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Dura Ace - Lowest Price?(11 posts)

Dura Ace - Lowest Price?knifegun
Oct 6, 2001 8:55 PM
Anyone know where I can fine a Dura Ace Groupo at a low price?

Thanks
One non-traditional optionnestorl
Oct 7, 2001 4:44 AM
GVH.com bikes will not sell you the group, but will sell you the entire kit (with wheels, HB, Seatpost, etc etc) for some change above the price of the group in other stores...so You could
buy the kit from GHV and sell the unecessary parts on ebay, After you do the math, you'll have a DA roup for the price it cost the 105 :-)

take a careful look at the numbers and you'll see what I mean.

cheers, nestor
Not the correct linkLigon
Oct 7, 2001 6:51 PM
GVH.com is the link to some hospital in Texas not to a bike store. Could it be somthing else?
the correct linkdavet
Oct 7, 2001 9:35 PM
http://www.gvhbikes.com/index.html
re: Dura Ace - Lowest Price?TC
Oct 9, 2001 5:26 AM
Check out www.comparisonpricing.com This site breaks down a # of different retailers. Probably would be better for the buyer who needs a certain part instead of whole group. Give it a try anyway.

TC
re: Dura Ace - Lowest Price?pmf1
Oct 9, 2001 12:42 PM
Believe it or not, you might get the best deal buying it by the piece. I did this for two bikes I built up for my wife and I primarily through Performance using their buyers club (for an annual fee of $20 you get 10% purchases in the form of coupons). The only parts that weren't a good deal were STI shifters which I got through Excel.

A stock DA group can be had for around $1050. But ...

1. Do you need the hubs and 12x21 cassette? We had enough wheels
2. Do you need a threadless headset? DA one is threaded. Shimano doesn't make a threadless
3. The DA bottom bracket sucks, I'd rather have the Ultegra one (which I bought instead).

I figured it all out and saved money buying separate parts. Seems counter-intuitive, but it worked for me.
re: Dura Ace - Lowest Price?Charlie- empire cycles
Oct 9, 2001 5:07 PM
Is $925 reasonable for a D/A group minus the hubs and headset? If it is or if it is close let me know and I will help you out. Also check out www.empirebicycles.com while your online.
re: Dura Ace - Lowest Price?pmf1
Oct 10, 2001 3:28 AM
I checked around about buying the group w/o hubs and was offered $100 less by everyone. A set of DA hubs are worth quite a bit more, so I suppose you could buy the group and then try selling the hubs. Even at $150, someone would be getting a good deal (I think the rear alone costs this and they are a nice hubset). Frankly, I didn't want to monkey with selling 2 sets of hubs. But $925 for the group w/o the hubs is a pretty good deal. It should be at least $100 less than the group with the hubs.

As far as the HS goes, no one I talked to would drop it and refund me anything. First of all, its not worth much to begin with. Second, who wants/needs a threaded headset these days? You can't give these things away since 98% of all bikes are now threadless. I've got one in a junk box that came with a DA group I bought 3 years ago.

Last ... The DA bottom bracket. This thing really bites. The Ultegra is much better.

Bottom line ... compute the single parts option, it may work out to be cheaper.
DA Threaded Headsetgimf
Oct 10, 2001 5:13 PM
Yep, you can give 'em away-

Drop me a note at whygimf@yahoo.com (for my address) and take the headset out of your junk box and sent it to a new home. Really. Thanks.
Sorry ...pmf1
Oct 11, 2001 4:32 AM
One of my 3 road bikes has a threaded fork (Kestrel EMS). I doubt I will ever alter this bike, so I'm keeping an extra headset just in case. If I had two, I'd give you one of them.
re: Dura Ace - Lowest Price?kub
Oct 11, 2001 2:16 PM
I have been looking into this myself for sometime. The best I have seen is at
http://www.chicagolandbicycle.com/groups1.htm They have prices w/hubs and w/o hubs and headset, $850.