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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:07:15 PM »
Bottle cages arrived yesterday... installed and tool kit in place.


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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:10:01 PM »
A few more parts arrived.  Nothing that I can install on the bike for now...





Let's fill this up...




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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:51:31 AM »
I have tracking numbers for the extra carbon (with aluminum brake track) wheels, stem and handlebar, bottle cages, lights, tool bottle, headset expander kit, etc... and those are in transit ... but coming from China or Italy, I just don't know when exactly they will be here...

I am waiting for shipping and tracking confirmation to that integrated handlebar that I ordered from DHGate... nothing on that yet.

Edit:  Got the tracking number today from DHGate, woohoooo!!  It means that it is still a bit of a wait, but at least I have the tracking number confirming that is being picked up for shipping  :)  So I now have all tracking information for the parts I am waiting on.

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:48:00 AM »
Chain installed... now I am really waiting on the rest of the parts to finish the build... can't do anything else without the stem and handlebar...


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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:17:32 AM »
SteelwWheels, thanks again for the reminder.

Clamp relocated.




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This is why I asked about budget... when you add up everything, the whole bike from Ribble is a decent value...

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:11:24 PM »
Looking nice except for one thing. Putting a clamp on a carbon frame is a huge NO NO. Especially the top tube. The top tube is the weakest tube on any bike and is easily crushed. The seat post is the best option.

Clamp is loose.  But I get the point.  I will hold it by the seat post.  Thank you!

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:25:19 AM »
Wahoo sensors, Shimano Ultegra Wheelset, 12-25 cassette, and seat came in.

I am not going for any specific weight on the build... but sharing just for kicks.  This seat is 167.5 grams vs 266.7 grams for the one on the first build.



Wheels with tires... these came out to be 18 grams more than first build... go figure... I thought that Michelin tire was going to be lighter (and yes, using same inner tube as in the first build).  1375 grams vs 1357 grams.  This is rear wheel, tire, inner tube, and quick release skewer.

After that, I installed the cassette and got it on the bike.



Then this also came in... groupset is here.  Swapped the cassette for the 11-32.  That way I can measure and install the chain.




Started installing a few things.  Can't work much on the front as the thin aero spacers, stem, and bars are not here to properly measure and cut the fork tube...  but I can install the crank and rear brake caliper!





That is all for now...


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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:21:40 AM »
I had an entry level cannondale aluminum bike b4 I got this Chinese carbon frame. The cannondale weighs in at 9.6kg. This Chinese carbon bike 7.4kg. I ride with a usual group of 6 riders for a while now. we will go 4 night rides of between 40-70km on the same route. The loop consists of about 8 climbs. I was the only 1 on aluminium while the rest were on branded carbon bikes. There's a pinarello, a cipollini, a Ridley, cannondale evo and a parlee. On my aluminium bike I could keep up with the group 4 the first 20km or so. Then I will usually get dropped by the group. I would get dropped by sometimes about 1km or so. Now 1 km might not sound like much cos if u go at 30km/h it's like only 2 mins behind the group. But visually on the road it's like the group is so far in front of me I can't even see their blinking rear lights. It's as good as a solo ride by then.
With this china bike n riding with the same group on the same loop I hv seen massive improvements. From being dropped by a km or so, I'm not only able to keep up with them but also sprint with them to the finish. The bike accelerates easily, climbs like a goat. Took half the effort to maintain speed on the flats. (33-38km/h). Closing the gap on surges required so much less effort than my precious bike. Performance wise as good as any branded n expensive bike.
Absolutely worth it.





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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:26:28 AM »
Completed building my Chinese carbon road bike. With ultegra groupset dura ace c35 and conti tires .

Congratulations!!  Looks great. How does it ride??

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Yes I have but they do not offer a carbon disc road bike and they use cheap brakes and other parts on their builds. Plus they are pretty ugly. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Email the contact I gave you.  To see if they carry a similar frame.

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Hey, yeah the price isn't bad at all but I'm in the US and that adds another $140 shipped plus I really don't like all the bright colors. I was going to do a 105 build. There isn't really any difference between 105 and Ultegra other than about 300 grams and a couple hundred dollars. Rather put the money into better wheels.

Have you looked at what Nashbar has?

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategories_10053_10052_-1

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What components are you planing on using?

Complete bike price with Ultegra does not looks that bad... are you shooting for a specific budget?? 

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:22:46 AM »
Thanks! Lots of interesting stuff here. As I said in my PM, I think I'm leaning to building a bike like the Ribble Gran Fondo disc. I like the ability to run slightly larger tires and the geometry.

Cool!

Me, being new to all this, did not know any better.  Just went by the looks of the frame, lol.  I don't think that I can go wider than 25mm with this frame.  Maybe, if I ever build a 3rd bike, I will use something different that can accommodate wider tires.  For now I am having fun using this bike, getting back into a different shape (cause round and fat is still a shape).

Do share your build if you buy it apart instead of going turn-key.  Cheers!

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: July 10, 2017, 02:37:59 PM »
Nice ride! I have been thinking of doing the same thing.

Welcome to the forum!!  This is my second frame and there is another forum member, RoadClimber, that also got one.   Even with the mistake they made on the BB, I am very pleased with the frame.

When looking for an integrated handlebar, I also came across these guys...

http://www.dhgate.com/product/20-color-can-choise-f10-frame-cheap-carbon/402013678.html#s1-20-7b;searl|2661163036

I ordered only the bar from them...

http://www.dhgate.com/product/2017-newest-t800-integrated-carbon-handlebar/399786560.html#s1-0-1b;searl|2661163036

Will see how that looks.  I will share photos and feedback on quality of the handlebar when I get it.

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