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Apr 25, 2003 6:12 PM
picked up that Litespeed Classic that gvhbikes had rather the Moots. At least I don't see that frame on the inventory list. Did you pull the tigger on it? If so I told you that was a great deal. I am assuming you did buy it and you will be satisfied. Great great frame. Bank the extra $1300 yoiu saved over the Moots with no performance penalty or aesthetic loss IMO
Apr 26, 2003 8:55 AM
I DID BUY IT! Gary is very helpful to work with. Here's the build: Chorus 13 -29 ( this is to be my long distance bike and fear no climb bike ); Ksyrium SSC SL wheels; TTT Forgie stem and bars; Chris King headset; Thomson seatpost; Look 396 pedals ( heavier but work well and cheap at Totalcycling ) and Campy Ergobrain ( installed). It will arrive in about two weeks. Cost = $3,550 with shipping. Saving = more than $1,200 from 2003 model at LBS. My goal was to get a lifetime bike and money was secondary but its nice to save some and the wife is happy.
Your input defintely helped me buy - tell Gary, maybe he will cut you a deal on a framset - that 58cm Pegoretti Marcelo looks sweet.
Congrats, you went all outLazywriter
Apr 26, 2003 9:18 AM
(pretty much) with the components and wheels. Other than the paint/decal combo, there is no difference from the 2002 and 2003. I think the model you got is the best looking Classic they made. Good luck and you made a smart choice.
$3550 and the wife is HAPPY?! Want to trade wives?Matno
Apr 26, 2003 1:24 PM
Just kidding! Congrats on the NICE new ride. Maybe someday when I'm rich and famous, my wife will let me spend that much on a bike... (Not that i don't love my Cannondale, for now).
$3550 and the wife is HAPPY?! Want to trade wives?humbert
Apr 26, 2003 6:34 PM
Yes, I am blessed in more ways than I deserve. No trade on the wife but...if your interested in a longhair standard dachshund that refuses to be housebroken you may have a deal. Just kidding of course. I will post pics of the bike soon.
Apr 27, 2003 6:21 AM
My grandma used to raise longhaired dachshunds (after living in Germany for a couple of years). I have no desire to ever have a little dog. My inlaws raise really nice labs, so I'll probably go that way, if I ever move out of the city! (It's a top priority to move out, but sometimes it seems like I'll never get out of here!)

My wife is actually wonderful. We do have very nice bikes for a poor married med student's family (mostly because I'm a master of eBay - but that's not something I'm proud of). She even encourages me to ride. Can't ask for much more than that...

We'll look forward to seeing your pics!