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Old 05-29-09, 03:57 AM   #1
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has anyone Ordered from Probikekit?

Has anyone ordered from Probikekit.com before and lives in SLO / California area? They have some pretty good prices on stuff, cheaper than local bike stores! Are they good for supply and how long do orders take to arrive cos their site says they are based in the UK? Many thanks for any help.
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Old 05-29-09, 04:56 AM   #2
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I have ordered from them several times without any problems. I have heard some people say that on certain items the shipping charges are high, but I have never had that problem. Usually I alway received my order within a week.
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Old 05-29-09, 06:38 AM   #3
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OK many thanks, I have had an email saying they have a sale on this weekend with an extra 5% off all orders so I am going to stock up on tires! The code is USAMAY if you want to use it!
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Old 05-29-09, 07:41 AM   #4
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yes i have, free shipping to the US. great prices!
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I've been ordering from Probikekit more and more. The delivery seems just as fast as a U.S. based store, maybe faster! and on lots of items, the shipping is free. Great prices too.
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Looks like I am going to bag some Keo Classic pedals too - Check this out $63.24 from Probikekit and if I get them from performance bike its $89.98 plus $8.95 UPS ground - I think with the money I save I am going to buy a few beers and wait for my parcel to arrive from the UK!..Rock on..
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I buy from them too often.

Awesome deal on 2008 dura-ace. $920 to my door last year. Wow.
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Yeah. Shipping is free. It's hard to tell though because their order form asks what kind of shipping you want. Just skip the options. Occassionally US Customs inspects packages and it may add a few days delay.

But I have had nothing but good experiences with them. Conti GP4000s are about half the US price.
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Does anyone have an angle on the Dura ace di2 ? Is it worth the money! You could buy a round the world plane ticket x 2 for the price they are!!
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Excellent company to deal with - I live in Ct and I get items within 4-5 work days.
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I have never dealt with an overseas company over the internet. How does the money work? What is the current conversion rate between dollars and English pounds? It is almost unbelievable that shipping can be just as fast as American companies. Well, maybe not so unbelievable. I just waited 3 weeks for a shipment from Performance.
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No, I have never ordered from probikekit.

I support local economies, not foreign ones.
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I have never dealt with an overseas company over the internet. How does the money work? What is the current conversion rate between dollars and English pounds? It is almost unbelievable that shipping can be just as fast as American companies. Well, maybe not so unbelievable. I just waited 3 weeks for a shipment from Performance.
Money, these days, is nothing but bank-transfers done electronically. It doesn't matter the currency/country. The translation of, in this case, the US dollar to the British Pound Sterling is done automatically upon the charging to your credit-card. And a few thousand miles, across water, is about the same as California to New York City.

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No, I have never ordered from probikekit.

I support local economies, not foreign ones.
Well I saved over $35 buying from them so I look at that as supporting MY local economy known as my wallet!!
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No, I have never ordered from probikekit.

I support local economies, not foreign ones.
poor naive child...if you're young you'll eventually gain wisdom...if you're older you're in a losing battle with reality...you probably have no idea how many foreign economy's you support...
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poor naive child...if you're young you'll eventually gain wisdom...if you're older you're in a losing battle with reality...you probably have no idea how many foreign economy's you support...
Your first post & you Dig up a 5 year old thread for that wisdom ?? Gee, Thanks
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Old thread, but yes, and also check Ribble. They're also in the UK and I get a fair amount of stuff from them, Look pedals, Micheline tires, etc... Only issues with either PBK or Ribble is that shipping times can be quite variable due to shipments getting hung up at the US port of entry for variable amounts of time. Usually it takes ~10 days to the East Coast but sometimes it's taken 3 weeks. This is using the postal services, not other carriers.
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I'm new the forum...not to the earth...would the comment be more valid if it was my 14,282nd? All in fun...chuckle with me or chuckle at me...I'm OK with both...
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I'm new the forum...not to the earth...would the comment be more valid if it was my 14,282nd? All in fun...chuckle with me or chuckle at me...I'm OK with both...
I think he's saying... why on earth did you did up a 5 year old thread? Somebody with 14,281 posts would know better.

Seriously, how did you even find it? The search engine here can barely find threads on the front page.
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I was ordering a selle smp from probikekit.com (offshore site) and wondered if it was a scam (due to no actual phone numbers listed on their site) and googled "has anyone ordered from probikekit.com" and poof...it returned that 5y/o post...(just like magic)...and now I'm up to 3 posts...well on my way from newbie to fetus" stick around the entertainment has just begun
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Yes, many a troll thinks he's highly entertaining.
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a troll now?...keep it up and I'll add this to my favorites page...I'm always carrying a little "spare change"...notice that 3 out of 4 of your 'senior' responses were "comments" about my "comment"...(on a five year old post...wasn't that the original offense)

(on a more constructive note)...thanks Looigi...good info on probikekit...pretty encouraged that they sent a "shipping notification" the same day I ordered...

any of you 'seniors' compared a SelleSMP Pro/Avant/Plus with the cheaper version SMP4bike TRKManGel seat?
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