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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:51 am 
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That's a great looking bike !


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:48 am 
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Slcbrandon, could you tell me where you bought those bottle cages? I can't seem to find any place to buy them..


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:06 pm 
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trychle wrote:
Slcbrandon, could you tell me where you bought those bottle cages? I can't seem to find any place to buy them..



PM me, my brother has quite a few of them and I can get you his contact information.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Does anyone know if wheels mfg do a dropout to fit this frame, and if so which one? If not anywhere I can get them aftermarket in the UK?

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:07 pm 
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I don't, but when you order through Velobuild there's a check box for extra dropouts.
They're cheap that way.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:30 pm 
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I'm not buying from velobuild, but that may be a possibility to order extra from source, no doubt it will be the cheapest way, if not the most convenient. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Just a datapoint. Rec'd my 50cm SL frame from Hongfu gand have it built w/ DA7800. Haven't weighed the complete bike yet, but the frame itself came in at a respectable 836g and the fork at 359g. The seatpost was a bit porky at around 230, will probably find something lighter, have a Bold Ti one but am hesitant to use it on an all black bike.

Build was no drama, frame finish is pretty nice. Internal cable routing a typical pain, not looking forward to replacement.

Also purchased the integrated bar and stem, unfortunately forgot to weigh it.

Wait was around a month, but that was mostly due to the bars, supposedly.

Will ride it today and report back.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:08 pm 
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A quick question for any owners of this frame: has anyone fitted a set of Hed Stinger 6's in this bike, or alternatively could someone put a set of calipers to the fork and chainstays in the area of the brake track? I'm considering picking up one of these frames, but I need to make sure that a 28mm wide rim can fit in there. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 pm 
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@glepore though a bit late now, you should use a cable set with a line such as gore -it makes future maintenance much easier.

@jwts not tried a hed, but did try a 404fc(wide rim) and a campy neutron (wide spoke angle), both were fine with a 6700 caliper. Used a 25c gp4000 clincher for the zipp check.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:03 am 
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I used jagwire-nice kit complete w/ ferrules, endcaps etc. Issue isn't with the housing, its having to remove the frame caps and then grab the cable with a hemostat or something, particularly a pain at the bb area, as replace one derailleur cable means removing both.

Just rode the bike. Initial impressions are that the back end is uber comfortable-very compliant for how "sporty" the bike handles. The front end is very stiff, maybe a bit much in comparison to the rear. The steering is very quick, whether its too quick is a matter of taste. Didn't descend with it, so not sure how surefooted it is. It does accelerate noticeably quickly, particularly up little power rises.

It seems like quite a bargain for what it is, but time will tell.

I'll try to remember to check clearances tonight when I adjust the fit-I've got some that are 25mm on the way, so yeah, I guess I should check.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:14 am 
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I used an old spoke to grab the cables through the access ports. Doesn't seem that difficult. I think you can keep both der cables in the frame when replacing one, just loosen the other to get some slack so you can remove the plate.

I concur with your comments on the ride. The steering is slightly slower than my Cervelo R3SL. It descends fine but I seem to be ok with a wide range of handling on descents. I thought my Vitus 979 was fine too, just don't make any sudden moves.

You might want to put some padding on the rear brake cable inside the frame. I didn't and mine rattles on the frame. I need to remove it and add some rubber donuts or similar.

There's a good amount of tire clearance on the frame.

Has anyone mounted a Quark on a BB30 one of these yet? Where'd you put the magnet?


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:20 am 
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No I mean a kit with a liner that runs from the first cable stop to the mech, so future inner replacements slide straight through.


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:25 am 
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I've got a Quarq on mine. I put the magnet just under the bottom bracket area, glued with a little epoxy glue.

I used to have it on the chain stay near the bottom bracket, but clearance was pretty tight in there, and it eventually fell off.

Check my intro thread here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=113843


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 Post subject: Re: FM-066 SL frame
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:25 am 
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JWTS- about 40mm at the bottom of the brake track, front and rear.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:47 am 
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Thanks for the responses on the frame width and wheel fittings. The Hed 6's are just a touch wider than the Zipp FC's, and 40mm sounds like plenty of room.


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