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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
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Originally Posted by ShoC
What do you mean by upscale?
The first thing to be upgraded (upscaled) are the low quality components (brakes, shifters, etc.) found on many inexpensive bikes. Which translates to you spending more money to make the bike better. If you buy a decent bike from a bike shop to start with, you won't need to do this right away, if at all.
Amazon started as an online bookseller. Didn't know they had branched out to bikes.
You'll get a better bike for the money at a bike shop.
BTW: the Amazon bike(s) do not come assembled. They come in a box like the one shown below and must be assembled. Do you have the tools (5, 6, 8 mm hex key, cable cutters, truing stand, pedal wrench, 8, 9, 10 mm socket, etc.) to assemble a bike? If not, you'll have to pay to have it assembled. I know. I work at a bike shop. We charge $45 (~£23).
My advise: Buy from a bike shop. You won't be sorry and you'll get a bike that fits you.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8