Hongfu FM-066/Chinese open mould frame thread

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by weeni

phlip wrote:I just discovered the HF-FM296 on HongFu's website. HongFu quotes me 435 USD for it, while they ask for 660 USD for both the HF-FM066 and HF-FM069. Why is the price so significantly less for the HF-FM296? Is the HF-FM296 really a new 2014 model?


This is new member weeni here. but as a secret, i know other chinese supplier offer FM066 frameset 600usd/set, it is for frame, fork, seatpost.
All chinese FM066-SL are same frame from Feibo factory, you can get the best price.

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ChiZ01 wrote:i think it uses lower grade carbon


the factory change the old frame FM-015 into new frame FM-296, the new feature is with all inner cables, and a little lighter.
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by Nicos

I'm sold on the higher grade carbon fiber, but I wish there would be more choices and especially something shaped like a propel for example... :)
Maybe if I wait long enough it will happen...

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Does anyone have the weight of an FM069SL in 53 frame and fork?

While I wait for an estimate on frame repair after extensive damage, I'm considering my options... while I absolutely *LOVE* my current frame and it rides like no other - but possibly too stiff actually - if there is an opportunity to go lighter with a wash in cost, it may be worth considering.
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weeni wrote:
ChiZ01 wrote:i think it uses lower grade carbon


the factory change the old frame FM-015 into new frame FM-296, the new feature is with all inner cables, and a little lighter.


What does make you think it's a development of the FM015? There's absolutely nothing that remind of it.

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micky wrote:
weeni wrote:
ChiZ01 wrote:i think it uses lower grade carbon


the factory change the old frame FM-015 into new frame FM-296, the new feature is with all inner cables, and a little lighter.


What does make you think it's a development of the FM015? There's absolutely nothing that remind of it.


i asked chinese other supplier, then they told me.
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by Bonefish

prendrefeu wrote:Does anyone have the weight of an FM069SL in 53 frame and fork?

While I wait for an estimate on frame repair after extensive damage, I'm considering my options... while I absolutely *LOVE* my current frame and it rides like no other - but possibly too stiff actually - if there is an opportunity to go lighter with a wash in cost, it may be worth considering.




i was told 869g by Cherry at hongfu

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by maxxevv

That 896g would most definitely exclude the fork. They are typically in the 360-380g range.
If included, the frame would be in the 530+g range !

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Thanks Bonefish & maxxevv. It isn't quite light enough to justify a wash, but worth the thought. I'm considering other options too. :twisted:
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by Pivens

Here is mine. It's a 45cm IP066 SL, (the same as FM066 SL) the frame weighs exactly 850g, and the bike, as pictured, weighs in at ~6.7 kg.
The build is still not definitive though, as non matching yellow housings will go in favour of black or matching highlight yellow housings.
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by Bonefish

maxxevv wrote:That 896g would most definitely exclude the fork. They are typically in the 360-380g range.
If included, the frame would be in the 530+g range !


Sorry. Yes the 869 was the frame only.

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Here are surprising news about the frame.
I has 32c spare tyres at home for my future cyclocross bike project, and I wanted to try them on my FM066SL.

It fits!
It really fits!

I am so surprised that this frame can accept that wide tyres.

I measured front wheel 30mm and rear 29. Rear works perfect. There is a bit rub on front, but it is because my front wheels is not true.
I believe if I change my rear and front tyre, they will fit perfect. (29mm on front and 30mm at rear)

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(I know saddle angle is wrong, I will change it. Also there is no cassette on wheels, since I don't use them...)

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by hernluis

any body have issues installing an ultegra double 6800 derailleur. ive heard some issues with other dengfu frames that the spring hits the frame.

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Bonefish wrote:
maxxevv wrote:That 896g would most definitely exclude the fork. They are typically in the 360-380g range.
If included, the frame would be in the 530+g range !


Sorry. Yes the 869 was the frame only.


In fact, FM-066-SL and FM069 with nearly same weight, just different frame model/shape.
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My size 50 FM069 frame was 880g
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