Do you love your bike?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. Well? Is it true love or is your bicycle merely a tool, an inanimate object, a soul-less piece of equipment?

    It's just that, with the arrival of the Contopedale my Black Phantom isn't seing so much action and I feel as if torn between two lovers.

    Or am I being weird?

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  2. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Some of my bikes I would be more upset about losing than others.

    Although I try to ride them all regularly, just to show them they have not been forgotten, 2 of them havn't seen any action in over a year despite one having a pretty decent groupset.
     
  3. Herbie

    Herbie Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeen
     
  4. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    There are times when a mickle's gotta say what's on his mind even when it's gonna hurt...



    Oh yeah, it's love alright...sigh...:wub:

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  5. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    Spirituality isn't something which floats my boat... being materialistic is. I love lots of possessions such as as a 1950's green enamelled mincer, a Matchbox Starksy & Hutch car, a vintage megaphone, a guitar and of course my bike... so in my book Mickle, you are not weird.

    Then again, anybody who's not weird 'in my book' is probably pretty fecking weird.
     
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  6. tadpole

    tadpole Senior Member

    Location:
    St George
    My bike is nice, but I'd swap it in a heart beat for folding beer money or e-money. Metal plastic and rubber is just that, metal plastic and rubber.
     
  7. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    I thought I loved my old bike and felt like I had betrayed it when I sold it, until I rode its replacement. The bike I sold was one of thousands that rolled off a production line, the new one is built from donated and discarded bits, and so is truly unique.
     
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  8. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    Stop trying to ease your guilty conscience you cold-hearted bastard!
     
  9. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    I have four bikes. I love one of them. I like the others.
     
  10. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Ha ha, you knows it!
     
  11. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    I love my bike and I tell her so on a regular basis.

    I have hugged my bike. I have had angry words with my bike and she has stuck by me through thick and thin.

    During the riots she slept in my bedroom.

    Lady Bikelor, I adore you xxxxxx
     
  12. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
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    Same with the kids eh, you're as bad as that slave merchant A_C?
     
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  13. tadpole

    tadpole Senior Member

    Location:
    St George
    That's a very goldie looking chain... was it a wedding gift.
     
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  14. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    It is a goldie lookin' chain - it's street! :becool:
     
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  15. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I think though you can try and string several bikes along at the same time .... in reality there is always a favourite!!! It's what puts me off buying another - knowing that my current favourite would be relegated.
     
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