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    Where to buy the KHE?

    I've been looking around online, and so far the only place I can find that has the KHE Stylus for sale (and can ship) is flatlandfuel.com. It's around $350 shipped I think. I also called a whole bunch of bike stores around my area and none of them sold the KHE (nor even the DK Signal, which is my second choice). So if I buy it online and they ship it to me, what next? I've only put a bike together once, and even then it was already partially assembled. Would it be too complicated to put a bike like the KHE together? Or should I like start looking within 200 miles for a shop that would assemble it for me and although it would probably cost more (and the drive would be awful long) at least it would be ready to ride?

    Oh and there was one store somewhat nearby, they didn't have any KHE bikes or even DK bikes. But they said they could order one for me (and I assume they would put it together as well; for a fee). Should I check them out (so long as their total price isn't much higher than $350)?

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    if you know alot about bikes just order it online yourself, if you dont, get it through the bike shop because it'll have to be put together either way, so if you dont know how to do it they'll do it for you, also they'll fix any repairs that need to be made for free (most likely)
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    If you get it delivered, chances are the only things you'll have to do it set the bars straight and put the pedals on
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    Then I will get it delivered (I think). Pedals and bars sounds easy enough.

    Unless of course the one bike shop would have it cheaper.

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    they wont

    i'd call/email flatland fuel first to make sure about how assembled it comes
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    Just make sure, shops are different
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    I emailed flatlandfuel and they said it comes partially assembled. The stuff I would have to do would be to install the front wheel (can't be that hard, I've done stuff like that before), put on the pedals (shouldn't be hard either), pegs (the easiest thing to do on a bike), handlebars (that may or may not be hard), and the brake cable(s?). The brakes would probably be the hardest.

    If I buy the bike, I'll probably take a look at it, and if it looks too hard to assemble by myself I'll just take it into a shop and pay them to do it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermo
    Oh and there was one store somewhat nearby, they didn't have any KHE bikes or even DK bikes. But they said they could order one for me (and I assume they would put it together as well; for a fee). Should I check them out (so long as their total price isn't much higher than $350)?
    Get the bike from the store. Support your local shops. Plus they can put it together for you and they know what they are doing for sure.

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    I have a KHE Dirty Harry if you want it for like $100...
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    KHE is distributed in america by QBP. QBP is the largest bike distribution company in america. So pretty much any bike shop should be able to get it for you. I'd go back to my local shop, double-check that they have a QBP account and ask if they can get the KHE for you.
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    bikes come in boxes with no front wheel no pedals and no bars. when we build a bike at the shop we take the bike completely to pieces and grease up all the bearings and the bb and headset. this will make you bike last longer and will definetly be worth it in the long run. i suggest you get a shop to build your bike unless you are very confident you can do it.

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    Yeah I may end up just getting it at a shop (they would of course have to order it for me). Or I might (if I'd save money) order it from flatlandfuel.com and then take the bike to the shop and have them professionally assebled.

    And I was talking with a guy at flatlandfuel, and he said the KHE Stylus and the DK Signal both use the same freecoaster, and since both are very similar in many areas (except the KHE looks cooler while the DK has better braking) I might just get the DK Signal. It is a better value overall I think (plus the gyro isn't as hard to maintain as the KHE's). The only problem is that it I don't care for mint green.

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