Now that you mention it, I've probably gone riding with him more in the last 6 months than any other single person....
But still, come on dads! If free won't work, at least offer some sort fruit-of-my-loins discount. That bike's a veritable family jewel.
My Dad was going to sell our 1969 442 convertible that he had bought in 1971 22 years ago.
I pleaded and begged him to sell it to me but he said it was worth too much and that I could never afford to pay him what he wanted. I finally convinced him to let me pay it off by month and he agreed reluctantly. It took me 7 years but I did.
4 years ago I gave it back to my Dad for his 75th birthday.(with the stipulation that it will come back to me one day:))
He told me that he should have never thought about selling but at the time it seemed like a good idea.
There are just some things you should never get rid of.
1968 Schwinn Typhoon Deluxe
1984 Otis Guy
1990 Klein Rascal-Owned by Steve Miller
1990 Klein Attitude XT
2010 SSCXWC Raliegh Cross
2012 Black Cat Custom 29er SS