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    kuotabike,

    that's a very nicely detailed original scheme there !

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    Thanks I'm pleased someeone likes it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuotabike View Post
    Thanks I'm pleased someeone likes it
    Your bike looks great!

    I'm looking at picking up a frame and wheels from HongFu, so I totally support the direct frame selling. I'll politely agree (in the most tactful way) with the sentiment that having brand name decals on it is lame, a definite faux pas. I think the Chinarello stickers are hilarious, but to go as far as branding one of these...

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    got mine from hongfu they were very helpful. i think having something unique is better than having off the shelf bike as its out of date in a year.

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    *snip*
    Last edited by svard75; 08-03-2011 at 02:28 AM.

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    Looks very nice mate enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuotabike View Post
    Looks very nice mate enjoy it!
    Thanks. Once the decals are on it'll look nicer I hope

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    crawf and koutabike...

    what size aero wheels are on your bikes? 38mm, 50mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanymph View Post
    crawf and koutabike...

    what size aero wheels are on your bikes? 38mm, 50mm?

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    50mm on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBatsch View Post
    Interesting debate here and I'm new here. Surprised to see people jumping on others for their comments. I must admit, I had the same reaction...shocked that people would actually fake well known products with cheap Chinese knock-offs. Says more about their insecurities regarding what others think then their love for cycling IMO....but I'm new here.....

    That said, Turbogrover, I kind of liked your approach as it was original and not a lie....your comment above...not so much! I thought everyone is entitled to their views and the title of the thread was not "Show Your Chinese Knock-off".

    Flame on.....
    Condemning, berating and criticizing people you don't know, for something they obviously take pride in, isn't considered an "entitlement". It's just rude. If you want to be rude, then start another thread about how much you dislike Chinese carbon bikes, and I promise not to reply to it. My reply to him wasn't insulting, but merely a statement. I didn't start the conversation with insults.
    Seems like there's always a guy ready to piss in someone elses corn flakes for no good reason. It accomplishes nothing positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanymph View Post
    crawf and koutabike...

    what size aero wheels are on your bikes? 38mm, 50mm?

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    50 on the black frame, 38 on the white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbogrover View Post
    Condemning, berating and criticizing people you don't know, for something they obviously take pride in, isn't considered an "entitlement". It's just rude. If you want to be rude, then start another thread about how much you dislike Chinese carbon bikes, and I promise not to reply to it. My reply to him wasn't insulting, but merely a statement. I didn't start the conversation with insults.
    Seems like there's always a guy ready to piss in someone elses corn flakes for no good reason. It accomplishes nothing positive.
    That would be Corn Flakes unless those are a knock off too....
    Embrace the fact that everyone on these forums has their own unique desires, needs, experiences and environment so what works for you may not work for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus_XXIV View Post
    That would be Corn Flakes unless those are a knock off too....
    Rep for you sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus_XXIV View Post
    That would be Corn Flakes unless those are a knock off too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by plh1964 View Post
    50mm on mine
    38mm on mine took then off as the brakes are rubbish

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    SRAM Force groupset and Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels

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    *snip*
    Last edited by svard75; 08-04-2011 at 01:06 AM.

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    Thumbs up 3K 56cm frame and forks

    FYI
    Had this frame fork combo since March and it's superb!

    Purchased from bicycle_999 / e_baygoods on eBay paid $390 inc post to Australia.

    Fat down tube meets at an equally massive BB; there's heaps of fabric in this frame.

    Neco headset leads into a 3T 90mm stem holding a 440mm set of no-name ergo bars (also carbon...also from e_baygoods). The bars are stiffer than the 3T alloys they replaced. I was sceptical but they are better; no flex while climbing under stress.

    Ultegra brakes / gears, FSA Team Issue Carbon Pro 175mm cranks with an el cheapo $25AUS sq taper 110mm Shimano BB (which is silent and smooth). Carbon seat post with a BBB titanium rail seat.

    R500 Shimano wheels take the daily grind well; the spokes are still tight after 2 yrs commuting rain or shine.

    It's been totally reliable and stiff with no annoying ticks or rattles.

    If I had to suggest any improvements, cable routing would be nice and I'd like a longer stem tube so I could lose the carbon spacers and run the stem at a flatter angle.

    Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    indeed they are the same molds as Treks / Pinarellos / Cervelos but they are indeed counterfeits
    The fm028 stickered to be a trek, not sure what frame the "cervelo" is, and of course the pina are in one form or another counterfeiting however from what I understand only the pina is from a copy mold. If this is not the case I'd like to know which frame the FM015 and FM028 come from.
    You get all the sleep you need when you are dead

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    Is it possible to have the moderator come in and clean out all of the posts that are not pictures? Or at least the ones that are not questions about a specific bike?

    This is a thread for pictures not about debating the merits of a Chinese bike or an obvious copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend76 View Post

    SRAM Force groupset and Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels
    This things a beaut! Did you paint it yourself or order it that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by svard75 View Post
    This things a beaut! Did you paint it yourself or order it that way?
    Thanks. I got it painted at HongFu for 55. I was playing around with different ideas (eg. gray frame, dark yellow fork), but ran out of time and went with white as a compromise since I really wanted the bike to be ready for the summer. Looking back I should have probably left it bare as I don't have the patience to clean the frame after every ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend76 View Post
    Thanks. I got it painted at HongFu for 55. I was playing around with different ideas (eg. gray frame, dark yellow fork), but ran out of time and went with white as a compromise since I really wanted the bike to be ready for the summer. Looking back I should have probably left it bare as I don't have the patience to clean the frame after every ride.
    Good point about the colour and keeping it clean. Do you ride it during any weather conditions? I have a training bike which I also use as a daily commuter and I use that in bad weather even in rain. Am I crazy?

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    Finally got the chance to upload all of my pictures.

    Build Photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...57324889482577
    Completed Photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...57329767968929
    (sorry if the bike is a tiny bit dirty, but I had just gotten off of it)

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    Frame: 		FM015 Frame and Fork (from Carbonzone)	
    Headset: 	Neco Headset and Top Cap (May swap to Specialized Carbon Steerer Plug and nix spacers above stem)
    Spacers:	M Part Splined Alloy (Currently 5mm under and 10mm over stem)
    Stem: 		Pro PLT Alloy 130mm x 10degree
    Handlebars: 	FSA Wing Pro Compact
    Bar Tape:	Fizik Microtex
    Seatmast	Tune Cappy 38.35mm w/ Aluminum Flashing Shim
    Saddle:		Toupe 143 Expert
    Wheels:		Reynolds Assault Clinchers
    Rim Tape:	Veloplugs
    Pads:		Reynolds Blue Carbon
    Skewers:	Reynolds Alloy
    Shifters:	Sram Red
    Brakes:		Sram Red
    Crankset:	Sram Red BB30 53/39
    Bottom Bracket:	Sram BB30 Bearings
    RD		Sram Red
    Cassette	Ultegra 12-25 and 11-23
    FD:		Dura Ace 7900
    FD Clamp:	Parlee Carbon Braze-on Clamp 34.9mm
    Chain Catcher:	Speedpark Braze On (K-Edge Copy)
    Chain:		KMC SL	
    Tires:		Conti 4000s 23mm
    Tubes:		Vredestein 80mm
    Bottle Cages:	Ebay Carbon Cages
    Pedals:		Keo Carbon Blade Cromo 16Nm
    Computer:	Edge 500
    
    Total Weight: 	6.98kg/15.39lbs (pedals and all)
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    major kudos on the paint job

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