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Title: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: Phatman on February 10, 2013, 10:22:51 PM

The custom FBM is almost finished so i thought id post a little sneaky peek!


(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/sneakpeek_zpsfe3bae53.jpg)
Front End featuring.. Strand V2s, Plegs & a duel guarded Marmoset.
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/sneakpeek2_zps344189cc.jpg)
Benny L Stem, Currently there is a Quamen I-Cap headset dust cap, When Ken @ Zodiac gets around to sending my parts out there will be a custom dust cap!
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/sneakpeek3_zps2bd46a6d.jpg)
Eclat OZ seat & 230mm Pivotal post, Merritt stickers that Mike Brennan was kind enough to send me a sh*t ton of them!
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/sneakpeek4_zpsde912150.jpg)
Other than the stickers & welded custom badge the BB area is looking abit bare :( I have Flatware Twombolts with a Blue6 Ti Bolt, Eclat BB, Odyssey chain & JC/PC pedals just waiting on the Socket Drive Modded Tree Sprocket From Ken @ Zodiac Eng. Shouldnt be too long now!
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/sneakpeek5_zpsdf6dafc4.jpg)
Barely used Pleg sleeves. I havent been able to ride too much due to my shoulder so these are barely scratched let alone destroyed!


So thats my sneak peek of the custom FBM, i will post up completed photos when the stuff from Zodiac Eng arrives (soon hopefully!)
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: londonflat on February 10, 2013, 10:39:11 PM
Nice Topsey,cant wait to see it all finished :)
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: metalbmxer on February 10, 2013, 10:40:46 PM
Good stuff man and nice custom frame!
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: Phatman on February 10, 2013, 10:47:58 PM
When its built ill post up full specs of the frame & bike. Its pretty tech street inspired geo however i can remember old quamens had 76.5 degree head tube angles & people were running zero offset forks with those! Or if you cant wait check out my blog for full specs of the frame!


Topseys Bike Build Blog (http://"http://topsey.tumblr.com/")
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: K.Wong on February 11, 2013, 12:46:59 PM
cool... built's looking good.
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: TRUTH1970 on February 11, 2013, 05:32:51 PM
lookin sweet! am i right in hearing that you are quite hurt( shoulder) at the mo? hope you get well soon 2 shred that beauty. and i rode a quamen with a 76.5 head/ zero rake for years/years no one else liked it though
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: Phatman on February 11, 2013, 07:42:12 PM
Yeah my shoulder is pretty messed up. Ive had an operation it to remove bone fragments but the damage was done, one of the nerves in my shoulder area is shredded & needs to be removed so im on Tramadol for the pain & Gabapentin for nerve blocking pain relief. Its not fantastic, im high constantly & cant really do alot. Im sure some people will make the jokes about it must be great being high 24/7 but its really not i cant do anything, cant work, barely ride, cant lift anything very heavy at all, it sucks but this bike is my inspiration to get better & get riding again Operation 2 is on the cards just got to here back from the bloody hospital, ive been refered but theyre taking forever! Good old NHS haha. Thanks for the best wishes.
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: dug on February 11, 2013, 08:25:41 PM
looks amazing!
what are the measurements on the frame?
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: Phatman on February 11, 2013, 09:43:12 PM
Ill fold lol. Ill post the specs of the frame, but not the full specs of the bike till its complete!


75.5 Degree Head Tube Angle
20 Top Tube Length
71 Degree Seat Tube Angle
8.25 Stand Over Height
11.5 Bottom Bracket Height
13 Chain Stay Length
2.25 Tyre Clearance
1-1/8 Integrated Head Tube
1-1/4 Top Tube Diameter
3D Laser Cut Top Tube Gusset
1-3/8 Down Tube Diameter
3D Laser Cut Down Tube Gusset
Mid Bottom Bracket
Internally Butted Seat Tube
Round Top Tube
Wrap Around Integrated Seat Clamp
3/4 OD x .035 Gauge Tapered to 1/2 OD Seat Stays
Flat Plate Seat Stay Bridge
3/4 OD x .049 Gauge Tapered to 5/8 OD Chain Stays
Single Bend Chain Stays
Flat Plate Chain Stay Bridge
Capped Stays
Bellwitch / Berzerker 2.5 / Ivy 5 Drop Outs
No Brake Mounts
And obviously its gloss clearcoated!
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: londonflat on February 11, 2013, 10:11:50 PM
lookin sweet! am i right in hearing that you are quite hurt( shoulder) at the mo? hope you get well soon 2 shred that beauty. and i rode a quamen with a 76.5 head/ zero rake for years/years no one else liked it though
sh*t dude,i hope your shoulder gets better soon
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: tod miller on February 12, 2013, 05:09:16 PM
Drool.  Nice whip man!  FBM is legit.
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: melon lover on February 12, 2013, 08:21:54 PM
Looking good bro  B) B) B)




