Hongfu FM-066/Chinese open mould frame thread

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Greatwhite7
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by Greatwhite7

All good.
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waltthizzney
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by waltthizzney

rotisusu wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:15 am
waltthizzney wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:02 am
check this out

elves VANYAR

690Grams!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 710fv1rXnP
Looks like the Workswell R-093.
http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 17/12.html
the geo is way different, not the same mould...

rotisusu
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by rotisusu

waltthizzney wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:39 am
rotisusu wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:15 am
waltthizzney wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:02 am
check this out

elves VANYAR

690Grams!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 710fv1rXnP
Looks like the Workswell R-093.
http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 17/12.html
the geo is way different, not the same mould...
Thanks for pointing that out. Didnt notice the different geo. I was looking at the workswell but they didnt come in BB30. The aliexpress is more expensive than the workswell too.

waltthizzney
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by waltthizzney

the workswell 156 has pretty aggressive geometry, although the frame is a little heavy

http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 8/150.html

Kaboom
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by Kaboom

I noticed right when I recieved the frame but I hadn't remembered till a a few hours ago...

I noticed there are the threaded holes on the bottom of the left chainstay... Anybody know what these might be for? A quick google search suggested it might be a kickstand mount but i'd find that rather surpising on a light, racy frame like these open moulds... then again with chinese manufacturing you never know...

Any clues?

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

Kaboom wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 pm
I noticed right when I recieved the frame but I hadn't remembered till a a few hours ago...

I noticed there are the threaded holes on the bottom of the left chainstay... Anybody know what these might be for? A quick google search suggested it might be a kickstand mount but i'd find that rather surpising on a light, racy frame like these open moulds... then again with chinese manufacturing you never know...

Any clues?


External di2 battery mount
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Kaboom
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by Kaboom

oooooh cool!!

Never gonna install DI2, but i might just repurpose this to mount a speed sensor...

tnkn
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by tnkn

Hi all,

Can any recommend a disc brake specific frameset that will comfortably accommodate 28mm tyres and 30 if possible?

I'm thinking about building up something to replace my Kinesis Tripster ATR. I'm not much of a gravel/CX rider and do more club rides and races.

I'd like something that feels fast but comfortable on longer club rides. I might be asking a lot but mudguard mounts would be ideal as it'll double up as my winter/commuting bike. Not a deal breaker though.

I've had a look at this: http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 9/140.html
And this: http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 5/177.html

I don't mind if it's aero or not just as long as it's not too heavy.

Thank for the advice
Dan

BiscuitHarrington
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by BiscuitHarrington

I am looking for a frame that meets this brief too. I wish that Workswell would post a picture of the 166 you linked to above, I haven't seen any built up on here either so wouldn't be overly enthused about buying on spec.

Ticlimax
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by Ticlimax

The r-093 wouldn't suit you well from what you ask. There definitely isn't room for 30mm tires, and no mudguard mounts. It might be better try out something like a Carbonda CFR505.

tnkn
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by tnkn

The 30mm wheels and mudguards are not necessarily a must.

I’ve been looking at the Focus Paralane which has room for 30s and mudguards which is why I thought there might be an open mold frameset that was similar.

As long as the frameset can accommodate wide rims with 28’s and is light and fast I’ll consider it.

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Klaster1
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by Klaster1

tnkn wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Can any recommend a disc brake specific frameset that will comfortably accommodate 28mm tyres and 30 if possible?
I've had a look at this: http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 9/140.html
Dan, I've purchased a WCB-R-093 disc fork recently and can say that it has way more clearance than my old HF-FK166. Check out the attached photos, the 25mm Schwalbe Pro One tire on a 20mm ID rim measures 28.3mm but there's still several millimeters worth of space all around it: ~2.5mm to the sides (2mm key fits, 3mm doesn't) and 5mm+ between crown and tire top. I think a the fork can accomodate anything that measures 30mm. Maybe even a fender like Crud Roadracer.
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Ticlimax
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by Ticlimax

Klaster1 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:09 am
tnkn wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Can any recommend a disc brake specific frameset that will comfortably accommodate 28mm tyres and 30 if possible?
I've had a look at this: http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ ... 9/140.html
Dan, I've purchased a WCB-R-093 disc fork recently and can say that it has way more clearance than my old HF-FK166. Check out the attached photos, the 25mm Schwalbe Pro One tire on a 20mm ID rim measures 28.3mm but there's still several millimeters worth of space all around it: ~2.5mm to the sides (2mm key fits, 3mm doesn't) and 5mm+ between crown and tire top. I think a the fork can accomodate anything that measures 30mm. Maybe even a fender like Crud Roadracer.
I wonder if your fork is a newer model compared to mine. I seem to have similar clearances with my 25mm Corsa's. Definitely wouldn't stick a 30mm tire (or even a wide 28mm tire) in there.

Ticlimax
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by Ticlimax

My r093 by the way. Don't mind showing it in the flesh :).
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tnkn
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by tnkn

Ticlimax wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:38 pm
My r093 by the way. Don't mind showing it in the flesh :).
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Nice! What’s the weight?

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