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Old 01-13-18, 07:45 PM   #1
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Worthwhile Online Stores That Ship Touring Stuff to Latin America?

I searched and came up with nothing oddly.

I just ordered a Brooks saddle from REI but they have no Proofide and I want to get fatter Schwalbes (47-622 e bike ones) as my current ones are like pizza cutters and that's no fun on dirt roads with bedrock jutting up everywhere.

So yeah...any stores online that ship or is it a case of "If you're not in the first world you are SOL"? I looked at Peter White Cycles but it said they only ship to your billing address which does me no good.

Googled it, no dice.

Oh yeah so BTW because I'm Canadian and have a Canadian Visa this is problematic when trying to buy and receive things abroad. Had the same problem in England, long-term traveling is so alien a concept it would seem.

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I'd try some of the big British stores. They seem to be big on exports.

Ribble, Wiggle, Chain Reaction Cycles, ...

Perhaps some other European stores too.

If you're not looking for name brand stuff, also consider ordering direct from Asia. So, Japanese and Chinese E-Bay sellers, as well as using Alibaba and AliExpress.

There are a couple of Japanese sellers that are dumping Shimano parts on E-Bay.
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I'd try some of the big British stores. They seem to be big on exports.

Ribble, Wiggle, Chain Reaction Cycles, ...

Perhaps some other European stores too.

If you're not looking for name brand stuff, also consider ordering direct from Asia. So, Japanese and Chinese E-Bay sellers, as well as using Alibaba and AliExpress.

There are a couple of Japanese sellers that are dumping Shimano parts on E-Bay.
Well now that the Brooks saddle's on its way I really just need the Schwalbes and Proofide. a new cassette is tempting but those are easy to get IRL.

I'll give those UK ppl a shot, thanks
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Apparently BikeTiresDirect is a local-ish Portland company. I haven't
found the store yet, but there are several members in the Portland
area that probably have found them.

If all else fails, perhaps try the facilitator thread or PNW forum.
Of course, international retail shipping from the USA is always a
pain, and never cheap.
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SJS in the UK ships to a lot of places but their shipping costs may be higher than some of the other UK companies mentioned above. They however have a very wide selection.

I have no idea if the following ship to Latin America, but I have ordered from Evans in the UK, Star Bike and Bike24 in Germany for shipment to USA, they might also ship to Latin America.
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Apparently BikeTiresDirect is a local-ish Portland company. I haven't
found the store yet, but there are several members in the Portland
area that probably have found them.

If all else fails, perhaps try the facilitator thread or PNW forum.
Of course, international retail shipping from the USA is always a
pain, and never cheap.
That's funny, I actually find USA companies to usually have a "can do" attitude . It's probably a big part of the reason why everywhere you go there are companies from the USA. REI sure stepped up to the plate Too bad they don't have the tires I want. Don't tell my fellow Canadians I praised the USA they will revoke my citizenship
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That's funny, I actually find USA companies to usually have a "can do" attitude . It's probably a big part of the reason why everywhere you go there are companies from the USA. REI sure stepped up to the plate Too bad they don't have the tires I want. Don't tell my fellow Canadians I praised the USA they will revoke my citizenship
Good to hear. I know a lot of E-Bay sellers only sell domestically, but many of them are micro businesses.

I suppose it might depend on where you are. Perhaps try your next tour in Nigeria
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Do you have anyone in Canada that could just buy the stuff and ship it to you, if you can't find a source to ship direct?
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