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freakforti

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2017, 07:34:01 AM »
hi there - joined a couple of weeks ago and sure do a appreciate the heaps of information I come across on this forum

Just bought myself a WorksWellBikes WCB-M-096 and started building it up - https://www.flickr.com/photos/freakforti/albums/72157687334246831

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carbonazza

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #241 on: October 25, 2017, 09:13:41 AM »
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/

From my experience, you can perfectly build 1300-1400g 29er wheels, with top components for 800€.

For instance DT 240 hubs: 364€/400g, sapim cx rays 182€/310g on r2-bike.com.
Then you have rims between $210-$320 for about 300-350g each.

You can go down on price with pilar aero spokes, that are in my experience as durable as sapim ones.
Get some ultralight rims if your weight allows it( sub 30mm/300g rims ).
Or save on weight for ~200g with fancy straight pull hubs/spokes but making you ~300€ poorer.

And about riding, in my opinion, carbon rims are more shock proof than aluminium. And stiffer.


Stef27

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #242 on: October 25, 2017, 09:52:52 AM »
Ok
Thanks
The wheels i found are about 400-600$.
And it's the max price i can buy(400-500€).

carbonazza

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #243 on: October 25, 2017, 10:52:15 AM »
hi there - joined a couple of weeks ago and sure do a appreciate the heaps of information I come across on this forum
Just bought myself a WorksWellBikes WCB-M-096 and started building it up - https://www.flickr.com/photos/freakforti/albums/72157687334246831 :)
MARtiN

Nice bike and original !  :D
What tire sizes do you use?
Does the fork came from them too? Painted this way, or you gave them the model?

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #244 on: October 25, 2017, 03:34:16 PM »
hi there - joined a couple of weeks ago and sure do a appreciate the heaps of information I come across on this forum

Just bought myself a WorksWellBikes WCB-M-096 and started building it up - https://www.flickr.com/photos/freakforti/albums/72157687334246831

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MARtiN

Nice setup Martin!  Pro stand and all.  Where did you get the Panda head tube plate?
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freakforti

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #245 on: October 27, 2017, 04:38:46 AM »

creborn

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #246 on: November 18, 2017, 02:56:06 AM »
Hello everybody. I'm a possible new chinerlover. I come from Croatia, and ride a velocite flux alloy (prototype) bike. I have my mind set on carbon frame for a while now, and not having a sh*t load of money.. I got to cut some expenses.. so.. here I am.... :)

Hope to find some great advice here.


carbonazza

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Re: Welcome to Chinertown - Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #247 on: November 20, 2017, 03:53:28 AM »
Dobardan @creborn  ;)

Wal-ter

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« Reply #248 on: November 28, 2017, 04:38:56 AM »
Hi all,
I'm Walter from Italy.

I'm riding an very old chinese frame, the model name is TR-FM246CF.
I've been using it since 2012 for all-mountains tracks  and, surprisingly, it is still working.

But now it's time to change it and to find something of more modern in terms of geometry and with the same reliability.

Up to now my eyes are on these models:

- Leadnovo LN958II (BSA and external rear brake routing as an option)
- Tideace FM009 (there is a raw option)
- workwells M-062 (good geometry and a lot of info on it)
- CS Mb01 (those antishock inserts are intriguing...)
- WL FM07 (less known but interesting geometry)
- VB-M-095 (from velobuild.. very light but weird seatpost clamp)


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« Reply #249 on: November 28, 2017, 08:42:08 PM »
Hi, I'm from Brazil and looking for a new frame to make a new bike

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« Reply #250 on: December 06, 2017, 07:23:55 PM »
Hi All,

I'm Evan.  I've been watching Chinese carbon bikes for a while but haven't pulled the trigger yet.  When I replace my current Kona Process, it'll definitely be with a Chinese carbon bike.  I'm currently riding on Nextie 27mm ID carbon rims and loving them.

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« Reply #251 on: December 13, 2017, 05:54:09 AM »
Hello everyone. Thanks for starting this forum. Peter from Xiamen Carbon Speed gave me this link and now i am a member. I look forward to start reading as i am looking at building a HT 29er for 160-360km rides. Hopefully i can buil it to less than 8.3kg. Basicaly narrowed it down to CS-218 19”, CS-887-SL 18.5” or LCM904 19” or Workswell M-062 18.5” frames. (18.5 TT are closest fit). Thanks

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« Reply #252 on: Today at 03:57:08 AM »
Hello everyone. Thanks for starting this forum. Peter from Xiamen Carbon Speed gave me this link and now i am a member. I look forward to start reading as i am looking at building a HT 29er for 160-360km rides. Hopefully i can buil it to less than 8.3kg. Basicaly narrowed it down to CS-218 19”, CS-887-SL 18.5” or LCM904 19” or Workswell M-062 18.5” frames. (18.5 TT are closest fit). Thanks

360km rides !!  :o
How long does it take, and do you have an recent example ?