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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-15-09, 12:28 PM   #1
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Online Bike Parts?

Are there any good reliable online bike stores? I was going to buy a new set of higher PSI tires and possibly some pedals as these plastic ones freak me out. But I am not sure where to go to get good prices and trustworthy service.

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Old 06-15-09, 12:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-09, 12:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom, bookmarking now!
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I've used bikeparts.com in the past for some hard to find items. Faster shipping than nashbar but their product search feature is terrible.
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Old 06-15-09, 01:04 PM   #5
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I've used Performance Bike, Nashbar, PricePoint, JensonUSA, Universal Cycles, BikeTiresDirect.com, Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, and probably a bunch of others I've forgotten...
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Alfred E. Bike (aebike.com)
Bikeman (bikeman.com)

Others have good luck with PBK (probikekit.com) but I haven't tried them. Apparently they have great prices and good shipping.

I've been happiest with AE Bike recently. Great prices and free shipping over $75.00. They're not as fast on the shipping, and they batch orders every couple of days so it might not ship right away, but for instance:
I just bought a DT Swiss RR1.1 rim from them. LBS wants $109.00 for it. Bikeman wants $80.00 for it plus shipping no matter how much you spend. AE Bike has it for $71, so I bought $5.00 more of stuff and got free shipping, too.
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universal cycles; pricepoint...I have been happy with both
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anyone have Canadian bike shops?
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In addition to Performance, Nashbar and Harris, I've bought a bunch of stuff from Speedgoat and a couple of things from TriSportshttp://www.trisports.com/index.html.
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Depending on the part, it can be very handy to actually see the doohingey before you pay money for it. In some cases, the easiest way to get the right part is to take the old one in and say "I need one of these". And if it's some $5 part, it's not worth ordering off the internet and paying $10 postage.
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anyone have Canadian bike shops?
I used to know of one, but the last time I tried the web site was no longer there, so they have either changed their website or gone out of business. Most of their product photos were missing, I never ordered anything from them, either.
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I've ordered from

performancebike.com (slow standard/sometimes free shipping, overall satisfied when I upgrade to faster shipping)
modernbike.com (overall satisfied)
aebike.com (overall satisfied)
and rei.com (overall satisfied, best return policy, shipped to local store not fastest way to get something but free shipping)
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I used to know of one, but the last time I tried the web site was no longer there, so they have either changed their website or gone out of business. Most of their product photos were missing, I never ordered anything from them, either.

so i'm not crazy, a quick search one time came up with nothing, really.

I'm fortunate to have Braun's within an easy walk from work, but i'd like something to compare prices against.
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Depending on the part, it can be very handy to actually see the doohingey before you pay money for it. In some cases, the easiest way to get the right part is to take the old one in and say "I need one of these". And if it's some $5 part, it's not worth ordering off the internet and paying $10 postage.
And if its a heavy part (repair stand, rack etc) it pays to buy locally instead of paying $40 for shipping...and sometimes you want the part immediately without shipping...but OP specifically asked for internet vendors.

For tires I'd probably use Bike Tires Direct. For pedals, unless I knew exactly what I wanted (personally I ride Shimano 520 SPD's so I know what I need), I'd take StephenH's advice and go to my LBS so I could see them before I bought.
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I need to get a bike stand, I noticed some small ones that can prop up the rear only. Seem simple and cheap if you need to work on the shifting. Do you guys all have one?

Thanks for all the links though, I got a nice list now!
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I know some people mentioned Nashbar. Given the problems that they've had recently with credit card fraud, does anyone really want to be one of their customers? I wouldn't spend a dime there, I don't even go to their website to price match.

http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=nashbar

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=537877

Identity Theft and Nasbar?

Given no real word from Nashbar about this, they seem to be hoping people forget about it or don't know about it. Not a good way to build trust with customers by using a form of deception. They were telling customers who contacted them initially that there couldn't be a problem on the Nashbar end. They at the very least need to own up that they hired the wrong people to process their transactions. I'd feel guilty not steering people away from a company with such a stellar reputation for getting their customers ripped off.
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Thanks for the heads up Rowedave!
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Old 06-16-09, 02:12 PM   #18
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Colorado Cyclists is another option. They have fair prices generally, but , they also have some really good deals. Check them out. Still, you have a better chance at Jenson, Performance, Nashbar, etc. like the others said.
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I need to get a bike stand, I noticed some small ones that can prop up the rear only. Seem simple and cheap if you need to work on the shifting. Do you guys all have one?

Thanks for all the links though, I got a nice list now!
add Competitive Cyclist and Colorado Cyclist to the list for sexier stuff.

I have 3 of the little stands that hook around chain and seat stays. 2 for bikes i don't have space to hang, one to toss onto the coffee table to do minor adjustments to. They are serviceable for minor work.

I keep saying I'm going to buy a Park Team stand but something always comes up and the $200 is needed elsewhere.
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