Nice photos. I went to see the TT in Amsterdam when the Giro was there. Awesome atmoshpere. The streets were packed with spectators and the riders were cheered very loudly.
When a Rabobank rider was coming you could hear the sound of the crowd cheering coming towards us like a wave. Really cool.
Further bike advice in a nutshell would be
When buying a toplevel bike do not go cheap on the wheels.
But when buying an entry level racer between 1000 and 1500 euro I would put...