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Old 06-02-12, 05:14 AM   #1
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Favorite on-line gear shops

We all know the Nashbar, Performance, Colorado Cyclist, et al shops but I was wondering if we might get a list going of as many on-line shops as possible. I'm always looking for decent deals and find that most of my LBS have few selections. Especially true yesterday when I was shopping for shorts and jersey.
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Amazon.com has the best price on Sugoi shorts.
Ebay is often best for components.
I like Performance shorts better than Pearl Izumi shorts, and they are much cheaper than the Pearl Izumi Outlet.
I have had good results from Sunrise Cyclery.
I got a great deal on my Garmin Edge 800 at Indy Bike Outfitters with one of their coupons.
I also used a coupon to buy my Aerus Biospeed bicycle case from Mountains Plus.
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Old 06-02-12, 05:42 AM   #3
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eBay is still a source of a lot of new parts and gear for me through various shops.
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Old 06-02-12, 05:48 AM   #4
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Amazon has been really good lately. Good selection and they always ship quicker than they say they will.

I've ordered my Garmin 500 and a replacement shifter I've yet to install from EBay. I as burned a few years ago, so I read the fine print more carefully and have been fine since.

I might buy the Performance bibs, but their shipping is notoriously poor.
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I like Love2Pedal for jerseys. They have a large selection.

I buy one set of nice bibs a year, from whoever has them on sale.

I buy little stuff (like gloves) from bike shops I visit/browse, usually on trips.

I got my Garmin off e-bay at a nice price and a second cadence pickup from Amazon.

For components and repairs, I still drive 85 miles to support the local bike shop I love. (Recently moved and haven't found a new lbs that treats me as well.)
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St John Street Cycles, in the UK. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/
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I have had good luck with Sunrise Cyclery for both gear and clothing. Amazon keeps getting better as well.
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Old 06-02-12, 07:30 AM   #9
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Universal Cycles has pricing that matches the normal range of prices I see on eBay. I still check eBay, but I don't usually see a better bottom line price on most current components and accessories. eBay is still the place to get NOS at good prices.

I often get free freight and 10 or 15% off the prices listed on the Universal Cycles website when i place a larger order. I'm always able to return unused items without any hassle.

http://www.universalcycles.com/
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Since I made the switch to recumbents I've placed several orders with Hostel Shoppe. Even if you don't ride a recumbent you should place a Hostel Shoppe order just to see what internet shopping service can be like.
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1. eBay. Since I ride mostly vintage bicycles I have to look for vintage parts.

2. Performance Bike. Pretty good prices and fast service.

3. Classic and Vintage Forum at our own Bike Forums. The Classic and Vintage sales occasionally have some stuff that is pretty interesting.

4. Amazon Some pretty good prices on stuff that you want to buy new like tires & tubes.
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http://www.bicyclesupply.com/
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/TopCate...10053_10052_-1
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/
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Old 06-02-12, 11:36 AM   #13
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Hey...this is good stuff. Thanks.
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modernbike.com was very helpful when I was buying a trunk bag for my commuter. They had the best price.
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Old 06-02-12, 12:14 PM   #15
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http://www.wekeepyoucycling.com always ships same day, and often has some great prices. They are my favorite for the items they carry at good prices.
Amazon, of course. I always check there, and if the price is close will buy from them and do the free shipping thing.
http://www.cambriabike.com/ is a good one.
And of course http://www.probikekit.com/us/ when they have a discount going. Just have to plan for the long ship times.
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http://harriscyclery.net/catalog/har...ry-catalog-39/
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/
http://www.cbike.com/
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/
http://www.wrenchscience.com/
http://www.lickbike.com/
http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

That is my go-to list
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Old 06-02-12, 01:45 PM   #17
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+1 on this one! They have the fastest shipping of any online store I've EVER done business with. Reasonable prices and excellent customer service - this is the first place I go when looking for bike stuff.

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Besides what's already listed...

http://www.realcyclist.com/

http://www.texascyclesport.com/
http://www.treefortbikes.com/
http://www.pricepoint.com/
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I came to the thread to mention TreeFort Bikes. I've had good prices and service from them.
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Since I made the switch to recumbents I've placed several orders with Hostel Shoppe. Even if you don't ride a recumbent you should place a Hostel Shoppe order just to see what internet shopping service can be like.
Hostel Shoppe service/shipping is so good that you don't mind that their prices aren't attractive to cheapskates.
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Sadly, there is a reason Amazon has good prices. I had to quit buying from them after I learned how badly they treat their warehouse workers (a simple web search will give you plenty of articles about their practices). I just don't think it's ethical to contribute to maintaining such practices.
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http://www.probikekit.com Great prices and lost of sales. It may surprise you to know that they are in the UK and their shipping to me on the west coast of the US has always been 3 - 4 days, faster than anyone else. I have purchased components, clothing, accessories etc. Oh, and I have never paid duty.
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Sadly, there is a reason Amazon has good prices. I had to quit buying from them after I learned how badly they treat their warehouse workers (a simple web search will give you plenty of articles about their practices). I just don't think it's ethical to contribute to maintaining such practices.
Had not heard this but will check it out. Thanks.
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http://www.probikekit.com Great prices and lost of sales. It may surprise you to know that they are in the UK and their shipping to me on the west coast of the US has always been 3 - 4 days, faster than anyone else. I have purchased components, clothing, accessories etc. Oh, and I have never paid duty.
+1. Great prices and, somehow, on orders above $50, no shipping charges.
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