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    Senior Member oldride's Avatar
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    Another new Randonee owner!

    I just returned home from REI with a new Randonee. With the end of season sale price of $749.00 I couldn't resist. I had been looking at the Randonee for awhile and sat on (but didn't test ride) a 55cm back in June. I knew they would go on sale eventually but couldn't be sure they would have a 55cm when they did go on sale. Anyway I called the nearest REI store (75mi one way) yesterday to see if they had a 55cm in stock and to confirm the sale price. The REI guy said they had 2 in stock. So I drove there this morning and luckily they still had one left. I did a 20 minute test ride and then bought it. Nice ride!

    This bike is everything I wanted for a really good price. The mechanic checked it out and I took it with me. The only thing I'm not sure of is the adjustable stem. It's a little longer than I prefer but of course it can be changed. This bike feels rock solid and I did try some Detours panniers on it. It does have 3 bottle cages and 2 spare spokes mounted on the chain stay.

    I'll take it out for a 25 mile ride shortly, which will give me a better idea of adjustments needed.

    REI (Mpls flagship store) was good to deal with but they were not very helpful with the stem issue. But all in all I'm a happy customer and looking forward to a couple short trips in Sept.

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    Senior Member kk4df's Avatar
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    Congrats. That's a great deal on a very nice bike. Glad you found one in your size.
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    Planet Saver billwatson58's Avatar
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    I pulled the trigger today on an '09: http://www.rei.com/product/776887 I like the color this year - hope to take it to Ireland this year where the Moss color should blend in nicely. Only one spare spoke on the seatstay though this year
    Bikes are fun. And better.

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