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    Best Online Stores

    Hi

    I live in Australia but travel to the US frequently.

    What are the best online stores to buy parts, tools etc.

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    nashbar.com, performancebike.com, jensonusa.com, pricepoint.com

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    Here goes: aebike.com, nashbar.com, performancebike.com, cambriabike.com, airbomb.com, beyondbikes.com, greenfishsports.com, rivendell.com, peterwhitecycles.com, bikeusa.com, icycles.com, pricepoint.com, benscycle.net,
    excelsports.com

    There are others, I'm sure.

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    For small, oddball parts (bearings, screws, cables, etc.): www.loosescrews.com
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    This question was asked several times already and my answer is always:

    http://www.bestwebbuys.com/bikes/

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    I have had great luck with Excel Sports.

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    I am a big fan of Performance.
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    I'm a fan of Nashbar, have gotten some great deals, just ordered a Limar 705 helmet for myself for $35 and some Z11 pedals for $26 from the returned goods for my Dad.

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    Harric Cyclery. Sheldon's store and it's got lots of hard-to-find stuff, and a great selection of regular stoff of course.

    Lickton's has a great selection of high-end road stuff at low prices.

    Rivendell's website was mis-listed in previous post - here's the direct link to their online catalog.

    Wallingford has a great rep as shop, too.

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    #1 for any kind of bike tool, IMHO. Plus, lots of good repair parts and excellent prices on a lot of components:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com

    Another good mail order:

    http://www.frankfordbike.com/

    I found them after an exhaustive seach for a discontinued Park tool (chain line checker) and they were great people to deal with. Very nice.
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    I gotta say aebike.com . Its right down the street, and obviously my LBS of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffr093
    I'm a fan of Nashbar, have gotten some great deals, just ordered a Limar 705 helmet for myself for $35 and some Z11 pedals for $26 from the returned goods for my Dad.
    Nashbar, and the now de-funked Supergo are actually a part of Performance.

    I have been a solid customer of Performance for 17-19 years. Can't be beat for the most basic stuff.

    I have recently started moving about half of my business to Excel Sports Click Here

    They carry good stuff - like Colorado Bicyclist - but they have reasonable prices . . . .

    Nothing like buying bike stuff during winter

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    +1 for aebike.com Great service and prices that are hard to beat. have also done business with bikepartsusa, nashbar, cambria and jenson usa.

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    Branford Bikes if you are in to campy stuff, though they carry lots of Shimano stuff as well. They even carry replacement parts for the insides of campy brifters and for $5, they will sell you instructions on how to take campy brifters apart.

    Ever since Nashbar got bought out by Performance, I can find nothing good to buy there. It used to be that you could find somewhat obsoleted parts there for good prices, and they had lots of stock at all levels of quality to choose from, from both Shimano and Campy. Now, all they offer is the standard stuff that everyone else (particularly performance bike) carries, at full retail price and with very limited choices. I can find no point in shopping there anymore. They are also "Shimano Authorized" which is a code word for "Shimano Restricted", so it is getting more and more rare to find anything Campy, particularly at the value level lower than Chorus. They are so much like Performance Bike now in what they offer that I wouldn't be surprised to see Nashbar go the way of SuperGo. Probably the only reason they keep the Nashbar site around is that there are some people who are partial to the Nashbar name.

    Harris Cyclery is a great place to find parts which are not so race oriented. They carry chainrings of all sizes, generator and multi-speed hubs, fixed gear parts, and other stuff which the major catelogues don't carry.
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    http://ebiketools.com/ for park tools
    http://www.bicyclebuys.com
    http://www.downtube.com
    I can never just make one order for everything I need....always have to order from several outlets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caotropheus
    This question was asked several times already and my answer is always:

    http://www.bestwebbuys.com/bikes/
    Along the same lines, search http://www.qbike.com for price comparisons.
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