Want to ride more!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South of Seattle, in the rain
Bikes: Marin for dirt, Cannondale for road
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Anyone have experience in building up a chinese carbon fiber frame from e-bay?
I've been watching the appearance of carbon fiber framesets (sometimes with carbon fork, handlebars, stem, seatpost, bottle cages, and saddle) on e-Bay, at very low prices. Carbon frames show up at $325 and up, and a full-on carbon offering has appeared at sub-$550 rates.
They all seem to be sourced through Hong Kong.
Anyone have experience in purchasing and building up one of these frames?
I know about quality issues, and really want to hear about actual experience. Some adventurous cyclist must have taken the leap.
If so, what did you find after sending your money off on PayPal?
And most importantly, what kind of products did you get? Well-finished, decent, or junk?
What kind of bike did you build up, and how does it ride?
Post any photos, please!