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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby comehome » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi all,

Has anyone a 2010 A1 / A2 / A3 / A4 Oppy? Or owned one? Or another MS of a similar vintage?

In discussions with a potential seller and he's told me the frame is M / 57cm. I would've thought 57cm to equate to large. Can anyone clarify this or was the sizing a little different back in 2010?

Thanks!

edit: and out of interest, when referring to frame size in cm, are we talking about seat tube or top tube length?

edit2: and a little unrelated, but what is the 2010 sora set like? i've tried the 2013 sora set which seemed very nice, but i gather it was a different beast back then.

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby comehome » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:21 am

Okay, the seller got back to me and it is indeed M, but 54cm and not 57cm. this makes more sense.

i'm going to hazard a guess and say i'm better suited to a ~56cm frame given i am 6' / 182cm? i have a long torso and short legs (and arms).

can anyone comment?

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby Cossie Phil » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:25 pm

Sounds about right...Im 6'2" and on a L/58cm top tube frame...its super comfy:)
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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:36 pm

And i'm also 6'2 but on a 56cm, long legs and short arms. If you prefer a long stretched out position then I would say a 56 at 6', otherwise i'm guessing 54 would probably fit well. And it'll be a little bit lighter too :) .
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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby Emjay57 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:32 pm

Dimma wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Just picked up my 2010 Oppy C7 frame this arvo, looks fantastic and i got it for next to nothing, popped on the wheels from my current bike for the photo, will build up with mostly 105 bits.


Mate you will love it, fantastic frame.

This is my latest Oppy, also very good.


Dimma, how you find the new frame, I have a 2010 Oppy, been looking at the Di2 for a while, wondering how it compares to the 2010/11 geometry.
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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby DTdotcom » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:45 pm

To be honest I don't think their latest offering is as good as the previous iteration.
I think my sentiments were shared by Huon Salmon Genesys Cycling as they moved to Avanti the alternate option from Pacific Brands.

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby Emjay57 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:06 pm

Yeah cheers, I was a bit iffy on the new frame, doesn't look as refined as the previous one. Hmm might be the TCR Adv 0 than I think.
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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby AKO » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:20 pm

Dimma wrote:To be honest I don't think their latest offering is as good as the previous iteration.
I think my sentiments were shared by Huon Salmon Genesys Cycling as they moved to Avanti the alternate option from Pacific Brands.

Sheppard Group (owners of Avanti) bought MS off Pac Brands last year (or the year before). They then offered to continue support of the Genesys team supplying Avanti bikes (their flagship bike brand). The decision wasn't really the teams but more the sponsoring companies as a way of promoting their "prestige" brand. As for the new models I've been told by anyone who has ridden both that they are a great frame and compare very well to the previous model. They are however considerably cheaper than the 2012 range so you would be inclined to think that they are possibly inferior in some way.
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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby DTdotcom » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:41 pm

Mine failed after about 4 months, Sheppard were great as always and replaced it no dramas but didn't instill any confidence.
I wasn't happy with the performance/quality so ended my relationship with the brand and found a alternate option.

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby bklff3 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:49 am

I've got a 2009 Oppy A2. I bought it cause it was great value and fit me.

It's a great bike, done more than 10,000 km. Lots of cummuting, training rides, Sydney->Canberra, and some triathlons with clip-ons. The frame appears bulletproof and it has served me well.

Perhaps the best thing is that I'm not worried about doing my own maintenance (appreceiate that not everyone wants to do this!). I relaced the wheels and replaced the saddle early on, and the rear derailler recently. I've put a zero-offset carbon seatpost on it and moved the brifters around.

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby lard » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:03 pm

Big of a grave dig here but I need some Oppy help. I have a 2012 Oppy Team C7 and the Bottom Bracket just ate itself yesterday. I'm trying to track down the specs of the bike so I can order a new BB. Does anyone know what BB 'standard' it uses?

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby familyguy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:09 pm

2012 should be English threaded. Don't think they went press fit till 2015. No luck with google specs. Put up a photo, then someone can tell you. It'll either be PF or BSA.

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby RobertL » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:01 pm

I've got a 2011 A5, which has a 68mm English threaded BB.

I have some 2011 specs, which I can't seem to attach as a document, so here are the C7 details, which says that it has a Dur-Ace 7900 BB:

Malvern Star Oppy C7 2011
The Oppy C7 is true to it's heritage with Australian designed lightweight frame and race weaponry with Shimano Dura-Ace groupset, Mavic Cosmic Carbone wheels and FSA components for the performance enthusiast and racer.
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Frame Carbon Tube to Tube with Carbon Dropouts and Internal Cabling
Fork Carbon Monocoque with Carbon Dropouts
Cockpit
Headset FSA 1 1/2 - 1 1/8" Integrated Ahead
Stem FSA OS-150-XTC Alloy; XS/S=90mm, M=100mm, L=110mm, XL=120mm
Handlebars FSA Wing Pro Compact Alloy OS; XS=400mm, S/M=420mm, L/XL=440mm
Brake Levers Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Front Brake Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Rear Brake Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Grips Fizik Microtex Tape
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 STI 20spd
Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 Down Pull braze-on mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 10spd
Chain Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Freewheel Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 12-25T 10spd
Crank Shimano Dura-Ace 7900; XS/S=170mm, M/L=172.5mm, XL=175mm
Sprocket 39/53T
Bottom Bracket Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Pedals n/a
Wheels
Front Hub Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL011
Rear Hub Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL011
Rims Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL011 Mavic Rim Tape
Spokes Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL011
Tyres Continental Grand Prix 4000 Kevlar 700x23mm 80mm F/V
Extras
Seat Fizik Arione K:ium
Seat Post FSA SL-250 Alloy 31.6x350mm

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Re: Oppy Owners Club

Postby lard » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:50 pm

Thanks Robert I think you're right it's a 7900 BB, Here's a pic.

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Now to go shopping!



Edit......Actually after finally getting the BB off (Needed a long pipe over the BB Tool handle to get enough leverage), I can see it's a GXP BB.

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