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Old 12-22-12, 21:46
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Default Have you bought a carbon frames from China via eBay

Feedback on your experiences would be welcome!
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Old 12-23-12, 10:30
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Would recommend roadbikereview.com forum here for research.
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...3&l=2824b68b31

I bought this Chinese TT bike and had it painted locally.I'm happy with it for the price,and actualy prefer it to the Cervelo P2 I had before.
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Would recommend roadbikereview.com forum here for research.
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They are on their 6th thread about buying chinese carbon. Everything you could possibly want to know will be in them.
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Thanks all, excellent advice!

There are some amazing looking bits of kit in the gallery thread on rbv. I'm stunned by the paint jobs some of these places offer.
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I bought a 29er frame and rigid fork. Apart from a shifting issue with internal routing it is amazing stiff and light. Impressed with the fork. I did have to run a full cable housing zip tied for rear derailleur. Reviews and communication with mfg indicate my issues is isolated.

alibaba is the company

I have no issue with Chinese carbon frames at the price point. in fact Iam considering a road frame

up the big brand establishment; especially the roadie market/
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Isn't alibaba some kind of eBay style marketplace?

Do you remember the name of the vendor at all?

Just to be a tosser, I'm half considering one of those blatant Pinarello Dogma fakes and sticking an ENO fixed wheel in it.

(I do have a titanium Pinarello, so I wouldn't feel too bad about buying a copy)
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In my experience alibaba is to be avoided. it's basically a portal for anybody to sell, much like ebay as you say. deal directly with the three or four vendors named on rbr. many 'vendors' on alibaba are rip off merchants - fake chinarellos if you like
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Isn't alibaba some kind of eBay style marketplace?

Do you remember the name of the vendor at all?

Just to be a tosser, I'm half considering one of those blatant Pinarello Dogma fakes and sticking an ENO fixed wheel in it.

(I do have a titanium Pinarello, so I wouldn't feel too bad about buying a copy)
I dealt direct with LT bikes. Not sure why I said alibaba maybe because it was a link for frame geometry chart. http://www.ltbikes.com/


it has performed admirably and frankly I have no pride in spending 5k on a frame anymore. bikes to me are disposable. ride them into the ground and reboot.

you wont find me rebuilding campy shifters and hubs and bragging about it on the web

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you wont find me rebuilding campy shifters and hubs and bragging about it on the web
No, you like to brag about your SRAM hook up as if that canned spaghetti you get for free is somehow comparable to home cooking. No way! Ha-ha!!!
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