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Old 09-26-22, 04:07 PM
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Who is your go to mail order bike parts store?

Who is your go to mail order bike parts store? LBS's are my first stop but looking for a cassette and every local shop said they had to order one in and did not know when it would show. I have recently used Nashbar and Soma Fab with good luck. Who is everybody else using?
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Ben's, Competitive Cyclist, Universal, in that order
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Who ever has what I’m looking for if LBS does not have it.
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Old 09-26-22, 05:41 PM
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I usually check all of Jenson, Universal, Ben's, BikeTiresDirect
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Old 09-26-22, 05:45 PM
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Old 09-26-22, 05:46 PM
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I like thebikesmiths.com for things I need to order online. They are usually my first stop when browsing for something.
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Old 09-26-22, 07:18 PM
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eBay, the c&v members of bikeforums, and whoever has the best price on tires.
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Old 09-26-22, 07:20 PM
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My LBS does a good job, next is Universal, then Jenson
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what is ben's? i did a quick google and turned up a lot of local shops by that name. well, local to those that live near by.
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Old 09-26-22, 08:00 PM
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It will depend on the item.

I used to buy from bit UK retailers (Ribble, Wiggle, etc), but they no longer ship Shimano or SRAM parts to the USA, so that limits them a bit. Still I'd look at them for tires or tubes or such.

bike-discount.de would be my source for Wippermann chains or Bosch electronics. Generator parts?

Some things would be whoever popped up with a web search.

And, I've bought cassettes off of E-Bay. Sometimes even lightly used cassettes.
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Old 09-26-22, 09:53 PM
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Why not tell us what cassette you are looking for that might help you find it better.
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
what is ben's? i did a quick google and turned up a lot of local shops by that name. well, local to those that live near by.
Ben's is a 100 year old 3rd? generation shop here in Milwaukee with a large internet presence. Bikesmith's as well has a brick & mortar shop here

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For gear and accessories it's REI for me.. If they don't have it in stock then their shipping is fast..

For parts I order from any of the major players who have stock..
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Cycling clothing I head to Cambria, bike parts I usually head to merlin cycles, and for tires/tubes I go to bike24.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
Ben's is a 100 year old 3rd? generation shop here in Milwaukee with a large internet presence. Bikesmith's a well has a brick & mortar shop here
Ehh technically 94 years...but they are an excellent shop, super friendly and helpful and their Milwaukee frames are made by Waterford. I haven't had a chance to visit them in person though : (
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i avoid buying stuff online whenever possible, but it seems like there are so many parts/variations of parts/sizes/colors etc that often online is the only way to get something quickly. i'll often just google the part and see who has it but i most commonly end up at :

performancebike.com
competitivecyclist.com
jensonusa.com
merlincycles.com
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I buy a lot of my stuff for LBS Sports Basement and Mikes bikes.

online
amazon.com
cambriabike.com
probikekit.com
lightbicycle.com
performancebike.com
cannondalespares.com
parktool.com


modernbike.com > the only I don't like about this site is shipping. there's no rhyme or reason
two different pedals. one costs $7 to ship and the other ships for free. both pedals $70
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I am Canadian, so US stores are off the table. One of my favourites is XXcycle located in Toulouse France
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Old 09-27-22, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Why not tell us what cassette you are looking for that might help you find it better.
i found what i needed. I was just wondering where others were buying from when whatever widget was not available locally..i have been given lots of good options, some i have heard of and forgotten about and others i had not heard of so very helpful. Colorado cyclist had what i needed.
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Most recent purchases of tires, a 12-27 10 speed cassette and pedals were off ebay without a hitch.
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Who is your go to mail order bike parts store?
Montgomery Ward when the local dry goods store doesn't have what I'm looking for. I see a nice whale oil lamp I might order...
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Amazon, Ebay, Universal and Jenson. LBS is my last resort.
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