It dawned on me that I did not mention that Mr. Darcy has officially gotten himself a new bike! It is used, but nice looking. The previous owner told Mr. Darcy that he had about 2,000 miles on it and purchased another bike that he rides more often because... it's a tri-bike. Mr. Darcy contacted him on ebay and arranged to ride the bike meeting part way between his office and the seller's home. He said it felt good to him and everything seemed to work well. We'll take it into the LBS for a once over. They won't be happy that he didn't buy from them, but at least they'll still get the bike maintenance charges and the extras that we all buy.
It is a 2005 Felt F-70 with Shimano 105 shifters and derailleur, mostly aluminum with a carbon seat post. It also came with a fully functional Cateye computer (the guy has one for his other bike too), an upgraded seat (that Mr. Darcy asserts is comfortable... lets hope that lasts), new tires (that the guy said were worth $100), and a bottle cage. Mr. Darcy is quite excited and will be picking up his prize tomorrow after work. Bike porn to follow.