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I can't air these views at home but with the anonymity of the web I can unleash my inner brat.

Wanted: Torque wrench. Got : Coffee machine
Wanted: Cycle lock. Got: a chocolate lollipop.
Wanted: Cycling cap. Got : a snood.

anyone else wanna go?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Wanted: Mavic Ksyrium SR - Got: Green and Pink Hockey Socks

My big Christmas presents haven't arrived yet (new Team kit and Frame)

My Grandmother gave me 'My Time,' which I'd expressed an interest in.

My sister also gave me the new Batman Trilogy on DVD, which I had asked her for specifically.

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PRINCIPIA PHIL [56 posts] 3 years ago
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Wanted: Velo by Paul Fournel, Got: Velo by Paul Fournel (well my sister did ask me what i wanted - i'll sacrifice the surprise element for a present i want!)
Wanted:my winter hack serviced, Got: money to get my winter hack serviced (so, no surprises there either!, but hey - i'm happy.
Does it count if you bought yourself something nice for Christmas? In that case (he said, not waiting for an answer), you can count a beautiful Red Wabi Woolens Sports Series merino wool short sleeved jersey - the best cycling jerseys in the world, no ifs ands or buts.

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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wanted: castelli quindici wool socks
got: ten pairs of tesco formal socks i'll never wear

on the plus side, asked for heated insoles and got them, and they're grand  4

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Wanted Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape (about Jacques Anquetil) Got it  16 and My Time  16 And a bottle of Balvenie Single Malt  16 And a solar powered thingy that tells you the pressure in your car tyres in PSi and other units along with air temperature and tread depth.... great  37 Obviously Father Christmas thought I was a good boy this year.... and I am neglecting my car...  16

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Sorry Dave, did you say 'heated insoles'  13 You will be wanting an engine next  19

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 3 years ago
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Since it's just me and the missus, we spend months dropping not-so-subtle hints and generally they get picked up  3

Got the kilometre marker ornament as highlighted in our Christmas Gifts for Discerning Cyclists Guide (the Mont Ventoux one) plus the espresso cup and saucer they do (Col du Tourmalet).

Those were the two cycling-specific things - although once I've mastered using my macaron-making kit I also got, I'm planning to do a Tour de France-themed set of macarons next summer - yellow, green, white and polka dot  105

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 3 years ago
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I got a lot of chocolate… and I always want that… and a lot of prosecco, but that was more cos it was my birthday just before Christmas - I got Made in England too (for my birthday) which I'm really enjoying.

That lot pretty much took care of my want list apart from one of those Velo Re Tubelts made from recycled inner tubes (as featured in the road.cc shop). After some very unsubtle hinting I got one - love it, though it's too big (dunno how big my family think i am but it goes half way round me again) so will have to swap for a smaller one.

Apart from that wanted a spare part for my Topeak workstand and got it thanks to the nice guys at Extra.

And after a very mucky Boxing Day ride I thought of something else I want - a Bike Parka so gonna treat myself - well, the bike - to one in the new year… and maybe a new front mech too.

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charliemac74 [187 posts] 3 years ago
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I asked for nothing and got exactly what I requested.

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therevokid [948 posts] 3 years ago
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Proper winter boots ... bought them myself as they cost
too much  1
New over shoes - the enduras finally died - got them  1
Thermal l/s base layer - got that too ....

All the other chocolate, sweets, cake, tolkien book and
the whole crimbo period with my wife and kids was a brucey
bonus  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Well i asked for Cash so that i can up-grade my components?  39

I got the cash (£120)plus bottle of Jack Daniels Honey and Sir Bradley Wiggin's Book 'My Time'

So pretty chuffed  4

Although being a chef i was looking forward to 3 days off and ended up cooking crimbo lunch cause my sister in-law got that Winter vomin bug...  14

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Yorkshie Whippet [530 posts] 3 years ago
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Didn't ask for anything this year, but bought myself

Planet X carbon wheels
Dura Ace 7900 shifters, mechs and Fightdeck computer
Ritchey WCS bars and 260 stem
Sidi shoes, Cateye helmet and 2 new tops
Assortment odd and ends.

Best Christmass for quite a while with parcels arriving since November.:-D

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Comrade [210 posts] 3 years ago
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My birthday was in November and none of my bike pressies arrived that I thought I would get...so Christmas was great this year; I wanted and got: new wheels/ tyres, casette, chainring, chain, bike tools and a bottle of old No 7...yahoo...

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AWP [106 posts] 3 years ago
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Asked for, and received, a couple of Brynje base layers one black one white. Looking forward to the sub 5 degs tomorrow  4

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aende [32 posts] 3 years ago
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Wanted: nothing, really!

Got: Bottle of Single Malt Whisky, Tyler Hamilton's Secret Race, Country and Western CD, Neil Young Bio and a New Fridge/Freezer

A full on 'win' as far as I was concerned!

Just happy watching junior open presents.

**Bought myself a new Bass amp head!

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stepho [90 posts] 3 years ago
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Never really asked for anything as i had just bought myself a new ribble utralite racing bike (which i am very happy with)
Wife got me 4 sessions at the new glasgow velodrome (a complete surprise and very thoughtfull)
She also got me a 2 day holiday to berlin on the lash with my brother (she seems to want me out the house alot  39 )

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londonplayer [620 posts] 3 years ago
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when you get older, you have to buy your own christmas presents because otherwise you'll never get them  3 That's what I've found at least.

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andyp [1448 posts] 3 years ago
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NorthWave Celcius GTX boots, Sidas Drywarmers and a bottle of Talisker. It doesn't get any more WIN.

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AWPeleton [3310 posts] 3 years ago
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Asked for
21 days to glory - got In pursuit of glory (now got 2 copies)

scarf got wallet (now got 3)

cash to buy my own things got socks, chocolates and port.

In the end did some overtime at work and when i get paid it i will go and buy what i wanted.  2

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bike_food [169 posts] 3 years ago
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Wanted: new Green day album.
Got: new Green day album and a flat car battery because glove box light was left on for 3 days, now car stereo wants code which I don't have and can't listen to CD in car.

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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bike_food wrote:

Wanted: new Green day album.
Got: new Green day album and a flat car battery because glove box light was left on for 3 days, now car stereo wants code which I don't have and can't listen to CD in car.

Despite being left in the shed for several days my bike started first time; but I cannot for the life of me work out what bit is the stereo, let alone input a code  19 The birds and tyres make my sound track  16

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

In the end did some overtime at work and when i get paid it i will go and buy what i wanted.  2

I hope you didn't need to get your truncheon out.... It is (was) Christmas....