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Lust!(19 posts)

Sep 12, 2001 5:21 AM
Ever lust after a part? How about this?

re: Lust!peloton
Sep 12, 2001 9:12 AM
If Campy would only make that carbon crankset in an ISIS splined pattern I would be so tempted.

Flat carbon fiber spokes! I don't know if that intrigues me or scares me.

Cool stuff
I think that would fit on an ISIS spindlenee Spoke Wrench
Sep 12, 2001 9:34 AM
You just have to hammer it on real hard.
re: Lust!Atombomber
Sep 12, 2001 9:55 AM
Do you want to strip the splines? Though the concept of ISIS is good, the application has proven less than adequate. If you want a hollow tube bottom bracket, at this time both Shimano designs are the proven reliable products.
re: Lust!Leisure
Sep 12, 2001 11:56 PM
You know that Campy would never submit to paying Shimano to use their spline, though. ISIS is free, and I actually think it's better. Guess only time will tell, but I've seen more Shimano splines stripped or busted since its introduction than square tapers over my whole life!
re: Lust!Atombomber
Sep 13, 2001 7:08 AM
I have seen more ISIS splined cranks stripped in the short time that they have been available than properly installed Shimano spines. I never implied that square tapers are prone to stripping, though I have seen those get dameaged too.
re: Lust!Leisure
Sep 13, 2001 11:18 PM
Uh oh. I got an ISIS NEXT LP on my mtb. No problems as yet, but then I haven't had it long, either. It's funny, too, because I specifically waited for ISIS to become available as the Shimanos always looked and behaved underbuilt. My primary worry up to this point has been whether or not a truly reliable BB manufacturer (say, Phil wood, etc.) would ever come out with an ISIS BB. The companies that currently have ISIS BBs haven't exactly been remarkable with their square-tapers thus far. I took the risk anyway because Shimano hasn't done much better. Now, here you are giving me something else to worry about. Thanks a lot...some friend you are! :-) My questions are: 1) What companies have you been seeing the problem on most? 2) Does it tend to be the BB or the cranks themselves? 3) Do you have any idea if these guys installed them correctly (ie- with the infamous "special tool") or just slapped'em on fingertight? Off hand you may not know that last one, but if you've seen them and the things are stripped only on the outer 1/4-1/3" edge we can hazard a good guess. Admittedly I'm not the type to worry until something really does bust on me (dependable LBS installs), but I'd like to know anyway.
Sep 12, 2001 2:01 PM
Or does it follow the old saying that if you have to ask, you can't afford it? ;-)
Sep 12, 2001 3:42 PM
Well, not really, but surely it will be reasonable :-)
re: Lust!mackgoo
Sep 12, 2001 10:14 PM
Just what I need.:-]
re: Lust!jaybird
Sep 13, 2001 4:21 AM
hey Mac, did you ever figure out the history of your frame? A while ago, didn't you have some dilema about who actually mad your frame whether it was Litespeed or Bianchi?
re: Lust!mackgoo
Sep 13, 2001 5:51 AM
Are you talking about my attempt at some humor a while back? Well you can see it has Campy on it sooooo...... Sereously, it turns out it was in fact made in Italy at "THE" shop. I talked to Litespeed and based on the serial number on the B/B shell they could say it wasn't one of their frames. I also actually got a response from Bianchi Italy using the yellow pages links on the web site. Based on that number it was made Jan/Feb 95. There also was some conversation going on when I posted the picture in the bike shots. One person who worked at a Bianchi dealer at the time also confirmed that those first bikes were made by Bianchi. As well as an old Bicycleguide article on the frame set when it first came. So that's that. I would have been jsut as happy if Litespeed, but I am a Bianchi guy and I would just prefer my Bianchi's be out of Italy.
re: Lust!jaybird
Sep 13, 2001 7:14 AM
whoever made it, it still looks good. Is the tubing 3/2? The downtube looks similar to an ultimate but if it is from 95 I doubt that it would be 6/4 tubing...

can you sill get replacement cleats for those pedals? what are they? Sampsons? no float there huh?

Ride on,
re: Lust!mackgoo
Sep 13, 2001 8:01 AM
The down tube is 6/4 according to that Bicycleguide article. Those are aero-lite pedals wich I saw a review also in Bicycleguide boy I miss that magazine. Yes they are still in business. Yes no float. These being the first clipless I've ever used I didn't know you needed float. I have had no problems, and I really like them.
Ride that suckerbikedodger
Sep 13, 2001 12:08 PM
This bike needs to be riden. It's obviously been sitting there so long that vy has grown on it!
Sep 15, 2001 6:33 PM
Sep 16, 2001 6:21 AM
How did you get the crankset so quickly? Wasn't it just shown at the Milan show within the last 2 weeks? Are they available in North America yet, and if so, from whom, and what is the cost (gasp!!!)?
its a fake :)bsenez
Sep 16, 2001 8:15 AM
he just resized the picture of the cranks and pasted them over his old ones... but it came out pretty good :)
Sep 16, 2001 8:42 AM
I'm going faster already!!!!! Sereously can you do that with frame color also. I'll be getting the bike painted this winter and am toying with a paint scheme. Could you help me see how it would look? E mail me at