rule #12 (n + 1) < (s -1) = still married

bloaker

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My wife is awesome!

Usually several bikes are in my office and others are scattered around the apartment. I cleaned my office yesterday and just stacked the bikes behind the couch in the living room...

I still have not bought a rack and wife has yet to complain.

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I mentioned on Monday that it would be really nice to have a lugged steel road bike with a tall head tube for just general scooting around and silliness. She did not look amused, however she did not say no.
 
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Apparently Bloaker is bringing Frau Bloaker to the Pink Cow tonight. I will let interested parties know whether she has a pulse and/or is in a persistent vegetative state. There must be some medical explanation for this aberrant phenomenon.
 

jdd

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You should posit the notion of getting a decent camera to her as well
I'll second that!

:)

On a similar note, I think I had a dozen+ guitars at one point (most in my office), tho that number is down now.

So is that a Fender USA strat or something else? (I'm guessing not--I've never seen that green)
 

microcord

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Whether or not it's because of that photo, my brain is turning to mush. I have real trouble matching each near end of a bike to a far end. I suspect the presence of a trike.

I mentioned on Monday that it would be really nice to have a lugged steel road bike with a tall head tube for just general scooting around and silliness. She did not look amused, however she did not say no.
I say yes. I bought just such a bike perhaps two months ago, and love it. Well, the head tube (and the seat tube) could be 3cm taller, but it's enormous fun all the same. I have little experience and am easy to please; that's probably the reason why a thirty-year-old bike for 32,000 yen fitted the bill. Multiply that figure by five for a bike suitable for yourself.

I find the most "artistic" lugwork, with curly pointy bits, oddly repellent. I'll plump instead for art deco from Maebashi. It's a track bike and thus not exactly what you're looking for, but anyway look at this Reminton.

Enjoy your evening, all!
 

jdd

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To each his own...

For the most recent bike I went cheap (an off-the-shelf reynolds 725), but besides a GSAstuto Ti frame, I also considered going classic--something like a Bob Jackson nervex lugged custom steel. (which would've been as much or more than the Ti)
 

microcord

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For the most recent bike I went cheap (an off-the-shelf reynolds 725)
So, um, 725 is one up from 525, which superseded 531. And the frame of my more expensive bike is an off-the-shelf 531. So that makes me cheaper than cheaper than cheap. You really know how to hurt a guy's feelings (sob); perhaps I'll recover if I pimp the bike a little:

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Sorry, microcord, my first good bike, a ten-speed (that's five on the back and two on the front), was a peugeot py-10, 531 everywhere, one of the earliest bikes with clinchers. One of these days I'll dig out some pics--large flange hubs, and tied spokes (probably 32).

It had downtube shifters, which I also chose for my latest bike, so I went for some nostalgia there. That's been fine, but come spring, I might swap that for something more modern.

Maybe.

It's modern steel (725 is weld-able w/no lugs, and the down tube is fatter than traditional steels), so traditional steel people might sneer.

But I've only got a few years of cycling left in me, so I'm not too worried about historical accuracy.

John D.
 

bloaker

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Nope, not a trike in there - but a decent mix of odds and ends.

Salsa Fargo - Mine (bagger)
Salsa Vaya - hers (bagger)
Soma Groove MTB - Mine
Specialized Stump Jumper - hers
Scott CX Team - Mine
Motebecane Mixte - Hers
Trek 2.1 - Mine

As for steel frames, I have had my share of 525, 731, 853, Tange Prestige, Columbus, and most recently Kung Fu CroMoly (Salsa's latest pitch).

Aluminum I have has 7005 & 6061

Individual Pics - for the visually impaired ;)

The wife's Mixte.
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Wife & MTB
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Wife's Salsa
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My bikes.
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My Salsa
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