Hope your shoulder gets sorted soon  :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: Phatman on February 26, 2013, 02:54:09 AM
Waiting on the sprocket. Its a Tree light that Ken @Zodiac Eng will be modding to fit the socket drive flatware cranks that i got from Byke with a sweet Blue6 Ti bolt. Kens also doing me a sweet little headset dust cap with an integrated spacer & a compression bolt thats a little smaller for to fit the Strand 2s with the cut steerer tube. Black sprocket, Polished headset bits. Should really set it off & finish it off great.
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: JUGGARNAUT on March 11, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
Well? any updates Bro?
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: Phatman on March 11, 2013, 10:06:06 PM
Hopefully it will be completed in the next couple of weeks. Ken @ Zodiac Eng has finished the headset bits & is supposedly starting on the sprocket this week. So *Fingers crossed* It will be completed soon.
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: JUGGARNAUT on March 11, 2013, 10:08:59 PM
cool! Can't wait.
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: Phatman on March 31, 2013, 12:42:36 AM
So guys, i had a back n forth email session with Ken @ Zodiac... He said he hasnt had access to a mill to machine the socket drive into the Tree sprocket. I am DYING to ride this bike, the weather is getting better hes finished my headset bits so i was a little frustrated & had a bitch & moan lol. Hes gunna send me a stock Zodiac sprocket to ride until he can get the Tree sprocket done. Should be here in a week or so (He said he'd send it all out today) so if hes kept his word i will be updating this check with a full bike check & lots of photos shortly!!
Title: Re: #0167 Sneak Peek!
Post by: TOflat on April 01, 2013, 07:58:26 AM
The man may be busy but I'd trust him with a newborn puppy. Ken should pull through.
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: Phatman on April 15, 2013, 02:34:32 PM
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/FBMCSTM003_zps2604e7fc.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/FBMCSTM003_zps2604e7fc.jpg.html)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/FBMCSTM004_zpsff3029d6.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/FBMCSTM004_zpsff3029d6.jpg.html)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/FBMCSTM002_zpsbbd24bdf.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/FBMCSTM002_zpsbbd24bdf.jpg.html)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/FBMCSTM001_zps18b4dbca.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/FBMCSTM001_zps18b4dbca.jpg.html)
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: JUGGARNAUT on April 15, 2013, 10:38:53 PM
SICK Bro!!!  Just Meat and potatoes..
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: out~riding on April 16, 2013, 12:08:30 AM
nice, so that's a custom sprocket?
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: Phatman on April 16, 2013, 10:55:17 PM
Unfortunately not! That is a stock Zodiac sprocket, Ken cant get access to a mill to machine the socket drive interface into a Tree light sprocket for me. Thats why he sent me one of these so i can ride the bike until the Tree is finished.


New/Better Photos.
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/FBMCSTM6_zps9fa99371.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/FBMCSTM6_zps9fa99371.jpg.html)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/FBMCSTM5_zps55bbe038.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/FBMCSTM5_zps55bbe038.jpg.html)
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: melon lover on April 17, 2013, 12:34:42 AM
Nice mate !!!


You should send those flatware's to my guy in west london and get him to chrome em  :P
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: dug on April 17, 2013, 03:42:05 AM
nicely done
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: jm on April 17, 2013, 06:41:17 AM
!!!
wow man, that is one incredible bike.
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: alkis on April 17, 2013, 01:49:22 PM
 :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
So sexyyyy love it,
thats a solid bike!!!
 
