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Old 06-29-16, 10:19 PM
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I order from Ribble and Merlin. My Ribble order arrives faster than Nashbar!
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Old 06-30-16, 06:14 AM
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Come to think of it, it was last fall, not a year and a half ago, if that matters.
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My question is: does Wiggle sell Hula Hoops? Maybe,.....that's what they based their name on.
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Old 06-30-16, 07:08 AM
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speaking of the overseas retailers...

chainreaction has 11speed 105 STIs for $130/pair with cables included.

I am at the start of a new build and half jokingly said that I would make it all non-Shimano(microshift shifters and derailleurs or Gevenalle shifters mated to microshift derailleurs most likely).
105s at this price make it tough to justify the one thing microshift has had as a clear advantage- price.
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I've never ordered from Wiggle, but I've always had good luck with UK sellers. Just gotta watch what the shipping is, some sellers try to milk it.
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Old 06-30-16, 02:56 PM
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I had my Ultegra group set in four days from Ribble.

No surprises.
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A year ago I got a complete Shimano 105 (5800) 11 speed groupset and Ultegra Hollowtech II bottom bracket from Pro Bike Kit. It was around $400, and I got dinged ($40? $50?) for customs fees. I'm guessing it was because I selected tracked shipping.

Comparing the UK online sellers to anything in the US was like night and day - not only on price, but the UK sellers had a much larger selection of crank arm lengths and rear cassette gear choices.

I talked to a couple of local shops around me, and it cost me less to order the parts from the UK, install them myself, and have the shop do a deluxe tuneup, than it would to just order the parts from the shop. This is with a ~$150 discount off the order if I paid the shop to install them also.
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My question is: does Wiggle sell Hula Hoops? Maybe,.....that's what they based their name on.
Maybe you could inflate tubulars and give it a go.
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Old 06-30-16, 05:07 PM
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Just ordered a saddle from Ribble. Great price. Hopefully the shipping is as good as the reviews indicate.
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Old 06-30-16, 05:12 PM
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I had my Ultegra group set in four days from Ribble.

No surprises.
Mine took exactly a week, but it had a wheelset included with the group. Very happy with the Ultegra 6800, the Fulcrum7 LG wheels and Ribble's service of my order(s). I have used them for Conti Gatorskins in the twofer deals they have occasionally, and for Northwave kit items.

Never had a problem with any of my Ribble orders, and they have called my home when they thought there might be a problem on an order, to give me a heads up, and apologize if anything was delayed (a Fabric Scoop saddle,) it did arrive ahead of schedule.

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Mine took exactly a week, but it had a wheelset included with the group. Very happy with the Ultegra 6800, the Fulcrum7 LG wheels and Ribble's service of my order(s). I have used them for Conti Gatorskins in the twofer deals they have occasionally, and for Northwave kit items.

Never had a problem with any of my Ribble orders, and they have called my home when they thought there might be a problem on an order, to give me a heads up, and apologize if anything was delayed (a Fabric Scoop saddle,) it did arrive ahead of schedule.

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That's great!

Those Fulcrums are a very nice wheelset for the moola.

If I remember correctly, I picked up two sets of the Fulcrum 5 CX wheelsets at $160 a pop three years ago.

Free shipping and they are still going strong on my Merckx cross bike!!!!!

The other set showed up on my son's BMC Monstercross.
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This weekend I'm ordering a pair of Tufo S33 21mm Pro tubulars in black/red for a crazy low price of 23.00 and change. They will get some spirited use on the Trek 760 this summer. Decent tire for the price and use.
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Old 06-30-16, 10:32 PM
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I bought a pair of pedals last fall from... Wiggle, and since I was trying to save a couple bucks, didn't spring for the tracking. For a couple of nervous days, I wondered if I'd made a big mistake, but they came, and I'm happy. Thinking about picking up some Conti Grand Prix Classics from them since their prices are hard to beat. A friend of mine swears by bike-discount.de, and said Conti's would be ever so slightly cheaper for the pair (like $68 versus $70), but I haven't personally used them.
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Old 07-01-16, 05:00 AM
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That's Twilight Zone and Star Trek stuff.
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That's Twilight Zone and Star Trek stuff.
Scotty, the transporter is acting up again.

We ordered something non-bike related from a UK source a few months ago and the shipping was handled by DHL. Bad experience. They apparently had no easy procedure for getting it through customs. We ended up having to fill out forms and wait and contact such-and-such and wait and blah blah blah. Same stuff ordered from another source and shipped differently would get here in under a week with no hassle.

I've ordered tires from Ribble and received them in under a week. No hassle.
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I bought a pair of pedals last fall from... Wiggle, and since I was trying to save a couple bucks, didn't spring for the tracking. For a couple of nervous days, I wondered if I'd made a big mistake, but they came, and I'm happy. Thinking about picking up some Conti Grand Prix Classics from them since their prices are hard to beat. A friend of mine swears by bike-discount.de, and said Conti's would be ever so slightly cheaper for the pair (like $68 versus $70), but I haven't personally used them.
I have.

No issues, no surprises.
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Watch Ribble for their 2 tire package deals that come up frequently, and they even have some with tubes included, occasionally. I get my Gatorskins this way, saves me a goodly piece of change when I buy them this way. And, it is not just Continental they do this with, a few of the other brands are offered this way, also.

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Old 07-01-16, 08:17 AM
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My orders from Wiggle or Ribble get here faster than orders from Niagra. Never had any issues.
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My orders from Wiggle or Ribble get here faster than orders from Niagra. Never had any issues.
Niagara...watching tracking with them is agonizing sometimes.
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I purchased a bike from them around November 2014. A Cinelli Experience. What you pay for shipping and duty tax is about as much as paying for shipping here in the states, duty tax is 10%. I don't know if the 10% depends on total cost or not. But their prices are so much better than here in America. I have only great things to say about them. Contacted customer service twice, they know their stuff and if you send an email, they reply back quick. Plan on making more purchases in the future from them, which I would not do if my first experience was bad.
I understand that buying from a online shop across the ocean might make one doubtful, but if you think back 15-20 years, buying from Amazon.com made folks unsure, today it's as natural as getting gas at the local gas station. It's just my opinion, but I really like Wiggle, and recommend them.
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Old 07-06-16, 04:21 PM
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I ordered a set of Tufo S33 Pro 21's (sewups) from Wiggle yesterday for half of what I could find in the States. So, we will see how long it takes to get here.

I appreciate all the comments and experiences shared. Thank you!
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My veloce groupset took 5 days to get from the UK to my town. It took me another 4 days to get it from the post office a mile from my house to my actual house because the USPS was being ridiculous. But that's not Ribble's fault.
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Wiggle said the Tufo sewups would arrive yesterday. Oh well, so much for any early arrivals at my house.

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I've had good luck and gotten good prices from these folks:

Gambacicli: bici da corsa, mtb, gruppi, forcelle, ruote, accessori....tutto il meglio per la tua bici!
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I've had stellar luck with Wiggle, although they now fix their prices in US dollars, so we can no longer get those screaming deals every time Greece, Spain, or some other catastrophe nails the Euro.

Especially compared with Jenson. Jenson is about an hour's drive from me, and they take forever.
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