laager
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    01 November 2011
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    05 May 2013
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    17 August 2011
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The new Centuro is a stylish revision of the standard 860 Steel-o-flex. Abus have combined it with the very flexible 19mm thick Steel-o-flex cable that's also impressively resistant to sawing attack.
 
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4 / 5
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Heavy but seems good.
Posted05 May 2013
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"One would need to be keen to carry this as it's quite heavy. Flexibility is good. Seems sturdy. Only time will tell if it defeats a theft attempt."
Pros: Rugged
Cons: Expensive, Bulky
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The highest quality, Italian-made cork tape with a integral Gel layer for extra shock absorption.
 
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Cheap but not nasty.
Posted05 May 2013
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"Good tape. The white is easy to clean and it lasts very well indeed. Over 5,000 miles on each set of tape on current bikes with no signs of needing to be replaced."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Rugged
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Cassette combinations of 12-25, 12-27 and 12-29. Eleven sprockets to win. All sprockets in steel with Nickel-Chrome treatment.
 
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Good value mountain cassette.
Posted05 May 2013
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"Beats chewing out an SR cassette on a trainer, especially at around a third the price of SR."
Pros: Great Value
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The revolutionary Podium is the squeezable bottle for the 21st century.
 
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Tight fit in many cages.
Posted05 May 2013
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Width
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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"Fits fine in cages that have the ability to expand a little. Bottle diameter is fractionally larger than standard water bottles."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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How many kilometers do you travel with your bike on the roof rack, leaving your machine exposed to the elements?
 
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Useful for protecting tan sidewalls from UV.
Posted05 May 2013
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"Handy if you run multiple tubular wheelsets. Tan sidewalls degrade with UV exposure."
Pros: Adjustable, Good Fit
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Campagnolo's official tool for removing EPS cables. This tool is essential for anyone intending to replace or cut their EPS cables and any serious cycle enthusiast already knows that Campagnolo produce the very best components.
 
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Only needed if you are completely uncoordinated.
Posted21 January 2013
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"This tool is well made and works well but completely unnecessary if you have fingers smaller than an elephant's foot. Separating Record and Super Record EPS cable connectors is not difficult and doesn't require a special tool."
Pros: High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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Workshop pliers for quick removal of joining-links in chains.
 
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Useful to complete a toolkit
Posted21 January 2013
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"Pretty straightforward tools. Best to get both. No idea how they perform but can't really see they would be anything other than adequate for the task."
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 Brake Pads for Carbon Rims
Brake Pads for Carbon Rims
A set (pair) of carbon brake pads for use with the Mad Fiber wheels. Mad Fiber stipulate that you have to use these pads with their wheels or warranty is void!
 
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One of the best carbon pads one can buy
Posted05 November 2012
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"Exceptionally good cork based pads. Outstanding braking on Madfiber's own rims and almost as good on competitor's rims (Lightweight Gen III). More progressive than Corima Reds.
Woeful in the wet, just like all other cork based pads on composite surfaces.
They glaze a bit too easily so popping them out for a quick freshen up on a rasp every now and then returns them to as new performance."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Wears Out Easily
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Better used in another application.
Posted17 October 2012
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"Convenient for punctures but not as strong as the good ol' orange and black patches one glues on. Prone to allowing the tube to balloon through a minor cut.
However, they are more useful as cable rub patches. Nearly clear, so almost invisible. Sacrificial, won't damage paint. Provides just enough protection. More elegant than Jagwire cable sleeves."
Pros: Lightweight, Versatile
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The SUPER PISTA has all the virtues of the PISTA, but with a burly (8½ inch) wooden handle and a longer air chamber, which means greater stroke volume. The pump is constructed of aluminum material and the gauge registers to over 200 psi of pressure.
 
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2 / 5
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Good pump, but with flaws.
Posted17 October 2012
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"Ordered two of these. One black, one green. The black one arrived with the new style 60.0 pump head. The green came with a lever action disc head. The black one had a plastic base. The green had an alloy base.
The plastic base is a significant step down in quality from the Silca pumps of old.
Worthwhile making sure of exactly what you're getting before buying."
Cons: Low Quality
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Black Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups for the new 11 speed Super Record Ultra Torque chainsets.
 

Can these Super Record cups be used with the Fulcrum R Torq RRS double chainset?

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Yes. Same part, just different printing.
10 months ago
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Black Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups for the new 11 speed Super Record Ultra Torque chainsets.
 

Are these compatible with Super Record 11s 2010 crankset?

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Yes.
10 months ago
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A handy combination of chain whip and sprocket remover that is heat treated body to minimise bending and flexing.
 

Can i use this to remove my Miche fixed track sprocket?

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No. Chain on whip is too narrow.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Genuine Campagnolo Ultrashift Ergo brake lever hoods available in two colours: Red, White.
 

Will these hoods fit 2010 10 speed veloce?

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If the shifters are Ultra-Shift the hoods will fit.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Park's chain whips hold the cassette/freewheel in place while you remove the lockring.
 

does it fit with campy 11s?

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Si.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Pair or removable valves for use with the new Vittoria tubulars.
 

What do I require for 101mm deep section wheels?

Have just bought a set of Vittoria Corsa evo's to go with a set of planet X 80/101 wheels. The 110mm extension does't seem quite long enough for the rear wheel, leaving only 10mm sticking out.
Can I put a short extension on in addition to the 110mm extension?

thanks
Stu
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Yes, but underneath as the Vittoria extensions do not have a removable core.
2 years ago
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Pair or removable valves for use with the new Vittoria tubulars.
 

Can I use the Vittoria Removable Valve on non-Vittoria tubulars?

I'm planning on buying Veloflex Extreme or Veloflex Sprinter tubular tyres which, from their description on your website, come with a Presta 36 mm valve with changeable core.

Would these Vittoria Removable Valves fit removing the original Veloflex core?

Thanks!
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Yes.
2 years ago
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Pair or removable valves for use with the new Vittoria tubulars.
 

How do you remove the vittoria removable values?

I have received my crono evo cs tubs from you but cannot work out how to remove the red valve.
Do I need a special tool.
I don't want to damage the tubs so please help!
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Pliers, small spanner or small plastic valve tool.
2 years ago
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A precision digital gauge that reads to 250psi for use with tyres, forks and shocks.
 

No decimal place for psi?

Is it true that the psi reading has no decimal place, even for low pressures? To the nearest psi?
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No decimal. Single PSI readout only.
2 years, 3 months ago
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To extend standard valves when using deep section rims.
 

Removable or Non-removable

Is this for the removable valve or the non-removable valve?
If not, whch one can be used for non removable and still seal (not like Zipp)
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Removable valve.
2 years, 5 months ago
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