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    i'm going downtown to look at FBM Sword Frames today....

    i was about to order an 09 Bianchi Pista - my goal is to get a frame in chrome or raw metal.

    so then i saw this - Volume Cutter V3. dope.

    no US distributors that i'm aware of.

    then i found out that FBM makes a frame with a similar look, built right here in NY.


    i know this look is polarizing - some think it looks like crap.
    my road bike has a nice coat of pearl paint; i don't need another

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    That is badass and I want one.
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    thanckx.
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    You live in Ithaca? I lived there a few years back and really miss all the waterfalls and rad places to swim.

    The boys at FBM make amazing stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    That is badass and I want one.
    NYC...but it's closer than taiwan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
    NYC...but it's closer than taiwan
    Unfortunately, Taiwan is probably a lot closer in the financial sense.
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    thanckx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfolksmashers View Post
    heh, my bad. i could only find UK and Tokyo dealers.
    guy i spoke to today said that the Sword frames are slightly better quality, and that the Volume would be more relaxed than track and cheaper.
    that's all good with me, i don't plan on riding on a track

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    fbm makes some sick bikes, i had no idea they made anything outside of bmx.

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    they don't have that frame on their website... are those a limited run or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndmhxc View Post
    they don't have that frame on their website... are those a limited run or something?
    www.fbmfixed.com

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    haha, i was looking at the wrong site. my bad, im a dummy

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    Iv seen the Volume on ebay for a decent price.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    I checked out a bunch of shops. the Cutter is apparently more BMX-ey than your typical track frame, overwelded and has thicker tubing. more for people doing tricks. I didn't get to see one in person. this sentiment was echoed by several LBS guys.

    I saw the sword. looked good, but was kind of expensive. I would need to do a build from
    scratch, which might be a little much if I want the sword frame.

    lame as this may be, i think I'm going to buy a complete bike to learn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
    I checked out a bunch of shops. the Cutter is apparently more BMX-ey than your typical track frame, overwelded and has thicker tubing. more for people doing tricks. I didn't get to see one in person. this sentiment was echoed by several LBS guys.

    I saw the sword. looked good, but was kind of expensive. I would need to do a build from
    scratch, which might be a little much if I want the sword frame.

    lame as this may be, i think I'm going to buy a complete bike to learn on.
    I don't think its lame.

    How much was the sword may I ask?

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    I bought a complete bike and I learned a little too quickly.. now I just want to build up my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    I don't think its lame.

    How much was the sword may I ask?
    the sword was about 550 to start. since they're a local shop---as opposed to Taiwan--- they are willing to do custom builds for you.... I'm told they'll do invetween sizes, drill for a rear brake, etc.

    there was a decision that had to be made about whether I wanrd an integrated headset on the sword...something I'm too much of a noon to know

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    I'm going to say no you don't want an integrated headset.

    ETA:
    I just looked at pictures of the Cutter. Eugh.

    Is it just me or do those dropouts look like total crap? Look like stamped steel, and the way they're attached to the frame reminds me of those super cheap bike boom bikes (think Free Spirit) where they just crimp the tube around the dropout...
    Last edited by jtgotsjets; 11-22-09 at 09:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    I'm going to say no you don't want an integrated headset.

    ETA:
    I just looked at pictures of the Cutter. Eugh.

    Is it just me or do those dropouts look like total crap? Look like stamped steel, and the way they're attached to the frame reminds me of those super cheap bike boom bikes (think Free Spirit) where they just crimp the tube around the dropout...
    So you can mash on it and it wont break?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdizzl3 View Post
    So you can mash on it and it wont break?
    What?
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    550 for the frame? or the frameset? or bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    I'm going to say no you don't want an integrated headset.

    ETA:
    I just looked at pictures of the Cutter. Eugh.

    Is it just me or do those dropouts look like total crap? Look like stamped steel, and the way they're attached to the frame reminds me of those super cheap bike boom bikes (think Free Spirit) where they just crimp the tube around the dropout...
    apparently it's made in Taiwan and "more BMX than
    other fixed gear frames" so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    550 for the frame? or the frameset? or bike?
    for the *frame*. the forks were another 200.

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    leader 722ts comes in raw. I want one real bad.

    http://www.leaderbikestore.com/pd-72...ack-frame1.cfm

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    Those dropouts look gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
    Is it just me or do those dropouts look like total crap? Look like stamped steel, and the way they're attached to the frame reminds me of those super cheap bike boom bikes (think Free Spirit) where they just crimp the tube around the dropout...
    Using the awesome power of technology, we're going to go back in time to where your question was already answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
    I checked out a bunch of shops. the Cutter is apparently more BMX-ey than your typical track frame, overwelded and has thicker tubing. more for people doing tricks. I didn't get to see one in person. this sentiment was echoed by several LBS guys.
    Rich

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