BkrMn VB-R-077

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motorapido
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by motorapido

Fairwheels have basically done the work for you, its a Kalloy UNO7 stem with the graphics removed, an easy job with nail polish remover, and Ti bolts,
i think J&L on ebay probably do a bolt kit fir the UNO stem.

After the stem, QR skewers and the headset upgrades are probably your biggest savings. CRC do the bearings.

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Wallis
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by Wallis

MrDeia wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:23 am
My first build 8)

My Velobuild frame arrived 2 weeks ago (fast delivery in about 7 days from China -> NL).
Build it up with Ultegra and can't say anything else that i'm really happy with the result and riding! Light, stiff though comfortable and silent! Just how i wanted it to be.
As i'm living in the ultra flat low lands Holland, this is next to my BMC the bike which i will use for less nice weather riding :wink:, late evening sessions (adding lights), vacation climbing the mountains in other countries ... or just whenever i want to ride it :D

Not being a diehard WW :wink: , i'm very curious on how to shave off a bit of weight without spending a lot of money. Any hints are welcome :thumbup:
What comes in my mind:
- replacing the cheap innertubes to Schwalbe SV20

Weight: (shown as is with all accessories and pedals): 7.35kg

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Frame: Velobuild VB-R-077 49cm (i'm 168cm)
Fork/Headset: VB-R-077 / VB Headset (noname) top:1-1/8 down: 1-1/2
Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 170mm / Shimano BSA
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra PD-6800
Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6800 / 12-25T / 50/34T / Ultegra CN-6800
Derailleurs/Shifters: Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 RD-6800 / ST-6800
Handlebars/Stem: Velobuild HB003 400mm / BMC 90mm -6°
Saddle/Seatpost: Astute Skylite Carbon rails / Velobuild UD Carbon 27.2mm
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra BR-6800
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire: DT Swiss RC 46 / DT Swiss / Continental GP4000SII 25mm with cheap innnertube
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire: DT Swiss RC 46 / DT Swiss / Continental GP4000SII 25mm with cheap innnertube

Accessories:
- Finish UD glossy carbon with neon colorcode YS793 - BBB BHT-14 Flex Ribbon Gel black handlebartape - Hidemybell Garmin frontmount - Elite Cannibal bottlecages [shortly after picture, updated to VB carbon cages] - Garmin speedsensor rear wheelhub, Garmin cadance sensor left crankarm

More pictures :D : (also some additional available @ : https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/bkrmn-vb-r-077-33872 )

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Your bike is great, thank you for pictures. What is the distance between bottom bracket to seat top?

P90Puma
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by P90Puma

Any impressions after riding it for a while?

I think I might just go with this paint scheme but in a different color (orange), it looks so good.

jasperp
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by jasperp

Hi MrDeia,
Congrats on your bike/build. Very nice!
I'm considering ordering a Hongfu frame.
Would you mind telling me how much import taxes you had to pay?
I live in Belgium but it might be smarter to have it delivered with my parents in The Netherlands..
Thanks, kind regards Jasper

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kidrob
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by kidrob

jasperp wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Hi MrDeia,
Congrats on your bike/build. Very nice!
I'm considering ordering a Hongfu frame.
Would you mind telling me how much import taxes you had to pay?
I live in Belgium but it might be smarter to have it delivered with my parents in The Netherlands..
Thanks, kind regards Jasper

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I live in Belgium, too, have received my Hongfu frame last year and payed more than double of the original costs of it for import taxes. Netherlands is deff worth it!

Where are you exactly located if I can ask? :)

jasperp
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by jasperp

kidrob wrote:
jasperp wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Hi MrDeia,
Congrats on your bike/build. Very nice!
I'm considering ordering a Hongfu frame.
Would you mind telling me how much import taxes you had to pay?
I live in Belgium but it might be smarter to have it delivered with my parents in The Netherlands..
Thanks, kind regards Jasper

Verstuurd vanaf mijn XT1635-02 met Tapatalk
I live in Belgium, too, have received my Hongfu frame last year and payed more than double of the original costs of it for import taxes. Netherlands is deff worth it!

Where are you exactly located if I can ask? :)
Wow that means the cost tripled?
Image Belgium...
It's Antwerpen by the way

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kidrob
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by kidrob

jasperp wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:21 pm
kidrob wrote:
jasperp wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Hi MrDeia,
Congrats on your bike/build. Very nice!
I'm considering ordering a Hongfu frame.
Would you mind telling me how much import taxes you had to pay?
I live in Belgium but it might be smarter to have it delivered with my parents in The Netherlands..
Thanks, kind regards Jasper

Verstuurd vanaf mijn XT1635-02 met Tapatalk
I live in Belgium, too, have received my Hongfu frame last year and payed more than double of the original costs of it for import taxes. Netherlands is deff worth it!

Where are you exactly located if I can ask? :)
Wow that means the cost tripled?
Image Belgium...
It's Antwerpen by the way

Verstuurd vanaf mijn XT1635-02 met Tapatalk
Would have to search for the bill but costs at least doubled. Can check in the evening when I get home from work. Belgium really loves their cycling.

Ah ok, too bad - Brussels here. Could have shown you my Hongfu/ride together and/or built yours or so ;)

MrDeia
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by MrDeia

Sorry for my very late response Jasper but i think it was just 50 euro of tax what i paid at my door :)

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