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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:30 am 
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Congrats. You will be happy I'm sure.
Hope the price has dropped since I think the price on the 69 is a bit pricy considering vat and custom prices.
Wouldn't you save a lot buying the wheels together with the frame?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:02 pm 
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i actually went with the 066 coz i think it looks loads better than the 069, cheaper too. I'm from the US as well so VAT is not an issue. they put the package value 5x below the actual to avoid excess customs/tax charges as well, much to my surprise.

i probably could have saved a few bones ordering the rims with the frame, but i simply didn't have the funds. i would've had to forego buying the 105 gearset and then id be stuck with a clapped out 9speed 5500 gear set ... no thanks.

they quoted me something like 250usd + shipping for the rims which isn't bad at all imo, the savings would have been minimal ordering it all together


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Nice one dogg, will look forward to watching the build :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:47 pm 
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That's got damn cheap. Unfortunately we have to pay a lot in vat etc.
good luck


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:41 pm 
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thanks guys, if all goes as planned i should be getting the frameset and remaining components in the next two weeks. will post up a build thread once things start to arrive


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:50 pm 
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Here you go guys… full write up in the gallery
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:56 pm 
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OMFG a beauty. Is the red inside of the fork a decal?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:20 am 
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I was wondering the same on the red inside the fork. The bike looks great. Congratulations.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:06 am 
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Hey Sean, the bike looks great!! Very nice job.

I have two waiting to be built. I'll be building one with Force 22 and the other with Red 22.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:29 am 
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Thanks gents, it is paint.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:41 pm 
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dogg, if you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for the Hongfu frame ? Thanks and hope you are enjoying your weather this AM. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:01 pm 
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I am interested to build up a FM-066,too.
Like totoboa I am interested to have a price info.
AFAIK there is no pricing on their website and you can only guess by checking their page on alibaba because there is an approx price related to pcs you buy.
Thanks in advance.
PM also accepted ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Thanks for the PM.
If information received is true then HongFu has raised their frame prices for approx USD.200.- within two years.
This indeed is a lot.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Being open about the prices helps us all. Paid 725 usd for at fm066sl shipped 1 year ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:25 am 
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^ mine was basically the same, 630 + 85 shipping + 4.5% paypal fees and another 15 for the headset. i think the normal weight model was 560 0r 580

$USD prices

as for the raise in prices ... supply and demand me thinks. their frames are still a phenomenal deal imo


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