Old 01-07-17, 12:14 AM
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One of the advantages of online shopping is you don't have to deal with snooty condescending bike shop employees.

I buy all my accessories online now. It's cheaper, there's a wider range and I don't have to wait 2 weeks for something to be ordered in. If you know what you are after then online is almost always the best solution.

I think LBS shops survive on servicing bikes and people who aren't aware of (they might be new to cycling) or don't like to use online shops.

The only use for my LBS for me is to buy a complete bike as many of the major makers (giant, cannondale etc) forbid selling their bikes online thus forcing customers into the stores.
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