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 Post subject: FM069SL
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:12 pm 
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Here is my open mold build, with a nod to being budget friendly and saving weight where I can.



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That's frame with plastic liners for running cables and rear hanger included. I was pretty impressed with the weight.

Uncut fork; unfortunately forgot to weigh it after it was trimmed
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Here is what it looks now, a little dusty as I detoured onto a rail trail couple days ago during a ride

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Build list
Frameset: HongFu FM069SL 56 BSA
Seatpost: HongFu
Headset: Neco
Tires: GP4000S on the front, Grand Prix on the back; both 25mm
Tubes: Vredestein latex, also running veloplugs
Wheels: Campagnolo Khamsin
Skewers: KCNC Ti
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 175, standard
Pedals: Time Xpresso 2
BB: Campagnolo Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce 13-26
Chain: KMC 10L
Front Dérailleur: Campagnolo Veloce
Rear Dérailleur: Campagnolo Veloce
Brakes: Ciamillo Zero Gravity
Seatpost clamp: J&L Titanium
Saddle: San Marco Regale Xsilite rails
Stem: Deda zero100 130mm
Top cap and bolt: Fibrelyte
Bars: Hylix 420mm
Shifters: Campagnolo Veloce

Weight: 7.16kg

You might be thinking why Veloce? I've been on Shimano since I started cycling 4 years ago. After a 5 month hiatus this winter without a road bike, I decided to try Campagnolo. Buget was top priority at the time so Veloce it was, especially since the cost of Chorus cassettes kind of made me cringe. Almost 2000mi later on Campy and I'm really in love. Next upgrade will be to full record 11 and some 38mm tubulars from Farsports. I think for a budget build (all in, under $1500 I believe), this is a respectable weight.


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:49 pm 
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nice build, I like it. Love the look of that frame.


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:08 pm 
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Yes....that is really nice. The frame looks great, and the Campy is perfect. I would love to get my feet wet with some Campy bits on my ride....this might have just put me over the edge! :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:24 am 
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Hey, couple of questions if you don't mind me asking since I'm pretty keen on getting one of these.

How much clearance do you have with 25c tyres?

How much of a pain was the internal cabling, any more than usual?


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:03 am 
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Thanks for the comments everyone!

btompkins0112 wrote:
Yes....that is really nice. The frame looks great, and the Campy is perfect. I would love to get my feet wet with some Campy bits on my ride....this might have just put me over the edge! :beerchug:


Glad to get someone else to jump on the campy train :beerchug:

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Hey, couple of questions if you don't mind me asking since I'm pretty keen on getting one of these.

How much clearance do you have with 25c tyres?

How much of a pain was the internal cabling, any more than usual?


I see a ton of clearance in the rear, 3-4mm left/right, a little less on top. The front there's less, but it's the same fork as from the 066SL and weenies have reported no problems fitting up to 29mm tires (Challenge parigi roubaix).

I've never done internal cables before this and ended up doing it 3 (!!!) times because of various errors on my part. With the liners in, it was pretty easy.


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:51 am 
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Thanks for the response, was curious as my tyre of choice (Michelin Pro 4 25c) tends to run a bit wider than most, but seems like there'd still be room for it. Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:32 am 
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Very stealthy looking! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:42 am 
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Report back after you've put in some miles pls


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:29 pm 
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Nice build. I am too using the open mold frame and great to see you are building it too. I am targeting at the weight of 6.8kg or below.


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:18 am 
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amey wrote:
Report back after you've put in some miles pls


I have around 1500 miles on the bike so far and it's really great. Much stiffer than my old CR1; a tad too stiff in the front, but carbon bars took care of that. It looks great to boot!

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Nice build. I am too using the open mold frame and great to see you are building it too. I am targeting at the weight of 6.8kg or below.


Which one did you choose?

I just picked up a Selle Italia Turbomatic to try out, but it weighs the same as the Regale. Maybe next time I'll go with some fluro yellow bar tape for a little fun.


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:27 am 
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Mine is from different vendor, R-016.


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 Post subject: Re: FM069SL
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:10 am 
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that is some drop


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