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ebay carbon frame
« on: October 23, 2010, 07:34:21 AM »
Has anyone seen an eBay carbon frame after its been built and used for a year or so? Do they hold up well? And what's the difference between 3k 5k and 12k carbon

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 07:31:59 AM »
There is a guy on MTBR that has been rocking one for at least a year with zero frame issues.  Not sure what the difference is between the 3, 5, and 12...I think it may just be the weave on the top layer (for asthetic purposes).  The manufacturer is supposedly very resonsive to inquiries.  You may try shooting them an email. 

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 01:01:36 PM »
the top weave is cosmetic.
i should have one shortly...but mine isent from ebay direct from the manufacture...
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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 09:37:12 PM »
Cool, you gonna post build pics and a review after you log a few miles. Also I can't find any information on build specs particularly Max fork travel as it relates to Axel to crown height.

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 08:11:16 AM »
sure will.
mine is going to be a 29er and i havent decided if i am going to ride rigid or not.
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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 11:56:33 AM »
Frame and fork came in.. looks pretty good so far. the weight is a little unnerving…. I will let you know how it comes together after I get a headset.
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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 11:57:46 AM »
Did you put it on a scale to get a rough idea of the weight?

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 12:01:31 PM »
http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,6611.0.html

24K TCT carbon, what a heck of a deal locally ;)

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 01:15:24 PM »
2.7lbs for the frame
1.35lbs for the fork. carbon steer tube.  i think i need to buy a better torque wrench.
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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 02:19:54 PM »
2.7lbs for the frame
1.35lbs for the fork. carbon steer tube.  i think i need to buy a better torque wrench.

I went with a Craftman beam torque wrench.  Never need to calibrate and it actually has a lifetime warranty (fancy dial and click type are less than a year). 

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 02:21:38 PM »
Darius, throw up some pics when you can!
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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2010, 03:23:09 PM »
i dont know how to post pictures up on here.. but they are on my face book page.

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i didnt think the ibeam wrenches are good for low torque....
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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2010, 04:07:41 PM »
I haven't had a problem with it yet.

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Re: ebay carbon frame
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2010, 06:53:30 PM »
whats the face book page, i'd like to check it out

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Re: ebay carbon frame
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