The Fondriest TF3 1.2 was sent for warranty due to paint crack issue on all over of frame. Thought the warranty process will takes around 1 month, but after done some e-mailing to Taiwan and Italy, seems like the frame is out there somewhere pending for whatever reason and i believe the waiting period will be very long.
After advised by club members, decided to search for a replacement. Thanks to my mentor’s guidance and help to narrow down the option, Charge Skewer Ti is the answer.
Cyclomotion at Shah Alam, dealer for Charge and KTM, saw few De Rosa road bike available for sale too. Look for Mr. Ijad for advise on bikes and also bike fit, he is extremely well experienced on bike fitting.
Parking consider good at that area as the road is wide enough for double parking in front of Cyclomotion shop.
Charge Scoop saddle at bottom left, the one that comes together with Skewer Ti. Other than Charge’s Scoop, Cyclomotion carry Knife, Spoon and Ladle saddles.
Charge Toaster Ti frame is also available here for Mountain biker.
M size classic design titanium frame (Tange Ultimate 3AL 2.5V, grade 9) with 55cm seat tube and 56cm top tube. Thanks to Mr. Ijad by bringing the frame to Shah Alam from Wangsa Maju branch and prepared the bike for me to collect on the next day.
Cyclomotion sell Charge Skewer Ti in complete bike with excellent price, however, i changed 3 stock parts: Shimano wheel-set to Zipp 60, Charge aluminium handle bar to Equinox carbon compact and Charge Stem to 3T Arx II Team Stealth. With Tange Prestige carbon fork, Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed group sets and add on the 105 pedals, whole bike weight is 8.4kg.
The bike is ready for heading home after customization and Mr. Ijad done a excellent basic bike fit, that currently set on comfortable and endurance ride.
Numbers of these kind of stickers around, i have removed 70% of them to date.
All wiring connected from outside instead of inside tube like most of the performance bike did.
Tange Prestige carbon fork. Tange are form by Japanese Yasujiro Tanges, currently the manufacturing factory is based in Taiwan.
Front view of the bike, too many stickers around in my opinion.
172.5mm Shimano Ultegra crank.
The workmanship is good, joint parts of Titanium frame were welded clean and nicely.
Charge Scoop saddle, very comfortable but the little squeaking sound still can’t be eliminate after weeks of ride. Tried to spray degreaser, tighten or loosen it, it just don’t work.
Classic logo of Charge bikes can be seen on seat post and stem cover..
Tuned by Mr Ijad and friendly staffs from Cyclomotion.