My previous post on here wasn't here for very long and you had your response in. Why not bite my head off next time, and thanks for your advice. Rock solid and very helpful. LOL
Before I even started this post, I did a search on this board for all posts about Bellatisport, and I read all of them. Just didn't make the connection in two different threads that HBPUNK was praising Bellatisport one minute and then damning them the next.
As far as advice is concerned, I'll take all I can get, but I still haven't heard from anybody that has had a direct experience with Bellatisport. I'm an attorney by profession, and skeptical about things. That is why I would like to hear from people that have actual experience with Bellatisport, or that know people that have had experience with Bellatisport, and I would like to know what the issues were. If it wasn't anything serious (e.g., frame took a while to be delivered, customer service took over a day to e-mail back), I think I'll save my money and order from them, and put the saved money toward a time trial bike. If the negative responses are for serious stuff, then I'll pay the extra money and order from WS or Competitive, or maybe even by LBS who hasn't gotten back to me with a price yet.
Just like Mr. Herald in the Litespeed forum has a vested interest in Litespeed (i.e., he is the director of marketing I believe), so does [email protected]
because he works at Wrench Science which is one of the premier online sellers of frames. I commend both of them for putting their affiliation right up front, because some people wouldn't. If I decide to go with WS, you can bet I will be asking [email protected]
some more questions.
What is really sad is that I spent less time looking online for my dream truck and even less time negotiating the price at the dealer than I have spent on this frame purchase. What is even sadder is that I have probably lost enough billable hours to have paid for the frame already. Once I figure this thing out with Bellatisport, I'll be done with the quest (e.g., which frame Bianchi, Orbea, Colnago, DeRosa, Pinarello and which vendor WS, Bellatisport, the one million English vendors, Competitive Cyclist, the Old Bike Shop, etc.).