FM058 Cyclocross build

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liam7020
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by liam7020

I haven’t ridden cross for a few years now but thought I might give it another lash in 2011-12. Apart from the TRP cantis and the Fibre-Lyte chainring, this machine was put together with a budget in mind mostly using ebay plus bits from my "stash" and I must say I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. The frame is a FM058 from Chinese ebay seller Carbonzone and the bike weighs 7.67kgs (16.9lbs) as pictured. Decided to go the clincher route since I don’t ride that many races and to be honest tubs would probably make little difference to my back-of-pack performances! I built the wheels myself using Rotaz hubs, again bought on ebay from a Chinese seller. Some photos and build list below:


Frame: FM058 1224
Fork: FM058 429
Headset: FSA Orbit C CX 131
Headset spacers: FSA 20
Rims: IRD Cadence Aero 931
Hubs: Rotaz 292
Skewers: One23 titanium 44
Spokes & nipples: Sapim Race 301
Rim tapes: Contiental 36
Tyres: Challenge Grifo 711
Tubes: Schwalbe 207
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR XP 176
Seatpin: Carbon 198
Handlebars: Deda Zero 100 266
Handlebar stem: Syntace 114
Handlebar tape: Lizard Skins Race 50
Shift levers: SRAM Rival 328
Brake calipers: TRP Euro X 287
Cable set: SRAM/Gore 182
Rear gear: SRAM Force 173
Front gear: SRAM Force 87
Front gear clamp: Shimano 30
Top pull adapter: Speen Umlenker 7
Crankset: SRAM Force 547
Chainring: SRAM Force/Fibre-Lyte 66
Bottom bracket: SRAM Force 119
Chain: KMC 10SL 225
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 196
Pedals: Wellgo W01 297
TOTAL 7674

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by ciclistarapdio

Really a great great build!
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by Frankie - B

Great build. It was worth tweeting about! :thumbup:
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by Guy

Wow. A very nice build and great photos - is that your own studio?

Have you ridden the bike in anger yet? Where are the stickers from?

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by liam7020

Guy wrote:Wow. A very nice build and great photos - is that your own studio?

Have you ridden the bike in anger yet? Where are the stickers from?


Thanks Guy - in a former life I worked as a snapper so I still have most of the gear! Had a bit of a run on the bike yesterday and it performed really well, unlike my legs... Have a bit of a head cold at present but if I can shake it off I'll try a race next Sunday.

The stickers come from a Brazilian guy called Marco Pollo who can be contacted at copollo@bol.com.br He has a blogspot where you can see many more designs but I can't remember the name. However if you root around on the RBK Chinese frame and ebay threads you'll find the blogspot is mentioned fairly frequently. The stickers are reasonably cheap, usually around $40.
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by Guy

liam7020 wrote:
Guy wrote:Wow. A very nice build and great photos - is that your own studio?

Have you ridden the bike in anger yet? Where are the stickers from?


Thanks Guy - in a former life I worked as a snapper so I still have most of the gear! Had a bit of a run on the bike yesterday and it performed really well, unlike my legs... Have a bit of a head cold at present but if I can shake it off I'll try a race next Sunday.

The stickers come from a Brazilian guy called Marco Pollo who can be contacted at copollo@bol.com.br He has a blogspot where you can see many more designs but I can't remember the name. However if you root around on the RBK Chinese frame and ebay threads you'll find the blogspot is mentioned fairly frequently. The stickers are reasonably cheap, usually around $40.


Cheers. I'm building a Chinese road frame and don't want the bare look.

I might have to investigate these cross frames too. Remember to report back after your first race.

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by prendrefeu

For the front derailleur:
Is that an up-pull edition? Or is there a wheel on the seattube that I'm not seeing?
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by jcconnox

prendrefeu-

looks like there's a top-pull adapter on the FD

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by liam7020

prendrefeu wrote:For the front derailleur:
Is that an up-pull edition? Or is there a wheel on the seattube that I'm not seeing?


No, jcconnox is correct, it's a top pull adapter called the Umlenker manufactured by the German company Speen. See speen.de This year they appear to be standard issue on all the Blue cross bikes. I've read mixed reviews on the effectiveness of the Umlenker but I've had no problems with mine thus far. At only 7g and less than 20 Euro shipped it's worth a try.
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Thanks, both of you. :thumbup:
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by bally81

Cool pix and nice bike!
Wish I had a crossbike myself :x
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by Bp13

Beautiful build!

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wilson78
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by wilson78

Thats a very handsome cross build, well done.
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by Guymk

Very Nice Build indeed. How does the bike handle? Also could you snap a photo of the chain stay clearance? I have an alu caad9x that i bought used and for next season i am looking into getting one of these. Handling and good geometry is really the most important thing for a cross bike so that is my biggest concern. I have a chinese frame for my road bike so i know that the quality is there.

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by jcrr

moved my post here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=101228

sorry- figured it would get more feedback in the cx list
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