I've been thinking about things and have changed my mind.
He does not want me to take a test ride, as I might damage the bike. "You drop it, you bought it" were his words to me. I really do not want to buy a bike I have not had a test ride on.
My current Lemond is really a great bike, and I love riding it.
It is about 80 miles to his place.
And, to top it all off, tomorrow is supposed to be a great day, the wife will be gone, AND I WANT TO TAKE A RIDE!!
There will be plenty of good deals here in Denver within 20 miles, so I will just keep my eye open.