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Anyone bought cycling parts over the internet from Europe?(4 posts)

Anyone bought cycling parts over the internet from Europe?Got-to-ride
Mar 7, 2002 3:41 PM
I've had several cyclists mention they got great discounts on tires, wheels, and groupo's by using the internet and purchasing from companys in Europe. Have any out there done this? If so how did it work out, and can you recommend a good we- site?
re: Anyone bought cycling parts over the internet from Europe?Dave Hickey
Mar 7, 2002 4:16 PM
I've bought from Totalcycling.com, Saddlesore.net, Parker-International.co.uk and sjscycling.com. Total Cycling is in Ireland and the other three are in England. No problems with any of them and shipping was always less than a week. I've bought frames and wheels and I've never had a problem.
Make sure you check duty rates and shipping charges when your doing your comparing to US internet based companies. Even after paying duties and shipping, I've found European prices to be better.
Use Deeside Cycles in the UKDannyBoy
Mar 7, 2002 10:23 PM
I'm from London, but have just moved to NZ. Basically last year I bought a frame and built it up with Campy Chorus and other good bits. After MUCH looking around Deeside Cycles in the UK were by far the cheapest, others were close, but none better. They also gave me a further 10% off even though their prices are the best in the UK!!

Look at www.deesidecycles.com trust me you won't need to look elsewhere I doubt they'll be beat. Also, you get to deduct 17.5% as you don't have to pay UK VAT.

I know they stack up internationally because I'm doing price research again for a 2nd bike. New Zealand prices are through the roof, and I mailed a few competative suppliers in the US, one being Hi-Teck bikes, and all said they couldn't compete on parts and groupo's - on frames yes, but bits no!

See how you go. E-mail a guy there called Andrew, he's working on the spec for my Ghisalo because they're the cheapest!
re: Anyone bought cycling parts over the internet from Europe?Akirasho
Mar 7, 2002 11:30 PM
... am a US resident and have purchased from and had good service from (in no particular order)...

http://www.bikekit.co.uk/
http://www.bikepark.co.uk/
http://www.prendas.co.uk/default.asp
http://www.totalcycling.com/

The only "downside" I've had was with Deeside ( http://www.deesidecycles.com/default.htm )... They do not ship MET helmets to the US... I understand and respect their reasons (legal liabilities), but I was still disappionted. Other than that, they've given service on a par with "local" vendors.

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