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tfl

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Thanks for all the info here, i got mine this monday.
Frame looks good but dont have any of the parts i plan to use, and i wont be riding much if any until the snows melt so might take a month or two before i actually build this.

Ordered from aliexpress and shipped by xdb, got to finland in 22 days so clearly doable but looks like a crapshoot.

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Thanks for all the info here, i got mine this monday.
Frame looks good but dont have any of the parts i plan to use, and i wont be riding much if any until the snows melt so might take a month or two before i actually build this.

Ordered from aliexpress and shipped by xdb, got to finland in 22 days so clearly doable but looks like a crapshoot.

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Nice !!! What Mavic are they ? I discovered last week that Mavic's 2018 cassettes are for MTB only. Since 11s MTB are shorter than 11s road, i'm pretty much f***d 😃 Had to buy an MTB cassette..

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I sent an email to xdb at these two email addresses with the tracking number Tideace had given me. xmxdbgs@163.com 402349097@qq.com Yes, my frame was stuck in the Netherlands for nearly all of December and then it went to the Czech Republic at the very end of December and has been there ever since.


Did you manage to get your money back? My frame reached UPS finally and is on it's way, left Nurnberg today.
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Did you manage to get your money back? My frame reached UPS finally and is on it's way, left Nurnberg today.


To make a long story short, no I didn't get my money back, but the frame arrived on Wednesday (3 months to the day from when it left China).  So initially, all is good.  However, in my impatience and desperation to have a frame I did something else (another upcoming story).  I'll try to post my impressions of the Tideace fame finish quality when I have a chance.
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Nice !!! What Mavic are they ? I discovered last week that Mavic's 2018 cassettes are for MTB only. Since 11s MTB are shorter than 11s road, i'm pretty much f***d 😃 Had to buy an MTB cassette..



Mavic Crossrides from my 29", i need them for my mtb so they wont be the wheels i use
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3rd ride with the tideace.
Went on wide gravel roads, some rocky sections. 

The frame feels awesome... If it does not brake over time, it's a real bargain over a 3T Exploro. 
As i said, very responsive, but this time i've tested it on descents as well, and it's super fun. It's not "Cannondale Slate fun" though [smile] You can't push to hard, it's not a MTB. I believe that for you guys who will put 650B, it's going to be awesome.

One last techy hint : my saddle was slipping backwards when riding. So i put skateboard grip on its rails. Problem solved. 
And carbon paste on the seatpost solved the slide issue.

Picture of the day on the trail... Cheers !

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Hi! How is your bike now? Is everything Ok? Did you make some improvements?
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Hey Andrew, here’s the bike now.
Nothing has been broken over 1000km . I changed the wheels for 27.5 to use tubeless tires for comfort. Overall after 8 month : still happy !!!!

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Hey Andrew, here’s the bike now.
Nothing has been broken over 1000km . I changed the wheels for 27.5 to use tubeless tires for comfort. Overall after 8 month : still happy !!!!


That is great that everything is Ok! The bike looks cool with 27,5 wheels!
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ndbike

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Just as general info, I ended up selling mine before I ever built it. In the mess of waiting for it to arrive (over 2 month wait) I bought a 3T Exploro Team frameset. The guy that bought my Tideace sent me a photo the other day of the steer tube, and it had broken right above the head tube, below the stem. Now I’m trying to get Tideace to send a new fork under warranty. Also, he told me he is having a terrible time keeping the seat post from slipping into the frame when riding.
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Hi all,
this is mine. Image2018-06-12.jpeg  I bought the frame from BXT  (was a little cheaper than tideace) and built with Rival/Force1(mixed) and handmade 27.5 wheels (mavic xc421 rims and novatec 791 hubs)
Unlucky the 42 teeth chainring didn't fit and i had to go lower with 38. If i knew that i surely went on double crank in the front ( i like the Campy Potenza HO 11 )
Other issues are that BXT doesn't provide front thru axle so I had to try some from other aliexpress sellers, and the .......    fu.....ing slippery seatpost 
I'm looking for a valid solution yet. Any suggestion is apreciated
Luckly at this time the bike runs good
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Bruised

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Seatpost slide is common on some open mold frames. Some have marked where they want their post, masked it, then sprayed a few coats of paint on the lower portion of the post to make the area a little thicker. Once dried, carbon paste was applied. This built up the area to give a tighter tolerance so that the bolt will apply enough presssure. Not a guaranteed fix but worth a try.
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benex

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Thamks a lot
I've read about this. I'll try and I'll let you know

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Bruised

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For those of you with this frame, how do you find the cable routing going into the top tube? Any binding or restriction because of the cables having to curve so much?
I had a 2009 Cervélo S3 with this same cable routing and it was less than ideal - no idea why they continued this on the 3T and therefore this frame.
Thx
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