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Offline wolfshielder

Searching for a Bike
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:50:38 pm »
Hi, I am 16 years old and going on the Oklahoma Freewheel this summer. I have decided that I would rather not ride it on a hybrid bicycle, but rather on a straight up road bike. I'm looking to buy it new, but I'm just not sure where online to look for these bikes. I found the site bikesdirect.com, and am wondering if this is a good site to buy from, or if there is a better one out there. BTW, I am hoping to find a bike that doesn't require much assembly, which I've heard bikedirect has a lot of.
-Wolfshielder

Offline dkoloko

Re: Searching for a Bike
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 06:22:11 pm »
Bikesdirect has been discussed many times; see archives. Also see recent discussion for "Windsor Tourist".

Offline John Nelson

Re: Searching for a Bike
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 06:25:05 pm »
If you are mechanically inclined and don't need much support, Bikes Direct can save you money. Most of their customers are satisfied.

Offline DaveB

Re: Searching for a Bike
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 10:55:47 am »
If you are mechanically inclined and don't need much support, Bikes Direct can save you money. Most of their customers are satisfied.
The words I bolded in the quote above are very important if you buy from Bikes Direct.  Otherwise plan on spending a fair bit more money to have a bike shop set it up and make the necessary adjustments.