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    Best UK-based online bicycle shops?

    Hi, I'm trying to take advantage of the momentarily (and artificially) strong U.S. dollar. Totalcycling.com seems to have some pretty good prices. What other online stores should I check out?

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    Wiggle.co.uk has a very good reputation
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    I've had good experiences with both www.sjscycles.co.uk and www.evanscycles.com. As you don't mention what you're particularly interested in, they may or may not have "good prices" for you right now.

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    Hi, You might like to try

    SPROCKETS UK
    HIGH ON BIKES

    I have used both and had good prices and excellent service, very recently

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    For road use it has to be

    http://www.probikekit.com/index.php

    And don't use them myself as I can find cheaper at the LBS but popular over here

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/d/Cycle/7/1/1/


    For Mountain bikes then

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Default.aspx
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    Thanks, all. I'm most interested in track/fixed stuff right now.

    Wiggle, PBK, Total Cycling, and CycleBasket seem to be awesome site. Prices are good right now...

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    chainreactioncycles.com have a flood sale on at the moment but most of the good stuff has been snapped up.

    Wiggle is very good but can be pricey, depending on what you're after. It's all about shopping around.

    Fatbirds.co.uk is also a great site and I got some Ksyrium SLs from them for a VERY good price earlier this year.
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    evans cycles seems to be a good site,
    www.evanscycles.com
    ive been using their site a lot recently..
    a load of good deals at the moment

    dan

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    wiggle for me too, but i've also ordered from parkers with no problems

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    I live in the States and would also like to take advantage of the current currency discrepancy.

    Any of my fellow countrymen order from Wiggle before? Their prices are ludicrous to the point of bordering on "fell off a truck".

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    I find wiggle often cheaper than chainreactioncycles on some products, but I order from both and am happy with both.

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    www.hubjub.co.uk - single speed and fixed gear
    I talk to my track bike at night...

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    Defiantly Merlin for their hand built wheels, and Chain reaction for other bike stuff

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    I use Ribble - best for prices IMHOhttp://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curfew Pete View Post
    I use Ribble - best for prices IMHOhttp://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/
    never used them but I have them bookmarked, their prices look decent

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    You may want to have a look over at exchange and mart too as there are some bike bargains occaisonally up on the site; you could always put up a wanted ad also, and get a bargain on a specific model etc. Good luck with the hunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by exchangeandmart View Post
    You may want to have a look over at exchange and mart too as there are some bike bargains occaisonally up on the site; you could always put up a wanted ad also, and get a bargain on a specific model etc. Good luck with the hunt
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    For fixed stuff Velodrama and Hubjub (already mentioned).

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