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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:56 pm 
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Some teasing..

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Finally got around to finishing this yet to be named bike! It took a while as it actually my first completely self-build bike.

This build started by deciding against buying a brand-name frame, and buy a FM066Sl frame instead. In this way I could build a very well equipped bike without spending too much. This choice was of course aided by the countless number of positive reviews for this frame on this forum, along with the fact that I just simply preferred the simplistic look of the frame over many (sometimes much more expensive) brand-name frames.

Even though I really liked the look of the plain frame, I still wanted it to stand out from the bunch. For this reason the original idea was to paint it dove-grey. This idea was, however, quickly eliminated as I could not decide on the precise colour and was unable to see any samples. In order to make it still stand out from the bunch of other Chinese open mould frames, I ordered some Sharpie paint pens. In this way I am able to ride a 'different' bike every day of the week, with a little bit of help of some acetone and (lacking) artistic skills. :thumbup:

The target for this bike was to build a bike that was suitable for both racing (first year U23) and climbing, that would not make me go broke in case of an accident. In short, it should be light and reliable, as well as to have no superfluous expensive parts (I really like that last target.. :mrgreen: ).


Build list:

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Oh.. :oops: I just realised I have photos of every single component on the scale, except for the complete bike.. Will add this infamous photo tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:58 pm 
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I love matte black. Looking forward to this.

Any chance you weighed and can weigh the SRAM Red cranks just like that, without rings and bolts? Would love to get that weight for my build.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Ask and you shall receive!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:08 pm 
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You're a gentleman and a scholar. Thanks for that.

What kind of frame are you building up? Cervelo?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:21 pm 
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Do you mean a scholar, as in:
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A) learned person, especially in the humanities

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B) a person, especially a child, who studies; pupil


By telling you that I am the latter (I do find humanities quite interesting though..), you can probably figure out that this is not a Cervelo but a Chinese open mould. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:21 pm 
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No photos, updates?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:16 am 
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It's almost finished!

Had a hard time passing some exams.. and waiting for more parts..


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It's almost ready to see the light of day (or artificial light in this case).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:36 am 
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Loving the detailed build threads of "no name" chinese frames.
I am not sold yet on their ride quality, but i would like to try and build one in the near future and see for myself.
Bike is looking great btw. Keep the pics coming and when you get to ride it, post anreview as well


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:19 am 
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im intrested to see how you would rated against your current bike,( let us know what that is )
in a world of unlimited funds i would have one of those in my fleet (-:


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Lookoing forward to see it in daylight.

What's still missing?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:32 pm 
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Black is allways nice!


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Can you tell me what size is your frame and what is your BB to saddle height.

I am about to buy one and can't decide the size. Aesthetics is the main concern so I want to know how much seat post outside the frame is looking good :D

Yours is quite good and can be a reference point for me :)

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Well.. I still need to attach the front derailleur cable and adjust the rear derailleur. So, basically, it is already finished.
I'm going to update the first post with the build list soon and will take some decent pictures this weekend.

Michel: I've been riding bikes of a small dutch bicycle brand for the last 2 years, so my opinion is probably not of much use to you.

Toffie: I had exactly the same concern as you. I really liked the look of the 54cm frame, but with my 180cm it probably wouldn't fit me well (it probably would though, but I did not want to take any unnecessary risk). Therefore I went with the 56cm frame. The BB to saddle height (Romin evo pro saddle) is 748mm. It's looking just fine, but I would have prefered to see a little more of the seatpost.

EDIT: updated the first post with a build list.


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