Get any good bike stuff this Christmas?

Eleni Maus loves her new bike.

At our house, not a Christmas goes by without some bike-oriented gifts being exchanged, and this year was no exception.

The marquee bike gift at our house this year was my daughter’s new bike (thanks to her Grandma). As you can tell in the photo, she’s thrilled (more on the bike coming in a separate post)! Also, at long last, I finally scored a high quality home repair stand (a Park PCS-10 to be precise).

Then there was this “Missing” bike shirt from Threadless that my brother gave me. Check it out:

Reader Andrew Plambeck shared his big bike gift via Twitter: “My folks found me a restored ’72 Peugeot Record du Monde single speed for Christmas. This is unbelievable.”

How about you? Did your bike wishes come true? We’d love to hear what bike gifts you scored this Christmas…

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Nick
Nick
12 years ago

I got my girlfriend’s 4-year-old some Planet Bike blinky lights for his little balance bike.

Larey
12 years ago

Santa brought me a new Salsa Fargo (got it a few days early and had to spend hours cleaning off enough mud to park it in the living room). I know exactly how Miss Eleni feels!

Dave
12 years ago

I got the Axa Defender rear frame lock (http://clevercycles.com/store2/index.php?pdetailimage=2521) and chain attachment (http://clevercycles.com/store2/index.php?pdetailimage=2519) for my 1953 Raleigh Sports: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetas/4168904403/. Been wanting it for a while, now I don’t have to worry about carrying a separate lock around all the time. Wonderfully convenient.

boriskat
boriskat
12 years ago

I got this cool thing from my bf: http://bontrager.com/model/07331

oh and some waterproof gloves because I lost mine.

so … yay!

buzz
buzz
12 years ago

Cool, Jonathan, I also got a PCS-10. I love it so far!

amos
12 years ago

I got a Brooks!

E
E
12 years ago

I got a rockin’ helmet mounted headlight and some serious winter gloves. Ready to ride!! 😀

Elly Blue (Columnist)
12 years ago

Someone who knows me well sent me a pair of LADOT Bike Program socks. Out-nerd that!

Bob_M
Bob_M
12 years ago

I got a genuine chrome finish revolving bicycle bell. WAY up there for cool bike nerdiness.

Johnny
Johnny
12 years ago

New rain-jacket, in burn-the-retinas gold so that cagers will see me on those dark morning commutes.

ScottG
ScottG
12 years ago

My wife borrowed a bike from a friend and went for a ride with me on Christmas Day. This was huge, as she has been very bike-phobic and would not respond to my gentle encouragement to give it a try.

We actually spent most of our time in an empty parking lot riding around. She was a bit wobbly but did fine.

I’m thrilled and hope we can keep trying this in the months ahead.

Anne Hawley
12 years ago

We don’t do Christmas gifts in my family, so I bought myself a set of Minus33 merino woollies: socks, leggings, a base layer shirt, a big lumberjack shirt, and a bill-cap that fits under my Nutcase helmet. Rode all around in the Christmas day chill in perfect comfort.

JayS.
JayS.
12 years ago

ScottG #11 wins

chelsea
chelsea
12 years ago

My lovely sister knitted me a wool neck gaiter! Now I my neck and lower face can stay warm.

OnTheRoad
OnTheRoad
12 years ago

New Raleigh “Clubman” road bike. Replaces my 1980s Centurion which got its frame and fork bent in a crash. Sniff. I’d had it since it was new.

A new bike for Xmas is just as great at age 57 as it was at age 11.

Joe
Joe
12 years ago
kj
kj
12 years ago

Ibex women’s NZB jacket. soooo awesome.

Joe
Joe
12 years ago

#11 so cool!

Kronda
12 years ago

A repost of my tweet:

Me: What’s that box?
J: Santa dropped it off, he was running late.
Me: Do you worry about me getting spoiled? J: Yes. http://bit.ly/MWV6T

Kevin
Kevin
12 years ago

I got about a sheep’s worth of wool base layers and socks!

Adams Carroll
12 years ago

If anybody else wants a PCS-10 of their very own, I’m moving to Russia in a week and not bringing mine with me. E-mail me with an offer!

dan
dan
12 years ago

No X-mas presents received due to tragic failure to be Christian.

chrisgunn
chrisgunn
12 years ago

I got Alan the last parts (the tires) he needed for his pugsly build. Then he got to spend the entire day finishing the build, and then go for a super long ride the next day.

