Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: De Rosa Super Prestige, Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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When I built my Soma Double Cross, I had the same good luck. I wanted the Soma Steel frame. I was able to buy a new Felt F1X for $830 on ebay. I used the felt as a doner bike and later sold the felt frameset for $530.
I've often looked at Bikesdirect and considered the same strategy.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.