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Old 07-02-22, 11:31 AM
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My wife is amazing!!!

So I get a text from my wife yesterday:

My Answer:

Here's the bike. And I'm happy I told her yes! It is a 70's Centurion Le Mans, was on sale so actual price was $26.40. SunTour running gear & Malfac brakes, needs tires. I really like the work on the lugs, the bike is a beauty. May be a keeper for me. I happen to have a spare set of Suntour down tube shifters, and some Campy 700c wheel/tires, I'll have to check for brake fit of course...

She did good!
And yes she knows all about N+1

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Old 07-02-22, 11:34 AM
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She did great!!! That looks in really nice shape too
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You've done a very good job in training your wife. If only more husbands could be like you.

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You married well lol.
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My wife is pretty good but she would have kept that a secret from me.
"It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels." -- Heinz Stücke

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Old 07-02-22, 01:30 PM
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I'm one of the lucky ones too but we met in a bike shop so....
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That is in great condition, I love the color!
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Way to go Jen!
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for Jen and n+1!
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I was working at a Peugeot/Nishiki dealership when those came out. I don't recall the Mafac brakes, but the cranks, shifters, derailleurs, decals, lugs, etc. do look very familiar. These were notably lighter than the equivalent Nishiki Olympiad/Olympic.
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Great relationship!
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Great catches, both of them!
Woo hoo!

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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Great catches, both of them!
Jen needs to be cloned. Immediately.
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Good going . I don’t think I’ve seen that color before. My wife encourages me as well. After 26 years with my vintage Porsche the bike obsession is not a huge deal .
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S-1 is a very large number with this one.

I find the font somehow familiar...

If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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Nice! Roughly equivalent to the Fuji S10S/Special Road Racer, I'm guessing? Paint looks great.

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