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delore
welfkajsodif wrote:


I think you can do better with lightbicycle or wheelsfar.


Thanks for that - yes, they look much better.
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andrewins
Morty412 wrote:
Same price for me. $595 Shipped to US.
Note, I worked with Coco, she was pretty good on getting back to me. 
her email is sales10@workswellbikes.com.cn

Also note, they do not confirm shipment! mine took about 3 weeks, then yesterday it arrived at my office. It was packaged thoroughly and wrapped in foam neatly. I have no complaints with the frame on initial inspection. 



Thank you! Let us see the photos of your complete bike when it will be ready!
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delore
I heard from Chris today (sales05), and apparently there is a strike at the painting company and they've also recently moved premises. He says there is about a two week delay on any paint work.
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welfkajsodif
[E9B0dfQ] 

My bike has been built up and I love it for the ride.  650b 47mm Byway tires  at 40 PSI provide a very soft, stable ride.  I've set them up with tubeless and my rear wheel is still not sealing properly but I'll squirt some more Orange Seal in there later and I think that should fix it.  Overall I think the finishing quality of the frame is junk and I wouldn't buy another product from Workswell.  

Here's what I'm talking about.

[xGrrSyE] 

[YSAxOfT] 

The grommet and the grommet hole look like garbage. 

Some peculiarities, the rear axle is quite a bit longer in thread than a regular Shimano e-thru.  If you want to buy fancy aftermarket axles, make sure you find out what the length is first.  When I ordered my bike, I failed to specify I wanted to wire it with di2 and Workswell neglected to send me the proper grommet.  After emailing them the grommet arrived 2 weeks later.  

By the way I can't find my scale but if I had to guess the weight, it's about 18lbs.
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welfkajsodif
I finally got around to totaling up my build cost. 

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Morty412
IMG_7693.jpg  IMG_7694.jpg  IMG_7697.jpg 
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Morty412
OK, just posted some pics of my build. There is a little dust on the frame (a good thing!) 
I LOVE the ride! super smooth. I did not have any issues with the frame quality, maybe I just got lucky...
XT Brakes and Shifters, 11-42 cassette. Ultegra cranks. 
XTR Rear Hub (these are a great value compared to the boutique hubs INMHO) Hope RS4 Front hub with Stans Arch 650B rims and Terrene Elwood 47C Tires (roll great btw)
Jones Bars with Ergon cork grips.
I wanted this to be a commuter/ultralight tourer. It feels perfect size wise. It's the 58CM. I am 6'2, and it is a great fit. 
I'll post a longer term review later, but right now I am very impressed with how this rides.
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welfkajsodif
Nice bike!  I love my bike but for the 11-34 gearing and the 650b 47mm wheels.  I think I could go with any chinese carbon frame with the same configuration and be just as happy.  

I bought some 63mm velo orange fenders and I will eventually follow up with some pictures (when i get around to mounting them).
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andrewins
Hi guys, what is the weight of your bikes?
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welfkajsodif
andrewins wrote:
Hi guys, what is the weight of your bikes?


I finally found my scale. 

As shown without the tool box, seatpack and various attachments but fenders, 20.12 lbs.

[6McIAJk]

I've ridden 1700km and it's my favorite bike by far.  My other bike is a cervelo c3 and I have no desire to ride it.  47mm tires are the best.
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welfkajsodif
Forgot to mention, fenders are 63mm wide Velo Orange 700c.  The wheels are 650b with 47mm wide tires.
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andrewins
welfkajsodif wrote:
[E9B0dfQ] 

My bike has been built up and I love it for the ride.  650b 47mm Byway tires  at 40 PSI provide a very soft, stable ride.  I've set them up with tubeless and my rear wheel is still not sealing properly but I'll squirt some more Orange Seal in there later and I think that should fix it.  Overall I think the finishing quality of the frame is junk and I wouldn't buy another product from Workswell.  

Here's what I'm talking about.

[xGrrSyE] 

[YSAxOfT] 

The grommet and the grommet hole look like garbage. 

Some peculiarities, the rear axle is quite a bit longer in thread than a regular Shimano e-thru.  If you want to buy fancy aftermarket axles, make sure you find out what the length is first.  When I ordered my bike, I failed to specify I wanted to wire it with di2 and Workswell neglected to send me the proper grommet.  After emailing them the grommet arrived 2 weeks later.  

By the way I can't find my scale but if I had to guess the weight, it's about 18lbs.


Hi! Your pictures are not opening [frown] Can you post them once again, please?
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s0ldats
^^ they work just fine. are you trying to access this site from work or somewhere that has content / domain blocking?
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andrewins
s0ldats wrote:
^^ they work just fine. are you trying to access this site from work or somewhere that has content / domain blocking?

You were right! It was blocked on my job computer. Everything is Ok from my phone via 3g
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abley
Anyone else had problems with the frame like welfkajsodif?
i like to buy that frame but not when they have qualitiy problems.
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JimmyD
Can anyone tell me if a 50/34 oval chainset will work in this frame? I’ve heard that with the original open up and exploro frames you need to govtwo teeth smaller if using oval rings.

This will be used primarily for winter road riding so need the top end.

Cheers,
J
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widerisfaster
JimmyD wrote:
Can anyone tell me if a 50/34 oval chainset will work in this frame? I’ve heard that with the original open up and exploro frames you need to govtwo teeth smaller if using oval rings.

This will be used primarily for winter road riding so need the top end.

Cheers,
J

I'm running 48/32 Absolute Black Oval chainrings on the Carbonda CFR696. Very similar frame with the dropped chainstay on the drive side. I wouldn't fit 50/34 Oval with comfortable clearance, it's already a bit too tight.

With 48/11 gearing and 700x44mm tyres I run out of cadence on descents around 100rpm and 58km/h. Not the end of the world for me.

Maybe go round if you need the 50T and 60km/h for top end speed?
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JimmyD
Thanks for the reply widrisfaster!

I would go back to round rings for the shift quality anyway...but it’s just not as comfortable for me. I’ve tried. But maybe I’ll have to try harder. But I hadn’t considered the extra diameter of 35-40mm tyres vs the 25mm in my road bike. I do tend to need some top end speed for maintaining power during sweetspot intervals on rolling roads. But maybe the extra diameter combined with AbsoluteBlacks 48/32 oval rings will work. Plus I can do as I’ve done on the mtb in past winters and ride down hills with the brakes on.

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widerisfaster
I learned that the AbsoluteBlack 110x4 32/48 oval chainrings move the chainline inward by 2.5mm, as they believe this will improve chainline for the most popular gears. However, this is not good for chainstay clearance.
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Involuntarysoul


I finally found my scale. 

As shown without the tool box, seatpack and various attachments but fenders, 20.12 lbs.

[6McIAJk]

I've ridden 1700km and it's my favorite bike by far.  My other bike is a cervelo c3 and I have no desire to ride it.  47mm tires are the best.



considering the how light the frameset is and highend groupset, I am surprised it weights that much
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bikoyski
Anyone had a look at their new gravel frame offering?
http://www.workswellbikes.com/PRODDUCT/ROAD/ALL/Gravel/2019/0221/189.html
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