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Would your spouse know what bike you want for Christmas?(9 posts)

Would your spouse know what bike you want for Christmas?Marketing Dept
Dec 15, 2003 12:19 PM
If your spouse wound up at the LBS, would she(he) be able to pick out your dream ride?

Mine would have a struggle. I occasionally quiz her and the answer is usually a Kestrel. Well, that would have been true 15 years ago in my Tri days when I lusted after the KM-40 of the time.

Today, I would have to say its a Ti-Carbon Serotta or Merlin. But then again, if I found a Talon or the new KM-40 under the tree, I think I'd still be happy.
Oh yeah...rwbadley
Dec 15, 2003 12:28 PM
my wife would definitely plunk down the cha ching for that fine Serotta frame....not. If she suspected any of my bikes cost more than $300 she would quite possibly 'have kittens' :-0

She is more the type to toss a fifty at me and say go get what you want.
Maybe the post should be...Marketing Dept
Dec 15, 2003 12:56 PM
OK, Your spouse may know what you want, but do they have a clue of the cost?
no, and I'd rather keep it that way nmDougSloan
Dec 15, 2003 1:03 PM
My wife would know the brand (Seven) ...innergel
Dec 15, 2003 2:18 PM
and possibly the model (Alaris or Alta), but there is no way should would know the gritty details that we all obsess over. She would never know what type of groupo, wheels, bars, stem, etc. I would choose.

The only reason she'd know I wanted a Seven was because I dragged her to on tour of Seven when we were on vacation in Boston in October. She was not having fun, but she put up with it after dragging my to countless antique stores for three days in Cape Cod. It's all about the compromises.
re: Would your spouse know what bike you want for Christmas?amishbiker
Dec 15, 2003 2:35 PM
No, but she knows who I trust at the bike shop so if she wanted to, the key word is "wanted", she could figure it out. That won't happen anytime soon though because my new bike has only 300 miles and she most certainly couldn't justify another bike.
No wayDropped
Dec 15, 2003 4:12 PM
My wife cannot comprehend how a few pieces of metal, some tires, and little components can cost as much as a decent used car. Well, I guess I can't figure it out either.

Anyway, if the wife ever wanted to buy me a bike (and I almost laugh at how ridiculous that is), she would just ask my neighbor who happens to own a Chorus-equipped Seven. He'd take care of me.
After 10 years........NO!High Gear
Dec 15, 2003 5:15 PM
Every birthday or Christmas is the same ol' same ol'"I want something for cycling". I have built up quite the fleet of bikes over the years. I try to keep all my bike needs low key.
Why would I let her pick out a bike for me.....lyleseven
Dec 15, 2003 7:41 PM
when I don't even want her to pick out my ties!