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Old 04-07-03, 08:18 PM
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where to buy clothing online

has anyone used the company probikekit.com to buy clothing from. the prices for 2002 team wear are very inexpensive. any other recomendations would be appreciated. i'm looking for shorts and jerseys, does not have to be team wear, just looking for bargins on quality clothes. thanks in advance for any help.
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I have mixed feelings about probikekit.com. Read the fine print about prices. Even though the prices on the website are given in US dollars, there's no guarantee that those prices will be exactly what you are paying. The prices are actually in UK pounds. When your bill from the credit card company arrives you might find a difference because of the exchange rate and the fee your credit card bank charges to make the foreign exchange. In my case, I paid US$5 more than I thought I was. I found that kind of weird and made their low prices a little less desirable.

Also, I didn't get the item I thought I was buying. I thought I was buying Giordana tights. What arrived were ProRace. When I looked at the online catalog again, I saw that some of the tights on the page were marked as Giordana, but others not. But they were not marked as ProRace either. When I tried them on, I found that I liked the fit better than Giordana. I decided to keep them.

When I received my credit card bill, I called probikekit.com for an explanation of the billing. While discussing that with the rep, I mentioned the whole Giordana-ProRace thing. She said that I should have been sent Giordana. She was ready to give me an exchange or a refund, even though I had already worn and washed the tights a number of times. I wanted to keep them because I liked them, but I did want to find out if both versions of the tights were the same price or if I was due a partial refund. It took them a week to find out and I had to follow up a few times. Convenient for them, the prices were the same. Hmmm . . .

My feeling is that probikekit.com is a little bit funky as an organization. Too many rough edges, too many things that are not quite right. Even though I like the goods I got, I don't think I'd feel comfortable dealing with them again.

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I use Probike kit.com a fair amount for my european div. 1 stuff...I find them very easy to use and a good company as far as getting what I order...When I orderded my stuff they didn't have a usa division, so everything came from the UK and worked just fine..But now they have a USA division with US prices shiped from someplace in Idaho I think.....I would recommend them to people, since I had a good expierence, and they have good prices on Pro team clothing I feel...Way better then Velo gear or stuff like that..


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Buy them off ebay. I buy Ralph Lauren's RLX cycling clothing for really good prices.
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Have used probikekit.com several times. Nice now they have US based pricing. No longer a hassle and cheaper shipping.

Also try eroduds and bicyclinghub.com. Decent prices. 2003 stuff just coming in. Do not like bikejerseys.com. Return policy sucks
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I have been very pleased with the jerseys I've bought from Voler (https://www.voler.com/). I will be buying some shorts from them later this month as well.

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Well here is my plug since I monitor this great site - www.bullteksports.com

Sell many of the new 2003 teams and all original team issue goods.

Some 2003 teams we will not sell as I dislike quality. I guess I am picky
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Good to see that someone is plugging
Bulltek!
the 2001 Bulltek Bibs are the best kept
secret in cycling. And they are being
sold for less than most entry level shorts.

Xavier what do you think of the Giordianna line?

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I like to use https://www.euroduds.com

but wait until this season is over, they'll put all their 2003 clothing on sale in preparation for the 2004 stuff.
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I ordered couple of items from UK loast month, some that I con't even see in the US and was very happy with the clothing / price / service. Here is the link: https://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk...Clothing&ID=42
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Have used probikekit.com several times. Nice now they have US based pricing. No longer a hassle and cheaper shipping.
They do not have US-based pricing: They list prices in US dollars, but those are not binding. Here is their pricing policy statement:

"All purchases are processed through our United Kingdom office. Credit card payments are calculated at the time of order and exchange rates are updated on a daily basis using current printed rates within the UK. However, some credit card companies charge for processing the exchange of currencies. If you are unsure, please contact your card issuing company prior to placing an order."

Usually, exchange rate between the US dollar and the the pound sterling should be quite stable. However, probikekit explained to me that in my case there were some currency fluctuations at the time of my order due to the then impending war. So it is a little bit of a crapshoot and I don't want to have to consider the world politics of the day when I make my order.

Also, on my order the shipping was about 25% more expensive than the equivalent at Nashbar or Colorado Cyclist.

Some people might consider this to be small change, but since the original question was about bargains you have to consider when bargains contain hidden costs.

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thanks for the info. i've had good luck on ebay with shoes but not clothing. i'm always outbid on clothing and the shipping seems very high in most instances. i'm going to try probikekit. a friend and myself ordered 2 bib shorts and 3 jerseys for $99.95 plus $9.50 shipping. i'll let you guys know how the exchange rate works out and the quality of the clothes. the only problem i had with ordering was very poor size selection, had to go through the entire site, most stuff in my size was sold out. thanks again.
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Oh no! Not ebay!

We had a discussion about cycling clothes on ebay a few weeks back:

https://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23838

Check out the attachments in this thread.

No more ebay!

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purchased new time equipe pro shoes with cleats for $57.00 including shipping. purchased new carnac legend shoes for my friend for $64.00 including shipping. both purchased on ebay. what's the problem?
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Oh no! Not ebay!

We had a discussion about cycling clothes on ebay a few weeks back:

https://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23838

Check out the attachments in this thread.

No more ebay!

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The photo on that e-bay auction makes me want to invoke a line from a Saturday Night Live Wayne's World skit: Look at the unit on that guy!
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Originally posted by markevans999
purchased new time equipe pro shoes with cleats for $57.00 including shipping. purchased new Carnac Legend shoes for my friend for $64.00 including shipping. both purchased on ebay. what's the problem?
Shoes/components etc. are one thing, used or 'modeled' new shorts is something entirely different...
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Man, I don't even know if I'd do shoes...

I watched a news report once, and they went and sampled shoes at shoe stores, and the fungi they found in NEW shoes was gross. It made me never want to buy shoes again from any store!

I'd only get clothes I know can be sanitized properly before I use them. Otherwise, I'll get what I can from the stores and online, and even then, I wash them before I use them!
 
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I only buy new stuff, I have this thing about
"used clothing".
The one exception would be for jersey's which I'd
display, like an actual Maglia Rosa etc.

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Giordana is tricky as there is all kinds of quality. You have the discount stuff sold really cheap and the stuff sold from authorized dealers. Quality in my opinion does change a little bit.

Not to say nothing bad about Giordana but they need to do some work on their bottoms. Many manufacturers like Santini, Etxe Ondo have nicer products.
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Originally posted by lotek
Good to see that someone is plugging
Bulltek!
the 2001 Bulltek Bibs are the best kept
secret in cycling. And they are being
sold for less than most entry level shorts.

Xavier what do you think of the Giordianna line?

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Marty, I own the Giordana Pro CP4 bib's ($70). I was a bit bummed to have them last only ~3,000 miles. I just put in an order / inquire for the 2001 Bultek Bib's on your recommendation.
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Wow, I had a confirmation from Bulltek within 5 minutes of placing an email order... not bad, thanks Xavier!
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Ive bought a few things from probikekit and had absolutely no problem at all. Indeed, they are very quick with their deliveries and if Ive ever had to send anything back I get a letter in the post within a day or two and the credit follows a few days later.

Superb service!!


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Joe,

Let me know what you think of the Bulltek Bibs.
I think Xavier mentioned they were Santini, don't
recall tho.

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