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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Hello folks

Long-time listener, first-time caller.

Just finished this up as a holiday gift to myself. First bike I've fully built.

Hit my targeted 6.8kg without pedals, cages, but with Garmin mount.
Could easily do 6.5kg using Force22 and trimmed seat post.
7.1kg riding weight, as pictured.

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Frame ordering and build write-up in next post.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:09 pm 
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FRAME ORDERING:
LTK118 size Medium/54. Ordered directly from company (via Alisa), paid with Paypal.

Custom paint considered were candy orange or electric blue. Settled on gunmetal to blend with Ultegra gray. (Thought against full-stealth-black).

I asked to leave the seattube raw, fading to paint at the seat and bb cluster.
Sent a computer mockup showing a very tight transition zone for Alisa to confirm, but picture attachment had technical errors, so i said "whatever I trust you"

What I got was a longgg fade. (See pic). Ended up having to do a half-ass sandpaper and spray-can clearcoat job. Chalk that up to oversight in communication.

Also wanted 3K-weave pattern with threaded BB. But only UD finish were readily stocked which I accepted to expedite the purchase.....but in the end the package got stuck at customs for 1 full month due to problem with the waybill/invoice. I didnt ask for any 'special' treatment on invoice so I advise you be explicit with your foreign sellers before buying.

FRAME QUALITY:
Paint seems good - besides the portion i had to finish ;).
Internals seems very clean, no manufacturing slop observed.
Frame straight and true.
Internal routing was a breeze with supplied guides/sheath.

ISSUES (?):
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(2) FD routing port had a tiny tiny painting/moulding overhang ... easily dremeled it off for the cable ferrule to slip in
(3) im not 100% sure ive fully seated the crown race. started banging it in using a water pipe (hooray 1EUR find at hardware store) but found out its not absolutely flush with the fork crown itself. maybe 0.5mm gap left. but the overall gap from fork to headtube seems acceptable. at the least, it probably will sort itself out after some riding.
(4) brake bridge not wide enough. rear caliper bolt doesnt sit flush. there is 1-2mm gap left. (but caliper held on tight).

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:16 pm 
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And some lessons-learned on the process of building itself:

-setting up 6800 FD without any barrel adjuster sucks. wouldve made it a lot easier to adjust cable tension. trial-and-error of having to press on the lever while tensioning cable to get it just right. but once it was right, works like a damn charm. i just dread having to readjust it after the breaking-in period.

-goddang ferrules like to disappear into a blackhole.



only 1 issue left is there is a slight marble-rattling sound from the bottom of the bike on forward pedal strokes???? seems to be at all phases of the stroke. doesnt sound when pedalling backwards. not sure what this is all about


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:29 pm 
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(1) is for the Di2 FD wire.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:14 pm 
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beautiful bike, do you know if it can fit 28mm tires? I was gonna purchase either this or the proven FM066, but this seems like a newer and better frame


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:02 pm 
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waltthizzney wrote:
beautiful bike, do you know if it can fit 28mm tires? I was gonna purchase either this or the proven FM066, but this seems like a newer and better frame


i would run 28mm-sized tires with confidence.
no guarantees if your 28mm bloats up to 30mm with your rim combination

i also fancy the hongfu fm008 frame (vs fm066). mostly for aesthetics due to the hidden seatpost-wedge design


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:13 am 
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forardun wrote:
waltthizzney wrote:
beautiful bike, do you know if it can fit 28mm tires? I was gonna purchase either this or the proven FM066, but this seems like a newer and better frame


i would run 28mm-sized tires with confidence.
no guarantees if your 28mm bloats up to 30mm with your rim combination

i also fancy the hongfu fm008 frame (vs fm066). mostly for aesthetics due to the hidden seatpost-wedge design


thanks mate, looks like I am buying one... the new fm008 does look nice though. I know ribble is using this model as their top end road bike in 2017 (ultimate sl) I think that says something about the frame and manufacture who appears to be long tang

Any comments on stiffness? I am only 145 pounds but do race and can put down decent watts


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:34 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:25 am 
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Stem headset seem heavy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:10 pm 
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waltthizzney wrote:

thanks mate, looks like I am buying one... the new fm008 does look nice though. I know ribble is using this model as their top end road bike in 2017 (ultimate sl) I think that says something about the frame and manufacture who appears to be long tang

Any comments on stiffness? I am only 145 pounds but do race and can put down decent watts

ribble seems to be months behind their launch. not sure if its production delay or they simply scrapped the idea.

had only a first ride on flats - too icy and slippery here on the hills. i dont feel any flex but im also not pushing loads of torque either.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:49 pm 
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How did those farsports wheels get to be 1515g? On their site, with Bitex and cxray they list at 1355g. I have a 25mmx25mm on Bitex that is 1302g.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:34 pm 
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F45 wrote:
How did those farsports wheels get to be 1515g? On their site, with Bitex and cxray they list at 1355g. I have a 25mmx25mm on Bitex that is 1302g.


good question if someone ever figures it out. they are solid bed rims so no spoke holes. (how much weight is that?)

f/r are approx 675/840

i have another pair from them but in 50mm depth with cx ray and dt240 straight pull.... whole wheelset comes a few grams lighter (~1500 total)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:02 am 
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Beautiful bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:37 am 
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Wow the color is absolutely stunning, but why you lef the vertical tube unpainted? I don't like very much...I would have painted like "tigerstripes" or something similar.
then, from a stylish POW, I suggest to remove the ultegra label (I know it's difficoult) becouse the light shimano gray is a perfect combination with the color of the frame.

Nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:24 am 
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The unpainted seat tube looks like the seat post. Creating the illusion they are made from one piece. Very nice!


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