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Old 08-18-09, 04:12 PM   #1
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Source for Parts Online

Apologies if this has been covered, but is ther a go-to online site in which you can purchase bike parts? I just bought an old Trek and am looking for some bar tape and a new saddle...any thoughts?
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Old 08-18-09, 04:46 PM   #2
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Lots:

www.bikenashbar.com
www.niagaracycle.com (also through amazon)
www.lickbike.com
www.performancebike.com
www.pricepoint.com

Search through this forum and you'll find lots of comments about these and other sellers. Also look at the top of the forum for coupons for a couple. I am new to this and just about to put a first order in, likely to lickton (lickbike). Good luck!
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Hello PatrickT like previous poster said yes. however unless you know exactly what you want brand, color ect. I strongly recomend you visit your bike shop. I seldom purchase things like that online unless I know exactly what it is. I never buy something mail order to see 'how I like it'. tape purchased $2 cheaper online is no bargain if you do not like it or the color is different that it 'looked' online.

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I'm quite fond of the old Tressostar cloth-tape.

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...ord=Tressostar

And Ben's Cycle has a good variety of other things as well.
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Oh no. You told him about the secret web site!!!!


Obscure BSNYC reference.
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I often use froogle.com just to see what floats to the top.

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http://www.universalcycles.com/

http://smartbikeparts.com/ Difficult to navigate. Lots of Sturmey Archer small parts.

http://www.xxcycle.com/ Because I like French stuff. Not as useful since they ran out of Stronglight A-9s.
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Hello PatrickT like previous poster said yes. however unless you know exactly what you want brand, color ect. I strongly recomend you visit your bike shop. I seldom purchase things like that online unless I know exactly what it is.
I agree. Both your items are iffy for an online purchase. The look and feel of tape is important. And saddles are notoriously one of the most difficult items to get right, unless you just get lucky. I tried six other saddles on my main road bike before I discovered the Brooks B17.

Otherwise, you've got lots of choices listed in the thread. Niagara can be best for hard-to-find or generic items, and sometimes for price. I use them for restoring bikes where I will need lots of things.
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I've bought many parts from UK retailer Probikekit. Free shipping to the USA, too.

http://www.probikekit.com/
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Not that it is important for what the OP listed, but no one listed Harris.

Also, I like http://aebike.com/
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Thanks guys! I'll check my LBS first and then if nothing...I might try online. Thanks for the sites!
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Harris is no longer a good source for French or three speed parts, so I'm no longer willing to put up with their slow shipping to the West Coast.
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I agree. Both your items are iffy for an online purchase. The look and feel of tape is important. And saddles are notoriously one of the most difficult items to get right, unless you just get lucky. I tried six other saddles on my main road bike before I discovered the Brooks B17.

Otherwise, you've got lots of choices listed in the thread. Niagara can be best for hard-to-find or generic items, and sometimes for price. I use them for restoring bikes where I will need lots of things.
If you are thinking about a Brooks saddle, wallbike.com has a great return policy. Nice insurance if you are not sure if a Brooks is your cup of tea.

From their website:
6 Month UNCONDITIONAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - new BROOKS saddles. Return your new saddle at any time within six-months of the ship date for a full refund of the price of the saddle. Shipping will not be refunded unless there is a manufacturing defect that would make the return a factory warranty issue.
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Harris is no longer a good source for French or three speed parts, so I'm no longer willing to put up with their slow shipping to the West Coast.
Have you tried Yellow Jersey for French stuff? I don't do French (on bikes that is) but they seem to be pretty heavily into it. Their website is archaic, like 1997, but give a ring they have the knowing of things.
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