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Old 08-25-13, 09:30 PM   #1
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LBS VS Bargain bike

We went to the Hotter than Hell 100 just to look around and take in the scene since we had never been. In the vendor area we found a bike (Jamus Citizen) that my wife liked and the price was great. The vendor said he was from Houston and going out of business. Being it was a bike shop I figured it was assembled correctly so we bought it. We got it home and my wife tried to ride it. It would either not shift at all or skip a gear on the rear. The front would shift but the chain rubbed nearly all the time. I figured out they just threw it together and didn't adjust anything.

Being a pretty fair mechanic just not a bike expert I downloaded the adjustment info and started tinkering with it. In a little while I had it shifting like butter and she now likes it.

Moral of this story is if you can't or don't want to tinker with your new bike buy it from someone who will take care of you.
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Old 08-26-13, 06:15 AM   #2
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You did well.
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what if it's a bargain LBS?
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Yep! It pays to be handy. I always go over and look very close at a new bike from a shop I know nothing about. But like you said it was a bargain.
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Got to be able to do minor stuff like that...Went to the LBS yesterday to get longer cables & housings for my CAAD8 and he says...If you mess it up the warranty will be void...I sayd come on man..Cables...He wanted $40 to install them all and adjust...Fair but i can do it myself...I told him that if the warranty affected anything that the cables did i would eat it... He said, you know... i am pretty sure you can do this right so try it, if you run in some issues come see me, i says now there, how hard was that...he laughed...
Bargain is a bargain, you stil got a nice bike...
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