Word of mouth
For those of you facing big shipping charges getting bike stuff [clothing, helmets etc] from on-line suppliers overseas, I have had really good experiences with these folks here:<http://www.fc-moto.de>
Their site can do various languages and currencies, but most impressively, I have had two boxes of stuff DHL-delivered to NZ for a flat rate of around 20 Euros, which is $25-30 in NZ or Aus currency. One of the boxes contained a helmet and some sneaker-styled boots, so it wasn't tiny.
Check 'em out - it's worked out well for me.