I was reading one of the posts on this forum about a rider getting a new bike. It made me think that the only new bike I have ever bought was a mountain bike in my days in the military. I have always had second hand road bikes. My first was a Carlton which was too big fir me. Then I went to a hand built steel frame hand made for the guy that got me into cycling. Then I got a Steel frame Cello Europa. This year as I was getting back into riding I picked up some parts to move to 9 speed. I just started putting it together and hoping to get it out fir a test ride this weekend. Though storm dependent.
It's a 2008 Jamis Xenith with Ultegra 6500/6600 components.