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About to pull the trigger...

Old 01-10-09, 03:15 PM
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About to pull the trigger...

on a new bike. After selling my old motorcycle i now have about $2800 to blow on a bike, leaving me with about 50 bucks for groceries next week!!! i would much like to get the whole bike from my LBS, or at least have them build up a frame. My shortish list includes a Neo Primato built up as inexpensively as possible, an 09 Jamis Eclipse if i can get the price down a bit, or a Fuji Team Pro. Other considerations include a Viner Sidus, Moser M81, Gunnar Roadie, or a steel NOS Lemond from ebay. Right now i am leaning towards the Eclipse, the Neo Primato (both of which i will get complete from the LBS), or maybe the Lemond. The De Rosa has been at the shop for while now, is about my perfect size, and can can built up modestly (mostly Ultegra, decent wheelset) for around what i have to spend, at least according to the shop owner. This will be my third bike, i which i will mainly doing 30-60 mile treks on rather hilly backroads. My other bikes include a Giant Full suspension with a Bob trailer and a Surly LHT for most other work (i gave up driving last year). i think Monday is the day to decide. Now that my bike has finally been sold, i am getting pretty excited. As such, any last minute suggestions for me before i pull the trigger (and hopefully not shoot myself in the foot)??? Ashe.
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