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Gah! I think I'm turning into a bike freak. :-?

GwareddGwaredd Posts: 251
edited June 2009 in MTB general
My bike is nothing special, & I'm no Sam Peates ( :wink: ) but am really enjoying my riding atm, & am looking forwards to Afan this weekend. My developing problem, is that I can't leave my bike alone!

Every time I walk past it, which is often as it's in the workshop, I can't resist a spin of the wheel, or a squeeze of the brake etc. If the workshop door is open for any length of time, I more often than not jump on it & have a quick pedal up the path & back!

Am I weird, or does anyone else do this? :?

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  • hucking_fellhucking_fell Posts: 1,056
    But mountain bikers are weird.

    So don't worry about it :D
    More freerange chicken than Freeride God
    Bighit , 5 , BFe
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    That's normal, isn't it?! :wink:
  • hucking_fellhucking_fell Posts: 1,056
    I rest my case 8)
    More freerange chicken than Freeride God
    Bighit , 5 , BFe
  • gaz047gaz047 Posts: 601
    phew its not just me 8)
    if it ain't rainin.....it ain't trainin
    Stick your 'rules' up your a%se
  • LoUiS1985LoUiS1985 Posts: 841
    get yourself to re-hab, you have issues :wink:
  • cullen_baycullen_bay Posts: 256
    not one post hasnt had a smiley at the end of it yet :D:lol: 8)
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    :lol::D 8) yep if ther is a clinic for this diseas then were is it :D:lol: 8) :wink:
  • GraydawgGraydawg Posts: 673
    Perfectly normal ......:D :D
    It's been a while...
  • LoUiS1985LoUiS1985 Posts: 841
    Perfectly normal ......

    you try telling my missus that....... :shock: :lol:
  • GraydawgGraydawg Posts: 673
    LoUiS1985 wrote:
    Perfectly normal ......

    you try telling my missus that....... :shock: :lol:

    I did - she just has learned to live with my addiction! lol :wink: :roll: :D
    It's been a while...
  • yoohoo999yoohoo999 Posts: 940
    when my new bike lived in the house, I used to sit on it for a few minutes at a time while watching the news. 8)

    my g/f thinks i'm a freak.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I regularly nip out to the garage to have a quick look at mine. Maybe a cheeky squeeze on the brakes, a little stroke of the saddle.
    Just want to make sure it is ok. I may even turn it round and reposition it at a better angle.



    It's not a problem, I can leave it alone for longer than an hour....or maybe 30 mins












    :lol::lol::lol::lol: :oops:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I used to keep it in the house too and I was warned not to but my excuse was that it was winter and it had to stay inside because it would fall apart if it froze :lol:
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    :D
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    My bikes have to live in my bedroom!

    I live in a shared accomodation block, full of curious squaddies... It's a pain lugging my bikes up and down 3 flights of stairs daily, but 1,000 times better than having them fiddle with my suspension / brakes / tyres etc etc...

    :evil:
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • gaz047gaz047 Posts: 601
    know what you mean chaz mine used to get pinched for naafi runs, always returned though. just a pain if i needed it and it had been deployed :evil:
    if it ain't rainin.....it ain't trainin
    Stick your 'rules' up your a%se
  • elPedro666elPedro666 Posts: 1,060
    Totally normal - I wedge the spare room door open so I can look at when I pass through the hall, maybe pat the saddle and have a few gentle words, maybe promise a big ride soon...

    Totally normal.
    WTD:
    Green Halo TwinRail
    25.0mm-26.2mm seatpost shim
    Red X-Lite bling
    Specialized ladies BG saddle (white?) 155mm
    RH thumbie
    700x28c CX tyres&tubs
    Flatbars 620mm 25,4mm & swept, ti in an ideal world
  • Very normal, I find myself opening up the workshop even though there is nothing that needs doing to it, and drinking beer while admiring its beauty ! God I love mountain bikes !!!! :D
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    My bikes have to live in my bedroom!
    :

    thats funny that both my road bike and my susser live in mine aswell. i have a box room with a single bed in lmfao. will post a pic in a little whiel to make ya laugh


    o yer need the smily lol :D
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 271
    OMG im so ocd about my bike. Always tinkering, looking for upgrades, bling....forever cleaning it, wiping wheel and tyres.
    I am really sad i know.
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • boneyjoeboneyjoe Posts: 369
    Yes, this is all perfectly normal. I keep some photos at work... :D
    Scott Scale 20 (for xc racing)
    Gary Fisher HKEK (for commuting)
  • loltorideloltoride Posts: 460
    yoohoo999 wrote:
    when my new bike lived in the house, I used to sit on it for a few minutes at a time while watching the news. 8)

    my g/f thinks i'm a freak.

    Now you gone too far lol

    I refer to my machine as her oh and buy something everyweek generally things I dont need.
    So Far!
  • I rode mine 100.5 miles last week, on 5 outings and washed, dryed, then polished her each time afterwards too ! :wink:

    Sometimes I have a few beers in the garden just chillin to music and admiring her beauty.

    Just cleaned her a little now and off out for a few hours this evening :D:D:D

    Bye.
  • GwareddGwaredd Posts: 251
    OK, sounds like I'm only at the tip compared to some of you lot! :lol:
  • OH NO DanOH NO Dan Posts: 186
    estevens wrote:
    yoohoo999 wrote:
    when my new bike lived in the house, I used to sit on it for a few minutes at a time while watching the news. 8)

    my g/f thinks i'm a freak.

    Now you gone too far lol

    I refer to my machine as her oh and buy something everyweek generally things I dont need.

    I have this problem, I NEED to buy something at least every week. Drove past the local bike shop thought id swing in have a look etc. Came out with some chain lube (i allready have plenty of the stuff at home) and a multi tool (also have one of these, but this one looked nice)

    This is perfectly normal though....yes....
  • fcumokfcumok Posts: 283
    and I thought it was just me. I'm excited at the prospect of fitting my new chain that comes today. I enjoy tinkering with my bike as much as riding it :oops:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    you have a workshop! lucky you!! ;)

    yes it's normal,,, I constantly think about bikes, can't help it, always have been like that....my dad was into cars, so me it's pedal power..
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 3,966
    its not weird i really struggle to leave my bike alone, "must not ride,.. while in the,... shower,..." :lol:
    I like bikes and stuff
  • mtbikerboymtbikerboy Posts: 325
    edited June 2009
    When all else fails and all hope is lost, go for a ride!
    Found myself in the peak district at 5am today- a really refreshing ride.
    ...i better rush to class...11am
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    ya not the only 1 who doe's that lol..
    how was afan, gutted i did'nt make it.
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