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Where is the best place to buy a group online?(17 posts)

Where is the best place to buy a group online?LowCel
Dec 23, 2003 8:33 AM
I am getting ready to order a campy chorus group minus the headset and hubs. Where is the best place to get this? So far the best prices I have found are thru Excel sports. I have also tried pricepoint, colorado cyclist, cambria, nashbar and performance.

Anyone have any other suggestions?
some more...C-40
Dec 23, 2003 8:46 AM
www.txcyclesports.com

www.wisecyclebuys.com

www.totalcycling.com

www.labiciclletta.com
Check this out.DERICK
Dec 23, 2003 8:51 AM
http://www.comparisonpricing.com/
re: Where is the best place to buy a group online?lyleseven
Dec 23, 2003 9:07 AM
Best prices are: Total Cycling and CritUSA@aol.com. I just priced Centaur gruppo and these two beat all others. I would assume they would do the same for Chorus.
do you have a web site for critUSA@aol.com? (nm)LowCel
Dec 23, 2003 10:36 AM
do you have a web site for critUSA@aol.com? (nm)PMC
Dec 23, 2003 10:45 AM
No website, you'll need to email him.
Has anyone used him before?LowCel
Dec 23, 2003 10:48 AM
Not sure how I feel about just giving that much money to a stranger.
Has anyone used him before?...I have....davet
Dec 23, 2003 10:58 AM
Danny (critUSA@aol.com) is probably the easiest guy on the planet to deal with. Very straight ahead. I've spent a TON of money with him, and will spend another ton next year. He's been around about 15 years and has a sterling reputation. Do a Google search.

With CritUSA@aol.com...no worries!
Agree. First class guyDave Hickey
Dec 23, 2003 11:13 AM
I've bought many tires from him. I haven't dealt with him in year but you used to mail him a check when you received the tires. Great guy to deal with.
no website, you have to email him.toronto-rider
Dec 23, 2003 10:49 AM
With the strong Euro, I would go with Totalcycling, I don't think anyone can compete with an EU dealer. I purchased 2003 Chorus from Totalcycling for $620. Got it in 4 days.
Another vote for CritUSAPicshooter
Dec 23, 2003 3:45 PM
Danny is a stand up guy. Where else can you order where they tell you to look over the goods and send a check after making sure it's what you want?
The strong Euro makes overseas tempting, but I like giving my money to a guy who supports cycling in the US.
I quite don't understand....divve
Dec 23, 2003 4:10 PM
.....why a strong Euro would make it tempting for someone in the US to buy from the EC? It seems the exchange becomes worse by the day.
I quite don't understand....lyleseven
Dec 23, 2003 5:24 PM
You would think so, but Total Cycling has been offering some deals that are unbelievable on pedals, shoes, components, etc. I deal only with CritUSA (Danny) or Total Cycling on big ticket items (and tires).
emailed him but no...6was9
Dec 23, 2003 8:33 PM
reply yet(regarding 04 Record price.) I guess I should just wait? What brands does he sell? Vittoria tubulers are tough ones to find at good price; so far Total have the best price.
Patience.......lyleseven
Dec 23, 2003 10:39 PM
Patience, patience, patience. Give him a day or two around the holidays. He is extremely reliable and carries great tires, including tubulars.
Here they areB2
Dec 24, 2003 4:02 PM
Kind of. You'll have to decipher it a bit. Something got mixed up between his email formatting and mine. I received this email on 10/11/03.

Bryan

Criterium USA.,Inc
2004 Campagnolo
10 SPEED Groupos & Components
908-725-8245
CritUSA@AOL.COM

Record Chorus Centaur Gray
Groupo Price 1169.99 829.99 579.99
Crankset 206.99 137.99 110.25
Bottom Bracket 81.99 43.99 18.99
Headset 59.99 42.99 N/A
Hubset 189.99 159.99 146.25
Front Der 83.99 42.99 41.99
Rear Derailleur 205.99 142.99 86.99
Cassette 159.99 101.99 79.99
Ultra Chain 41.99 41.99 41.99
Ergo Levers 244.99 208.99 137.99
Brake Calipers 196.99 131.99 79.99
Seat Post 101.99 77.99 N/A
Pedals 189.99 128.99 118.99

GROUPS CONSIST OF crankset,bottom bracket,front & rear derailleurs,front & rear brake calipers,ergo levers & cables,cassette
& chain
Campy isn't cheap anymore...C-40
Dec 24, 2003 6:04 AM
Totalcycling's current price of $858 for a 2004 Chorus group wihtout hubs isn't any better than a typical U.S. price. The low value of the dollar to the English pound is the culprit.