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  • First Review
    19 July 2010
  • Last Review
    2 March 2014
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    19 August 2010
  • Last Review Comment
    25 February 2015
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  • First Question
    4 August 2009
  • Last Question
    30 September 2013
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    28 April 2010
  • Last Answer
    5 August 2012
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realmac's Reviews
 
 KMC 10 Speed Chain Links
KMC 10 Speed Chain Links
Quick release chain link for use with KMC, Shimano or SRAM chains with a specific Campagnolo version.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Works great, easy to install and remove.
Posted2 March 2014
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fromSydney AU
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" Love these links. No tools needed to install or remove. I use some latex gloves when removing the link by hand. No mess. They make it super easy to remove your chain for cleaning.
I have used these with SRAM Shimano and KMC chains, all 10 speed. I just purchased a pair of links for my Campagnolo equipped bike. "
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Garmin Out-Front Bike Mount
Garmin Out-Front Bike Mount
This handy bike handlebar mount allows you to place your Garmin Edge cycling computer in front of your bars. This puts the Edge in a position optimised for easier viewing and increased safety.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good product, should come with the computer in box
Posted8 October 2013
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Appearance 
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Fit / Size 
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fromSydney AU
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" This is a quality product that is easy to fit, looks good. It is on the expensive side and it should really come with the computer since the rubber bands are not really acceptable for what you pay. "
Pros: Attractive, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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A thick moisturising solution for comfort and reduced friction on endurance road rides. Apply to your seatpad on shorter rides or apply to both your skin and seatpad on epic sportives and stage races.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Better value than assos, performance is very close
Posted22 January 2013
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fromSydney AU
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" I've only used assos chamois cream before, I bought this because I was going through quite a few jars of assos $$$ and wanted to save some money. I'm impressed with this product, it is a lot more viscous than assos so I find it easier to work into the pad. Does a great job to keep friction away. "
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Stylish upgrade of the top selling Mini, same great features as the Mini DX with a built-in gauge for perfect inflation every time.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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dependable
Posted23 September 2011
fromSydney AU
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" I've had this for over a year now and only had to use it for half a dozen times. It pumps on both the compression and expansion, not too hard to get to close to 60psi and the included gauge is a bonus. Could be lighter but good value for the price. "
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Unattractive
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 S Case 590 Saddle Bag
S Case 590 Saddle Bag
Light compact, roomy, technical.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
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Small, poor quality.
Posted24 July 2010
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fromSydney
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Very small, fits a spare tube and a few tyre levers and maybe a spare key. The clamp system is over complicated and eventually it broke where it attaches to the bag. I sent it back for a refund. "
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Low Quality, overly complicated clamp
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 GXP Bottom Bracket Cup Set
GXP Bottom Bracket Cup Set
For all SRAM and Truvativ GXP chainsets
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Basic bearings, nothing special.
Posted24 July 2010
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fromSydney
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" I paid twice as much as the current price (July '10) when I purchase this in Aug '09, so not good value for me. Dura-Ace equivalent was half the price at the time.
I may have overtightened the crank fixing bolt, I realised this when I tried to remove the left crank arm of my SRAM Red Crank and it was very difficult to undo. It may even have been double the recommended torque value, so far no issues but time will tell.
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 KMC X10-SL Silver 10 Speed Chain
KMC X10-SL Silver 10 Speed Chain
This KMC X10 silver 10 speed chain is superlight (SL) and features their NON-Directional allowing maximum compatibility, no matter MTB or Race: this chain fits all. Also, the X-Bridge system provides quiet, quicker and smoother shifting every time.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great chain, light, attractive, does the job.
Posted19 July 2010
Quality 
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Performance 
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fromSydney
Country : Australia
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" The lightest chain I have ever used. It works great with my Sram Red drivertrain including an Ultegra 6600 cassette on a spare wheel. Quality seems about the same as the best Dura Ace or Record chain. The master link is reusable and easy to install. Removing it after a few months use may require more than just your fingers, I used needle nose pliers to compress the adjacent links to release the master link. If you're weight conscious this is the chain for you. Otherwise choose the standard X10 model, just as good as this IMO. "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
 
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realmac's Questions
 
 Hope District+ Rear Light - Includes Splitter Cable
Hope District+ Rear Light - Includes Splitter Cable
Re-developed to reflect the advancements in red LED technology since its initial release in 2010. The LEDs have been upgraded to Osram’s high efficiency Oslon LEDs, as used in the rear light modules at the high performance end of the automotive industry.
 

Mounting Bracket for second bike

I need another seatpost mounting bracket to install on by second bike. Are they available to buy? How do I get one?
6 years, 1 month ago
by
realmac
Sydney AU
 
 Hope District+ Rear Light - Includes Splitter Cable
Hope District+ Rear Light - Includes Splitter Cable
Re-developed to reflect the advancements in red LED technology since its initial release in 2010. The LEDs have been upgraded to Osram’s high efficiency Oslon LEDs, as used in the rear light modules at the high performance end of the automotive industry.
 

Battery pack

I don't see a battery back available to buy for this light. Any idea how to procure a suitable one?
6 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney AU
 
 Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless Road Tyre
Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless Road Tyre
The world beating Fusion tyre available in Tubeless version. Features a 3-compound tread to optimise durability, acceleration and corning grip. Competition style slick profile.
 

Recommended Sealant

When will you stock the recommended sealant Hutchinson Protect Air? Stan's oxidises the inside of the rims (DA C24)

http://www.hutchinsontires.com/en/vtt/81-protect-air-max.html

Can't find it anywhere online.
6 years, 3 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney AU
 
 Powertap Elite Plus (Wheel Only)
Powertap Elite Plus (Wheel Only)
Entry level power. Powertap Elite+ in either Shimano or Campagnolo configurations.
 

