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    Your budget plus $500 myth...oh so true!

    I got my first road bike about 2 weeks ago and today, I had my fitting.

    First off, it was totally awesome! The fit tech knew what he was doing and wouldn't move on until he was satisfied with the result. That's probably why it took over 3 hrs and I still don't have my bike (the shop had to close and he didn't have time to rewrap the new bars).

    I ended up getting new pedals, shoes, bar, stem, and shims for the shoes. I felt much more comfortable riding the bike (on the trainer). I can't wait to take it out tomorrow on a longer ride.

    I ended up spending about $500..the myth is true!

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    Wow, have you posted a pic of your new ride yet? I'd love to see it. Congrats!

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    did you get all that stuff from the shop where you had the fitting?

    when I had mine done I needed a shorter stem, bars w/ shorter reach and a setback seatpost, but I bought none of it from that shop, as they didn't carry the parts I wanted to use and having them order them would have cost a small fortune.

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    Wait a minute there - the shop had to close and could not finish the job of re-wrapping the bars.....uh? Sorry arse customer service in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lick Skillet View Post
    Wait a minute there - the shop had to close and could not finish the job of re-wrapping the bars.....uh? Sorry arse customer service in my opinion.
    No kidding. That sucks for service. I can wrap bars in 2 minutes. WTAF?
    Isnotimpressedbystoreboughtplasticbikes

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    It's possible the cables/housing needed to be rerouted too, and perhaps shortened or lengthened to accommodate changes in reach.

    The fitter that I use is affiliated with a local shop. All parts purchased during the fit session are sold very close to cost. Hard to beat that deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    It's possible the cables/housing needed to be rerouted too, and perhaps shortened or lengthened to accommodate changes in reach.

    The fitter that I use is affiliated with a local shop. All parts purchased during the fit session are sold very close to cost. Hard to beat that deal.

    Oh and if he got carbon bars with internal routing............there's an hour right there to get the housing bends dialed in.
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lick Skillet View Post
    Wait a minute there - the shop had to close and could not finish the job of re-wrapping the bars.....uh? Sorry arse customer service in my opinion.
    They were already closed for 30 minutes when he asked if i can pick up the bike tomorrow (today). I figure i wasn't going to ride it until tonight so it didn't bother me. I'd rather he take his time and do it well rather than hurry up and do a shitty job. On top of that, it was his day off. he came in for my fitting only. And yes, I bought all the parts from the store. I got a 20% discount on top of the sale they were already having. Had i thought it was a sorry excuse for CS, I would have demanded he finish it then and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercall View Post
    Wow, have you posted a pic of your new ride yet? I'd love to see it. Congrats!
    Thanks! I made a post in the Motobecane forum as I got my bike from bikesdirect.

    But here is pic the night I got it.



    I'll post a pic with the "upgrades" tonight.

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