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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:47 am 
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I'll be updating this page in the next few days will more pics/actual review.

Long-time creepy dude sitting in the corner, first time poster, just dropped my new bike off at the shop to be built. I've been biking for about three years and am upgrading from a Trek 1.1 to a Madone-copy Chinese carbon frame. I am building a blog to help others who are interested in the same thing, http://www.my-chinese-carbon.posterous.com that I'm hoping to put up lots of tips on, etc.

Anywho, here's the pretty thing before she's all done!

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Shot at 2012-05-16
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Shot at 2012-05-16



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Link to weights: http://db.tt/MpE5ti2Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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 Post subject: Re: My FM028
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:40 am 
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Welcome! :welcome:
And wow, what a nice looking frame and wheels!!!! :shock:

Which groupset?? Sram Rival?

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They're great bikes for the money. Hope you enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:46 am 
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:welcome: :welcome:
good start you can get some pretty good results with that type of buils :thumbup:
Sram Red might be you best bet to keep it low, Stronglight chainrings
Jobs a good un :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:49 am 
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oops double post

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:45 pm 
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what wheels mate, look like farsports or carbonzone? Clinchers?


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Thanks for the replies,

I'm putting SRAM Rival on it, I found the entire group set for $650 so I couldn't turn it down, the bike should still be around 19 pounds.

The wheelset is from Carbonzone, 60mm clinchers with Novatech hubs. I should have a YouTube review of it all once it is back from the shop, maybe today :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Nice looking bike, what's it a copy of? Frame looks very familiar.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:29 pm 
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A madone of some sort. It's really nice and the finish looks great as well.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:39 pm 
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I like it and am playing with getting my next bike from them. Whats the finish youve specified as I like it- is it 12k mat??
Many thanks


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Sram Rival :thumbup:

Also where did you bought the frameset?
Is it size 56?
What is your sadlle height?

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:19 pm 
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majklnajt wrote:
Also where did you bought the frameset?
Is it size 56?
What is your sadlle height?


I bought the frame through Carbonzone on ebay, relatively quick communication and shipping took about 3 weeks total.
The frame is a 54cm (I'm 5'9'' and could fit on a 56cm, but feel good on my current 54cm trek)
The saddle is probably too high in that photo, I just put it on so I didn't have to carry it into the shop, but BB to saddle should be around 70cm.

ultyguy wrote:
Nice looking bike, what's it a copy of? Frame looks very familiar.

I believe it's a Madone copy from a few years ago. It has a threaded BB.

Leviathan wrote:
Whats the finish youve specified as I like it- is it 12k mat??

The finish is a matte 12k, I was really wanting a matte black but he only had matte 12k in stock and I'm glad I got it. The carbon is hard to see until you get close up and adds to the look I think.

Thanks for the comments and questions!


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 5:22 pm 
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the frame looks great, i love the matte finish! very promising, i am curiously looking forward to the finished build.
one question: what is the frame-weight?
thanks, best regards, k.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 5:55 pm 
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The frame and fork is just under 1.6 kg, here is a link to all the weights, I'll add the link to the first post, let me know if it doesn't work

http://db.tt/MpE5ti2Y


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Seems ironic you have a blog about building up a frame and yet get your LBS to do it for you.

Anyway, should build into a nice ride (I've got exactly the same F&F but with 105 as my training bike).


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