Wow.... Seriously?!?! You gotta check this out...
I started this thread on the weightweenies forum a couple days ago:
Well, I'm excited to be back here. It's been a while... For those of you that have experienced or are still experiencing noise and other issues related to their Campy Ultra-Torque bottom bracket/crankset (by the sheer volume of emails and comments that I have received over the past 12+ months, there's quite a few folks that are dealing with this...), I finally had the chance to publish a permanent fix/solution on my site. Additionally, I have a parts kit now available. Here's the link:
"Wavewasherectomy: The Ultra-Torque Fix"
Check it out if you are inclined and let me know if you have any questions....
I returned to the forum yesterday to see if there were any comments that I needed to reply to. For the life of me, I couldn't find my post. I sent one of the moderators a PM for help. This is the response I received this morning from "Powerful Pete", one of the mods:
Hello there RogueMechanic. As you may have noticed, we have pulled the thread that you started on the UT fix. It came across, in the opinion of the mods, as a bit too much like spam - in others, that you were trying to sell a product without coming clean that you were involved in some manner.
I realise that this may have been an honest mistake on your part, or that we mods may have misinterpreted your post.
We of course welcome your participation in the forum, and it sounds like you could add a lot of value here, but please do read the forum rules before posting and try to avoid posts that could be interpreted as being spam.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss further, Thanks.
Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
<<<<<<<<<< coloclimber >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
$35 + $5 shipping for 8 washers to solve a problem that shouldnt exist in the fist place......
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I completely agree. The problem shouldn't exist on with a product of such high quality... I know that if I dropped the big $'s on Campy UT, I'd be hacked off myself.
I mentioned your fix on here when someone was talking about their crankset. Glad to see the fix is available.
As for other who have posted here or on RBR, I have to say, I have more than one UT crankset. None have issues. But, that isn't to say there are not people out there without issues.
Things happen. Plain and simple. If John has experienced issues with his clients, I would believe him. He is VERY skilled and a great tech.
So, for those who have had issues and they keep popping back up, I would go his route. And no, John has never worked on one of my bikes. But we have raced many times against each other in the past and know each other through the grapevine.
I have yet to respond to Powerful Pete, and half of me doesn't want to. Unless I'm way off base, I didn't think that I came across as aggressively pushing my solution and/or my "Wavewasherectomy" Shim Kit...
In closing, I'm wondering what these forums are for anyway, or if my thread just got wacked from this forum because it butted heads with the sacred component gods in Vicenza and their followers (See link above to Powerful Petes blog) ...
Update: I have corresponded with Pete and after having a polite discussion, I realized that I was in violation of the forum rules by offering a product for sale. I was wrong and for that I apologize. FWIW, the weight weenies forum is probably the most civil cycling forum out there. -John