What is Santa bringing you/ did he bring this year?

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What is Santa bringing you/ did he bring this year?

Postby David9694 » 24 Dec 2019, 10:19am

Hoping for a Muc Off chain cleaner, which must have fallen off the sleigh last year. Swiss Stop brake blocks always a welcome gift, them and inner tubes - can’t have enough 700c inner tubes. I haven’t asked for any Continental 5000s as I don’t need any tyres right now, but if some were to come...
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby reohn2 » 24 Dec 2019, 10:32am

Nothing,I have(materially) everything I need :)
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby PH » 24 Dec 2019, 10:44am

Bit of sunshine would be nice...

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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby 100%JR » 24 Dec 2019, 10:51am

New Walking boots(gift to myself).
Carbon integrated bars/stem.
Wahoo mount for above.
Hopefully a couple of nice single-malts 8)

I did ask for SRAM Red AXS Brakes/Groupset but the missus wouldn't stretch to that :|
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby fullupandslowingdown » 26 Dec 2019, 3:04pm

a cold.
my fault, I said I didnae want nowt.
appen nesit year ah be asking for a new push iron

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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Dec 2019, 3:09pm

Carradice junior, merino kneelength leggings, a CD of a young string quartet, a heavy cold.
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby Mick F » 26 Dec 2019, 5:27pm

Santa is an Americanism.

We call him Father Christmas.
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby gbnz » 26 Dec 2019, 5:45pm

reohn2 wrote:Nothing,I have(materially) everything I need :)


+ 1. Nothing to do with material needs,or environmental impacts, but simply the fact that I've never appreciated having vast quantities of stuff I neither need nor want :? (NB. Though I suppose bikes are an exception, given that I've three of them and can't help craving another :oops: )

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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby iandriver » 26 Dec 2019, 5:48pm

St Nick brought me an Elite cycling thermos. Soup or mulled cider on the go. Can't wait to use it.
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby loch eck steve » 26 Dec 2019, 6:09pm

Nothing to do with cycling but wanted a record player for a while now . Got one this Christmas :D

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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby pwa » 26 Dec 2019, 6:20pm

I had what I took to be Norovirus a couple of days before Christmas ( I will spare you the details) and as it is basically a 24hr thing, Christmas itself brought me a return to good health. It is wonderful how you can feel so good so soon after feeling so bad. I had a very pleasant 90 minute ride today, part of it in the rain, and I enjoyed every minute. Body temperature good, breathing normal, joints all fine, and muscles not bad at all.

I got the new frameset before Christmas so I asked family to keep presents small. A few pairs of socks, a nice book on hedgehogs, teas and coffees.

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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Dec 2019, 6:26pm

Mick F wrote:Santa is an Americanism.

We call him Father Christmas.


Santa is a diminutive/contraction/abbreviation of Saint Nicholas, a real person, an early Christian -4thC?- we hi gave gifts to the poor. Father Christmas, as Mick says, I'd our guy, probably Victorian. The Dutch have Sinterclaas.
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby francovendee » 27 Dec 2019, 8:35am

Children insisted on giving me a present. Massively strong bike lock from my son and a very large bottle of wine from my daughter.
An interesting pair of bookends, made of bike chain welded up to form the shape of a bike from my brother in law.

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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby Mick F » 27 Dec 2019, 9:15am

Oldjohnw wrote:Santa is a diminutive/contraction/abbreviation of Saint Nicholas, a real person, an early Christian -4thC?- we hi gave gifts to the poor. Father Christmas, as Mick says, I'd our guy, probably Victorian. The Dutch have Sinterclaas.
I looked it up the other day.

Father Christmas is a mid 17th century name dating back to the Civil War.
Santa Claus is 19th century usually used in USA.
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Re: What is Santa brining you/ did he bring this year?

Postby Sweep » 27 Dec 2019, 11:04am

Oldjohnw wrote:
Mick F wrote:Santa is an Americanism.

We call him Father Christmas.


Santa is a diminutive/contraction/abbreviation of Saint Nicholas, a real person, an early Christian -4thC?- we hi gave gifts to the poor. Father Christmas, as Mick says, I'd our guy, probably Victorian. The Dutch have Sinterclaas.

His body or a fair lot of it is in Bari - the italians nicked him. Also patron saint of brewers and prostitutes apparently.
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