This is why I couldn't go to IRG

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This is why I couldn't go to IRG

Postby asianflava » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:05 am

Saw this bike on eBay and put in a low-ball bid into a sniping service. I was flying back from my HS reunion and checked my phone, much to my surprise I won the auction. I had to pay for the auction which left me no money to go to IRG. I was getting the trailer ready and decided to run the numbers. Figured that it would take me ~$400 each way just to get there, not even including food. It would have tapped me out so I thought it would be prudent not to go.

Came in today and put it together to inspect it, the bike is nicer than I expected. Only chips I could find are at the bottom of the dropouts, on the metal parts not the carbon. It's a 2011 Felt Z5 carbon frame, fork and seatpost with Shimano 105 components. Didn't get to ride it because I couldn't find my presta adapter. Thinking about taking it in for a tune-up so that they can adjust the derailleurs and put another set of eyes on it to check it out.

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Re: This is why I couldn't go to IRG

Postby Fenlason » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:24 pm

asianflava wrote:Saw this bike on eBay and put in a low-ball bid into a sniping service. I was flying back from my HS reunion and checked my phone, much to my surprise I won the auction. I had to pay for the auction which left me no money to go to IRG. I was getting the trailer ready and decided to run the numbers. Figured that it would take me ~$400 each way just to get there, not even including food. It would have tapped me out so I thought it would be prudent not to go.

Came in today and put it together to inspect it, the bike is nicer than I expected. Only chips I could find are at the bottom of the dropouts, on the metal parts not the carbon. It's a 2011 Felt Z5 carbon frame, fork and seatpost with Shimano 105 components. Didn't get to ride it because I couldn't find my presta adapter. Thinking about taking it in for a tune-up so that they can adjust the derailleurs and put another set of eyes on it to check it out.

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