DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby Crawf » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:43 pm

Frame arrived today, hopefully get stuck into it tonight. More pics to come...

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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby MarkG » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:35 pm

Hey Crawf -

What frame is the FM098 based on?
Looks a lot like cross between a Fuji SST and a Specialized Venge!
Looks nice!
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby Crawf » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:47 pm

Yep a Venge.

No progress on the build, still waiting on SD50 cables... :cry:
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby DaveOZ » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:49 pm

That looks very nice. Will follow with interest.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby MarkG » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:02 pm

Yeah there's a very nice one with black and red highlights on one of the forums - looks very nice.

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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby Crawf » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:16 pm

New China compact bars
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Matching crankset
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Internal seat post battery
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Hacked original battery mount waiting to be fed down the downtube, that'll be fun.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby azeng97 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:15 pm

MarkG wrote:Yeah there's a very nice one with black and red highlights on one of the forums - looks very nice.

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Indeed looks nice. Glad we're agreeing on something (except I thought you don't like this type of stuff..but ok)
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby MarkG » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:20 pm

I said I don't trust companies that copy others designs .. its called counterfeiting... I didn't say it doesn't look nice.
Stop trolling.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:40 pm

MarkG wrote:Yeah there's a very nice one with black and red highlights on one of the forums - looks very nice.

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I want that bike :shock:

EDIT: do you have to have Di2 with that frame?
i.e. could I throw on Ultegra?
Does it run a standard shimano BB and crank?
quick calcs tell me that I wouldn't get change out of $2k (using existing wheels)....
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby azeng97 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:24 pm

jasonc wrote:
MarkG wrote:Yeah there's a very nice one with black and red highlights on one of the forums - looks very nice.

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I want that bike :shock:

EDIT: do you have to have Di2 with that frame?
i.e. could I throw on Ultegra?
Does it run a standard shimano BB and crank?
quick calcs tell me that I wouldn't get change out of $2k (using existing wheels)....


No, There are Di2 and non-Di2 versions of the frame, although the Di2 frames are still compatible with non-Di2 for some reason. You can also get different BB versions, so standard Shimano is fine.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby clydesmcdale » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Have just completed my fm098 running campy super record on a Di2 compatible frame. Only difference is that the Di2 frame here is;
- no rear D inner cable routing sleave with no cable stops
- a hole for the internal wiring
That's it AFAIK

It is a bit tricky routing the rear d cable, but not too bad.

Btw by my calcs with ultegra, this frame, carbon wheels and everything else on the bike you could do it for under 2.5k
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:30 pm

clydesmcdale wrote:Have just completed my fm098 running campy super record on a Di2 compatible frame. Only difference is that the Di2 frame here is;
- no rear D inner cable routing sleave with no cable stops
- a hole for the internal wiring
That's it AFAIK

It is a bit tricky routing the rear d cable, but not too bad.

Btw by my calcs with ultegra, this frame, carbon wheels and everything else on the bike you could do it for under 2.5k


so why that vs a azurri with di2 for the same $
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby clydesmcdale » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:47 pm

jasonc wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Have just completed my fm098 running campy super record on a Di2 compatible frame. Only difference is that the Di2 frame here is;
- no rear D inner cable routing sleave with no cable stops
- a hole for the internal wiring
That's it AFAIK

It is a bit tricky routing the rear d cable, but not too bad.

Btw by my calcs with ultegra, this frame, carbon wheels and everything else on the bike you could do it for under 2.5k


so why that vs a azurri with di2 for the same $

one of the reasons I didn't go that route. Went SR and for a little over 3k. Couldn't find that set-up in that price range.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby jasonc » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:09 am

was at my friendly LBS yesterday and his recommendation was to buy a CE bike with the bits you want, transplant and sell the frame. he reckons it works out cheaperer
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby Crawf » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:25 pm

Haven't ridden it yet :( ... to busy trying to finish timber decking!
7.6kg as pictured.
New bartape on order too.

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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby MarkG » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:32 am

Looks good man.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby jasonc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:11 am

MarkG wrote:Looks good man.

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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby PawPaw » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Crawf wrote:Haven't ridden it yet :( ... to busy trying to finish timber decking!
7.6kg as pictured.
New bartape on order too.


cbf'd counting the spokes....but there's heaps. be interested to hear how the wheel feels. My 50mm CC is very stiff compared to alloys.
Looks bad ass.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby MarkG » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:28 pm

How's about I race it next weekend and you finish my decking and I report back!:grin:
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby asmc » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:30 am

Hi

This may have been answered, would you be able to tell me the weight of the frame + fork? I'm interested in buying this frame :D
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby azeng97 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:55 pm

asmc wrote:Hi

This may have been answered, would you be able to tell me the weight of the frame + fork? I'm interested in buying this frame :D


http://www.velobuild.com/36-fm098-dengf ... t&type=raw

1162g for the frame, 436g for the fork, so quite heavy compared to the others (FM028/FM066)
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby Crawf » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:18 am

PawPaw wrote:
Crawf wrote:Haven't ridden it yet :( ... to busy trying to finish timber decking!
7.6kg as pictured.
New bartape on order too.


cbf'd counting the spokes....but there's heaps. be interested to hear how the wheel feels. My 50mm CC is very stiff compared to alloys.
Looks bad ass.


Yep allot... very overkill, but I had the hubs waiting and wanting rims, If you have Alchemy hubs you gotta use them! - 28/32h.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby asmc » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:58 pm

any recent pics of the bike ;)

How has it been, any issues? I'm considering buying a frame as a project training bike.
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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby Crawf » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:35 am

asmc wrote:any recent pics of the bike ;)

How has it been, any issues? I'm considering buying a frame as a project training bike.


Nope no issues, well none that I haven't caused, i.e. stripping bolts :)
If you're after a stiffer more crit style bike then chose this, or something slightly more relaxed say for climbing then go the FM028.
I notice the stiffness in the bracket when sprinting compared to the FM028, it just propels that little bit more.

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Re: DengFu FM098 Di2 Build

Postby asmc » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:03 pm

ah cheers for the photos, the bike looks amazing :D I would want something similar with maybe a red stripe on the inside of the fork :P

so i got quoted on velobuild around $520 for a small frame, seem right to you? and another $500 for 38mm carbon clinchers
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