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29er / Re: Chinese Carbon 29er Pic Thread.
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:49:17 AM »
Full build thread where you can see the paint process.
and yes, it is a $700 frame with $3500 wheels.

@Tom, what for you are the advantages of these type of wheels ?
Ok, the killer look ;) but then...

29er / Re: hardtail frame for 38t
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:06:43 PM »
You will definitely have to modify the chain line to fit anything more than a 30.  We put a 30 on my sons build and even that was a tight fit.
It probably depends on the crank you use.
An Eagle GX crankset ( with GXP BB ) allows a 34T with still some room left, may be a 36T could even fit.

29er / Re: hardtail frame for 38t
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:35:41 AM »
I fit in a 38t with pretty decent chainline inline with the 4th cog from the 11t on a 10 speed cassette.

On a M009 frame ?
Do you know the distance between the ring and the center of the frame ?
Did you use a spacer ? If so how wide it is ?

29er / Re: hardtail frame for 38t
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:26:12 PM »
I ride a 38T on a 041 frame with plenty of room left.
Which is unfortunately not produced anymore by Peter at

Maybe it is built by another vendor still to be found.
I think I saw it popping out in an AliExpress search already.

Or you may ask him what frame he sells now that could do it.

The M009 frame is definitely a 34T frame.

Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Carbonda Gravel CFR505 build
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:12:10 AM »
I had my first long gravel ride today.
It was wet, slippy, and muddy.

I tried to push hard, over corner it, slipping the front wheel on a few roots.
But each time I managed to avoid falling.
I guess the frame is good, and the tires too.

On Wednesday, maybe we'll go for another, longer ride.
I look forward to it.

And here are a couple of picture after the ride.
Still beautiful( well... to me ), but mudded !
Not that bad, considering how muddy the terrain was.

Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Carbonda Gravel CFR505 build
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:01:05 AM »
The flat mount brakes came by default with spacers for 160mm discs, front and rear.
I should have asked Carbonda what is the max front size disc allowed for the fork, but I didn't.

I do not like the front axle most builders provide, bulky, heavy and of general poor quality( like most of the screws we get on our frames ).
So I took a Maxle 100mm:
This one is a 12mm for you, as I went with a 15mm axle to make them compatible with my MTB.

Then for the back any 142x12 eThru axle will do, there is no integrated nut in the dropout, so you need an axle + nut.
DT Swiss has a good one:

Or if you prefer a stealth version:
With a Shimano nut:
I used the last ones.

29er / Re: Carbon Integrated Handlebar for MTB
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:51:20 AM »
Nice !
This prototype testing may be more dangerous than a cassette  ;)

It is funny the effort to make it the same shape as a classic stem + bar.
On my Canyon, it is totally flat, and seems more of a one piece.

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: Help with a Through-Axle question
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:27:04 PM »
Here is a nut you can use:
It will work with any axle that has a 12 x 1.5mm thread.
Such as this one:

Or you can go with the DT Swiss axle + nut:

29er / Re: Tiny hole in new frame, normal?
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:40:52 AM »
If you do not use a front derailleur, plug this hole with silicone or a rubber plug to limit water ingress.

...the 50x13 gear made starting a bit slow and climbs a cardio experience...
This is a hell of gear ratio indeed. Is your country as flat as Holland ? :)

...And hope that repair would hold for longer rides...
Did you wrap the tube with carbon cloth and epoxy ?
If you made the patch tick enough and compressed it well, you'll be fine.
i did a repair on a chainstay once, and it is still there( well... I broke a seatstay when crashing months later, but nothing related ).
I even think reusing this broken frame as an indoor bike for the winter.

Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Carbonda Gravel CFR505 build
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:43:23 AM »
I did only a 70km ride on mostly flat terrain for now.

But it was an exhilarating ride, all of a sudden becoming my preferred bike.
It is very lively, I couldn't stop smiling from start to finish :D
I was asked a few time what brand it was, probably the unusual color.

The frame and wheels do not flex at all even when pushing harder.
And the 40mm tires + 27.2mm seatpost makes it very comfortable too.

My friend will gets his Diverge tomorrow.
That means, we'll see how it rides on harsher roads pretty soon.

But mostly, having a do-it-all bike opens lots of new tours options and travels ideas.

29er / Re: Hongfu - FM058 Custom - 9,380kg
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
...& I test ride for them.
Jealous here ;)

Component Deals & Selection / Re: Hub comparison info
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:51:31 AM »
can anybody recommend where to get trusted seller who selling dt swiss & powerway  hubs?

I got some nice DT 240 from Peter at
As well as SAPIM CX-ray spokes.
Depending where you live, the transporter you choose, and if you are lucky or not, you may have to add taxes or not.

29er / Re: Hongfu - FM058 Custom - 9,380kg
« on: February 04, 2018, 11:13:09 AM »
...A new Garbaruk cassette...
Something went wrong with the one in the picture ?

29er / Re: cklein FM-M009 build
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:33:20 AM »
In the picture you can see, what I meen.

Maybe my English isn´t good enough for clear understanding ;)

The three shims (spacer) I used. Without it doesn´t work.

Understood  ;)

Once 5 shims were necessary. And sometimes none.
Since they are just 0.25mm thick.
I guess we deal with the frame tolerances.

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