JimW
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    31
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  • First Review
    27 September 2010
  • Last Review
    30 July 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
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  • First Review Comment
    12 August 2011
  • Last Review Comment
    12 August 2011
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  • Last Question
    12 November 2013
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    20
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Answer
    27 September 2010
  • Last Answer
    11 June 2015
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JimW's Reviews
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Lightweight and strong 2014 aluminium road racing drop handlebar, with a oversized 31.8mm clamp diametre.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Quality bars
Posted30 July 2015
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Good bars and the ripple on the descending part of the hand grip is mellowed once bar tape is added. The drop part of the bar is a bit shorter than I needed, but since most of my riding is on the top of the bar, it's not a big issue."
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
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More elasticity, more comfort and the highest shock absorbing properties thanks to Vibra Absorb.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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This tape is improved.
Posted30 July 2015
Quality 
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JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"The tape is thicker than previous tape I've bought and has resulted in more support - especially over rough road surfaces. Makes for comfortable riding over long distances."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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High performance lightweight and stiff 2014 forged alloy oversized stem. Oversized 31.8 mm clamp diametre reduces unwanted flex under high load by increasing strength and stiffness.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A really good stem for 31mm handlebars.
Posted30 July 2015
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I bought this together with a 31mm handlebar to upgrade 25mm parts. The increase in bar size seriously increases comfort with no adverse effects. 31mm bars are now the standard and I can now see why."
Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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Replacement bearing kit for any of the Campagnolo Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Fitted well
Posted11 June 2015
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"These bearings for a 31mm hub fitted well and replaced worn bearings. The worn bearings needed a bit of persuasion to remove. There may be a special tool for their extraction but I was able to remove them with a drift + lightweight hammer."
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged
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With the Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed cassette, every sprocket tooth has been designed to achieve the maximum synchronisation, shifting speed, and silent operation.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good gear range
Posted15 April 2015
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Living in a hilly area means using a compact chainset together with a wide-range cassette and the choices of 11~27 and 11~29 are ideal for both speed on the flat/downhill and getting up tough climbs."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Versatile
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The Athena rear derailleur has the same geometry as the top-of-the-range 11x models, and absolute precision is the result.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent product with reliable performance.
Posted14 November 2014
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"A great product. The only minor weakness I found was the reason for this order. The cable adjustment screw from my previous derailleur had lost part of its thread and was consequently not working and I ended up using the down tube adjuster as a workaround. This after several years of hard use. I could have lived without this replacement derailleur but decided to act and have now got back smooth gear changes. Well, at least until the coming winter weather starts."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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This alloy 11 speed chainring is designed for use with Athena alloy crankarms and is ideal when you old chainring has become worn out or damaged.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Hard wearing but it's not forever...
Posted14 July 2014
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"If you use the Campag compact drivechain then you will need to replace parts eventually. But the wear rate is good for this alloy component so it represents excellent value for money. It's also a good time to replace the chain as well."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Long seatpost for compact frames
Posted16 June 2014
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I needed a long seatpost for my new frame. This does the job; it fits perfectly and is long enough for even the most conpact of road frames."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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The number 1 bottle cage in the pro peloton, a true design classic which is also self-adjusting. These cages were used by over half the starting riders in the Tour De France, including Mark Cavendish, Thor Hushovd, Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Stylish and secure bottle holder
Posted09 June 2014
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Bought 2 to use on a Verenti Insight frame. Look great, hold the bottles securely yet allow easy access when you need it."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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The new Athena black band-on front derailleur retains all the technical and performance characteristics of the 2011 all silver version. The new Athena front derailleur is compatible with both standard and Compact cranksets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent shifting performance
Posted26 May 2014
JimW
fromLifton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"I needed this for the Verenti carbon frame. It had the right downtube diameter and the shifting works flawlessly. Better than the braze on front mech I have on my Ti bike."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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JimW's Questions
 
 IZONE Arc 600 Rechargeable Front Light
IZONE Arc 600 Rechargeable Front Light
This rechargeable front light offers outstanding performance in a compact, lightweight and affordable package. It utilises a dual density heat sink and exhaust system to draw heat away and protect the lights electronics.
 

What is the length and front diameter of this light?

1 year, 8 months ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
 Cinelli Saetta Race Cut Frameset 2013
Cinelli Saetta Race Cut Frameset 2013
This monocoque carbon frame has been designed for the advanced amateur cyclist and is adapted for internal cable routing in case of assembly with an electronic groupset.
 

