If you have been an owner of any Mavic wheel that has Zircal spokes and their FORE rim design there’s a good chance that you have had to deal with the issue of the spokes seizing to the nipple, the nipple seizing in the rim, or both.
I appreciate you mentioning my approach to the Campagnolo Ultra Torque issue in your most recent column in Velonews, even though you don't think that it's a good option
I'll cut right to the chase. After countless requests for shim kit that works with the press fit variants of Ultra-Torque systems
I received this email last week and I felt compelled to share most of it...
Dear Rogue Mechanic,
...My intent was to build the Colnago CX-1 myself with Campy Super Record components
Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the 2014 NAHBS show in Charlotte North Carolina and I was glad that I did. Near the top of my list of "to do" list was visiting the Campagnolo booth.
Recently it was brought to me attention via a comment (thanks Ken!) that it's been several years since I originally got into this Campy UT mess.
This is an instructional video that shows the step-by-step process of installing a RogueMechanic Shim Kit for Campagnolo Ultra Torque.
This post is to document what I did to solve an issue with a clients new 2012 Cervelo R5 VWD. This issue was specifically related to the BBright bottom bracket. You do not have to search very long to find a list of folks who have had issues with their BBright.
Here's a comment that I received earlier this week. I'm sorry that he's having this frustrating issue and it's frustrating to me as well that Campagnolo still chooses to ignore this. It's not just me folks.
I thought that I'd share with you the latest "haterade" comment that I received. As you might guess, it's about the Campagnolo Ultra Torque non-issue....
Recently, I received an email from Matt T. asking me if I have read the article in the 2012 Velo Magazine Buyers Guide by Lennard Zinn about the current bottom bracket nonsense that's currently going on.
I received an email from someone last week or so that impressed the heck out of me because of how thorough and logical approach was addressing this issue. This is too good not to share. He was experiencing the dreaded non-issue with his Campagnolo Ultra Torque System.
I had to address an issue last week on a client's bike that had to do with the front derailleur mount on his 2011 Felt F1. I did the frame-up build with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 in the early part of this past summer.
Every once in a while, I find a cycling related article that I can actually read all the way thru without falling asleep or losing interest. The article in the latest Bicycling Magazine titled "The Italian Job" by Bruce Barcott
I was thinking recently while overhauling and replacing a broken component in a Campagnolo 10 speed Ergolever that proportionally, I don't nearly see the same amount of shiftlever failures with Shimano Ultegra or Dura-Ace as I do with Campagnolo Chorus and Record.
Born and bred in and around Cleveland Ohio, I got involved in cycling shortly after high school on a "motified" Huffy Santa Fe. After installing a rear rack, toe clips, and such to it, I started riding the hills of Northeast Ohio. Sometimes with weights in the panniers just to add to the fun.
My first real bike was a Trek 1000. I rode the crap out of that bike. I ended up riding it cross country in the summer of 1987. After 31 days of 100+ miles per day, I entered a 25 mile pancake-flat criterium and was dropped like a bad habit and pulled from the race. I think that it was at that point I realized that I wasn't built for speed.
I've received lots of hate mail about this Campagnolo UT thing...hell, like I've said, it's like I insulted someone's mom. Here's a recent comment that I received on my YouTube Channel that made me laugh...
You're missing a lot, John.
I'm a mechanical engineer with over 30 years in the business of precision measurement, so I'll give you my explanation of how the system is supposed to work. I'll first say however, that I installed my first UT crank this spring. After 3500 miles…