after riding a FM098 for 3 seasons putting lots of km on it without any major issues, including climbs, rough roads, some amateur races including one or two crashes that didn't bother the frame at all, I decided to exchange the frame on my second bike for something stiffer and lighter - a FM069 frame. Before ordering a FM069 I would like to hear more opinions of people that build one and raced it/rode it for several thousand miles/km.
For instance, there was this report of "squishy" tubes, see below. Anyone having the same feeling?? I never encountered that on any carbon frame.
For the other 069-owners out there, I was sqeezing the top and downtube today and i feel like they "squish" together quite a bit. When I sat on the bike for testing, it felt solid as a rock. Are your tubes the same way and what about other carbon frames? Ive only had one differen carbon frame, and that is a quite heavy and feels pretty thick. Its squishes together, but not as much.
Any issues with the head tube and fork? I have to tighten the headset of my FM098 quite a bit to remove all play of the fork compared to my 2nd bike from a big manufacturer. Like when you hold the front brake and push the bike forward, there should be no play between the fork and the head tube. I never checked whether its the Neeco headset or a general problem of the headtube-fork combination of the FM098.
There was a report about an Ultegra front derailleur issue. I currently run a Chorus front derailleur with a Rotor 3D+ P2M, anyone got some experience with this combination on the FM069?