My Wife...I Think I'll Keep Her...

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  1. 55ColumbiaBuilt

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    She bought this Monark for use as yard art in her garden...

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    But she let me take this off of it first!

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    She's a keeper, now let the bike build up a good patina for a few years then you can build it as a rat rod. :wink:
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    I'll be sure to tell her that you like her rack. :lol:
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    If my wife wanted to do the same thing she'd just go into the shop and pull out one of my bikes, the fact that your wife *bought* a bike (or even just acquired on her own)... amazing. :shock:
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    Well, the "long story", and what got me into this hobby goes like this;

    A few years ago, while on business travel to San Diego CA I saw a multitude of RatRods while walking Mission Beach with my co-workers. I made up my mind then that I was going to own a"Boardwalk Cruiser" of my own. I returned home, but said nothing to my wife. A few short weeks later she brought this thing home, you guessed it, to put in her garden.

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    I took it from her and did this:

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    So, it's taken her years to FINALLY get her "ol' bicycle yard art"!
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    I'd advise you not to mention that her garden is "storing" those parts for when-ever you need them! :D

    She is a Keeper!
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    My wife wouldnt buy a bike like that as yard art because she knows it would get taken and rebuilt.
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    If my future wife (whoever that may be) puts that in the garden...I'd be mighty temped to swap some parts out! Lets see...crank, chainring, headset, handlebars, stem. She wouldn't mind rusty parts being outside - I hope.
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    Hey this gives me a great idea :idea: , if I put a few plants around my bike pile in back I can call it a garden and no one could complain about my parts pile :wink:
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    One good advice: don't use ivy, it takes over your bikeparts in no time. :mrgreen:

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