one bum

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cols3064
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one bum

Postby cols3064 » 17 Apr 2014, 3:25pm

the wife today as told me to get shut of of some of my bikes she says ive only one bum,i tried to explain that they have diffrent uses but that is not good enough and says i only need one bike,by the way ive not many only 3 ,i would like more but this is not going to happen,te bike i have are a argos tourer,edison 26 wheeled tourer,which i was going to sell but decided to keep,and a holdsworth pro,so which to keep and which to go

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Re: one bum

Postby thirdcrank » 17 Apr 2014, 3:29pm

Are you sure you want to keep your wife? :wink:

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Re: one bum

Postby cols3064 » 17 Apr 2014, 3:35pm

yes shes here to stay!

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Re: one bum

Postby mrjemm » 17 Apr 2014, 3:35pm

Does she need the space for her shoe collection? :wink:

(Runs and hides...).

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Re: one bum

Postby horizon » 17 Apr 2014, 3:36pm

She's got a point (speaking as someone with seven bikes). With 650B wheels and a change of tyres, I'd be happy with one bike.

(Well, that one bike and a few more that is . . .) :mrgreen:
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Re: one bum

Postby tatanab » 17 Apr 2014, 3:37pm

How many feet does she have and how many pairs of shoes? Allow her to keep two pairs, one for best and one for daily use.

Seriously, I've often considered what would be a minimum for me and a few years ago I cut down to 3 wildly different machines, a geared tourer, a fixed and a trike. Since then my collection has grown again. In your case I'd get rid of a tourer, probably the Edison, two machines with a similar purpose. I would also think carefully about the Holdsworth. I had a sunny Sunday special that got used only a few times a year. It was totally impractical for anything else so eventually I sold it. In the last few years I've sold 3 and so I've cut my stable down to 6 with a frame in reserve :D

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Re: one bum

Postby cols3064 » 17 Apr 2014, 3:37pm

ah well 30 plus pairs of shoes is ok

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Re: one bum

Postby 1942alexander » 17 Apr 2014, 4:03pm

Can we see some piccies of the bikes to help us decide what we would keep?

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Re: one bum

Postby reohn2 » 17 Apr 2014, 4:08pm

1942alexander wrote:Can we see some piccies of the bikes to help us decide what we would keep?

Or some pics the wife then we have an idea what a multi bicycle disposing female looks like :mrgreen:

BTW where do you keep your bikes? I find a shed a good place to hide them :D


PS, if they're all the same colour some wimmin' can't tell the difference
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Re: one bum

Postby cols3064 » 17 Apr 2014, 4:12pm

i try and keep them in the house there safer there

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Re: one bum

Postby [XAP]Bob » 17 Apr 2014, 4:15pm

Shoes are the obvious riposte - or clothing in general?
When she says you need a t shirt in the wash as well as one on then make the same case for the bike(s)

Of course the question is what is the S number (spousal acceptance) where S+1 is the number of bikes which results in divorce?
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Re: one bum

Postby reohn2 » 17 Apr 2014, 4:39pm

cols3064 wrote:i try and keep them in the house there safer there

Which,wife or bikes?
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Re: one bum

Postby cols3064 » 17 Apr 2014, 4:59pm

both ,shes just jumped on the lap top and read the posts ,what about the wheels etc in the shed she says,there could be trouble ahead !

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Re: one bum

Postby tatanab » 17 Apr 2014, 5:07pm

cols3064 wrote:what about the wheels etc in the shed she says!
They are just spares in the same way as she might have a collection of buttons - just in case.

In my case - ex said to me in 1986 "if a frame costs that much you'll have to wait until you retire (2017) before you get another". She has long gone and I've had at least 6 new frames since then.

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Re: one bum

Postby AlanD » 17 Apr 2014, 5:18pm

cols3064 wrote:the wife today as told me to get shut of of some of my bikes she says ive only one bum,i tried to explain that they have diffrent uses but that is not good enough and says i only need one bike,by the way ive not many only 3 ,i would like more but this is not going to happen,te bike i have are a argos tourer,edison 26 wheeled tourer,which i was going to sell but decided to keep,and a holdsworth pro,so which to keep and which to go


Has she only got one needle in the sewing box?
Does the kitchen knife block contain only one knife?
Have the food mixer or vacuum cleaner only got one tool each?