There's more to bike buying than finding the cheapest price
Thinking of buying a new bicycle? One of your first choices, and not necessarily an easy one, will be where to shop. It can be a challenge because there are a myriad of stores that carry two-wheelers, from specialty retailers, to giant department stores, to backyard garage operations.
Where you buy, however, has everything to do with what you get. You see, bicycles aren't like toasters or suitcases. Bikes are shipped broken down in boxes and they must be assembled and tuned. There are many types, too, and you shouldn't buy unless you have a good idea what you will like. Measurements and adjustments are required to ensure the frame is the correct size and that the seat and handlebars are properly positioned. And, every new bicycle requires a minor tune-up after several weeks of use.
Customers come in all the time with bikes they purchased on-line through EBAY, Craigslist and Wal-Mart. People think it's a good deal until they find out the bike is not the right size, has damaged parts, and is not the right bike for them.
What's more, kids can be hard on bikes, riding them over rough terrain and sharing them with their friends. A quality two-wheeler, carefully assembled and fitted, will be the safest, most durable and fun bicycle to ride.
That's why we strongly recommend shopping at a Liberty Bell. Here you'll find competent salespeople and expert mechanics who'll ensure that you get the right bike and a quality machine. My store is clean, has helpful personnel, offers a great selection, and an on-site repair department.
Here are the top advantages of buying from a bicycle store:
1. The Best Selection
Liberty Bell offers a wide selection of bikes for different kids and uses. This means there's a great chance for one-stop shopping. Or, if the bike you want isn't in stock, you can order and get it quickly. Also, the people at the shop are experts ready to answer all your questions. If the new bike is to be a surprise, we will even help you keep it hidden.
2. Comfort And Safety, Guaranteed
Bicycles come in different sizes. And they're very adjustable. Shop experts at Liberty Bell will help you find the right frame size and then dial in the fit by positioning the seat and handlebars to your dimensions. This ensures optimum comfort and complete control for safe rides.
3. Professional Assembly
You might be surprised to learn that bicycles are not completely assembled at the factory. They come disassembled and in a box, and it takes about an hour assembling, tuning and testing the bike (at no additional charge to you). What's more, the shop technicians are happy to make adjustments and provide advice should you need assistance during a purchase or after a sale.
4. Free Tune-Up Included
All bicycles require maintenance. And, the most important service is the first tune-up, which is due after you have your new bike for a few weeks. During this time, the new cables stretch, spokes loosen and adjustments change. For the new bike to ride right and last as long as possible, Liberty Bell provides a free tune-up where all systems are checked (a $30 to $60 value, depending upon the work required).
5. Every Bike Guaranteed.
We stand behind every bike we sell. If something goes wrong, bring it in and we'll be happy to deal with it. In the rare event of a breakdown, there's also a manufacturer's warranty protecting your purchase.
6. Best Resale Value
Bicycles purchased at Liberty Bell last longer and hold their resale value better, which is a nice feature when it comes time to purchase the next size. Instead of discarding the bicycle, you'll be able to pass it down to another child or trade it in towards the new machine.
7. Accessories, Too
Cycling's more fun when they have the right gear to go along with that new bike. Liberty Bell is loaded with top-quality accessories and equipment such as helmets, locks, pumps, hydration systems, computers, and plenty of other goodies designed to help your children enjoy riding. Plus, we have the expertise to help you make the best selection.
8. Free Advice
Finally, perhaps the best reason to buy from Liberty Bell is that we are staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic cyclists who love to share their expertise. As you get into cycling, there's a lot to learn and having a helpful friend at the shop is the best way to get the advice you need.