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Old 10-16-08, 09:40 PM   #1
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Any you guys buy parts from this place?

You guys ever shop here? I found it a couple of weeks ago looking for an Ultegra crank for my Lemond. It's an online ebay store. You can buy some of the stuff without having to bid with the 'buy now' button.

I found my Ultegra triple 10 speed outboard bearing setup with the bottom bracket included for $149!

Any other online store is $219 minumum 'without' the BB which is anywhere from $35-$60.

I looked lastnight and the price has dropped to $131 for the same setup, including double cranks. A few others for like $60. But I wanted the new bearing setup as it's s'posed to be sturdier for us big guys.

It's a Co in Wisconsin, same place as Trek. 5 days shipping by ground for $15, still a great deal!

Jus got my crank installed to day, sweet and perfect condition. New stuff, never used, just not the fancy packaging. Only pit is no mfgr warranty. But the seller says he will replace with a good set if any problems come up, or refund the money if impossible to swap. Gauranteed to work!

I received mine in a Trek box!

Theprices change so it's hit and miss like anything on ebay. This is my first online purchase. Guy has great reviews and a wellknown store in Wisconsin.

Just thought maybe you macho Cydes looking to go double or notso Macho CLydes looking to go triple might like to know aobu tthe store!

Also has track and fixed stuff!


Check out the cranks!

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Old 10-16-08, 10:37 PM   #2
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I've gotten stuff from them before and have always been satisfied. I also ordered the same setup that you just got, but haven't gotten it yet.
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Not familiar with them.

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I found them looking for single speed parts on the 'bay. Good prices.
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I have purchased several items, crank, bb, pedals, etc..... Shippings a little high, but awesome shipping time, awesome service, item exactly as advertised. I will definiatly buy again (as my $$$ says i can)
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I have purchased several items, crank, bb, pedals, etc..... Shippings a little high, but awesome shipping time, awesome service, item exactly as advertised. I will definiatly buy again (as my $$$ says i can)
IS the shipping high? This is my first online purchase. $15 for shipping from Wisconsin to Cali didn't seem much,, but what do I know.

However, when I first logged on to purchase, the total at the item description said $35 shipping. I hit the shipping modify button and it brought it down to $15 like the ad said!
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Just saw that they made their entire store free shipping- http://stores.ebay.com/wheelandsprocket
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Just saw that they made their entire store free shipping- http://stores.ebay.com/wheelandsprocket

Are someway affiliated with them? I notice you only have 7 posts!

I am not in no way. But yeah free shipping, bottom bracket included, and new otuboard style bearing set up? Go mine for $149. now down to $131 last time I looked (buy it now button, so not bidding), free shipping now? Sheesh, what else can you ask for!

I read several reviews and somewhere around 97% positive. I received my crnakset in perfect shape! Not a scrath, nick, ding, blemish, perfect. I replaced my existing setup cause it was weak and flexy beiseds the problems. The new setup is stiff and durable. Big difference under my weight at 245!

Just tiping the clydes, you won't touch a setup like this for less than $300. Crank is $229 online and BB's are about $40-$60.

If you have a Bontrager setup, you should look into it. I bought the Shimano triple,....and loving it!

I am and don't believe in advertising for anybody. But informing the clydes of a great deal is my MO! Only adds years of more enjoyment


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Old 10-23-08, 02:10 PM   #10
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Been eyeballing some Ultegra stuff from them too. Given the contents of this thread, I'm now a lot closer to pulling the trigger. Thanks.
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Hey Beanz,
A buddy of mine picked up a brand new Ultegra 9 speed rear derailleur from Wheel and Sprocket a couple of months ago for $30 on ebay with free shiopping. Neither of us could believe it until the deraileur arrived. I haven't seen one that low on there ever since. A few people I've met buy their stuff from there and swear by them. Maybe I should consider going to them too. However their low prices don't seem to be consistent across their product line. It just seems that some of their stuff can be had at a number of LBSs for around the same price or less. I guess it depends on what it is you're buying.
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Hey Beanz,
A buddy of mine picked up a brand new Ultegra 9 speed rear derailleur from Wheel and Sprocket a couple of months ago for $30 on ebay with free shiopping. Neither of us could believe it until the deraileur arrived. I haven't seen one that low on there ever since. A few people I've met buy their stuff from there and swear by them. Maybe I should consider going to them too. However their low prices don't seem to be consistent across their product line. It just seems that some of their stuff can be had at a number of LBSs for around the same price or less. I guess it depends on what it is you're buying.
Yeah, but like most ebay stuff, it's hit and miss. I will see one crank for $131 and another almost exact for $200. I dunno, I just buy what I need when I see it!..From what I've heard, W&S is a store in Wisconsin. So I guess they're just having good online sales!

