Thats a lovely looking bike. Mate in RVA has an FBM 22" BMX - really nicely made bike.
Too bad this frame is out of stock ! ;)
They're a tiny company; "production" runs that are like 20 frames sorta thing. I think they're gonna do another run at some point, but right now they're focusing on a couple other models.
@velosaurus hah, thanks! Who's your mate in RVA? I might know them.
I gather it's been kind of a pain to have FBM build these particular frames, as they have a shitload of features, thinner tubing than a bmx bike, etc. I think next runs of bikes are being produced in Taiwan, which makes sense to me. But I like the FBM guys and would like to pick up one of their bmx bikes at some point.
@Thrust the Surly 24-pack racks just have braze-ons in that spot, cage bolts right on. Saw someone on IG had done it, figured I'd give it a shot. Works ok. Used it on a bikepacking trip and only had a big Nalgene eject once. Since then I've left them on as a conversation starter because people always ask about mounting them there, lol.
So my search has petered out, crust romance and VO poly out of stock in my size, and basically nothing else in qr anymore unless custom
If I extend my search to through-axles (big tyres clearance 26/650b mudguards front load steel) I've got elephant nfe and crust nor-easter. @edscoble, you had a elephant right? why did you get rid of it?
why not buy an intec frameset and if necessary combine it with a low-trail fork? could be cheaper
What about a Soma Wolverine - I might have one for sale.
What size are NFE are you after?
Looking for size large - I'm 185cm.
Intecs look a bit heavy for my purpose I think, I'd like a 'sporty' ish ride.
What size tyres can you fit in a wolverine?
I think that the Masi Randonneur has been mentioned as a less expensive alternative to the NFE by Ed. It's hard to get in Europe ( I think relating to trademark debacle US vs Europe), but eBay?
The Intec M1 I have is very heavy.. It's built as a no-nonsense touring frame.
Rides very good mind, but not excactly sporty.
Also has a 71 degree head angle, so I'd be difficult to go really low trail.
I also have a Pelago Stavanger, that I built up from a frameset with the 63mm rake fork, that gives you 44 mm trail.
The Pelago would fit a 2" 650b tyre as well.
Picture is not my stavanger - it belongs to @mankkis
And another 650b Stavanger by @tnts
I have a Large NFE that I'm thinking about selling.
PM if you're interested.
I'm in the UK but not London
Nice. I've also found that extra over-wheel protection is necessary under the basket like that! Two longer halves of mudguards for me, one normal front one wasn't long enough out towards the front.
Very smart, nice visual balance.
New studio photo's:
Isen killed it
love this one from the year before
Love the ultralight bag set up on the last one.
That last one is tres bien
Agree. Stem ID?
Almost certainly custom
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