OH HAI! This forum has been a tremendous help in trying to decide on my first bike purchase. After a couple weeks of intense research, I'm happy to announce that I've ordered a Mercier Kilo TT Pro!!! Over the next year I'm planning to wean myself off of my car and eventually sell it before moving to Portland or Seattle for grad school. My bike will primarily be an urban daily driver (townie?) so I'm looking forward to adding various useful bits and bobs over the next year or so. Happy cycling!