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Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:34 am

I have two bikes to choose from, one that I really want, nice color, great components, the type of bike I want, a Colnago CLX 2.0 with Athena/Chorus gruppo. The other is a great deal on a BMC TeamMachine SLR01 with Ultegra Di2 components. I know it is an aggressive race style bike, but the price for the components is unheard of.

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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby deadrat » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:51 am

You answered your own question. Buy the bike you 'want' not the bike that is a good deal. Otherwise we would all be riding Giants and Azzuri's!!
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby jasonc » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:30 am

deadrat wrote:Buy the bike you 'want' not the bike that is a good deal.


also known as - buy the one that makes you want to ride more and more
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby pauls51 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:01 pm

Take both of them for a test ride... Then you'll know for sure
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby RonK » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:04 pm

There is a thread here posted by people who don't like their bike.
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:14 pm

I guess I wasn't clear. They are both Wants, I would love to have them both and I would love to ride more and more, with both. AND they are both good deals.

The thing I am struggling with is one is a great color scheme, and the other has the components that I think would be fantastic. Like I said, a headache, I think I am going to need to flip a coin, because I know I will love either one
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby jacks1071 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:30 pm

Both would be nice bikes, pick the one that looks the best :-)

BMC are quite common where I live so I'd take the Colnago just to be different.
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby tripstobaltimore » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:36 pm

rdwaltonut wrote:I guess I wasn't clear. They are both Wants, I would love to have them both and I would love to ride more and more, with both. AND they are both good deals.

The thing I am struggling with is one is a great color scheme, and the other has the components that I think would be fantastic. Like I said, a headache, I think I am going to need to flip a coin, because I know I will love either one


Again you've answered your own question....


Buy both :wink:
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:04 pm

jacks1071 wrote:BMC are quite common where I live so I'd take the Colnago just to be different.


But Cadel won on the BMC and not a Colnago, and to be different all you need is an iPhone (or any apple product) ;)
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Daccordi Rider » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Go the Colnalgo with Gruppo!
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby open roader » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:38 pm

Hugely subjective question.

I think the CLX frame shape is truly divine, most of the paint schemes used for CLX frames will not date with the passing of time.
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:43 pm

I do love that paint scheme. Absolutely gorgeous. Never had Campy, so it will be an experience. Oh, and whilst looking around, I also found a cyclocross bike I want, the Fuji Altamira CX 2.0. Crap, bikes are going to take over my house
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby DoogleDave » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:46 pm

rdwaltonut wrote:The thing I am struggling with is one is a great color scheme, and the other has the components that I think would be fantastic. Like I said, a headache, I think I am going to need to flip a coin, because I know I will love either one


Do you want to love what it looks like or love how it feels when riding?

+1 to test riding both to see which one actually feels like the nicer bike to ride.
We can all give you our opinion on what WE like, but that means nothing if the bike doesnt feel right when YOU are riding it.....bargain price or not.

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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:52 pm

I definitely understand that. I wouldn't want to get a bike that doesn't feel right, no matter how it looks.
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby open roader » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:47 pm

Do not let it be a headache, if it is, you are doing it all wrong! :D
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:25 am

Thanks everyone, I think I found the one I want. I was reading some posts and found that cyclocross can make excellent commuters. I think I will go with the Fuji. But that Colnago will be perfect for a second bike.
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:10 am

Are you going to share where you are getting then from????

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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Sydguy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:45 am

Giant make the Colnago CLX... so its really a TCR with expensive stickers :p

Get the bike you want.

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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:59 am

Sydguy wrote:Giant make the Colnago CLX... so its really a TCR with expensive stickers :p

Get the bike you want.

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The frame is totally different don't insult my tcr like that :)

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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:15 am

The place I am looking at is sale-bikes.com
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Ross » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:49 am

Easy solution - buy both! :mrgreen:
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Ross » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:52 am

rdwaltonut wrote:The place I am looking at is sale-bikes.com


Don't buy from there it's a scam

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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby rdwaltonut » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:56 am

Well then, good thing I posted this before buying. I'll stay away for sure
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Re: Bike buying headache

Postby Wakatuki » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:07 am

deadrat wrote:You answered your own question. Buy the bike you 'want' not the bike that is a good deal. Otherwise we would all be riding Giants and Azzuri's!!


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