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It finally came in the mail!!!(13 posts)

It finally came in the mail!!!Money D
Oct 22, 2001 12:42 PM
Just got my new bike in the mail on friday. Only had time for a quick 17 miles on sat. Sunny and 70 degrees, beautiful ride in Virginia with the leaves turning orange. I got it on ebay for $860, I thought it would go for more. Full ultegra, carbon fork/seatpost, plus I love the Spinergy's. I was smiling the whole ride.

ps. The seatpost won't go far enough into the frame for me to comforably clip in to my pedals. Anyone want to swap high end 27.2 seatposts, or just buy it? (it was over $100 new) Email me.
Toying with mail orderBrian C.
Oct 22, 2001 1:20 PM
Nice bike and nicer deal.
Did it arrive assembled? How was it shipped?
Any words of advice for someone contemplating a mail order purchase (probably Colorado Cyclists)?
Pretty bike!look271
Oct 22, 2001 1:26 PM
Watch those spinergy's in a crosswind, though. Can get hairy. If you don't get any takers on the seatpost, e-mail me. I might be able to help you out....
Glad you are going to drop the saddle...jtolleson
Oct 22, 2001 1:48 PM
Cause that drop to the bars looks a little brutal for regular road riding.
That was a nice eBay snipe!Elefantino
Oct 22, 2001 2:06 PM
I toyed with jumping in because it seemed like a good deal. You jumped in at the last minute and got a nice bike. I just sold a 27.2 graphite post on eBay; too bad because it came off my son's bike and I would have gladly swapped.

Good luck!

Ride on,
I don't make the rules... (nm) :)Money D
Oct 22, 2001 2:17 PM
Bad form to snipe, though. Nice bike however. nmBrooks
Oct 22, 2001 3:11 PM
I don't think it's bad form if you MANUALLY snipe.Elefantino
Oct 22, 2001 4:12 PM
I have a real problem with that sniping software. But then, I sell more than I buy, so that's probably why I'm not anti-snipe.
snipe all you like - ebay is still usefull if you look around.dupe
Oct 22, 2001 7:40 PM
i beleive in bike karma. and anyway as you look at it ebay is definately a seller's market. so many times i'm contacted after losing by a seller who has mysteriously had their winning bidder back out or disappear. yeah right!

if you have looked long enough and set realistic goals and are patient you will find what you are looking for. like anything - study the market, and have an idea at what the value of things really are and strike with conviction when you see what you want. and always remember that its very easy to buy a bike and there will always be some new thing around the corner if only i would have.......

ive seen far to many people always advocating new riders to spend way too much money on bikes they will end losing money on as their passion fades - much to my sniping appreciation at buying good gear cheaper than i want to pay for it. sometimes just to sell it on after playing with it for while. even if it is with seconds to go.

ciao, ben
ebay has it's usesWannabe
Oct 23, 2001 7:38 AM
I bought my bike on ebay too. Well, let me change that, I didn't buy it on ebay, but I found it on ebay. The bike was listed, I sent an email to the seller and we made a deal after the auction (for a lower price of course less than $100/pound!). He was a bike shop owner so I was not worried about poor packing or bike condition or other such issues.

Other things I've bid on and won, but you have to pick and choose.

Andy - Wannabe
Oct 22, 2001 3:27 PM
Grant Peterson wouldn't approve of the seat height bar differential, but then I don't imagine you're touring on this bike; )
Sweet!Duane Gran
Oct 23, 2001 5:09 AM
That is one sweet bike, and at a great price too. Personally I like a lot of drop from the seat to the bars, so it looks perfect to me. Yeah.... agressive bike!
Oct 23, 2001 2:42 PM
Why can't I find this bike on ebay? Active or Sold items?