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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:24 am 
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Is there a US distributor or dealer for Extralite parts? Has anybody here (in the US) bought from them? I'm wondering how easy they are to deal with, and how much shipping would be from Italy. I also can't seem to find US prices on their website. Can anybody help?


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Is there a US distributor or dealer for Extralite parts? Has anybody here (in the US) bought from them? I'm wondering how easy they are to deal with, and how much shipping would be from Italy. I also can't seem to find US prices on their website. Can anybody help?


I don't think there is a US distributor, but I have been corresponding with them directly lately.
Sergio Riva responds immediately, is very thorough and his English is also perfect.
He will e-mail you a 2004 $ US pricelist (no VAT), or if you PM me with your e-mail I will send it to you directly.
The shipping seems very fair compared for instance to ShockBike, etc.: $20.00 for 8-day shipping on crankset/rings/BB.

http://www.extralite.com/index_usa.htm

e-mail: studioriva@extralite.com

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bikenerd wrote:
Is there a US distributor or dealer for Extralite parts? Has anybody here (in the US) bought from them? I'm wondering how easy they are to deal with, and how much shipping would be from Italy. I also can't seem to find US prices on their website. Can anybody help?


www.light-bikes.com

Giovanni brings them in directly.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:14 am 
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Ye Olde Balde One wrote:
bikenerd wrote:
Is there a US distributor or dealer for Extralite parts? Has anybody here (in the US) bought from them? I'm wondering how easy they are to deal with, and how much shipping would be from Italy. I also can't seem to find US prices on their website. Can anybody help?


www.light-bikes.com

Giovanni brings them in directly.


That's right I forgot about Masi :oops:
They sell Extralite, FRM, Syntace, FSA....my bad!

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With a name like Giovanni Masi involved in bikes, how could you forget his name?

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Because they didn't have the part I needed....out of sight, out of mind, I guess!
But they're good too and shipping would be less no doubt.

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Gio is a good guy and will try his best to get you what you want.

It's his suppliers that mess him around.

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someone needs to blow the whistle on masi selling grey market oem shimano stuff, and at the same time not being an authorized internet dealer of the product. sergio riva is my preferred method of dealing with extralite. courteous, professional and timely deliveries.


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I don't know about that, or how Shimano even enters into this.
The original post asked about Extralite dealers in the US.

Masi has always been fast, courteous, responsive, (and if the parts are in stock Light-Bikes is fast). He is selling 2 of the top Italian component maker's products, I assume they trust him.

Riva is also fast, courteous, responsive, informative, if you need to go direct to the source.

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No problem with Gio... Always kind and quick.


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Gio really hooked me up with a 87g stem... I wish I could hang out at his shop. super helpful guy 8)

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