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  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Anyone else go through this – its been a rough time since Christmas where luck just hasn’t gone my way. Sick kids, work messing up my pay, stupid woman crashing into my car, the financial effect of both postponing the purchase of a 29er SS, and now my road BB has seized.

    Appreciate it could be worse and I’ve just listed a whinge of 1st world problems, but its really well, depressing sometimes.

    I hope then, that is all…

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    postponing the purchase of a 29er SS

    Every cloud..

    grum
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    What’s the financial effect of postponing buying a bike? 😕

    Edit: oh you meant ‘with the financial effect….’

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Yes. Finger on the trigger and… my pay doesn’t arrive, with the side effect of messing an unfortunate seller about.

    Then, just when it does arrive and I’m ready to buy again, a £650 damage repair estimate for the car… sigh.

    I won’t even get started on the gas bill…

    twinw4ll
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    Look on the bright side, you may win an award for biggest whinger on STW, scrub that, perhaps not.
    I’ve got my own problems, the wife left for work this morning without emptying the dishwasher, by the time she gets back tonight i’ll have used half the stuff out of it.

    Dignitas have an option

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    That’s just life really, Kryton. It would be boring if it all went to plan.

    I’ve had similar dramas the last couple of months. Boy 1 is seeing a specialist for back problems, The Wife’s car got crashed into and the other bloke has gone quiet and not answering any correspondence. I had a OTB at BPW, broke my seat post and knacker my elbow and wrist, not bad but it’s niggling. Then on Tuesday night I pulled my back. Now off work and not earning and I’m smacked off my head on horse tranquillisers. I was planned to go to BPW again next week, but I won’t be making that, and the other guys now have no transport.

    cynic-al
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    Can we have a separate forum for these threads?

    If everyone announced all the bad news they got the internet would stop.

    stumpy01
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    +1 for that’s just life, isn’t it?

    If I started a list of similar woes if be here all day!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Sorry to hear that bigblackshed.

    Cycnic-al, imagine if the place was full of good news:

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    P.S. Sorry for moaning. Sometimes you just need to 😐

    Yes rule #5 is apt at this point.

    jon1973
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    Dignitas have an option

    That would depend how much it costs, you wouldn’t want to get in to debt.

    Sounds like life’s pretty swell for you at the moment, I can think of a lot worse. Sometimes you need to take stock and realise how lucky you are.

    You have a family, you have the ability to own more than one bike, you have a job, you have a car – all things to be thankful for, many have none of these.

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    On the other hand you have:

    A nice home
    Great family
    Decent job
    Reasonable salary
    (What used to be) a nice car
    Several good bikes
    You’re fit & healthy
    Have time to actually ride

    And to top all that, fate has conspired to save you from wasting your hard earned on a clown bike 😉

    bikebouy
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    I was going to offer this advice:

    Control only what you can control and put asparations that include buying stuff to one side and concentrate on what you have and can make the most of.

    Ignore the frill and faff and concentrate on that fitness regieme you’ve started on..

    Kiss the kids and hug the wife and ride the bike(s) you already have 😉

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    Kryton, I think I have a spare ultegra bb lying around, I no longer have a road bike so it’s yours if you cover the postage?

    I will have a look in the shed.

    Edit, I lied its Tiagra, still yours if you want it.

    trail_rat
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    read dannybgooodes post from yesterday…… then feel like you need to delete thread because they really are not problems comparitively.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Have you not noticed what’s happened over the last couple of weeks? When you set off for work in the morning its daylight. When you finish work it still is. And its stretching out that little bit longer every day.

    Theres colour being added back into the world too. Its warming up a bit. Its actually stopped raining. This time of year is brill!!!! Get out there in it. If your bike’s nackered, then go out for a walk.

    Oh… and stop whining, you massive fanny!!!! 😛

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    If everyone announced all the bad news they got the internet would stop.

    That’s demonstrably not true, otherwise the last site to go live before the web imploded would have been Livejournal.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Pik n Mix – Member
    Kryton, I think I have a spare ultegra bb lying around, I no longer have a road bike so it’s yours if you cover the postage?

    I will have a look in the shed.

    Edit, I lied its Tiagra, still yours if you want it.

    Much appreciated, but is the dreaded BB30.

    Ignore the frill and faff and concentrate on that fitness regieme you’ve started on..

    Kiss the kids and hug the wife and ride the bike(s) you already have

    Good advice. I’ve just used some time on the TT to reflect a bit, and the world is already a better place for it.

    Nobby – Member

    And to top all that, fate has conspired to save you from wasting your hard earned on a clown bike

    Lol!

    trail_rat – Member
    read dannybgooodes post from yesterday…… then feel like you need to delete thread because they really are not problems comparatively.

    I haven’t but I will.

    jon1973 – Member

    Dignitas have an option

    That would depend how much it costs, you wouldn’t want to get in to debt.

    But he can afford it, minted apparently.

    fasthaggis
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    P.S. Sorry for moaning. Sometimes you just need to

    No you don’t,especially to a group that mostly don’t give a monkeys 😛

    Oh ,and you got your 3rd world problems list in the wrong order!
    There is no way a 29er purchase fail is higher up the whine list than a road BB 🙂

    chilled76
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    I’ve got a brand new in packet ultegra press fit one you can have for a tenner posted as I’m feeling generous.

    I’ll check the size when I get home.

    Email me on

    paulbennett76@(deletethisbit)hotmail.com

    mrblobby
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    Has this misfortune impacted the new slippers purchase too?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    mrblobby – Member
    Has this misfortune impacted the new slippers purchase too?

    I’m waiting to see what the bill from the LBS will be…

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    chilled76 – I appreciate your offer but you are chatting with Mr Hamfisted 197’something to 2014 winner ever year. As much as I’d love to fit my own bearings, I can’t trust myself with a carbon frame and mallet in close proximity. 🙁

    Your Miffed eh, just checked the premium bonds zilch this month I was hoping to win a bit to finance the upcoming trips to the Dutch/Belgium classics, the training camp in Majorca, France for Le Tour and Menorcan Sportive.
    Oh woe is me 🙁

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    All looks like karma to me, you consider buying a 29er and everything else goes to rat shit. There’s a message there….

    mrblobby
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    Not just a 29er but a singlespeed 29er!

    LoCo
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    Yep 2014 has been trying in many respects so far, however a terminal prognosis on grandfather in law and my Father being diagnosed with cancer have kind of put things into persepective and the other stuff is not really worth worrying about.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Just to update this, I cured myself. How? By taking one of the single most pleasurable decisions I ever have – on Friday I decided to ride together with 5yo KJ01 to school for 20 minutes on our bikes, instead of dropping him off in the car.

    Watching him ride beside me was one of the most fantastic 20 minutes or my life, and a great reminder of whats really important.

    @Loco. Sorry to hear that news, I hope the future gets brighter.

    I had an over the bars crash on mtb. Got away without a mark on me except for a badly twisted knee. Havent walked since 2nd Feb. Have had cartilage surgery still looking forward to acl reconstruction.

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