Dude, you guys have ALWAYS had an excellent exchange rate in Britain! Whoooooo... where you been, under a rock or something?
Actually, I've been thinking about that too- I thought originally I'd like a foreign bike, but I've been doing a lot of checking around in the last month, and it's looking like I should stick with a bike made in the USA or Canada. I'm just looking towards May, because some financial analysts say that the feds will finally take their heads out of their cracks and raise the interest rates so that the dollar will start to make some gains. Basically, I'm waiting to see which way the dollar goes before I make a final decision.
If you are buying a bike and sending it back, the only thing I think you'd be concerned with is how much tax you'll be charged to ship a new bike home. If it's nominal, why not?
I'd recommend pricepoint.com if they sell bikes. I'd avoid supergo.com because they get sloppy with shipping- it is sometimes WEEKS before you see a simple order for something they promised weeks ago. They usually seem to be out of stock for things I order, and if that's the case, you never know when the order is coming in. Try performancebike.com too- they're always good with the shipping, and with a coupon for 20% off, you can make out like a European with the Euro (whoops, wrong analogy
that's not you guys... yet!). Finally, check sierratradingpost.com. They sometimes almost give those bikes away they can be so cheap, and they are very reliable. With a good sale and/or a coupon, you could do some real good with your wallet.