gururug wrote:The reason these forums are so successful is partly due to the bias and misinformation or total lack of information that can be had in the retail bicycle sector.
Agreed. I have on many occasions heard rather ludicrous things being told to unwary 'noob' customers in retail stores. E.g. that a $25 no-name cable lock is more than enough security for a brand new $1000 bike (this was just because they store didn't sell good locks and couldn't be bothered trying to sell a better quality lock anyway - what is it to them if the bike is stolen other than another sale!).