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#881 Natural Defender

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:51

I know Hope are good, but they sound like fishing reels

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:24

View PostGooftroop, on 09 September 2013 - 07:24 , said:

Hi All,  I have just come across this chines thread of you all.  Some really cool bike build here and I am itching to build a carbon MTB my self.  Just one question,  how does the payment work with Dengfu-Bike & Hongfu-Bikes work.  I see Flyxxii is fairly simple via Paypal.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:59

My frame is having the clear coat applied and should be on it's way to Josie early next week.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:29

So this post is a few months in the making...

After many nights of online research with alot of direction from this thread, I decided to take the plunge and order my first China Carbon!

I narrowed down my options to the FM098 and FM066 SL (most popular road frames it seems) I then came across the below review on Velobuild which threw a bit of a spanner in the works...

http://www.velobuild...zr-002-compared

I contacted Zhongwei and their fast replies and competitive quotes persuaded me to go for the Z-CB-R-002 with a custom paint job and a few added carbon bits and pieces(intergrated handlebar/stem, seatpost and some bottlecages)

Today I received confirmation from Zhongwei that my frame is ready for shipment! They sent me a few pre-shipment pics. I thought I'd share

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So now the wait! Expecting the frame within the next 2 weeks - China Post
Still need a groupset and some wheels for the build.

Been looking at set of 50mm carbon clinchers from DengFu any of you landed a set or advise on alternatives? Budget looking pretty tight if I want to get a half decent groupo on.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:38

Very nice frame, love the white on black!

Any indication on ball park figures for the frame please?
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:42

View PostHairy, on 11 September 2013 - 01:38 , said:

Very nice frame, love the white on black!

Any indication on ball park figures for the frame please?

http://www.made-in-c...-CB-R-002-.html

http://uis-carbon.en...rbon_frame.html

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:17

View PostHairy, on 11 September 2013 - 01:38 , said:

Very nice frame, love the white on black!

Any indication on ball park figures for the frame please?
Haha Hairy you keen? Don't think you 'd be able to slap a 150mm fork on that and take it on a SSM ride..

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:03

View PostLOOK695, on 07 September 2013 - 07:45 , said:

Like the stealth look of this TT bike
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Similar to what Planet X are selling

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:10

Hi all ,any body here try a Hylix 29" fork I see the selling them on eBay for R1600. Not sure if I should go this route or just dig deep into the pocket and go for a Niner or X lite

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:52

Hi,

I'm looking at purchasing a 29er Dual Sus Frame from one of the suppliers. I don't see many in this thread, more HT builds. Has anyone built these up and what are your opinions on them?

I saw quite a few of them on the Trans Baviaans.

Thanks

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:18

View PostFire Engine, on 15 September 2013 - 07:10 , said:

Hi all ,any body here try a Hylix 29" fork I see the selling them on eBay for R1600. Not sure if I should go this route or just dig deep into the pocket and go for a Niner or X lite

http://www.thehubsa....9er-components/

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:32

Awesome JJack. Please let us know how she rides!

I've been looking at some 50mm clinchers aswell, but I found the Dengfu ones are quite heavy (they emailed me something like 1600g) but pretty cheap at like 400 dollars or so.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:05

I've just finished my bike and took it for it's first ride over the weekend. Everything is great from handling, stiffness, comfort etc. Then my seatpost started to slowly slide down. Tightened it but still sliding. Eventually I stripped the seatpost clamp. Can anybody give me some advice on how to fix this issue.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:18

View PostBroker, on 17 September 2013 - 08:05 , said:

I've just finished my bike and took it for it's first ride over the weekend. Everything is great from handling, stiffness, comfort etc. Then my seatpost started to slowly slide down. Tightened it but still sliding. Eventually I stripped the seatpost clamp. Can anybody give me some advice on how to fix this issue.

Was it the right size seapost clamp?  Else try a seatpost shim
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:23

View PostBroker, on 17 September 2013 - 08:05 , said:

I've just finished my bike and took it for it's first ride over the weekend. Everything is great from handling, stiffness, comfort etc. Then my seatpost started to slowly slide down. Tightened it but still sliding. Eventually I stripped the seatpost clamp. Can anybody give me some advice on how to fix this issue.

Put some carbon paste on the seatpost before inserting into the seat tube. Works like a bomb!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:25

View PostHennie VR, on 17 September 2013 - 08:23 , said:

Put some carbon paste on the seatpost before inserting into the seat tube. Works like a bomb!

This is what I use:
http://www.tacx.com/...sembly-compound