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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-27-11, 11:57 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-27-11, 12:05 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-27-11, 12:15 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-27-11, 12:40 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-27-11, 02:04 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-27-11, 02:43 PM   #8
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free shipping too. killer deal. surprised you were the only bid
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Old 05-27-11, 06:50 PM   #9
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Chrome fork would look better than black, IMO.
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Old 05-27-11, 07:13 PM   #10
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your right, chrome would be good too.

Any suggestions?!
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Old 05-27-11, 08:14 PM   #11
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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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Old 05-27-11, 08:22 PM   #12
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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

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Old 05-27-11, 10:18 PM   #13
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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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wanna see pics of the bike when it's built up
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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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Old 06-10-11, 07:29 PM   #22
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maybe the leader steel fork?
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all city fork is 100 bucks
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