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Old 09-18-05, 05:35 PM   #1
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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.

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

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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.
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Old 09-19-05, 01:20 PM   #8
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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 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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