How much does the wheel weigh?

8 years, 8 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Any cyclist with a bit of experience knows that top performance requires more than a weekly training routine.
 

Will Wiggle be selling the VR upgrade for the Flow??

According to Tacx.com the following is the correct product.

"Upgrade PC Flow & Cosmos T1925"

http://www.tacx.com/en/producten/ergotrainers/flow/Upgrade+pc.dot
9 years, 4 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Katusha Team Russian Champion Jersey 2010
Katusha Team Russian Champion Jersey 2010
Race Cut Short Sleeve Jersey with Katusha Team styling as worn by Russian Champion Sergei Ivanov on his 2009 Amstel Gold Victory.
 

How does the size compare to other brands?

How does the Santini sizes compare to other brands like Assos or Nalini? Don't want to get it wrong since postage costs from Aus are ridiculous. I take a large in Assos. Thanks
9 years, 5 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Stinger Hat Limited Edition
Stinger Hat Limited Edition
Made from very soft, high-insulation ASSOS RX fabric, the stinger cap is the perfect choice to keep your head warm on cold days, down to 6C (43F). Double layer on forehead and ears. Reflective visibility stripes.
 

Is this designed to be worn under a helmet?

Also, what is the temperature range that this is meant to be worn? I'm in Sydney Australia so don't want to go overboard in case it's too warm. Thnx Rob
9 years, 7 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Xperience Module Frameset 2009
Xperience Module Frameset 2009
The characteristics introduced by Supersection and No flex tube are enhanced by the Aluminium rear stays. Extremely stiff and resistance to flexure structure for a reliable frame with top handling performance features.
 

How much does this frame weigh?

Also, BSA for the bottom bracket, is that English thread or something else? Thanks Rob
10 years, 3 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney Australia
 
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 CLX 3.0 105 Black 2012
CLX 3.0 105 Black 2012
Built for the discerning road enthusiast the Colnago CLX 3.0 105 looks Italian enough to get you excited but is built using some of Japan's more sensibly priced kit to keep the bank manager happy too. Elegant and understated the CLX is a classy package.
 

Could you advise on what frame size would be appropriate.

My current bike is a Tifosi which is 58cm from centre of BB to top of seat tube and 54cm top tube. I am approx 5'10".

Thanks
I would say the "50" model which has a 54cm horizontal top tube length.
7 years, 3 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney AU
 
 KMC X10-SL Silver 10 Speed Chain
KMC X10-SL Silver 10 Speed Chain
This KMC X10 silver 10 speed chain is superlight (SL) and features their NON-Directional allowing maximum compatibility, no matter MTB or Race: this chain fits all. Also, the X-Bridge system provides quiet, quicker and smoother shifting every time.
 

Compatible with Shimano Ultegra and Dura Ace?

I'd like to upgrade my rear cassette to the Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 10 speed cassette (11-28) and also use the KMC X10-SL Silver 10 speed chain (114 links, is this all compatible with my current crankset Shimano Ultegra Compact 34x50T and Ultegra 10spd derailleurs?
Yes!
7 years, 7 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney AU
 
 KMC X10-SL Silver 10 Speed Chain
KMC X10-SL Silver 10 Speed Chain
This KMC X10 silver 10 speed chain is superlight (SL) and features their NON-Directional allowing maximum compatibility, no matter MTB or Race: this chain fits all. Also, the X-Bridge system provides quiet, quicker and smoother shifting every time.
 

Are KMC chains compatible with SRAM components?

Yes, most definitely.
8 years, 9 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Any cyclist with a bit of experience knows that top performance requires more than a weekly training routine.
 

Is the plug in the box compatible with Australian standard electrical plugs?

No, it's not.
8 years, 11 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Dura Ace 7850 SL Tubeless Compatible Rear Wheel
Dura Ace 7850 SL Tubeless Compatible Rear Wheel
Full butted Scandium tubeless compatible rim with 24 mm high profile for improved aero dynamics.
 

Are the hubs compatible with Ultegra 6700

Yes
9 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 R-Sys SL Road Bike Wheelset
R-Sys SL Road Bike Wheelset
A sub 1300g R-Sys = all the technology and performance of an R-Sys in the lightest clincher wheel set available
 

I would be looking to use these wheels on a SRAM force equipped bike 10 speed block. Would I need campagnolo or shimano wheel?

Shimano
9 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Any cyclist with a bit of experience knows that top performance requires more than a weekly training routine.
 

Does this trainer work in 100V Japan?

no, it's 240V.
9 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Flow Computer Ergo Turbo Trainer
Any cyclist with a bit of experience knows that top performance requires more than a weekly training routine.
 

I'm thinking of buying a tacx flow computer TT. My bike has 700 23c tyres. Can someone confirm the trainer is suitable for these?

Yes it is.
9 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Dura Ace 7850 Carbon Laminate Clincher Wheel Set
Dura Ace 7850 Carbon Laminate Clincher Wheel Set
The WH7850 CL Carbon Laminate wheel earn the Dura-Ace pedigree and are designed to complement any of their 10-speed groupset whilst meeting pro road race criteria.
 

What are the recommended brake pads for these wheel rims?

Aluminium specific brake pads. Shimano Dura-Ace should be fine or equivalent.
9 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney
 
 Dura Ace 7850 Carbon Laminate Clincher Wheel Set
Dura Ace 7850 Carbon Laminate Clincher Wheel Set
The WH7850 CL Carbon Laminate wheel earn the Dura-Ace pedigree and are designed to complement any of their 10-speed groupset whilst meeting pro road race criteria.
 

Is there a specific rotation direction for the front wheel?

No.
9 years, 2 months ago
by
realmac
Sydney