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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:44 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130856024736? ... 1423.l2648

Has anyone ever had a set of these? Who makes them, are they any good? they seem a little on the cheap side, but look interesting....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:33 pm 
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No, but they look interesting...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:30 am 
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Ordered!
Pity they are 4 bolt though.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:56 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Ordered!
Pity they are 4 bolt though.

:lol: I had the finger hovering on the buy it now button but couldn't decide. :?

I agree it's a pity they're 4 bolt, I do prefer 5 bolt, but getting the rings for them is getting more tricky, 4 bolt rings seem to be 10 a penny.

I was thinking of using on my Kilauea as they are black....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:15 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Ordered!
Pity they are 4 bolt though.


Let us now what they are like when you get them.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:49 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Ordered!
Pity they are 4 bolt though.


Am i right in thinking you do home annodising? If im right and your planning to test these for a colour change i could find a home for a gold pair ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Yes!
Ok, will decide when they arrive. Hopefully tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Bizarrely, they fit quite well with the stem they are next to in my watch list:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300947858692? ... 1423.l2649

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I really like the stem, but can't justify paying the postage for it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Look very much like Ritchey V-Comp cranks I had once.. I believe they are sold under all kinds of names with different/no logos in the valley.

I do remember them being very light and seemed nicely made, but didn't have the bike them long enough to find out durability - except that the powder finish is awful and they need repainting after about a week, or coating before installing them - the stuff just flakes off like pastry on a sausage roll..


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Went with turquoise in the end. If you want some gold ones I can do them.

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