lwk wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:35 pm
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:39 am
Rone69 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:16 pm
Hi to all,
I'm happy to introduce you my new chinese bike, it's a Fasterway Classic frame, with Ican FL40 wheelset, yesterday I rode the bike for the first time, I'm so happy, the frame is more reactive and more comfortable than my Fondriest R20, the direct mount are an advantage not trascurable .
Fasterway Classic(seatpost included)
Ican FL40 No Logo
Ultegra R8000 (direct mount brakes)
Selle Italia Superflow lL3
speed cadence sensor:
(without bottles and smartphone)
Hey, I just received the same frame today (Fasterway Classic).
I have immediately hit an issue. While trying to figure out how the unconventional seatpost clamp works, I was loosening a bolt when the suddenly the black metal piece attached to the bolt fell into my frame.
I can't find that piece now, so only the bolt is exposed. It must be stuck somewhere in the frame, although there is no rattle, so either it is lodged tightly into the frame, or it is actually somewhere in my basement (I have looked everywhere). This seat clamp design is extremely frustrating and stupid in my mind. There is also a second bolt inside that frame that seems to have no way to be tightened or loosened.
This is what the inner seat tube looks like now, with just the bolt exposed. Can you confirm that I am not crazy for thinking there should be a piece there? There is no sign of it anywhere. Thanks.
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I’ve got the same frameset. Agree not the best seatpost binder. Shine a light down the seatpost and see if the part is not wedged somehow......
Ive done everything I can to try to find that little piece, but no luck. It’s either lodged inside the frame (I’ve tried rigerously shaking and banging it, and there’s been 0 rattle), or somewhere in my basement (I’ve spent hours searching).
I’m convinced the part was not assembled properly because according to the factor o2 manual (https://kkkmz1bvid91wdxso30na23y-wpengi ... al_v16.pdf
), which uses basically the same wedge, there piece that fell out should have been bolted to the inner piece, and the entire wedge should be removable. Instead, the wedge was glued into the frame and the little piece was dangling onto the bolt, which fell off as soon as I applied a bit of pressure to the bigger bolt.
In any case, I cannot use this frame unless that tiny part is replaced. The seller on AliExpress (yiqunsporttrade) has stopped responding to my messages asking for a replacement part, and I’ve spent the entire second half of my day scouring my basement for it. I’ll give him some more time to respond, but beyond that I’m not sure what other options I have other than to try to return the frame.