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Old 05-16-08, 12:48 PM   #1
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Good online stores?

what are some good online stores besides nashbar,jensonusa,and bikeisland?
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Old 05-16-08, 01:06 PM   #2
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I like http://benscycle.net/ and http://bluelug.jp/
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Old 05-16-08, 01:12 PM   #3
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Old 05-16-08, 01:39 PM   #4
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+1 for ben's cycles

they've always have been great to me.
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Old 05-16-08, 01:43 PM   #5
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Old 05-16-08, 01:52 PM   #6
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I don't consider Nashbar very good, but if you do, you might like Performance. You should also check out REI, MEC (if you live in Canada), AEBike, Wallingford Bikes, TheTouringStore, Harris Cyclery, Sage Cycles, Ebay, Universal Cycles, CETMA Racks, Reload Bags, Peter White Cycles, Velo Orange, Toeclip.com, Swobo, Ibex, Chain Reaction Cycles (Great Britain, but they ship worldwide), Arkel, and Rapha. I haven't purchased something from each of them, but some of them have hard-to-find parts, cheap stuff, a wide selection, quality products, and/or exclusivity that you can't find anywhere else.
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Old 05-16-08, 02:04 PM   #7
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I used to only shop at Ben's. But I tried Business Cycles and I was very impressed, they shipped the same day and I got my package like three days later via USPS.

http://www.businesscycles.com/

Ben's is also a little overpriced.
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Old 05-16-08, 02:59 PM   #8
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Velo Orange is the cats vag if you like retro french/ japanese randonneur-y stuff. They are in the same ballpark as rivendell but with a simpler cleaner aesthetic. Great shipping rates too.

Universal Cycles also ships without charging an arm or leg, and they have a great automated price matcher that will fall for a dirty trick every once in awhile.

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Old 05-16-08, 03:46 PM   #9
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How's the shipping with blue lug?
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Its not that bad.
Toshi the owner speaks English so just email if you have questions.
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Old 05-16-08, 04:07 PM   #11
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+2 for bens cycles
if been using them for awhile and they generally have good prices
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Old 05-16-08, 08:20 PM   #13
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+2 for bens cycles
if been using them for awhile and they generally have good prices
they're fast with shipping too. I can get a package in 3-4 days from time of order with standard ground usps.
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I used to only shop at Ben's. But I tried Business Cycles and I was very impressed, they shipped the same day and I got my package like three days later via USPS.

http://www.businesscycles.com/

Ben's is also a little overpriced.
Ben's has some of the cheapest prices around.
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Old 05-17-08, 08:48 PM   #15
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Nobody mentioned pricepoint or bikeisland? Are they bad>?
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http://www.universalcycles.com/

is pretty good imo
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I like them too. Be sure to take advantage of the price matching.
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For track specific bikes, advice and parts, one can't beat John Dace at www.businesscycles

For all-around bike support, the folks at www.webcyclery have always treated me very well, and generally matched the lowest price I can find.
They build great wheels and have put together two bikes for me with good advice and at a good price.
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Any EU shops, so I don't have to pay huge tax when its mailed from out of the EU?
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Any EU shops, so I don't have to pay huge tax when its mailed from out of the EU?
I mentioned Chain Reaction Cycles, which is in the UK.
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