Re: [CR] Ofmega Man-now shimano replacement parts

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Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:31:31 +0000 (UTC)
From: "damien roohr" <>
To: john strizek <>
In-Reply-To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Ofmega Man-now shimano replacement parts

John, I agree re lack of Shimano replacement parts. Back in the freewheel days, I used to snap axles on a regular basis (weight of rider, not horsepower; and 2x4 stiffness of early C-dales). Campy I could always find, but looked high and low for an axel for my new Dura Ace hub. I was so frustrated, I wrote a letter to Velo News. Day after the publication comes out, a Shimano rep from Calif. calls and says something like I did not look hard enough - and sent me a half dozen axles in the mail. I went through all of them.

Damien Roohr
Canton, CT

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From: john strizek
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 2:10:50 AM
Subject: [CR] Ofmega Man

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I am a fan of other-than-Campagnolo as well as vintage Campagnolo parts.I have an affinity for Sugino but i do not care for Shimano. My reason is that no matter the price of a Shimano part, they Shimano, offer no repair support. I use the following only as an example for illustration. As that example Shimano "brifters" are broken when they are broken and the only repair is purchase of new ones. These parts are relatively expensive and I just don't think that is right. It is the same with their other items and always has been. Happy trails,

john strizek

in sacramento california in the USA

where it rained again but was not as foggy.