Matt64
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    28 January 2013
  • Last Review
    1 May 2018
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    20 June 2017
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    3 December 2017
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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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Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Who knew heart rate monitors were a consumable?
Posted1 May 2018
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Works well, fits well and does everything that you want it to do. Until it doesn't. Appear to last about 12 months or roughly 500 hours before the head unit surrenders. "
Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Fit, Lightweight
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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Professional riders are the everyday testing ground for Campagnolo chains made for Record 11x and Super Record 11x groups. This chain is also used on the Super Record groupset.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Genuine Campy Quality
Posted31 January 2018
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" As with most bike parts you can pick two of cheap, light, durable; this isn't cheap compared to some other chains. "
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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Replacement cartridge pad for ‘cartidge type’ pads Shimano pattern pair.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Easy to fir
Posted31 January 2018
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Easy to fit. No tiny allen key grub screws to mess you around. "
Pros: Durable, Good Fit, Great Value
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The HG93 is designed for use with Shimano Hyperglide (HG) series 9-speed drivetrains and is recommended for Ultegra, Deore XT, and Nexave C900/C600 groupsets.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Just a Chain
Posted31 January 2018
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Does everything you need a 9 speed chain to do at a great price point. "
Pros: Good Fit, Great Value
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Specially designed to work with the tight tolerances and narrow profiles of 10- and 11-speed chains, but also works on all other derailleur chains, including the Shimano CN-9000. Includes removable peening anvil for securing Campag 11-speed chains.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A Proper Tool
Posted31 January 2018
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Have used various other chain breakers, but they were all more for roadside repairs rather than workshop use. This breaker is substantial and makes a snap of swapping out your chain. "
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality
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Light, smooth, and long lasting the Record headset is available in the traditional one inch threaded headset version.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Shiny Classic Italian Stuff
Posted9 October 2017
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Looks the part on my retro build and does the job as intended. "
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit, High Quality
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A real favorite in the Castelli gloves range the Rosso Corsa Pave gloves are designed for maximum comfort, particularly over rougher roads or even over cobbles. Gel padding and a silicone grip print ensures you're always in control.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Comfortable Mitts
Posted9 October 2017
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Very comfy gloves. My hand measures 22cm so right at the upper end of medium size. Normally I have upsized and used large in Castelli gloves but this tends to make them a little baggy around my thumb. Chose Medium this time and the fit is very snug, although you would not want to be in a hurry to take them on or off. The wrist opening looks far too small to accept your fist but with a bit of coaxing you slide into place. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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This handlebar from Ritchey follows the timeless "Classic" Neoclassic and features the traditional round drops that many riders (Pro's and amatures alike) prefer. It has been recently updated displaying a shorter reach and shallower drop.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Classic looks and comfort
Posted9 October 2017
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" More shiny bits for a retro looking build. Could be improved if the bars incorporated some grooves to recess the cables but this is a minor issue. "
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit, Great Value
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 dhb Blok Mesh Sleeveless Baselayer
dhb Blok Mesh Sleeveless Baselayer
A fully open mesh base layer to keep you cool and dry in warm conditions, with a dash of colour for top to toe kit coordination. The dhb Blok Lightweight Mesh Sleeveless Baselayer's knit construction allows for permanent moisture wicking performance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good base layer
Posted9 October 2017
Quality 
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Fit / Size 
5 / 5
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fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Not quite as soft a feel as some others (Morvelo) but a nice thin extra layer under a warm long sleeve top for cool mornings to date. Similar product to plain DHB baselayer and should be good in warmer conditions in early summer. Once over 30C I find base layers ineffective regardless of make.
Size wise pretty well spot on with size chart. 75kg/181cm tall and a small fits quite snuggly allowing a tight fitting top layer with no excess and wrinkles.
"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Lightweight
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A lightweight Silver 11 speed chain featuring the Double-X Durability and X-Bridge technology. The chain is compatible with all 11 speed road and MTB systems and is also NON-directional in design.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good replacement for OEM equipment
Posted9 October 2017
fromPerth
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Purchased when could not get my normal DuraAce or Ultegra chains. Fitting was just as easy using a normal chain pin. Come with quick link but I didn't have the quick link pliers. Durability appears on par with DuraAce and no issues to note so far. "
Pros: Durable, Good Fit
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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.
 

Possible to use Rotor bottom bracket cups?

Is it possible to use Rotor BB cups:
- http://www.wiggle.com.au/rotor-bottom-bracket-cups-ceramic/
- http://www.wiggle.com.au/rotor-bottom-bracket-cups-steel/
to adapt this to Italian or English threaded frames?
9 months ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
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?
1 year, 3 months ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
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The new Ultegra HyperGlide 10-speed cassette comes with an alloyn carrier. Special sprocket profiles for even smoother, lighter and faster shifting.
 

What colour is it? Looks like golden

The 105 cassette says silver but this one looks like gold. Is it silver version too?
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plateado
5 years ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
High quality replacement inserts for all Shimano cartridge brake road blocks.
 

I have just upgraded to Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels and looking to upgrade from 105 Pads - Would you recommend these ?

Braking with my standard 105 pads on my new wheels is "sketchy" especially when wet, they tend to grab ! Would anyone recommend these ? If so which colour ? If not, then any suggestions would be welcome ! Thanks
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Any braking in the wet is going to be less than optimal, but I have convinced myself that the salmon pads here are better than the Shimano 105's I was running which were just scary in the wet at the best of times. They work great in the dry too.
5 years, 1 month ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
Replacement cleats for Shimano SPD-SL Pedals. Available in three options, Red which offer a fixed foot position with no float, Yellow which allows 6° of float, or Blue which allows 2 degrees of float. Each option sold as a pair
 

Are these what shimano call Dura ace 9000 cleats

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I beleive that the cleats are common across all SPD SL pedals from 105 through Ultegra and then Dura-Ace.
5 years, 2 months ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
 Shimano Ultegra 6700 Braze-On Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 6700 Braze-On Front Derailleur
For Double and Compact Chainsets. Completely redesigned Ultegra front derailleur for use with Ultegra 6700 shifters only for optimum shifting performance.
 

Can this be used with 105 levers?

description says this must be used with with ultegra 6700 levers. Is this correct or will it work fine with my existing 105 levers?
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Recently fitted this to my 105 shifter equiped bike with no problems. Have completed two x 100km rides with several hills requiring changes between chainrings and no dramas at all.

Easy to fit and easy to tune following the instructions provided.
5 years, 2 months ago
by
Matt64
Perth
 
The new Ultegra HyperGlide 10-speed cassette comes with an alloyn carrier. Special sprocket profiles for even smoother, lighter and faster shifting.
 

Upgrading from a Tiagra 12x28, 10-Speed

I have a Giant Defy 1 (2012) and I'm wanting to upgrade from the factory set up (Tiagra 12x28, 10-Speed running 105 shifters and derailleurs). If I upgrade to the Ultegra 6700 10 speed and a suitable chain, do I need to change any other elements of the set up or will this all be compatible?
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Should be no issue. I run 105 shifters, 105 chain and 105 front & rear derailleur with Ultegra cassette with no issues. My other wheels use 105 cassette and I swap between the two wheel sets at will.
5 years, 2 months ago
by
Matt64
Perth