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    Just got an FBM Sword

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT


    I know, integrated headset, ugly dropouts, blah blah.

    But it's steel, it's made in New York, and I like the color.

    Whatchu think? I think it's a pretty good deal.

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    I love FBM. The Sword is a pretty killer frame and I happen to think those dropouts look cool.

    You got a good deal too considering they usually retail for around 500 bucks. What are you doing for a fork?

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    Thanks! That's what I actually really need help on (finding a fork). I want a comfortable street ride, so not too short on the rake. Also something not too expensive.

    Any suggestions?

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    If it were me, I'd pair that frame with the matching FBM fork.

    It's a little pricey but considering how much you saved on the frame...

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    Definitely too pricey for me!

    I'd get a black fork because it would be fruitless to try to find something matching.

    Thinking black IRO fork. Maybe a carbon fiber fork, but I know nothing about those.

    just trying to get my bearings, but would something like this work: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-700C-BONTRAG...item35b25df59b
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    Nice! That's a steal!

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    gah! so jealous! some day i will own another FBM. be sure to post pics when its built up!

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    free shipping too. killer deal. surprised you were the only bid

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    Chrome fork would look better than black, IMO.

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    your right, chrome would be good too.

    Any suggestions?!

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    Thinking about the surly fork in black: http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1502

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    Or something like this, but this is still kinda expensive!: http://spicercycles.com/product/spic...-crown-475.htm

    The kilo chrome fork looks ok, but it's got that rack mount which annoys me.

    And this IRD: http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...gged-road-fork
    Last edited by toosahn; 05-27-11 at 08:32 PM.

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    Either matching or the traitor segmented fork

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    Wish the traitor forks came in chrome or raw

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    Got the frame today. It damn near looks brand new! No chips, no scratches!

    Amazing.

    Anyways, the paint job isn't the best in terms of finish but that's my only complaint.

    I forgot to ask, which integrated headset would you guys recommend?

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    i personally dig the look of affinity forks (in black)
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    I second Traitor, their forks are awesome. I wouldn't go carbon on a Sword, would look dopey.
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    oof

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    wanna see pics of the bike when it's built up
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    i guess if you were really bored and high you might build something like this. i would choose masturbating. or eating doritos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toosahn View Post

    I forgot to ask, which integrated headset would you guys recommend?


    its a BMX company. so dans comp it up!
    http://www.danscomp.com/products.php...SETSINTEGRATED

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    http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...40198510T.aspx

    nice carbon fork for a pretty cheap price if you are still looking for a fork

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    maybe the leader steel fork?

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    all city fork is 100 bucks
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    i guess if you were really bored and high you might build something like this. i would choose masturbating. or eating doritos.
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