I've had a request that i document my build on rotorburn, which ive never done but since people sound interested i thought why not.
so i decided to come back to riding after having about a year off, and now back as a roady rider (not dj)
i wanted something awesome without paying a lot of money for it (like us all), and did a shitload of research on the chinese ebay frames, including going through hundreds of internet pages in other worldwide forums. the chinese frames have there disavantages such as;
- poor shipping
- possiblity of things not lining up, cable routes, ect
- and missing in postage (which i had to get of course)
i have not yet recieved the frame, but most of the stuff that i have order has arrived with much still on its way.
stuff that i have bought so far
- chinese copy of the Pinarello prince ($409 at the time of purchase)
- black on black sticker kit ($45 posted)
i have recieved these and they are very good quality, was quite hard to deal with because the seller was from brazil.
- Pinarello fork top cap ($15)
not much to say about this but if your wanting to make a 'pinarello' its a must have item
- MOST Tail C-Max Carbon Fibre Post 31.6 x 300mm
bought this in australia, was off a pinarello and the guy didnt like it, its RRP was 280 and i paid 100 (still a shitload for a seatpost!)
- Pinarello Carbon Seatpost clamp ($45)
yes, i paid 45 bucks for a clamp but it was the only one i could find on the net. was from an american site called glory cycles which i highly recommend!
- MOst TigerMax Stem ($99)
cheapest i could find this stem on the net plus it meant i didnt have to pay for the postage on the seat clamp :)
- Pinarello Headset Carbon ($30)
top cover on the headset, has the brand name pinarello on it, just another unless item to make the bike look legit.
so far its cost between 800 to 900, with most of the frame stuff out of the way, and the only difference between a pinarello prince and the chinarello, is the english bb. both made with 12k, both made in china, both have the stupid "pinarello" parts.
i have had a lot of fun doing this, would love to hear your thoughts on the build so far, and thoughts for the future.
UPDATES WILL BE CONSISTANT! :)