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I want this. I REALLY want this.(21 posts)

I want this. I REALLY want this.Elefantino
Feb 18, 2002 1:37 PM

But my wife just informed me that if I buy this, I can't afford the downpayment on the replacement BMW wagon.

But, gosh, it's beautiful. The exact color scheme I would want, everything. (I'd lose the Looks, though.)

I am drooling.

I want this bike.

I had better get out of this recliner soon or I am going to drive myself either a) nuts or b) broke.
um .... what happened to the Softride? nmweiwentg
Feb 18, 2002 1:49 PM
Softride? What Softride?Elefantino
Feb 18, 2002 2:12 PM
Actually, I decided not to buy it because I hadn't ridden it and didn't want to buy a bike I hadn't tried, despite all the accolades. It it's still around in May or June or whenever I get around to riding again, I may take a look at it.

I haven't ridden a C-40, either.

But, I mean, it's a C-40.
oh man...weiwentg
Feb 18, 2002 5:37 PM
anyway, I can't really say anything, since I just got myself a Giant TCR 0 frameset.
my biggest mistake was dropping the fork. now there's a chip on the back side of the fork. argh!!!
but I say go for it and sell one of the other bikes ...
re: I want this. I REALLY want this.firstrax
Feb 18, 2002 1:49 PM
Screw the BMW! Where are your priorities?
Get a Volkswagon and buy the bike with the savings.
You must score this bike, it is a moral imperetive!
I second the VW + C40 instead of the BMW! nmraboboy
Feb 19, 2002 12:41 PM
Why do people do this?McAndrus
Feb 18, 2002 2:09 PM
Someone bought a beautiful C-40 for, what, $5,500? Then he rides it for 600 miles (!!!!) and then sells it at auction on eBay.

The $4,000 he's expecting makes or breaks a mortgage deal? If he was that tight on a mortgage how can he afford a C-40 in the first place?

I ... just ... don't ... understand ... some ... people.

(and one of the many voices in my head says, "Careful there buddy. Envy is a sin.")

Elefantino - it's a beauty. Go for it.
bought the wrong size....C-40
Feb 18, 2002 4:09 PM
Way too much post showing and too many steering tube spacers. This guy needed about 4cm larger frame. Great example of a poor fit.
Now that you mention itMcAndrus
Feb 18, 2002 4:51 PM
Yeah, looks like I missed that (oops). Still, should God every drop $5K on my head I'll get fitted -before- I buy the bike. But if, as you say, the fit is the problem then I really pitty the guy. It would break my heart.
bought the wrong size....pgager
Feb 18, 2002 8:44 PM
There is no larger size c40.
Why do people do this?Velocipedio
Feb 18, 2002 5:32 PM
RE: I ... just ... don't ... understand ... some ... people.

Giving the guy the benefit of the doubt, maybe he just lost his job, has another bike and figures he can REALLY use the $4k he'd get for this one to help him get over some hard times. Sometimes people have to make tough decisions...
You're rightMcAndrus
Feb 19, 2002 5:15 AM
I jumped the gun, as another of my replies admits. I have seen it in the past, though, on eBay where someone buys a mega-machine and sells it because they decided they didn't like cycling. On my part, that's envy. I wish I could afford a C-40 and I wish I could afford to sell one C-40 and buy another one. And, envy is a sin so now I must go to confession.
Just don't ask for a refund... REFUND! REFUND!!Tig
Feb 18, 2002 2:29 PM
Drooling is acceptable, but don't go breaking the bank! Besides, you have to have the car to haul it in, right?

I'm slowly chipping away at my new frame's balance. Paying $200 every 2 weeks, and I'm down to $580 left. I should be on it by late March.
Just don't ask for a refund... REFUND! REFUND!!yummy
Feb 18, 2002 5:46 PM
Nice Bike...I just got the Team SC and absolutely love it. It's definitely a bike that inspires one to ride.

That's a lot to pay for fiber......Barnyard
Feb 18, 2002 2:57 PM
dude, I would waitFM
Feb 18, 2002 3:32 PM
heal up first... you may be all contorted next time you get on a bike, or your fit might be different, or you may never ride again
This is an awful lot of bikes to go through.Leisure
Feb 18, 2002 4:05 PM
It does indeed look spiffy, but this is one where you need to look at the other things you've gotten recently without even getting to ride! Maybe you really do have too much time on your hands.;-) But hey, I know that passion too. What if you sell the Specialized? Would that curb things enough to still allow you to get the Bimmer?
Nah. Market is down on Specialized.Elefantino
Feb 18, 2002 4:18 PM
I noticed on eBay that a lot of M4s have gone for under a grand, but those are small frames. Maybe I could get more ... hey, isn't there someone on this board looking for a tall man's bike? Wouldn't a 62cm S-4 with Spinergys be a great first bike for a ...

thank god it's not my size.colker
Feb 18, 2002 6:30 PM
and i hope no one sells a 55.
there are always C40s on EBaynm
Feb 19, 2002 6:10 AM
re: I want this. I REALLY want this.Franchise
Feb 19, 2002 11:57 AM
Go for it! I just bought a new Colnago Dream Plus. This was in addition to the Cannondale w/ chorus, Pinarello Prince with Record, and Trek OCLV w/record. Our passion cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Had I seen a C-40 in my size before ordering my new bike, I probably would have thrown down the cash.

I know that to some people this passion may appear to be excessive, but we are only entertaining the child in us that loves to ride...nice bikes, that is!

Don't feel guilty. Don't sell your other bike. I've been cycling for over 10 years and I have yet to sell my bikes. There is something about them that brings back all the memories and miles you put on them in years past.

Get the C-40. You won't regret it. By the way, you can always wait on the Bimmer. I have a couple of those too and just be patient because Bimmer's will always be in stock. C-40's are a little harder to find.