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    FBM Track frame..?

    Anyone know more about this:

    http://www.fbmbmx.com/news.php?newsid=790

    I'm wondering if it will be good tubing, or just 4130.

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    oh man, that is so funny..a month ago I was talking about how rad it would be if FBM made a track frame..and here it comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popluhv View Post
    I'm wondering if it will be good tubing, or just 4130.
    4130 isn't bad. I used to think it was generic garbage too, but after actually riding the BMW Gangsta Track (straight-gauge 4130), I've got a real appreciation for it now.

    I doubt it'll be any heavier or crappier than any bargain track frame (fuji, schwinn, khs, etc.)
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    interested
    Last edited by deathhare; 08-19-07 at 07:24 AM.

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    FBM makes solid BMX bikes, and they make them by hand in the basement of a factory in Binghamton, NY. Used to be in Ithaca, NY, but moved after their place burned down. The guys their know what they are doing... when it comes to building BMX bikes at least. I'd rock an FBM frame if they go on sale, Ithaca is only 30 minutes from my parents house, and Binghamton is pretty close too. The FBM factory is awesome, its in the basement of a factory that was turned into a skate park. FBM in the lower levels and skate park up top.
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    Stamped track fork ends, if that tells you anything.

    Last edited by crust & crumb; 08-19-07 at 07:34 AM. Reason: I don't want any trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crust & crumb View Post
    Stamped track fork ends, if that tells you anything.

    thats goin on a fork? what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    thats goin on a fork? what?
    Yes and no. Technically, track bikes don't have dropouts, the rear end is sometimes called a fork too.

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    lol. what about on bmx frames?

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    Whoa. My favorite bmx company making track frames? If they pull it off, I'll pick one up eventually.

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    i wanna 2-hip pork track bike.
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    or a SBC track frame. My buddy in dport could get me a huge discount!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crust & crumb View Post
    Stamped track fork ends, if that tells you anything.


    That's laser cut.
    4130 is industry standard in terms of cromoly tubing, and save for air hardened alloys, it's actually quite a few notches above in quality relative to what's available to make a bike frame. An overwhelming majority of name brand bike-specific steel tubesets are, in fact, 4130 in composition, and differ only in wall thickness and butt length specified by the manufacturer (this holds true wheter your frame/tubes are US, Italia, "English", or asian).
    End lesson from interbike.


    Someone should mention that part of the proceeds of the FBM go to the care of Stephen Murray, a badass dirtjumper who broke his neck in competition earlier this year. He has a young kid and a wife.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-NX7iUkVHo
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    I could get into this.

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    Fat Bald Men Tarck frames would be groovie, I have a bunch of there components on mah BMX

    Edit:soory for the quadraphonic postings dudezzzzzzz
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    quad post much?

    site down much?

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    oh man, I would buy one in a second.....
    FBM is that stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    or a SBC track frame. My buddy in dport could get me a huge discount!
    standards were being made by waterford up until recently... so you technically could, just gotta get standard stickers.

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    I remember my old standard shorty frame. Awe, those were the days.

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    nevermind.

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    That is some of the most awesome news i have heard today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popluhv View Post

    I'm wondering if it will be good tubing, or just 4130.
    Thats a pic of a Samson

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    That's double butted 4130, straight gauge 4130 is heavy mcheavy.

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    Interesting to see what comes of it.

    I rode a FBM Angel of Death frame, i was legit... HEAVY, but legit.


    Would it be requisite to run a FBM RedNeck Stem on one of these????

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    You mean the S&M Redneck ? or are you thinking of the FBM Bottleneck, with a built in bottle opener ? Either way. The answer is YES.

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