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 Post subject: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:53 pm 
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http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/s ... rts-36084/

Lets hope they start using better bearings in things like their bottom brackets and hubs!
Got to be good that they're brining some manufacturing back here though.


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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Thats good to hear.
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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:46 pm 
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COOLIO... they already make the Dreadnought CNC Pedals in the UK

Great stuff and I'm a big fan of theres...

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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Eccles wrote:
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/superstar-components-to-offer-uk-made-parts-36084/

Lets hope they start using better bearings in things like their bottom brackets and hubs!
Got to be good that they're brining some manufacturing back here though.


Ha..yeah..I wrecked my SS wheels in one trip to France......the rest of the wheel was fine though and bearings easy to replace...they really must buy some cheap ones though.

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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:30 pm 
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I found with the wheels the best thing is to check over them yourself or by a competent wheel builder as the build quality can be a little hit and miss (uneven spoke tensions), mine seem ok so far thought but I did run a quick true check on them when I got them, nothing since though.


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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:42 am 
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I find them very hit and miss. I have the nano pedals and their the best ive ever had, but the BB I bought died after little use.

This is good news though.


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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:31 am 
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Yeah the BB bearings were what I meant by better bearings. Never had one of their but read the reviews on their own ste and they're pretty bad! Surprised they haven't done anything about it yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Buy BB's from the German site ( forgot it's http:\\ ) as I got my last from them and including the standard €5 del charge was still cheaper than anywhere else...full shimano xt as well

My last set of superstar sintered pads are still going strong even after a good trip to Afan later part of 2012. Use there pick-n-mix to get a good price and variety if more want them then cost is cheaper...

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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 pm 
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Jamie you got your bb from bike-components.de and it was XTR I believe, just after I got mine. Sadly the Euro is stronger at the moment so German prices aren't as good as they were.


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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Yea the r dropped off the word... :-|

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 Post subject: Re: Superstar to make some kit in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 pm 
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I picked up a Token BB a few months back for £17 and its still running smoothly even with all this slop.

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