I have gotten Dura Ace derailleurs at Supergo for $64 (no tax sales)! I picked up 2 at that price. I wish they were still around!
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Nice. Wheel and Sprocket just went free shipping but they raised their Ebay "buy-it-now" prices by $40 ($279 for a previously $239 item that used to ship for $29). That's what I hate about Ebay shops; always dicking around with pricing and shipping costs and rarely matching-up with real online shop prices. :-(

I am presently building up a single speed roadie and am watching the eBay prices very carefully on wheel sets, cranks and BBs, and handlebars set-ups. In my opinion you're better off shopping their non-ebay online storefronts and taking the prices to your local brick and mortar shop. If the local can't get it to you for less than the online shop price including shipping, then go for it online. But with Ebay it's buyer beware and take it real slow. Do not be in a hurry to get your parts!

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Anyone from Wisconsin is cool. I've been to their stores a few times, they seem alright. Possible some of their parts are sold cheap because they are components that came on new bikes, but were upgraded or changed when the bike was sold?

Everything is Trek here in Wisconsin. Of the 6 closest LBS's to me, Trek is the main brand at all of them, with a little Specialized thrown in.
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What a coincidence; just bought the same parts! $

The Alez I picked up for a song a few months ago had close to 5500 miles put on by the previous owner. He told me that next year I should consider installing a new BB for it. Well, I am a bit of a nut when it comes to owning anything completely stock. The need to modify or upgrade is nearly compulsive for me.

I decided I would upgrade to an Ultegra CS when I replaced the BB. That decision made I began to monitor Ebail pretty closely for a deal. Although $149 is a good deal; the lack of a guaranty kind of bothered me. I am also cash strapped so I passed on that deal. I reasoned that since I had all winter to find a deal Patience was warranted.

On Monday a fellow who had been re-listing his Ultegra CS sans BB at $100 for nearly a month re-listed again but at $50. When I saw that he had dropped the "Buy It Now" I could not resist. It should be here either tomorrow or Monday.

Then this morning while searching the Bicycle Mechanics Forum I noticed an ad for Jenson flashing at me on the right side of the screen. Curious as to how much a BB might cost there I clicked. Turned out their current sale also included BB's. I bought the BB and the Park tool to install it both for only $55, (BTW those guys over at the Mechanics forum gave me links to learn how to change a BB and the tools I would need).

So I managed to find the CS, BB, and installation tool all for under $120. A price even a cheap bastage like myself can afford.
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Anyone from Wisconsin is cool. I've been to their stores a few times, they seem alright. Possible some of their parts are sold cheap because they are components that came on new bikes, but were upgraded or changed when the bike was sold?

Everything is Trek here in Wisconsin. Of the 6 closest LBS's to me, Trek is the main brand at all of them, with a little Specialized thrown in.

The crank I bought is advertised as "never installed". It is brand new, not a scratch, or fingerprint in my inspection. All surfaces are nice and smooth. Of course everything online is up and down.

I did get some nice stuff from Supergo befor with similar packaging. Clear plastic but who cares. the parts are new and great.
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Okay... my Ultegra RD is on the way from them. Just need the cranks now to complete my Ultegraization.
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The crank I bought is advertised as "never installed". It is brand new, not a scratch, or fingerprint in my inspection. All surfaces are nice and smooth. Of course everything online is up and down.

