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Nova's shipping to Canada outrageous for braze-ons, anywere better?

Old 10-06-11, 08:53 PM
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Nova's shipping to Canada outrageous for braze-ons, anywere better?

I was about to order a few braze-ons for a project, then I see they tack on a fee for ordering under $50 of items, a fee for "filling out international paperwork" and $20 for shipping a couple braze-ons that can fit in a small envelope. Where can I order these things to Canada so that it won't double the price of my order?
They seem to be the only place with a cart system for these kind of items?
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Old 10-06-11, 09:22 PM
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if you have an american friend, he could send you the stuff to canada i guess???
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Ceeway.

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Old 10-07-11, 10:16 AM
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Nova's shipping to anywhere is outrageous.
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Old 10-07-11, 11:35 AM
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Did you call them? If you have a phone plan. I find them quite helpful. That said, these are probably actual cost recovery items. I buy this stuff in bulk and never am under 50. The other option is to ask local builders to sell you stuff. Ceeway I find a lot more expensive, they have better shipping the stuff just costs more, but I haven't done a comparison in a while. Another option is to get cheap tooling and make your own stuff. This is not economic in most respects, pretty hard to turn a profit on bottle mounts, but if your ideas are free enough, then it can pay off. Or if you are cnc.
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I believe that Henry James will try to cut you a break on shipping if it's a small order and they can fit it in an envelope.
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Old 10-07-11, 06:26 PM
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Thanks, checking out the options.

How feasible is it to harvest braze-ons from old bikes? I know you can remove them with the torch but are they usable again?
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Originally Posted by Aquakitty View Post
How feasible is it to harvest braze-ons from old bikes? I know you can remove them with the torch but are they usable again?
What braze-ons are you referring to? Most should be salvageable, particularly if silver was used to attach them.
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Brake bosses, cable guides and such. I also need a front derailleur braze on so I might as well order it somewhere as I doubt I will ever find one on a junk bike.
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Most of it is salvageable, but little of it is worth the time/ effort. Pulling 50 cent braze ons out and cleaning them up is usually over 50 cents worth of effort.

I get lots of small stuff from Ceeway.
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Have you checked the LBS? One with a Marinoni account should be able to get braze-ons, tubes, etc...

(Edit. I also get most of my stuff from Ceeway)

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There are valid reasons for minimum orders and shipping and handling costs. I won't elaborate, but anyone who's been in the distribution business knows the real costs involved. I personally don't think Nova's shipping costs to be out of line. Then theres the "international" thing. That just costs more because the shippers charge more, and in most cases there is more admin work.

So- howsabout asking someone here who have these items on hand to sell you some and ship by Priority Mail?
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Does anyone on ebay sell this stuff? Ebay US can be a nightmare to work with sellers on, but recently I am finding a lot of good shipping deals where it pays to deal there from Can. Ebay.ca is normally too small to have anything. Sadly, at the same time the deals are showing up, the new check out basket is screwing everything up, so multiple items are not much fun.
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Paragon Machine Works isn't cheap, but I think their shipping is reasonable, so maybe it would be worth it in that case.
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Here at Henry James Bicycles, we do accept small orders for braze-ons, and usually send them by mail for the USA & Canada. Our primary purpose is to sell our products that are all American made: investment cast steel lugs, shells, crowns & dropouts. Henry James Universal & ACCESS Series Frame Jigs & Fixtures. We are the exclusive Distributor for True Temper Sports butted steel bicycle tubing, which is also made in America. We stock 120 different tubes. Visit us at https://henryjames.com
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