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Jorgen
The front fork is threaded. The rear use a nut
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ancker
Jorgen wrote:
The front fork is threaded. The rear use a nut


This is true for earlier shipments.

Somewhere around early 2018, the CFR505 was shipping with threaded rear hangers.

Mine (shipped May 2018) was not, but I sent them an email and they quickly shipped me threaded replacement hangers.
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kowalski
VTGraveler wrote:


I like your red. What is the Pantone code/?


It was spray painted orange with paint from Montana Gold. The color is a dark satin orange called G2080 Pure Orange, but I wouldn't recommend it as it chips very easy as I found out (the hard way) that this paint is intended for graphic artists and isn't very durable. It's getting repainted with different paint soon.
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HOG2001
Hey folks!

I'm looking for a affordable fork with triple cage mounts.....same/equal specs like the Carbonda CFR505 fork. Like the Bombtrack fork: http://bombtrack.com/parts/forks/ext-fork/

Carbonda would be able to build a fork with triple cage mounts....but the MOQ is 20 pc.


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carbonazza

To Nicolas... Not sure why, but I can't reply to your message from the forumchitchat.

The yellow on my bike is Neon Yellow pantone 809C

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jever98
Thanks!
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s0ldats
what's the largest 650b tire size y'all have tried fitting on the 505? anything larger than  650x47?
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Crank_Spinner
There are two forks that come to my mind which could be similar.

1. Rodeo-lab's SPORK
2. Curve Cycling Fork

Both seem to be similar in terms of axle, dynamo hub options, cage mounts. the SPORK has the option for 15mm or 12mm though.

There may be more.


HOG2001 wrote:
Hey folks!

I'm looking for a affordable fork with triple cage mounts.....same/equal specs like the Carbonda CFR505 fork. Like the Bombtrack fork: http://bombtrack.com/parts/forks/ext-fork/

Carbonda would be able to build a fork with triple cage mounts....but the MOQ is 20 pc.


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VTGraveler
I'm assuming the headset for the CFR505 is the same as the CFR696 the I ordered. Can someone tell me the specs? IS41 or IS41 upper? Assume IS52 lower.
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owly
Crank_Spinner wrote:
There are two forks that come to my mind which could be similar.

1. Rodeo-lab's SPORK
2. Curve Cycling Fork

Both seem to be similar in terms of axle, dynamo hub options, cage mounts. the SPORK has the option for 15mm or 12mm though.

There may be more.


 

Another one:- 
https://www.fyxation.com/collections/forks/products/sparta-fcr-all-road-full-carbon-fork 

Bearclaw Bicycle Co. also has a fork coming out in Sept. Not sure of full specs or if its available for purchase by itself. Pic on their Instagram (Aug. 18th).
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HOG2001
Crank_Spinner wrote:
There are two forks that come to my mind which could be similar.

1. Rodeo-lab's SPORK
2. Curve Cycling Fork

Both seem to be similar in terms of axle, dynamo hub options, cage mounts. the SPORK has the option for 15mm or 12mm though.

There may be more.




Thanks!



The Fyxation looks interesting 
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Crank_Spinner
HOG2001 wrote:


Thanks!



The Fyxation looks interesting 


In the description it says all internal routing - from the picture the break hose is def. not internal but running externaly in a strange manner.  SPORC looks more trustful in my opinion and has true all internal routing of hose and dynamo hub wire.
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andrewins
widerisfaster wrote:

My Carbonda CFR696 Build is finished:

Size: Medium, BB86
Paint: Pantone Cool Grey 1C with stone speckle, gloss finish
Chainset: Easton EC90SL cranks with Absolute Black 48/32 Oval Chainrings 170mm
Power Meter Easton Cinch
Bottom Bracket: Kogel Ceramic
Cassette: Shimano CS-8000 Road Bike Cassette - 11-30 / 11 Speed
Chain:  Shimano Ultegra Road Bike Chain
Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace RD-9100 Rear Derailleur - 11 Speed
Front Derailleur: Dura Ace FD-9100 Road Bike Front Derailleur - Braze On
STI Levers: Ultegra BR8070
Disc Rotors: Dura Ace SM-RT900 140mm

Wheels: Light Bicycle RM29C06 Flyweight with DT240S centrelock
Tyres: Compass Bon Jon Pass Extralight 35mm, set up tubeless. Measure 37mm wide
Pedals - Speedplay. Will switch to Shimano M520 SPD for offroad
Bars - Easton EA70AX flared 
Saddle SMP Drakon
Cages Aurundel Stainless

Weight: 8.0kg with pedals and cages

IMG_6128.jpg  IMG_6131.jpg 
IMG_6130.jpg  IMG_6122.jpg  IMG_6126.jpg  IMG_6123.jpg
  IMG_6121.jpg   



Hi It is said that 696 can take 700*50 tires. What do you think, is it possible on your frame?
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SteeleWheels
widerisfaster wrote:

My Carbonda CFR696 Build is finished:

 



