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Anyone ever ordered parts or bikes from Ireland?(10 posts)

Anyone ever ordered parts or bikes from Ireland?TrekMan
Sep 25, 2001 8:01 AM
There was a thread about a week ago that was about being patriotic and buying from the US and not buying from overseas and gave Ireland as an example. So my question is have any of you ever ordered parts and or bikes from Ireland? If you have did you find it to be cheaper and where did you buy from?
sdeals.com & totalcycling.com...C-40
Sep 25, 2001 8:24 AM
These are the two most common sites mentioned. I had good luck ordering Ksyriums from total cycling ($540 delivered). Took 8 days to receive the wheels.

I'll consider them both if I get another Colnago.
re: Anyone ever ordered parts or bikes from Ireland?nestorl
Sep 25, 2001 8:55 AM
I bought wheels from probikefit for 1/2 of what the cost in the US. Everything worked fine. I heard some others have bought from totalcycling.com with similar results. If the item you need is european, more than likely you will find it much cheaper overseas. N.
totalcycling.com and probikekit.comMick
Sep 25, 2001 9:01 AM
I've purchased from www.totalcycling.com (Irish?) and www.probikekit.com (English?). In both cases they offered large enough discounts to more than compensate for the $20 shipping across the pond.

Also, they both shipped in about a week and all items arrived as ordered.

I'll buy from them again if their price warrants.
Duty rates chartTig
Sep 25, 2001 9:30 AM
I had good dealings with probikekit on some Sidi shoes.

This chart is from sdeals.com. You may also have to pay a currency conversion charge to your credit card.

Duty Rates. Advisory for the U.S. only.
Complete Bikes 11.0%
Frames 5.1%
Groupset parts 0.0%
Tires 0.0%
Rims 5.0%
Spokes 10.0%
Hubs 0.0%
Clothing 14.9%
Saddles 8.0%
Pedals 8.0%
Wheels-See Rim,Hub & Spokes
re: Anyone ever ordered parts or bikes from Ireland?bn
Sep 25, 2001 9:35 AM
Got an item that is unavailable in US from (http://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/)- fast shipping, no problems, and prob a little cheaper than would be in the US if item was sold here.
Probikekit.comWannabe
Sep 25, 2001 1:10 PM
Ordered several time from ProBikeKit. Great prices. Even with international shipping they are cheaper. But if you gotta have something and FAST, it's probably not the route for you. THE PLACE for off season/winter orders though!

Andy - Wannabe
They "give away" Sidi shoes-filtersweep
Sep 25, 2001 4:40 PM
I've had great luck, US doesn't have to pay the VAT... and most Italian-made clothing is much cheaper, plus the exchange rate is pretty good. I've no qualms with buying locally, but why are Sidi shoes from the UK $100 cheaper the LBS prices? (Northern Ireland is still part of the UK) The websites were a bit buggy- I actually had two order that were "lost"- but there are plenty of domestic websites that are equally buggy.
wheels, tires, clothes, bars, stems. Bought 'em alllook271
Sep 25, 2001 7:38 PM
I've had no problem in dealing w/ probikekit or totalcycling. Great customer service (totalcycling) and you get the stuff about as fast as you would from the US, maybe faster (what DOES UPS do with packages, anyway?).
re: Anyone ever ordered parts or bikes from Ireland?mickey-mac
Sep 25, 2001 8:05 PM
I got a great deal on a set of Look pedals from strikeitfit.com. They arrived at my home in CA three days after I placed the order. I've ordered stuff from the States that took six to eight days to arrive.