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    I got that date with Jenny at Hong-Fu.....

    I'm in Hong Kong and a friend and I have a meeting set up for tomorrow with Jenny at Hong-Fu in Shenzhen.

    I sent her an email and then called her, she said to come and have a look at their operation and so I'm going tomorrow.

    I have a FM001 and it's a bit small so thinking of a 015 and some carbon wheels.

    You got any questions for Jenny, I'm interested to see what's going on.

    Will post my findings.

    Rob
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    ummm who is Jenny ??


    FIRST !!

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    Sorry, she is the contact person for probably the biggest cheap carbon frame maker in China.

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    In case you need her number it's 867-5309.

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    nice, take pics! lol not blurry pics of the labor like their site either!

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    and a pic of jenny =) i like to see who i'm talking to! say shes famous back in the US.

    Does she offer any type of warranty for their carbon frames/wheels?

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    PIcs...lots of pics!

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    +1 on many GOOD pics

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    I want to follow this thread, too. Get an explation of what kind of headsets and bottom brackets are compatable with which of their frames.

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    Many many many many many many many pictures of their factory etc. Also, see if they are taking the sold-as-is-unbranded frames from the same lot as the frames-to-be-branded.

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    It would be very a-typical for a manufacturer to take a customer around their facility and allow picture-taking of everything. Try that anywhere I've worked, and you will be the proud ex-owner of a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Own Private Idaho
    It would be very a-typical for a manufacturer to take a customer around their facility and allow picture-taking of everything. Try that anywhere I've worked, and you will be the proud ex-owner of a camera.
    You work at a factory in China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Own Private Idaho
    It would be very a-typical for a manufacturer to take a customer around their facility and allow picture-taking of everything. Try that anywhere I've worked, and you will be the proud ex-owner of a camera.
    a typical, but thats not always the case. did u see the pinarello subforum with the man and wife inside their factory in italy? did you also see the LOOK factory tour? there are many others in the archives of this website.

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    Ask if they make framesets for any of the well known bike companies or do they just do their own thing?Also, how do they come up with their designs and geomitries?
    Is there any field testing for performance or lab testing for durability?
    What is their quality control?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Own Private Idaho
    It would be very a-typical for a manufacturer to take a customer around their facility and allow picture-taking of everything. Try that anywhere I've worked, and you will be the proud ex-owner of a camera.

    Having spent an enormous amount of my career in Asia including Taiwan, China, Korea etc working for both sporting goods and cycling companies I'd really be surprised if you are able to take photos of anything "earth shattering".
    Anything in that factory that is or could be "proprietary" will be strictly off limits I can assure you.
    Pics of "normal" daily factory life may be OK but I will tell that a camera is not usually an item Chinese factories like to see in the hands of "outsiders". Usually factories have a small "showroom" where they show examples of their capabilities and photos are sometimes allowed.

    If you're able to take pics "on the floor" it will be an eye opening experience for everyone who's ever wondered about these Chinese "carbon mills". It is quite amazing to see and even more so "live and in person".
    Each time I visited a carbon factory I was like a kid in a candy store. Enjoy your visit and good luck getting us pics of the experience.

    KRhea

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    "Yes, won't you please come in and take pictures of our counterfeiting operation?"
    Other countries need to stop hatin' or we'll unfriend them. - Christine

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    I bet "jenny" = several of the people that answer emails at hong whatever
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    Fat tire Fred....you are the bike god of the universe and unless someone agrees with your reasoning they are just plain stupid

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    "Yes, won't you please come in and take pictures of our counterfeiting operation?"
    I don't believe hoingfu counterfeits anything. They make generic knockoffs. They would be counterfeiting if they were marketing their frames as being made by major manufacturers- they aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    I bet "jenny" = several of the people that answer emails at hong whatever
    whoa, you're going pretty far out on a limb there

    of course jenny isn't one person, and is probably not even a woman (and even if it is a woman her name ain't jenny)

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    I am curious how much inventory they carry. and why some times they have frames in stock and some times they don't. Tell us all the details!!

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    if jenny is hot, grab some nudes

    of the, uh, nude...carbon...


    yea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb
    In case you need her number it's 867-5309.

    Ry Cooder version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man
    if jenny is hot, grab some nudes

    of the, uh, nude...carbon...


    yea...
    I've heard that those unbranded carbon frames will love you long long time.

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    Ok, will take as many pics as I can, but I suspect that as someone said, I will just see a dingy showroom and a catalogue.

    Will have get get back home to Australia before I can up load any pics so will be a week or so.

    Rob

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    If you folks want to get a sense of what Chinese factory culture is like and the women who work in them, including in management and administration, you must read Leslie Chang's excellent book "Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China", probably the best work on workers' culture in the new China. I'm sure "Jenny" is much like the young women in Chang's book who started as wage workers on the factory floor and worked their way into middle management.

    http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Girls-...mm_pap_title_0

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