What shall it be???

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  1. There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised Cycles, picking up some bits
    Vernon had ordered for a bike he's putting together.

    As he's been splashing out on bike bits for offspring and himself, I said, "Daaaaaarrrling... Light
    of my life.... sweetie.... if I manage to actually shed all of this surplus weight and get to a
    reasonable size.... do I get a reward.... errrr..... of a race bike????"

    "Of course." was the response.

    So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame, parts???? Carbon fibre???
    Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????

    Cheers, helen s

    p.s. the downside is, for me, he's got a lot of time to save up the ££££s in as I've still a lot
    of weight to lose!
    p.p.s. Specialised Cycles really is a good bike shop.
    p.p.p.s. Vernon could live to regret this!

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    This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    overdependence on money and fame
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  2. Not Me

    Not Me Guest

    wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX deftly scribbled:

    > There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised Cycles, picking up some bits
    > Vernon had ordered for a bike he's putting together.
    >
    > As he's been splashing out on bike bits for offspring and himself, I said, "Daaaaaarrrling...
    > Light of my life.... sweetie.... if I manage to actually shed all of this surplus weight and get
    > to a reasonable size.... do I get a reward.... errrr..... of a race bike????"
    >
    > "Of course." was the response.
    >
    > So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame, parts???? Carbon fibre???
    > Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????
    >
    > Cheers, helen s
    >
    > p.s. the downside is, for me, he's got a lot of time to save up the ££££s in as I've still a
    > lot of weight to lose!
    > p.p.s. Specialised Cycles really is a good bike shop.
    > p.p.p.s. Vernon could live to regret this!
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    > h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    > overdependence on money and fame
    > ~~~~~~~~~~

    Wonder if my wife would say the same .. I somehow doubt it .. ;)

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  3. Msa

    Msa Guest

    "wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised
    Cycles,
    > picking up some bits Vernon had ordered for a bike he's putting together.
    >
    > As he's been splashing out on bike bits for offspring and himself, I said, "Daaaaaarrrling...
    > Light of my life.... sweetie.... if I manage to
    actually
    > shed all of this surplus weight and get to a reasonable size.... do I get
    a
    > reward.... errrr..... of a race bike????"
    >
    > "Of course." was the response.
    >
    > So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame,
    parts????
    > Carbon fibre??? Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????
    >
    > Cheers, helen s

    My personal choice would be Ti frame, decked with carbon goodies. That's a money no object, spoil
    yourself, gotta look good approach though!

    I'm sure the next poster will say 'steel rules', like they do on bicycles.misc!

    Mark
     
  4. Michael Kent

    Michael Kent Guest

    "wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised
    Cycles,
    > picking up some bits Vernon had ordered for a bike he's putting together.
    >
    > As he's been splashing out on bike bits for offspring and himself, I said, "Daaaaaarrrling...
    > Light of my life.... sweetie.... if I manage to
    actually
    > shed all of this surplus weight and get to a reasonable size.... do I get
    a
    > reward.... errrr..... of a race bike????"
    >
    > "Of course." was the response.
    >
    > So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame,
    parts????
    > Carbon fibre??? Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????
    >
    > Cheers, helen s
    >
    > p.s. the downside is, for me, he's got a lot of time to save up the ££££s
    in as
    > I've still a lot of weight to lose!
    > p.p.s. Specialised Cycles really is a good bike shop.
    > p.p.p.s. Vernon could live to regret this!
    >

    Just go the whole hog and get a Cannondale Saeco Team Replica not sure on the price but at least the
    do a full range of sizes 48cm-63cm.

    Cheers Michael
     
  5. Mutz

    Mutz Guest

    On 19 Jun 2003 18:11:08 GMT, [email protected] (wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX) wrote:

    >There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised Cycles,

    What about Borwells??? :)
     
  6. David Gillbe

    David Gillbe Guest

    > Wonder if my wife would say the same .. I somehow doubt it .. ;)
    >
    I doubt my bank manager would give that response either. Then again, I've never called my bank
    manager darling or sweetie. Maybe I should try that.......
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    "David Gillbe" <david.NO^&[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I doubt my bank manager would give that response either. Then again, I've never called my bank
    > manager darling or sweetie. Maybe I should try that.......

    "Darling facist bank manager"
     
  8. >Just go the whole hog and get a Cannondale Saeco Team Replica not sure on the price but at least
    >the do a full range of sizes 48cm-63cm.

    Of course, I could request one of these, it's a suitably girlie colour ;-)

    <http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2003/giro03/?id=stage21/Simoni>

    Perhaps the disk wheel at the back is just a tad too much pink?

    Cheers, helen s

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    overdependence on money and fame
    ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  9. >What about Borwells??? :)

    Dunno that one :)

    Cheers, helen s

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    overdependence on money and fame
    ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  10. Graham

    Graham Guest

    "wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised
    Cycles,
    > picking up some bits Vernon had ordered for a bike he's putting together.
    >
    > As he's been splashing out on bike bits for offspring and himself, I said, "Daaaaaarrrling...
    > Light of my life.... sweetie.... if I manage to
    actually
    > shed all of this surplus weight and get to a reasonable size.... do I get
    a
    > reward.... errrr..... of a race bike????"
    >
    > "Of course." was the response.
    >
    > So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame,
    parts????
    > Carbon fibre??? Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????
    >
    > Cheers, helen s
    >
    > p.s. the downside is, for me, he's got a lot of time to save up the ££££s
    in as
    > I've still a lot of weight to lose!
    > p.p.s. Specialised Cycles really is a good bike shop.
    > p.p.p.s. Vernon could live to regret this!
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    > h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    > overdependence on money and fame
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  11. Graham

    Graham Guest

    "wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > There were Vernon and I stood in Norwich's greatest LBS, Specialised
    Cycles,
    > picking up some bits Vernon had ordered for a bike he's putting together.
    >
    > As he's been splashing out on bike bits for offspring and himself, I said, "Daaaaaarrrling...
    > Light of my life.... sweetie.... if I manage to
    actually
    > shed all of this surplus weight and get to a reasonable size.... do I get
    a
    > reward.... errrr..... of a race bike????"
    >
    > "Of course." was the response.
    >
    > So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame,
    parts????
    > Carbon fibre??? Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????

