Let's see your finished Chinese carbon bikes' decals/decoration
I’ve got a new CX frame on the way over from China – it’s basically the same as this but without any graphics
Plain carbon looks a bit dull so what have you done with yours? I’ve seen a few rather flash looking ones but I don’t really fancy the whole paintjob route, just a few vinyl cut graphics.Posted 4 years agoc_klein87Member
Those look great, be interested to see how it turns out as I considered one as a road bike but decided to wait. There are so many good chinese frames out there now but the hassle with having email for pricing and geometry puts lots of people off, I’ve had my 29er 5 months and I do like it, handling isn’t the best but its very fastPosted 4 years agoDrPMember
Seems very cheap, as are the other bikes they have…
DrPPosted 4 years agoacjimMember
what about a repeating pattern of v.small silhouette stickers, tiny bugs or skulls (grr rad!) or dollar signs or etc…
i’m sure i’ve seen a custom paint job like this on an IF or other fancy frame.
perhaps it was tiny flowers on a ’90s Mint Sauce inspired job?
it would take a while to do but would look cool i reckon 🙂Posted 4 years agoJ273Member
I got mine from Carbonal. Easy to deal with and arrived in less than a week. Stunning quality, no build issues.
It just saved probably a grand or so by not having a big bike company slap a sticker on it…
Do you have a link to the one you bought Chunky?
Cant seem to find anything from Carbonal
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
Matt finish (which I went for because a CX bike in gloss finish is going to show up all the marks pretty quickly I reckon) is $35 more.Posted 4 years ago
Well I will do a full write up once I’ve riddent it more but I did have some problems though not really down to the frame per se.
I fitted the headset bearing (with no grease) in my excitement when it arrived and then couldn’t get the lower bearing out to grease it when I got round to building the bike up. I tried tapping it out at which point it disassembled itself (see my thread…). I have managed to sort it now though. That said, getting the bearing out if/when it eventually dies will require a bearing puller.
The internal cable routing is very neat but a bit of a pain to actually fit. Though now it’s in, it won’t be a problem again. I also decided on a full length outer to the rear mech which maybe has added a bit of drag compared the split route that is meant to be used.
But the ride is spot on, very stereotypically carbon (stiff in the BB but nicely takes the edge off sharp bumps) and it really is very light – very simple/cheap kit in the main on it and it’s around 20lbs now. The frame is under 1.2kg and the fork is 430g with uncut steerer.Posted 4 years ago
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