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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 :)
« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 06:18:16 AM by intellikat »
"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.

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #232 on: September 08, 2017, 06:54:12 AM »
Hi all,

I'm Roberto from Italy, just ordered a 29 carbon frame from THRUST STORE on aliexpress  model BRMF-01 with BSA Bottom Bracket  and a carbon fork from the same shop.
I've also ordered stem  handlebar  and carbon seatpost from asiacom store.
Waiting for my order to be delivered I've just bought some other components like XT rear derailleur, 10v 10-42 sprocket and wheels and shimano brakes and selle italia saddle

I've only some doubts about mounting the Bottom Bracket and the headset.

Are there some video tutorial on how to mount these parts?

I think I will receive the frame and the fork in a month and I will inform you about the proceedings of the mounting of my new bike !


bye

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #233 on: September 08, 2017, 08:12:46 AM »
Welcome Roberto!  Hope you enjoy your new bike!

Check Youtube.com for assembling various parts of your bike.  If you have any specific questions please let us know.
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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #234 on: October 24, 2017, 06:17:02 PM »
Hello everyone,
I am a new rider in this world.
I have been riding for around 6 months, 1-2 times a week for 40-60km each day and 2000m up /down, marathon or XC style(sorry for my English). Also 4 days of gym or static for extra work. 

However my bike sucks big time. I have a 26" supermarket bike which was around 199 dollars.

Now I want to buy a new bike but I can only spend around 500 dollars(I am still in college and don't make too much money).

Would it be a good idea to create a new Chinese bike with that kind of money? Should I buy a 500 dollars bike around here and then upgrade it with Chinese components as I get more money?

What do you recommend me guys?
Thank you!
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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #235 on: October 24, 2017, 06:29:06 PM »
Welcome to Chiniertown.  If you are in the US, Craigslist is your best bet for your $500 budget. 
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2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 6Fattie (27.5+)
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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #236 on: October 24, 2017, 08:03:18 PM »
Hello everyone,
I am a new rider in this world.
I have been riding for around 6 months, 1-2 times a week for 40-60km each day and 2000m up /down, marathon or XC style(sorry for my English). Also 4 days of gym or static for extra work. 

However my bike sucks big time. I have a 26" supermarket bike which was around 199 dollars.

Now I want to buy a new bike but I can only spend around 500 dollars(I am still in college and don't make too much money).

Would it be a good idea to create a new Chinese bike with that kind of money? Should I buy a 500 dollars bike around here and then upgrade it with Chinese components as I get more money?

What do you recommend me guys?
Thank you!
Welcome Stronlord.. sorry to tell you man, but $500 really won't get you a good bike. A chiner frame alone will run you $500. You definitely need to be going to the used  market as carbon dude suggested but even used.. $500 isn't going to get you much unless you just find a really good deal. I'd wait til you could spend $800 to $1000 and patiently keep an eye on the used market.

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #237 on: October 25, 2017, 01:30:16 AM »
hello
Stphane----Stef
i live in France(Normandie)
my bike is Btwin RockRider 560(26") i bought in 2015. https://www.decathlon.fr/vtt-rockrider-560-id_8293151.html

After calculation and some research, I can mount a MTB of less than 10kg (9.3 according to my calculations) for 1800-2000 €.
SRAM Group eagle gx 12
Xt brakes
Fork rockshox sid (to see what I find according to promo or other)
Wheels: either Chinese carbon or aluminum brands.

So components not too bad, without reaching the high end to stay on a price correct.

Or a mountain bike made of brand cube, canyon, orbea etc ... 1500-1700 €
With components lower and to evolve later (especially the wheels and the fork).

I have a doubt about the Chinese wheels we find, they seem heavy for carbon wheels (about 1700-1800gr).
at this weight as well take aluminum wheels that are worth less expensive.
I read tests on the internet (vojo magazine) and tested carbon wheels are 1200-1400gr,but prices ......... 1700-2600€

http://www.vojomag.com/test-roues-carbone-vtt-29-pouces-asterion-duke-enve-kappius-notubes-specialized-roval/

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #238 on: October 25, 2017, 06:20:18 AM »
Welcome Stef (from France)!
2017 Trek Stache 9.8 (29+)
2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 6Fattie (27.5+)
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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #239 on: October 25, 2017, 07:31:49 AM »