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    C3 H6 O3 ACID jasandalb's Avatar
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    Question on a "RAW" Carbon/Aluminum Frame

    So I am eyeballing a new frame, possibly doing a new build...and was hunting around.
    I saw this on ebay and wanted to see if anyone has seen the likes....
    Its basically the raw frame before paint, powdercoat, etc....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Carbon-and-alumi...?pt=Road_Bikes

    My question is...does this look "okay"....have you seen carbon/aluminum meshing in those areas OTHER THAN the stays? just looks weird....

    Thanks for the input...

    PS....if you happen to have a frame in the 54cm range...let me know. Looking for something good...

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    this kind of construction has gone out of style, but was pretty common not all that long ago. Some people are still doing it, obviously.

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    looks like a dumped chinese frame. I would avoid it. Painting something that is new and of composite construction is a good way to cause a catastrophic failure.

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    He told me: "These frames are made by Kinesis, they are one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers in Taiwan. "

    I just wonder if they are factory blems....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasandalb View Post
    He told me: "These frames are made by Kinesis, they are one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers in Taiwan. "

    I just wonder if they are factory blems....
    New frames can be purchased in the orient for $25.00. Usually with a manufactured item like a bicycle frame when something is done wrong it's played off as an isolated issue if it's not immediately noticeable. If the issue is such that it would render the bike unsalable it will never leave the building. 99.9% of the defective bikes are made by large reputable manufacturers because they product so many bikes so quickly but they usually have great quality control and consistency.

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