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Postby senator52 » Wed May 16, 2007 1:47 pm

senator52 wrote:Just bought some R600 brake levers and Tiagra calipers via chainreactioncycles.com as well, $120 the lot (inc. postage from UK) not too bad, also will see about shipping time, those UK blokes have it sweet sometimes next day delivery but I'm told 5-8days.


Ordered on friday, parts arrived here wednesday, gosh that was quick :shock: now i cant wait to rig her up and ride :D
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Postby senator52 » Sun May 27, 2007 12:00 am

Five days for a Sigma BC1606L to come from Cecil Walker (Vic) to Perth, WA. Have had success with all internet purchases so far, avoid ebay tho myself...
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Postby Parrott » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:52 pm

bones922 wrote:
I've also ordered from Probikekit in the UK and received everything in 7 days.



2nd that, no probs with pbk. Tyres are 1/2 price compared to Aus prices.
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Postby gururug » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:39 am

Very good experience with;
Cycling and Sports Clothing Outlet
despite their website looking a bit sketchy, their communication
and turnaround was outstanding!!!

No this is not advertising I am just happy to not have to wait three weeks or the things I spent hours evaluating and requested are not available.


I would recommend these guys. Faster than t7 and maybe even your LBS.
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Postby europa » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:18 am

Cycling and Sports Clothing Outlet

I haven't used them, just giving a link

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Postby senator52 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:57 pm

gururug wrote:despite their website looking a bit sketchy


Correct, their website is dreadful.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:16 am

europa wrote:Cycling and Sports Clothing Outlet

I haven't used them, just giving a link

Richard


I've used then and had no problems
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Postby tuco » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:16 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
europa wrote:Cycling and Sports Clothing Outlet

I haven't used them, just giving a link

Richard


I've used then and had no problems


Used them too. Very good to deal with and fast delivery.

I'm going through a few tubes at the moment on both bikes.
I took spares to the north Queensland titles and we needed one for a puncture and the one I replaced it with developed a hole near the valve leaving us with no spares for the second day. Half the tubes on our bikes now have one or more patches.

I'm looking to buy some 700 x 23C tubes in bulk but I can't find any on line stores which sell them.
Am I just looking in the wrong place?
Has anyone else bought some in bulk on line and if so from who? (or whom)
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:39 pm

tuco wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:
europa wrote:Cycling and Sports Clothing Outlet

I haven't used them, just giving a link

Richard


I've used then and had no problems


Used them too. Very good to deal with and fast delivery.

I'm going through a few tubes at the moment on both bikes.
I took spares to the north Queensland titles and we needed one for a puncture and the one I replaced it with developed a hole near the valve leaving us with no spares for the second day. Half the tubes on our bikes now have one or more patches.

I'm looking to buy some 700 x 23C tubes in bulk but I can't find any on line stores which sell them.
Am I just looking in the wrong place?
Has anyone else bought some in bulk on line and if so from who? (or whom)


Torpedo 7 - 10 tubes for $30 + $9 delivery I believe
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Postby europa » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:22 pm

MichaelB wrote:Torpedo 7 - 10 tubes for $30 + $9 delivery I believe


Sometimes at a ridiculous special so keep a watch out for that.

Just received a package from Rivendell that arrived promptly and in good condition ... and postage cost more than the item dammit - that'll teach me to check things a bit more closely :? (they added UPS tracking and some insurance that I hadn't expected, but yeah, should have asked first).

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Postby tuco » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:48 pm

Okay, thanks, found them.

I wasn't looking hard enough. I saw 39mm in the title and didn't realise that was only referring to the valve length.
I've been thinking of getting a chain cleaner so it might be a good opportunity to get both and save on postage.
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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:25 pm

I'm happy :D :D

Put an order in to VeloGear last Wednesday and have just received my package - not bad from the US. Must admit, postage was a bit steep, but when you gotta have something, you gotta have it. FedEx are quick though.

What did I get?

the Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon jerseys discussed earlier

and...

FruitLoops

They fit well, but a bit loose around the arms. I can live with that though.
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Postby Bnej » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:56 pm

Wish I could get a jersey with the Bad Religion "NO CONTROL" album cover printed on the back...

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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:11 pm

I like them, particularly the Froot Loop and the "Old farts who get Fat in Winter Time" one.

Very nice indeed.

What was teh postage (if you don't meind me asking ?)
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:04 pm

Bnej wrote:Wish I could get a jersey with the Bad Religion "NO CONTROL" album cover printed on the back...

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You can get a jersey printed up, at a price
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Postby tuco » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:22 pm

moosterbounce wrote:the Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon jerseys discussed earlier


Do we get to see the Floyd jersy????????

I've been on the trainer this week watching Pulse DVD.
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Postby heavymetal » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:31 pm

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

First lot of stuff I've ordered from the net for awhile and....

I just ordered a ton of stuff from the net, and bloody Shimano is shut for stock taking. I don't believe it. I will have to wait another 2 weeks for my stuff.

At least my vintage new R600 brake levers are in stock from elsewhere and should be here next week to replace those stupid brifters, where the brake levers move sideways. That is really unnerving.

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Postby moosterbounce » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:17 pm

Sorry...Floyd jersey is...

here

Fruit loops was USD$44.95
DSOTM USD$79.95

Postage USD$25.00

I did make a boo though...ordered them last Friday. They sent me an email to confirm I was happy to pay the cost of shipping (was extra than that specified on the site as OS), then processed my reply on the 25th. Not bad at all.

Did a runner from work early as I wanted to give these a go...DSOTM fits well - bit loose in the sleeves. Loopy is also a bit loose in the sleeves, and a bit tight on the hips (damn bloke fit!!), but should be fine. The DSOTM one also has writing inside the pockets at the back - "The lunatic is in my head...on the grass etc". Cute.

The other site someone recommended to me is pbk

You can change their pricing to AUD and it is a flat postage rate for most items (not wheels).

Now I just have to break the news to the hubby :shock:
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:17 pm

heavymetal wrote:Dean Woods


To date I have purchased from Dean Woods, Torpedo 7, eBay and today I placed an order on Phantom Cycles.

The delivery time from Dean Woods to WA was something like two days. Excellent. Torpedo 7 took a bit longer but that is coming out of NZ. Again no issues.

Interaction with Phantom Cycles so far so good. Also like that they are on Skype and MSN and they are available during business hours via same.

I contacted two outfits in the US and Ivanhoe Cycles in Melbourne re the Sigma lights I purchased on eBay. Both US bike shops got back to me. One didn't want to do business but at least replied. Ivanhoe Cycles who advertise in Bicycling Australia and include their email address didn't bother to reply so I didn't bother to shop with them. Makes me wonder why bother advertising in a national magazine? No business sense IMO.

I ended up getting the lights on eBay for about $70 less than Ivanhoe anyway.

Oh also tried Amazon for something ... they came back couldn't ship the item to Australia. Again at least got communication. That said I do find shipping from Amazon tends to be slow.

PBK shipping costs puts me off buying from them.

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:22 pm

moosterbounce wrote:Sorry...Floyd jersey is...

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I like how they have comprehensive sizing information. Americans are so much better at "mail order." Comes from all those years of catalogue sales I guess.

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Postby tuco » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:32 pm

moosterbounce wrote:Sorry...Floyd jersey is...

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Nice . . . pity it's too hot up here for black clothing.
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Postby X-wing » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:16 pm

I really dig the Primalgear (d'oh! edited) stuff... I have been toying with DSOTM or Kiss 'Destroyer' (still one of the coolest album covers I have seen).
It sure makes a change from the 'Oh yeah, I ride with Cofidis' jersies that people ride around in. :lol: :lol:

/Marcus quickly throws a rug over his Cofidis jersey, slinks away/ :roll:
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Postby Zujan » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:48 pm

I’m buying all bicycling accessories from the net, prices are just much cheaper this way……..but will always buy a bike from LBS.I have used these online retailers with no probs at all;
E-bay (from USA)
Descente (AU)
Teamcyclist (USA)
Ribble Cycles (UK) you do not pay GST here
Parker International (UK) ditto as above
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Postby Matty » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:02 pm

I can spend hours browsing ProBikeKit... :D
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