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DengFu R01 / R02 - I bought and built one

Old 05-07-17, 10:59 PM
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I wish the OP would post a good photo of the completed bike(preferably against a plain background).
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Old 05-07-17, 11:15 PM
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feel like my brother-in-law has the clicker and he's flipping it between the Giro and This Week on Wall Street.
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Old 05-08-17, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
feel like my brother-in-law has the clicker and he's flipping it between the Giro and This Week on Wall Street.
This is, I am 104.72% sure, the best quote of the week.

Okay. So where does one go to learn more about the grand world of open mold frames?

Keep me from buying this Allez Sprint I have my eye on, somebody. Please. This should help.
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Old 05-08-17, 03:55 AM
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go to the websites for Workswell, Dengfu, and Hongfu. Got weight-weenies.com. If I wasn't late for work I would tell you a bunch of stuff (mostly imaginary, the rest lies--standard BF fare) here and now.

Short version: 99.8% of the quality of frames costing 5 times as much. If you think 500 is a smaller number than 2500, and if you don't have enough cash or choose not to spend your cash getting that .02 and a flashy set of decals .... Chinese carbon FTW.

By the way (to futilely try to forestall the inevitable bickering) unless a person owns two or three identical big-name frames and two or three identical Chinese frames of the same precise dimension, builds up all four or six with exactly identical gear, and rides them indiscriminately without knowing which is which, for a period of a year or so, and logs every mile , all ride date, and every impression, and then goes back to figure out which was which, and Then analyzes all the data and impressions ... then we are all talking opinion.

My opinion is that My particular Chinabomb is excellent. Most others who have actually built one seem to say the same thing. Some folks who have watched unrelated videos complain based on unrelated information or personal preference, but when it comes down to the actual frames, there is a ton of info from people who have actually gone through the process and Most (not All) of it is positive.

Main disappointments are very occasional quality control issues (particularly if you buy the first generation of a new model) and occasional shipping delays.

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Old 05-14-17, 11:34 PM
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Old 05-15-17, 03:38 AM
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Thank you
I will post pics and unboxing as soon as I get it.
I am 198lb and getting lower I hope 180lb. for 5ft 11''.

I own an Propel with 52/36 11/28.
Should I make the Dengfu 50/34 11/28 for hills and practice?

Or I will not notice any difference with 50/34 ?

I'm asking since you are an athlete .
Thank you Bill
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holy nose tilt, please say thats not how you always have it
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Keep me from buying this Allez Sprint I have my eye on, somebody. Please. This should help.
The Sprint is so much nicer than any generic carbon frame.
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Old 05-15-17, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 67stang View Post
You get a thumbs up from me, that's a great looking race bike. I'd put some serious miles on it if it was mine.
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Old 05-15-17, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MakiNn View Post
holy nose tilt, please say thats not how you always have it
Yeah, I like the nose down a little but not that much. Also the saddle to bar drop is pretty aggressive. Unless the OP is training for professional racing, I'd bring up the bars a bit as well. Looks like it would put a fair amount of pressure on the arms and hands. But to each their own. Otherwise the OP gets an "atta boy" from me on the bike build. Looks all business and no BS.
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ya I was in the process of adjusting the saddle when I took this pic.
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Originally Posted by 67stang View Post
ya I was in the process of adjusting the saddle when I took this pic.
makes sense
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Old 09-20-17, 03:01 PM
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Here is mine with
Ultegra groupset,Toupe Steel Rails Saddle,105 Casette,105 Pedals, Pro Stealth 42cm bar
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I wish the OP would post a good photo of the completed bike(preferably against a plain background).
Agree...and with a supermodel.
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Old 09-21-17, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by billiano View Post
Here is mine with
Ultegra groupset,Toupe Steel Rails Saddle,105 Casette,105 Pedals, Pro Stealth 42cm bar
how do you like it? Can you post a better pic would like to see the color!
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Old 05-15-19, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 67stang View Post
You may even be shocked that I have bought/sold a house without a real estate broker taken a commission...
I enjoyed the thread about the bike build, and also the aside about PayPal fees. I really agree with the above ^, though. The time is now past where real estate brokers have any value to buyers or sellers. We bought our recent home through direct sale, and split the savings with the sellers. That was a win-win, if I may.

When we sell again in, say, 7 years, we will sell by owner. There is no need to pay 4.5 - 6% off the top to exchange a house. That is crazy.
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