Johnny O-R said:
I mostly buy bits and pieces from my LBS; more recently from online Aus. stores, but has anyone here bought online from the US? Any recommendations?
I've bought quite a few things from the US. Dealing directly with manufacturers has been much easier than the online stores. The savings and variety of stuff available from the stores usually makes it worth the pain though.
Most of the trouble has been with delivery addresses, getting them to believe I was me and having them reply to emails. They seem very paranoid about overseas orders.
You also either need to be patient or happy to spend a fortune on postage. Getting a few people together and putting in a combined order will often reduce the per person postage costs.
I've ordered from performancebike.com and jensonusa.com. supergo.com and nashbar.com also seem popular but I've never ordered from them.