Old 07-25-14, 12:11 PM
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Picking up a new bike, have a question on how to reorganize

My LBS is having their yearly sale soon, and I've picked out a Specialized Tri Cross Elite with 10 spd Tiagra and BB7 brakes that I think I'll end up getting out the door for around $1100. I am trying to get to a point where I have a mountain bike, a cross type bike with fenders and panniers, and a traditional road bike.

So, right now I have:

2013 Lynskey R340 with DA 9000 which is my forever bike.
2010 Specialized Allez with full 6700 Ultegra that I had just finished building up when I stumbled upon the too good to pass up deal on the Lynskey.
Soon to be 2014 Specialized Tri Cross with Tiagra

It's going to be hard to sell the Allez with Ultegra, as I can't get my money back out of it, and I haven't gotten any offers to trade a good mountain bike for it yet either. Should I swap out the Ultegra and Tiagra, and continue to try to sell the Allez? Should I forget the sale and keep an eye on ebay for a tricross that's cheap and then swap out the components? Should I just keep the Allez even though I don't ride it, maybe one of my kids will one day? Get the Tri Cross from the LBS and leave it with the Tiagra, and continue to try to trade the Allez with Ultegra for a mountain bike eventually? I'm pretty torn over all this. I'm not hurting for money, but I also hate to be wasteful.

What do you folks think?

Here is the Allez:


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