Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:42 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:18 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 6840
Location: Nth Somerset, UK
Thanks Craig, I'm continuing to dig, as there must be kits available over here.

The trader I placed the (cancelled) order with has two or three listings on ebay.com. All say the same thing about shipping, I just wonder how many people they have tripped up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:30 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:53 pm
Posts: 178
Location: Accrington
It's not the norm, I've bought these kits from the US before and they were so much cheaper, the postage cost was ok too, much less than the $14.99 you were originally told. Only thing to watch out for is the customs import limit. Got caught with that once & got really stiffed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:43 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 6840
Location: Nth Somerset, UK
I buy a lot of archery kit for the US, both new and used, and you just have to bite the bullet on VAT and Import Duty. When I tell my contacts in the US that we get charged 20% VAT even on used items, they cannot believe it.

First time I got caught was returning a Chris King hub to the US for a FOC warranty repair. When they sent it back I got a hefty VAT bill. I created merry hell with HMRC, and to be fair they were very sympathetic, but said they could not change the regulations, when I asked who could they said " The Chancellor of the Exchequer"...ah, right, well, that's that then :evil:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:05 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 pm
Posts: 499
Location: BOURNEMOUTH
Hi , having the same problem as you with the black washers on the Girvin 2 forks , have you over come the problem ,if so did you buy or make some thing up ??(i have a lathe and can get hold of different types of plastic ) Thanks Roy ,what do they ride like ??


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:27 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 6840
Location: Nth Somerset, UK
I managed to get a couple of service kits for sensible money in the US.

I never used them, so I don't know how they ride I'm afraid. You might try asking Jussa, as he had mine from me in a 'good trade'.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: grarea, Mahoney1978, NeilM, retrobikeguy, shedobits, Thias, tigern, vertical and 46 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group