Talk to me about Superstar 2009
Superstar, our friends for a year or two now, have had some bad press and some good press.
currently running cranks and brake pads with no complaints.
BB on the other hand was a little…… shonky.
any news on the latest BBs?Posted 9 years ago
SKF worth the extra tenner over standard bearings?freeandsingleMember
I had a pad fall off the backing recently, thought ‘meh, I thought that might happen at some point’ posted it back and got a free replacement. They’re about calculated risk for me, I’m happy to presume that the front and rear will not fail simultaneously and so will continue to reap the fiscal rewards 😀Posted 9 years ago
What I will add- I must be honest. I was sceptical but went for it, after all for every ‘fuggin sh1te pads etc’ there were other customers who said ‘their great’. 4 sets for 20quid. Perfect. More and more prices are going up. How long before it starts pricing certain enthusiasts out? They stop going out for rides because its getting too much?
Hats off to Superstar components. We should praise and feedback accordingly. I wonder (before the internet) how many Hope, Shimano etc etc products failed in their early days? The internet can promote but give disproportionate voices..Posted 9 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
dismantled a shimano BB the other week, realised quite why they last so long, look like the bastard child of a ACB and a normal beering, still got a superstar one in a frame but not used yet, not too confident seeing as the plastic covers fall off when you install the axel and fit nowhere near as flush as the shimano ones.Posted 9 years ago
Hilldodger – I do not rally the Mlehers on this. Only in SSCs tiny mind does any conspiracy against him exist.
Given that I know of 6 failed cranksets and none that worked properly, given the number of people who have had failed brake pads – from the new and improved batch a well as the old batch, given his appalling attitude and his outrageous claims / lies I think it is a public service to warn how dodgy his business ethic and products are. He believes the sale of goods act and distance selling regulations do not apply to him, his guarantee gives less protection than offered under the sale of goods act
Fully informed people can make real choices.Posted 9 years agoStonerSubscriber
Im about to build some SSC hubs into a SS set.
Previously done 20 miles on the rear hub but sent it back as one of the “best spec SKF” bearings was rumbling, had a new free-hub w bearing fitted (under sufference and it came with a free patronising email about there being “nothing wrong but they’d changed it anyway”) and this is what the wheel will be built on – will see how it goes.Posted 9 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I have had a few SS pads – 50% failure rate, one of which had the (new) pad material fall off, so the pad backing moved out of place and broke the ‘pin’ in the center of the caliper, so destroying the piston.
“buy cheap, buy twice”
and his attitude stinks. I would far rather pay more for someone I don’t begrudge paying money too.Posted 9 years agoglenhSubscriber
I’ve had Pads, BBs, headset – all reasonable stuff in my opinion.
I’ve found the sintered pads are worth the extra – very long lasting.
BB could get shagged easily of you aren’t careful fitting it – the sealing sleeve between the cups has a sliding seal at one end to accommodate different shell sizes (unlike shimano), so if you put the wrong side in first it won’t seal and the bearings will get soaked. However, you just need to look at what you are doing when installing.Posted 9 years agoJunkyardMember
I miss the novel approach to customer relations it made me smile and you knew that SSC actually cared if nithing else.Posted 9 years ago
Just bought pads but not got yet ….I think all pads are just a rip off WHY do they cost about the same (actually dearer than the set of 4 for my car) as the ones for my car and last about 0.1% as long? Do cable ones last longer?
matt_outandabout – Whilst on a ride someone told me a chemist lad (or something similar) took the pads to his work and analysed the adhesive used. Apperently the Chinese factory was using the incorrect gunk to what they were asked to use and that its all been sorted after it was corrected. Some elements of this may be wrong (chinese whispers etc) but mine have seperated yet so Im happy!Posted 9 years agohilldodgerMember
I think it is a public service to warn how dodgy his business ethic and products are. He believes the sale of goods act and distance selling regulations do not apply to him, his guarantee gives less protection than offered under the sale of goods act
Fully informed people can make real choices.
buqqer informed logical choice, just torch his warehouse (allegedly)….Posted 9 years ago
Hilldodger – not me Gov! I attempted to give him some friendly advice and was told that I threatened him. Spurious threats of legal action from him – all because I disagreed with him and attempted to give him some advice.
He thinks he is above the law and the content of the e mails I received from him are hilarious.
For example he states on his website that with warranty returns for mail order the buyer has to bear the cost of postage – against specific provisions of the Distance Selling regulations. He states no consideration will be given to cosmetic defects – against specific provisions in the Sale of Goods act. He states his pedals are identical with other manufacturers. When pressed it transpired that the body shape was different, he did not know what bearings were in his competitors products no did he know the composition of the alloy in either pedal. Very identical then.
His idea that customer service consists of slagging of his customers was rather amusing.
Anyway – I think people have enough information to decide if cheap parts are worth the risks of excessive failure rates and poor business ethic.Posted 9 years ago
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