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Postby Brods1675 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:34 am

Asides from probike kit can anyone suggest good (read cheap) websites that sell bike parts, such as groupsets etc? ie in the US as the exchange rate is so good.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:39 am

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Postby Brods1675 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:06 am

have used T7 a few times for bits & pieces, and will return. Groupsets don't seem to be an option from them.
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Postby Brods1675 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:12 am

MountGower wrote:www.comobike.com
Speedy replies to emails so far. I will probably buy from there next week.

Checked their prices on some components, seem a bit more expensive than PBK, but cheaper than local!
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Postby stryker84 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:45 am

haven't used it myself, but have had good reports...
http://www.chainreactioncyles.com
anyone bought from them before?
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Postby europa » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:54 am

Chain reaction are very good - cheap (better than Pbk and Torpedo7 for the stuff I buy ... but largely because they're more likely to have it :roll:). Shipping is fast and secure ... and you don't get as many bits of paper as you do with Torpedo7 (if they reduced their paperwork to one sheet, they'd make a huge profit).

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Postby sogood » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:23 pm

The other obvious one is eBay. There's eBay.com and eBay.com.au.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:52 pm

Hard to beat PBK for group sets
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:39 pm

stryker84 wrote:haven't used it myself, but have had good reports...
http://www.chainreactioncyles.com
anyone bought from them before?


Dud link there Stryker.

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Postby europa » Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:40 pm

The 'not in stock' problem can be interesting - depends on the practices of both the seller and the distributor I guess. I bought my Brooks from Chain Reaction. It was out of stock when I placed the order. They sent an email telling me they were out of stock, then another telling me when it was in stock and had been shipped - the delay was only two or three days. In this case, Chain Reaction did the right thing, but I guess it also depends on how quickly they can get the stock.

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Postby stryker84 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:31 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
stryker84 wrote:haven't used it myself, but have had good reports...
http://www.chainreactioncyles.com
anyone bought from them before?


Dud link there Stryker.

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www.chainreactioncycles.com should get you there. :P
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Postby europa » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:43 pm

Flebay can be quite good. It is a puddle full of sharks and the creatures they feed off of course (ie, us :roll: ), but there are some interesting bargains there, and some rip offs - there's a bloke selling Shimano SPD-L pedals for more than you can buy them at PBK at the moment :wink: And I was interested to note that in the week following Torpedo7 putting Exauster (sp?) shoes on special, someone was selling quite a few of them with a starting price that would cover the purchase from T7, postage to Oz plus the ebay fees. Am I being too cynical? Probably. But there seem to be a steady supply of blokes buying a bike and updating immediately, then selling off the unused 'new' bits in an attempt to recoup their losses - a good source of lower priced parts.

There are a lot of apparently very cheap bits coming out of Indonesia at the moment. They aren't the sort of thing I've been in the market for so I can't comment on them or the service - something to look out for? Or something to 'look out for'?

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Postby Aussteve2712 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:29 pm

Just got a Shimano Ultegra rear compact cassette & Ultegra chain delivered in Australia for only $8.00 more than the best price I could get for the cassette on it's own in Australia.

Bought them out of Hong Kong off fleebay, I had very good communication with the seller to the point I believe he is very reputable & his extensive feedback would definately support that.

Seller appears to have extensive stock of large variety of parts.

No I do not have any connection but I am happy to give his details if requested.
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Postby Brods1675 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:10 am

Aussteve2712 wrote:Just got a Shimano Ultegra rear compact cassette & Ultegra chain delivered in Australia for only $8.00 more than the best price I could get for the cassette on it's own in Australia.

Bought them out of Hong Kong off fleebay, I had very good communication with the seller to the point I believe he is very reputable & his extensive feedback would definately support that.

Seller appears to have extensive stock of large variety of parts.

No I do not have any connection but I am happy to give his details if requested.


seller details would be appreciated.
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Postby Aussteve2712 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:42 am

Certainly, his e-mail is goboseller [[email protected]] & his ebay store address is http://search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQ ... 3aBQ3aSLLR

With apologies to the moderators, I did try several times to shorten this link using the recommended procedure but was unable to get it to work!!!!sighs in frustration.
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Postby europa » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:31 am

As it appears, it either wasn't big enough to need shortening :D

If you ever do have troubles shortening a link, give a yell please. I'm not aware of any reason why one can't be and would like to know if someone does throw up a problem. One thing I've noticed (especially with images), is that you can't afford to have extra spaces or carriage returns in front of or behind the link - quite often you're not aware of them until you do a preview (something I've learnt to use a lot :roll: ).

Now the seller - busy pussycat isn't he, and with a good reputation (though I'm now rather cynical about good reps). Thanks for the tip.

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Postby stryker84 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:42 am

For shortening links, you could use http://tinyurl.com/ .
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Postby europa » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:56 am

Thanks stryker. Andrew suggested one also but I couldn't get it to work. Don't worry about the way your link was displayed - our anti spam filter sometimes displays Nortonesque enthusiasm.

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Postby Aussteve2712 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:20 pm

Now the seller - busy pussycat isn't he, and with a good reputation (though I'm now rather cynical about good reps). Thanks for the tip.

Richard[/quote]

As they say Richard, caveat emptor, but I can only repeat that my experience, albeit only once, was very good & I would certainly use him again.
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