About the bar can you provide any info?(brand,specs)
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: Phatman on April 17, 2013, 02:59:26 PM
OSS Gary Bar


8.3" Rise
29" Width (Mine are cut to 28")
Supposedly 4 Upsweep but i think theyre a little less.
11 Backsweep


They arent on the TCU webstore anymore. If you really want a pair email Adam22 & he might be able to hook you up.


Melon, that is AWFULLY tempting!! I'll see what they look like with the Tree sprocket, i might have to get his details from you!
Title: Re: #0167 NOW FINISHED! See 2nd Page For Photos!
Post by: khe killah on April 17, 2013, 04:02:20 PM
That's a tight setup mate...
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: Phatman on May 16, 2013, 09:48:14 PM

Full Pic:
 (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/BennyL001_zps848795a1.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/BennyL001_zps848795a1.jpg.html)


Animal Barrett Fork, Primo E-Comet Folding Tyre, Eclat Rim - G-Sport Hub - Knight Guards - D.T Swiss Spokes, G-Sport Plegs
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/BennyL002_zps2883cf6f.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/BennyL002_zps2883cf6f.jpg.html)


Blurry Animal OG Top Load, Animal Headset & Carbon Fibre Spacers My Lovely Woman Got For Me :)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/BennyL003_zps3f22dcfc.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/BennyL003_zps3f22dcfc.jpg.html)


Animal Scerbo V3 Bars, Animal Edwin Flangeless Grips
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/BennyL004_zpsfed8e4fd.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/BennyL004_zpsfed8e4fd.jpg.html)


Animal Broadway Seat, Flatware Twombolts, Zodiac Eng Socket Drive Sprocket & Odyssey JC/PC Pedals
Primo E-Comet Folding Tyre, Eclat Rim - G-Sport Ratchet - D.T Swiss Spokes - Zodiac Hub Guard & G-Sport Plegs
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/BennyL005_zpsdc1eb20f.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/BennyL005_zpsdc1eb20f.jpg.html)


I wasnt happy with the way i had built the FBM up. I got a Benny frame to do the build i had wanted to do. I got some new Animal parts for the FBM then decided i would prefer to do the FBM how i wanted to in the first place so heres the Benny built up!
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: faqe on May 19, 2013, 03:25:29 AM
does the animal broadway seat use the same base as the eclat oz seat/ animal nigel seat? or old macneil base?
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: Phatman on May 19, 2013, 10:08:02 AM
Its definitely not the same as the OZ as i have one also. I don't think its the same as the Nigel either, Its not really the same as a Macneil base either. Its a good seat, i would recommend it!
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: faqe on May 20, 2013, 02:52:23 AM
can u snap some picture of the base? i have been looking for the picture of it online but couldn't find any. been looking to change my seat. currently on my list is fatality seat( free ti bolt) n eclat oz.  had the nigel seat once but trying to get some more foam.haha
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Post by: Flatland318 on May 20, 2013, 02:42:21 PM
That thing looks straight killa  :beer:
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: Phatman on May 31, 2013, 12:19:33 AM
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/Jon_zpsc1da732c.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/Jon_zpsc1da732c.jpg.html)


Myself & the Benny! With my new Animal Cush seat! Dont worry Faqe i havent forgotten you, its on my friends bike right now i will get you a photo as soon as i can!


Going to get something a little more Flatland Orientated over the next few months.. Waiting on some goodies to be released!


Stay Cool Guys!
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: faqe on June 01, 2013, 11:30:39 PM
cool. is it the trend now the Animal Cush seat? saw lots of people running them again. a friend of mine swap his used Cush seat with a new shadow fat seat for free with another rider.
Title: Re: Ooooo New Frame & Parts On Page Two!
Post by: Phatman on June 04, 2013, 02:53:54 PM

Switched out the Animal forks for my Primo Strands, Dropped a spacer, adjusted the handle bars a bit, put on the Cush seat & put on some OSS stickers!
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/011_zps1f9580a8.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/011_zps1f9580a8.jpg.html)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b265/Hodge_Pig/012_zps65002320.jpg) (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Hodge_Pig/media/012_zps65002320.jpg.html)