Saturday, February 04, 2006
Just bought my new cyclocross frame
So I've been scouring ebay for the past few weeks, trying to find a new frame that was going to be my new "race" frame for next season and beyond. Originally, I wanted a frame that was identical to my 2001 Specialized. But then once i broke her down and realized that it wasnt the weight weenie frame I had hoped for, I decided to look for a match to my 2004 Trek XO1 frame. When I got outbid on that identical frame I was a little pissed, but then again, I couldnt rationalize spending $400 on a 2 year old used frame, no matter how similiar it was to my current one. In several posts ago, I mentioned that I really wanted the new Specialized S works cross frame but didnt want to pony $1100 for it. Well, one came up on Ebay a couple days ago in my size and after I sold a number of things on there in the past week, I had the cash to pull the trigger on it. I think its going to be a pretty sweet rig once I get her built up. It might take a little longer than planned to actually get this built now, because I just spent my wad (remember, I'm currently not employed). Is it madness to spend $700 on a bike frame when you dont have a job? Maybe. But I had $640 in my paypal account, so doesnt that count for something? I sure hope so.
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