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retrofit s-works tarmac SL3 vs trade for new tarmac pro SL4

Old 04-13-12, 08:33 PM
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retrofit s-works tarmac SL3 vs trade for new tarmac pro SL4

Imagine for a moment you have a 2010 S-Works Tarmac SL3 with DA Di2, with a couple thousand miles on it. Further imagine that you are insane and would consider either of the first two options rather than spending money on sensible things like food and shelter. Which option would you be less insane to choose?

1. Spend $1000 to retrofit the frame for internal wiring (including internal battery).

2. Spend $1300 to trade the frame for a new 2012 Tarmac Pro SL4 (which has internal wire routing, but still needs the external battery).

3. Don't spend anything. Learn to love the zip ties and electrical tape.

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3,2,1 if you go with 3 PM me for my PayPal, I'll settle for $500 so you think you did something to solve your problem.
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The fact that you started this thread tells me you won't be happy until you get your hands on a SL4. Retrofitting a SL3 means drilling into the frame which could kill the resale value. Spend that money and have a bike you LOVE, IMHO.
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