Dengfu FM098

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Raineman
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Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:03 pm
Location: Kent, UK

by Raineman

Hi guys, been hanging around for a while and I thought I should finally get this up.
I am a student in the UK currently and primarily row when at uni but ride when I get the chance.
Sorry for bad photos but took them quickly on my phone before leaving for uni.

Frameset: Dengfu FM098 56cm 3k finish
Groupset: Ultegra 6800 with 11-28 cassette
Chainrings: 2014 osymetric 52/38 4-bolt
Cables: Jagwire elite link
Wheels: Dengfu 50mm clinchers with novatec hubs
Tyres: Continental GP400s 25mm
Stem: Ritchey WCS C260 110mm
Bars: Ritchey WCS evocurve 40cm
Saddle: San marco aspide glamour (I have a bigger bottom than my girlfriend :wink: )
Bottle cages: cheap ebay carbon
Computer mount: Barfly
Weight ~ 7.7kg

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woodster
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Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:28 pm

by woodster

That looks fantastic! It's a great looking frame.

by Weenie


vejnemojnen
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by vejnemojnen

:) Have you considered golden bartape? And KMC gold chain?

Raineman
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Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:03 pm
Location: Kent, UK

by Raineman

I've never been a big fan of gold chains really and I quite like having just the cables to add detail to the frame. Plus black bartape is easier to keep clean than gold :P

Raineman
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Location: Kent, UK

by Raineman

So I was fiddling with my bike a month ago and realised why my front shifting was so heavy. The cable was rubbing against the exit hole causing a lot of friction. Despite a couple of hours trying to solve the issue, I thought this was a good excuse to upgrade to Di2 and move the mechanical ultegra down to the winter bike as that's groupset is on the way out.

Parts and weights (sorry for bad pictures):

Short cage RD 6870, 258g
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FD 6870, 139g
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6870 shifters, 305g
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3 port junction A box + mount (without mounting band), 10g
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instruction manual for junction A, 31g. Always good when the manual is heavier than the part :D
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Junction B box, 4g
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My frame was designed to use an external batter mounted under the NDS chainstay. I wan't keen on this so I cose an internal battery and put it in the seatpost.

internal battery, 51g
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However, the frame uses an aero post so I wasn't able to use the mounting hardware supplied with the battery. I had half a roll of bar tape from taping my aerobars so I wrapped the battery with the the tape and wedged (more like screwed) the battery into the post. It was a very snug fit and I wasn't able to yank it back out so hopefully it will hold.

saddle, post,401g
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saddle, post and battery, 460g. so 8g of bar tape used

end of the battery still poking out. You can see how the tape has wedged it in.
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Next up was the junction box. Since I though the band is fairly primitive and I am happy with my set-up, I decided to glue the junction box to the stem. I used the band to hold the clip in place as the glue set. (really bad picture :oops: )
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and the finished look
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The only other modification I did was cut off the cable stop off the cable guides to allow the Di2 cable to be routed internally through them (and save 0.5g probably :D ), I forgot to take pictures but could do some if people want to see.

I am still waiting for my new handlebars to arrive so I will post more pictures when they are installed and the bike is finished

by Weenie


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Clannagh
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by Clannagh

That frame looks just.. well bloody gorgeous :thumbup:

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