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Old 01-12-10, 08:55 PM   #1
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Where do you buy your gear?

I am looking for a good place to find new panniers and racks. Can anyone suggest a site?
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Old 01-12-10, 09:04 PM   #2
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Are you looking for places to buy specific panniers/racks you want? or a place to browse around? In person or online?

I usually just research on the internet for a while until I know what I want, then use search engines and shopping engines (like froogle.google.com) to find the best price.

edit: I think my last bag/rack purchase was from http://www.bikebagshop.com/
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The touringstore Really enjoyed my experience purchasing from Wayne. Will take the time to answer all your questions and offer advice in regards to what will work best for your intended use.

Call him up and chat. Worth the phone call.
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Old 01-12-10, 09:46 PM   #4
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Amazon has loads of cycling gear, some stocked by Amazon, some from affiliated stores. Also Nashbar, REI. Lots of others.
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Old 01-12-10, 09:59 PM   #5
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I got both my rack and panniers here. i use to shop thier storefront location, but they seem to no longer enjoy face to face contact with thier customers.
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The touringstore Really enjoyed my experience purchasing from Wayne. Will take the time to answer all your questions and offer advice in regards to what will work best for your intended use.

Call him up and chat. Worth the phone call.
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i've both bought from Wayne and BikeBagShop... Wayne ships with 2 toffees plus a lot of handy notes for products in the box so that I can't miss them out when fixing on my set of Tubus and Ortliebs... BikeBagShop is has slightly lower prices though, and a website that's much easier to understand. if you're from USA, give Wayne a call to see if he's helpful. his emails were so long... i wonder how much time i took from him each time! :-p
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Old 01-13-10, 10:24 AM   #8
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Tubus racks from Wayne @ thetouringstore, bags/panniers from bikebagshop. Both experiences are always very pleasureful. Wayne is a friendly and helpful guy. Bikebagshop shipped my order so quickly that I received my order the next day (less than 24 hours after purchasing).
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Depends

If my LBS carries it or can get it, I go there for two reasons. He's a good guy, and if we don't support him he'll find something else to do. I enjoy his company and his knowledge. If he's not going to make any money on it, and he has to special order it, then I look around. Bags for my wife and I came from Wayne at The Touring Store. Without a doubt, the best Internet shopping experience I've ever had. Ever.
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+1 for thetouringstore.com (has the best prices, shipping, and customer service)

Shameless plug: everything else I get at Wildlife Cycles ;-)
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At the risk of being redundant, gotta put in my vote for Wayne at thetouringstore.com, some of the best customer service your likely to find.
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At the risk of being redundant, gotta put in my vote for Wayne at thetouringstore.com, some of the best customer service your likely to find.
What he said...

Wayne is great. The hand written notes on the instructions was a great surprise. Not many people conduct business like this guy.
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Old 01-13-10, 04:32 PM   #14
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If your LBS does not stock top quality racks and panniers, to the touringstore.com. Wayne treats you like you are in his shop, and he wants you to come back.
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http://www.wallbike.com/ and http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/ have Schwalbe tires, Ortlieb bags and Tubus racks. www.rei.com has Ortlieb bags and more camping gear than you could ever imagine. http://www.rivbike.com/ has wool cycling clothing, Nitto racks, Trangia stoves and some really cool canvas bags.
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Tubus cargo rear, Jandd extreme front. Deuter panniers front and rear. http://www.deuterusa.com/products/bike.php
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Old 01-15-10, 09:17 PM   #17
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I have the good fortune to live near a REI store. They have decent touring bikes and name brand gear. Friendly service. If you become a member a yearly rebate.
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If you are not in a rush, I highly recommend you order from Wiggle, http://www.wiggle.co.uk/, Great prices, Good selection, and free shipping to US with purchases over $80 (or so). I purchased Ortlieb panners, Carradice saddlebags, brooks saddles. Service is always good.
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What he said...

Wayne is great. The hand written notes on the instructions was a great surprise. Not many people conduct business like this guy.
+1 again.
Another vote for Wayne. I had an idea in mind when I ordered my last touring rack. Wayne asked me some very appropriate questions and suggested something slightly better for the same price. His advice was perfect and the rack arrived in great condition in a few days. If your Local Bike Shop doesn't have it, buy from Wayne.
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If you are not in a rush, I highly recommend you order from Wiggle, http://www.wiggle.co.uk/, Great prices, Good selection, and free shipping to US with purchases over $80 (or so). I purchased Ortlieb panners, Carradice saddlebags, brooks saddles. Service is always good.
+++++ a million
I have spent close to $1000 there now on various item. They have, by far, the best prices on the internet. Free shipping like what was listed above. Just a great site. And for overseas shipping they are remarkably fast. I have received most items within 7 days of purchase.
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+1 for Wayne.

Great guy, great prices, a wealth of info and generous with his time/experience.
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Another plug for Wayne at the Touring Store. Why deal with a robot (Amazon), when you can get good, friendly advice and fair prices from a nice guy like Wayne?
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I can't believe that no one has mentioned Wayne @ The Touring Store. )
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+++ touringstore.com
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I try to use the LBS if the price is close to internet pricing, I also look on the bay, my last set of panniers were purchased from REI when they had a sale.
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