I hear of the term “holy grail” on these forums a lot, it seems to be very different for everyone, sometimes it’s a specific model, or just something nice in their ideal brand or sometimes it’s just color.
I was browsing around on ebay a little bit ago, not even really searching for this bike. I was looking for campy parts. I loaded up the ebay page and at the mid section of ebay there’s a section that said “Recommendations for you”. I believe they base this on what you’ve searched on ebay and they try to show things that they think you’ll be interested in. I caught it out of the corner of my eye and clicked on it.
The starting bid wasn’t too bad for what it was worth. I had been searching for one in good condition and this color (one of the best colors ever, despite what anyone says) for some time now. I looked at the auction and figured that it would go for way more than the start price, so for kicks I added it to my watch list for the hell of it. It was gorgeous to me, I remember drooling when I saw the auction pictures and the condition that it was in, plus what was on it. My trigger finger got itchier and itchier as the days passed and the auction winded down. It seemed too good to be true, I thought for sure there would be someone that would try to snipe this at the last minute. I waited and waited till the last few minutes and ended up winning the auction.
A week and a bit later and a little bit of a drive it was in my hands. I remember opening the box and being super relieved that it was package very very well. As I pulled the foam pieces and tape and piping insulation off, I noticed that it was not as nice as in the pictures, it was even better!!! I was getting more and more excited as I unraveled the bike and assembled it. I was a kid on Christmas day.
I’ve been riding it for the last couple weeks or so, been on it about 7-8 times on bike rides and whipping around downtown doing errands and picking up stuff here and there. It seems that everytime I’m on the bike people seem to love to stare and look at it, and I’ve gotten many compliments about the bike from people who know nothing about bikes to the average bike nuts, the girls seem to love this color, as i've had random girls go "nice bike!" as opposed to any of my other bikes.
So without further ado, here are the pics: