Great Shopping Experiences

thatmdee
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby thatmdee » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:59 am

Cycle Fitness Nutrition in Newcastle.

I was after a Wahoo Kickr 2016 model. Called up, and it was in stock. Dropped around after work, they swapped over the 11 speed cassette for an 8-speed (yep, I spent $1600 on a trainer that's worth over double my road bike!).

Very friendly, quick, efficient and helpful customer service. A very nice looking and professional store. I'll definitely be going back there - probably some shoes will be next on the list.

I nearly ordered the Kickr online, but it was great to be able to find it locally and support a local store.

thecraig
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby thecraig » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:53 am

Kudos to Bike Bug (Whippets Workshop) in Stepney SA.

Was desperate for a compact crankset before the Bupa Challenge (fear of Checker Hill!) and they actually swapped one from a bike in stock in order to install it in mine before the ride. Very impressive service.

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Rural Rider
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Rural Rider » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:33 pm

Well I went to Velocipede Cycles in Parramatta today and got fitted for a 2016 Specialized Allez e5 Sport - got a deal on the last years model and got the colour I wanted taboot. I'm 6ft tall - 183cm - and the 56 Frame is bang on correct for me personally so it seems the 58 would have been massive overkill though the Manufacturers Data suggests 183cm is a 58!

With the saving I made on the 2016 Allez I was able to purchase new clip shoes, clip pedals, helmet, bottle and carrier, pump, spare tube and carry bag into the bargain. I'm very happy ... and must give a HUGE thumbs up and thanks to Dave at http://www.velocipede.com.au/ who spent about 2 hours with me fitting everything up - fantastic Bike shop and genuine, no B.S, friendly service.

It will take me a few rides to get used to having a 2 x 9 Shimano Sora gear set .... coming from a 3 Speed Sturmey Archer Hub! ... But I think I'll take to it fairly quickly once I firgure it all out ... clip pedals will be an interesting new challenge also, but looking forward to that as well. :D

Cheers, RR.
2017 Trek Emonda SL6
2016 Specialized Allez e5 Sport

Patt0
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Patt0 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:16 pm

Anyone notice nearly all the lifeline products have disappeared off wiggle site?
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Widget
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Widget » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:10 am

Patt0 wrote:Anyone notice nearly all the lifeline products have disappeared off wiggle site?


Seems limited on the australian wiggle site.. a lot more on the .co.uk site

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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby celeste boy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:25 am

Rural Rider wrote:Well I went to Velocipede Cycles in Parramatta today and got fitted for a 2016 Specialized Allez e5 Sport - got a deal on the last years model and got the colour I wanted taboot. I'm 6ft tall - 183cm - and the 56 Frame is bang on correct for me personally so it seems the 58 would have been massive overkill though the Manufacturers Data suggests 183cm is a 58!

With the saving I made on the 2016 Allez I was able to purchase new clip shoes, clip pedals, helmet, bottle and carrier, pump, spare tube and carry bag into the bargain. I'm very happy ... and must give a HUGE thumbs up and thanks to Dave at http://www.velocipede.com.au/ who spent about 2 hours with me fitting everything up - fantastic Bike shop and genuine, no B.S, friendly service.

It will take me a few rides to get used to having a 2 x 9 Shimano Sora gear set .... coming from a 3 Speed Sturmey Archer Hub! ... But I think I'll take to it fairly quickly once I firgure it all out ... clip pedals will be an interesting new challenge also, but looking forward to that as well. :D

Cheers, RR.


Remember, average number of falls forgetting that you are clipped in is 3. Worst is when that happens right in front of 2nd -in-charge.

CB

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Rural Rider
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Rural Rider » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:07 pm

Just had great service and fast shipping buying from Pushy's ... bought a new Exposure Strada 800lm Front Light and a Garmin Edge 520 - free shipping, items arrived inside 5 days from Brisbane to Country NSW. Very happy with products and the service!

RR
2017 Trek Emonda SL6
2016 Specialized Allez e5 Sport

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Specialized29er
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Specialized29er » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:01 am

I like Pushys to but what they stock are limited. Super fast delivery and have not faulted there services yet.

Elsior
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Elsior » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:28 am

Great shopping experience with Bicycles Online.

Bought 2x Polygon Bend RVs and they arrived the day after they're dispatched from NSW to Vic.

Had trouble installing the Naild thru axle and they provided assistance to resolve it.

Very pleased that they're bringing Polygon bikes into Australia, really great value for money.

thejrider
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby thejrider » Wed May 03, 2017 9:42 pm

Cycles Galleria in Williamstown - very helpful for an absolute noob such as myself.

Been to numerous other stores, but their customer service was far superior. Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and logical in their advice/suggestions.

RobertL
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby RobertL » Thu May 18, 2017 11:09 am

Don't rule out your LBS!

I want to replace the foam pads in my Giro Foray helmet. I had a quick look online, and can get them delivered for $23.95. Estimated delivery mid to late next week.

I then phoned the LBS where I bought the helmet. They stock some replacement pads, but not all. A quick look on their computer and they can get them in for me by mid to late next week for $19.99.

Thanks to Sharon at Bike Obsession in Brisbane.

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redsonic
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby redsonic » Thu May 18, 2017 7:12 pm

I needed to find a "safety flag" for my Mum and her new recumbent trike. Looked online, was going to have to pay $25-30 to have it delivered. Went to my LBS (Rival Bikes at Wynnum), not expecting them to have any in stock, yet they had them for less than $20, plus 20% off as part of their Mother's day sale.
Rival bikes frequently surprises me at how cost competitive they are with online shops.

john1664
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby john1664 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:32 pm

Scored a GIant TCR Advanced 1 Disc for $1999 at Cycleworld in Croydon west. Very friendly and helpful. Fast response when you call/message them up. Cheers

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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:31 pm

Need to chime in with another positive review for Pushys. Good prices for a local business (Conti GP4000 II $44, Vittoria Zaffiro $19), easy to use website, notification emails when out of stock items get restocked, and really quick turnaround on orders. Ordered set of Vittorias, tubes , cables, chainring, brake pads and other crap in the middle of last night, tracking tells me I'll have it tomorrow. I've had a much better experience with Pushys when compared to Wiggle for example
mmm, BioPace

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Ross
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Re: Great Shopping Experiences

Postby Ross » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 am

Wiggle - again! I ordered a few spare tubes and a chain from Wiggle this morning and an hour later I receive and email saying it is already picked and packed. That is outstanding IMO.

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