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Old 07-25-13, 01:38 PM   #1
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The Ongoing Saga Of The Warrantied Frame

My Domane 5.9 frame, rear wheel, rear derailleur, and cassette have all finally gotten to my LBS. I spent a couple hours there today watching the assembly process only to see it come to a swift and sudden stop. The 5.9 is set up for DI2. I'm transferring my Ultegra from the Madone over and there is one part inside the Head Tube (I think?) on the Domane which isn't compatible with manual cabling. The shop called Trek, Trek red labeled the correct part and it will be at the shop tomorrow. So, just one day short of three weeks since the Great Madone Explosion of 2013, I'll be saddled up again. As an extra bonus, the LBS isn't charging me for the parts transfer, they're treating it as a New Build-up. Those guys are absolutely the best. Anyway, pics tomorrow.
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Awesome! When you're ready to go Di2, you'll already have the frame.
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Awesome! When you're ready to go Di2, you'll already have the frame.
They actually sent some of the hardware, too, so I've got that in a ziplock bag to put away. I can't see myself switching over, though. Not because I don't like the technology but I don't think it's something that I could do justice to. Of course, if the price came down enough like the Ultegra version is slowly beginning to do, who knows?
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There is a new Ultegra 6800 Di2 that was announced recently, but won't be available until November. I'd love to have a compact with an 11-32 cassette and electronic shifting, but you're right about pricing. It would have to come down some. There are some eBay vendors selling 6800 mechanical for about one bill now for the full group. Only problem is that we'd have to drop another $400 for new 11-spd wheels. Almost purchased the group earlier this week, but decided to keep paying off bills first. Maybe in a few months?
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It's weird, seems like no matter how much we buy, there's always 10 more things that we "need", lol. I've decided that my next major bike related purchase is going to actually be a bike. I want something for the periods like this when I'm three or more weeks without one. I don't know what I want, yet. I've actually been thinking about a Surley LHT Disc. Touring is something that I seriously would like to try and my LBS and get the Surleys. But, as always, money is the limiting factor.
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IMO the only thing I want to plug in something on my bike is the garmin and lights I use. I don't want to plug in the bike itself. Granted I hear the system will need a charge 2-3 times a yr but STILL. Glad your shop is treating you right, this is always the best flip side of buying a new bike. In case something ever goes wrong w/ it, they will stand by their name to make you happy.
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IMO the only thing I want to plug in something on my bike is the garmin and lights I use. I don't want to plug in the bike itself. Granted I hear the system will need a charge 2-3 times a yr but STILL. Glad your shop is treating you right, this is always the best flip side of buying a new bike. In case something ever goes wrong w/ it, they will stand by their name to make you happy.
I'm kind of in the same camp. I have too many things now that I have to worry about plugging in. Still, I guess I should withhold an opinion intil such a time as I might actually test ride a Di2 system. For now, I'm just happy to have the bike so close in hand. I've never used Di2 so I won't miss what I never had.

You're right, my shop is really great. I showed my appreciation for them yesterday by taking a half dozen Whoppers with cheese to them. In doing, I learned that cheeseburgers are like money in a bike shop. Kind of like the whole cigarettes in a prison thing. lol
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I'm kind of in the same camp. I have too many things now that I have to worry about plugging in. Still, I guess I should withhold an opinion intil such a time as I might actually test ride a Di2 system. For now, I'm just happy to have the bike so close in hand. I've never used Di2 so I won't miss what I never had.

You're right, my shop is really great. I showed my appreciation for them yesterday by taking a half dozen Whoppers with cheese to them. In doing, I learned that cheeseburgers are like money in a bike shop. Kind of like the whole cigarettes in a prison thing. lol
Interesting, I'd have thought as something that really needs to be eaten right now they might not work so well.

My LBS recently helped me out big-time, the owner lent me a truing stand and a couple of old wheels to practise on before I got the parts in for my first build. Since it keeps until they want it and can be divided up (or not) however the owner sees fit I figured a case of beer was a suitable gesture of thanks. The owner looked like he agreed
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Interesting, I'd have thought as something that really needs to be eaten right now they might not work so well.

My LBS recently helped me out big-time, the owner lent me a truing stand and a couple of old wheels to practise on before I got the parts in for my first build. Since it keeps until they want it and can be divided up (or not) however the owner sees fit I figured a case of beer was a suitable gesture of thanks. The owner looked like he agreed
LOL. When I walked into the shop with food in hand, it was amazing how fast any sense of propriety immediately ceased and the feeding frenzy went into full overdrive.

I've always felt that, when you find a business who goes the extra mile to help you out, it's never a bad idea to show appreciation. It's been my experience that doing so only helps to pay continued dividends. Beer was actually first on my list as a "Thank You" but, when they called about my bike, the topic of Cheeseburgers was somehow brought up so that's what I went with. You'd have thought those poor guys hadn't eaten in a month!
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LOL. When I walked into the shop with food in hand, it was amazing how fast any sense of propriety immediately ceased and the feeding frenzy went into full overdrive.

I've always felt that, when you find a business who goes the extra mile to help you out, it's never a bad idea to show appreciation. It's been my experience that doing so only helps to pay continued dividends. Beer was actually first on my list as a "Thank You" but, when they called about my bike, the topic of Cheeseburgers was somehow brought up so that's what I went with. You'd have thought those poor guys hadn't eaten in a month!
Fair enough on the cheeseburgers. I find at my LBS you get different staff in there depending on what day you go in. Some are incredibly helpful, others help to the best of their ability although sometimes the newer staff are still learning the ropes so can't offer a whole lot of help. I like the idea of beer because if the guy who really deserves a share of the case isn't in on any particular day he doesn't have to miss out. That said half a dozen cheeseburgers is the kind of gesture the owner really does have to share with the others - with a case of beer there's nothing to stop him just putting the whole case in his car and taking it home. In my particular case the intended beneficiary was the owner, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he shared the case with the others.
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my old LBS shop guy (now the owner) didn't drink beer... but he was a HUGE fan of trying different rootbeers... every time I go "home" I stop in and visit with a case of rootbeer from one of the local breweries in the area.

for food... I used to work at pizza shops (while I was more into building cars than bikes) and would bring in a few pies to my local junkyard... its amazing the goodwill a little bit of food buys you lol.
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