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I miss my bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..had to leave it at the LBS for an overhaul and a new spoke and wheel trim...off the road until Thursday...:ohmy::sad:
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    Sounds like you've got too few bikes. :ohmy:
     
  3. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Awww. (Anthropomorphic mode) Bet it misses you too (/Anthropomorphic mode)
     
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I would think BTFB you'd be glad of the rest after 2 wks in the saddle (so to speak).
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..hmm...a new bike....I need one of those flash fast road bikes...then I'll need all the spandex gear and a new cool hat and some new shoes and ...oh forget it...the Mrs would Kill me.:ohmy:
     
  6. bikefettler

    bikefettler New Member

    Location:
    Swansea by the sea
    Multple bikes required defo, I would feel really strange if I didnt have a working bike available at all times and preferably more than one in case something went wrong with the sacond bike, get an urban rat bike and youll be amazed how quickly they start to multiply and how much you ride the old 3 speed or the single speed just for the pleasure of riding.
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..24 hours to go and counting.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    btfb, it's impossible to live with only one bike, just try to explain to 'the Mrs.' I'm sure that with some convincing words she would understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Only one wife is one thing, but only one bike? C'mon.
     
  10. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    Buy another bike. No need to tell the wife, just hide it behind the sofa;)
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I do have an old MTB. The frame is way to small for me and it has two busted spokes and a wonkey rear wheel. The left gear shift is also knackered and the indexing is completly out. So it is rideable only in three or four of the 21 speeds at the moment...oh yes and the brakes are very very worn....I think I'll give it a go anyway..at least around the block or something.

    if I had the cash i'd get a decent road bike...I like the look of some of the Bianchi's, but I don't, and the mrs will definatly notice a dent in the bank statement like that. I could sell some of my guitar collection I suppose....but i have spent my life building it so I'm not so keen to go there.

    My othe roptions are to rasie the saddle up on my sons MTB and give that a go, or ride the wifes 'Tulips from Amsterdam girl around town' bike:biggrin:

    ...Or I could phone the LBS and jolly them up a bit....or I could do nothing and sit here on the internet typing away until my bike comes home...hmm....it's those horrible decision things again...I hate decisions....:biggrin:
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..it's back!..Cya