I got the new Cervelo P2k Time Trial bike last night and it's a real beauty!! I was a little worried the frame was going to be too large but my LBS fit me to it and it is going to work perfectly. I was able to take it out this afternoon for a quick spin for about an hour and put it through the paces. I've ridden a time trial set-up before on my road bike but this was my first time on a TT bike. It's different!! It took me a mile or so to get comfortable and steady. The aero bars have my arms and elbows tucked in tighter than I'm accustomed to. However, after about 10-12 miles it felt really good and I can't wait to get it out to the Time Trial events.
So why am I so lucky? I had been "looking around" for a used TT bike and came across the P2k that has a new frame, fork and headset but with used components. I've gotten to know the owner of my LBS and he knew I had 3 college tuitions going and basically made me a deal I couldn't walk away from. It helped it was also a larger frame that probably has very limited appeal. Of course I made the intelligent and executive decision to purchase the bike but unfortunately without the approval or knowledge of "the treasurer' in my family. It certainly didn't help we'd just sent in the funds for next semesters tuitions, board etc either. I was really worried about how to break the news other than the standard line of "look what a great deal I got".....
When I got home last night my wife was sort of "sheepish" and I was sweating it. It wasn't too much later that she confessed that she had purchased a new piece of furniture yesterday, that it was a great deal and she wanted my help getting it into the house. Needless to say I was very agreeable and also eager to tell her the great deal I found!!!
So I guess the money I saved on the bike is now standing up in the corner of my dining room!!!
I know, I know.....will get pics. I want to put my TT wheels on it so it will look "special" for everyone.
even with Dnvr's instructions, I also have the same challenges as Gary of getting the darn picture uploaded. Hopefully I can resize the pics to where I can just post it directly.