With spring arriving (minus this week’s weather, obviously), I thought to make do on a long overdue promise and get myself a nice commuter bike. I was googling around and found some local shops like the Tuggeranong Bike Hub and some less local shops like Cell bikes in NSW. However, a knowledgeable friend recommended purchasing the bike for the UK as the prices are much lower. Looking at sites like wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, I must admit he has a point.
I want to get the best value for money, obviously, but the problem with online purchases is that the bicycle will arrive disassembled and I’m not comfortable enough to assemble it myself. I was therefore thinking to buy the bike online and pay a mechanic here in Canberra to assemble it.
So here’s the question: is this something that would be acceptable by bike shops and if so, what’s the ballpark cost for assembling a bike?