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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I concur with above. Bought a pair of Ellipses when I 'got back into cycling' as back in the 80's all the good wheels had to have Mavic rims so it must be a safe bet right? Um, no!
    Quit the opposite in fact. The quality was fucking BAD! The seamless laser cut join looked like it had been done with a hacksaw and soldering iron. Proprietary bearing system which was always either too loose or too tight. Customer service absolutely terrible. Never again.
    Switched to Archetypes on Dura-Ace hubs and DT Swiss Carbon on DT Swiss hubs; all hand made; WORLDS apart.
    Even if you want something cheap; the HALO wheels I had on my commuter were better made than the Mavics. Nowadays would recommend getting something with a wider profile.

  • in Current Projects
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    Fantastic. I’m sure you’re gonna love it. I’ve not even thought about other bikes since getting these; it’s a great feeling!

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    More than a bit extravagant I know but living out of two homes it saves having to cart one around or ride a ‘lesser’ bike :-) I’ve put several thousand miles on them in the last year or so and they really are just perfect. Still can’t decide 100% whether I prefer carbon or alu. rims; otherwise they’re pretty much identical.

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    Sounds familiar; good choice. Here's mine...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My (almost) matching Burls's

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    Wow! That’s awesome. Genuinely impressed.

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    On close inspection is that bike hiding a hub gear and rather ghetto shifter and cable arrangement? I think it is you know.....

  • in General
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    What’s this got to do with Wiggle?
    How did your friend pay? If paypal or credit card they may be able to get someone to fight it for them but they’ll need to act fast. I just googled Cycle Surgery and their website says closing down sale.
    I wouldn’t mind betting they didn’t have the size your friend wanted so just sent the next best thing.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Interesting. They look like they've been painted on.
    Maybe @hoops can help....

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Depends entirely how they’re applied really. The decals on my Burls frames were just self adhesive and came unstuck when I had to give the bike some vigorous cleaning!
    I actually prefer the look without them now.
    Can you post a photo or two? Unless they’re sealed under lacquer there should be a way to get them off....

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