Ciamillo AWOL?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Rascal
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by Rascal

I don’t doubt all of the disturbing post here about Ted’s many unfulfilled promises, but I’ve had good experiences in dealing with him. In 2004-2005 I purchased direct the original Zero Gravity Ti brakeset with no problems at all. A few years later, I purchased the Micro brakeset in like manner, again with no problems or delay. Then I was contacted regarding a spring or cam upgrade and sent him my brakes & the upgrade was performed and sent back to me in about ten days. Very sorry to hear stories of those who were not so fortunate; wondering what caused his business practices to go so badly downhill. My brakesets are still working great and in use today.
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spud
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by spud

AZR3 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:35 pm
No, so many people get the “it’s in the mail” or “refund on its way” only to never recieve their orders. I would NEVER EVER order anything from him....EVER!

Read 13 pages of glowing reviews of how he handles his business
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/foru ... millo+Liar

Didn’t even share the thread about his crank ordeal, that was a doozie!

Let’s just leave it at his track record is very consistently shitty
God, I remember that POS crank. He employed seriously flawed engineering principles in the design, and still people ate that shit up. Combne that with questionable business practices (to put it politely) and you have a recipe for a shit show.

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Marin
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by Marin

The new brakes look nice.

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

Oh no, here we go again.
Speedplay is the devil!

ichobi
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by ichobi

Why do people want this Ciamillo stuff? There are a lot more far better choice out there his business not withstanding. Is it the look?


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themidge
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by themidge

ichobi wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 am
Is it the look?
That's mainly why I got mine :lol: It's light weight as well though, and the brakes do actually work once you set them up correctly.

Marin
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by Marin

There are also not that many alternatives for super-lightweight brakes.

I still like my Zero Gs, if he made them in longer reach I might buy some again - but from a distributor.

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spookyload
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by spookyload

My last experience with him was to simply get a set of brake shoes for my existing brakes. Six weeks later, no pad holders. I had to contact paypal who contacted his wife, who he did payments through as his account was shut down. Got 50% of my money back, and he shipped the product that day. I thought I had done well till the brake shoes arrived, and he had mailed four brake shoes of the same side. Refused any further communication, but Irish Cyles said they could swap out two of the brake shoes so they would work. Lots of back and forth and forwarding to different managers via email, but found Irish Cycles to be as flakey as Ted was. They were meant to be together. Such a shame as his brakes are good, but he has no idea how to run a company.

AZR3
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by AZR3

nex wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 pm
uraqt wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
You should be able to reach him through here

https://www.lekki8.com
I reached out to him and he offered to upgrade me to Lekki8 that he could ship out tomorrow.

So I'll wait and see. Will post updates.
So any shipping update?

nex
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by nex

AZR3 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:05 pm
nex wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 pm
uraqt wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
You should be able to reach him through here

https://www.lekki8.com
I reached out to him and he offered to upgrade me to Lekki8 that he could ship out tomorrow.

So I'll wait and see. Will post updates.
So any shipping update?
Shipped with tracking, after a short delay due to a misunderstanding that was my fault.

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CAMSHAFT
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by CAMSHAFT

Great engineer, horrrible horrible horrible busines owner. Buyer beware!

Go with EE Cycleworks, its worth it.

AZR3
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nex wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 am
AZR3 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:05 pm
nex wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 pm
uraqt wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
You should be able to reach him through here

https://www.lekki8.com
I reached out to him and he offered to upgrade me to Lekki8 that he could ship out tomorrow.

So I'll wait and see. Will post updates.
So any shipping update?
Shipped with tracking, after a short delay due to a misunderstanding that was my fault.
Received them yet? Curious on how you like them

nex
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by nex

AZR3 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:16 pm
nex wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 am
AZR3 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:05 pm
nex wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 pm


I reached out to him and he offered to upgrade me to Lekki8 that he could ship out tomorrow.

So I'll wait and see. Will post updates.
So any shipping update?
Shipped with tracking, after a short delay due to a misunderstanding that was my fault.
Received them yet? Curious on how you like them
I'm out of town, but a friend who's housesitting for me received them. Won't be installing them for a bit though. I'll update this post when I get the chance to.

Pop
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by Pop

Any review about this new brakes?

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