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Thanks Mike. I figure it will be at least 6 months before I can beat the old ladies around the block, but with the Dollar sinking fast, seems like a good time to buy a cheap frame. In the months I'm trying to get into something approaching cycling fitness, I can poke around for some bargain wheels and aerobars, should be a fun project. I haven't looked into a new frame in years, it's amazing how many dirt cheap carbon frames are out there now.
On another forum there are several threads on Hong-Fu bikes. I almost bought one; had very good customer communication with Jenny via email but at the end I thought the fit was a little too aggressive for me (I was looking at a ISP frame). You can also get it custom painted for 50-75 bucks...3K or 12K weave, clear coat or unfinished, BB30, tapered steerer and many other options. Ask them for the CAD drawings for accurate geo info. I think they also have an Ebay store but you can buy direct cheaper...

Products list -- HongFu Sports Equipment Co., Ltd.
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Hi all,

Here is my VOLTZ branded ISP 2010 frame with full Campagnolo Chorus 11-Speed setup with Time RXS Pedals and custom built VOLTZ 38mm tubular wheelset (1,130grams) with Continental Competition Tubular tyres (700Cx22mm).

Total weight is 6.9kg fully built.

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On another forum there are several threads on Hong-Fu bikes. I almost bought one; had very good customer communication with Jenny via email but at the end I thought the fit was a little too aggressive for me (I was looking at a ISP frame). You can also get it custom painted for 50-75 bucks...3K or 12K weave, clear coat or unfinished, BB30, tapered steerer and many other options. Ask them for the CAD drawings for accurate geo info. I think they also have an Ebay store but you can buy direct cheaper...

Products list -- HongFu Sports Equipment Co., Ltd.
sounds good, look like they are worth checking out.


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Originally Posted by cyclist_sg View Post
Hi all,

Here is my VOLTZ branded ISP 2010 frame with full Campagnolo Chorus 11-Speed setup with Time RXS Pedals and custom built VOLTZ 38mm tubular wheelset (1,130grams) with Continental Competition Tubular tyres (700Cx22mm).

Total weight is 6.9kg fully built.

6.9kg is seriously light weight, I like the understated paint job
post #49 of 161

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6.9kg is seriously light weight, I like the understated paint job
Thank you for the compliment. The frame+fork, rims & hubs are sourced from Asia(China/Taiwan) and thier quality gave serious a big bang for the buck spent.

The test rides proved the frame to be no pushover - responsive on climbs and fast on accelerations.

The paint scheme was actually the manufacturer's standard but I liked it as u said - understated without being flashy.

Pat
post #50 of 161

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You're gonna need to spend more than that get a really good bike. But this is a good option considering your budget.
post #51 of 161

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I recently bought a "WINSPACE Bikes" frame (see Road - FM202, although in nude carbon), built with Ultegra 6700 and DA wheels. By the time I put everything on it, and a few other bits and pieces, I spent a little under $2500 (AUD), and have a 7.3kg bike that does everything I want. I'm sure if I'd spent another $3000-$4000 for an equivalent branded bike I would get a better bike, but would I get a bike that was $3000 better? I doubt it. Very happy on the value for money front.

Cheers,
Dim
post #52 of 161

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Can we get an update on the quality of this frame?
post #53 of 161

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Anyone purchased one of these? for under $700 w/shipping, they seem like a good deal to me.





even have nice TT bars to match:

post #54 of 161

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Hi,

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Can we get an update on the quality of this frame?
Happy to report there have been no problems so far. I haven't done much riding though, probably only 1500kms or so since getting it, but its handled them well.

Any specific areas of interest?

Cheers,
Dim
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Hi,



Happy to report there have been no problems so far. I haven't done much riding though, probably only 1500kms or so since getting it, but its handled them well.

Any specific areas of interest?

Cheers,
Dim
Glad to hear that! Since riding dynamics are so subjective, I'm not worried about whether it is responsive or steers slowly. Mostly interested in if the frame has cracked, how the finish has held up, if there are any issues with bearing or threaded surfaces.


thanks

stu...
post #56 of 161

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Hi,

I've been interested in these frames for a while now, and recently I've started collecting geometry, sizing etc on my blog at Cheap Carbon Frames

I thought some people here might find it useful, but I'm also interested in any experience people have had especially with some of the newer, more recent frame designs.
post #57 of 161
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Hi,

I've been interested in these frames for a while now, and recently I've started collecting geometry, sizing etc on my blog at Cheap Carbon Frames

I thought some people here might find it useful, but I'm also interested in any experience people have had especially with some of the newer, more recent frame designs.
Your web page is great. It should help others considering these frames quite a bit. I've had one of these for about 1 year. When I got mine it was very difficult to get info on these frames. Most advice was: stay away! carbon is a highly technical manufacturing and you don't know who manufactured it. Well, I bought one as "an experiment" and built it up with some older 105 parts... I'll post some pictures (nothing great; it's just a bike). I've put over 1000 miles ( I have other bikes); I like it; it's nice to switch bikes a have different feels to my rides... My other bikes are a Giant TCR C1 (fast and nimble) and an older Giant OCR (my touring bus).
This clone frame actually fits me better for longer rides (taller head tube) and rides great; it has become my "recovery ride" bike. It's hard to compare to my other bikes 'cause they have different components and wheels but based on my current set-ups, I would rank it below my TCR C (but not by much) and way above the OCR.... I think I paid 400 bucks for frame, fork, seat post, seat clamp, head set... Can't complain.
post #58 of 161

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Your web page is great. It should help others considering these frames quite a bit. I've had one of these for about 1 year. When I got mine it was very difficult to get info on these frames. Most advice was: stay away! carbon is a highly technical manufacturing and you don't know who manufactured it. Well, I bought one as "an experiment" and built it up with some older 105 parts... I'll post some pictures (nothing great; it's just a bike). I've put over 1000 miles ( I have other bikes); I like it; it's nice to switch bikes a have different feels to my rides... My other bikes are a Giant TCR C1 (fast and nimble) and an older Giant OCR (my touring bus).
This clone frame actually fits me better for longer rides (taller head tube) and rides great; it has become my "recovery ride" bike. It's hard to compare to my other bikes 'cause they have different components and wheels but based on my current set-ups, I would rank it below my TCR C (but not by much) and way above the OCR.... I think I paid 400 bucks for frame, fork, seat post, seat clamp, head set... Can't complain.
That's pretty interesting. Do you know what frame it was?
post #59 of 161
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That's pretty interesting. Do you know what frame it was?
here it is:
LL
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here it is:
As a follow up:
frame, fork and seatpost are Ebay clones
Bottle cages: Ebay carbon (bought with the frame)
bars: Giant
Headset: cane creek IS2
Saddle: Rido
Wheels: Mavic Aksium
Group:shifters, FD, RD, chain, cassette: shimano 105 (about 4 years old; i think)
crank: FSA gossamer triple ( I don't like it but that's what I had)
All the parts I had around the house, so i just needed a frame...
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