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 Post subject: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:22 am 
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My journey has begun...
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the build is in process...
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/fleetingflux/sets/72157629522197258/


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 Post subject: Chinese Carbon 26er!
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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Any link to the frame seller??Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:17 pm 
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I love these cheap chinese frames. great quality and no ugly stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:18 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:10 am 
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I'm also interested in hearing where the OP got this frame. Its pretty sweet looking - looks like unidirectional carbon?


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:04 pm 
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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 ......


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:26 pm 
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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?


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:37 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:40 am 
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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...


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:50 am 
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Thanks for the ebay link Elstorma,looking forward to the rest of the build pic's and the weights!!


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 4:18 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:52 am 
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Nice build,
what's the rideable weight?

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:33 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:33 pm 
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Very nice build. Looks like a fun ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Carbon 26er!
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:15 am 
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Congrats! Hope the rainy weather stops and you get to ride it soon.

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