Sizing for the Saettee Race Cut Frameset

I'm 6ft (in old money) and am looking to replace my aging Raleigh 853 frame with the Saette Race Cut frameset. The Raleigh measures ~550mm on both top and seat tubes. What is the best equivalent sizing for the Saette frame?
On another topic, the Raleigh is kitted out with Campag Athena 11. Will I need new parts? I guess a new seatpost and steering clamp(1 1/8" instead of 1")? Anything else?
1 year, 10 months ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
 Cayo Expert Campa 2009
Cayo Expert Campa 2009
Comprising of Campagnolo’s well respected Chorus 11 speed components, Fulcrum’s Carbon cranks and Racing 5 wheels, this bike is a race-ready machine or a Sunday best bike which offers exceptional pound for pound value.
 

What is the rear cassette cog range for the Focus Cayo Expert Campa 2009?

5 years, 10 months ago
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Replacement bearing kit for any of the Campagnolo Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups.
 

Chorus 11 speed ( 2014 )

Do these fit Chorus 11 speed? I run Chorus 2014.
thanks
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I fitted them for Campag Athena and they work well. They are standard for all Campag groupsets - and other groupset suppliers too I believe. The only time these might not work is if the crankshaft size is not the standard 30mm dia. Wikipedia has an entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_bracket#Cartridge_bearing. Even my ancient Raleigh 853 frame from the 1980s has a 30mm crankshaft so I suspect it is now ubiquitous.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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JimW
Lifton
 
The Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set is a lightweight mudguard set designed to fit road bikes with tight clearances and without mudguard mounts.
 

Will these mudguards fit a Felt F95 with 28mm tyres?

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You might be able to fit them, but they would not be effective as they are narrower than a 28mm tyre.
2 months, 1 week ago
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JimW
Lifton
 
The Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set is a lightweight mudguard set designed to fit road bikes with tight clearances and without mudguard mounts.
 

Will these fit a Charge Plug 2 2014?

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I don't know of the Charge Plug 2014, but these guards are designed to fit road frames which which do not have full mudguard clearance. So long as there is a clear gap between the tyre and frame you'll probably be ok. I use them with a Verenti frame using 23mm tyres - which are the maximum practical tyre size for these guards. For the most part they serve their purpose which is to keep your backside and feet dry. Needless to say, they are less effective than a frame which has the clearance to fit full size (e.g. SKS) guards.
2 months, 1 week ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
The Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set is a lightweight mudguard set designed to fit road bikes with tight clearances and without mudguard mounts.
 

Will Crud Roadraser MK2 fitt on Eastway - FB2.0 2014? And which off Topeak QR Beam Rack MTX models is best for the same bike?

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I'm not sure about the bike you mention, but the Cruds will fit almost any bike that has no specific mudguard clearance. The clearance also depends on the tyre size so you may be limited to 23mm tyres. I suspect 25mm would probably be marginal at best and you can probably forget 28mm tyres. Sorry, not in Swedish.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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JimW
Lifton
 
The supremely compact 8 function Cateye Strada is now available with a valuable cadence function for those riders wanting to monitor their training more accurately.
 

Does the unit come with a stem mount?

Looking to install centrally on the bars, either with a stem mount or with an offset handlebar bracket
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Yes. And the stem is the ideal place to fit the unit.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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JimW
Lifton
 
The supremely compact 8 function Cateye Strada is now available with a valuable cadence function for those riders wanting to monitor their training more accurately.
 

Does this product come with speed and cadence sensors?

Hi,
What accessories does this bike computer come with?
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Yes. The design means that both sensors are best fitted to the rear chainstay close to the bottom of the downtube to ensure reliable signal pickup. You *can* split the wires to separate the speed and cadence sensors, but that just means more faff to ensure the wires are taped down reliably.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
This alloy 11 speed chainring is designed for use with Athena alloy crankarms and is ideal when you old chainring has become worn out or damaged.
 

Is this a compact chainring (i.e. campy "110" BCD)?

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Yes it is and normally complemented with a 34T for the inner chainring.
1 year ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged.
 

Dose this seatpost come with a clamp? Quick release or hex key adjustment?

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My mistake - wiggle andy is right - the clamp is supplied and It has a hex key clamp.
1 year, 1 month ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged.
 

Dose this seatpost come with a clamp? Quick release or hex key adjustment?

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No - the clamp needs to added and have the width of the outer diameter of the seat tube. You can choose whether to use a quick release clamp or hex key clamp as needed. FWIW, I use a quick release clamp because it allows easier fine-tuning adjustments when out riding.
1 year, 1 month ago
by
JimW
Lifton
 
A lightweight road frame pump which morphs into a mini floor pump. Extra long high pressure barrel and integral gauge.
 

Will this pump fit in the back of a jersey?

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Not unless you have a very, very deep pocket!! This pump is best mounted on the frame. Smaller pumps can be found that are intended for pocket use.
1 year, 1 month ago
by
JimW
Lifton