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Got fitted for a new ride on Monday(11 posts)

Got fitted for a new ride on Mondaycyclinseth
Dec 12, 2001 8:03 PM
And I didn't even hove to start a single Moot/Serotta/Seven thread. Actually, I wasn't even going to tell you guys, but I put an order in for the Indy Fab.

Now go ahead, turn those flame throwers to 11. Lem'me have it!!!
You did alright.STEELYeyed
Dec 12, 2001 8:14 PM
I havn't seen their ti frames in person yet,but their steel is as good as any frame in the same price range,I think I would be happy with anything they build as long as the fit is right,I have been checking out IF MTB frames.
Not really not sure what a "good weld" is ...cyclinseth
Dec 12, 2001 8:35 PM
supposed to look like but thiers seem extremely clean and accurate, as opposed to the Lemond I saw standing right next to it.
Screw steel and titanium!! ALUMINUM is REAL!! ;)nigel
Dec 12, 2001 8:34 PM
Seth,

I've seen some pretty darned impressive IFs in person, and have heard/read some most favorable reviews of them (Not that what *I* have heard/seen is important, but I'm just passing on the good tidings.).

You done good, indeed.

How long 'til the stork drops it on your doorstep? Are they backed-up these days, or can they deliver the newborn in short order?

ENJOY, and safe riding,
Nige
Oh yeah...nigel
Dec 12, 2001 8:35 PM
What's the paint scheme going to be? Must be one of the purest joys of picking a custom bike--that glorious color job. Do tell.

Nige
Well it never really seems quick enoughcyclinseth
Dec 12, 2001 8:38 PM
5-6 weeks, End of Jan. Of course this means I'll never be allowed back into High Caliper up in White Plains.
re: Since you asked for a flame...dzrider
Dec 13, 2001 6:01 AM
You coulda boughta freakin car for what you paid for that thing.

You coulda gotta Airborne and had money left over for Nucleons, carbon fiber post and bars, an eight ball and a hooker!

You coulda shopped on EBay and gotta great deal on a used bike that fit somebody else and spent another two years dreamin about the bike you're gonna get.

But you didn't. You'll be glad - IF makes great bikes. People who own them love them.
Buying usedNessism
Dec 13, 2001 7:16 AM
You've got it right about buying used. Their are LOTS of LOW milage high-end bikes out there just begging for someone to ride them. I say this from personel experience because I have one of them!

Like a lot of others that frequent this board I'm a eqiupment junkie and subsequently have three different road bikes. My pride and joy for the last several years has been an Eddy Merckx EX Ti frame. It's always been babied...to the point of adsurdity. Still looks like new.

To make a long story short I decided to sell one of my framesets and thought the Merckx would be the most sellable since it's so pristine. Well the bottom line is I can't seem to give it away. I've checked the various selling outlets and found way too many Ti bikes for way too LITTLE cost. Damn shame for the sellers but great for the buyers. I'd venture to say that for the cost of a titanium Seven or IF frame, someone could pick up a used Ultimate/ Merckx/Vortex, add a new Dura Ace or Chorus group, and come out roughly the same. To me it's a no brainer. Live and learn.
re: Buying usedElefantino
Dec 13, 2001 7:47 AM
It was only about nine months ago that eBay's "bicycles" category had less than 3,000 total items. As of this morning, there are more than 10,300. And that's driving the market toward buyers.

There are still people who price their equipment too high and don't sell. But if you contact them after their auction expires, often you will get them to cut you a deal. I recently did the same with my S-Works M4. Got it for $300 less than the reserve price.

Mike
get a wild paint job. n.m.koala
Dec 13, 2001 6:45 AM
It's a beautiful ride.Elefantino
Dec 13, 2001 6:52 AM
One of our older (and richer) club members has a Crown Jewel (white) that is just gorgeous. He traded in a Waterford.

Good luck with your new toy!