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Old 04-22-03, 12:55 AM
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I certainly can not add much more to this. If you're paying $126 and the store still has to make a profit, that doesn't leave much left for the actual cost of the components.

My last bike cost 900 (about $850). There's probably a 40% mark up which means the dealer paid 540 and the bike manufacturer still has to show a profit. $126 for bike, it can't have quality components.

Go to your LBS, talk to the guys and be prepared to buy much more, but you'll have something of quality. If money is a problem, buy second hand from your LBS.
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