New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

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ChrisAOnABike
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New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:06 am

As some may remember from my other ramblings here, my other half bought me my bike a little over a month ago as an early 50th birthday present.

Today is my birthday - and look what she's done to it:

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I'm not allowed to unwrap any prezzies till tonight when she gets home, I obviously can't ride it in that state, yet the roads are dry and inviting...

Help!!
Is the gorilla tired yet?

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zx6man
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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby zx6man » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:11 am

It could start a new fashion trend.....

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby gerroffandmilkit » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:18 am

Subtle colouring of the ribbon.................. what the hell, take it out for a spin, no one will notice. Just make sure you ride the quieter roads, the ribbons may get spotted in built up areas.

Happy Birthday mate!!!! Enjoy the bike.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby CiB » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:26 am

Wear one of her frocks, slap some slap on and announce yourself as Mandy to anyone who raises an eyebrow at you. Then get out on it.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby zx6man » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:31 am

CiB wrote:Wear one of her frocks, slap some slap on and announce yourself as Mandy to anyone who raises an eyebrow at you. Then get out on it.


Thats just outrageous to suggest.... It should be Mary, not Mandy.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby daveski12 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 09:42 am

CiB wrote:Wear one of her frocks, slap some slap on and announce yourself as Mandy to anyone who raises an eyebrow at you. Then get out on it.


This!

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby Stuuu » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:32 am

How good is your ribbon tying? Untie and tie once you are done. Simples.

Happy Birthday.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby bompington » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:02 pm

You just need one of these to go with it

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby PaulG99 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:48 pm

No one will notice the ribbons if you are going fast enough.

Happy Birthday.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby dee4life2005 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:14 pm

If you can't ride it till SWMBO gives you permission, I'd be checking all the bolts / gears are indexed correctly, nuts tightened etc. etc. that way you can just jump on it and out the door.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby DesB3rd » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:37 pm

I can see the OP's problem - an unmatched pair of lights looks awful.

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby elderone » Thu Nov 15, 2012 17:52 pm

happy 50th...enjoy and remember..real men wear ribbons.
Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori

ChrisAOnABike
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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:23 am

Thanks all!

The girl bought me Tyler Hamilton's 'The Secret Race' as a bonus present, so I was chuffed about that - I wasn't expecting it at all.

I'll have a think about where else to put the ribbons once they're off the bike...
Is the gorilla tired yet?

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby TakeTurns » Fri Nov 16, 2012 13:44 pm

Tie em' from one end to the rear of your helmet. You'll look super fast!

Happy birthday!

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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby Buckled_Rims » Fri Nov 16, 2012 16:24 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:Thanks all!

The girl bought me Tyler Hamilton's 'The Secret Race' as a bonus present, so I was chuffed about that - I wasn't expecting it at all.

I'll have a think about where else to put the ribbons once they're off the bike...


I'm on page 115 at the moment, great book. Shame you probably know the outcome :wink:
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Re: New bike - suddenly unridable - advice please

Postby Superbalicious » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:40 am

You'd think she'd have used World Champ colours...!?

Seriously though, it's a nice touch and your luckily that your wife is so supportive... many on here seem to comment that their respective other halves aren't. I hope you had a great birthday and enjoy riding your new steed :)
Still trying to convince the missus of the n+1 rule...!


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