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    Fetish Frames

    I might pull the trigger on a Fetish Position Cross frame.
    Does anyone have any experience with these?

    http://www.fetishcycles.com/road/position/index.html

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    I don;t have any experience with the Position, but I rode a Disipline Mountain Frame for a couple of years. For the price I found it to be a good deal. Strong frame, well made, good finish, just don't expect a lightweight.
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    I have an Inizio road frame. Well-made, very strong and stiff, but the welds are ugly and the decals are tasteless. The decals are so bad it almost merits a repaint. But if you get a good price, go for it, they are nice frames.

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    You know, $499 doesn't really seem like that great of a bargain for a frame that ugly, without a fork. Looking around on eBay, there are lots of complete cyclocross bikes for a little more than that, and top-shelf frames for ~$300.
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    Fetish frames always go for less than the website price. I got mine on eBay for $38, new. The prices on the website seem to be intended to make the eBay prices look better than they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relyt View Post
    Fetish frames always go for less than the website price. I got mine on eBay for $38, new. The prices on the website seem to be intended to make the eBay prices look better than they are.

    $38 ? And I thought I was getting a deal for $79!

    Actually still think it was a good value.

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    I only paid $50 for mine.
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    I've been learning more about the angles, and they are insanely agressive. Decided to pass on it, it looks someone screwed up a production run.

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    For $50 that would make an awesome 1x9 commuter.
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    *Bump da old old old threads*

    Hey everyone, please excuse me on the bump, but I figured I'd be better off doing this than starting another thread. So does anyone have anything they would like to add to the thread here? I'm looking at a Fetish CX frame that looks like it would be a good fit. I really could careless about the text on the frame and might even admire it I'm more interested in things like, what is the quality of the AL used, where was the frame made, and things that actually apply to the overall feel of the ride and confidence in pursuing this.

    Here's a couple of pics to help in seeing about this frame,

    FP3.jpgFP4.jpg

    I guess the guy has more than one frame available and they're all 59cm. He's asking $150 and he'll ship.

    Any feedback, good or bad is most helpful and appreciated.

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    looks like its Orange and made of Aluminum .. were they welded by them or just ordered and imported? IDK ..

    apparently they got over their fetish and shut down their website, so someone got closeouts.

    quality ?, you can ask .. 7005 or 6061 is saying more than Good or Bad
    its numbers that say what the actual alloy is made up of.

    59? I never grew up that tall , now past that in age ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 02-04-14 at 03:55 PM.

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    Thanks for responding. Yeah there isn't much on this Fetish brand on this CX forum. There's some threads on the Fixie forum and I'll probably hit those guys up.

    One thing I'm kinda lost on is the bosses for fastening the rack on this frame. You can see the upper bosses between the upper end of the seatstays and the brace for the seatstays. I don't see any eyelets for the bottom fasteners. Was this some design that didn't fly, or is there something missing here?

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    so you just want it as a commuter ? race geometry may not be for you then .

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    I think Fetish was based out of Arizona. I remember them being relatively inexpensive a few years back when they still had a website and were all over ebay. My guess is they were made overseas, just based on price. I never saw one in person and I have no clue about the CX frames specifically. Good luck with this one.
    where's my two dollars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    so you just want it as a commuter ? race geometry may not be for you then .
    No I don't just want it as a commuter. I want options. I know with options there's compromise, and I'm cool with that.

    We're no closer to what that "bosse"* is for, if it isn't for a rack.


    * I assume that's what they are called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User1 View Post
    No I don't just want it as a commuter. I want options. I know with options there's compromise, and I'm cool with that.

    We're no closer to what that "bosse"* is for, if it isn't for a rack.


    * I assume that's what they are called.
    Looks like the seat stays will take a rack, but the dropouts they used won't. Going to guess someone screwed up or it was just designed poorly. If you're not going to use the IS disc brake mount then you can use p-clamps (found at Home Depot in the electrical department) to attach the lower rack points just above the droupouts between the two IS mount holes.

    My 2 cents - I would pass on this frame and look for something with the fittings you need.

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    I built one up for my husband, it lasted for years. Perfectly decent aluminum frame, and the decals scrape off with a hair dryer and a credit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soze View Post
    I built one up for my husband, it lasted for years. Perfectly decent aluminum frame, and the decals scrape off with a hair dryer and a credit card.

    Yeah the decals aren't really that big of a concern. I'm alot more interested where the part was produced than it's appearance. You wouldn't happen to know where the frame was made would you? Just a little sketched about rolling on something made in China.

    BTW, the owner of frames that I'm looking at doesn't know either.

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    If I recall correctly they're from Taiwan. Same generic aluminum frame that gets rebadged about a million different names.

    Lots of different, quality frames are made there. Even some Rivendell frames are made in Taiwan. I wouldn't count a frame out just because of its place of origin.

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