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Old 12-08-16, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
I agree, nicely done, though personally I wouldn't have bought a generic Chinese fork but that's just me.
They have built my carbon bike frame, which has 5K+ miles and 2 crashes on it and holding well, so I decide to give a 2nd shot when they were $400 cheaper than the ENVE I was looking at.
I *may* replace it in the future, but only after the etap and some Reynolds Assault SLG
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Old 12-10-16, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by cat0020 View Post
I don't need to, cycling is just something I'm willing to spend $$ on.. plenty of budget for me.



If you've never done CX or off-road riding on your road bike.. then perhaps there are situations that you don't know how much wear/stress can be put on cycling equipment. I do with my road bike what mos wouldn't do.. but that's just me.
Warranty for Chinese product is mostly non-existent.. more than often they just send replacement without question, no need to ship item back to CN.
Quality of CF forks from CN is just on par with name-brand that cost 5 times as much.
Now we're talking about helmets? I don't have experience with CN helmets... I can't say if they are inferior.. AFAIK, GIRO and Bell both have helmets made in CN... but let's stay on topic, if you want to discuss this further, start a new thread.
Actually I can talk about the helmet issue because I was making a comparison thus staying completely on subject, would you wear a generic non safety approved USA federal standard chinese made helmet? which you refused to answer which suggests to me that you wouldn't risk your head to a non USA approved helmet made in China, so why would you risk riding a generic Chinese made fork, wheel, or frame?

And no, most Chinese companies do not just simply send you back a new part, which is why my LBS has to replace those Chinese parts because the buyer tried to get the problem resolved and failed to and thus after learning their lesson went to an LBS to get parts that would be warrantied should a problem arise.
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Old 12-10-16, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
Actually I can talk about the helmet issue because I was making a comparison thus staying completely on subject, would you wear a generic non safety approved USA federal standard chinese made helmet? which you refused to answer which suggests to me that you wouldn't risk your head to a non USA approved helmet made in China, so why would you risk riding a generic Chinese made fork, wheel, or frame?
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But are forks, wheels and frames going thru a "safety approved USA federal standard" process? Also note, standards are just that, standards. Every product out there hasn't been proven to pass the standard. Hey, I'd love it, if there was helmet testing so that we'd not just know a specific model passed a standard, but by how much it exceeded the standard. Plenty of regs and standards exist for car companies, but we all know that recalls happen, and some for quite dangerous flaws.
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Old 12-10-16, 06:38 PM
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Can we bring this thread back on track? It's a sin to turn the To forum into a carbon discussion 🙂
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Old 12-10-16, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
But are forks, wheels and frames going thru a "safety approved USA federal standard" process? Also note, standards are just that, standards. Every product out there hasn't been proven to pass the standard. Hey, I'd love it, if there was helmet testing so that we'd not just know a specific model passed a standard, but by how much it exceeded the standard. Plenty of regs and standards exist for car companies, but we all know that recalls happen, and some for quite dangerous flaws.
No no no, most of those cheap e-bay and alibaba, etc do not in any way shape or form go through a USA federal standard safety certification just as the cheap china direct helmets do not either.

There has been too many times a Chinese product caught fire, like those cheap rechargeable headlights, that burned down houses, even stuff that was made by China and sent to be sold in America have had major issues, remember the bad dog food that killed dogs across America? But you still don't see any of that, nor do you see the fact that you have no recourse if a product liability case should arise out of the use of a flawed product made in China. This stuff is all over the internet, Chinese ginseng killing people in Africa; this sort of thing isn't rare either, just google it and find out for yourself. Here's one site with some infor: Are Chinese Products Slowly Killing Us?

And since you insist that all Chinese products are made the same whether they say Trek or nothing, then maybe you should read this: Not all frames are created equal. A look deep inside the carbon in counterfeit bikes | VeloNews.com

And this: Dangers of fake bike parts highlighted by BBC documentary - Cycling Weekly

Like I said over and over, you buy whatever you want from wherever you want, me personally I would never buy direct from China.
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Old 12-10-16, 10:14 PM
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staying completely on subject


Thread rerail?
The top tube bag is long gone having been replaced by more practical saddle bag, I'll post an updated pic soon. Oh yeah, its a Serotta Legend Ti.
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Thread rerail?
The top tube bag is long gone having been replaced by more practical saddle bag, I'll post an updated pic soon. Oh yeah, its a Serotta Legend Ti.
Thank you, I was getting a popcicle headache 🤕
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Old 12-24-16, 09:51 AM
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Old 12-24-16, 03:19 PM
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Old 12-24-16, 08:44 PM
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Nice... by any chance did you weight the frame? I've bee lusting a mosaic for a while...
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Old 12-25-16, 11:15 AM
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Nice... by any chance did you weight the frame? I've bee lusting a mosaic for a while...
No, I forgot to weigh the bare frame, I got too excited to build it up and then realized I hadn't. The disc brakes and large rear cassette make the complete bike almost 19 lbs, which is heavy as compared to my other Ti road bikes. It doesn't feel heavy riding it, however, and I guess is the price you pay for deep aero wide wheels, 31mm tires, disc brakes and mtn bike gearing. It rides great and fits me perfectly (it should, given the amount of time I spent with my other bikes and BideCAD figuring out every dimension).
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Originally Posted by Mark Manner View Post
Beautiful. But get the Ti seat topper.
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Old 12-25-16, 12:59 PM
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Beautiful. But get the Ti seat topper.
I will check it out.
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Fixed my pics.
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Awesome! Love Black Sheep bikes.
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My face hurts looking at this. I'd love to go for a winter ride, but I don't think I could get out of my neighborhood safely on anything but a fat bike right now!
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