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The contenders from HongFu are:
FM296 (2014): http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_produc ... e-304.html
FM066 (2013): http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_produc ... 6-266.html
FM069 (2014): http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_produc ... e-292.html
They all appear very similar in terms of geo and intent. I do like the FM069 seat stay/ST junction detail (from an aesthetic viewpoint).
Given all the cranks I'd possibly swap over are English thread, no reason to go BB30 unless future-proofing? English BB adapter in BB30 shell, or just go BSA all the way?
I was then tipped onto the Workswell WCB-R-066. Apparently this in an homage to the R5. Given it uses the BBright system, that's a fair bet.
While it appears promising, BBright strikes me as a painful system to adapt anything BUT BBright cranks to. Not a cost I can easily factor in. From reading around, it's a good system, when it functions as it should, but can be problematic to fettle. A lack of tools and the complexity to adapt to non-BBright cranks might kybosh and otherwise good looking option.
I'd most likely get anything as unfinished CF and paint/gloss it myself.
Anyone got any input to any of the proffered alternatives?
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