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  • bowie278
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    Christmas is upon us and family have started asking what I want for Christmas presents.

    So come on folks, what bike/biking things (parts, clothes, accessories etc) do I want or unnecessarily need? :mrgreen:

    A dropper post, if you don’t have one.

    A nice jacket, for the Boxing/New Year’s ride, and the rest of winter/spring

    Ditto waterproof shorts, or lights

    Me, I’m hoping for XX1 shifter, mech or cranks. Get the ball rolling, will flog my XTR gear and put a few quid in to finish the job.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    unnecessarily need?

    650b.

    Fatbike

    So, a 650b fatbike with a dropper post, then.

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    Dyffers
    Member

    Waterproof OS map from Splashmaps

    jekkyl
    Member

    get presents of thinsg that wear out so you won’t have to buy them yourself.

    cassette and chain.
    bottom bracket
    grips
    chain wheels
    jockey wheels
    pedals
    tyres
    inner tubes
    etc etc

    bowie278
    Member

    Cheers honourablegeorge – Reverb has just been serviced, my new jacket arrived two weeks ago, as did my waterproof 3/4’s (great minds think alike 😉 ) and thanks for suggestions. Any more?

    I have thought of maybe a slightly lighter weight jacket and possibly a new shifter. Maybe some M4 Hopes to replace my X2’s?

    Drac, wouldn’t mind having a blast on 650b, but not in such a hurry to hop on a fatbike!

    seavers
    Member

    Waterproof shorts

    Nice light for night rides

    New helmet

    Fancy stem

    Posh rubber

    New wheel set, something clicky!

    Upgrade your shifters

    Portable bike washer

    Tuned shock/Forks

    Skills course

    jekkyl – Member
    get presents of thinsg that wear out so you won’t have to buy them yourself.

    cassette and chain.
    bottom bracket
    grips
    chain wheels
    jockey wheels
    pedals
    tyres
    inner tubes
    etc etc

    Surely all that is stuff you have to buy anyway, when the time comes? Presents are for things you can#’t justify out of need.

    Premier Icon ton
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    bottle of jura

    stevede
    Member

    Park Tools spork, i had the bottle opener last xmas, great bit of kit!

    jamiep
    Member

    Planet-X merino wool socks and buff

    Personally I’d be reluctant to include such expensive parts on a wish list; firstly as my wife would go crackers if she know what some parts cost and secondly there is a high chance of an incorrect order meaning a ballache to return.

    I always play it safe (and cheap) and list things like multi-tools, Buffs, Merino socks, Whiskey and things that I’d generally not want to spend my own money on…

    bowie278
    Member

    So far I’ve though of soft shell jacket, some new shorts, merino socks, buff, and knee pads. Do they sound unnecessary enough? 😀

    Anyone with any more ideas?

    jekkyl
    Member

    wan king machine?

    Premier Icon 456mocha
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    Bet you haven’t got these..

    On-one slingshot! 🙂

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Carbon bottle cage(s)?

    CraigW
    Member

    Hotpog pogies. May be necessary if you get a cold winter.

    tk46hal
    Member

    I want but don’t really need one one of those super powerful Exposure front lights, around 2000 lumen things.

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