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massitesi
this is what they wrote to me on october 2016

This cyclocross gravel carbon bike frame model CFR505 now is hot selling
The price is 558 USD per set, shipping cost to Italy is  85 USD。
 1 set include frame/fork/seatpost/clamp/headset and thru axles.
 could you tell me which size do you need?
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massitesi
this is what Adam wrote few weeks ago

Hello Massi,
Nice day!
We have talked about the gravel bike frameset last.
And I have checked the message that you chated with Libby,I found that she quoted you the price at 558USD in 2016 year.
And right now,we have already updated the price at 490USD for frame,fork and seatpost,12USD for headset and 26USD for axles.
Just let you know this.
And please let me know your decision when you decided.
THanks and best regards!
Adam

i think that Adam just want to inform us about single item price
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platypus
Hi guys. The big day :-) ... unboxing - if not yet new bike - day. Here is how the parcel arrived today: unboxing.JPG 
I am off for the afternoon but will unpack this evening. First thing, I will way the frame and the fork and see whether it matches what was advertised. Let me know if you want close-up shots of particular parts (e.g. bottom bracket or flat mounts ...) and I will fotograph them. Write to you later, best claud
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platypus
So, the frame is unboxed and unwrapped. It was well packed and - it appears - delivered with the necessary care. I have weighed the frame and the fork ...
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Frame: 1201 gramms

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Fork: 474 gramms
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DrSpoke
Nice!  Christmas in April.  Congratulations.  I looks not to be the lightest frameset out there but that's not to be expected and very reasonable.  That's going to be a sweet ride.
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2Balls
platypus wrote:
So, the frame is unboxed and unwrapped. It was well packed and - it appears - delivered with the necessary care. I have weighed the frame and the fork ...
Rahmen-1201g.JPG 
Frame: 1201 gramms

Gabel-474g.JPG 
Fork: 474 gramms


I see the frame weight includes the seatpost clamp. Does it also include headset parts?
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jessen
Anyone able to do a thorough ride review on these? How do they fare offroad?
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Yuryy
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Hi guys, I'm from Ukraine, and also finally finished  build my Carbonda.

Carbonda Gravel Bike 2x11

Frame:
Carbonda CFR505

Fork/Headset:
Carbonda

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Cannondale hollowgram 34/50 with 4130 BB for BB86 frame (Thanks to wrecks)

Shifters:
Shimano RS685 Hydraulic Dual-Control Lever (2x11-speed)

Drivetrain:
Shimano Ultegra 6800 GS 11 speed Rear Derailleur (medium cage)
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed Braze on Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed Cassette (11-32) Perhaps try Sram 1170 11-36
Campagnolo Chorus 11-Speed chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Comp Streem II Road Handlebar 44cm
Hylix 100mm stem (I wash away the label "hylix" with solvent))
Bar tape  Supacaz

Saddle/Seatpost:
Carbonda seatpost
Selle Italia SLR Flow

Brakes:
Shimano RS505
Shimano Disc Rotor SM-RT99-A SS 140mm Center Lock *2

Pedals:
XTR M980

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss 350 centerlock 32h on Velocity Aileron  with Sapim CX ray

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss 350 centerlock 32h on Velocity Aileron  with Sapim CX ray
Challenge: Gravel Grinder RACE 38
               Limus PRO
               Paris-Roubaix PRO B/T

Weight around 8.3kg

First impressions are very good!
Bike is a tough this is where to be and at the same time he eats very well small bumps on the road.

It all started last November, it was not easy, especially  with bb86 and cannondale hollowgram bb30))) with it chain line and q factor!
So, that i had to make spider
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Also replaced thru axles, because those who complete were very heavy and not good
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2Balls
Wow, great build Yuryy. Awesome commitment to your BB30 crankset!

I have a CFR505 on order. I'm interested in where you sourced your axles. What did they cost?

Regards,
Alex
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Yuryy
Thanks).
But the front axle i have ordered separately. You can ask seller
http://www.ebay.com/usr/velogarage?_trksid=p2047675.l2559


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JWK1
Is there any place I can look up the geometry for this frameset?

Edit:  Nevermind, I found it.  I don't know why I couldn't find it the first time I looked.
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Yuryy
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GHC
Nice looking bike Yuryy, great so actually see another one built on this frame ... thanks for sharing.
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GHC
While I went another direction on a bike, I remain interested in this frame and appreciate all the info.

Completed bikes,  success/issue building reports, and ride reports are invaluable imo.

Near as I can tell through page 4 of this thread.....we have now only seen 2 completed bikes.   OP wrecks who started this thread and most recently Yuryy.    OP wrecks had a headset that fell apart and dealt with that and seems to like the bike, and Yuryy just reported.

