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    Shop advice

    Hi all,

    In the next month or two, I will likely be moving to Tonga from the U.S.

    Since Tonga is sort of in your neck of the woods, I'm wondering if any of you Australia/NZ folks can recommend any good online shops that ship to Tonga. (I'm mainly talking bike shops, but also would be interested in other online retailers for non-cycling stuff).

    Thanks for any help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drsam
    Hi all,

    In the next month or two, I will likely be moving to Tonga from the U.S.

    Since Tonga is sort of in your neck of the woods, I'm wondering if any of you Australia/NZ folks can recommend any good online shops that ship to Tonga. (I'm mainly talking bike shops, but also would be interested in other online retailers for non-cycling stuff).

    Thanks for any help!
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    Sorry for the lack of replies, but it's probably because no-one knows the answer to your question. Doesn't Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK ship pretty much anywhere?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    A quick check of the Chain Reaction website confirms that they ship to Tonga. I know it's not an Australian site, but it is at least something.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    A quick check of the Chain Reaction website confirms that they ship to Tonga. I know it's not an Australian site, but it is at least something.
    Hi Steve.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, Chain reaction ships. I also talked to jensonusa.com and they said they could ship to Tonga for me.

    I was just hoping to find some stuff closer geographically in the hopes getting quicker/cheaper shipping.

    Thanks again.
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    We've purchased often from Chain Reaction and also Wiggle UK (who has lower free-shipping threshold) and items are usually here (Aus) in less than a week..

    Online shops that I've purchased from here in Aus are

    www.cellbikes.com.au
    www.torpedo7.com.au (believe these gust are really NZ based)

    I suspect Torpedo 7 will ship OS.

    Checkout http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/ for great clothing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsH
    We've purchased often from Chain Reaction and also Wiggle UK (who has lower free-shipping threshold) and items are usually here (Aus) in less than a week..

    Online shops that I've purchased from here in Aus are

    www.cellbikes.com.au
    www.torpedo7.com.au (believe these gust are really NZ based)

    I suspect Torpedo 7 will ship OS.

    Checkout http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/ for great clothing too.
    Good stuff.

    Thanx!
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    The real question is where are you going to ride in Tonga??? I mean mtb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb101
    The real question is where are you going to ride in Tonga??? I mean mtb.
    That is a very good question. Hard to find much info on the subject on the net. Looks like there won't be much off-road riding on the main island where we'll be living, but it looks like there is perhaps some pretty non-technical, pretty flat cross country type stuff on some of the other islands.

    Also, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there may be the occasional long weekend with the opportunity to make a trip over to NZ or Aus.

    Do you have any insight or suggestions?

    Our arrival in Tonga is scheduled to occur on the 26th of this month.
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