You got gayed with the duties. Next time maybe do two seperate orders. The tax + handling I would've been prepared to pay but duties, man i'm going to firebomb the customs office (JOKE).
it was actually from the UK. For 2 rubino pro's and 2 michelin pro's the price was still good. Speaking of which, I rode home with that **** tucked under my arm (had my laptop/camera backpack with me, not my mess-bag)... how in the hell do messengers ride brakeless with stuff tucked under their arm?! I don't use my brake much but it was my only way to slow down (at least quickly) once I could only have one hand on the bars. I guess it's something you just try to avoid. Or I suck. Or both.If you are not prepared to pay duty on stuff...don't order from the States. There is a reason why duties are paid on foreign made goods shipped from the U.S.
Also speaking of which: michelin pro's in light blue. They're all most too pretty to mount!
And yeah, definitely sign me up for the blast as well.