Illskittlz got his frame in February .... still working on build, needed a different part.   Anything new to report?

platypus got his frame beginning of april.   Anything new to report?

eldorablue, frame ordered
2balls, frame ordered
massitesi, frame ordered (edited to correct)

Any new info from those who have received their frames and moved on to building would be awesome!



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massitesi
ciao
today Adam sent me the tracking number of my parcel.
i will post picture of my frameset when arrived !!!
now i ve only get the wheelset from yihusun!
( offset carbon rims for gravel and cx , whit chosen hubs 28 &28 holes ,12-142 axle rear and 15-100 front )
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massitesi
here they are
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oleritter
Current and future builders of bikes --

Please consider me for your wheel needs.  Through axles, carbon, I can do it. 

Varieties of options at different price points.  Satisfaction guaranteed.

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I Build Wheels @millcitycycle

https://www.facebook.com/millcitycycle/
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platypus
platypus wrote:
Well observed GHC ... my build takes time. Just received the di2 cables today (geez, they cost a fortune for what they are!). So step by step. Here is the pic of today.  2017-05-11_Carbonda-on-stand.JPG 


Now I am watching Dan Loyd's tutorial on how to install your di2 for the umpteeth time :-)

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oleritter
platypus wrote:


Now I am watching Dan Loyd's tutorial on how to install your di2 for the umpteeth time :-)



I Predict -- you will be surprised how easy.  And if you haven't heard yet - charger also works as software interface.  

Just had a surprise yesterday.  Front mech stopped working.  Figured finally a loose connect at left shifter.  Not battery.  Battery at full charge again.
I Build Wheels @millcitycycle

https://www.facebook.com/millcitycycle/
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Yuryy
When I started to build, was looking for reviews or ready bikes in this frame, it is only found here
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141151&start=30 scroll a little)
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ventti
Hello all,

New member from Finland here. Only found this discussion today and have already pulled the trigger on a size M(54) CFR505 a couple of weeks ago. I too first found out about this frame on weightweenies as linked by Yuryy above. Adam at Carbonda was very helpful with me too and as things currently stand I'm eagerly waiting to hear from him about the frame being finished and getting my hands on it a few weeks after.

Mine will be gloss red throughout, no decals and an added bottle mount under the downtube. Initial build is looking to be a mix of Campagnolo & SRAM 10-speed leftovers from my previous steel gravel bike. TRP Spyre flat mount brakes and Hunt 4season wheels.

Target is a relatively light do-it-all setup meant for recreational riding on road and gravel with occasional sportives and light touring. In time it will probably see full fenders in commuter mode. In the past I've been quite happy rolling on Schwalbe Pro One 700x28c for tarmac and G-One 700x38c for gravel. I might be looking at a second pair of wheels later on, with 27.5 obviously an option then.
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massitesi
.....first step
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illskittlz
illskittlz wrote:
Okay so I weighed my frame and fork again last night. According to my scale, the frame (with all the bits and even the internal cable routing placeholders) was 1180 grams. The fork was 482 grams uncut. I will be cutting off a huge chunk off the steerer tube. 

I'm dropping it off at the bike shop today so it'll be getting built up shortly. I'm looking forward to this build. 

Just a quick rundown of some of the parts it will be built up with:

SRAM Red 11 sp shifters with hydro disc brakes
SRAM Force 22 crankset 46/34
SRAM Force 22 11-36 cassette
SRAM Force 22 FD
SRAM Force 22 RD Long cage
Zipp SL70 Aero bars 38cm
Zipp stem 110cm
(wheelset #1)Williams Cycling System 45 700c carbon disc wheels (1512 grams) tires unknown so far
(wheelset #2)American Classic 27.5 MTB Race (1435 grams) with WTB Horizon 47mm tires


Hey guys sorry for the super delay in the update. Bike shop was lagging a bit and they also had trouble finding the correct brake adapter I needed. Apparently it was a super rare part to get it right and they were unable to obtain it. I ended up having to get a new front shifter and brake just to get it right. 

Weight as is without bartape and cages is 18.06 lbs. Not bad! Haven't had the chance to ride it yet. Still need to get it dialed in. I will probably lose the spacer below the stem. I initially wanted to have an additional wheelset in 700c but I'm thinking I may just keep these on full time. If any of you need a carbon clincher tubeless ready 700c disc wheelset let me know. 

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owly

Great looking build.

With those 650b, what is the clearance like at the chainstay and fork?
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illskittlz
owly wrote:

Great looking build.

With those 650b, what is the clearance like at the chainstay and fork?


If I remember I will have to take some pics. There is definitely clearance to do a little wider though. Like maybe 5mm on each side.
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