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what did I just do? I bought a new bike!?

Old 08-26-08, 08:10 PM
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what did I just do? I bought a new bike!?

OK, I'm still shaking from this impulse buy. But I bought this bike LINK HERE (its not the color they have pictured there) For $2,275.00

The condition is as specified: This bike is in beautiful condition and has less than 4000 miles on it. Comes with a brand new Shimano Dura Ace Chain and Brand New Vittoria Rubino 700 x 23 tubes and tires. There is absolutely no damage, chips or scratches to the frame or the components. This bike is in awesome condition. This bike comes completly factory stock with full Shimano Dura Ace components.

Did I make the right choice!? Or did I blow it?
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Old 08-26-08, 08:13 PM
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Nice bike !
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Old 08-26-08, 08:13 PM
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If its the proper size for you, I think you did pretty good for yourself...
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I dunno the cost of that frame, but components are all around beautiful (but you knew that already).

Looks like a good buy to me.
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How about those replaceable derailleur hangers?
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Wow, pretty impulsive...
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Originally Posted by nycwtorres View Post
OK, I'm still shaking from this impulse buy. But I bought this bike LINK HERE (its not the color they have pictured there) For $2,275.00

The condition is as specified: This bike is in beautiful condition and has less than 4000 miles on it. Comes with a brand new Shimano Dura Ace Chain and Brand New Vittoria Rubino 700 x 23 tubes and tires. There is absolutely no damage, chips or scratches to the frame or the components. This bike is in awesome condition. This bike comes completly factory stock with full Shimano Dura Ace components.

Did I make the right choice!? Or did I blow it?
I have this bike in a the 2006 Team Issue color scheme. Same bike same carbon fiber lay up different color scheme. It is stiff light and depending on wheels and tires can give you a not so great ride. But if you are looking for a climbing bike or a sprinting bike and you keep the ride quality in perspective to those attributes you will LOVE THIS BIKE.

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Old 08-27-08, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Vireo View Post
I have this bike in a the 2006 Team Issue color scheme. .... LOVE THIS BIKE.
That's the color scheme I got, I think it's called nude and yellow. I'm sure I'll love it.
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Old 08-27-08, 03:07 PM
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ok here it is

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Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
How about those replaceable derailleur hangers?
The hangers are not replaceable. A risk I'll have to take.
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Nice bike, really nice. And at that price, the replaceable hangers (or lack of) should be an afterthought, barely.
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Originally Posted by nycwtorres View Post
Did I make the right choice!? Or did I blow it?
your wife will let you know as soon as she finds out
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Old 08-28-08, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
your wife will let you know as soon as she finds out
aha!! except she just bought a week before a BRAND SPANKING new Cervello P2c for her tri races.

now we can see who's faster!
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Good luck man. My LBS has stopped stocking Scott Frames because of how many have been cracking/breaking.....he got sick of people coming back and returning them. I guess if you're not going to be doing any riding thats too stressful on the bike you'll be ok. I always thought they were cool looking bikes.
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Originally Posted by VTHokie1001K View Post
I guess if you're not going to be doing any riding thats too stressful on the bike you'll be ok.
NO racing, I only have time to get in an average 250 miles a month march - nov. And I only weigh 135lbs. Crashes are unpredictable and hopefully I wont be careless with it. I've had my last bike for 17 years and never bent a hanger or damaged my rear derailleur, even after 2 crashes.
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Old 08-28-08, 03:29 PM
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I bought a new bike also and Im still quivering at how much I spent on it. I'll post up some pics tomorrow when I pick it up. It should be a pretty spiffy machine.
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