Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Sacramento Region, aka, Nut Tree
Bikes: Giant OCR T, Trek SC
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Can you get better deals on framesets or complete bike packages?
Before I pose the question, I have a problem. When you look at bikes the most common offerings are:
1- frameset only
2- LBS package
3- manufactor package
What does "frameset mean"? Like what is the COMPLETE list of everything else you need to buy to get a complete bike:
-- gear combos: derailers, cassettes, shifters, cables, etc
-- quick release units
So what else is needed? Is there a long list of speciality connectors like washers, bolts,
So suppose you have decided on 3 to 4 wheelsets that are acceptable, 1 to 2 gear combos that will work, a handlebar you want, and now want to price a new bike, where will you get the best deals?
1. totally custom: buying only what you really want and starting with frameset
2. taking LBS local package that comes closes and swapping out undesirable parts for XXX dollars for each substitution
3. taking manufacturer package and swapping out undesirable parts and selling them as new.