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    22 June 2011
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biggstu's Reviews
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Protect your drivetrain and bottom bracket from chain-drop. The LifeLine chain catcher helps prevent your chain dropping below the inner chain ring when shifting on uneven terrain. Shift quickly and confidently on pave roads and cyclocross courses.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Works, Cheap
Posted01 March 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
"Works, Cheap - does what it says it's going to do at a fraction of the cost of other brands. Well finished - not that you should ever be looking at it whilst riding!"
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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Protect your surfaces from sweat, marks and bike debris as you build your base-mileage on your indoor cycle trainer. The LifeLine Trainer mat offers 900 x 2080mm of durable waterproof coverage to shield your floor.
 
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5 / 5
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Buy with confidence at 32AUD
Posted08 February 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Buy with confidence at 32AUD - less than half the cost of 'name' brands with the same quality."
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The Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tyre is outstanding. Supreme grip & rolling performance are guaranteed as well as durability & puncture protection. A tyre that is fast & light which also provides a thrilling ride with superb rider comfort.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Grippy and good value when on special.
Posted18 January 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Light and grippy and easy to fit. Good for fast training up to intermediate racing. Well priced when on special."
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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 LifeLine Emergency Rear Derailleur Hanger
LifeLine Emergency Rear Derailleur Hanger
Keep pedalling when disaster strikes on remote road and trail rides. The LifeLine Emergency Hanger allows you to re-attach your rear derailleur following damage to the hanger on your frame.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Quality and cheap. Carry with you always.
Posted18 January 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Mandatory part of your kit for mtb and roadies along with a chain breaker. Will get you out of a jam and cheap enough to give to a damsel in distress and make a life long friend in the process. High quality considering the price."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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The R32 SPLINE from DT is a perfect training wheel excelling on flat roads thanks to its 18mm semi-aero tubeless-compatible aluminium rim.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Quality bearings, light for a 130kg rider limit
Posted18 January 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These were on special for $250 AUD (approx). At this price point better and lighter than the rest for a heavier rider (130kg max limit). Surprisingly good bearings for this price point. Comes with skewers. Came with rim tape pre-applied, valve and tool. Rims are hookless so you'll need specialty tubeless tyres for confidence."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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The R32 SPLINE from DT is a perfect training wheel excelling on flat roads thanks to its 18mm semi-aero tubeless-compatible aluminium rim.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Quality bearings, light for a 130kg rider limit
Posted18 January 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These were on special for $250 AUD (approx). At this price point better and lighter than the rest for a heavier rider (130kg max limit). Surprisingly good bearings for this price point. Comes with skewers. Came with rim tape pre-applied, valve and tool. Rims are hookless so you'll need specialty tubeless tyres for confidence."
Pros: Attractive, Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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Slime have worked closely with a team of racing professionals to create Slime Pro tubeless sealant - an advanced formula that instantly seals punctures and is lightweight.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Works, handy meas. cup & narrow nozzle for presta
Posted18 January 2017
biggstu
fromMelbourne
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Pro
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Bought this because of the brands reputation in Moto. Worked well on Schwalbe road tyres. Easiest to just mount and seat the tyre, then deflate and pop the bead off for a few inches then pour the measured amount into the side of the tyre wedging it open with a tyre lever. I know the recommendation is to squirt in via the valve stem but this is extra hassle and harder to apply the correct volume. Tyre was leaking before I applied the sealant. Didn't leak after I applied the sealant - so it works and was the beat value at the time."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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 Continental Ultra Race Folding Road Tyre
Continental Ultra Race Folding Road Tyre
Seriously fast tyre. Nimble and quick for the ambitious road racer.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Good value and works
Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"A good training tyre. Hardy and no fuss. not as tight as other Contis but never forget at least one lever."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
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Unyielding performance and powerful braking are the hallmarks of the Racer kit. Designed specifically for road bikes the Racer kit will provide consistent & smooth shifting and amazingly powerful braking.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
Avg 1 / 5 from
Not impressed
Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"Nice from afar but far from nice. The brake outer comes in one piece that needs to be cut to make a separate front and rear. If you get the measurements wrong youve done your dash. The inners are coated in black which comes off easily and the surface of the cables is so rough that they dont slide in the outers without buckets of lube making shifting vague and inconsistent. Avoid."
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 Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Octalink Bottom Bracket
Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Octalink Bottom Bracket
Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Octalink oversized bottom bracket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Quality product
Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"This bracket is really smooth - well worth the investment."
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Transfil is situated in the heart of France, at the base of the volcanoes where nature thrives in splendor. This region is also a genuine ground for innovation and know-how.
 

How long is the cable?

