|Anyone use Miche Track components?||pappy_d|
Jun 19, 2003 9:34 AM
|I know I've already asked about the quality of Miche components but I didn't get much of a responce-
Any comments on the quality?
I've found a Miche Primato track Grouppo for $375,
The concern that I have is the smallest chairing I can get is a 46 (135 bolt circle), I live in Bellinham Washington, and have some steep hills to tackle to get back home- should I be concerned?
any commments appreciated
|I picked the gruppo up recently||Frith|
Jun 19, 2003 4:41 PM
|From Chucks bikes. I have yet to start the build up but my initial impression are that it is quality stuff. I got mine for $275 so you might reconsider your source. The gearing combination that came with it is 49 up front and for some reason a campagnolo 16 in the back. (didn't really question chuck on that one considering the advertised miche cog was a 14) I'm sure 16X49 will prove to be too big so I'm going to have to explore options to swap some stuff out. I will for sure be posting a review when I get all this stuff built up.|
Jun 19, 2003 8:29 PM
|Actually I just found the group at www.repartocorse.com for $300 and you get to pick any of the cog, crank gearing options that Miche offers, Threaded/Threadless headset, 28/32/36 hole hubs.
thats seems like a pretty reasonable deal?
Jun 20, 2003 8:52 AM
|Always thought the Chuck's deal was a dud cuz no choices, but for $300 to get your pick of sizes I'd say worth a shot.|
|I've got 'em||Ginz|
Jun 24, 2003 1:35 PM
|I have a Miche groupset and recently stripped my rear hub. I was running a Surly cog with an aluminum spacer. The cog unscrewed and pushed the lockring off, stripping the threads and dragging the chain across my paint.
Overall, I like the Miche stuff because it is the only reasonable priced, complete group. The campy hubs aren't warrentied for road use and dura-ace is more costly. The chainring standard is odd at 135mm. No biggie. The headset is so-so. One word of advice...do not use a surly cog. They are not wide enough for the Miche hubs. Use the wider EAI cogs.