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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Daly City, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double & 2008 Look 555
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Honestly, there are many wheels out there that interest me. I'm not looking for crazy exotic Zipp's or something like that. Maybe SL's or a few others I can't think of at the moment. I'd like to get a nice set in the 1500grams or less category. A friend of mine that used to race back in MN said that the best upgrade you can make is a nice set of light wheels. So, of course, the gears start churning in my knuckle head and I try to come up with possible scenarios that won't piss off my wife. hehe!
We have a joint account and our respective play $$ accounts. My account isn't very full at the moment so I was thinking that maybe I can do a layaway deal and spread the pain, I mean payments out a little.
I currently have a set of Equipes that are fine but since I've been building up my new bike I get delusions of grandeur and have caught the "upgrade bug"!!
(Ya know... I'm slowly talking myself out of a new set of wheels...)
I've seen great deals on the net for Easton Ascent II's and so on but I don't have the cash on hand to get them. I tried to see if anyone would trade my Equipes for a lighter set of wheels or even Elites plus cash on my end but no good bites. I've even thought about selling my old Allez Elite but it has sentimental value since it's my first road bike and I've done two MS rides on it for my friends with MS.
Anyway... how do those of you with tight budgets afford nice bike stuff?
BigSean - what shops do you know that are favorable to layaways? Do they have any good deals at the moment?
Do they have group meetings for people like me? hehe!