You bought a 26er frame from the looks of it. I believe that Hong Fu makes a 27.5 specific frame.We should try to consolidate this info in a nice organized thread. I just want to contribute that I bought a hong fu frame
2012 Full carbon mountain bike MTB 26ER frame 21" Fork-in Bicycle Frame from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com'
and although the fork seemed to be a 29er fork, No way shape or how does a 27.5 rim fit back there. I was hoping this would be similar to the on one whippet. :madman:
All I want is a nice 27.5 frame.
I managed to get one pic up - see a little earlier in the thread (I hope ). Honestly, the thread tap was a non-issue. It was only a single thread on the frame, and one on the FSA stem that I purchased separately.This sounds like a great XC build with choices that are right up my alley. Can't wait to see the pics. I don't know squat about using a tap, so the lack of threads that you mentioned would have been a really significant problem for me.
I got the matte 3k finish - I originally asked for glossy, but they didn't have that readily available. In hindsight, I'm actually glad I got the matte finish.Great build MOrphtcat!
I still have the frame in my garage, a few online orders have been delayed due to the Cristmas season, no fork, rims and H-bar-
Can't wait to start the build!
A couple of questions:
Did you get the matte3k finish, or is it just a camera effect?
I have a standard setup - rear brake on the right. All my bikes (including my CX bike) have that style, and when I ride the motorcycle I don't seem to have a problem . btw: the routing of the cable internally was easy; it seems like they've done the right thing and have an internal channel so that you just have to push things through. The tolerances are extremely tight, which is good.Looking at the picture I just realized that the internal routing for the rear brake (hose entering left side) won't work too well for moto-style routing (rear brake - left side).
Did you use a standard routing?
I did, but to be honest I forget exactly what it weighed. If I recall correctly, it was pretty much exactly what Rockshox specified. The entire bike comes in at somewhere around 21-22lb depending on tires used. I'm also going to change the seat post to a 2-bolt FSA because a 1-bolt setup just doesn't keep the saddle horizontal.Did you have a chance to weight the fork before assembly?
I'll try to do that, but I'm not sure that I can.PS it would be great to resize the pic to avoid the horizontal scroll
Thanks Rich! It's a 31.6 seat post. I'm getting an FSA K-Force SB25 for mine.Morphtcat,
A beautiful bike and build. Best of luck. Now go get her dirty!
I'm waiting for my FM-136 to arrive. I ordered the Glossy 12K, BB30.
I'm building a 16" 18.5 lbs. Single Speed for my wife.
Could you tell me what the seatpost size is. (31.6?)