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advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby boristhespie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:08 am

Okay so bought loads of bits (they're Christmas presents dear, for you, honest) but can anyone suggest methods for passing off my new bike build when it is revealed to an other half who just, after 4 years in our house, realised I had 4 bikes already.

Be comical.

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby benpinnick » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:22 am

Always buy black bikes. Not funny I know, but effective. It appears the other half cant tell one black bike from another.
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:19 am

MTFU and grow some.
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby The Rookie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:45 am

Make sure they are all a similar colour, like when looking at cars 'I want a red one' women can't tell the same colour bikes apart.....FACT

That or just tell her you washed one of the others!

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby andyg1966 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:00 am

Justify it in pints beer / week,

a £1500 bike is 2 pints / week for 4 years, my wife uses that back at me when I'm dithering over a big spend!
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby passout » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:23 am

Say one is hers - don't worry she'll never actually ride it. If she does just change the pedals & hey presto.
Also compare it to the number of shoes she has - she'll love that.
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby edhornby » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:45 am

never buy a whole bike, always do your own builds and maintenance

ideally have one in a permanent state of repair/rebuild so that it's hard to say how many bikes you have just an area of the shed where bikesthings are...
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby bluechair84 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:05 pm

Men should always have more than one ride, we evolved from having bands of ladiez after-all. Having n+1 bikes is better than you going out all night and getting your other rides in some seedy club toilet with a soiled vixen!

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby The Rookie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:18 pm

bluechair84 wrote: better than you going out all night and getting your other rides in some seedy club toilet with a soiled vixen!

Don't tell Cooldad that!

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby craigw99 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:00 pm

have a day washing all the bikes and just add it in.....
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:11 pm

edhornby wrote:ideally have one in a permanent state of repair/rebuild so that it's hard to say how many bikes you have just an area of the shed where bikesthings are...

Genius :lol:

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby Bartimaeus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 16:33 pm

cooldad wrote:MTFU and grow some.

This advice brought to you by "cooldad Relate", the relationship people.

I would definitely go with the piles of bits in the garage approach. Only 'trailworthy' bikes count as 'bikes', everything else counts as 'spares'.

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby spongtastic » Fri Oct 12, 2012 20:28 pm

YeehaaMcgee wrote:
edhornby wrote:ideally have one in a permanent state of repair/rebuild so that it's hard to say how many bikes you have just an area of the shed where bikesthings are...

Genius :lol:


This works, as does the 'I'm fixing it for a mate' and 'I built from all my spares' along with the 'its a cycle scheme clearance bike'.
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 12, 2012 20:53 pm

The Beginner wrote:
bluechair84 wrote: better than you going out all night and getting your other rides in some seedy club toilet with a soiled vixen!

Don't tell Cooldad that!

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby boristhespie » Sat Oct 13, 2012 09:20 am

All very good you morally corrupt bunch ; )

My other half hadn't been in the bike bit of the garage for 4 years and had to go in a couple of weeks ago and saw the 4 bikes. The bummer of it as I had the bits stashed in my wardrobe and other stashes.

Could try "it's for you" but she has continually said she does NOT want another bike in the house. She uses my 88 Kona.

Apparently we can't afford it. Plus a Ragley blue pig is hardly novice friendly.

So bits of bikes couls be good idea. I'm thinking police auction bargain.

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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby felix.london » Sat Oct 13, 2012 09:51 am

edhornby wrote:ideally have one in a permanent state of repair/rebuild so that it's hard to say how many bikes you have just an area of the shed where bikesthings are...


:lol: good stuff. So easy too, just take the wheels off and leave it upside-down with a spanner next to it...
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Re: advice for supterfuge when buiding new bike

Postby felix.london » Sat Oct 13, 2012 09:57 am

boristhespie wrote:My other half hadn't been in the bike bit of the garage for 4 years and had to go in a couple of weeks ago and saw the 4 bikes


Unfortunatly the bikes are in the garage...as is the washing machine, so she's in and out of there all day but there's already a set of 'spare' wheels in there so don't reckon she'd notice if they were joined together with a £600 AM frame :wink:
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