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Old 02-02-12, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mikepwagner View Post
Can you find an LBS that offers a bike with those characteristics for < $2000?
But... hate to remind you of this... the cost of a bike goes beyond the initial price. For example, a good LBS will do adjustments. Give you advice. Will have tubes if you need some in a hurry. If you blow out a bottom bracket, they can fix it pretty quick. Then, there's the idea of supporting your local community.

I mean, if you are up to doing all those repairs, I would consider going with BD. But if you are going to need support...

As a commuter, you must realize that having a bike is a tremendous value, even if your initial costs are a bit more. If you figure out your cost per month, it's often worth spending a little extra money to have a little extra convenience.
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