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    If you buy bikes or parts through the mail, with which catalog company do you do business? (that was a bit of grammatical gymnastics to avoid ending that sentence with a preposition, ha!)

    I've only used Performance because I've been a cyclist for a short time (I'm a runner by nature and for running I use RoadRunner Sports)

    Acqua "But Always Support Your Local Bike Shop, Too" Cheta

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    95% of my spending is at my LBS, i would hate to see another local bike shop close, so i try to support them as much as i can. I will only go mail order when there is a savings of more then 25% then the LBS, or when my LBS cant get what i want in. When i do go mail order, i usualy go thru aardvark cycles, cose there a local mail order house, and i can pick up the shipment the next day

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    I use any catalog I can get, but mostly Bike Nashbar and Performance. The internet has a bunch of sites you can browse or purchase something. I would prefer local bike shops, but there are only 3 small shops around where I live, and they have limited stock.

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    i use nashbar and performance. Both have deals that my local LBS can't beat. For high end tech stuff i generally go to my LBS simply because it is easier to address issues with equipment that way.

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    The only time I use catalogs is when I need something that my lbs doesn't have & / or won't order for me. I've used Nashbar, Performance, Colorado Cyclist & Tri-athelete Zombies. They're all OK.

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    Mostly Nashbar. they usually have the best deals around.

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    Hey try this site out...it is a price search engine for bike stuff. It looks at 36 websites including Nashbar for the best price. It is slow so make sure you have some time when you are looking..it also helps to know exactly what you are looking for. http://www.ifyoulike.com/cgi-bin/bike.cgi
    Have fun

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    Web site

    Does Performance have a web site???

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    try this one out

    Price Point is the best catalog. They send you a free color catalog with awesome deals in it. So give it a try.
    RIDE HARDER EVERYONE BUT DON'T FORGET TO DO PUSHUPS WHEN YOU GET OFF THE BIKE

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    I only buy from Price Point and Super Go Bikes, they both have great prices and will also price match if you find an item less in a different catalog.

    Pope

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    My favorite catalog is QBP. When I can't find something in there I generally go with Pricepoint. Jenson USA just started a new pricing system that may turn out to be pretty hard to beat. Even though it was a fixed price I ordered a new Giro E2 from them a couple of days ago, it cost $79 with free shipping. Hard to resist.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    well im not sure if ebay counts but thats what i use mostly. as for an actual online retail outlet its Cambria Bike outfitters no question. Awsome prices and very good support. Nice selection of stuff too, best i have seen
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    It's good to know that people are still making the same recommendations 5 1/2 years after this thread was started

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    Holy crap, I didn't even notice that.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBravey
    It's good to know that people are still making the same recommendations 5 1/2 years after this thread was started
    THANK YOU!
    I'm glad someone caught it before I did. Fargin newbies dragging up ANCIENT threads. <grumbles>

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    i also try to invest my money locally ,but sometimes its not possible ,because stuff i just too expensive or they have limited stock.
    i sometimes just buy though e bay ,but i think i try nashbar ,they have some good deals currently.

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    Dude seriously let the dead rest.

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    Try: http://www.qbike.com

    You'll thank me later.....
    Life's Short, Enjoy it !!!! ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^›
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    This thread has been dead for FIVE YEARS Let it DIE

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    Sorry....

    In the meantime, try QBike.com....
    Life's Short, Enjoy it !!!! ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^›
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    Subtlety wasn't working.......

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    Whats wrong with digging up an old thread? seems like no matter what some people do, other people are just gonna grill you... If someone started up a new thread along the same lines, someone else would probably post a reply telling them to use the search function..

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    ahaha some threads just don't give up that easily.blame the pope

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    I won't complain, I promise... Dig-up anything you please. Just don't 'em BAN me for the 5th time. I'm running out of "user names"
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