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    My New Ride... It's Like 2004 All Over Again

    I gave my 2004 C'dale R2000 to my son who is moving to CA next month. This put me on the great search for a new ride. I had been doing a lot of research on line and at the local LBS.

    I had read alot about carbon though I have been ridng Al forever (of course steel prior). So I tried different brand names and though I have been riding 56cm I gave 58cm a try.

    With kids in college I was price aware so I looked at a lot of different trade offs. With my head spinning and not finding that perfect bike I sat down and listed my priorities for the "perfect" bike:

    1. Wheels - really wanted Ksyrium SL
    2. Drive train - Ultegra or higher (though 105's worked great)
    3. Price
    4. Frame

    This was the list I told the guys at my LBS that I wanted to meet for the "perfect" bike. In fact I told them that I would not be there if Iwas not giving my bike to my sone. I really have enjoyed riding my 2004 C'dale R2000 .

    So after an afternoon of test riding I went home and hopped on-line. With a check of Craigs List I found my NEW BIKE! It had just been listed 2 days earlier. I made the call to discuss the particulars and to see if it was still available. It was, so I made a down payment to hold it until I could get down to RI the following weekend. With cash in hand I made the trip and it was exactly as described. I bought it!

    So what is it? You might have guessed 2004 C'dale R2000 Triple. The bike had less than 1/2 mile on it ( I took it a part to clean out the dust that had settled and regrease as needed). So I ended up with a brand new 2004 bicycle. With all the hills in NH I wanted to try a triple to be ready to attack more hills as I love climbing, not sure why. It may in part have to do with the triple on my tandem that the wife and I ride, always looking for hills to climb.

    I've been out a couple times now with a couple different group rides and it has been great. Essentially a similar ride to the bike I've given to my son... the only difference is the crank, double vs. triple. Also, it is a 58cm frame, the larger size I wanted.

    As I had said to the guys at the LBS, I wouldn't be here... I love my 2004 C'dale R2000.

    So I guess it is like they say... good things come to those who wait and do a lot of research.

    So here is the pic

    Last edited by tandemnh; 04-19-11 at 07:50 PM.

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    Life is Good!

    Trying to figure out how to attach the picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandemnh View Post
    Life is Good!

    Trying to figure out how to attach the picture
    Use the "Go Advanced" button. Then scroll down to Manage Attachments.
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    pictures please.... you did not get the SL wheels, eh?

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    Congrat's on the new ride. Is it the same color as the one you gave away?
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    Some of us can take the "Harsh" ride that aluminium can give. I have CF and Ally and both respectable bikes but if I found a Boreas ignis ally frame in my size and "NEW"--I would buy it without thinking. It gives me a superb ride.

    Learn how to post pics and enjoy the ride.
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    Here is the ride. I've been away from the forum for a few days.

    I had to change the type of picture to get it to load.

    It came with the Ksyrium SL wheels. The only differences were:

    Triplette instead of Double
    Blue paint scheme instead of Red
    Oh, and 58mm vs 56mm, which I wanted the larger size.

    The ride is great, really can not tell much of a difference from the red other than I can stretch out a bit more which is what I was hoping for.
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    I added the Sigma Rox 8.0, what a great little computer... having fun using it. I like what it displays as I ride, can read it all on the on screen.

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    Are all the doors that narrow in your house? Great bike, congrats.

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    That's just the pantry... we do not live in Lily-putt,

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    The door does not have to be wider than that with all the riding and weight loss that will be done with the new ride
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    Hmmm what a find. You look on Craigslist and there it is!

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    This was the first time that I really gave a good look at Craigslist. I had looked several times over the previous month but really did not see what I was looking for. That evening after testing bikes at the LBS I htought I would give it one mor try as I was seriously looking for something similar to my original bike. As luck would have it, it had been listed just 2 days prior under the MA category though it was in RI.

    I placed the call and a week later it was mine. Real glad it worked out as it did as I am definitly satisfied knowing I made the right choice.

    Looking forward to a lot of ride time this year.

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