Apologies if this has been discussed before. I'm new, you know! Anyhoo, in this day and age of internet shopping, where prices are cheap and postage is free, do you still use your nearest bike shop? I don't have what I'd call a good BS local to me and tend to just hop in the car and drive to somewhere where there is a shop that sells the sort of kit I'd like to buy or, if I don't need to see what I'm buying, I just get it off the net. The shop where I ended up ordering my new bike from was a nice friendly little place, but didn't have a great deal of stock due to the size of the premises and was charging high prices* for what they did have. This makes me think that I'll probably not go back there too often. Even when I cycled everywhere and didn't own a car I didn't use my local bike shop, as I didn't think it was very good. I used to ride from Windsor to High Wycombe and go to one there instead. I've always been a grazer when it comes to bike shops and will buy the stuff I want from whoever has it in stock. Does this make me a bad person? *probably just rrp prices really?