Sunday, May 6, 2012
Buying a transportation bike 2
I recently talked about the questions that I pondered before I bought my multipurpose bicycle. I was in a reputable LBS a couple of days ago picking up a tool that I needed, part of my quest to do more, or all, of my bicycle maintenance. While I was waiting in line, someone walked into the store and asked the question, "I need a commuter bicycle, what do you suggest?". I heard the suggestions, a cyclocross bike or a touring bike - not far from what I had considered for my own needs. I held my tongue though I was curious about how much this person thought about this purchase in advance. I would have liked to suggest that he look at the original post that I referenced but I also didn't want to interfere with either the customer's experience or the store's business. And what do I know besides my own preferences anyway?