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    Generic chinese carbon singlespeed

    Since the rain in Spain falls like crazy this year, I reshuffled the parts on my bikes and this is the best result of the ordeal:
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    That looks sweet!

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    Sweet!

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    awesome. love the stealth look

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    That is a sweet looking bike!
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    Can you post some specs?
    Bottom bracket and frame manufacturer would be fine.

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    Here are some specs:
    -Frame: No-name size 18" 12K finish carbon frame off eBay. Probably from this factory. Headset and bottle cage from the same vendor.
    -EBB: Forward Components EBB.
    -Fork: Exotic 445mm carbon fork.
    -Wheels: OEM Sunn UN Feather wheelset (alexrims + ??? hubs)
    -Brakes: Hygia Usagi.
    -Saddle: No-name full carbon saddle off eBay.
    -Seatpost: Ritchey WCS wet black.
    -Stem: KCNC Team Issue.
    -Bar: Ritchey Superlogic.
    -Sprocket: Fire Eye SS Kit (spacers and 16T sprocket).
    -Crankarms: Deore XT.
    -Chainring: Blackspire Monoveloce 32T.
    -Chainring bolts: Stronglight steel track bolts
    -Chain: SRAM PC-7X + Velosolo 1/8" half link
    -Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron
    -Grips: Cheap foam from the LBS
    -QR: KCNC
    -Top cap: Velosolo
    -Pedals: CB Smarty

    The seatpost and pedals are likely going, both are heavy and unreliable

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    I love the TOP CAP,,,, very cool

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    Nice bike. Finished weight?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Get a half link or a whole half link chain on there to tighten up the slack on the chain. I read that about the eccentric bottom bracket --- very small tolerance to adjust requiring a half link.

    goatherdlander: Maybe you have to define country of origin in Spain, but not sure why you have to use those words describing the thread as it sounds a tad bit racist ... my bike is also made in Taiwan, so should I put "brand name chinese steel bike" Just a thought.
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    Oh, I have a half link in there, I might fine tune the tension if needed, but no slap or skipping so far.

    About the thread title, lacking a brand I just tried to be descriptive, most people by now have heard or know about these ebay frames from (mainland in this case) China.
    It's a fine product with a hard to match price/weight/finish ratio, so in fact my thread title is intended as a grateful homage to the origins of a frame that doesn't need a misleading "Assembled in the USA" sticker to be great.
    Avatar Chairman Mao would approve!

    *edit* Still I'd be happy with an admin swapping "chinese" for "eBay" in the title thread.

    About the weight, I lack a suitable scale, but should be well under 8Kg / 17,6lbs. There's a couple of heavy parts there and horrible extra thick tubes that will go when I get a tubeless kit. The front feels very very light, so much that the wheel lifts quite a bit when pushing hard from a stop without trying to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    Get a half link or a whole half link chain on there to tighten up the slack on the chain. I read that about the eccentric bottom bracket --- very small tolerance to adjust requiring a half link.

    goatherdlander: Maybe you have to define country of origin in Spain, but not sure why you have to use those words describing the thread as it sounds a tad bit racist ... my bike is also made in Taiwan, so should I put "brand name chinese steel bike" Just a thought.
    Ah, that's just way too PC... I mean, it's a frame from China, right? Just like how Ventana is American or Nicolai is German. Oh, btw, I'm Chinese and live in China.

    OP: I was in Spain just last week, Andalucia. It was beautiful, but I didn't have a bike with me (not that the torrential rain and landslips would have let me ride much anyway).

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    Soooo,

    How does it ride?
    Stiff enough? Not too harsh? Handles well?

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    I like that a lot - I was looking at those on eBunk until I got the new-to-me Haro

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    Looks like the tranny w/out the the rear bolts.

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    I was looking at that frame, too bad they don't have a 29er yet.

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    FWIW, I've put over 1k miles on the road version of this frame with no problems. I know lots of people (especially at roadbikereview) get their undies knotted up over these generic frames, but I couldn't be happier..



    Sorry for the roadie content..Here's a shot of my 3 favorite things to cleanse the palate..



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