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Good thinking. If you do not like the way you are being treated in the first shop you walk into, turn around and walk out and find another one. You can not overestimate service after the sale. I drive 2.5 hours to my bike shop just because of his comittment to service
Well, I ........ Of course, she could tell me anything and I'd believe it.
All I know is that it was REALLY nice to ride - I'm used to my husband's crapper, and my sister's Specialized hybrid.
Do I look important?
...I have the bike on hold while I think about it. It's a Canondale from 1999 (or so), so it was relatively cheap ($799 - eek). I'm blanking on what kind of parts it had, but the woman at the store said the parts were nice enough that she'd probably upgrade the frame before the parts. Of course, she could tell me anything and I'd believe it...
go Care Bear go!
I didn't realize that Hally had joined us on the Dark Side ( triathlons).
And the Pro is right a 9 year old bike is a bit old for that kind of money. Cannondale makes a great bike, but technology for shifters and gears has gotten a lot better in the last 9 years.
Chris PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full
2016 Goals 1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathonRun, consistently, without fail
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If you don't mind-- small variation. I want a bike I can use primarily to commute to work (4 miles each way), with the possibility of making some of the morning rides longer to get a cross-train. To carry my suit et al, I'll be wearing a backpack (geeky, yes, but necessary).
I'd like to be able to use it to do some longer weekend rides, but I'm years from considering doing any tris or racing.