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The new bike came ... with extras. Wife happy.(15 posts)

The new bike came ... with extras. Wife happy.Elefantino
Dec 6, 2001 11:06 AM
Buying a bike on eBay is always a crap shoot. For example:
• I was told that the bike was full Ultegra. It wasn't. It has a Dura-Ace rear derailleur. New. Brand new.
• I was told that it had no pedals. It came with Speedplay X-2s, same as on my OCLV.

It is immaculate. Thompson seatpost (set-back, I think I might sell it), Salsa stem, 3T bars, Cateye Micro, Ciussi Elite stainless cages (the expensive ones, not the cheap colored ones), Selle Flite ti gel saddle (I am DEFINITELY selling that one)

Buying a bike without telling your ... well, we've been down that road a couple of times. All is well.

33 days!

And then, um ... which one do I ride? I'll probably alternate. Only 65 days after that until RFTR century.
Some guys have all the luck! :-)nmBrian C.
Dec 6, 2001 11:17 AM
Damn!! :-) (nm)dsc
Dec 6, 2001 1:52 PM
Nice score!/ Recheck your calendarjs5280
Dec 6, 2001 1:59 PM
You got a hell of a deal and it sounded great even before the D/A derailleur and Speedplays. When you said "extras" I thought that meant a new Coach purse w/ $100 bill in it for your understanding wife ;-)

Recheck your calendar, 128 days till the RFTR. You scared me w/ 65 days, I haven't even started the ski season yet! This Sunday though. . .
Time 2 Ski!grzy
Dec 6, 2001 3:21 PM
Good luck to you on skiing - got a couple insane days this last Sat. & Mon. in Tahoe. Total rip-snorting storm left us with something like 5'. Sat. was typical early season with thin cover and trees sticking up everywhere, but hey, it was snowing (ice pellets). Sunday was a monster - total white out survival conditions - definitely Donner Party material. At times you couldn't see the hood of your own car - all the ski areas closed and I-80 was shut down. In 35 years of skiing and chasing sotrms I'd never seen anything like it. Monday dawned with epic powder and very thin crowds and some serious cases of "powder fever." I'm still heavily fatigued from a full day of classic lines and "no consequence air" - skis took a few core shots but who really cares.

Love it when news of shut down interstates makes it all over the news on Sunday - it's a ready made excuse for playing hooky. Sure the totally adult thing to do would've been to boggie before all hell broke loose, but what's so fun about acting like an adult when freshies are on the line?

Now the cycling related hook: all the riding really makes going full bore early in the ski season possible.
Time 2 Ski!cioccman
Dec 7, 2001 11:40 AM
Good deal Grzy. I haven't got out yet, but all the gear is primed and ready. Lookin' forward to the trip I just booked to Santa Fe!
whats RFTRfirstrax
Dec 6, 2001 8:02 PM
see Lance's website for more information. nmcioccman
Dec 7, 2001 11:41 AM
Ride FirsTrax Ridenm
Dec 7, 2001 11:45 AM
Very Funny :-) - nmjs5280
Dec 7, 2001 4:16 PM
Ride for the Roses - nmjs5280
Dec 7, 2001 4:14 PM
You're right. I forgot March! (nm)Elefantino
Dec 6, 2001 9:10 PM
re: The new bike came ... with extras. Wife happy.Frank
Dec 6, 2001 8:07 PM
What kind of bike?
Specialized S-Works M4 (nm)Elefantino
Dec 6, 2001 9:11 PM
Whats the setback on that seat post?Kristin
Dec 7, 2001 10:56 PM
If you sell it, let me know. I may buy it from you. I'm still toying with the idea of installing a setback seatpost and 90mm Nitto to temporarily "fix" the DeBernardi. Tonight my heater core exploded. I mean exploded. Coolant drained (thankfully not into my passenger compartment). Its possibly the head gasket too--but I'm not going there yet. So new bike purchase may be on hold.