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  1. #1
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    Bike Envy Rears it's Ugly Head...

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    It all started when I saw some Cannondale bikes on sale at REI and noted that they were actually nicer than my current bike and not quite as expensive. Then, later that week, someone on TE mentioned that her hubby had picked one up for her as a rain bike! Seeds of discontent were planted, and I found myself browsing, browsing, browsing for no darn good reason. Later I stumbled on a website called Giantnerd which carried a line of bikes I'd never heard of called Tommaso. The bikes ranged from similar to mine to sexy racing beasts made out of spiderwebs with full durace componentry. Well, long story short, The Tommaso Velocita caught my eye, falling, as it did, within a certain desirable profile of sexyness, speedyness and price, and after a week of obsessively returning to the website to look at it, I bought one! It arrived yesterday and I am just blown away. Delivery was free, and for 60 bucks it arrived fully assembled and tuned. It is light as a cough and so speedy and beautiful. I can't believe I have such a nice bike!

    Rodriguez Adventure
    Bacchetta Bellandare
    HPV Gekko fx
    Custom Rodriguez Tandem
    2009 Specialized Tricross
    2012 Trek Mamba

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    Congrats on your new bike!! I'm going to check out that website now...

  3. #3
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    I didn't want to come across as a shill, but, dang, there are some purty bikes at purty prices; just had to spread the word. (and the discontent)

    Rodriguez Adventure
    Bacchetta Bellandare
    HPV Gekko fx
    Custom Rodriguez Tandem
    2009 Specialized Tricross
    2012 Trek Mamba

  4. #4
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    This thread is worthless without PICTURES!
    Road Bike: 2008 Orbea Aqua Dama TDF/Brooks B-68


    Ellen
    www.theotherfoote.blogspot.com

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    What oxy said!
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  6. #6
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    Congrats on the new bike! Woohoo!!!

    And thanks for mentioning GiantNerd... great prices I am sure you will love your new bike

    I totally understand about bike envy. I've been wanting a Scott CR1 Team for several months and thought I'd kinda gotten over it. Then while out riding today I saw a girl riding this gorgeous Cervelo and whammo, from outta nowhere, bike envy reared his ugly head once again

    Enjoy your new ride!

    2011 Pinarello FP2 Ultegra (road)
    2010 Jamis Ventura Comp w/Selle SMP (road bike)
    2007 Fuji Absolute (hybrid)

  7. #7
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    went out in the rain to take pictures:




    Rodriguez Adventure
    Bacchetta Bellandare
    HPV Gekko fx
    Custom Rodriguez Tandem
    2009 Specialized Tricross
    2012 Trek Mamba

  8. #8
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    I don't think we can properly understand without PICTURES!!!

    OMG, please pictures

    Edited: doh, the pictures appeared!

    YAY, that's a Beauty! Very sharp! Thanks for sharing!

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    A short ride. It's like a rocket!

    Rodriguez Adventure
    Bacchetta Bellandare
    HPV Gekko fx
    Custom Rodriguez Tandem
    2009 Specialized Tricross
    2012 Trek Mamba

  10. #10
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    Ooh...
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

  11. #11
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    Gorgeous! Have you taken her for a spin yet, or are you waiting til the rain stops?
    2010 Pinarello FP7 / Specialized Toupe
    2006 Specialized Ruby Comp / Specialized Toupe
    2005 Trek Fuel EX8 / WTB Deva

  12. #12
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    My nose has been pressed to the glass all day looking for signs that the rain will let up...

    Rodriguez Adventure
    Bacchetta Bellandare
    HPV Gekko fx
    Custom Rodriguez Tandem
    2009 Specialized Tricross
    2012 Trek Mamba

 

 

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