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29er / Re: crack in 057!
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:37:05 AM »
Is it at the bottom of the top tube, right in the middle, a straight line  ?
Can you make a better picture? I cannot see if it's a crack or just the place where the mold came together.
How long do you have your frame ?

You have to contact your seller and claim your warranty. But have good quality pictures!
Ask him for options: send back your frame and get a replacement (you have to pay shipment to China) or make a deal with the seller and let if fix a local carbon repairer.

29er / Re: carbon frame china...too many doubts ...
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:40:50 AM »

thanks bxcc, I am 1,705 cm high and horse 0.81 I would like to try the horizontal tube from 59.8 but I'm afraid to go wrong. with customs fees and taxes do you know something?
Horse ? This means "cavallo" in Italian  :D But I understand you, you've an inseam of 81cm and you're 170,5cm tall.

My inseam is 89.8 cm (and 183cm tall) and I'm riding a 19" CS-256SL.
My daugther is 177cm tall and is riding a 18" CS-136.

I think a 17" will fit you the best.

Buying via AliExpress isn't bad. Bought multiple items (no frames) via AliExpress. But many AliExpress store where I bought the items are already gone. Many of the AliExpress store are one-day-flies, not all. Keep that in mind. Happily no warrant needed, but when you buy via AliExpress, except no warranty (at the end). If you've, you're happy.

29er / Re: Tubeless sealant
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:34:28 AM »
There was no clear leaks visible under water, just like if it was more porous.
I check this with a spray-bottle with water and soap. I spray it over the complete wheel. When there's a leak, it will make nice bubbles. And doing it this way you can easily check if the tape/rim is leaking air or the valve.
When you do the water trick only, air can escape up inside the rim and you won't see this.

29er / Re: Tubeless sealant
« on: August 30, 2017, 12:52:00 PM »
It is indeed about 10% less expensive than Stan's !

Does it leave as much hard-to-clean junk in the tire?
Yes, but if you remove it after two refills, you've three layers and that's easy to pull out.

29er / Re: Tubeless sealant
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:32:00 AM »
Using Schwalbe Doc Blue for the last 8 wheel sets. Works great. The same as NoTubes Tyre Sealant.
Schwalbe Doc Blue 500ml is cheaper and comes with a little 60ml bottle and a simple little tool to unscrew the valve core.

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Chinese hubs?
« on: August 23, 2017, 05:07:50 AM »
I had a set of Bitex hubs, the 401R rear hub had issues, replaced the freehub then after I sold the bike the owner broke the engagement points on the inner hub.  He ended up replacing the rear hub with a DT Swiss 350.   I'd stay away from the bitex hubs.  Otherwise, Novatech's are probably fine.  If it were my money, nothing beats the value and quality of a DT Swiss 350 hub.
Same here with a Novatec DS772SB hub. The inner hub ring is broken on 5 places. Still ride-able, but I decide to replace the Novatec hubs with Straight Pull DT Swiss 350 hub in both wheels.
Searched the internet and found more failures of the Novatec hubs. Lost my trust in Novatec. But still loving my XMCarbonSpeed rims!!!

29er / Re: Vendors with the Cheapest Frame like the CS-057?
« on: July 26, 2017, 11:37:15 AM »
The 057 are available in CS, IP, FM, HF ... etc.
But consider you're getting a faulty one? Than I would be happy when I bought it from Peter. Even when he's a little bit more expensive. He's one this forum. He want to keep his good name.
And I'm not saying the other vendor are bad, but that's my experience with Peter.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-M04 27.5+ full suspension STOLEN!!!
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:26:53 AM »
Dear friends, Unfortunately my beautifull bike is stolen last saturday!
The thiefs are captured on security camera. please check my facbook post and share.
Dat is balen. Ik heb hem ook gedeeld. Wel een beetje stom om hem daar zo neer te zetten, maar zag al dat je een fiets 'tekort' had.

29er / Re: New DengFu M06 Build Coming
« on: July 26, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
Nice frame! Nice color!

For the bottle cage, maybe you can use a bottle cage adapter to get your bottle much lower:

29er / Re: Vendors with the Cheapest Frame like the CS-057?
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:54:14 AM »
As the topic asks: Which vendors sell the cheapest CS-057 frame? I might still go with Peter, but he's considerably more expensive than every other Chinese vendor.
That's Peter. He's the only one who's selling the CS-057.

29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062 manufacture failure
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:07:44 AM »
Use carbon paste and 4 nm should be enough. When carbon parts are involved, I don't use more than 4 nm.

Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Essential Tool List
« on: June 28, 2017, 04:06:53 PM »

on the parktool site is a nice Recommended Tool Lists:

Youtube: use good search words, like "rear derailleur adjustments" or something like that

- When carbon parts are involved always use a Torque Wrench and carbon paste. ALWAYS!!! Never over tighten, read the instructions of the parts. My onw rule, don't use more than 4nm on carbon parts. Use carbon paste between your seatpost and frame, between the (carbon/aluminium) stem and your carbon handle bar. But it's not needed when the stem and handle bare are made of alu.
- Use mounting paste for everything that should be tightened, like BSA bottom brackets, screws of the stem, pedals.
- Use locktide for screws of the rear hangers, brake bolts, disk bolts.
- And use grease on all spinning parts, examples: on the crank axle, on the outside of the bearings (and inside, but most of the time it's already lubricated) to keep water outside, wheel axles. When everything is on his place, remove the excess grease (don't know if I say this right, but the grease what is to much)

Good luck.

29er / Re: Xm Carbon E bike frame
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:16:47 AM »
I had to Google translate the word "blasphemy".  ;D

When you're getting older and it's hard to keep up your mountainbike-friends, an e-bike is the way to go.
But yes, when you're young and fit, e-bike is a no go.

Oh, Castelli is a real brand?  ;)

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