Hope to see you all out there some day!
So far, me like it!
It's last year's frame - paint only different for '09 (and a few more bucks than 08), Rival, Easton EA90 SL wheels, cheap carbon Look-alike pedals, Deda Logo stem, Deda "Big Piega" bars, Selle San Marco saddle.
Thanks to RA Cycle (they still have 08 frames, at discount) and GVH, total rolling $$ < 09 factory build off the showroom floor. I had pedals, tires, tubes and saddle stashed already - even so, I wanted an upgrade in the wheels, would rather have Rival than Ultegra, and $till came out "ahead," all I had t' do was put it together, which was fun!
Governor Arnold maybe would frown that CA sales tax on the cassette only, the pie plate eleven twenty-eight I bought in state.
Tom, at GVH, was just great! Thanks for the excellent service. I don't think many folks could beat your price, nor your service.
Al, at RA Cycle in Brooklyn, NY, thanks to you as well!
The dealer I found who did have the pie plate cassette in stock can go to hell; oh well.
The big difference is fit - longer effective toptube than my 83 Myata 310. Next, the snap, then the modern components. It rides smoother, corners better. I still havta pedal, but thas' o.k.