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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Stickers
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:48:58 PM »
Have you tried your local malls?  It might be different over here but we have some independent shops here that sells custom made stickers. They usually expands to even t'shirt and souvenirs printing (coffee mugs, ballpens, keychains and stuff).

29+ & 27+ / Re: Trek Stache 7 First Ride
« on: August 17, 2017, 01:33:01 AM »
Trek just came up with their latest Stache installment. Their calling it the 1120 and aiming the bikepacking community. Looks awesome.

Trek 1120

Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Dengfu carbon road frames
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:47:05 PM »
Welcome to ChinerTown and congrats on your new purchase. To answer your questions...

1. Yes, you can ride it as is. Not painted and no clear coat. Most of us here in ChinerTown do that. I am, however, not sure about the UV coating but the resin isn't just gonna melt and let your carbon fiber frame fall apart... at least not for several years. The worst is you probably get some patches that may or may not be damaging to your frame's structure. Do ask DengFu if they have UV coating. If not, it's really your call if you want to have a UV coating.

2. Protective tapes for your frame isn't a must but it sure will minimize some unsightly chips or dent caused by flying debris.

Sorry for being late, I got busy and forgot about it. Here are the pics. Hopefully it helps.

Tire is Continental Gatorskin 700x25.

Rear tire (back view).

Rear tire (behind seat post).

Fork (front view)

Fork (back view).

I tried on Maxxis Detonator 700x28 before but can't remember if it was tight or still had room. All I remember was it fits. I'll take a picture of the tire clearance on the 25c tomorrow so you can gauge it.

I got mine from Xiamen Carbon Speed... last year. I guess they discontinued it this year. Too bad, it's such a nice ride.

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: Where do one buy quality FS 27.5" frame?
« on: July 30, 2017, 07:12:21 AM »
You'll have to email him for the price. His email address are list near the bottom of his home page.


Thanks for your review.  Can you tell me what is your tire size? As per you is there enough place for a 28mm tire?



Not sure he'll reply but I have the same frame too. I got 25mm tires on mine but had tried 28mm before, they do fit. 

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: Where do one buy quality FS 27.5" frame?
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:49:36 AM »
Yup, that's the one.

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: Where do one buy quality FS 27.5" frame?
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:49:03 PM »
You start here. There's a good number of Chinese vendors who have good to great reputations here. Personally, I'd recommend checking out Peter's (Carbon Speed) site. Find a couple of models that you fancy, come back here and check if the chosen model/s had already been discussed and join in. Otherwise, create a thread for the chosen model and hopefully, someone got something to share about it.

29er / Re: Two hole?
« on: July 10, 2017, 10:06:49 PM »
I believe you can have some experienced mechanic widen the holes to accommodate that but that would entail some structural risk. Plus probably void your warranty.  I only suggest that because I did saw on FB some local guy had his cf frame drilled to accomodate DI2 system.

Personally, I suggest to just go with 1 chainring and ditch the fd altogether. Makes your cycling life easier.

Things I would NOT buy again:

Any carbon part with ASIACOM brand on it.  My seatpost broke on the 3rd ride which was me just doing bunny hops in my front yard.  It broke in the air when I pulled the bike up underneath me and the seat slapped my butt.   I tried some handlebars... Seemed to be a little sketchy.  After about a dozen rides, I took them off to inspect them and the were cracked under the controls on both sides!!!! Glad I pulled that part.  The stem would not stay tight.  Every time crashed my handlebars would spin.  Kinda sucks because it was a 60mm x 15 degree which I used inverted to get my bars lower.  I really liked the positioning.  Now I'm on a Strynge 60mm x 7 degree inverted.

Thanks for the AsiaCom product heads up. I actually had their carbon fork on my eBay Watchlist, was intending to get it for my fixie.

This one's a bit off topic. I read some of you have been quantifying a period of time as "season".  I understand that can mean a number of things. It could mean the four seasons like Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall/Autumn, but where I'm from we only got 2 seasons, wet and dry. We do have "Summer" (mid-March to mid-June) but it simply meant vacation time for students, or the hottest time of the year, meaning lots of beach outings to do. Our school calender is June-March. We also have the "Ber months/season", it's the months ending in "ber". And Christmas decors tends to start cropping at the start of the Ber months. Folks tend to start getting excited with Christmas at the start of the Ber season. Christmas does come early over here. But that's really nothing as I've seen Christmas decor shops open all year round in some Asian countries. So as you can see, we are operating on a completely different definition of seasons... meteorologically,  periodically and/or culturally speaking.

And to compound things, to some folks, a season could mean an event/tournament period, like say the NBA (the basketball league), that have an off season and a regular season in a year.  Our local basketball league, the PBA have 3 seasons (All-Filipino, Reinforced, and Governor's Cup) a year.  Then some of you have the "cycling/biking" season that I honestly am not sure what period it encompasses as the whole year is biking season over here. Of course, I'm refering to a non-pro kind of biking.

Anyway, perhaps we can use months or years for the sake of clarity when defining lenght of time a certain part is/was used. Hope that isn't too much to ask.

Some new updates.

Pedals are now Crank Brothers Candy 2, a shorter stem with wider angle. Which puts it in a more upright position and more comfty for me.  Also got a brighter orange Fizik bartape, I didn't remove the old bartape, had it double wrapped instead. Resulting in a more comfty feel.

This is actually a new frame. Had a mysterious crack and a patch of chipping cf on the right seat stay on the original frame (pic 2). Had it disassembled last Feb (or March) for painting and discovered the crack. So I reported it to Peter. After a few emails of pictures he told me he would replace it but I had to wait a while as he doesn't have an available replacement. Didn't really had any problem with Peter except for the waiting time. But then again, I wasn't in a hurry. Anyway, did a couple of 100km plus a few sub-50km on it already.

Oh yeah, the painting. It was actually a very bad experience for me. Commissioned this local guy who actually got a lot of praises on his facebook account. He charges $100 for it. Turned out to be very unprofessional. Couldn't keep his own schedules, no updates or communications. The 2 weeks job turned out to be a disaster. His $100 paint job wasn't worth $10. I told I would not accept such a mediocre paint job and had him redo it. He pretty much had 3 extensions, and after a month was still asking for another one. So I told him I'm tired of his excuses and gave him 1 day to return the frame to me in it's original state. 1 whole month wasted.

Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: BXT?
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:40:05 PM »
It looks similar to Peter's (Xiamen Carbon Speed) CS-686 frame set.

I've no experience with this frame but I have another frame from Peter which I really love. Not to mention his great after sales service. Peter also offers custom painting if you want it to look like the BXT.

Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Essential Tool List
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:51:34 AM »
rpnyc, locations really have their dis/advantages. Where I'm from, no bike shop can last a month with a US$70 tune-up. Bikes and bike parts (the expensive ones) are usually 10-15% more expensive here but service is cheap. You can have one assembled, repaired or tune-up for under $10... no kidding. Personally, I only have a bike-specific multi-tool, a small leatherman, and a wrench (for the fixie). That's it, any problems beyond those tool is passed on to the bike shop.  But l totally understand your situation.

I guess what you can do, aside from identifying what tools are needed, is which tools you must absolutely have and which tools you can source out (borrow, DIY or bike shop service). I mentioned DIY, as I have seen some YouTube videos with folks building their own tools/stand. I believe I saw a guy made a diy press-fit tool. Although, l would have some reservations using it on a brand new cf frame.

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