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  1. #1
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    Patience Pays Off

    I have been 'just looking' for a nicer road bike the past several months. A few have come and gone, but just didn't work out for one reason or another.

    I popped into my LBS on Saturday morning just to BS with one of the guys in there and sitting on the floor was a bike they had sold a couple of years ago to a guy who rode it a couple of times and then stashed it in the garage. It had so little riding time there were still visible seams on the tires. It was an $1800 ish bike new, and he wanted a little more for a two year old bike than would normally be warranted, but you really couldn't tell it was used at all, no scratches, nothing. I took it for a little ten mile jaunt, and then ended up buying it.

    I don't have the traditional 'against the garage door' picture, but here is one of it up against a memorial wall at one of our parks earlier today. I didn't have time to take a garage door picture as I was too busy riding it. I have about 80 miles on it so far, and I think I have ridden it more this weekend than it has been ridden the rest of its life
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    Senior Member timmythology's Avatar
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    Congratulations, nice bike.

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    That looks beautiful. Score!

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    Senior Member dbikingman's Avatar
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    nice bike. I was patient and got the bike I wanted, glad it worked out for you.

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    Nice looking bike. patience does pay off. Sounds like a good deal. A two year old new bike
    Jim

    2008 KHS TC-150

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    Senior Member bbeck's Avatar
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    nice
    Brandon Gallatin, Tn.
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