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Old 11-19-08, 07:33 PM   #1
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Brooks Gear on SJSCycles?

I wanna order some leather tape, and am trying to save money where I can... And even though this site is in England, the shipping probably won't end up being more than getting these things from within the US.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.a...howBasket=true

What's the deal? Anyone order from them? The tape is like 30 bucks cheaper than it is anywhere else. The saddles too.
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Old 11-19-08, 08:29 PM   #2
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best prices I've come across for brooks in the states are http://www.lickbike.com/manfline1.asp?MANF=%27Brooks%27

but VO has this: http://www.velo-orange.com/veorlehata.html
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Old 11-19-08, 09:05 PM   #3
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I'm doing antique brown / brown, otherwise I would opt for that VO stuff... I think I'm getting it all from Universal Cyclces, there's a 10 percent discount.
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I am getting the stitch-up stuff from velo-orange. I just think it looks better than the brooks wrap, and is a LOT cheaper.
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Old 11-19-08, 10:11 PM   #5
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I own the green Brooks bar tape. I spent $56 on eBay plus like 7 bucks shipping.

Expensive indulgence, I admit.
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Old 11-19-08, 10:16 PM   #6
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http://www.totalcycling.com/index.php

I don't know if they've got the bar wrap, but they've swallows for $136. Ships out of the UK, but still dirt cheap.
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I am getting the stitch-up stuff from velo-orange. I just think it looks better than the brooks wrap, and is a LOT cheaper.
how is the vo elk hide stuff? I've heard it's delicate.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:34 AM   #8
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The VO stuff is not in any way delicate. Also, SJS is liable to charge lots of money for transatlantic shipping!
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Old 11-20-08, 10:36 AM   #9
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I'm not 100% vegan or anything, but if you think about it, putting leather all over everything is kinda gross.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:41 AM   #10
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www.chainreactioncycles.com

Another UK site.

I just ordered some for my girlfriend. $35 + shipping. Free shipping for orders over $250. So, I FORCED myself to order $215 worth of stuff for myself...
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