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    Smile Is my GF cool or what?!

    A month ago a helped my girl get an entry level road bike since she's always wanted to get one and she's totally gotten the cycling bug So last night, we were talking about bikes that I wanted to get because I'm selling/sold all of my mountain bikes and I'm in need for a new commuter and a new touring bike as well as a new mountian bike. I showed her the bikes that I planned on getting:
    • Specialized Roubaix SL2 Elite Compact (touring/long rides)
    • Specialized Secteur Comp Compact (Commuter)

    As for the mountain bike, since I sold my XC bike, and I sold/selling all of my DH/Freeride/Urban assault bikes, I want an all around "All Mountain" type bike since my days of riding the Vancouver Northshore are behind me . And, If I get the urge to head up to Whistler, I'll just rent a bike up there rather than to have a another DH that hardly gets any use. So, I'm desiding between:
    • Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29er
    • Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er


    So she says: "well, what's the difference between the two Stumpjumpers?" So I go into The Brain suspension and the adjustable seat post, etc on the Stumpy expert and that the Comp is not a bad bike either; but there is a $1300 difference in price between the two. I then tell her that my friend, who owns an LBS, is giving me a killer deal on the price on the bikes, plus he'll let me make payments on them and even take them home now if I wanted too!! To that, my gf says: "aaaaaannnndd??? where are the bikes??!!" "Well," I said, " I was trying to be financially responsible so I was hesitating in getting any, some, or all of them". To that she said: "FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE?!!! *****! You need to go your a$$ down there an pick those bikes up!!! Hell, while you were telling me the story, I looked around wondering why the bikes weren't already here!!"
    Then she adds: "Do I get a mountain bike too? I've always wanted to mountain bike ride! And now that I've got the hang of this road riding, can we go mountain bike riding together!!?" I was speachless!

    So, I've been order to go pick up my touring bike ASAP since we're doing the Cascade Bicycle club Chilly Hilly ride. Then, as the weather gets better, get my new commuter and my mountain bike. I think I'll surprise her and get her mountain bike at the same time I get mine. This will be hers:

    A girl that wants to ride; life is good.
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    Nice... but why not get her an Era... so she'll get a Brain, too?

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    What a woman.

    You're a lucky mother ****er. I hate you. Stop sending me emails about wanting to be friends, random *****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Nice... but why not get her an Era... so she'll get a Brain, too?

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    like, omg.

    You really have no idea how jealous I am. Haha.
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    Thats awesome, but the real question is: Why are you planning on getting a 29er....

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    I read the title as: "Is my Gary Fisher cool or what?"

    Then opened it and saw a Specialized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picassomoon
    I read the title as: "Is my Gary Fisher cool or what?"

    Then opened it and saw a Specialized.
    Please be joking.
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    which shop ?

    OT?

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    Two things come to mind:

    Buy parts on line. The LBS nearly always has rotten prices.

    Why does she not get to pick out her mountain bike ?

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    I can't believe I'm the first one to say this......Great story and all, BUT, why are you letting your girl friend dictate what you are doing? Are you living on combined incomes? If not, who cares what your gf thinks you should do? If you are trying to be responsible then be responsible, regardless of what others are saying (including that gf!) If you want to go get some new bicycles and can afford it, then go get em.

    I agree with ArmySlowRdr....if she wants a mountain bike then have her go get herself one!


    BTW--she sounds like a keeper if she enjoys riding.....

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    marry her

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    I hadn't thought of that...

    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Nice... but why not get her an Era... so she'll get a Brain, too?
    But she's a beginner and I honestly don't think that she would understand or fully appreciate the benefits of The Brain.
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    Because...

    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11
    Thats awesome, but the real question is: Why are you planning on getting a 29er....
    Being 6'4" and 250pnds; a Stumpy 29er in a size XXL fits me like a glove. It's makes my 26er feel like I was riding a kids bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Novice
    marry her
    Let's have some kids, we need a bigger house for kids, we need to save for college, you want to do what? Buy three new bikes, I don't think that's in the plan or budget besides you don't have time to ride bikes that much anymore.

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    It's here in Washington State

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron D
    which shop ?

    OT?
    The owner and I go way back. That's why I get the deal
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    Two answers come to mind...

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    Two things come to mind:

    Buy parts on line. The LBS nearly always has rotten prices.

    Why does she not get to pick out her mountain bike ?
    1. LOL @ rotten prices
    2. Because she doesn't know anything about these things so she trusts my judgement.
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    Well there, kill joy ;-P

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Slo4U
    I can't believe I'm the first one to say this......Great story and all, BUT, why are you letting your girl friend dictate what you are doing? Are you living on combined incomes? If not, who cares what your gf thinks you should do? If you are trying to be responsible then be responsible, regardless of what others are saying (including that gf!) If you want to go get some new bicycles and can afford it, then go get em.

