Matt64
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    28 January 2013
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    10 July 2013
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    20 January 2016
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Matt64's Reviews
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Warm stretchy full finger gloves with a Thermoflex back panel and a Clarino synthetic leather palm for feel and durability on cool weather road rides. Ideal for fighting the chill in Autumn and early Winter conditions with no loss of feel and control.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Usual Castelli kit
Posted16 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Quality gloves that are true to size chart. No Velcro to catch. Nice long cuffs ensure there are no gaps between gloves and arm warmers."
Pros: Good Fit
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The Cycology Cognitive Therapy T-Shirt: Time spent on the bike clears the head, solves problems and is beneficial to mental & physical health. Downtime that gets you up! Here's just a few cycling mantras.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Busy graphics, but very cool
Posted16 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Sizing was spot on, quality is good and graphics are busy but great. A gamut of cycling clichés which draw a smile or two."
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit
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Designed to be the cornerstone of Morvelo's 'layering' system ThermoActive jerseys can be used to suit a wide variety of riding conditions, combined with base layers and outer shells. Don't let bad weather keep you from riding your bike!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Nice kit but larger than expected
Posted16 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Quality manufacture with some nice touches. Graphically outstanding, being a little brighter than the picture but not garishly so.
Size wise this is quite a lot larger than say Castelli. Using size chart I was a medium, same as I am in Castelli. The jersey is actually far looser than a Catelli large. Certainly not a "race fit", but fine for a more casual day out. The extra room is particularly noticeable when over the bars and not too bad when standing up. Perhaps ideal for a unicyclist?
"
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Poor Fit
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SockGuy Maze Wool Crew 6" Socks in TurboWOOL, a superior blend of Merino wool and polypropylene. This is 5 times the strength and durability of Merino alone, keeps your feet drier and provides excellent insulation in all weather conditions.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Nice socks
Posted12 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Lovely and warm with a bold pattern not offered by too many other wool based socks. Size L fitted Euro 44 well as per size chart."
Pros: Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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With similar attention to detail of a hand-crafted bicycle frame, the Cyclismo® Wool socks elevates the modern cycling sock to new heights.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Warm and comfortable
Posted12 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"True to size chart for me. 44 euro = large.
Not overly bulky for a great warm sock
"
Pros: Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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This is a great year-round High-top sock for customers who like the softness and natural fibre feel of wool. The thinnest wool sock in the DeFeet collection, the Wooleator has the same construction as the Aireator using Merino wool instead of Coolmax.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Warm and wooly but not too bulky
Posted12 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Nice warm socks without too much bulk. Sizing is accurate for me - 44 = large"
Pros: Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Shimano BB-R60 Ultegra 6800/105 5800 Hollowtech II bottom bracket uses a wider bearing placement and larger axle diameter for increased stiffness and efficiency.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Marginally different to DuraAce for half the price
Posted12 June 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Quality component which will last as long as the DA version for much lower price. Easy to fit with supplied adaptor to fit BB tool."
Pros: Good Fit, Great Value
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A set of workshop quality tools for removing/installing Shimano and SRAM cassettes. With a 7-11 speed chain whip and cassette remover wrench, the LifeLine Cassette tool bundle is essential for regular wheel and drivetrain maintenance.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Cheap and effective
Posted23 May 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Does exactly what you expect. Probably not "workshop quality", is not made of stainless steel and carbon fibre and cannot open a bottle of beer but perfect tools for those who change the odd cassette and drink beer from screw cap bottles or cans."
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Complete top-of-the-range gear cable set designed to suit Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 and Ultegra 6700 Road bike brakesets. Fitting new gears or completely overhauling your gear cabling couldn't be easier - everything you need in one pack.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Better options than this exist
Posted23 May 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great idea to coat the cable with PTFE and reduce friction, but unless the casing is cut absolutely perfectly then it is highly likely that the PTFE will strip from the cable and gunk up the whole system. This is likely even if you have a perfect outer even, but might take just a little longer."
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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Ditch the clammy chamois and rep the classic scorpion in comfort and style with the Castelli Men's Armando Short Sleeve T-Shirt.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
First bit of cycling gear my wife likes
Posted23 May 2016
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Classy looking tee shirt that does not offend in the same way lycra does."
Pros: Good Fit
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The bottom bracket bearings for use with the HollowTech II FC9000 chainset, which is the ultimate chainset for stiffness whilst keeping weight low for performance riding and racing.
 

What's the difference between Italian thread and English thread

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Your frame may accept one or the other but they are not interchangeable. Check the existing BB on your bike and if it is marked with 36 x 24 road then get the Italian version.
There are many other BB standards out there now though, so check what is fitted currently before ordering.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
The SRAM QuickView Computer Mounts features an all-new design optimized for off-road or road use while retaining the simple and secure 1/4 turn twist mount interface.
 

