I am comfortable with my approach to the NASHBAR (et.al.) vs LBS question. I buy locally unless for some reason I need something asap and can't afford LBS prices. I do this because my LBS is there for me in so many ways and I don't want them to go away. I won't list the reasons because I'm sure most of us already know what they are. And in addition to all the usual reasons my primary LBS sponsors the local club I ride with and the annual 25-50-100 mile ride (s) event we have to raise money for a local food bank. Now that I think of it, I'm VERY comfortable with my choice.