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Old 04-27-09, 08:45 PM   #1
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How well known is AE Bike?

They are right out of my town, Kalamazoo Michigan. I was just wondering, how well known of an outfit are they?

Oops, BTW aebike.com

Officially called Alfred E. Bike.
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Old 04-27-09, 09:08 PM   #2
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I've used them a couple times for QBP purchases. Not sure what constitutes well known, but I think they do a decent amount of mailorder/web business.
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I've known they've been around for quite a while. Oh wait, I'm from Kalamazoo, too. I was surprised to see how quickly they show up on google, though.
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I live in NY and I have ordered from them a few times. I have had good experiences, and would recommend them. The only downside is that they charge a 15% restocking fee for returns. But it's clearly stated in their return policy online.
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I've ordered from them several times. I like them. But they're not my only online source.
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I also live in Michigan. I've bought from them several times, and talked with them on the phone once or twice. They seem good guys. I load their daily deal on my morning bookmarks, and have bought their deal a few times; a few months back they had the unexcelled Park Tools Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair for half price ($12.50 or so) - if I knew how good it was I would have bought another copy to give to the library.
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I live in Illinois, ordered from them a few times. They have a few deals if you look around, and their service seems to be pretty good, although I've never had to deal w/ them personally.

I would definitely recommend them, especially if you live nearby.
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incredibly low margins on many products, allows shoppers to browse/buy the entire QBP inventory on-line at AEbikes' retail prices.

yes, solid internet performance from a brick and mortar bike shop. impressive.
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I use AEbike all the time.

I've never had a single issue with them and highly recommend them.
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I use AE bike. They have some great deals. I like them for hard to find small parts. They also have great prices on tools. Shipping is pretty speedy too.
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They're good. I use them when I can't find stuff at my usual online shop.
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Oh wait sorry this isn't the road forum.
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Seem pretty decent their shop has done tech at some races when i was racing and seemed to know their stuff.
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I've used them several times before and love them.
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i use ae bike. They have some great deals. I like them for hard to find small parts. They also have great prices on tools. Shipping is pretty speedy too.
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I've ordered from them several times. I like them. But they're not my only online source.
+1 - I've have had good luck with them.
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I've done well out of them.
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