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    22 June 2011
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biggstu's Reviews
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Seriously fast tyre. Nimble and quick for the ambitious road racer.
 
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5 / 5
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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.
 
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1 / 5
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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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Oversize BB Axle with Splined Ends , Large 22mm diameter hollow pipe billet axle reduces weight. , Splined ends provide a more rigid, non-loosening crank assembly. , Compound Bearing Structure , Ball and needle bearings support the spindle to reduce flex.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"This bracket is really smooth - well worth the investment."
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More elasticity, more comfort and the highest shock absorbing properties thanks to Vibra Absorb.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"The gel in this tape works really well at cushioning road shock without adding much thickness. The tape can also be removed and rewrapped without destroying it. length is generous enough to wrap 46cm bars up to 2cm from the stem for climbing. I wont be buying anything else in future. Great value at only a small premium over the non gel tape."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Dura Ace 7700 Pair Of Inserts
Dura Ace 7700 Pair Of Inserts
High performance road-specific pad inserts designed to fit all Shimano Road Systems. Designed for alloy rims.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"These brake harder, last longer and have better modulation than non genuine brands. Other brands feel spongy and lack feel. Take note - riding in the rain will accellerate wear but its always good to be able to stop when you want too! Pads come with a replacement locking screw coated with fresh threadlock making secure installation a breeze. Buy them for this extra if nothing else."
Pros: High Quality, Good Fit
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ZERO is the new electrolyte drink from High5; it's virtually calorie free (1.4 cal per 100ml) and has a light refreshing taste.
 
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5 / 5
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Great tasting and convienient
Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"This is a great tasting alternative to powders and very economical from Wiggle. Cut down and old container and keep 6 tablets in your pocket on longer rides. 1.5 tablets per bottle gives you enough salts without being too sweet. Dissolves quickly."
Pros: pleaseant tasting
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Genuine Campagnolo Ultrashift and Powershift cable sets available in two colours: Red, White.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"Fits Shimano too. Good if you want quality but are tired of Shimano grey. Smooth inners - double rolled and glide easily. Comes with additional narrow ferrule for rear derallieur cable. Nice red."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Versatile, Good Fit
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Replacement hoods for SRAM DoubleTap brake levers.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"Fits really well. Can be cleaned easily. Feels like quality rubber, slight tacky/grippy feel like std black version. Economical in comparison to other brands. Has SRAM embossed on the side."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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Replacement bike mounts for the Edge 200, 205, 500, 605, 705, and 800.
 
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5 / 5
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Good value and works
Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"In stock, cheap and works, what more do you need? Useful wedge rubber included allows you to get a level GPS on sloped stems"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Good Fit
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On the road or on rough ground, the C2 represents an ideal compomise between lightness and high levels of comfort.
 
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5 / 5
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Posted22 June 2011
biggstu
"Good value, comfortable, shaped like a flight. Not heavy despite manganese rails. Seat amount of elevation over the rails so you dont have to worry about too much seat post or bottoming out on the seat post clamp on bumps. Sella Itallia quality as usual."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality
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biggstu's Answers
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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.
3 years, 2 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
3 years, 2 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.
3 years, 2 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.
3 years, 2 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.
3 years, 2 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.
3 years, 2 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
3 years, 2 months ago
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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.
3 years, 2 months ago
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biggstu
 
Oversize BB Axle with Splined Ends , Large 22mm diameter hollow pipe billet axle reduces weight. , Splined ends provide a more rigid, non-loosening crank assembly. , Compound Bearing Structure , Ball and needle bearings support the spindle to reduce flex.
 

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

Yes
3 years, 2 months ago
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biggstu
 
ZERO is the new electrolyte drink from High5; it's virtually calorie free (1.4 cal per 100ml) and has a light refreshing taste.
 

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.
3 years, 2 months ago
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