What shall i buy in america?

mallorcajeff
mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice
Im off to california in two weeks and driving across america to boston. Is there anything anybody knows thats cool or cheaper to buy out there? Was hoping to do a trek factory tour while passing but the dayes dont work. Any advice appreciated. Cant see much on the web out there? I know chris king are cheaper but i dont want them. Cant get 808s through customs unseen but if anyone knows of any cool funky bike things out there id love to buy a few bits as it will be years before i go back again. Thanks

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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Alchemy hubs.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    edited March 2013
    Any "Livestrong" (or anything associated with LA) gear seems to be going pretty cheap out here right now :twisted: . I actually get a few things from Merlin, ProBikeKit, Wiggle, ChainReaction, etc., shipped here when there's a sale and still beats some prices anywhere in the US. No VAT of course but even still UK prices can be hard to beat sometimes. You might want to look for some LBS or local club jersey's as some can be interesting. I'll ask some friends that work in shops if they have any good tips so will try to re-post. If you would like to arm your bike with the latest military weaponry guns are cheap and easy to get here as well. You can even get a gun mount for your bike. Crazy, I know.
  • ^Guns LOL
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    A Glock 17.
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    if you are taking orders can you get me a few crates of mountain dew?
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Is there anything you actually need ? If there isn't - then its false economy.
  • sandyballs
    sandyballs Posts: 577
    cougie wrote:
    Is there anything you actually need ? If there isn't - then its false economy.

    Wash your mouth out with soap, there's always something a cyclist needs. :D
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Exactly sandy. There is no false economy i dont have an economy as such to justify. Im taking some cash to "just spend" or fritter if you like? I have fritterd lots on bikes and stuff so more wont hurt.

    Local interesting jerseys sound great, i just pass thousands of cyclists out here and 70% all look the same, id just like soemthing different. I know most things seem to be cheaper elsewhere but im looking to buy things that are a bit different rather than just cheaper as well. Im driving right across america but will be staying quite north as im leaving san fran on 17th april and then go in a nearly straight line to boston then new hampshire.
    Thanks for the gun advice if it were legal i would come back looking like rambo. Always fancied a nice snipers rifle.

    Thanks
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Snap, i was thinking the same myself yesterday, im also off to the USA in a few weeks, going to Vegas and Arizona.
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    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • Some good discounts in Lance Armstrongs store I'm told.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    I buy all my chainsaws from the US. They can land almost 1/2 price.

    For bike stuff though, buy US stuff like Easton, Zipp, etc. and steer well clear of Italian type stuff, like Sidi which are well pricey.
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Dare i ask why you need so many chainsaws?
  • Dare i ask why you need so many chainsaws?

    You can never have too many Jeff 8)
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • stueys
    stueys Posts: 1,332
    I was thinking the same. Does anyone know who the US online web discounters are?

    I've got a fantasy of getting some 202's delivered to my hotel :twisted:
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    Snap, i was thinking the same myself yesterday, im also off to the USA in a few weeks, going to Vegas and Arizona.
    Try to visit the Grand Canyon Park in Northern Arizona if you can. Absolutely stunning scenery.
  • FatTed
    FatTed Posts: 1,205
    I was thinking the same. Does anyone know who the US online web discounters are?

    I've got a fantasy of getting some 202's delivered to my hotel

    http://www.westernbikeworks.com/

    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Dare i ask why you need so many chainsaws?

    38 acre park. Big trees. They like falling down!

    Me bringing down a big'un here;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faBiwvm1jbM
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    Snap, i was thinking the same myself yesterday, im also off to the USA in a few weeks, going to Vegas and Arizona.

    Vegas is a hole, but Arizona's nice (that's where I'm from). Go climb Mt. Lemmon!
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • stueys
    stueys Posts: 1,332
    FatTed wrote:
    I was thinking the same. Does anyone know who the US online web discounters are?

    I've got a fantasy of getting some 202's delivered to my hotel

    http://www.westernbikeworks.com/

    http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

    Thanks
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Top video berni really enjoyed that. That was a beast! Beautiful grounds there!
  • bigmat
    bigmat Posts: 5,134
    Garmin stuff is a lot cheaper there if you need spare sensors, HRM straps etc.
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Grill where in Arizona do you live?
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Trek Domane SL7 GEN4
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    I lived all around the Phoenix metro area (Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Cave Creek) for 20+ years. My dad is in Cave Creek so that's where I stay when I go back.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    I will be staying in Phoenix. son getting married the reception is at the Anthem golf club, really looking forward to it.
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Trek Domane SL7 GEN4
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Take your bike out. Anthem is pretty close to Bartlett Lake and that ride is awesome!
    http://app.strava.com/activities/33855305
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  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    FWIW Bike Nashbar's web site has some of the best deals around and Performance Bike Shops(which own Nashbar) have very well stocked stores in many major U.S. cities. And their prices are pretty good too.