What does your wife/gf think of your bike(s)?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Cannonfish, Feb 10, 2010.

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What does your wife/gf think of your bike(s)? She is:

Poll closed Apr 11, 2010.
  1. so impressed with motorized bicycles that she wants one too, or else she already has one.

    20.0%
  2. unconcerned with how much time and/or money I spend on my MB, as long as I'm happy.

    49.1%
  3. convinced that this hobby is unsafe, and she is resentful of the time and/or money I spend on it.

    10.9%
  4. threatening to leave me if I don't find a new hobby, preferably one that doesn't require gasoline.

    1.8%
  5. nonexistent, so I can do whatever I want with my bike.

    18.2%
  1. Cannonfish

    Cannonfish New Member

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    Just curious to see what other people's wives or girlfriends think of their motorized biking habit. My wife totally hates my bike, so I'm kinda hoping to find some solidarity here...

    My wife/girlfriend is:
    1. so impressed with motorized bicycles that she wants one too, or else she already has one.
    2. unconcerned with how much time and/or money I spend on my MB, as long as I'm happy.
    3. convinced that this hobby is unsafe, and she is resentful of the time and/or money I spend on it.
    4. threatening to leave me if I don't find a new hobby, preferably one that doesn't require gasoline.
    5. nonexistent, so I can do whatever I want with my bike.
     
  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    My gf isn't to upset with my bikes, what she does not like is the time I spend on the forum.
     
  3. Elmo

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    YUP just the same as Fair.
     
  4. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    She don't seem to mind me messing with them. She has said I need only one and not a stable full of them.
    I'm getting kind of tired of messing with them. My guess is they will soon become illegal to ride
    in the streets anyway if not all ready.
    Anyone need a motorized bike?
     
  5. macattie88

    macattie88 New Member

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    my fiancee wants me to build her one but she also gets aggrevated with the amount of time i have spent online learning what i can
     
  6. Retmachinist

    Retmachinist New Member

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    My wife really enjoys riding hers. She should I spent more time and money on hers than any of the rest. She's not so sure that I need seven of them. I plan on selling four or five this spring.

    John
     
  7. hellhammered

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    I told my wife that I want to motorize my bike. You know that look you get when they wonder if you're ever going to grow up? I get a sneer and that 'your pathetic" look. It's funny I never dis her if she wants a new vacuum. :p
     
  8. 2door

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    Char and I have always kept our finances seperate so she doesn't/can't say anything about the money side of the hobby. She does question me about the need for how many I have and she keeps asking, "What are you going to do with it?" about my trike. She thinks my bikes are neat and she likes the blue one (Jaguar) says its pretty, but she has no desire to ride one or share the hobby with me. That's the part I wish I could change. I don't understand either because she owns two pedal bikes and had a motorcycle when I first met her. Maybe someday...
    Tom
     
  9. hellhammered

    hellhammered New Member

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    Don't you know it's the duty of a wife to abhor you once you tie the knot? laff
     
  10. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    My GF loves hers! (It's the purple Schwinn Spitfire)
    When we first started dating, she was always riding one of mine; then after several months she asked if she paid for it, could I build her one of her own?
     
  11. 2door

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    Soooooo? Who paid for it?
    Tom
     
  12. civlized

    civlized New Member

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    My wife thinks I'm (we) are nuts for being so into this hobby. Like 2Door, we keep our finances seperate, so she can't really say much. I do get a little heat over spending so much time in the shop when I'm working on something but she has the opportunity to watch whatever she wants on the tv without fighting me about it. So, she limits her complaints. Thanks honey! Considering I could just about build a new bike for as much as she pays to get her hair done, I don't think it will lead to much.
     
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  13. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Oh, she paid for it!! (probably so I could never sell it out from under her!) ;)
     
  14. hellhammered

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    Smart woman...heheh
     
  15. OKflyboy

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    I voted #1 which is mostly true. She doesn't necessarily want her own, but she's already decided she wants me to teach her how to ride mine. Of course, my wife is cool as heck (wow, H E "double hockey stick" gets censored...). This is the same woman that, when I bought my Beretta CX4 carbine, her only comment was "I think you need to teach me to shoot this rifle!" (and I did)
     
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  16. hellhammered

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    OOH I hope that doesn't "backfire" heheh!
     
  17. OKflyboy

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    Naw, I'm a good boy, no reason for anything like that... :D
     
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    Karen gets a real kick out of riding!

    When we first got started: I told her, just try it!...if you don't like it...that's O.K.

    She had a little trouble with coordination at first, but once she figured out what to do...it was all smiles.

    Jim
     
  19. wheelbender6

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    She is glad that I get to tinker with something and realizes that it is good for me. She doesn't want me to ride it or spend money on it. She just does't get it.
     
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    Hi Norman! It's funny that you say this because I too lost a little interest as far as the mechanical aspects. Riding is still a mini vacation to me though. It's like we have gathered together everyone and have almost exhausted every possibility until someone comes up with something else.
    Then all of a sudden you need that something else.
    My wife thinks my bikes are funny. She tells me all the time her work friends talk about that fat guy on that yellow bike. Then she fesses up that she knows who that guy is!
     

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