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    Best Deals

    We've got a thread entitled "Buyer's Remorse" so let's go the opposite direction and post our best deals.

    I just bought a new Dean El Diente ti frameset with custom paint for $925.

    And, using the 20% discount coupon from Performance out-fitted it with wonderful gear (ti/mg pedals $52/pair, carbon bottle cages $16 each, FSA carbon crankset for $270, etc.) and then get another 10% credit for future purchases from Performance.

    What have you done well with?

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    My $290 Windsor Leeds Brand new (in the box) road/rec bike on EBay.

    It is great, even had a person out of the blue come up to me at a restaurant I had stopped at and brag about how great the bike looked (I left it outside)!!
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    Best deal? Definitely my Goretex jacket. List price of 185, sale price of 100, but haggled as the hood wasn't there, and got it for 75. This model did not come with a hood, and I didn't want one, but that was 5 years ago, and it still looks new, and is perfectly waterproof after 5 winters riding.

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    Thompson seatpost for 80$ cdn is one of my better deals. Thats around 60% off.

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    Mint condition 67 PX10, all original, 435$.
    My two 84 Trek thriftstore commuters (560 road and 850 MTB), and my Peugeot UO10, 35$ apiece.
    My trailer, about 100$ off ebay, didn't think much of it at first, but has almost eliminated my car usage, saving me more than the purchase price. I now realize I love it.
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    MX comp/eta for 200 dollars CAD!!
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    My Bikes a rollin best deal. If I find a good deal on something thats the upgrade she gets.
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    Bought a TREK R200 Recumbent MINT last year $50 yard sale, wasn't my style (as so did previous owner) sold it on ebay $650.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
    I just bought a new Dean El Diente ti frameset with custom paint for $925.


    What have you done well with?
    whoa....whoa....whoa......back up just a minute. you just scored a Dean El Diente Ti for around 9 hundy? i've been looking at that frame forever!! i always find one too small...... enjoy.
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    I got some 65 dollar Cannondale shorts for 10 dollars.

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    Just picked up a TCR Composite 2 for $1850 from the local Performance store today, but the good part of the deal was that it's a 20% team performance weekend so I now have an extra $370 in performance vouchers.

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    my new frame from Specialized, although I'm not allowed to mention the price, it was a good deal.. besides, it was an 2003 model. Its amazing how low the prices go after a year...
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    6 month old '03 Trek 5500 in mint condition and less than 500 total miles for a grand. Bought it from a good friend.

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    Wow!! Now that's a deal. I'll give you $1200 for it and I don't care what size or color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
    Wow!! Now that's a deal. I'll give you $1200 for it and I don't care what size or color.
    Sorry...I love it tooooooooo much. I also promised my friend that if I wanted to sell it within the first 3 years that he'd get first option to buy it back at the same price. I think that's fair.

    BTW - It's candy apple red and a 58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParamountScapin
    And, using the 20% discount coupon from Performance out-fitted
    I must know where you got your 20% off coupon - I got one last year on a BBTC ride - I'm dying for another one!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChilliConCarnag
    I must know where you got your 20% off coupon - I got one last year on a BBTC ride - I'm dying for another one!!!!!!!
    Performance Coupon Expires: 6/2/04 20% off $50 or more
    I guess that one works.

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    Best deal since I started riding.

    2001 TCR team (black ano), EC 90 fork(all carbon), Cane Creek ZS headset and a Ti bottom bracket. All for the princely sume of $275 off the rbr.com classifieds.

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