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Looking for Chorus group... totalcycling.com?(11 posts)

Looking for Chorus group... totalcycling.com?gschiener
Nov 3, 2002 2:25 PM
I'm building up a Douglas Precision Ti frame... totalcycling.com in Ireland has chorus group minus hubs and headset for apx. $650.00 US... Has anyone dealt with them? Good-bad experience?...and what about delivery time to the east coast US?... Any help would be appreciated...
All good.look271
Nov 3, 2002 2:34 PM
That's the cheapest that I have been able to find, and I've dealt w/ them before. Great customer service and you'll get the stuff in a week to 10 days. If it were me, I'd upgrade to the Record shifters for what, about $25?
re: Looking for Chorus group... totalcycling.com?Inhighgear
Nov 3, 2002 2:35 PM
Delivery is time great. Use DHL. I got a set of Ksyriums in two days to Houston. Down side is you'll have to pay $22.50 shipping and a duty of $30+ dollars when the post office delivers.

Either buy from totalcycling and get some of the other good deals on tires and some tubes at the same time.

Or buy the chorus group from Abicibikes.com. You can get all additional items from them at the same time for a good price.
re: Looking for Chorus group... totalcycling.com?flying
Nov 3, 2002 6:10 PM
Actually there is Zero duty on groupsets.
You can see the rates in their FAQ

I would not hesitate to buy from TC
I bought my Look from them & they were great in all areas.
re: Looking for Chorus group... totalcycling.com?Sean2
Nov 3, 2002 9:53 PM
If you are in the US - give www.wisecyclebuys.com a try - they can usually match prices and give free shipping - I've ordered from William many times and no problems at all.
re: Looking for Chorus group... totalcycling.com?mackgoo
Nov 3, 2002 10:56 PM
Give www.sdeals.com an E mail first. They have traditionaly been the lowest.
It does pain me to see this though as Branford bike does so much to support Campy people. My dilema is that support on their part should be supported on our part.
Branford: Well, call them with prices...Spunout
Nov 4, 2002 8:03 AM
Don't forget the service and expertise that could come with buying from someone like Branford. If anything, they are the closest to an internet "LBS" with so much information and support to their clients(and cyberspace).

Service counts for something, try to quantify that! (Oh, my accounting background is coming through, trying to value qualitative criteria! Maybe a Balanced Scorecard system...)
re: peter@maclaren.ws - fast, cheap, good friendly serviceThirtyFive
Nov 4, 2002 12:58 PM
what more could you ask for? he gives the best prices i have seen without having to haggle, bargain, and price match. great on the phone to help you with your needs. icing on the cake is that he knows how to pack a box properly so things show up in new shape. i bought a group from him earlier this year and will do so again when the time comes to build another. feel free to mention my name if you feel wierd sending a 'cold email'. BTW hes in virginia so turn around to east coast will be fast

david nguyen
re: sorry for the double post... thought this one was a no showThirtyFive
Nov 4, 2002 1:05 PM
re: peter@maclaren.ws - fast, cheap, great serviceThirtyFive
Nov 4, 2002 1:04 PM
what more could you ask for? he gives the best prices i have seen without having to haggle, bargain, and pricematch. excellent service, responsive to emails, phone, if only i were in virginia i would use it as my LBS. i bought a group from him earlier this year and will do so again when the time comes to build another. the icing on the cake is that he knows how to pack things very well so even the boxes show up in new condition. if you need references i could look up his ebay id, he has hundreds of positive feedbacks and if you feel weird about 'cold emailing' him, feel free to mention my name or tell him you saw him on ebay.

david nguyen
Thanks for all your help...gschiener
Nov 4, 2002 3:49 PM
I've contacted Mike at totalcycling... I feel comfortable dealing with him... I'll let you know how the build goes... Thanks for all your input...