Here’s the bike 🙂

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40010668@N06/4220592300/in/photostream/

chrisgunn
chrisgunn
12 years ago

oh, and I got new handlebars, brake levers, and one of those black star bar covers from alan 🙂

Andrew Plambeck
Andrew Plambeck
12 years ago

And on that ’72 Peugeot, apparently it was found at a charity auction, so 100% of what they spent went to Community Partners for Affordable Housing!

Now we just need a Get Together so I can show her off….

h
h
12 years ago

Nothing bike-related but I got a $50 REI gift card. I could buy some bike stuff with it.

SkidMark
SkidMark
12 years ago

Premium Deathtrap BMX frame from GoodsBMX.!

JH
JH
12 years ago

I got a lump of coal, but my dog who apparently was a good boy got a Burly Tail Waggon.

John Russell
12 years ago

I got some smartwool glove liners to keep my hands even warmer. They might have been even nicer a few weeks ago, though.

For my bike, I got the 600 Lumen Cygolite TridenX headlight, as well as the Crane Suzu brass bell from Clever Cycles. With those two additions, there’s no way you can’t notice my bike now.

Sarah Sharp
12 years ago

A week before Christmas, my husband and I took the #17 bus out to Sauvie Island and then biked 35 miles to my parents’ house in Rainier (with Christmas presents in panniers). My mom was shocked that we would ride that far, but we’re gearing up for a bike camping trip to New Zealand in February. The ride was flat and easy, with lots of opportunities to stop for food.

As for actual presents, my hubby and I exchanged gifts from the bike fair. We bought each other patch kits from Edwin, and he gave me some nifty shoe lace wranglers.

@sarahsharp

damian
damian
12 years ago

wideloader set for my xtracycle.

david....no the other one
david....no the other one
12 years ago

I “saved” a couple of bikes from the crusher two days before Christmas. I am really excited to bring them into the herd of eleven.

Thom
Thom
12 years ago

Bob’s Red Mill matched my donation to the CCC bike drive, as well as many other donations to same. Thanks, Bob!

WOBG
WOBG
12 years ago

Yay, a ’72 Peugeot. With several buzillion of them dumped in the U.S. to feed the ’70s bike boom, what are the odds? 😉

Erik M.
Erik M.
12 years ago

My wonderful sister picked up on the word “pogies” in a casual conversation.
Now I am the surprised, but ever so pleased user of some Bratwear Pogies. (they call them Bikehands – Climitts)

ps. #11 thank you for the sweet Christmas story.

metal cowboy
12 years ago

Best bike gift – Dave and Mark over at River City gave me their new wool long sleeve black jersey with the red and yellow striped cuffs and collar Vintage looking, perfect thickness – I’ve been wearing it as a sweater/jersey most of the holidays – until Beth said it’s not a sweater if you wear it all the time – it holds up after repeated washings – Beth still says I need to give it a rest unless I’m on the bike… I’m gonna go put it back on right now 😉
Best gift you guys gave me is/was buying my new book in such numbers.

Eve
Eve
12 years ago

OOOOOH! An awesomely beautiful and wonderful pannier from Queen Bee!

matthew
matthew
12 years ago

i got myself merino wool arm warmers and a rapha jersey but the best thing was getting my mom out for a short loop around the neighborhood. it was the first non-stationary bike she’s been on in 20+ years… woooo hooo!!!!!

sv
sv
12 years ago

new stella rechargeable bike light- I think I am in love!

Nella
Nella
12 years ago

I didn’t get anything but I gave the 11 yr old I mentor a new helmet. She had outgrown hers and gave it to her lil sis. Now we are ready to bike together safely. 🙂

Andrew Plambeck
Andrew Plambeck
12 years ago

WOBG, wait till you see the condition, though. That’s what amazed me. It looks brand spankin’ new.

I’m still just drooling over it.

Angela K
Angela K
12 years ago

My husband made me a cargo bike. And I got a pogo stick.

April
April
12 years ago

My roommate Donna got me a one-watt Bike Planet headlight–on flash it’s damn near seizure-inducing.

My roommate’s boyfriend Keith bought me a wind-up headlight from MEC (Canada’s version of REI). Not as bright as the Planet Bike light, but the batteries will never die! Plus it’s kinda fun to wind it up.

My boyfriend Shawn got me a warm hat with ears (made by Justa) and a cycle computer!

I’m still working on Shawn’s present–a handknit neck tube thing.

Shane
12 years ago

My sweetie got me a Rainy Peak Cyclery cap- love it!

http://www.rainypeakcyclery.com