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High End Bike Shop trashes a Parlee Z5 frame by using Epoxy to fix a creaky bottom bracket
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High End Bike Shop trashes a Parlee Z5 frame by using Epoxy to fix a creaky bottom bracket

A high end bike shop in London decided it would be a good idea to fix a customer’s Parlee Z5 bike frame by using Epoxy to glue some Campagnolo bottom bracket cups in to the bike frame. What followed was a customer who was repeatedly going through bottom bracket cups – often in the space…

Teardown: Campagnolo Ultra Torque Crankset Mechanics explained  in Depth
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Teardown: Campagnolo Ultra Torque Crankset Mechanics explained in Depth

Campagnolo cranksets have a reputation of being well engineered and robust but they are not without their problems and quirks. This post explains one of those in detail which surrounds the myths of the preload system, the “safety clip”, the system stiffness (or lack of it) and the involved nature of a bearing replacement. Campagnolo Ultra Torque is found on many of the upper range of Cranksets including the Super Record and Record.

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