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My wife is driving me nuts over Christmas! Help(8 posts)

My wife is driving me nuts over Christmas! HelpPaulCL
Dec 1, 2003 7:09 AM
Every year, I have to come up with a Christmas list for her and the relatives. I shouldn't complain about making a list of new toys, but I just can't come up with more than a half dozen items...like tubes, cleats, clif bars, new tires, etc... My non-cylcling list is even more pathetic: "Bobke II" and one CD

Seriously, any ideas for the cyclist who has all the toys he really wants or needs. I got two new bikes this year fully equipped. All the jersies I need, bibs, shoes, etc...anything interesting?? I'm serious about this. My wife is actually mad at me for not giving her a bigger list to hand out to relatives. Most feared result: My mother and mother-in-law will use their own judgement to buy clothes for me!! ...oh the horror...the horror.....

How about one of those ankle ID badges?? There's one for the list.

Thanks. Paul
How about...theBreeze
Dec 1, 2003 7:19 AM
a generous donation in your name to a bike related cause such as Share the Roads, or some other national organization? Or maybe find a local group that helps provide helmets and stuff for kids. Sounds like you've got all you really need or want, maybe it's time to give back.

If they really want to get something for you, the ID thing is good.
Since you mention the ID tag...biknben
Dec 1, 2003 7:24 AM
I have one of the necklace tags from these guys. http://www.roadid.com/products.asp
It's nicer than just a stamped dog tag and you can add a quote to the bottom. Adds a nice personal touch. They also do gift certificates.

For the cyclist that has everything, I'd recommend http://www.resourcerevival.com. I can't wait until I have everything. Then I can justify getting some bike furniture or picture frames, etc.

One more: http://www.bicyclefurniture.com
Since you mention the ID tag...PaulCL
Dec 1, 2003 7:52 AM
OK, I don't have "everything". I just have most all of the normal cycling stuff. I'm at the point that I only replace worn out items.
Books....PEDDLEFOOT
Dec 1, 2003 8:00 AM
...about history of bikes or cycling.There are alot of cycling and bike related books with greai pictures and stories of cycling history.They will give you something to keep you going when the weather gets really bad.
I thought I had everything as well...msmootsiemartin
Dec 1, 2003 9:55 AM
then my husband offered to buy me a fixed gear/single speed! Surely, you have room for just one more bike. Another thought, upgrade some components, carbon seat post, new pedals, carbon bar end plugs...

Happy holidays!

mmm
Any of the Graham Watson "coffee table books?" nmMShaw
Dec 1, 2003 10:45 AM
re: My wife is driving me nuts over Christmas! Helpjaybird
Dec 2, 2003 5:28 AM
send her to worldcycling.com. My wife has had a lot of luck there...

One funny thing we recieved as a wedding gift that I think is super cool is a Park toilet paper dispenser. It looks like the headtube of a bike and the fork comes down to hold the tp. The only problem is that my wife wont let me mount it anywhere... Ive been considering putting a CK headset on it...