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Ok, I have a friend and he is now ready to research bikes. He missed the IMS but I wanted to take him somewhere where he could sit on bikes as well as possibly buy.

I know Chicago Cycle is the largest but I don't really trust the "deals" all the time. Any suggestions?

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Bring him to Strat's to check out the bikes. Seriously, think about it we have almost every kind of bike you can imagine and a lot of us will let a newbie sit on our bikes if they are supervised.

Now for buying I'm at a loss.

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Bring him to Strat's to check out the bikes. Seriously, think about it we have almost every kind of bike you can imagine and a lot of us will let a newbie sit on our bikes if they are supervised.

Now for buying I'm at a loss.
That's a really good suggestion...and personally, i don't think i'll ever by new again...but that's just me

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just dont drop someones bike!

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Yeah CC is a great place to start at least, or Strats (i guess, never been). I don't trust their deals either but there's a lot to look at and sit on including a pretty good selection of used bikes. Once they find what they like shop around for pricing, most bikes can be had for the full retail price - out the door (everything included) in my opinion and experience (not always the case I'm sure). Also once they decide check out cyclebuy(dot)com for pricing on new machines, they can give you what they dealer pays "real" fee's etc, it costs a little but it was worth it for me. Good luck.

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Ok, I have a friend and he is now ready to research bikes. He missed the IMS but I wanted to take him somewhere where he could sit on bikes as well as possibly buy.

I know Chicago Cycle is the largest but I don't really trust the "deals" all the time. Any suggestions?
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I know Chicago Cycle is the largest but I don't really trust the "deals" all the time. Any suggestions?
and you used to work there

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+ 1 on above. CC is the next best thing to the IMS show. Hands down. Unless it's changed recently, I think you can sit on bikes there without a downpayment.

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and you used to work there
Yeah, I did. But not in the sales department.

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just dont drop someones bike!
He can sit on mine and even drop it if he wants

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