Beautiful bike. Just make sure you finish the steerer tube. 
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SteeleWheels
I've been away from this forum for a while enjoying my Carbonda. Man, I really love this bike. I don't ride nearly as much as most of you, only about 4 or 5 hours a week, but my build suits me perfectly. The geometry is great for me because of lower back trouble. I am switching out my bars for road bars without the flair and I ordered a road wheelset because I'm going to sell my road bike now. I don't think I'll ever go back to a front derailleur again or a "race" bike geometry.
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s0ldats
for anyone who has the tideace/bxt 'cx-039' frames AKA: 3t exploro,

is it compatible with the 3t seatpost that comes on the official frame? the one with the squishy rubber bits?

would be nice to be able to swap that in, should the original seatpost get damaged.
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VTGraveler
Inspired by widerisfaster, I ordered a CFR695 in Pantone Cool Grey 1C for my first gravel bike after hemming and hawing for 2 years about whether or not to get a gravel bike and if so a C'dale slate. I live in Vermont and everyone seems to use a slate, but decided I wanted a lighter bike and I like carbon. 

The Build:
  • Carbonda CFR695 size 52cm
  • Carbonda Fork & Headset & Axles (may swap these out for bolts at some point)
  • Niner RDO Stem (green)
  • Easton EA70 AX Bar 44mm
  • Fizik Endurance Tacky Tape
  • ZIPP Gell Pads for Top of bars
  • Niner RDO Carbon Setback Seatpost (Green)
  • SQLab 612 Ergowave Action Saddle
  • SRAM Rival 1 Groupp0 10-42 Cassette & 42t front Ring
  • Shimano SLX 160/140 rotors
  • Stans Crest MK3 27.5/Bitex (Silver) Center Lock Hubs/Sapim race spokes (Black)
  • Terrene Elwood 650x47c tires
  • Shimano XT Race Pedals (Probably will switch to Time ATAC at some point)
  • Tacx Ciro Cages (Green)

On paper should come in around 18.4lbs. All in about $2500. A bit worried about those crests, but we'll see. If they don't last I'll replace with carbon.

I'm really interested to see how 2.1 tire ride on a gravel/road bike, but sticking with the 47c to start.

Will post a picture once things roll in and get built up

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ERQ
I've just started the process of ordering a CFR696. Plan is to build it up with Ultegra 8020. I've gotten myself all wrapped around the axle (forgive the pun) trying to think through wheel options; need to start a new thread to ask about advice with respect to that. Open to suggestions about paint jobs as well--the infinite choice is paralyzing.

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this thread--I have been lurking for a year and have re-read it multiple times gathering the knowledge and courage to pull the trigger on this build. I hope to partially return the favor by trying to post a lot of details as I work through the CFR696 ordering and build process.
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andrewins
s0ldats wrote:
for anyone who has the tideace/bxt 'cx-039' frames AKA: 3t exploro,

is it compatible with the 3t seatpost that comes on the official frame? the one with the squishy rubber bits?

would be nice to be able to swap that in, should the original seatpost get damaged.


Hi, you can try to ask about those frames here:

http://ridinggravel.forumchitchat.com/post/chinese-carbon-gravel-bike-tideace-9480807?highlight=chinese&pid=1305292714

Best!
Andrey
 
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andrewins
maettu99 wrote:
Received my CFR696 today. Everything seems ro be pretty nice. I like the conventional seatpost and the stock axles fit pretty well.

Size is 56


Hi, it is said that this frame can take 700*50 mm tires. What do you think, is it possible?

Andrey
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ERQ
I got a reply from Adam very quickly. Here are the price and weight quotes I received for the CFR696:

CFR696 FramesetQuoted PriceClaimed Weight (g)
Frame$4901200
Fork 460
Seat Post 180
Seat Post Clamp 20
Headset1290
Through axles26180
PaintTBDTBD
Shipping85 

He also said that it is currently available in BSA.

Now I just need to figure out my paint scheme and I can pull the trigger.

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eap0120
How are people communicating with then w/o submitting an order or is that possible?

ERQ wrote:
I got a reply from Adam very quickly. Here are the price and weight quotes I received for the CFR696:

CFR696 FramesetQuoted PriceClaimed Weight (g)
Frame$4901200
Fork 460
Seat Post 180
Seat Post Clamp 20
Headset1290
Through axles26180
PaintTBDTBD
Shipping85 

He also said that it is currently available in BSA.

Now I just need to figure out my paint scheme and I can pull the trigger.

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VTGraveler
eap0120 wrote:
How are people communicating with then w/o submitting an order or is that possible?


use this email adam@carbonda.com

They will send you an invoice via PayPal once you tell them what you want 
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delore
My frame arrived yesterday. Adam was great to deal with and very patient with all my questions. Frame quality is very nice - not built yet, but seems very well finished. Paint work is quality. Fork seems great as per frame. As mentioned before, the thru-axels weigh as much a submarine, and the headset looks dodgy as crap. The seatpost is top class though. Overall very happy. 
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VTGraveler
delore wrote:
As mentioned before, the thru-axels weigh as much a submarine


Did you order the 505 or 696?

I'm curious about axle options for the 696 and what anyone us using as a replacement? I've had quick releases break on me ruining a ride and prefer bolt on axles.
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