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29+ & 27+ / Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:52:42 AM »
Does this frame have internal routing for stealth dropper post?

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Hub comparison info
« on: February 20, 2018, 07:07:42 PM »
Cool, thanks for commenting on the "cricket sound", I do prefer the silent or more subdue sounding hubs.

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Hub comparison info
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:21:07 AM »
Boost hubs... DT Swiss 350 or Hope Pro4?

Just playing around.  Because I used a bullhorn handle bar, I got some excess bar tapes that I thought of doing some DIYs. With some Gorilla tape, I made my ss a chainstay protector. Not so nice up close though, you can see bubbles.

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Wheelset from xmiplay
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:07:39 AM »
What is XMIPlay's response to your complaint?

29+ & 27+ / Re: Trek Stache 7 First Ride
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:00:23 AM »
Thanks CD!

Did a 50km on the ss yesterday and learned something unexpectedly. It's a lesson on saddle. Literally the saddle. I got that saddle for 5 or 6 dollars over a couple of years ago. It was intended for my XC but 5km into the first ride and I already want to ditch it. That was how uncomfortable it was. Tried selling it but it didn't move, so it stayed in the garage all these time until I got this ss project. I sort of forgot to get a new saddle for the ss and remembered this old one. So I thought that I'll use it as a temp until I get one of those Fabric Scoop saddle. But that 50km showed me that that old saddle was made for this ss. Seems like bike geometry had something to do with saddle comfort too. All those years, I thought that if the saddle doesn't work for you on one bike, it wouldn't work for you on another bike either. Guess I just saved $25-50 bucks.

About the ride... I'm loving this build. Would love to try a 100km on it. Seems like the repair would hold.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Trek Stache 7 First Ride
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:49:10 PM »
Hey Carbon_Dude, what size brake rotors would you recommend for a Stache (or Chiner equivalent 29+)?

Regarding the 50x13... well, there's lots of mountains over here. But there is this 200km (round trip) route here that is 95% flat that a friend and I frequent (not exactly the whole 200km though).  Downtown is pretty flat too. It is kind'a easy for me to avoid the climbs.  ;)

As for the repair, yup, wrapped with carbon cloth and epoxy, 3 layers I believe.

A couple more pics.

After The Ride / Re: Reactivated CS-RB01 frame.
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:31:17 AM »
You can also check this link. Will be doing updates on that thread.

Here's what I did with the cracked frame.

US$ 6.00 DIY repair.
Around US$ 300.00 on Carbon Speed fork & seatpost, Cinneli Mash bullhorn (knock off), Shimano Tiagra 2x crank, Shimano Sora clamp brakes, Tektro brake levers, Jaguar brake cable/housing, Fizik bar tape, Circus Monkey spacers & seat clamp, press fit adaptor, single speed Olive chain, chain tensioner and Ti skewers. Just an estimate, didn't really keep track of the expenses, but pretty sure didn't go over that figure and is inclusive of the repair cost.  Assembly was free of charge as a friend did it for free.  Everything else came from old bikes.

Single speed!

Total weight, 7.85kg.

So far, only did around 20km (2 x 10km) rides around town. My first time with a bullhorn hb. And had to stop a few times to adjust the brake levers to a more comfty position. Rides pretty good althought the 50x13 gear made starting a bit slow and climbs a cardio experience. But I'm enjoying this bike. And hope that repair would hold for longer rides.

29er / Re: IP-256SL Build: Three times the fun.
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:06:13 AM »
On the bright side, you'll get to build D'Artagnan.

Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Carbonda Gravel CFR505 build
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:54:32 PM »
Wow, that is a cool color!  And really light.
Looking forward to your ride reviews.

Just curious if the frame was ever replaced by peter? And if you’ve had updates on your paint job  :)

Sorry for the late reply.  For some reason, the Road Bike section wasn't showing on my Android device.  It is only now that I was able to checked in on a PC.

Yes.  Peter replaced the frame with a new one, even split shipping with me.  Normally, other companies would have you shoulder the shipping cost.  The first picture above your post is actually the new frame.

I also get to keep the cracked frame... which I eventually had some local auto shop do a DIY repair, and is currently a single speed.  Haven't really rode it much yet, it just got assembled a couple of days ago.  So can't say if the repair would hold.  I will try to update this thread to show the single speed.

About the paint job, I completely ditched it.  Got pretty disappointed with that bad experience.

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