Hi guys, My first post. Booked for my L's in November. Was wondering people's thoughts on the pros and 'cons' of buying privately vs a dealer - clearly a lot of people think private is definitely the way (considering they're not trying to make a living from it!). Thoughts? Also - can people please suggest some good road bikes for a newbie, priced $2000-3000. My personal preference is mainly for something reliable - does not necessarily have to be pretty or grunty. I also would prefer a common type of bike. Thanks Cam.