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About a year and a half ago I went to a LBS and paid around $50 for five feet of cable housing, two brake cables and two water bottles (since then I bought a 50 foot roll of housing online for $12). The only reason I didn't walk out when the guy gave me the total is because I'm not a rude person, but I told myself never again. Haven't stepped foot in a shop since. They don't even have anything cool to look at nowadays anyway. I used to spend lots of time in shops just browsing and hanging out. I don't have an interest in looking at Bontrager tires/stems/bars/everything and Pearl Izumi clothing. That's half the shop right there.

Bike clubs will push a shop on you because the members usually get a little bit of a discount and they'll have the shop logo on their usually horrendous looking club jerseys.

I do like Performance Bike shops. They have a lot of stuff for a decent price. But now I don't live near one.
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