Hongfu FM-066/Chinese open mould frame thread

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jerome2710
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by jerome2710

The waiting finally paid off when I received my TM6/FM109 yesterday:

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Does anyone have some tips about routing the front brake cable? The turn from the handlebars down through the stem is extremely tight and folds the outer housing, jamming the inner cable. A photo would be really helpful!

jencvo
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by jencvo

I have Carbonda CFR396 coming in mail. Got everything waiting to fully build it next weekend, super excited about it!
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Klaster_1
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jencvo wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:25 pm
I have Carbonda CFR396 coming in mail.
That "Veter" custom decal is cute :mrgreen:

Roddy
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by Roddy

jencvo wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:25 pm
I have Carbonda CFR396 coming in mail. Got everything waiting to fully build it next weekend, super excited about it!

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Lovely frameset! It looks the it's same mold as the Hong-Fu FM169 (Attached). Do you know if it's exactly the same one? I wanted to get one from Hong-Fu but they didn't have it in my size... I had to wait 50 working days (!!!) for them to build it. At least they were honest about the lead time. What made you get it from Carbonda? Do they have good reputation/customer service?

Cheers!
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Marin
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by Marin

Different top tube

Roddy
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by Roddy

Marin wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Different top tube
Yup! You are right. And now that I look at it better the triangles don't meet at the same spot in the seat tube... I still think this is a lovely frameset.

Anyone here has one of these?

Hexsense
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by Hexsense

Had FM169 rim brake version,
I don't recommend it these days.
Built quality are good, paint is great. However, you can see in the picture how much material extend far behind bottom bracket.
Vittoria Corsa G+ 25c on wide (21mm internal width) rim doesn't even fit back there. No need to try any 28c. Continental GP Force iii 25c have about 1mm clearance each side of chain stay.

It's almost 2019, they remold the bike to fit disc brake and yet, from the picture, they still keep 23c to narrower 25c tire clearance in the back...

Roddy
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by Roddy

Hexsense wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Had FM169 rim brake version,
I don't recommend it these days.
Built quality are good, paint is great. However, you can see in the picture how much material extend far behind bottom bracket.
Vittoria Corsa G+ 25c on wide (21mm internal width) rim doesn't even fit back there. No need to try any 28c. Continental GP Force iii 25c have about 1mm clearance each side of chain stay.

It's almost 2019, they remold the bike to fit disc brake and yet, from the picture, they still keep 23c to narrower 25c tire clearance in the back...
They have a disc version now ;-)

I wouldn't buy a modern rim brake road bike in 2018 (almost 2019!). Not even under duress!


http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_produc ... 5/508.html

*EDIT*

Sorry, misread your post. You are aware that there is a disc version available. You are just quotting the tyre clearance. Thanks for the info!

maxxevv
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by maxxevv

The FM169 looks nice!

The only aversion to it for me would be the seatpost.

I have very particular preferences for saddles, so the flexibility of the seatpost in adapting to different rail and clamp types is important.
Dedicated posts with little or no options to change clamps can be quite a bummer when it comes to the crunch.

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LeDuke
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by LeDuke

maxxevv wrote:The FM169 looks nice!

The only aversion to it for me would be the seatpost.

I have very particular preferences for saddles, so the flexibility of the seatpost in adapting to different rail and clamp types is important.
Dedicated posts with little or no options to change clamps can be quite a bummer when it comes to the crunch.
I’ve owned two Chinese carbon aero-ish bikes now, and both of them have used Ritchey-style saddle rail clamps.

Ordered one set for 7x9mm on the actual Ritchey site.


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maxxevv
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by maxxevv

I had the original Ritchey carbon posts. And I swapped out the clamps for original Ritchey ones meant for Selle Italia carbon rails.

They don't work particularly well as they actually bite into the carbon rails. Not something you want.

baldy
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by baldy

jerome2710 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:23 pm
The waiting finally paid off when I received my TM6/FM109 yesterday:

Image

Does anyone have some tips about routing the front brake cable? The turn from the handlebars down through the stem is extremely tight and folds the outer housing, jamming the inner cable. A photo would be really helpful!
I used Nokon cables on mine with good enough results. Never great, but it is a TT bike.

jencvo
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by jencvo

Roddy wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:50 am
jencvo wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:25 pm
I have Carbonda CFR396 coming in mail. Got everything waiting to fully build it next weekend, super excited about it!

IMG_29112018_100327_0.png
Lovely frameset! It looks the it's same mold as the Hong-Fu FM169 (Attached). Do you know if it's exactly the same one? I wanted to get one from Hong-Fu but they didn't have it in my size... I had to wait 50 working days (!!!) for them to build it. At least they were honest about the lead time. What made you get it from Carbonda? Do they have good reputation/customer service?

Cheers!
It's not the same frameset, the seatstays are very different. I am 98% done with the build, I will post a photo when it gets light out!

jencvo
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by jencvo

There it is, the build is complete!
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73Bronco
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by 73Bronco

Looks sharp!

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