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Adam Hicks 04-07-10 02:13 PM

Good Mail-Order Catalog(s)?
 
Not that I don't want to support my LBS, but are there good catalogs out there just to see all the products stacked up next to each other?

Thanks,
Adam

rumrunn6 04-07-10 02:28 PM

I get catalogs / flyers from Performance bike

mijome07 04-07-10 02:37 PM

Nashbar
Performance Bike (just got a new one yesterday as big as a magazine)
Colorado Cyclist
Excel Sports
etc.

RonH 04-07-10 04:24 PM

Catalogs??? Oh yeah. Those things made from trees.
When I don't hit the bike shop I shop online. Saves trees -- I hope.

Adam Hicks 04-07-10 05:18 PM

Pops works at the paper mill. :P

JanMM 04-07-10 05:21 PM

Most of the current catalogs are just teasers for online content......thinking of Nashbar, Performance, etc. Not like the Good Old Days when retailers put out catalogs jammed full of everything they carried.
How about the Bikecology (??) catalog of the late '70's (??) with a photo of a scantily clad young lady holding a seatpost with the caption "Grease well before inserting"?

rumrunn6 04-07-10 06:38 PM

I like reading paper catalogs before bed even if I've read hem before. Gives me something to dream about and they make me happy. just wish there was slightly larger type

wahoonc 04-07-10 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 10638427)
Most of the current catalogs are just teasers for online content......thinking of Nashbar, Performance, etc. Not like the Good Old Days when retailers put out catalogs jammed full of everything they carried.
How about the Bikecology (??) catalog of the late '70's (??) with a photo of a scantily clad young lady holding a seatpost with the caption "Grease well before inserting"?

I remember THOSE!:innocent::love:

I don't bother with paper catalogs much anymore, they are little more than a sales flyer and seldom have the parts I am looking for anyway.

Aaron:)

Jeff Wills 04-07-10 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 10638948)
I remember THOSE!:innocent::love:

I don't bother with paper catalogs much anymore, they are little more than a sales flyer and seldom have the parts I am looking for anyway.

Aaron:)


Me, too. I bought an early King headset from Bikeology (before they became Supergo and then got sucked into the Performance/Nashbar black hole). I rode to their store on Santa Monica Blvd. a couple times when I lived in So. Cal.

The Performance catalog is darn near content-less. Acres of brochure-speak in 6-point type. Bleahh...


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