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Anyone use Miche Track components?(5 posts)

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 recentlyFrith
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.
re:pappy_d
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?
try it...desmo
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 'emGinz
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.