Christmas : what I wanted vs, what I got

by TheHatter   December 30, 2012  

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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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.


Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
30th December 2012 - 20:30


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.

posted by PRINCIPIA PHIL [57 posts]
30th December 2012 - 21:25


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 Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7805 posts]
30th December 2012 - 22:48


Wanted Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape (about Jacques Anquetil) Got it Cool and My Time Cool And a bottle of Balvenie Single Malt Cool 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 Yawn Obviously Father Christmas thought I was a good boy this year.... and I am neglecting my car... Cool

posted by SideBurn [908 posts]
30th December 2012 - 23:03


Sorry Dave, did you say 'heated insoles' Surprise You will be wanting an engine next Devil

posted by SideBurn [908 posts]
30th December 2012 - 23:09


Since it's just me and the missus, we spend months dropping not-so-subtle hints and generally they get picked up Wink

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 Day Dreaming

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9306 posts]
30th December 2012 - 23:42


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 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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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
31st December 2012 - 0:02


I asked for nothing and got exactly what I requested.


Downhill bikes don't make you cool.

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posted by charliemac74 [178 posts]
31st December 2012 - 1:44


Proper winter boots ... bought them myself as they cost
too much Smile
New over shoes - the enduras finally died - got them Smile
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 Big Grin

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [917 posts]
31st December 2012 - 10:51


Well i asked for Cash so that i can up-grade my components? Thinking

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

So pretty chuffed Big Grin

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... Angry

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2152 posts]
31st December 2012 - 11:50


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.Big Grin

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [444 posts]
31st December 2012 - 13:25


My birthday was in November and none of my bike pressies arrived that I thought I would Christmas was great this year; I wanted and got: new wheels/ tyres, casette, chainring, chain, bike tools and a bottle of old No

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posted by Comrade [187 posts]
31st December 2012 - 13:52


Asked for, and received, a couple of Brynje base layers one black one white. Looking forward to the sub 5 degs tomorrow Big Grin

posted by AWP [108 posts]
31st December 2012 - 15:09


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!

My knee hurts!

posted by aende [37 posts]
31st December 2012 - 15:37


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 Thinking )

posted by stepho [102 posts]
31st December 2012 - 17:44


when you get older, you have to buy your own christmas presents because otherwise you'll never get them Wink That's what I've found at least.

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
6th January 2013 - 15:55


NorthWave Celcius GTX boots, Sidas Drywarmers and a bottle of Talisker. It doesn't get any more WIN.

posted by andyp [1368 posts]
6th January 2013 - 16:09


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. Sad

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3175 posts]
7th January 2013 - 11:22


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.

posted by bike_food [155 posts]
7th January 2013 - 15:01


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 Devil The birds and tyres make my sound track Cool

posted by SideBurn [908 posts]
8th January 2013 - 14:20


stumps wrote:

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

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

posted by SideBurn [908 posts]
8th January 2013 - 14:28