Mike P wrote:
It's this coming Friday afternoon I've got off. Did a bit of a tour today at lunch, though - saw a really nice Cube at Cycle Surgery. Just what I was originally looking for - featherlight, really good components for the money. It just didn't do it for me, though. Not with the Fratello playing on my mind. Stopped off at Condor on the way back and took a look at it in the flesh. It's so nice. I can't resist.
The Heritage is really nice-looking in real life, too. And the Pista. And the World Series bikes - they're especially lovely.
So Friday afternoon is now going to be spent getting better-aquainted with some steel frames, and then handing over my credit card.
Now all I've got to do is work out what to compromise on to give myself a chance of hitting target price. 105 and cut back on the rest? Or go one step down (SRAM Apex?) and get better wheels and a Brooks?
Pistol - thanks for the comments re fitting. Wasn't what I wanted to hear initially, because my main contenders were both only available online, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Condor will do a proper fitting before you order the bike. I know roughly what geometry suits me, but I've got no idea about stems, handlebars and the rest will suit me - the Secteur was totally off the shelf, and I didn't do much other than adjust the seat height.
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