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A good online site for accessories?

Old 07-20-08, 01:20 PM
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A good online site for accessories?

I just purchased a Specialized Globe a couple days ago. It did not come with any accessories such as fenders, rack, chainguard, or lights. I was wondering if anyone could post a site that offers good quality accessories which are fairly inexpensive. I don't have much money and actually spent more than I had planned for a commuter. But I wanted to make sure I got something that would last. After doing research and talking to the guy at the LBS, I feel that my $400 investment was a wiser choice than going to Target or Walmart for the actual bike. But does it matter when it comes to the accessories as much?

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Old 07-20-08, 01:39 PM
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Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. The accessories you mentioned, fenders shouldn't be more than about $50 for really durable and good ones.

Rack, depending on how much you are carrying and what the intended purposes is can go up to $100+ for a really good rack. Chainguard is a hit and miss - depending on what you want and what your bike is capable of having on it vs what the market provides in terms of choice.

Lights - again. You can have cheap options < $40 for a set of lights that will get you seen quite well. But if you actually need to see where you're going, the price goes up. And goes up fast.

Buying a bike from a reputable LBS who takes care in assembly and prep of their new bikes + provides good warranty service is a valuable investment. $400 for your vehicle that takes you everywhere isn't really that much. But it's good you didn't buy a **** bike from Target or Walmart.
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