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    hello from Lexington

    Hey, everybody.
    Just wanted to say hi. I'm new to biking, though I've been looking into it for some time. Since I'm just starting out, I went with an 05 Trek 4300 because it seemed to be a good all-around kind of bike that I can ride for a while, and eventually upgrade to something better, if the need arises. I'm from Lexington, Kentucky, and have yet to see anyone in the city who owns a bike, or at least that rides one. One last question, what is the deal with model year designations? One bike shop I went to made it out like if I bought anything other than an '05 that I'd be wasting my money. I left that place, and ended up buying from a shop who sold me an '05 for the discounted '04 price, becasue I didn't "fit(?)" the '04 model.

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    It was a shop ploy. What shop did you buy from? I'm born and raised in lex, but I live in fort worth, texas now. I make it home a few times a year though. The cycling that I do makes me often wish I was back home. Back home really is one of the best places on earth to ride.

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    I bought from dodds cyclery on harrodsburg road.

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    Don't know them, but honestly, the bottom line is "Are you happy with your bike?"

    If yes, don't sweat it - it was a bargain. If not, go get your cash back. You probably test rode your butt off and thought long and hard, so I wouldn't second guess yourself too much. See you around town sometime!

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    I am really picky about bike shops and bike mechanics. I can tell a good mechanic just by how he handles the bike. Bike shop owners always want one thing: to sell you a new bike that is right there in the shop. I got tired of it all. I have been riding a very old Raleigh Road bike for 6 years (it had new components on it) and decided I would never, ever, buy another men's bike frame. I am now having a new frame built just for me that will for sure be a perfect fit.

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