B-T-P ?

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Martin1977
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by Martin1977

hello, does anybody have any experience with buying parts from german B-T-P ? I wanted to buy some parts from them, but unfortunately they don't answer my orders by e-mail. I tried to contact them twice. No answer for first mail, than I got "answer" for second one. When I asked for some items, someone answered me "where do you live?". So I answered them with list of items i would like to buy, but I got no answer. I sent e-mail again about one week later, but no answer again.

I would like to buy FD clamp with custom diameter, Ergopower carbon clamps and maybe some bottle cages. I can get any other bottle cages, I do not need ergopower clamps badly, but I have old LOOK frameset with something like 26.8 seat tube diameter and I would like to buy some nice lightweight FD clamp. Now I have heavy shimano FD clamp on it, but I think, that even this old frameset deserves something "nice" to hold FD :-)

Do you know of anyone else offering custom 26.8mm diameter carbon FD clamp? Or any company that offers B-T-P parts?

Martin

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bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

Parlee do a carbon FD clamp, will that fit?

I've had similar problems with BTP, have been trying to buy parts from them for the past 6months. Have only had 1 response, which was 1 line long and didn't actually suggest they wanted to sell anything... (and yes I did write the mails in German so it's not a language thing)

If anyone can suggest a stockist for their parts in that will actually sell them to me that'd be great
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gumgardner
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by gumgardner

I ordered some stuff from him recently. I still haven't gotten it but he said it's in the mail. He responded to most of my emails (English). Seems like a nice guy...just maybe a little slow. :noidea:
This is the email that I used that seemed to work for me:
Bernhard.Langerbein@t-online.de

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theremery
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by theremery

These guys stock all BTPs parts, I think. I've bought from them before and found them good.
http://www.xx-light-bikes.de
use the site's search button and type in BTP.....should get heaps of products :)
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djconnel
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by djconnel

Nico @ CyclingTechnology sells BTP. I got some brake hoods which I have yet to install... gotta do that soon. Brake hoods are a bit of a pain to deal with, though.

marcusp
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by marcusp

I've emailed BTP in the past and got no reply...
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
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numbers505
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by numbers505

I emailed them and got a reply the same day. Asked about buying a chain catcher and was given their paypal address and total. Ended up going a different route after all that.

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stephen@fibre-lyte
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by stephen@fibre-lyte

bikewithnoname wrote:If anyone can suggest a stockist for their parts in that will actually sell them to me that'd be great


Poshbikes (in the UK) may be?

gumgardner
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by gumgardner

djconnel wrote:Nico @ CyclingTechnology sells BTP. I got some brake hoods which I have yet to install... gotta do that soon. Brake hoods are a bit of a pain to deal with, though.


Mine ripped. He said he was sending me out a replacement. Unfortunately I don't need the SR ones anymore. I heed the Red's. :|

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

djconnel wrote:Nico @ CyclingTechnology sells BTP. I got some brake hoods which I have yet to install... gotta do that soon. Brake hoods are a bit of a pain to deal with, though.


Those brake hoods will last you about a month. They discolor and deteriorate quickly. If you're using them w/ sram, the shifting mechanism tears apart the inside where the lever moves and they rip easily. I started using 3 in diameter heat shrink which is a bit of a pain to set up as it needs to be done on the bars while the shifters are mounted, and cutting away excess and getting them to fit correctly is a work in progress (I still don't have it down pat), the weight is similar and the ones I have on now have lasted all summer (somewhere between 2500-3000 miles) and they look like they did the day I mounted them.
Speedplay is the devil!

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Timo
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by Timo

Yup, had them for my 10sp Record Ergos but halfway through the season I swapped the totally worn out hoods back to the Campy ones. On the other hand I am still very pleased with the carbon derailleur clamp after two full seasons and his carbon jockey wheels still work as crisp as they day I bougth them.
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SDP
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by SDP

used them twice from uk
no prob at all he sent me paypal address & goods arrived quickly #

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jamesfifield
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by jamesfifield

Sorry to hear that you guys ae having trouble with BTP. My ordering a chain catcher and bottle cages was totally hassle-free. Fast replies and shipping to the UK. I would happily use them again.

gumgardner
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by gumgardner

im still waiting.

Is this his main job or is this a side business for him?

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gumgardner
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by gumgardner

Just got my BTP order. Didn't take too long. A fee weeks maybe.

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