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Looking for first road bike for recreational use, budget was originally $600 but quickly realized that wasn't enough to get anything decent in new condition.

Went to LBS, saw a new 06 CAAD R800 in my size, was offered the bike at $1000. Haven't had a chance to ride it yet, but planning on doing so soon.

Problem is that I live 2 hours away from this bikeshop in NYC, and will need a way to get it there, most likely involving renting a car which can add to my cost.

So i have 2 questions:

1) Is the bike a good deal?

2) Is it worth getting this bike here or should i just buy from a NYC shop that will probably cost more due to higher rents for stores and higher sales tax? Will servicing/initial adjustments be an issue?

Thanks in advance.
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