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Postby Baalzamon » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:19 am

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:42 am

Reid having a Click Frenzy sale tonight from 7pm onwards, for anyone who may be interested..
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Postby Mububban » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:38 am

Science in Sport are having a Black Friday month. This week's special is recovery powders.
They've also got some energy bars and various powders marked for clearance as they expire in January 2019. However if kept dry this stuff often keeps long term.

There's also a $20 off discount code for orders over $50, the code is SAVE-20
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Postby MichaelB » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:21 am

Because I got a new bike (well lightly used actually, a Cannondale Slate), I'm after a PM for it.

Spotted this ;
BikeBug have a 50% off sale on the Pioneer Cannondale Consumer Supplied Left Crank Power Meter for $399.

Duly sent off email clarifying the 'how', and got this reply ;

Hi Michael
That is still the case.
Here's a pre install check list that gives the clearances you need:
We generally allow 2 to 3 business days for installation upon receipt of your cranks here:
3/595 Princes Highway
Tempe NSW 2044
AUSTRALIA
After ordering send them in along with a copy of the order and the completed check list.
It is a Pioneer requirement that it is installed and calibrated here.


Now, the colour & highlight of the last sentence is mine. What a CROCK !! And what annoys me even more is that it's not stated anywhere in the ad.

Oh, I can take it off myself, but can't put it on and link it to my computer. How dumb is that. :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Postby fergy1987 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:36 am

Is the 40% off the Wiggle/CRC X Tools torque wrench at $42 a good buy? I thought these were always around this price? I never recall seeing it for the $75 they say is RRP?

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Postby 2wheels_mond » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:41 am

MichaelB wrote:Because I got a new bike (well lightly used actually, a Cannondale Slate), I'm after a PM for it.

Spotted this ;
BikeBug have a 50% off sale on the Pioneer Cannondale Consumer Supplied Left Crank Power Meter for $399.

Duly sent off email clarifying the 'how', and got this reply ;

Hi Michael
That is still the case.
Here's a pre install check list that gives the clearances you need:
We generally allow 2 to 3 business days for installation upon receipt of your cranks here:
3/595 Princes Highway
Tempe NSW 2044
AUSTRALIA
After ordering send them in along with a copy of the order and the completed check list.
It is a Pioneer requirement that it is installed and calibrated here.


Now, the colour & highlight of the last sentence is mine. What a CROCK !! And what annoys me even more is that it's not stated anywhere in the ad.

Oh, I can take it off myself, but can't put it on and link it to my computer. How dumb is that. :evil: :evil: :evil:


What? The power meter is bonded to the crank and not user-removable. You can put the crank back on yourself. This is normal across crank based power meters.

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Postby eldavo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:47 am

I've seen with the Pioneer years ago when looking, that you could supply the cranks, specified a Shimano from memory, to have strain gauge meter bonded to the arm and calibrated. When everything was $1500+ at a time it seemed like a cheaper entry point option. These days not so much.

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Postby Velt » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:30 pm

MichaelB wrote:Because I got a new bike (well lightly used actually, a Cannondale Slate), I'm after a PM for it.

Spotted this ;
BikeBug have a 50% off sale on the Pioneer Cannondale Consumer Supplied Left Crank Power Meter for $399.

Duly sent off email clarifying the 'how', and got this reply ;

Hi Michael
That is still the case.
Here's a pre install check list that gives the clearances you need:
We generally allow 2 to 3 business days for installation upon receipt of your cranks here:
3/595 Princes Highway
Tempe NSW 2044
AUSTRALIA
After ordering send them in along with a copy of the order and the completed check list.
It is a Pioneer requirement that it is installed and calibrated here.


Now, the colour & highlight of the last sentence is mine. What a CROCK !! And what annoys me even more is that it's not stated anywhere in the ad.

Oh, I can take it off myself, but can't put it on and link it to my computer. How dumb is that. :evil: :evil: :evil:


I think you're confused, you send your crank into them and they bond the meter to cranks you supply. That's why it's cheaper.

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Postby MichaelB » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Velt wrote:
I think you're confused, you send your crank into them and they bond the meter to cranks you supply. That's why it's cheaper.


Nope, not confused re what is done. It seems, per the Bike Bug email, a condition from Pioneer, is that they (BikeBug) fit it back to the bike and calibrate it.

The price is $399, as it's 50% off.

Update on the fitment stuff : Seems I can get it 'fitted' at the Adelaide store. Still a bit stoopid, but workable, especially for that price.

