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9/19/12 7:57 P

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Since I'm a computer sub-artichoke, don't know how to attach it so, I've put some pictures of the new bike in the photo section of my Spark Page.

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9/19/12 5:07 P

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As the kids say, this thread is worthless without pics. emoticon

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

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9/19/12 12:06 P

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Now I need a new one! Bill look what you started...........

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9/18/12 10:09 P

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Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

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9/18/12 2:52 P

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Congratulations! I know you will enjoy the ride!

Kelly

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9/18/12 2:49 P

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Bill,

If they measure your current bike with a Serotta tool or Guru electronic jig make sure you know how much they moved it.

Take it easy while your body adapts. If you feel the change is too much back up and sneak up on it. You know how to sneak...

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BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 290,029
9/18/12 2:40 P

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Thank you all for your inputs. Today I made the plunge and bought the bike. Should be ready to ride either late this afternoon or early tomorrow morning. After having heard from many of you about bike fittings, I'm going on Friday to be fitted on my new bike. So, my Campy components and SRM power meter are being transferred over from my Cervelo Rs. I'm having a new chain and cassette installed. Can't wait to try it out for my Thursday hills workout. HOOAAA!!

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9/18/12 12:18 A

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if it is what you truly want, and you have the money for it... why not?





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9/17/12 5:26 P

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Before I make a major bicycle related purchase I ask myself if the purchase will make bicycling more useful, convenient, or enjoyable. The price of a frame does not give it value; what it adds to our cycling gives it value. Will you get $2,300 of additional use or enjoyment out of your purchase? Every time I ask myself if I should get a bike I think of other things that would have a higher return on my cycling dollar. Cyclists hit the point of diminishing returns long before most of them realize.

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9/17/12 8:24 A

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Pain is weakness leaving the body.

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9/16/12 10:35 P

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Sounds awesome. If you have the means then I would go for it.

Dave

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9/16/12 11:14 A

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I don't know much about the frame you are talking about but as a woman I love a good bargain. I say GO FOR IT!!

Kelly

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9/16/12 7:40 A

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Thanks for the comments. Yes, they would honor the warranty.

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9/15/12 10:41 A

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Bill if you bought it and sold it on ebay for a profit you would be ahead. If you bought it and rode it you would be a head.

If you like it, no problems.. go for it. What is the warranty on that frame? Will the LBS get Cervelo to warranty it as a new frame if you ever have trouble in the future.

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BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 290,029
9/15/12 9:02 A

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I've been eye-balling and drooling over the Cervelo R5. I currently own a Cervelo RS and recently sold (on E-Bay) my Cervelo R3. However, the price tag for the frame only is at $4,900. To me, that's a bit much. So here I am, innocently visiting my LBS and what do I see?? A used 51CM Cervelo R5. As I inspected the frame, I couldn't help but notice that it appeared brand new. I asked the LBS staff for some information and they indicated that the owner bought a Cervelo 5CA ( $9,500 frame only) and was selling this frame. He went on to say that the owner was a fanatic for keeping his bikes immaculate. The price....$2,300. Needless to say, I'm seriously considering purchasing that "puppy" and transferring the components from one bike to the other. I do have $$ in the E-Bay "diddy bag" for the bike. So, my learned buddies. What say you??

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