Author Topic: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!  (Read 47178 times)

intellikat

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #225 on: February 08, 2017, 10:59:59 PM »
Thanks!

I'll start a thread to get some dialogue going once we are ready to roll. Something like a "wish list" seems a good place to start-- frames, wheelsets, anything else that looks intriguing from afar but folks might want more detailed info/specs on and potentially a series of test rides. Given our proximity to these manufacturers, we could do some investigation.

I'll start something up separately from this thread once we are set to go.

Cheers!
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs slacker geometry, a longer wheelbase, and at least 150mm of travel." - Irina Dunn (loosely quoted)

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #226 on: February 09, 2017, 05:26:56 AM »
I suppose you can remember me as an point of contact.

Although I may not immediately know answers to more in-depth questions (that's more the idea for a separate website), I have Chinese friends or friends of friends who work within the industry in a variety of ways who may be able to answer more general questions if you run into a wall on the web.

For instance, my partner rides for a Chinese brand named "Camp" http://en.campbicycle.com/. I asked him who designed and manufactured Camp frames. The OEM for their frames is Shenzhen Kespor Bicycle Company. The frame he rides is manufactured by Kespor and then branded as "Camp". The same frame also goes elsewhere and is rebranded (or not) by other distributors. So, being able to track down where particular frames are being manufactured (if they are good), or finding how/where manufacturers are selling the exact frame is a bit of valuable information. Alot of this has been done already on this site through online sleuthing, emails and maybe even calling... but it's also something easy to do through the network here.

My partner has been training and racing on the first run of Camp's 2016 carbon HT http://kesporgroup.en.made-in-china.com/product/uvYQfkDFhwcx/China-MTB-Bike-Carbon-Xc-shimano-hub-shifters-carbon-frame-magnesium-fork-.html and also gave me some impressions on its long-term performance. That's useful information, too, as long as I trust him... which I do :)
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"A woman needs a man like a fish needs slacker geometry, a longer wheelbase, and at least 150mm of travel." - Irina Dunn (loosely quoted)

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #227 on: February 28, 2017, 04:08:04 PM »
Just ordered up a UD chiner from E-Bay today for touring, gravelgrinding 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Toray-Carbon-UD-Matt-29ER-Mountain-Bike-Frame-Bicycle-Frame-19-BSA-/272571459339?hash=item3f7686670b:g:~9sAAOSw4GVYNILu

$239 Shipped, looks like a FR-202, same geo.
 Also ordered a 3kmatte 15mm fork with TA for $95
Extra $17 for integrated HS and seatpost clamp as it was not included.

This is to replace a cross bike that was stolen down in California last year, look forward to documenting the build as it has been five years since I treated myself to a new bike.

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #228 on: April 03, 2017, 02:29:52 PM »
Hi all,

New user here, lurked for a while when I was still on the fence about going the Chinese route on my first build. Seeing all your bikes was a big driver in my decision to go for it!  ;D

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #229 on: April 11, 2017, 11:37:58 PM »
New to the forum so hello all!  I ride a Salsa Bucksaw right now but will be upgrading to Nextie or xmiplay wheelset so if anyone has experience with fat tire wheels here please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks and look forward to a build this summer.

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #230 on: April 12, 2017, 07:07:53 AM »
Welcome!  Don't bother with Nextie wheels, the wheels that Peter sells are cheaper and just as good.
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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #231 on: April 12, 2017, 07:51:53 AM »
New to the forum so hello all!  I ride a Salsa Bucksaw right now but will be upgrading to Nextie or xmiplay wheelset so if anyone has experience with fat tire wheels here please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks and look forward to a build this summer.

Welcome!

I have one set of Nextie rims and 2 from Peter. All 3 have been great and problem free. Most of the time, Peter will be cheaper, but Nextie does have some good pricing on rims on eBay. That being said, if I was looking for fat bike wheels, I would go with DT 350 centerlock hubs, Sapim CX-Ray spokes, and my rim of choice from Peter. His wheelset prices are very tough to beat.