Somewhat confusing title, right?
My roommate is looking for a road bike. She is fairly certain she will stick too it, and wants something that will last, but also can;t go crazy with the cost right now. Right now she loves the way the 2009 Cannondale Synapse 7 Feminine (Tiagra/Sora groupo) rides, but not the $1026 w/tax price tag. The same shop has an 08 Synapse for $820, but it has a full Sora groupo, she hates the shifters and I'd rather see her in something a little nicer, at the very lest to have a better chance of selling it.
I found an 08 Synapse 5 (105 groupo) at another shop for $1080. So I am thinking of having her pay $820 for this bike, and I will cover the rest ($260). Then I will pull the slightly used Tiagra components off of my 08 Six 13, put them on her bike, then put the 105 on my own.
I look at at as she is getting the bike that she wants, that fits, at a pretty good price with some used componets that we know aren't beat. I am getting a full 105 upgrade for $260. Is this worht it? I am just hoping that this isn't a huge hassle to swap out, and that it doesn't fuck with my warrenty/service agreement at my local dealer (lifetime). I really can't decide if I am nuts here or not...