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Mavic doing discs and wheels now
http://www.shoddycycling.com/2013/08/05 ... and-a-vid/
On a Volagi Liscio as well - good taste ....
Apollo in on the act...
http://www.apollobikes.com/bikes14/allo ... gMNp5I3AZx
Would be a good commuter
^ definitely a relaxed geometry bike with 430mm chainstays. otherwise, it's close.
After a fair bit of thought and close inspection, it was revealed that for some reason the front caliper was leaking causing the pads to become contaminated with fluid and therefore be useless (the rear were working fine).
So a quick weekend strip & reseal of the caliper and ride on sunday.
YEAH BABY, YEAH !!!
Now the brakes are working properly !!
The power is now brilliant and I can get 90% of full braking power (and I mean FULL braking power) from the hoods with one finger, and the modulation is great.
The brakes work even better than I can have imagined at the start. Even makes me think that I've done more than enough to not need to upgrade to the new Di2 when the time comes !!
keep telling yourself that.....
Will probably go Di2, but stick to 10sp. Don't want to replace wheels, and happy with 10sp. Another gear won't make me any faster ...
BUT, if I was getting a new bike, it would be hands down no decision !!
ah good. they are the ones that are on my list.
There is a seller in eBay who have this. I have been watching two of his listing and they are gone now. Sent the seller a message and they will only have stock next month. Looking at the review, it seems to be on par with some hydraulic system.
i'm in no rush. looking at jan for the groupset I want
matty- the genesis is steel (no thanks), and the cannondale is the synapse which is relaxed geometry, again, no thanks
I like that. Would be a good basis for an audax bike. Pity about the cliche black frame and components. What's wrong with a nice colour palate with classic polished alloy parts.
More and more parts are coming in black and it's easier to colour match than any other colour. The only clash is gloss with matt.
Black, to my eyes, looks blah and boring. Nothing looks worse than black parts with the anodizing worn off. Or worse. Carbon fibre with the clear coat chipped away. Silver alloy parts just age better.
Agree, but many people don't keep their bikes long enough for it to matter to them these days.
+1, oldest bike I have now is 16 months old and will be sold on Monday!
Found in another thread, now that the FM-166 frame has been out there for a while, HongFu have released another one, which seems to use the same fork setup, but the rear triangle is quite a bit different. This one is the FM-179 (the non-disc version is the FM-079)
I'm looking at that FM-179 image. looks more race geometry than the 166. I can't find any info on it. got anything michael?
edit: found this:
Use: Road Bicycles,road bike
Place of Origin: Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Brand Name: OEM
Model Number: HF-FM079
Name: carbon road bike frame disc brake
Colour: carbon colour/customized painting
Finish: UD matte/glossy
Warranty: 2 years
if fit Di2: yes
Commodity Frame (FM079+FK079+SP079)
Material Full Carbon Toray T800
Fork size 700C
Size 47cm,50cm 53m,56m,58m,60cm
Bottom bracket BSA or BB30 or DI2
Woven UD to order
Headset Size top 1-1/8",down 1-1/2"
Groupset DI2 or traditional shimano
Version disc brake version in 2014
Finish Raw carbon,Clear Coating,matte finish, Painting
so looks like the model number is the fm079
ooh: http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_produc ... e-298.html
found more info:
geometry is the same as:
http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_produc ... e-292.html
4% for paypal charge:$30.4
the total price:$790.4
my paypal account:[email protected]
including the frame,fork and seatpost.
the frame is all inner cable,including the brake cable.
it is 135mm for the rear hub space
now have one 56cm BSA UD matte in stock.
i'd say the prices would be US$
info c/o - http://www.velobuild.com/hongfu/5606-fm-079-disc
looks like it'll run my tyres too (want to run 25c marathon plus for commuting then 23c for the weekend)
I'd love to see one in the flesh.
The ST/TT junction on the FM-179 is interesting. Wonder where else it will pop up !!??
Only thing I don't like about either of the frames is that you can't fit decent mudguards to it.
So I'll stick with my Volagi Liscio
a riding buddy has just got back from china. he saw the fm069 (not disk version) he said it looks good
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