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Postby Abby » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Isn't the issue that the calibration process for bonded powermeters is a bit of a convol;uted process? It's all based around the flex of the crank, hence why every single individual crank needs to be tested as they all flex slightly differently - its not a case of 'all Shimano Ultegra 6800 cranks are set at xyz calibration'. So you can't actually do it at home even if you wanted to?
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Postby MichaelB » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Abby wrote:Isn't the issue that the calibration process for bonded powermeters is a bit of a convol;uted process? It's all based around the flex of the crank, hence why every single individual crank needs to be tested as they all flex slightly differently - its not a case of 'all Shimano Ultegra 6800 cranks are set at xyz calibration'. So you can't actually do it at home even if you wanted to?


No idea ?

Thought that's what Pioneer would do at their facility when the pod is bonded on. Dunno what Bike Bug actually does to 'calibrate ' ? Meh.

Waiting for a confirmation email from BB to make sure I've understood it correctly.

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Postby 2wheels_mond » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:49 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Abby wrote:Isn't the issue that the calibration process for bonded powermeters is a bit of a convol;uted process? It's all based around the flex of the crank, hence why every single individual crank needs to be tested as they all flex slightly differently - its not a case of 'all Shimano Ultegra 6800 cranks are set at xyz calibration'. So you can't actually do it at home even if you wanted to?


No idea ?

Thought that's what Pioneer would do at their facility when the pod is bonded on. Dunno what Bike Bug actually does to 'calibrate ' ? Meh.

Waiting for a confirmation email from BB to make sure I've understood it correctly.


I think you still misunderstand. The meter would be bonded on by FRF Sports, who are Australia's Pioneer distributor (and owners of Bikebug), and then shipped back to you for reinstallation on the bike.

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Postby MichaelB » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm

2wheels_mond wrote: I think you still misunderstand. The meter would be bonded on by FRF Sports, who are Australia's Pioneer distributor (and owners of Bikebug), and then shipped back to you for reinstallation on the bike.


Having read, and re-read it again, you may well be right !! :oops: Mind you, it could be interpreted either way, but what you are saying certainly makes sense :)

Either way, I'm ordering one :mrgreen:

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Postby MichaelB » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:41 am

Yep. Understood that, but what I misinterpreted was that ‘they’ needed to install the crank back on the bike.

Maybe didn’t have enough coffee yesterday.

Anyway, ordered, measurements taken (it’s a bit close, but should be fine) crank removed and ready to be sent off today.

Interesting that Pioneer also want the pedal centreline length as well.

Anyway, getting posted today :-)

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Postby colinmc400 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:01 pm

i have ordered Pioneers twice from BB, during their specials and could not be happier with the price and service. Turn around time was great and WAY WAY WAY better than sending to 4II, which was the other option i considered.

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Postby MichaelB » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:54 pm

colinmc400 wrote:i have ordered Pioneers twice from BB, during their specials and could not be happier with the price and service. Turn around time was great and WAY WAY WAY better than sending to 4II, which was the other option i considered.


Good to hear. Got sent today via Express post, so we'll see when it gets back !! :D

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Postby Mububban » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 pm

fergy1987 wrote:Is the 40% off the Wiggle/CRC X Tools torque wrench at $42 a good buy? I thought these were always around this price? I never recall seeing it for the $75 they say is RRP?


According to my Previous Orders page, in July 2017 I bought one for $47 (rrp $50)
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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Mububban wrote:
fergy1987 wrote:Is the 40% off the Wiggle/CRC X Tools torque wrench at $42 a good buy? I thought these were always around this price? I never recall seeing it for the $75 they say is RRP?


According to my Previous Orders page, in July 2017 I bought one for $47 (rrp $50)


I've noticed this lately as well with Wiggle, overstated RRPs designed to give impression of big savings. So Wiggle get their marketing advice from Anaconda now?

This sort of thing irritates me, because it sort of indicates how the seller regards their customers.
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Postby fergy1987 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:54 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:
Mububban wrote:
fergy1987 wrote:Is the 40% off the Wiggle/CRC X Tools torque wrench at $42 a good buy? I thought these were always around this price? I never recall seeing it for the $75 they say is RRP?


According to my Previous Orders page, in July 2017 I bought one for $47 (rrp $50)


I've noticed this lately as well with Wiggle, overstated RRPs designed to give impression of big savings. So Wiggle get their marketing advice from Anaconda now?

This sort of thing irritates me, because it sort of indicates how the seller regards their customers.


Yeah I find it so weird that you get these "Black Friday" deal emails from companies and the prices are just the same prices they have had all year. Homeware places are another notorious industry misrepresenting correct RRP prices.

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:57 pm

Yeah the click-frenzy stuff was what irritated me as well, couldn't find a single good deal.
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