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pbass

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Is this Chinese frame dangerous>??
« on: April 09, 2017, 02:56:55 PM »
Ok, so I broke down and bought a Chinese carbon fiber frame and fork from Tideace which is actually Haideli bikes. The model is an FM-R09, its a Ridley knock off I believe. I bought it out of sheer curiosity and figured if its good, its good and if not then I'm only out a few hundred dollars. It showed up, looking all sexy and sweet and I got excited. But then I looked into the steerer tube and I got a flat. The carbon looks to be frayed at the top of the tube where it meets the cup. Then upon further inspection theres a "flap" of carbon that seems to delaminating from the section where the top tube meets the steerer tube section. I can't tell if this is critical stuff or just slack finishing technique. Heres a few photos, I hope they are clear. Thanks in advance for any info!