I did get some nice stuff from Supergo befor with similar packaging. Clear plastic but who cares. the parts are new and great.
Sometimes what happens is, a component supplier has OEM parts on hand when the model year changes and the newer one is a little different, so they sell the older parts off to get them out of the warehouse. Probably one of those, "mystery" trailer type deals, you make an offer for a given volume of goods, they load it on your trailer and you never really know what your going to get until you unload the trailer and check it. Sometimes you get lots of good stuff, other times you pack it all back up and call a scrap dealer hoping that the price of the metal is high enough that you at least break even. Of course what I mean by a trailer is a metal box 9' high, 9' wide and 53' long that has wheels under it.

Because they are OEM parts they don't have retail packaging.
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Sometimes what happens is, a component supplier has OEM parts on hand when the model year changes and the newer one is a little different, so they sell the older parts off to get them out of the warehouse. Probably one of those, "mystery" trailer type deals, you make an offer for a given volume of goods, they load it on your trailer and you never really know what your going to get until you unload the trailer and check it. Sometimes you get lots of good stuff, other times you pack it all back up and call a scrap dealer hoping that the price of the metal is high enough that you at least break even. Of course what I mean by a trailer is a metal box 9' high, 9' wide and 53' long that has wheels under it.
Because they are OEM parts they don't have retail packaging.
I'm pretty sure that's the case. Either way, gauranteed to work, replacement or money back. All I know is that mine is Sweet, Perfect and Much better than the stock crank I had.
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Beanz, thanks for the tip--The Litespeed I just bought has cross-threaded pedal holes in the cranks... I need to buy a new set, and this is most timely! Anyone know if I can use the 10-speed cranks with a 9-speed drivetrain (Dura Ace)? TIA!
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Beanz, thanks for the tip--The Litespeed I just bought has cross-threaded pedal holes in the cranks... I need to buy a new set, and this is most timely! Anyone know if I can use the 10-speed cranks with a 9-speed drivetrain (Dura Ace)? TIA!

That's exactly what I did Erwin8r! I have a 9 speed drivetrain but worried the 10 speed crank would have problems. I posted a few threads and consensus was it would be ok. I've been riding it and it's sweet, no problems!

But I did replace the rear cogset and chain (9 speed) about a week before the new crank. Did this to avoid any chainskip that is involved when installing a new chain on worn cogs.

But yes, the 10 speed works great with the 9 speed drivetrain!
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Beanz, thanks for the tip--The Litespeed I just bought has cross-threaded pedal holes in the cranks... I need to buy a new set, and this is most timely! Anyone know if I can use the 10-speed cranks with a 9-speed drivetrain (Dura Ace)? TIA!

BTW, I did the samething to my Lemond when it was about 2 months old. It was the NON driveside crankarm. If this is the case, you may have a good bikeshop near with good mechanics. I paid about $20 to have a helicoil installed. They say it won't work for the driveside. Worked great for 3 years, not a problem. Only replaced the crank to upgrade the junk crank stock equipped.
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Believe it or not, BOTH sides were stripped at the "start" point. I've never seen this on a crankset before and can only surmise that at one point someone tried to thread the wrong pedal into the wrong side. I couldn't get the pedals to "start," and when I thought one was started, I saw it going in crooked. If nothing else, the new 10-speed cranks look great! LOL!!
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Believe it or not, BOTH sides were stripped at the "start" point. I've never seen this on a crankset before and can only surmise that at one point someone tried to thread the wrong pedal into the wrong side. I couldn't get the pedals to "start," and when I thought one was started, I saw it going in crooked. If nothing else, the new 10-speed cranks look great! LOL!!

Good luck with the new crank. When I went to W&S, the shipping was $15 bu the price in the total showed as $35. I hit the "update shipping" button then it dropped to ground delivery for $15.

S'posed to be free now. Not sure cause always changing. But incase the total is different from what the ad says, make sure to use the "update shipping" button.

It was my first online purchase so I was confused!

I was very happy with the shipment. Good tracking and niclely boxed. Including the BB, can't beat that!

I've read plenty of complaints on the road forum aobut PBK packaging. But W&S's was nice!

Mine took about 5 days but I was in no rush. Good thing about having several bikes!
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I have been buying from them for a few years.. always ship fast and is quality equipment.. I imagine many of out of box items are pull offs, just as good as new..
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