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Old 10-21-03, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
Also, a good LBS can help you with a lot of use questions and may even switch out some components (for instance, if you're riding on pavement, you'll want slick tires, not knobbies) to make the bike they sell you fit your purposes better.
In searching for a bike to upgrade to, I've also noticed that the LBS is often willing to 'cut you a deal' to earn your business and keep you away from the giant retailers.

I wish I had known of this forum before I started looking; could have saved me a great deal of frustration.
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