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Well, my wife called me a bike stalker tonight. After a seeing a movie, we drove past my LBS and about 1/2 mile later, I pulled a U-turn and went back to the LBS (after hours) and drove up and looked at the Colnago CLX Frameset that I'm planning to buy as soon as my home refi goes through, and build up my new bike. My wife laughed at me, maybe she's a little jealous? My kids will walk by when I'm on the 'puter and ask if I'm staring at my future bike again. Usually guilty.

Have any of you done anything like this?:D I have frequently stopped into the LBS to bounce build ideas of the owner, but also to pick up "google" the frameset .:blush2: Are there 12 step programs for this???

 

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My LBS is 40 feet from the front door of my wife's favorite Pizza place who do not deliver. Every time she orders I head out and window shop before picking up the pizza.
I was window shopping one night after they had closed. As I'm standing there one of the shop employee's happened to stop by to get something out of the store. Not only did he say hi to me by name he asked if I needed anything out of the shop. This is why I love my LBS.
 

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My wife claims I love my bikes more than I love her. Considering I have 10x more photos of my bikes than of her, she may have a point.

This x1000
 

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My wife has noticed that I am a bike stalker too, went to a LBS 3 times in 2 days just to drool over some mighty nice Felt road and TT bikes, dreaming of the day when I can drop 7+ grand on something that nice.

The only solution to future spouse-bike jealousy? Get her in to riding as much as I am, so she can drool over bikes too, making for twin drool pools at the LBS.
 

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I yam what I yam.

/Tao of Popeye
 

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My wife is a non-athlete and she just doesn't identify with sports, or the athlete's mentality. Yesterday, she said, "You're going riding in this heat? Is your Life Insurance up-to-date?"

I like the Tao of Popeye, Coolhand. Well said.
 

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My wife, "Hey husband, What are you up to?"
Me: "Looking at porn.........................."
My wife: "Oh whatever, but you aren't getting any later"
Me: "Yes, bike porn, look at the size of his post that he is putting in"
My wife: "Dork, Dork, Dork............"
 

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f3rg said:
My wife claims I love my bikes more than I love her. Considering I have 10x more photos of my bikes than of her, she may have a point.
This just saved me a bunch of money! After my recent break in. I was able to prove ownership and replacement cost for my bikes by my love of my bikes. The insurance agent and adjuster where able to see the whole build up of my bikes laid out and dated on MTBR and RBR!
 

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lumber, that is awesome. I'd gladly go get the pizza! My LBS is pretty close too so I'm always stopping by.

Yep, I'm a stalker too! I always feel bad when I stare at the bikes gals are riding, since they probably think I'm checking them out, when really I'm trying to see what they are riding.

I also spend all my time when walking around new cities checking out the locked up bikes, ignoring most of the sites and sounds others are looking at.

And yeah, I have too many photos of my bikes.

I like that Colnago CLX frame. Thought about it, but I wanted a shorter TT so went with a LOOK. Nice frameset though!
 

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I see a lot of happiness in your future -- I have that same white/black CLX, built up with a 10-speed Chorus gruppo and Zonda wheels.

This weekend I did the SD Century and near the end rode next to a guy riding a CLX with the exact inverse color scheme. Wish I could have taken a picture.


calle_betis said:
Well, my wife called me a bike stalker tonight. After a seeing a movie, we drove past my LBS and about 1/2 mile later, I pulled a U-turn and went back to the LBS (after hours) and drove up and looked at the Colnago CLX Frameset that I'm planning to buy as soon as my home refi goes through, and build up my new bike. My wife laughed at me, maybe she's a little jealous? My kids will walk by when I'm on the 'puter and ask if I'm staring at my future bike again. Usually guilty.

Have any of you done anything like this?:D I have frequently stopped into the LBS to bounce build ideas of the owner, but also to pick up "google" the frameset .:blush2: Are there 12 step programs for this???

 

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Have any of you done anything like this?:D I have frequently stopped into the LBS to bounce build ideas of the owner, but also to pick up "google" the frameset .:blush2: Are there 12 step programs for this???
I have a picture of my next bike on the wall right behind my monitor at work. Reminds me of what I'm working for :p . The family pics are on the shelf behind me.
 

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I'm thinking SRAM Force and a Mavic Krysirium wheelset. Any recommendations? What handle bars did you choose? Did you go with CF or aluminum?
Actually I bought my CLX fully built-up so I wasn't plagued with the challenge of deciding how to spec it out. Handle bar-wise it came with deda Campione carbon bars, in addition to the Zonda Dpro G3 wheelset and Chorus 10 gruppo. Total weight is just over 18 lbs, not the lightest bike by any means but very smooth and snappy on the road.
 
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