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    No US online bike stores?

    I've googled online bike sales, and I the only ones I have found w/ Specialized or Kona or Cannondale, etc are in Europe. In fact the bike I was originally looking for, an '05 Kona Caldera, is available in Europe. I obviously would rather buy in the US and am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction.

    Gracias

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    nm...I hadn't looked long enuff..

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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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    caldera frames are mad cheap at wheelworld.

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    Thanks Revmonkey, I'll check there...

    I am back to there being no US online bike dealers that have Kona or Specialized.

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    well supposedly specialized does not allow online retailers to sell their bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkish
    I've googled online bike sales, and I the only ones I have found w/ Specialized or Kona or Cannondale, etc are in Europe. In fact the bike I was originally looking for, an '05 Kona Caldera, is available in Europe. I obviously would rather buy in the US and am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction.

    Gracias
    Try www.ridingbicycles.com

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    If a store is caught selling new Giant, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, etc the manufacturer will pull the line from the shop. A lot of the lines are to be sold at actual "brick and mortar" shops only.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    If a store is caught selling new Giant, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, etc the manufacturer will pull the line from the shop. A lot of the lines are to be sold at actual "brick and mortar" shops only.
    I found that out just a little bit ago...Went to website from a shop in CA that had the bike/ bikes I am interested in for a resonable price, but the disclaimer was "...we hope you live close, because we can't ship them due a an agreement w/ the manufacturer..."

    So looks like I'm using the LBS that won't negotiate, or EBay (which scares me...though I did actually by my car on EBay, and that went fine)...guess I'll keep at it...

    Thanks for the help out there....

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    Isn't there another LBS reasonably close that will negotiate? If you find a good price on the bike you want, the LBS should at least halfway match the price (meet you in the middle or something). My LBS here in MN matched a price from a store in Chicago (Kozy's).
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