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    Small parts source.

    I used to rely on a certain source for small bike parts, but it seems they've decided to switch to firearm parts, and don't really have much to offer anymore. I needed a plastic bearing cover for one that broke, and I had to go to SJS in Britain. Cost me something close to $3 for the part, but $7 for the shipping! Are there any good domestic sources left? Considering what I paid and the amount of time it took, I might've been better off going to the bike store and had them order it out of their catalog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    I used to rely on a certain source for small bike parts, but it seems they've decided to switch to firearm parts, and don't really have much to offer anymore. I needed a plastic bearing cover for one that broke, and I had to go to SJS in Britain. Cost me something close to $3 for the part, but $7 for the shipping! Are there any good domestic sources left? Considering what I paid and the amount of time it took, I might've been better off going to the bike store and had them order it out of their catalog!
    Who? And exactly what did you need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Who?
    probably Loose Screws.
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    Yeah. Loose Screws now only exists if you need a firing pin for your Glock....
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    Somewhat random selection of old parts, but run by a nice guy.

    Boulder Bicycle

    I pretty much just snap up broken components and small parts off ebay whenever they pop up at a good price, even if I don't have an immediate need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    I used to rely on a certain source for small bike parts, but it seems they've decided to switch to firearm parts, and don't really have much to offer anymore. I needed a plastic bearing cover for one that broke, and I had to go to SJS in Britain. Cost me something close to $3 for the part, but $7 for the shipping! Are there any good domestic sources left? Considering what I paid and the amount of time it took, I might've been better off going to the bike store and had them order it out of their catalog!
    I think you answered your own question here.
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    I've purchased a lot of small parts form Universal. Easy to deal with, good online catalog, and best of all, they show you what is actually in stock.
    https://www.universalcycles.com/

    Also these guys appear to have a lot of stuff, the site is at least worth checking out
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    But alas, I also had to order a hub seal from a bike shop in the UK for an old mid 90's shimano hub. Same deal, $3 part, 2-3 X that for shipping. I don't have a bike store "down the street".

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    Tip: Always buy extra, especially if they are small inexpensive parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Tip: Always buy extra, especially if they are small inexpensive parts.
    I agree with buying extra... I just do this at the whole bike level instead of small parts

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    i needed a quick-release pin for a cane creek brake lever. i called them, and they sent one free of charge.
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