hampsteadbandit

  • Member since Jul 21, 2004
  • 302 Followers
  • London , United Kingdom
  • Male / 40

why is it raining again? Just when the weather had us fooled....

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hampsteadbandit mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 13:29
4 hours
SRAM X01 Drivetrain - Review
big number for Shimano is in the road bike market, specifically OE spec of Claris, Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace and Di2 groupsets the mountain bike market, including the high-end XTR is very small volume compared to the huge volume of OE business in road bikes and even hybrids personally I think Shimano got it right with the new XTR groupset, they took a good step back, did their R&D, and industry-leading real world testing, and then released it when they were ready if you've been involved working in the industry, with the large number of recalls and failures on SRAM products over the past years, Shimano's "late to the party" caution makes complete sense. Shimano have always had the best engineering and production quality, if lacking in innovation compared to SRAM. However, innovation means nothing when your customer's end up doing your "product testing" at their cost in terms of time lost off the bike waiting for warranty support. I've personally been through this with SRAM, AVID and ROCKSHOX products on my own bikes Most recently for SRAM their disc brake recall on road bikes was a huge f*ck off for both bike stores and customers. I warranty very few Shimano products compared to SRAM products in my workshop
hampsteadbandit hampsteadbandit's photo
Apr 17, 2014 at 13:14
4 hours
me too. had a BG Fit on my Allez as the bike was a little too large at 56cm, we just about got it to fit when I got my 56cm Tarmac, had another BG Fit and got it dialled.

hampsteadbandit hampsteadbandit's photo
Apr 15, 2014 at 2:19
3 days
@iffy cutbacks you know...previous years I would had a slave to wash all the parts before I serviced the bike ;)

Added 3 photos to 29er
Apr 15, 2014 at 2:19
3 days
hampsteadbandit JesusJohn's photo
Apr 15, 2014 at 2:15
3 days
here are mine stalking me whilst I am trying to make breakfast! http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10758454/

hampsteadbandit JesusJohn's photo
Apr 15, 2014 at 2:14
3 days
reckon the 650 would perfect for you once they make one with a "proper" 650 frame ;)

Added 4 photos to the-road
Apr 14, 2014 at 12:17
Apr 14, 2014
hampsteadbandit JesusJohn's photo
Apr 14, 2014 at 12:11
Apr 14, 2014
nice to see that bike is still going strong!

hampsteadbandit JesusJohn's photo
Apr 14, 2014 at 12:11
Apr 14, 2014
"stalking your lid"..........

hampsteadbandit mikelevy's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 3:13
Apr 12, 2014
39 World Cup Downhill Bikes - Pietermaritzburg World Cup
More of these articles please PB very cool to see all the riders with their bikes
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