    I agree with ArmySlowRdr....if she wants a mountain bike then have her go get herself one!


    BTW--she sounds like a keeper if she enjoys riding.....
    We are actually preparing to joining our incomes in the next coming months. And, it is someone who's opinion is valueble to me, so what has two thumbs and cares?.. this guy!
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    No worries there...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff in Bend
    Let's have some kids, we need a bigger house for kids, we need to save for college, you want to do what? Buy three new bikes, I don't think that's in the plan or budget besides you don't have time to ride bikes that much anymore.
    We've both had kids and most of them are out of the house. It's coming up on the "just us" time!
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    I still don't follow. Your GF is "cool" because she said it was OK for you to buy something you wanted? As if you need her permission to spend money? Am I missing something here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino
    I still don't follow. Your GF is "cool" because she said it was OK for you to buy something you wanted? As if you need her permission to spend money? Am I missing something here?
    Uh,am I the only one that is getting it??

    He sold his bikes and was still working out which bikes to get.

    He talks to her and she is interested. She asks, why have you not already gone and gotten them............ In other words, "Get your ass down there and pick up your bikes".

    He isn't asking permission, she is kicking him in the ass to go and get his new bikes...........



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    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer
    Uh,am I the only one that is getting it??

    He sold his bikes and was still working out which bikes to get.

    He talks to her and she is interested. She asks, why have you not already gone and gotten them............ In other words, "Get your ass down there and pick up your bikes".

    He isn't asking permission, she is kicking him in the ass to go and get his new bikes...........



    You got a good one!

    Oh, his GF is cool because she is excited about the situation. Thanks for the clarification; I was under the impression that Mellow thought his GF was cool because she put down the whip for a second .

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    LOL @ jtmartino for "I was under the impression that Mellow thought his GF was cool because she put down the whip for a second". LOL!!

    sxr-racer described it perfectly!
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    Would have been better if she went and paid for the bike herself for him.

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    cool she supports your (and now it sounds) hobby. it's always nice to have sig others care for you and what you like to do. since you'll be joining incomes soon, smart move to be sure she's in the loop.

    i always find it interesting when people blow up about running something by a wife, gf, etc.

    enjoy!
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    old town?

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    That's awesome, supportive GF and she seems to be very interested in riding as well, better hang on to that one. Congrats on the new bikes.

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    Awesome that she supports and encourages your life/hobby.

    Bad if she is encouraging financial irresponsibility by unbridled desires.

    My Wife encourages my life/hobby, but I have to pay with slush fund cash for all toy excursions. But, I'd have to say that she bought me my best current rides for special occasions (special birthday, and five years later an anniversary). All cash though still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picassomoon
    I read the title as: "Is my Gary Fisher cool or what?"

    Then opened it and saw a Specialized.
    Same here, ever since I joined this forum site I have totally replaced "GF" originally meaning girlfriend to now mean Gary Fisher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron D
    old town?
    NOpe, Center Cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle01
    Bad if she is encouraging financial irresponsibility by unbridled desires.
    Making payments on bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino
    I still don't follow. Your GF is "cool" because she said it was OK for you to buy something you wanted? As if you need her permission to spend money? Am I missing something here?
    My guess is its because she's into it, and with enthusiasm. My SO just rolls her eyes, which is fine. She's nice enough to understand the obsession though, so it works out.
    Today's the day I eat bikes.

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    I was expecting to see a Gary Fisher in this thread.

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    I feel sorry for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Please be joking.
    hey, I was too (expecting Gary Fisher bike) - not that I give a rat's ass about spec ( I own one) , just thought there'd be pics of bikes...

    Now, I expect pics of Girl Friend
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    Same here, ever since I joined this forum site I have totally replaced "GF" originally meaning girlfriend to now mean Gary Fisher.
    The mountain biker thinking...:
    GF= Gary Fisher, not girlfriend
    SS= singlespeed, not the Nazi stormtroopers
    WTB= the company, not "want to buy"

    ...Wait, what thinking?

    OT (on topic) Are you just posting this to get brownie points with her, Mellow?
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    I say marry that one.. I have a wife who deals with my addictions (mtbing & skiing) She knows on a powder day that Im heading to the mountain and having a good time no matter what she says.. and she knows when im going to do a race im going no matter what!! being married to a loving wife is not the easiest thing in the world.. when you have children its silly to not provide the best for them.. if that means gettting the less expensive bike so your child and wife can both get bikes for a family outting then thats the smartest thing to do.. its easy to be "I want the best bike" I do it all the time in my head.. but I have two bikes that work great and a wife and son that I love more..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    Making payments on bikes
    Making intrest free payments on bikes
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