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Good place to buy bike parts? #2735791
09/05/12 09:33 PM
09/05/12 09:33 PM
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Michigan
daves87rs Offline OP
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Michigan
Updating my 13 year old bike...new tires(beefier), tubes, better seat...

Suggestions?


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2735796
09/05/12 09:42 PM
09/05/12 09:42 PM
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USA
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USA
Nashbar
Jenson USA
ebay
Performance bike
Amazon
Niagara Cycle Works

These are in no particular order. I've bought bike parts from all of these except Nashbar. No particular reason against Nashbar, I've just always found cheaper prices elsewhere on the items I wanted.

Last edited by stephen9666; 09/05/12 09:44 PM.
Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2735843
09/05/12 10:37 PM
09/05/12 10:37 PM
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Canadia
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Canadia
I've had good luck with pro bike kit. They are a UK dealer, but usually offer free shipping to North America.


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Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2736224
09/06/12 11:58 AM
09/06/12 11:58 AM
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London, ON, Canada
SLCraig Offline
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London, ON, Canada
Jenson
Pricepoint
Wheelworld
Blueskycycling
ChainReaction


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Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2736499
09/06/12 04:37 PM
09/06/12 04:37 PM
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midwest
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midwest
I like universalcycles.com, especially when they have what I want at their Minnesota warehouse.

I have also gotten good deals from Amazon.

Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2737066
09/07/12 08:20 AM
09/07/12 08:20 AM
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Easton, PA
mpvue Offline
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LBS (local bike shop)


"I am preety smart guy 3.5 or higher in all my college class's and I have no clue any more".
-JohnBrowning
Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: mpvue] #2737384
09/07/12 02:13 PM
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London, ON, Canada
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Originally Posted By: mpvue
LBS (local bike shop)


While I want to agree, it's not really anymore.
My LBS while I really want to like them, are just too expensive.
I can order something faster from Jenson than I can ordering through him, since they never have what you want in stock (aside from the basics)


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Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: SLCraig] #2737717
09/07/12 08:29 PM
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Easton, PA
mpvue Offline
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Originally Posted By: SLCraig
Originally Posted By: mpvue
LBS (local bike shop)


While I want to agree, it's not really anymore.
My LBS while I really want to like them, are just too expensive.
I can order something faster from Jenson than I can ordering through him, since they never have what you want in stock (aside from the basics)

agreed, BUT only if you know exactly what you need. I worked in shops for 15 years, and was always having someone come in with something they mail-ordered, only to find they got the wrong one, or it wouldn't fit, etc.
I spent a lot of time fixing mail-ordered bikes as well, so many times people lose any cost savings they thought they made.


"I am preety smart guy 3.5 or higher in all my college class's and I have no clue any more".
-JohnBrowning
Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2742524
09/13/12 09:24 AM
09/13/12 09:24 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2742585
09/13/12 10:33 AM
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With eBay, lots of times it's some LBS that's selling stuff on there.

Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2749113
09/20/12 07:13 AM
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NY, NY
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NY, NY
I like Blueskycycling.com

Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #2757290
09/28/12 01:37 PM
09/28/12 01:37 PM
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Buckley, Wa.
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If you do research and know what you want and what will work....I like Nashbar and Performance. Great prices comparatively. Fast delivery.


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Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: zzyzzx] #4185005
08/23/16 09:14 PM
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Michigan
daves87rs Offline OP
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Michigan
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx



Wanted to buy something from this site. ( I busted up a few things on my bike)-but it is acting strange. Anyone know what is up?


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #4187064
08/26/16 12:28 PM
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Toronto
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Toronto
Ribble cycles: Cheapest one, no international tracking number but it's free and fast delivery, but some items are not available internationally (liquids, lubes, bike trainers, big items etc.), they are really good overall. This is my favorite place so far, they usually give the best price.

Chain reaction cycles: Not the cheapest, but they provide tracking number. They sell big items internationally with free shipping. Their customer service is good as well.

Jenson usa: Expensive, but they pay duties on behalf of you, so you don't have to deal with customs (important fact if you live in Canada).

US stores are usually expensive, I don't know why. GB sellers convert GBP to CAD (or any other currencies), so it is easier for international buyers to see what they are going to pay.


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Re: Good place to buy bike parts? [Re: daves87rs] #4210187
09/24/16 05:15 AM
09/24/16 05:15 AM
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Dallas, TX
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Dallas, TX
I've used several and would add www.trailthis.com the list.


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2014 BMW 528i
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