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    Online Buying

    through the years I've used Excel, Colorado, Nashbar, & Performance - are there others ? let me know your top pick - thanks

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    I call the ones with an 800 #, and talk to their inside sales people, when it is offered.
    the Q&A back and forth works out better that way.

    It takes more time to fill out all the forms involved in not talking to people.

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    I hate people, so I'll take the time to fill out the forms.
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    Universal Cycles, JensonUSA, bikeparts.com, etc.

    I've recently taken to buying parts through bikeparts.com. They're owned by the bike shop that's in town here, so I just ride on over and get my parts when they arrive.
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    Tree Fort Bikes, free shipping over $125.
    Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK, Free shipping over $238, but otherwise only $23 to the USA. Some stuff is priced no better, some is priced way better.
    Wiggle.UK Free shipping to USA over $79. Great deals on many parts.

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    I like to keep business with my lbs when possible but many times the answer to my question is "we can order it for you" followed by a two to three week wait. This is unaceptable and particularly for comon components. My online resources:
    Blue Sky Cycling - Great pricing on "Combos" such as brakes and levers, Rear der and shifters etc. http://www.blueskycycling.com/

    Universal Cycles - Great for most items. I like to buy my spokes and rims here. Prices are good and spokes can be bought in smaller than box quantites.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/

    Others I use from time to time in no particular order.

    Jenson

    Nashbar

    Performance

    Alger

    Alfred E Bike

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    ProBikeKit.com is another great source. Typically have free shipping to the US and their prices are awesome.

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    I just got 4 Red compound Magura HS33 brake shoes
    and a ni-mh rechargeable upgrade kit for my NightRider sport halogen battery light,
    from Cambria, in so California.
    Monday, .. shipping was less than ordering From Universal , only 150 miles up river ..
    in the same state.

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    +1 on Jenson. I've found their prices better than most others and their service is excellent. Licktons in Chicago is excellent for Campy components in particular.

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    +=1 on JensonUSA. They have a great selection and great prices.

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    Use spadout.com to find good prices on the items you're looking for. I commonly order from about 6 different places, depending on the specific items I'm looking for.

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    +1 more for treefortbikes.com. I just found em lately; wish i had found em a loooong time ago.

    I also have love for jensonusa.com. pricepoint.com is great for last year's sram chains/cassettes, last year's mavic wheels (if you enjoy such things), and oddball deals. universalcycles if you need wheels built. They charge their current price for components, and no additional labor fee!

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    Biketiresdirect has great prices, not only tires. But I buy most of my stuff from my LBS.

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