Based on several recommendations I saw on this forum, I purchased a Bikesdirect bike for my son for Christmas. Put it together yesterday while I was under the weather, and noticed the front derailleur was not looking so great. Upon further inspection today, it appears that the front derailleur shifter is not functioning properly. It won't stop on the middle chain ring, but skips from big to little. I now get to see how submitting a warranty claim goes with Bikesdirect.
Anyone have a similar experience?