How long does a turbo last?

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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby CCS » 24 Mar 2014 11:13

Jack Hughes wrote:Excellent.

One minor question. Who spends most time in the "man shed" now? And should it not be renamed?

It's not me!
And I only get to use upstairs, with complaints about the volume of mud I bring in. Perhaps we should sell the house and move in fully (kids could live in a tent or in their playhouse) - would free up all sorts of funds for new toys !


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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby Jack Hughes » 24 Mar 2014 11:15

<shed envy />
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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby chappers » 24 Mar 2014 18:39

I've killed two in about 5 yrs. The first died of bearing failure, the second was sent back to wiggle after the (mag?) resistance failed. My current also has failed resistance but functioning without it so it's still locked away in the cave and being tortured regularly. What goes around comes around and all that.
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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby tesseract » 24 Mar 2014 22:52

CCS wrote:
tesseract wrote:Too late now, but I had a problem with my Cycleops turbo, which I'd bought off eBay, but I emailed the British distributor and they offered to replace the unit (not the stand just the spinny turbo bit) well impressed with the service.

Good idea - contacted them, and they said it should be under warranty - but that I need to preferably go through my original dealer. Have contacted Wiggle, who the BAT bought the turbo from as my birthday present back in 2009 (!) - and hoping that it may get fixed so that I can eBay it off & offset the cash against my new one (which is really nice and much smoother...)
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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby Bopomofo » 25 Mar 2014 12:54

According to Parcel Farce my nice new Road Machine is waiting for me at home.

I feel sick already...
I had fun once. It was awful.
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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby CCS » 25 Mar 2014 13:39

Bopomofo wrote:According to Parcel Farce my nice new Road Machine is waiting for me at home.

I feel sick already...

I assume that means a road test tonight? Report back...


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Re: How long does a turbo last?

Postby Bopomofo » 25 Mar 2014 17:08

CCS wrote:
Bopomofo wrote:According to Parcel Farce my nice new Road Machine is waiting for me at home.

I feel sick already...

I assume that means a road test tonight? Report back


I'll be lucky if I get time to set it up properly. Home around 19:30. Next conf call at 21:00 :-(
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