I've come to a situation where the bike I'm interested in buying is not available and not orderable from any local bike shops. I've found an older model at a somewhat-local shop that I'm going to look at today… but the exact model I want *is* available from an online retailer.

I've never bought a bike online (or even parts!). Has anyone here have an experiences with that? How'd it go? Would you recommend it? Would you do it again, yourself?

The online shop isn't actually far from me, it's which is two hours away in Maine (I'm in Mass.). Has anyone bought anything from Bikeman?

Thanks, all!