Having had troubles with my old bike I am intending to buy a new bike\nand fix up the old one for my son. Having decided on a Trek 7.2FX\nI discovered that Trek do not permit their bikes to be delivered. On\ntheir web site it states:\n\n"Trek Bicycle Corporation does not authorize our retailers to sell new\nor used Trek product over the Internet or by mail order. Delivery\nshould only be made to you at an authorized Trek retail location. This\nis for your safety. We want to make sure that your bicycle is properly\nassembled, properly adjusted, and is the right size for you. We also\nwant to make sure that you receive your owner's manual and consumer\nliterature. Your Dealer will also explain how to properly use your\nbike and answer any questions or concerns you might have."\n\nThis leaves me either travelling 100s of miles to collect the bike or\npaying over the odds at a LBS. Ignoring the legal issues for the\nmoment (I have posted on ulm about that) do people here think these\nrestrictions are valid or think like me, that it should be up to the\nconsumer to decide whether they want to pay extra to get personal\nservice from a shop?\n-\-\n(\__/) M.\n(='.'=) Due to the amount of spam posted via googlegroups and\n(")_(") their inaction to the problem. I am blocking some articles\nposted from there. If you wish your postings to be seen by\neveryone you will need use a different method of posting.