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purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
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Hey,I recently purchased a bike online that needs to be assembled. Since I am not to knowledgeable about bikes, I think the safest bet is to have a bike shop put it together. Any suggestions for what…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zach K Apr 23, 2012.

 

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Apr 27, 2012
Zach K replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"thanks everyone for your suggestions. I had John W come by and help me out and it rides great! A chainlink success story...see you out there."
Apr 23, 2012
King CeZar replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"All you really need is a monkey wrench, a hammer, and some good ol' pliers, that should def. do the trick.  "
Apr 22, 2012
King CeZar replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"Are you trying to build one of these?"
Apr 22, 2012
James BlackHeron replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"Some of use use our bikes for more than just toys. Having a reliable, efficient, everyday mode of transportation that is more utilitarian than using public transport is a NEED every bit as much for a bicyclist who uses his bike as their main mode…"
Apr 22, 2012
Robert Beck replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"yada, yada, yada!!!!"
Apr 22, 2012
notoriousDUG replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"If it costs me less to ride my bike, and gets me there faster in some cases, how is riding my bike a frivolous luxury? "
Apr 22, 2012
C.R. replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"You can dumpster dive an still be an elitist.  It's your attitude rather than your resourcefulness.  1. - There is nothing wrong with telling the customer the value of their bike.  In fact, if someone is bringing in a huffy off…"
Apr 22, 2012
C.R. replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"Comparing the work of an electrician is and a bike mechanic isn't realistic.  Electricity is really close to being a need; to cook food on my stove, to power my computer, to take a hot shower, to do some writing at night.  Businesses…"
Apr 22, 2012
notoriousDUG replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"If you know the difference why make a statement that makes it seem like they are the same thing? So I am an elitist?  Me the guy who rides bikes rescued from the trash and/or built out of others throw away parts is an elitist, that's a…"
Apr 22, 2012
notoriousDUG replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"THIS: "
Apr 22, 2012
James BlackHeron replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"A BikesDirect or Nashbar bike isn't the problem -what it comes down to is that without proper set-up it's not going to be a very good ride for the owner and is going to be a constant source of trouble and issues -assuming the bike is…"
Apr 22, 2012
C.R. replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"I do understand that D/A is a component tier and SRAM is a brand..  What I don't understand is how you are so inept that you're unable to grasp and employ the overall concept I implied.  I understand the difference between fixed,…"
Apr 22, 2012
notoriousDUG replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"All offense meant, you really need to spend some time actually learning about bikes before you continue to blather on about bikes like you know much. I mean you do realize that Dura-ace is a model and Sram is a brand, right?  Dura-ace is the…"
Apr 22, 2012
C.R. replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"Again, regardless of the bike, any shop that would feel that working on my bike is above them would not get my business, nor would I ever recommend them to anyone I cared about.  IMO any decent shop is willing to figure out what the best option…"
Apr 21, 2012
James BlackHeron replied to Zach K's discussion purchased bike online. need help assembling. suggestions on a good bike shop in Chicago that would help? I'm not too knowledgeable about bikes...
"What Dug said."
Apr 21, 2012

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