What would you do?

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Husum
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by Husum

I've just discovered I've got a fair bit of money at the time, so I thought a small upgrade is in order.
I just sold my Cervelo R3 (2008) with Campagnolo Record 10 speed and kept the wheels.
I looking for a new roadbike, that suits my needs, and I have so far narrowed it down to:

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A slightly used Storck Fenomalist Di2, with a Reynolds Solitude wheelset.

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Awesome looks, and groupset
I can look at it before purchase

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1000km of usage
Might be a tiny bit on the small side for me
Only for the frame, groupset and wheels. No Enve!

I haven't talked to the seller yet, hoping he might be interested in letting it go a bit cheaper but without the wheels.

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Canyon Aeroad CF 8.0 Ultegra Di2

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http://www.canyon.com/_dk/roadbikes/bike.html?b=2515

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Brand new
In my price range
Can order it in my exact size

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1 1/4 headset (anyone who knows if you can shim it to a 1 1/8?)
The Ultegra Di2 group is pretty lumpy looking


What I'm looking for:

Size 57-58 (I'm 187)
Black, or at least as little colours as possible (big fan of the stealthy look)
Carbon
Must be for sale in the EU, and the seller ready to ship to Denmark
Shimano Di2, Campagnolo Super Record or Sram Red Black groupset, no shimano
Second hand is fine as long as the bike looks and acts as new.
Budget: 4500USD/2900GBP/3500Euros

Do let me hear if you have any other suggestions! :thanx:

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xyzgeoman
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by xyzgeoman

If you dig stealth, it's hard to beat that Storck!

yeagermeister
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by yeagermeister

The canyon is a sweet ride. Although you cannot shim a head tube down, only up as if it were 1" or 1 1/8". Not sure why you would want to though. There are enough 1 1/4" stems available in different lengths and angles.

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kman
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by kman

^^^ I think there may be some confusion about terms used when shimming "up" and "down".
You should be able to get adaptors to make a head tube smaller, or to make a fork tube bigger.
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Husum
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by Husum

Dearly noted.

Talked to the seller of the Storck yesterday, he was willing to sell it without the wheels for a bit under 3400USD. Is that a fair deal?
I then still have to "convert" my wheels from Campa to Shimano, and find some Enve parts. I've got a 3t Arx Ltd. stem and a 3t Ergonova Ltd. on my trackbike I could in the meantime.

Is there any offers out there that could match my demands?

basilic
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by basilic

Don't buy a frame that's not your size.

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

Canyon aeroroad is 1 1/8" not 1.25...
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Husum
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by Husum

basilic wrote:Don't buy a frame that's not your size.


I like my frames on the smaller size. But I will definitely try it out before purchase

jekyll man wrote:Canyon aeroroad is 1 1/8" not 1.25...


Really? Link?

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howler
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by howler

Not sure whether you have done this already but, if it were me, i would find the best and most experienced fitter in my area and pay to have a proper fit done first. They should be able to tell you which bike is likely to fit you best- may make decision for you and/or save you from a bad one.

Husum
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by Husum

I actually might do that. Thanks.

Still I'm quite interested in knowing if 3400USD is a fair price for a Stork Fenomalist and Di2 group, with 1000km of usage?

record
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by record

Storck frames are extremely long for given seat tube size. Better check out their geometry.
A light bike does replace good fitness.

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

Husum wrote:
I like my frames on the smaller size. But I will definitely try it out before purchase

jekyll man wrote:Canyon aeroroad is 1 1/8" not 1.25...


Really? Link?


http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=2532" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As an aero frame, it makes sense really :-)
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eippo1
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by eippo1

I would say that's a fair price for the bike considering that it has DI2 on it. Di2 stuff is currently selling on ebay for about 3K alone and a Fenomalist just went for $2500. So since that adds up to $5500 with no finishing kit, you've got a more than fair deal going. Also 100km isn't much useage, so it's basically new.

Husum
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by Husum

So far I'm pretty keen on the Storck. But if you have any other suggestions, let me hear.

sawyer
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by sawyer

fyi Reynolds Solitudes are crap. They ride nicely but have a poorly configured rear spoke layout that breaks if you have any power/weight.
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