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Ok here is the deal...a little late I know but I had about 5000.00 to spend and was looking at the 2007 S works SL leftovers for around 4500.00. Well none are around me in my size?!?! So I got to thinking, I could buy a 08 sl2 module for around 3000.00 at the LBS. That comes with seatpost and crankset already installed. I have Zipp 303's to slap on her! I can get a Dura Ace group 08 online for around 800.00 on ebay!! I can have a SL2 for what I wanted to pay for a SL last year! Am I missing something.....
 

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I went the SL2 module route as well (58cm Raw). Built it up with SRAM Red/Zipp 404's in race mode.
 

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Same conundrum. How do LBS's feel when you just buy frames and then parts off the net? Because it seems even at their price I should be able to get one built for around $5,600. Which is 1,100 more than the SL. But is it that much superior?
 

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I build all my own..

and have saved a ton doing so.. My LBS charges about $100 to build up, and if I wasn't confident in what I was doing I'd go that route.. I've probably built up all my own bikes since 97 and have yet to have any issues I couldn't figure out.. Once you've got it built, you could always take it in to them for a "tune up"..
 

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edesros168 said:
Did you guys do the build? Or pay a bike shop to build it up? Were you using all new parts or taking bars and wheels off previous bikes?
I'm using the parts off the bike, that is realy a TT bike but i've been using it as my road bike. And I will rebuild the TT bike with the stuff I took off of it.
 

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Unless you have a torque wrench and know how to use it, pay for a Specialized dealer build. Shimano 7900 might be scarce and pricey on Ebay for quite a while.
 
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