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EdwardZ

Member since Jan 2013 • Last active Dec 2017
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    I don't order from them for speed but for selection and price..

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    I ordered a few times from them and was consistently pleased. Their prices-- especially when they offer % off (Black Friday was 20% off)-- are on a number of products unbeatable. Seems to be a very tiny operation but it is also a rather niche market.

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    Have accidentally unclipped a couple times on Zeros with new cleats. Pedals are in good condition.

    Is this normal?

    No. Sure your foot is not too rotated by learned overcompenstation from using worn cleats? Or.. Perhaps the new cleats distorted-- using the wrong adapter plate (things changed to V2 so check to make sure that you have the right bits for your shoes).

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    Not sure if the bodies are ever worth getting in Europe. They are, for the steel models, nearly 100 EUROs. At the same shops a whole new stainless steel pedal set including walkable cleats is 180 EUROs. When you consider that the walkable cleat sets demand 60 EUROs and new bearings cost nearly 30 EUROs (sure they can be sourced more cheaply but..)... a complete rebuild ends up costing nearly 10 EUROs more (plus labour) than a new set... and this is re-using the axle.. which probably has sufficient wear should the body really be in need of replacement..

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    Does anyone have genuine Ti pedals? Are the bowties Ti?

    The resin and bow ties seem to be common. I suspect the difference is solely the in-board needle bearings-- I recall statements that SP spec'd something else for the Ti given the flexibility of the axle.

    Why a new body kit? Sure the axle is still good? Or maybe just in need of new needle bearings-- a lot of people do hack their pedals with new bearings.

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    "city officials said was the fault of the human truck driver. He was given a ticket."

    "before it crashed" no, before it was crashed into.

    Simple solution in the future: bann ALL non-autonomous vehicles. While the statement was intended to be somewhat facetious it is, unfortunately, what the signposts for the future read just as many of the roads restored or constructed under pressure from the bicycle lobby in the late 1800s (after years of neglect) came quite quickly in the wake of the success of the motorcar to exclude same.

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    In fact this thread should be renamed to 'why you should buy Marathon Supremes chat'

    In 700.. Or Marathon Almotion--- heavier but also robuster and counterintuitively better rolling.. Schwalbe is hard to understand.. Interesting that they don't seem to have something like the Shredda Evo in 700c-- OK they also killed the Shredda Evo (PaceStar rubber, 127 EPI, etc.) in all sizes (it was designed as a BMX tyre to compete against Powerblock and DTH) but still...

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    I'm cursing because the covers are not sold individually

    Sure they are. Wiggle, Chain Reaction and all the German mailorder places.. they are just not cheap.. price including shipping will be between £20 and £25. Main advantage is you can select some colours.. :-)

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    Old tub with or without fresh glue as a spare?

    Don't bother with fresh glue unless it was a track mastic-- shellac based or other non-sticky cement. Rim heat and pressure (from inflation) will be enough to create a sufficient bond to get you home.

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