Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Bikes: Varies by day
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How to find the used bike I want?
I've found a frame I think I want. Unfortunately, the manufacturer sells only the complete bike - no option for frame only. Additionally, the 2005 paint job is as ugly as a mother-in-law. The 2004 version was beautiful. I'm willing to buy a 2K4 bike and swap parts until I'm satisfied.
The LBS who is the dealer for this brand says they've never had any customer who bought this model ask for an upgrade, and they know of no "new-old-stock" items to be had. The bike make and model are rare, and I've yet to see even a single bike of this make/model show up on e-Bay (much less in my prefered model year and size).
How do I locate such a bike? Suggestions appreciated.