Time to roll out a new thread, as 6.0 is getting a bit unwieldy. Remember please, no counterfeits.
Does it look like this? If so, that's how it's sold. Mine came like that. It's made to be used with front derailleur mounting clamp.Ha well the R-002 (R-022) I received is pretty useless to me. Zhongwei sent it with out installing the front derailleur hanger. The frame hasnt even been drilled for the hanger.
I don't think he's referring to the inner surface but to the inner 1/3 of the steer tube wall. It almost looks like it has an aluminum sleeve inside the carbon exterior tube.That looks normal, the inside of any carbon fiber is going to look gross and nasty looking. If you cut a frame in half you would see the inside doesnt look anything like what we picture carbon to be. Cheaper carbon is more resin then fiber and it can be a bit more flexible under some conditions but that steer tube looks fine and thick!
Eek, if 1/3 of the tube thickness (not the inner wall surface) is flash resin from poor prep that's pretty scary. As that's definitely not carbon mat. I'd actually hope it's fiberglass over resin.Thats not aluminum at all, cut it in half and you will see. There is always dust and gray powder left over from resin and carbon. Steer tubes are thick as heck so there is many layers of both used. I still say its fine but if he is unsure Id stop by a local bike shop and ask what they think of it.
I cut the leftover tube again to get a closer look. Side note, the tube is a pain to cut.Eek, if 1/3 of the tube thickness (not the inner wall surface) is flash resin from poor prep that's pretty scary. As that's definitely not carbon mat. I'd actually hope it's fiberglass over resin. Ooity: Unfortunately unless you're going to give more info per the manufacturer/seller to see others have done you're a test group of 1.
I got an FM098 last spring and its been great for me. No real issues working with DengFu. A bit of a language barrier and double/triple checking details of the frame build lead to a fairly lengthy email exchange, but when it was all said and done I got exactly what I wanted.Hey All,
I'm pretty sure that I've decided on the "Venge" style frame *SHOCK* (It seems to be one of the most common builds on here), but I was hoping to pull from the vast wisdom on RBR to help me finish this project.
So first things first, what does the collective wisdom say about supplier quality? I'm looking at GreatKeen's GKRF01 (with graphics removed) or Dengfu's FM098. Does anyone have feedback regarding issues with the frame or issues working with the suppliers? Is there another supplier that you all would recommend?