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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:31 pm 
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You have to try yourself of course in order to see what you find better. Different people mean dofferent things when talking about stifness, comfort, handling etc.

I would personally suggest a Wilier Cento Uno. A unique blend of stiffness and comfort IME.

See the peloton magazine review:
http://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Tested-B ... deo-Review

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:36 pm 
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If you like the custom fit of your serotta look into Indy Fab, they do they xs which is carbon and ti and they also do do full carbon, it's a super responsive frame and a custom fit.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Custom Crumpton, just because I want to see another one built here on WW.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Great suggestions. I appreciate everyone's feedback. Its definitely given me a few ideas. I'm working on some test rides.

The shop that I use regularly doesn't carry a frame that interests me, so I need to find both the right rig, and the right shop to service it. I need a shop that can do an expert fit (I will end up spending some money, so I want to get it right), but what I am finding is those shops also tend to carry the some of the brands mentioned (e.g. Parlee).

Thanks for the feedback so far. And I'll report back on my findings.

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Mike


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:08 pm 
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+1 on a parlee be it z5 or a custom..
And the crumptons..

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:40 pm 
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fatmike wrote:
Great suggestions. I appreciate everyone's feedback. Its definitely given me a few ideas. I'm working on some test rides.

The shop that I use regularly doesn't carry a frame that interests me, so I need to find both the right rig, and the right shop to service it. I need a shop that can do an expert fit (I will end up spending some money, so I want to get it right), but what I am finding is those shops also tend to carry the some of the brands mentioned (e.g. Parlee).

Thanks for the feedback so far. And I'll report back on my findings.

Regards,
Mike



If you go custom most builders will sell you a bike through a shop so you can still go with your normal LBS.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:03 pm 
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campyman099 wrote:
Specialized SWorks Roubaix, good enough for Paris Roubaix and Tom Boonen, probably OK for you too, unless you are wanting something a bit unique.

That is the first thing that came to my mind also.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:11 am 
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fatmike wrote:
Great suggestions. I appreciate everyone's feedback. Its definitely given me a few ideas. I'm working on some test rides.

The shop that I use regularly doesn't carry a frame that interests me, so I need to find both the right rig, and the right shop to service it. I need a shop that can do an expert fit (I will end up spending some money, so I want to get it right), but what I am finding is those shops also tend to carry the some of the brands mentioned (e.g. Parlee).

Thanks for the feedback so far. And I'll report back on my findings.

Regards,
Mike

Where are you?
You can get you fit done and have a good independent shop implement that fit, that would be my suggestion.

Anyway, I will add Cyfac (and the CPS fitting) to the mix


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:50 pm 
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Ask Nick Crumpton to whip something up for you! I'm pretty sure you will be more than satisfied :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:05 am 
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Out of curiosity, why was the Bianchi Sempre not mentioned? Are these no good?

This thread has been a major help for me, as I'm also in the market for a second bike, and was looking for all the same things, as the OP was.

Thanks!


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