best materials.) They loved the album. After everyone had gone, I sat with my grandmother and we looked through more stacks of old photos. I loved hearing all the old stories. I've now brought the whole lot home with me to organize, scan and catalog and archive.

All-in-all, I'd say it was a pretty nice Christmas. I can always buy my own bike stuff. ;-)
That's what Christmas is all about... nice job! -nmTig
Dec 26, 2002 12:55 PM
I was what Santa brought for Christmas... Hey Kristincycleguy
Dec 26, 2002 5:04 PM
I'm most likey a day late and a dollar short with this info. But a great company for photo stuff is
Not at all. Thanks for the linkKristin
Dec 27, 2002 7:07 AM
Bringing home over 200 photographs (some quite old) is a whole different game. I'm always looking for ways to sneak stuff into the "gift" category of my budget. (This is funny in itself. I'm the only one who looks at my budget and the only one who cares about it--so why I should need to "sneak" anything is beyond me. But I do it anyway.) So I now need to buy a bunch of new archival supplies, and a decent scanner--all technically gifts (or for the production of gifts). So thanks.
Dec 26, 2002 5:16 PM
It is great to see someone taking advantage of the opportunity to tap a very limited resource.
NOS Dura Ace brakes and leversDave Hickey
Dec 26, 2002 7:58 AM
NOS Dura Ace 7403 brakes and 7402 levers. The perfect addition to my single speed. I also got New Balance running shoes for those days when it's too cold to ride.
Great gift......Len J
Dec 26, 2002 8:34 AM
things that come from the heart, with invested thought, are the best gifts.

Dec 26, 2002 7:58 AM
I got three large collector's edition prints of Lance at the Tour - climbing Mont.Ventoux, Team time-trial, and a panoramic view of the peleton.

lots of GU
new Axial Carbons (and tubes in case they fail!)
USPS jersey, socks, shorts, and the official Nike gloves (which are SO sweet!!!)
USPS yellow team cap
a Gore-Tex jacket and winter gloves

It was a nice Christmas for gear....:)
Where'd you get the Nike gloves? I want to pick some up too.nmfbg111
Dec 26, 2002 3:25 PM
try or
Dec 26, 2002 5:39 PM
Nike cycling glovesMJCBH
Dec 27, 2002 4:04 PM
I got my Nike gloves through my local Trek dealer (and the lBS may give you an even better deal). You will probably save 10-15 bucks as opposed to going to or (shipping,plus they are 10 dollars more online. Good luck! They are awesome!!
re: So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?PMC
Dec 26, 2002 8:01 AM
I received a copy of "Off to the Races:25 years of Cycling Journalism" by Samuel Abt. I made it through the Indurain section but stopped before I started the LeMond chapters as I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. I also got a retro wool Molteni jersey.

Good stuff...

I got my wife a new pair of Sidi G4s along with some Look pedals and a jersey. She was looking kind of pissed until she opened the Dale of Norway Cardigan she wanted. Some will just never appreciate bike stuff even though they "need it".
Nothing cycling related, clothes and Harley related presents....Juanmoretime
Dec 26, 2002 10:29 AM
I always appreciate clothes and the Harley Davidson items, which my wife hates, to add to my ever growing collection. The two best gifts were from my daughters, one was a collage of pictures from this past summer when we were touring colleges on the east coast. The other a fantastic dog calendar.
re: So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?aliensporebomb
Dec 26, 2002 11:33 AM
A couple of things:

A Crank Bros. minipump
(smallest I've ever seen - cool - supposedly good to 100 psi)

A Park Tool tire/tube patch kit with levers.

Both bought for me by my riding friend Paul who was once
caught out mountain biking with me and my pump was miles
away and my patch kit was sort of defunct.

And, my way cool brother-in-law gave me a gift certificate to the local bike shop for more bike clothes.

After 1/1 I'm also heading to the bike shop courtesy of the wife for a new trainer since she and I are gifting each other after the 1st of the year (we'll have more $ and more after-christmas sales to take advantage of).
very stinky Carradice bags. nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 26, 2002 1:25 PM
A stress headache.Sintesi
Dec 26, 2002 1:42 PM
Santa sent me a Noreaster Storm Christmas Day to drive home in. Three and a half hour ride turned into six and a half hour ordeal. Averaged between 15-20mph between New Haven and NYC. Blecch. Oh well, safe and sound.
I received some great gifts!!!cydswipe
Dec 26, 2002 2:29 PM
I got:
A Lance Armstrong 4X TdF champion Nike baseball cap.
Speedplay X-2 pedals.
Speedplay "coffee caps" covers for the cleats.
Pearl Izumi AmFib booties.
Nashbar leg warmers.
Postal Issue "4titude" poster (it's enormous!!)
Graham Watson TdF "time trial" t-shirt.

To top it off, we found out we are going to have our second child in July!
Aside from a Red Rider BB gun, which I never have gotten, I could not have asked for or received a better Christmas.
I hope everyoune else had a GREAT holiday as well.
good thing..... you'd shoot our eye out! ;) nmCARBON110
Dec 26, 2002 5:41 PM
re: So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?fbg111
Dec 26, 2002 3:17 PM
Ultimate Direction Epic bladder pack,
Nike Dri-fit tights and Louis Garneau cool weather tights, and
Speedplay Zero's and Shimano SPD SL shoes.

w00t w00t, can't wait to try them out over New Year's vacation.
Like Charlie Brown, "All I got was a rock."AFred
Dec 26, 2002 3:33 PM
Actually, this is a Halloween quote, but I felt a lot like Chuck yesterday. I received a very grown up pair of gloves and a sweater. Not a bike toy to be found. Not a tire, tube, saddle, ribbon, lube...nuttin'. My wife has made the grievous mistake of treating me like an adult. Oh, well. Time to heat up the credit cards with a post-holiday present to myself.
Dura Ace 7750 pedals(nm)James
Dec 26, 2002 5:32 PM
Pair of silver Tacx Tao Cages - Perfect!!! (nm)BowWow
Dec 26, 2002 10:46 PM
re: So what did Santa bring you for Christmas?rrjc5488
Dec 30, 2002 9:24 AM
Trek LS winter jersey, bunch of powerbar gels, 50 bucks to colorado cyclist. WOOHOO!