Matt64
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    28 January 2013
  • Last Review
    27 August 2017
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    20 June 2017
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    20 June 2017
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  • First Answer
    10 July 2013
  • Last Answer
    20 January 2016
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Matt64's Reviews
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Park's comfortable P-handle with a star-shaped T25 for the fittings for bolt heads found on many disc brake calipers and rotors.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Basic Torx wrench
Posted27 August 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Nothing special but fits a need which isn't included in most Allen wrench sets."
Pros: Good Fit
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 SS 11 speed Rear Derailleur is made with wide link design, giving quick accurate shifts and excellent drivetrain efficiency.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Long cage allows use of larger cassettte
Posted27 August 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Long cage version allows use of 32 tooth cassette - vital for noodle legged cyclists attempting steep climbs."
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 Castelli Thermoflex Arm Warmers
Castelli Thermoflex Arm Warmers
Anatomic cut arm warmers for a close fit that does not constrict you when riding. Castelli stuck with the basics of great fabric & functional construction by using their outstanding stretchy & warm Thermoflex fabric in a minimal way to eliminate seams.
 
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5 / 5
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Just the ticket
Posted27 August 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Keep arms warm in the bitter depths of a West Australian winter where temperatures close to zero make news headlines."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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The new Microfibre bar tape features minimises road buzz with adhesive gel backing, anti-shock foam and a microfiber cloth surface. It transmits road feel without harshness and doesn’t get squishy or slippery like traditional gel tape.
 
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4 / 5
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Easy to apply. Not so easy to keep clean
Posted27 August 2017
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Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great tape to apply and more comfortable than my usual Fizik stuff which was out of stock. The soft nature of the material quickly absorbs grime and may never come clean if using lighter colours whereas the more glossy tapes generally clean up OK.
Grip in wet is very good.
Nice and stretchy when applying and conforms to bends well.
Adhesive holds tape well and allows multiple goes at applying if you are as adept at taping as I am.
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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Premium lightweight quick release skewers with precision CNC alloy levers and Titanium axles. With a sleek, compact lever design and subtle laser graphics, the LifeLine skewer set is the perfect high-end finishing touch for your road or MTB build.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Classy looking. Light but short
Posted27 August 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great looking and more secure than their construction first suggests. Note that there is not a lot of thread when undoing the nut to remove wheel and it is easy to drop/misplace the end nut and spring. Not much fun when your mates are giving helpful advice on how to change a tube!"
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight
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Taking the simple musette to the next level.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Slightly padded oversize musette
Posted26 July 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Big enough to take my laptop, the charger and cables plus a range of international electric plug adapters. It has replaced a bulky rucksack for carry on baggage purposes which is what I was after.
The bag is very lightly padded as opposed to a standard cotton musette and appears to be a bit tougher material. The flap is secure enough with a couple of poppers and a button, but won't ensure small objects are retained if you throw the bag around.
If using as a musette there are far cheaper options that will do the job quite adequately at a fraction of the price."
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The Fausto socks, named after iconic Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi, offer incredible comfort as well as a snazzy design that is sure to make an impact this summer. The Meryl® Skinlife base yarn wicks sweat to keep your feet fresh all day.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Spot on sizing
Posted26 July 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Sizing as per size chart is good. 43/44 size hoof fits in L/XL sock as described.
Colour match to other Castelli kit is good if that is important to you (blue orange version with Free aero bibs and jersey)
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Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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Fully open mesh base layer to keep you cool and dry in warm conditions. The dhb lightweight mesh sleeveless base layer has a knit construction designed to allow for permanent moisture wicking performance.
 
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5 / 5
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Fancy string vest does job as designed
Posted26 July 2017
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Fit / Size 
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Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great price for a neat bit of kit. Fabric is very soft, stretchy and comfortable - on par with similar offerings from Morvelo and others.
Good snug fit - purchased small for 180cm height, 96cm chest and 75kg body. Matched well with size guide.
Only worn as winter under layer to date and adds a nice touch of warmth without being too hot.
Can't mark it high for appearance - its a string vest with lightly filled holes. Looks marginally better than the full string jobs from Castelli though.
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Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value
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Castelli have re-engineered every detail of the Free Aero Race Bib Shorts while keeping everything you love. It is now both more comfortable and more aerodynamic making what might be considered a flawless bib short.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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My Go To Bibs
Posted21 June 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"An update to already good bibs. Wore these for 250km ride with no undercarriage problems.
Medium fits well for 75kg/180cm frame with 72cm waist albeit a little snug over the shoulders when putting on, but this is not an issue on the bike.
Leg grippers are firm and supportive with no hint of cutting in.
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Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality
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The most aero jersey Castelli have ever made evolves still further saving an extra 2 watts compared to the previous edition. Not only is this jersey aero it's also lightweight and very comfortable making it perfect for both racing and training.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Lightweight and aero
Posted21 June 2017
Matt64
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Usual Castelli quality. Nice combination of minimalist fabrics offering various levels of stretch and ventilation. Quite see through so fairer skinned users may need to resort to sunblock under the jersey in summer. The weave on the back and tops of the arms is quite a bit denser than the chest, sides, shoulders and inner arm panels.
Knowing the cut is pretty racey and my riding volume is about 50% down on previous years I opted for large and expect to fill it a little more over next 12 months. The fit is still pretty snug on 96cm chest/ 75kg/ 180cm physique.
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Pros: Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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Matt64's Questions
 
The Powerbox combines trusted FSA Chainset Technology with Power2Max power functionality to give you all the data you need.
 

What bottom bracket to replace Shimano Italian thread BB?

What replacement bottom bracket or adapter is required to run this in a frame with Italian threaded bottom bracket?
2 months, 4 weeks ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
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 Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Bottom Bracket Cups
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Bottom Bracket Cups
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.
1 year, 7 months 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.
2 years, 5 months ago
by
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
2 years, 5 months ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
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
2 years, 7 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
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
2 years, 7 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
2 years, 7 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
2 years, 8 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.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Matt64
Perth
 
 Castelli Core Mesh Sleeveless Base Layer
Castelli Core Mesh Sleeveless Base Layer
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.
2 years, 11 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.
2 years, 11 months ago
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Matt64
Perth