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Lewn777
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by Lewn777

Last 10 or so years:
own/owned:
1. Kuota KOM Air - damaged (20,000 kms)
2. Giant TCR (10,000kms)
3. Specialized Secteur (7000kms)
4. Fuji SL - damaged (20,000kms)
5. Java Corsa (CX) - damaged and repaired (22,000kms)
6. Charge Duster (MTB) (5000kms)
7. Voodoo Zobop (MTB) (15000kms)
8. Tomac Automatic (MTB) (5000kms)
9. GT Chucker 2.0 (MTB) (5000kms)
10. Nukeproof Snap (MTB) (5000kms)
11. Dahon Folding bike (1000kms)

Rented:
1. Specialized Tarmac SL5 (Red) (500kms)
2. Specialized Tarmac SL5 (Dura-Ace) (500kms)
3. Scott Addict (200kms)
4. Cervelo R5 (1000kms)
5. Trek Emonda (800kms)
6. Cannondale CAAD12 (1000kms)
7. Kona Process (MTB) (100kms)

Personally I love to rent as it gives you are very quick guide to what you may or might not like without taking the hit of selling. Favorites: Tarmac, CAAD12 and TCR.

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prebsy
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Location: PHL

by prebsy

updated with lots more detail in the spreadsheet and of course a new frame in the last week =). My friend decided to buy my izalco out from under me so i refilled the quiver with my first ever tarmac!
Strava

Current Stable:
Road: Specialized Allez Sprint Disc
Gravel: Surly CrossCheck
MTB: Scott Spark 910 Contessa
TT: Kestrel 4000 LTD

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

prebsy wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:01 am
updated with lots more detail in the spreadsheet and of course a new frame in the last week =). My friend decided to buy my izalco out from under me so i refilled the quiver with my first ever tarmac!
That specialized deal on the black and red SL6 frame is insane. I considered picking up a 44 for a second.

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prebsy
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by prebsy

Yup pro frame, plus a bro deal to do a bit better than that. Sometimes I know I have a problem other times deals like this are too hard to pass up. =]

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Strava

Current Stable:
Road: Specialized Allez Sprint Disc
Gravel: Surly CrossCheck
MTB: Scott Spark 910 Contessa
TT: Kestrel 4000 LTD

flying
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by flying

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:23 am
That specialized deal on the black and red SL6 frame is insane. I considered picking up a 44 for a second.
Kind of gives an idea of their usual markup & even at this price they are most likely still making $$$

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

flying wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:59 am
icantaffordcycling wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:23 am
That specialized deal on the black and red SL6 frame is insane. I considered picking up a 44 for a second.
Kind of gives an idea of their usual markup & even at this price they are most likely still making $$$
I know for a fact that dealer cost was more than the current price on the site. I think hambini claimed somewhere that a carbon frame takes around $30 to the manufacturer.

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prebsy
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by prebsy

yup, I think the SL6 frame is 50% of MSRP and IIRC almost/all spec dealers are paying more than that.
Strava

Current Stable:
Road: Specialized Allez Sprint Disc
Gravel: Surly CrossCheck
MTB: Scott Spark 910 Contessa
TT: Kestrel 4000 LTD

flying
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by flying

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03 am
flying wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:59 am
icantaffordcycling wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:23 am
That specialized deal on the black and red SL6 frame is insane. I considered picking up a 44 for a second.
Kind of gives an idea of their usual markup & even at this price they are most likely still making $$$
I know for a fact that dealer cost was more than the current price on the site. I think hambini claimed somewhere that a carbon frame takes around $30 to the manufacturer.

Yeah Im talking about Specialized not dealers

froze
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by froze

What the freak? So all those bikes you only put a total of 60,000 miles on them? Geez I have one bike, which I still have, that has over 150,000 miles on it! I have other bikes but that one has the most miles and rode the crap out of it for about 30 years, that bike is no longer my main ride due to the mileage on the components has me a bit worried about riding any distance with it. But over the last 40 years I've only purchased 3 new road bikes and 1 mtb, I do now have to buy a new touring bike since I crashed one that I bought used. I have a few other bikes but those I either bought used or found on dumpsters

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