    Colnago, any material you like ! Just remember to ride it and don't spend all your time looking
    at it.......like I do !!

    Graham
    >
    > Cheers, helen s
    >
    > p.s. the downside is, for me, he's got a lot of time to save up the ££££s
    in as
    > I've still a lot of weight to lose!
    > p.p.s. Specialised Cycles really is a good bike shop.
    > p.p.p.s. Vernon could live to regret this!
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    > h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    > overdependence on money and fame
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  12. James Hodson

    James Hodson Guest

    On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 19:54:52 +0100, "David Gillbe" <david.NO^&[email protected]> wrote:

    >> Wonder if my wife would say the same .. I somehow doubt it .. ;)
    >>
    >I doubt my bank manager would give that response either. Then again, I've never called my bank
    >manager darling or sweetie. Maybe I should try that.......
    >

    Hi David

    Funnily enough, I did call my account manager "darling" a while ago. Occasionally, words that I have
    no intention of saying slip out of my mouth. Quite recently, on receiving a drink from the landlady
    of a pub I'd never previously been to, I said "Thank you, sir."

    The bank lady didn't seem to mind. The pub lady merely looked confused.

    James

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  13. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

  14. Alex Graham

    Alex Graham Guest

    Tony Raven wrote:
    > In news:[email protected], wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX
    > <[email protected]> typed:
    >
    >>So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame, parts???? Carbon fibre???
    >>Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????
    >>
    >
    >
    > http://www.litespeed.com/english/bikes/ghisallo.html
    >
    > Tony
    >

    1.99 pound frame!?!?!

    EGUUBEULCBLDOGB!

    :)

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  15. "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    > Colnago, any material you like ! Just remember to ride it and don't spend all your time looking
    > at it.......like I do !!
    >

    To my mind, the steel Colnago models always look a bit more flashy, thanks to the nice lugwork
    and extra chrome. If money's no object, you could always opt for Merlin's flagship Cielo model -
    the one with carbon tubes bonded into very ornate Ti lugs. Very nice, very costly and almost too
    good to ride!

    David E. Belcher

    Dept. of Chemistry, University of York
     
  16. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX wrote:

    > So what's it to be??? Colnago??? Giant??? Fondriest??Choice of frame, parts???? Carbon fibre???
    > Aluminium??? Titanium??? Steel????

    You know what you must do, and it involves a comfy chair *and* vastly superior aerodynamics to any
    of the above. If you're not actually racing or out with the Chain Gangs then there isn't any reason
    to conform to the baroque requirements the UCI have for being a bicycle.

    Something like a Challenge Taifun or HPVel Speedmachine, or go for 3 wheels with a Windcheetah or
    Trice Micro. Go fast and have somewhere comfy to sit that lets you see where you're going better.
    You know it makes sense.

    If you have an irrational fear of comfortable chairs, do consider things like the Airnimal and BF
    Pocket Rocket, which are still very capable sports machines but can be stowed safely in a case for
    your next holiday.

    Pete.
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    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK net [email protected]
    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  17. Arthur Clune

    Arthur Clune Guest

  18. >You know what you must do, and it involves a comfy chair *and* vastly superior aerodynamics to any
    >of the above.

    I wondered how long it would take for a bent suggestion to appear :)

    I would actually like to own a bent, but I would also like to do a spot of time trialling and I
    can't do that on a bent with my local club.

    Of course, I could nag, I mean, attempt to sweet-talk my best beloved into realising we
    *need* bents ;-)

    Cheers, helen s

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    This is sent from a redundant email Mail sent to it is dumped My correct one can be gleaned from
    h$**$*$el$**e$n$**$d$**$o$*$t**$$s$**$im$mo$ns*@a$**o$l.c$$*o$*m*$ by getting rid of the
    overdependence on money and fame
    ~~~~~~~~~~
     
  19. Graeme

    Graeme Guest

    James Hodson <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Occasionally, words that I have no intention of saying slip out of my mouth. Quite recently,
    > on receiving a drink from the landlady of a pub I'd never previously been to, I said "Thank
    > you, sir."
    >

    Sounds like a polite version of Tourette's Syndrome. How very civilised. I also have a habit of
    saying things unintentionally, often of the form "It's my round." When will I ever learn? ;-)

    Have fun!

    Graeme
     
  20. Graeme

    Graeme Guest

    [email protected] (wafflyDIRTYcatLITTERhcsBOX) wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Of course, I could nag, I mean, attempt to sweet-talk my best beloved into realising we *need*
    > bents ;-)

    I get the impression from your original post that you're as bad as each other - both trying to sweet
    talk each other into buying bikes. I wish I had that problem! I've been trying to persuade my wife
    to let us get one of the Greenspeed convertible solo/tandem recumbents. I've still a long way to go,
    but I'm making progress. I'm sure us moving to the home of Greenspeed (Australia) later this year
    might help!

    Have (laid back) fun!

    Graeme
     
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