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claddocladdo Posts: 27
edited January 2014 in Your road bikes
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And out in the field(ish) - well a coffee or a beer before reaching home :D

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Custom sourced carbon frame
dura ace 7800
Aksium race
3T stem
Ritchley WCS bars
Stronglight Helion crankset
Ritual carbon seatpost
Prologo saddle

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  • matt-hmatt-h Posts: 847
    Very smart.
    Where is the frame from?

    Matt
  • Great looking bike. I don't think the wheels do it justice though.
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  • claddocladdo Posts: 27
    Frame is - whisper - a chinese job Matt. FM015. :twisted:
    Ride quality has been superb... and at that price etc etc. Very quick and responsive.

    The wheels were requisitioned from another bike; but will very shortly be Fulcrum racing zeros - continuing the black and red theme.
    I'm not a weight weenie, but should make it feel very light taking nearly half a kilo off. The bike is around 7,5kg right now with normal tires (not the gators).
  • Chapeau sir. Re-post with a picture of the Flucrums when fitted.
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    Looks a bit of alright that.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Looks good but IMO the red bits clash with the purple of the plant pot. I'd either change out the red for black or purple, or use a different plant pot.
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  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Looks good but IMO the red bits clash with the purple of the plant pot. I'd either change out the red for black or purple, or use a different plant pot.


    Lmao !!!
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  • claddocladdo Posts: 27
    Just back from a very wet and cold ride - didn't post with the fulcrums. Suddenly came to me after taking a pic.
    Winterized with the Road Racer guards below
    Apologies, you see that photography is not a strong point :D :oops:

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  • neilvxneilvx Posts: 137
    claddo wrote:
    Frame is - whisper - a chinese job Matt. FM015. :twisted:
    Ride quality has been superb... and at that price etc etc. Very quick and responsive.

    The wheels were requisitioned from another bike; but will very shortly be Fulcrum racing zeros - continuing the black and red theme.
    I'm not a weight weenie, but should make it feel very light taking nearly half a kilo off. The bike is around 7,5kg right now with normal tires (not the gators).

    Have you got a link for the frame :-)
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  • claddocladdo Posts: 27
    Hong Fu on Ali Baba:
    http://hongfu-bikes.en.alibaba.com/product/592516864-210851416/Hongfu_Intergrated_Seatpost_carbon_road_bicycle_frame_FM015_ISP_in_2012.html

    Hong Fu 'direct'
    http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_products/new-Road-Frame+Fork+Seat-post-224.html

    The 015 has quite aggressive geometry, there is also a FM028 which is more like the trek madone.
    If you look around, plenty of information online about sourcing, ordering and putting together these chinese carbon frames. Hong Fu one of the better sources. Delivery straight to the UK.

    Things may have moved on since I got mine in Hong Kong a few years ago. I know there are some Pinarello Dogma -similar; if not straight up copies around as well.

    In terms of weight, durability and performance, mine has been excellent. I certainly could not merit spending a lot more to have a similar set up. The risks involved in ordering direct must have come down since mine as well.

    Have a look around. I am seriously considering doing a titanium, disc brake build with the frame straight from China in the near future.
  • neilvxneilvx Posts: 137
    Cheers, am thinking this could be nice upgrade to the current Felt F95 frame :)
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    Ribble R872 Ultegra
    Skyway BMX
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