Buying an imported bicycle?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by ScottishDan, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. ScottishDan

    ScottishDan New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've heard that you can get some really good deals on bicycles if you buy them in from the states or abroad. Does anyone have any experience of this as I am looking for a ladies bicycle for my missus in the region of £200.
     
    Tags:


  2. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a contact in China that can provide you with a nice titanium frame. :)

    I've actually been thinking about setting up some form of importing company but don't really know where to start or whether there'd be demand. Hmm. :confused:
     
  3. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    3
    :rolleyes:

    So you're now considering the purchase of a bicycle from the United States? Why not ask your malnourished, genius brother to ship you one?
     
  4. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ooh! Someone's holding a grudge! :D
     
  5. ScottishDan

    ScottishDan New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    That was quite funny :D

    He's put on a few pounds recently; I think you can only resist 99c burgers for so long. At least he'll still have his brain when he's a fat bastard.

    Now can anyone actually assist me or is this going to turn into a "world against America" thread?
     
  6. MountainPro

    MountainPro New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,071
    Likes Received:
    1
    that will be a first..!

    seriously though, i got a mate that bought a Marin somethingorother from a US website, just paid the extra for UK shipment. (took 6 weeks though) . i'll see if i can find out what website it was.
     
  7. lwedge

    lwedge New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,552
    Likes Received:
    2
    What species of bike for the missus ? Hybrid, Road, MTB, Fat Tire Cruiser, Unicycle, Swiss Rocket Bike ?

    Lw
     
  8. philso

    philso New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0
    wheelist - ladies titanium bike for £200? wow ;)

    Scotty_Dog - "AMERICANS: GET YOUR HEADS OUT YOUR ARSES!!!!"

    if we were to do that, what distinguishing national characteristics would we have left to make us so special? :eek: (psss. scotty! by the way, if you want to make your point to americans, you'll have to spell it "asses". no one will no what the h_ll you're trying to say otherwise. "butt" is a little more polite in mixed company)

    ScottishDan - as an american (with my head up my b_tt and d_mn proud of it too) living in japan, i don't have any solid info for you. I'd suggest that first you contact your post office to inquire about import duties, which vary greatly between nations and from item to item. then check some of the huge on-line sites and check their shipping charges (and whether or not they even ship internationally). that should give you a good idea if it's even worth your time to continue looking around or not.
     
  9. ScottishDan

    ScottishDan New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    She's after a road bike, something reasonably lightweight. As a rough guide, something like a ladies Claud Butler Majestic (or is it Majestique?) would be perfect. I have £200 to spend so if anybody knows of anything out there give me a shout.

    Americans, I apologise for insulting you in the past. Now shut the goddamn hell up an pull your goddamned heads out your goddamned buttholes goddammit. Please now do me the courtesy of insulting me back in Scottish dialect.
     
  10. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ahhh.... £200? Erm, perhaps not then. Perhaps for her 'next' bike eh? :)
     
  11. NVP

    NVP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    '
    I think using the words "Fuck" "Bitch" and "Ass" would make for a better sounding insult, in American dialect...:)
     
  12. huhenio

    huhenio New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    1
    :D:D:D:D FUNNY :D:D:D:D
     
Loading...
Loading...