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    Best "One-stop" OBS?

    I have a shopping list that includes a freewheel, tires, tubes, lockring/cog and some new bars, is there a good "everything" onoline spot to hit up? I live in chicago, so lbs are even more pricey than avg with the high taxes here (9.25%) so I do alot of my shopping online, but I hate getting from like 2-3 shops cuz they come at all different times, so whats the best all-around shop?

    ebay shops are ok, but no ebay in general pls.

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    You seriously have to be the laziest guy to ever search the internet.

    www.nashbar.com

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    Everyone will have a different favorite. The ones I choose might have some items cheaper than other sites and vise versa so shop around and compare for sure. My favorites in descending order: performancebike, universalcycles, benscycle, nashbar, and thebikebiz. Again, shop around man don't be afraid to visit a new suggested site there's TONS of them. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterspeak View Post
    You seriously have to be the laziest guy to ever search the internet.
    Heh, I am NOT! I just have like 3-4 shops I go to, but I sometimes feel like I am missing something, like a allaround place. Its hard to work days and be there for ups and crap, and if I miss them, its like an hour away to go pick it up, ugh.

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    Don't goto nashbar.. they are putting LBS's outta business. Webcyclery or bikeisland ftw..

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    I've found Universal Cycles to have the best overall selection, there has never been a time I didn't find what I was looking for.
    I normally just use them to find what I'm looking for and then google for the cheapest place to get said part, or, when I was in Colorado, I would just have my LBS order it and I didn't have to pay shipping, they could get their hands on just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by import600 View Post
    Don't goto nashbar.. they are putting LBS's outta business. Webcyclery or bikeisland ftw..
    How are the last two not putting LBSs out of business, too?

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    ^ they aren't undercutting the LBS suppliers' prices

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    booohoooooo 9% tax

    i pay 13%
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    I usually look for the cheapest price on the big-ticket item I want, then buy everything else from the same place.

    There's almost never a one-stop place that has everything I want. In your case I'd find some bars I want and go from there. Freewheels, lockrings, and tubes are pretty much the same price everywhere.
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    Bikeisland. Free shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterspeak View Post
    You seriously have to be the laziest guy to ever search the internet.

    www.nashbar.com
    Not helpful, but funny.

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    Universal and Jenson have price matching too which can save you $$$. Adds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky viking View Post
    There's almost never a one-stop place that has everything I want.
    This is my experience as well. I have had Jenson's match a price before. It was really easy.

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    Aebike.com
    Carries most of the QBP catalog

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    Ben's cycle, excellent service!

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    anybody have bens cycle make wheels? i'm thinking of getting some dura ace/ deep v's. it's the best price i've seen so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by import600 View Post
    Don't goto nashbar.. they are putting LBS's outta business. Webcyclery or bikeisland ftw..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmio View Post
    anybody have bens cycle make wheels? i'm thinking of getting some dura ace/ deep v's. it's the best price i've seen so far.
    they made my wheelset

    dura ace to aerohead

    i'm happy with them, i've been riding them for close to a year without any issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by import600 View Post
    ^ they aren't undercutting the LBS suppliers' prices
    Really? I have always been into the inner workings of the bike industry, so I would be curious how if you could elaborate. I know how nashbar works. Do you really think Mike (BD and BI) opens up the QBP book to make his orders?
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    Here's my list:

    www.jensonusa.com
    www.performancebike.com
    www.nashbar.com
    www.aebike.com
    www.harriscyclery.com
    www.speedgoat.com
    www.pricepoint.com
    www.probikekit.com

    I use Jenson alot because they're local to me and have a pretty good range of stuff.

    Speedgoat can get alot of the QBP stuff that other retailers may not stock or be willing to order.

    Harris has alot of the little rare bits and pieces that you can't find easily elsewhere.

    Nashbar/Performance is good for the price if they happen to have what you want/need.

    PBK sometimes has killer deals on tires and components.

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