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I, for one, am very curious to hear riding/handling feedback on this particular frameset.
Feel free to ask any specific questions but it might be next week before I can reply. I'm off to Belgium this evening to ride the Tour of Flanders sportive on Saturday. I'll actually be using another Chinese frame for that ride - a FM015 again bought from Carbonzone . I used that bike in Flanders last year and it was perfect on the cobbles. So I've no complaints thus far - may be a different story on Saturday evening!
"Sometimes you don't need a plan. You just need big balls." Tom Boonen
I have to say, it's kinda crazy liam7020 is riding a 54 at his height, which probably suggests we smurf-types look carefully at sizing charts. I'm going to troll the www & see if I can find one.... (EDIT: found it, see below, and if it interests you, read up on ordering/pricing details on a recent buy here: http://www.velobuild.com/component/kunena/31-fm058-dengfu/179-fm058-group-buy?Itemid=0 )
I have a good friend who built up a 29er Chinese frame (from LT Bike)- the seatpost collar area looks to me exactly like the FM508 above. My friend couldn't be happier with the ride, and the pricepoint. He's taken a few tumbles on it too, with no issues.
For those interested, aside from the above ww topic link in the OP, you can read up more details on liam7020's rig, which are posted on roadbikereview: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/bikes-frames-forks/chinese-carbon-thread-ebay-direct-version-5-0-a-241785-165.html
A few of the frame features remind me of my Full Tilt Boogie. Six degrees of separation b/w Taiwanese-built CX frame? I think not :-)
The DT to BB sweep reminds me of the Belgian "columbus" brand CX bike, although it doesn't have the older style ladder dropouts found on the Columbus bikes
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/columbus-full ... 1e615f330a" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
AFAIK, Ridleys (x-fire, bow) have similar BB drop (57mm) on sizes for us 170cm shorties. So I guess my next question is, can anybody who's ridden a 48-50cm Ridley X-something compare the ride to frames with BB drop closer to 70mm? I know... there's a lot other measurements
http://velobuild.com/component/kunena/3 ... y?Itemid=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here is my paint proof from Lucky.
I am going to make a build thread once the order goes through that goes in detail from concept to completion with my experiences.
euan wrote:do you get a choice between BSA and BB30?
That depends on which trading company/manufacturer you order from, as DengFu and HongFu offer a choice of BSA & BB30 but I think recently Icann started also offering PF30 as a choice over BB30.
This one from Shenzen which shows TT C2C at 532.2 for a 52:http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/specialized-cross-cycle-Non-ISP-frame_1465290742.html
And this one, also from Shenzen that shows TT C2C at 517.2 for a 52 http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/d ... 14445.html
I realize that I really need to look at effective TT length but am just trying to find the frame that closest resembles a 54 TT.
Can anyone help clarify this for me?
I am addicted to carbon frames, so my Trek bike is sitting unused. It looks really cool above. I could get to love my born-again Trek again.
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