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Do you buy from CRC?

July 24, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 30, 2006

The middle men (distributors) are one of the main factors that make our local prices much higher I believe.

July 25, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Posts: 1158
Joined: March 18, 2017

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: tungsten

So, I ordered my bushings exactly two months ago yesterday and nada. Which is surprising because my last order from offsetbushings.com arrived in a couple wks.

They e-mail me (on a Sat., wow!) and offer to re-ship but I hate to double them up if it's just Cda. Customs being dicks.

On neither order did I opt for tracking though suppose in future I should.

Should I wait or hit them up for replacement? I mean, do posties steal that kind of shit?

So, they re-sent my order June 1st, it arrived today fuck man at least I can ride this wknd...........oh yeah and kudos to those guys they were prepared to send me a third shipment.

Update...the product they shipped in April just arrived. lol.....

I was so worried after reading this. Ordered from Offset, outgoing stamp on July 10th, arrived to my place in under two weeks.

Aug. 1, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

Germans not shipping 5.10s to Canada should be a crime against cyclists.

Aug. 1, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 1, 2017

Lately I've been dealing with bike-components with great success. When I picked Canada didn't notice any restrictions.

Aug. 5, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
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Joined: June 4, 2008

Did my first bike-components.de purchase. Very fast.

They twisted my wire bead tires to fit in a smaller box. Not a fan of that.

Customs charged me gst AND pst and recorded them as bike parts. Jerks.


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Aug. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 30, 2006

At least the box came sealed?  When I first started using them a few years back, boxes came barely holding together, with tires hanging out the side.  I think things have improved since then.  Claim that PST back on the back of the customs form.

Aug. 5, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
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Very sealed. Bike-discount sent me a couple that was held together with hopes, dreams and 70% of its original contents... think zee Germans have learnt their lessons.

Aug. 8, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

Posted by: ReductiMat

Did my first bike-components.de purchase. Very fast.

They twisted my wire bead tires to fit in a smaller box. Not a fan of that.

Customs charged me gst AND pst and recorded them as bike parts. Jerks.

bike24.de twisted my wire bead Minions as well, don't think that helped with the misery of mounting them. Crappy thin cardboard that took a beating/holes on the way over but luckily no parts fell out.

Aug. 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

My blitzkrieg of bicycle parts from Germany were held up by CBSA in Quebexico for a few days.  Going to feel the pain tomorrow.

Aug. 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

Posted by: Endur-Bro

My blitzkrieg of bicycle parts from Germany were held up by CBSA in Quebexico for a few days.  Going to feel the pain tomorrow.

I have to think of zee Ramones now. Have not heard that one in aages.

Aug. 25, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: Endur-Bro

My blitzkrieg of bicycle parts from Germany were held up by CBSA in Quebexico for a few days.  Going to feel the pain tomorrow.

I have to think of zee Ramones now. Have not heard that one in aages.

It was actually mostly XTR/XT parts and a Saint brake set.  CBSA charged myself the appropriate 5% GST on bicycle parts.  Be nice if they did that last time as well.  

Have a hub wasting it's life away in Missasauga now

Sept. 6, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Anyone bought a custom built wheel off CRC lately?  Last time I bought one was 3-4 months ago, I accessed their custom wheel builder by typing "custom wheel" in the search bar.  But now nothing comes up???

Alternately, anywhere else to get a cheap+solid rear wheel?  At the beginning of the season I used the CRC custom builder to pick up a fully built Stan's Flow on Zee rear hub for $210 - hoping to get something similar.  Pretty damn good deal, even if it did only last 2/3rds of a season.

Sept. 9, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
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Joined: June 4, 2008

Just did a $750 order from b-d.de. No tax, ten calendar days. Wtf.

Sept. 9, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
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Joined: March 19, 2017

Posted by: superman_4

Anyone bought a custom built wheel off CRC lately?  Last time I bought one was 3-4 months ago, I accessed their custom wheel builder by typing "custom wheel" in the search bar.  But now nothing comes up???

Alternately, anywhere else to get a cheap+solid rear wheel?  At the beginning of the season I used the CRC custom builder to pick up a fully built Stan's Flow on Zee rear hub for $210 - hoping to get something similar.  Pretty damn good deal, even if it did only last 2/3rds of a season.

i spoke to them about this same thing a few weeks ago, apparently they have just moved warehouse and will hopefully bring the wheel build service back around the end of the year !!!    sooner i hope cos i want a new wheel as well !!!

Sept. 11, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
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Joined: March 18, 2017

Just ordered a pair of 510 Impact Rasta clips and a Pin Spanner off CRC.  Will see how I get hit this time.

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