Bike Advice From The Big Wheels

It is National Bike Month as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and May 16-20 is Bike to Work Week. But before you go out and purchase a bike, there are safety issues to consider.

The experts at Consumer Reports suggest that cyclists of all ages know the basic cycling safety tips. They also suggest that bicycles and gear be customizedfor each consumer.

On Friday, Kim Kleman, managing editor of Consumer Reports, visits The Early Show to discuss cycling safety tips and review Consumer Reports' top-rated bicycles.

A lot of places sell bikes now, but consumers should you go to a bike retailer to get a good bicycle, Kleman tells co-anchor Rene Syler.

"You're going to pay a little more money," Kleman says, "but they'll have a far better stock of bikes. They'll have bikes of all sizes and comfort. You have to be fit to it well. The people will be better mechanics and they'll just serve you better. You'll get a better bike at a bike shop."

Here are a few safety and comfort tips: