Recent content by Dean Thomas



  1. Dean Thomas

    Is it true that Shimano is much less durable then Camp or SRAM?

    Yeah, Moruya NSW ......Gods Country. All you other bastards stay away :) Nice and warm Sun most days average roads but quite roads. Im a warnin ya stay away.:D
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    Campy 10S Sprockets

    I Always use Veloce when buying genuine campag, best value and seems to last very well. Don't be afraid to try aftermarket if the price is right. Im using a Yaban Chain with a removable/reusable link, looks like another popular brand gold chain but cheaper and so far after a couple of thousand...
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    Is it true that Shimano is much less durable then Camp or SRAM?

    Like most people my first racing bike was shimano, low level 300ex it worked flawlessly because I kept it spotless. I had a friend with durace that was **** but it was covered in ****. I am now a Campagnolo convert. I have a young family and the budget is tight. I have built an awesome bike...
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    Cycle Chain Rusting.

    I have never had a chain rust, even on my shitty wet whether bike. If you clean it and use a quality chain lube (I use tri flow) there should always be a thin film of oil left on it this will prevent the rust. If I don't have time to clean the chain then I relube it atleast once a fortnight to...
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    Resources for building new bike

    So far (and I do lots of searching because Im tight) on most occasions I haven't found anywhere cheaper then http://www.probikekit.com/index.php when it comes to new components, Their postage is also the most reasonable I have seen. I buy lots of second hand gear from ebay and do worldwide...
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    Ergolever parts where to buy

    Thanks for that tip, I do try and support the LBS when I can but with the elevated prices we get slugged here in Australia Its not usually economical. On this occasion I was pleasantly supprised. $26 for the carbon 'G' spring carrier, the washer and the 2 'G' springs. The closest I could find...
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    Ergolever parts where to buy

    I need to rebuild my right/rear Campagnolo Record Ultra Ergo lever. where is the cheapest place to get the parts. I am in Australia so shipping is a consideration.
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    Wilier Imperiale

    It may be a while between getting the frame and finishing a bike and then there will be improvements as I can afford to replace some of the older heavier parts, so I'll send a photo of the frame when I get it and then if I remember I'll take progress photo's. So far I have a set of Neutron...
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    Wilier Imperiale

    At this stage Im going to inspect the frame and if all is in good order I'll probably buy it. I guess at that price if I build it up and don't like it I can sell it and I'll always get my money back. I do like the Pedal force RS2 http://pedalforce.com/online/product_info.php?products_id=8420...
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    Wilier Imperiale

    The frame is full carbon and is second hand it is owned by a friend of mine who doesn't need the money hence the cheap price.
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    Wilier Imperiale

    I'm currently riding a $500 alu frame with carbon rear and carbon forks, with a mixture of components. I do all my racing and training on this bike and have done so to great effect up till now. I can't bring myself to spend big dollars on racing tires and light components only to wear them out...
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    Looking for testers and initial purchases of a new model from Irish Cycles

    id be interested in having a look at a website although I can't afford a bike at the moment I may be interested in the future
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    How long before I can put the hammer down?

    I'm no expert but my advise would be start out gentle and build up. Do lots of stretching especially after a ride, this is very important because if done properly it will help to prevent injuries. I would also use a heart rate monitor. 7 months really isn't that long (depending on your level of...
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    shimano and campy compatibility

    Yes the mixture of components on my bike is out of necessity due to budget constrains, its a mixture of what I had, what I could find/make work and what I got given from those who will forever be known as my 'claytons sponsors'.:) Take a close look at all the different brands, the components...
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    shimano and campy compatibility

    Im currently running shimano 600 7 spd cranks and chainrings with campy 10 spd chain, campy 10 spd chorus rear derailer, shimano to campy 10 spd conversion cassette and shimano 600 8 spd front derailer all controlled by record 10 spd levers. you will be suprised what will work if you try. If...