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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:48 am 
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So.... A few years ago I splurged a couple of hundred quid on a lovely 14" framed Alpinestars cromega LX estay for the missus, but she hated it, says it was too big and she couldn't ride it... :roll: :?: :? :oops:

So last night, she picked this up...
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I'm happy to admit I'm a touch embarrased.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:14 pm 
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You utter bastard

Imagine subjecting your loved one to that. ( assuming she is your loved one )

Knowing you ,you'll have it all xtr'd up soon anyway


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Err...
ye,es...

But if it gets her riding... :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:19 pm 
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I did mention to her I had some kit that would make it nicer to ride... :oops: :lol:

I didn't subject her to it, she went out and got it all on her own... There's now talk of a basket on the front and holographic cable outers... I think I might just have lost all my kudos for posting this up... :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:39 pm 
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My wife bought her own retro; a 1991 Marin Bear Valley.

She had one BITD and has never found anything she enjoyed riding as much, so she decided to find another and got a grubby but perfect condition BV for £60 on Preloved. She hasn't ridden it that much, but as she has just finished school (she's a teacher) for the summer, I'm pretty sure she'll soon be cracking in the miles.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:49 am 
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That's spousal abuse Steve :wink: .......still if she's into it she's less likely to put the old handbrake on buying goodies :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:54 pm 
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I certainly wouldn't say she's into it, she is quite vocal about her dislike for cycling, from a personal ability perspective.. I'm free to buy and sell whatever I like, she has never had any problems with the hoarding, buying and selling..

I find it crazy that some people don't/won't buy something cos the Missus said so.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:22 pm 
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I am known during the evening as Doreen, when I can be found in a pink dressing gown.......I was arrested last week in a gas mask and wellies in the woods near Spencer's brewery........this seems a good thread to 'out' my secrets unnoticed!..... :xmas-wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:31 pm 
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You're not telling us anything new there, fella.. :lol:


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