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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:00 pm 

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 1:36 pm
Posts: 10
Hi everybody, i'm French and new over here. After seeing a lot of beautiful bikes here, i'm presenting mine.
This is my bike, bought from Deng-Fu ( Taiwan ). Model is FM-028, size 50, with personnal painting.

Frame and forck : FM-028 size 50
Seatpost Clamp : Chinese
Headset + expander : Chinese
Stem : Ritchey WCS 4 axis 90mm
Handlebar : Ritchey WCS Logic 2 40mm
Shifters : Sram Red 2011
Saddle : unknown without foam and covered with vinyle ( around 170 gr )
Seatpost : Chinese
Brakes : CNC alu brakes ( same as Titans etc... )
Bottom Bracket : Hope Steel
Crank : Most compact ( same as FSA pro team issue )
Chainring : Most on the pictures, now Stronglight CT² Bio-Concept 50/34
Pedals : Speedplay Cr-Mo
Front Derailleur : Sram Force
Chains: KMC x10
Rear Derailleur : Sram Force
Wheels : Novatec X-perti W1 38mm
casssette :Campy Record 11/25
Front Tire : Vittoria Corsa Evo CX 320 tpi
Rear Tire : Vittoria Corsa Evo SC
Housing and cables : Campy
Bottle Cage : Chinese
Bartape : Lizard Skins

Since theses photos, I've change chainring and the saddle is now horizontal.
I do not know the exact weight, but it should be sub6.8 kg.



PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:54 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Posts: 3664
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
Very well done. I like that paint.


Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:42 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:25 am
Posts: 1273
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
I am pleased you have adjusted the angle of your saddle. Horizontal is a good starting point, but a very slight angle either + or - suit some riders better.

I also have a 50cm FM028, but with the ISP. They are actually made by a company on the Chinese mainland called Greatkeen - Deng-Fu is, I believe, a re-seller.

I like your build, but how does the Campag cassette work with a SRAM rear mech? I guess you know that the spacing of Campag is different from Far East Shim-RAM?

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:50 pm 

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 1:36 pm
Posts: 10
I knew Campy and Sram/Shim had not the same spacing, but I tried first and there is no real problem. That's not perfect, but it's ok.

I've heard about Greatkeen, but I do not really know who's the producer and who's the seller...

I'll try some other angle for the saddle to find the one which fits me perfectly ;)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:08 pm 

Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 8:33 pm
Posts: 112
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Your custom paint really makes it look very much like a Trek Madone.

Long live the horizontal top tube, standard crankset, and Italian threaded bottom bracket.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:23 pm 

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:22 pm
Posts: 38
Nice job. Looks good: give us a review after a few rides!

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:21 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:22 am
Posts: 3954
Location: Lima, Peru and occasionally in the Washington DC area.

I like it - especially the interesting paint job.

May I ask why the interesting combination of components - SRAM/Campagnolo/Most?

Tell us more on how it rides and how the components work together!

Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:13 pm 

Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:25 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Pays De Galles
Nice ride. How much extra was the paint job? Is it your own design or a stock option?

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:29 pm 

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 1:36 pm
Posts: 10
Hi everyone :)

The paintjob is a personnal design, inspired by Scott ( CR1 and R1 ). It cost to me 75 USD.

My first aim was to have a bike enough light for my humble level.
The first build was with Campa Record 2008 and Centaur. That's why I've got a Record 11-25 casette. For the crank, it's all about the price.

Then, I turned to Sram Red/Force. I will send this summer my rear wheel to someone who will check the pressure in the rays and change the body to a Sram one.

My sensations :
After riding this bike with Mavic Ksyrium Elite ( Conti GP 4000S and Michelin Latex inner-tube ), my feelings were good, confortable, reactive... Then I had the carbon wheels, and I've learnt what reactive really meant :mrgreen: The bike became less confortable, but every time I pushed on the pedals, I had the feeling that it was for advance, and not to make the wheels turn ...
To conclude, this bike has no bad sides to me. It have the behavior that I wanted it to have ;)

The saddle orientation is now better ;)

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 5:52 pm 

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:04 pm
Posts: 326
Nice build!

I like the color and the finish. How are the wheels holding up?

Ride it like you stole it

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:38 pm 

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 1:36 pm
Posts: 10
Nothing special about the wheels, everything is still ok after ~1500 km. ( My weight : 61 kg )

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:08 am 

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 8140
Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, California
Bienvenue! :welcome:

Nice ride.

Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

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