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    Texas Cyclesport look like a bunch of gloating jerks

    I just got this e-mail: mail.jpg

    The way I read this is: Now you can't buy Shimano at lower prices from Chain Reaction Cycles. Now you have no choice but buy from us! Bwahahaha!

    I'm not sure why this would entice me to buy from them. It just makes them look like jerks.

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    I didn't know about the Chain Reaction/Shimano news and had to look it up. But yeah, I agree that message isn't a good look and would make me think twice about ordering from that website. The only ones who are bitter toward the UK sites are the US stores, so keep that bitterness internal. The public consumers don't share in that sentiment. Other UK websites are still selling Shimano anyway.

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    I bought from them recently because I couldn't find another online retailer selling a junior cassette (Ultegra 14-28) at a decent price and in stock. The experience was... meh. Compared prices on other components, and I saved a considerable amount of money with another online retailer and got much better service.

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    They have as good a price for complete component groups as Iíve found out of US based retailers. They also bundle the components in a smart way.

    That said thereís an online order caveat that states if desiring to cancel or change an order placed online (as opposed to snail mail ?) you must do so within 5 MINUTES of placing the order. This tidbit is buried in the bottom of the web page under Orders and Returns. Donít think Iíve ever seen that at other online stores, but then Iíve never paid attention.

    I did a big Di2 order with them a year ago, was generally pleased with the process.

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    You can buy from UK's Merlin Cycles for a lot less than Texas CycleSteer.

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    Generally speaking you're better off buying from Belgium, Germany or Holland anyway.

    I've only ever shopped in the UK when they had some silly promotion like 105 hubsets for 45 Euros, or Mavic SSC brakes for 65. Regular items like groupsets are invariably cheaper elsewhere.

    No "free" shipping though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    Generally speaking you're better off buying from Belgium, Germany or Holland anyway.

    I've only ever shopped in the UK when they had some silly promotion like 105 hubsets for 45 Euros, or Mavic SSC brakes for 65. Regular items like groupsets are invariably cheaper elsewhere.

    No "free" shipping though.
    Who in those other countries do you shop with?
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    Why do they have a pic of Jeremy Corbin on the ad? He's anti-brexit!
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