Hi,

is the cable 1600mm long or 170cm?
the picture say 1600mm, but you description say 170cm.
Please clarify. thanks
Unless you need to rig the rear of a tandem there is no issue. I have a 66cm road bike and the cables are always plenty long enough. Hope this helps.
5 years, 10 months ago
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biggstu
 
Transfil is situated in the heart of France, at the base of the volcanoes where nature thrives in splendor. This region is also a genuine ground for innovation and know-how.
 

SRAM Rival

Can it be used with SRAM Rival?

Thanks!
Yes
5 years, 10 months ago
by
biggstu
 
Transfil is situated in the heart of France, at the base of the volcanoes where nature thrives in splendor. This region is also a genuine ground for innovation and know-how.
 

Brake cable thickness...

I am replacing the brake cables on my Shimano 105 brakes. After replacing the cable and running it through the barrel adjuster etc. I tightened the cable in the brake caliper. When I put a little force on the brakes, the cable keeps slipping trough the little hole where its supposed to grip.

I guess my question is, are these brake cables too thin at 1.6mm? Do I need thicker ones? I would have thought it was pretty straight forward...

Cheers!
Check to see if the binding plate on the calipers is clean and binding (sound like its not seating correctly). Check how tightly you are doing up the bolt. In my experience these cables work with Shimano brakes quite well. If all else fails, flip the binding plate so that the cable is being clamped with a flat part of the plate. If this doesnt work, insert a thin flat washer between the binding plate and the groove in the caliper to get better crush on the cable. Hope this helps.
5 years, 10 months ago
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biggstu
 
Unyielding performance and powerful braking are the hallmarks of the Racer kit. Designed specifically for road bikes the Racer kit will provide consistent & smooth shifting and amazingly powerful braking.
 

Can the gear cables be used for STI levers?

Yes these can be used for STI but there are better options. The inner cables are rough which leads to imprecise shifting unless a lot of lube is used. I wanted teh colour options these cables gave and switched in some Dura Ace gear inners and got a far better response. Hope this helps.
5 years, 10 months ago
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biggstu
 
Unyielding performance and powerful braking are the hallmarks of the Racer kit. Designed specifically for road bikes the Racer kit will provide consistent & smooth shifting and amazingly powerful braking.
 

will this fit my Miche Performance 57mm Drop Brake Calliper Set

I think the Miche brake set is compatible with Shimano, would this fit my brake set?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Miche_Performance_57mm_Drop_Brake_Calliper_Set/5360040668/
Yes - depending on the levers you use. Std road levers will be ok. Be careful cutting the outer as it comes in one extra long length that you cut to make a front and rear.
5 years, 10 months ago
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biggstu
 
Unyielding performance and powerful braking are the hallmarks of the Racer kit. Designed specifically for road bikes the Racer kit will provide consistent & smooth shifting and amazingly powerful braking.
 

MTB?

Does this work for MTB with old SRAM grip shifters + Shimano V brakes ?
NO. The lugs on the mtn bike brake cables are different ot road bikes. Buy mtn bike brake cables.
5 years, 10 months ago
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biggstu
 
 Deore Brake Cable Set
Deore Brake Cable Set
 

Can I use this cable set to replace brake cables on My 2005 shimano deore fitted dawes Galaxy

Yes
5 years, 10 months ago
by
biggstu
 
 Deore Brake Cable Set
Deore Brake Cable Set
 

Is the Shimano Deore brake cable set compatible for a 105 (5700) groupset? What do you recommend for the gear cables?

Mountain bike brake cables are not compatible with Road brake levers - the lugs are different shapes. The cables themselves also tend to be slightly thicker gauge. For Shimano road sets I have found Shimano Dura Ace cable sets work the best and last the longest. the inner cables are double rolled and are extra smooth to slip easily in the outers. The Dura Ace gear outers are strong and stiff and promote precise shifting. Dont scrimp on cables - there are differences! Hope this helps.
5 years, 10 months ago
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biggstu
 
 Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Octalink Bottom Bracket
Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Octalink Bottom Bracket
Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Octalink oversized bottom bracket.
 

would this be compatable with a 6500 double chainset? ...... thanks.

Yes
5 years, 10 months ago
by
biggstu
 
ZERO is the UK’s leading electrolyte sports drink tab. It produces a clean-tasting and highly refreshing drink with zero calories. The tabs contain light natural flavours with no artificial colours or preservatives.
 

Can I add Zero to my sports drink (usually Torq)? Will doing this help to reduce cramp?

If you are experiencing cramps on a regular basis I encourage you to consult a healthcare professional or nutritionist that specialises in athletes. Having said that, these tablets work better for me than anything else I have tried in reducing/preventing cramps. Im able to use them at the recommended dose (and higher) without the drink being too sweet (a common reason people dont use full strength). Also make sure you are sufficiently hydrated at ALL times and not just whilst on the bike.
5 years, 10 months ago
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