Chinese Carbon 26er!

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Elstorma
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by Elstorma

My journey has begun...
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the build is in process...
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photolog...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fleetingflux/sets/72157629522197258/

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hillrider
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by hillrider

Any link to the frame seller??Thanks

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Liggero
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by Liggero

I love these cheap chinese frames. great quality and no ugly stickers.
Happy Trails !!!

Elstorma
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by Elstorma

hillrider wrote:Any link to the frame seller??Thanks


got mine from
http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/LITB-Mountai ... 848wt_1003

build has gone well, bb went in without any drama, headset pressed in without difficulty, seatpost clamped on with carbo-paste applied, no issues there either.

build now awaiting my rear derailleur... and front axle conversion on my am classic.

will post my build details and final weights when done!
cant wait to test this baby out.

VTBike
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by VTBike

I'm also interested in hearing where the OP got this frame. Its pretty sweet looking - looks like unidirectional carbon?

02GF74
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by 02GF74

VTBike wrote:I'm also interested in hearing where the OP got this frame. Its pretty sweet looking - looks like unidirectional carbon?


looks like same frame here, $ 20 cheaper, it is very tempintg I have to say ......

campbellrae
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by campbellrae

Agree with Liggero on this one, love the simple finish with no daft graphics! Have you considered some custom stickers though, maybe just little ones to 'personalise' it a bit?

Elstorma
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by Elstorma

02GF74 wrote:
VTBike wrote:I'm also interested in hearing where the OP got this frame. Its pretty sweet looking - looks like unidirectional carbon?


looks like same frame here, $ 20 cheaper, it is very tempintg I have to say ......


yea same frame, i almost got it from funhousy.. but working in the shipping... funhousy ended up being a tad more costly than light_wholesale , for me anywaes.

so far, my only gripe is that i am unable to fit a taper headset, conversion cup will fit, but bcos the headset is formed with a alu "cup" (as shown in the drawings in the sales description), the tapered steerer is obstructed... had to change my build. oh well, minor niggle.

Elstorma
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by Elstorma

campbellrae wrote:Agree with Liggero on this one, love the simple finish with no daft graphics! Have you considered some custom stickers though, maybe just little ones to 'personalise' it a bit?


yea, have a couple of custom stickers done up.
have a "headbadge" that i did up for my custom ti am ht, that i have also put on this build.
and the grey "RAPTOR" on the downtube... well that will be replaced by a gloss black one.
trying to maintain the stealthy looks...

hillrider
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by hillrider

Thanks for the ebay link Elstorma,looking forward to the rest of the build pic's and the weights!!

Elstorma
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by Elstorma

Its done!!!! :D
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and it weighs in at....
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some close-ups..

self amalgamating rubber tape:
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nylon water cage bolt:
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carbon collar:
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splined carbon headset spacer:
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and the biggest weighdown...
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xt 10sp 11-36t...
336gms... need to lose some major weight here

but for now... cant wait to take her out for a spin!!!
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MikesBike
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by MikesBike

Nice build,
what's the rideable weight?
Remember to do things which are right rather than things that are easy

Elstorma
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by Elstorma

well.. 8.5kg + pedals...
for now its my xtr970...with ti bolts...(lookin to get maybe the xpedo... but that be later)
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so that be 322 grams on my scale...

total be 8.85kg (include the 27gm arundel mandible bottle cage) on the trail. :shock:

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2002maniac
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by 2002maniac

Very nice build. Looks like a fun ride.

FireSpitter
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by FireSpitter

Congrats! Hope the rainy weather stops and you get to ride it soon.
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