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It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby MattyK » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:27 am

Yesterday the mailman brought two packages from Bike24 and Chain Reaction - ordered 3 weeks apart but arrived at the same time... So I spent last night working in the "shed" (aka kitchen annexe) installing:

new headlight (Philips)
new taillight (Philips)
new grips (Ergon)
new rear brake pads (Clarks)
new helmet pads (soo comfy! feels like new again)
new spoke reflectors (Proline Velo Marker)

Plus two new jerseys to wear (Endura and Campagnolo), two new pair of gloves (Ergon), a set of cone wrenches, and a tube of Nexus grease for the rear hub.

Very happy with it all 8)
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by BNA » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:39 am

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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby bychosis » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:39 am

Good for you, I get the same warm fuzzy feeling when packages arrive from bike related companies, however that is often squashed by the "not another bike related package" comment from SWMBO.
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby jasonc » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:53 am

my daughter always says "more bike bits for daddy?"
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby Pushy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:02 pm

No one at home says anything anymore, I just a unified :roll: from all.I just smile and disappear into the shed for a few days :twisted:
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby R12RT » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:26 pm

jasonc wrote:my daughter always says "more bike bits for daddy?"


This is exactly what my wife and kids say!

I don't get any grief since my wife started buying clothes on line. I don't complain about her on line spending, she doesn't complain about mine. WIN-WIN!
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby jasonc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:30 pm

R12RT wrote:
jasonc wrote:my daughter always says "more bike bits for daddy?"


This is exactly what my wife and kids say!

I don't get any grief since my wife started buying clothes on line. I don't complain about her on line spending, she doesn't complain about mine. WIN-WIN!


I justify my expenditure by not paying for public transport. The wife understands that, and I do TRY and limit the spending.....
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby find_bruce » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:25 pm

jasonc wrote:I justify my expenditure by not paying for public transport. The wife understands that, and I do TRY and limit the spending.....

just make sure she never adds up how many times you have spent that saved money :)
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby jasonc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:41 pm

find_bruce wrote:
jasonc wrote:I justify my expenditure by not paying for public transport. The wife understands that, and I do TRY and limit the spending.....

just make sure she never adds up how many times you have spent that saved money :)


she's an accountant....
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby find_bruce » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:31 pm

jasonc wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
jasonc wrote:I justify my expenditure by not paying for public transport. The wife understands that, and I do TRY and limit the spending.....

just make sure she never adds up how many times you have spent that saved money :)


she's an accountant....

in which case you are attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis :D
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:12 pm

find_bruce wrote:in which case you are attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby jasonc » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:16 am

find_bruce wrote:
jasonc wrote:she's an accountant....

in which case you are attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis :D


you've got it in 1, literally.

a purchase over $50 requires a capital expenditure request, and a lot of grovelling.
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby RonK » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:02 am

jasonc wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
jasonc wrote:I justify my expenditure by not paying for public transport. The wife understands that, and I do TRY and limit the spending.....

just make sure she never adds up how many times you have spent that saved money :)


she's an accountant....

Easy - just produce a cost/benefits analysis comparing the cost of your cycling purchases to say, golf, or maybe jet skiing, or maybe hang gliding.
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Re: It's like Christmas and Father's Day all at once

Postby jasonc » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:41 am

RonK wrote:Easy - just produce a cost/benefits analysis comparing the cost of your cycling purchases to say, golf, or maybe jet skiing, or maybe hang gliding.


I used to play golf. membership was $1400/year
saturday comp was $12/wk
chips and drinks after the game $10/wk
if i kept playing i would have required new clubs (irons) $700
so the next year membership was going to cost me about $2500 PLUS clubs
last year I spent less than $2500, got a new bike and lots of bits for the bike. This year, so far I've spent less than $1500 and am less than $300 in the red for the year. (I have quite a few spares now)
she understands, just not always happy, when she wants a new car and I'm already talking about a new bike middle of next year....
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