How to mount it on your bars?

From the photo I can see there is only one screw attachment. Does that mean that in order to install it I will have to take off my bar tape and shifters, slide the mount onto the bars and then put everything back on again? Or does it bend somehow?
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Fits fine without taking everything off your bars. You will need a Torx key though.
1 year, 3 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
Lightweight and minimal cycling glasses with a Grilamid Half-Rim frame and interchangeable polycarbonate lenses. Featuring an adjustable silicon nose piece and Soft Touch Temples Tips, BBB winners provide protection and coverage for all conditions.
 

lenses

are these suitable for night time?
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Yes. Work fine
1 year, 3 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
 Michelin Air Comp Latex Road Inner Tube
Michelin Air Comp Latex Road Inner Tube
The natural elasticity of latex actually reduces rolling resistance, and the Air Comp Latex weighs just 75 grams, making it one of the lightest inner tubes available.
 

Floor Pumps

Can I use Lezyne floor pump to pump air into these tubes? The only threaded part is where you screw the plastic cover.

So can the Flip-Thread Chuck work here? Can't visualise it.

Thanks.
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The chuck will screw onto the thread
1 year, 4 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
 Michelin Air Comp Latex Road Inner Tube
Michelin Air Comp Latex Road Inner Tube
The natural elasticity of latex actually reduces rolling resistance, and the Air Comp Latex weighs just 75 grams, making it one of the lightest inner tubes available.
 

Do these inner tubes have a removable core?

If so, what valve extender will I need to run on my ZIPP 808's?
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Nope
1 year, 4 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
The new Ultegra HyperGlide 10-speed cassette comes with an alloyn carrier. Special sprocket profiles for even smoother, lighter and faster shifting.
 

Can I use this with Di2

Hi, I was wondering if I can use this cassette with my ultegra Di2 10 speed, thanks, Greg
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Yes. Works with di2 and mechanical groupsets equally
1 year, 4 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
 Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS Track Pump
Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS Track Pump
A precision high-pressure floor pump made with a steel barrel and piston, varnished wood handle, and aluminum base and connectors.
 

Does this pump push the valve into the tyre before locking the chuck?

I'm currently using a Genuine Innovations Pro floor pump which works well for valves that have the little nut at the base that you can tighten against the rim (ie. tubes inside clinchers) but if you use tubulars (which I have now started doing) or a tube without the nut then this pump just pushes the valve into the tyre and is impossible to lock the chuck in place. A little bit of air already inside the tube helps, but inflating from flat or near flat is too hard. I'll cut to the chase....does this Lezyne pump have a chuck that easily slips over the valve and locks or do you need to apply a lot of pressure onto the chuck to get it to go over the valve?
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The chuck screws onto the end of the valve. No pressure required on the chuck in that instance
1 year, 5 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
 Castelli Nanoflex Bibshorts
Castelli Nanoflex Bibshorts
Water resistant bib shorts with a nano flex fabric construction to provide warmth and stretch. Featuring a dual density Kiss3 Seat Pad to provide optimal comfort over long distances. Ideal for spring/autumn rides.
 

Do these actually work? What are they like over 4/5 hours in solid rain? Still waterproof?

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I have not found them to be very waterproof other than showers and road spray.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
Minimalist piece for warm weather usage. Fully open mesh holds the jersey off of skin and the resulting layer of air works to regulate body temperature. Coupled with very little moisture absorbing, this base layer stays cool and light. Sleeveless version
 

Correct size?

Hi, I am 75kg and 5'11 (around 38inch chest).. I would normally be a medium in almost all things i buy, but for this top i think the small/medium would be too tight (especially after some washes). What would be the best size to go for pls? Is there usually medium/large but it is just out of stock please?

Many thanks,
Joe
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I am similar size/weight and L/XL works great with a bit of room left over. There is plenty of stretch in the material though so an M (which the size chart suggests you should fit) will certainly fit if you want something a little snugger.
1 year, 8 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
Fi'zi:k Superlight handlebar tape is super tough, stretch resistant and very breathable. A great edition to the front end for hand comfort and grip as-well-as matching your Fi'zi:k saddle. Best looking, most comfortable tape of its kind.
 

Will the word "Fizik" fade off when I use for soem time?

I got a fizik tape before but afte some time, the words were starting to fade off, is that normal??
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The words might fade or wear, but after that amount of time and usage it is probably time to spruce up your bike with new tape anyway.
1 year, 8 months ago
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Matt64
Perth