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Title: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: Mr News Bot on May 04, 2014, 10:16:33 PM

Dub posted this promo for a new Far East Cycles flatland frame called Turbo. You can find the specs below and in the parts section as well as their previous frame.

Specs:
1588 g = 3.50 lbs
Top Tube: 18.8"
Chainstay: 12.6"
 Head Tube Angle: 74°
 Seat Tube Angle: 69°
 100% Chromo
(http://www.global-flat.com/upload/media/Vimeo_93865256.jpg)
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: byke on May 05, 2014, 05:56:56 AM
What is a china bb?

Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: out~riding on May 05, 2014, 09:19:05 PM
never heard of that before..
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: flatlanderic on May 05, 2014, 11:24:40 PM
i think its the size to fit euro bearing some how
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: metalbmxer on May 07, 2014, 02:08:34 AM
wow that was an amazing link
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: Revig on October 24, 2014, 12:23:41 AM

woOw... cheap, coming with bearings & clamp, and still crazy light too

http://flatlandfuel.com/fareastcyclesturboframe.aspx (http://flatlandfuel.com/fareastcyclesturboframe.aspx)
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: locky on October 24, 2014, 01:34:57 AM
Well priced i would say. hope he sells a heap for his efforts.

Is there really only on size toptube?

Not that it matters that much to myself
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: K.Wong on October 28, 2014, 08:16:44 PM
i think the prices on tao bao are even lower... not too sure if its the exactly same model though- all diamond, low slung frames look the same to me.
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: K.Wong on October 28, 2014, 08:28:26 PM
all right, found it- its going for rmb 1250 w/o shipping, which is around $266 Singapore dollars, which is about $198 usd...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.MaWt9J&id=39265709144&ns=1&abbucket=9#detail (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.MaWt9J&id=39265709144&ns=1&abbucket=9#detail)
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: byke on October 29, 2014, 09:48:59 AM
Is the production model different from the stock photos used in the advertising of this frame?
I have noticed that the seat tube is longer on the released model, it also uses a separate seat clamp etc ....
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: locky on October 29, 2014, 03:53:41 PM
i see... video image has the post clamp.
Flatland fuels image does not. ?
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: SurfonFlatland on October 29, 2014, 08:57:05 PM
all right, found it- its going for rmb 1250 w/o shipping, which is around $266 Singapore dollars, which is about $198 usd...

[url]http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.MaWt9J&id=39265709144&ns=1&abbucket=9#detail[/url] ([url]http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.MaWt9J&id=39265709144&ns=1&abbucket=9#detail[/url])


$198 USD in China without shipping.  Add the export/import, customs, etc., to the price and you get the $239 that Flatlandfuel is selling for.  Plus, the last I remember, Taobao doesn't ship outside of China?
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: byke on October 30, 2014, 09:42:30 AM
http://fareastbike.com/20.html (http://fareastbike.com/20.html)
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: K.Wong on October 30, 2014, 06:35:52 PM
all right, found it- its going for rmb 1250 w/o shipping, which is around $266 Singapore dollars, which is about $198 usd...

[url]http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.MaWt9J&id=39265709144&ns=1&abbucket=9#detail[/url] ([url]http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.MaWt9J&id=39265709144&ns=1&abbucket=9#detail[/url])


$198 USD in China without shipping.  Add the export/import, customs, etc., to the price and you get the $239 that Flatlandfuel is selling for.  Plus, the last I remember, Taobao doesn't ship outside of China?


that's from the perspective of an American buying in America, i'm talking international riders buying direct from china...

you are right, Tao bao doesn't sell outside china, but there are purchasing agents/ intermediaries that do the buying for you and re-shiping the item internationally.

for international buyers, purchasing a frame, fork n bar combo from flatlandfuel usually set us back by 100 usd++ for air freight, excluding taxes, credit card exchange rate levies and such.
i'm pretty certain i can get the frame for around $250+ usd by sea freight to Singapore versus $339++ from flatlandfuel to Singapore. and as the Singaporean dollar is stronger against the Chinese ren mi bi, it makes more sense to order china/ Taiwanese made products direct from Tao bao.
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: K.Wong on October 30, 2014, 06:51:31 PM
@byke: i think that's another company... try www.FarEast-Cycles.com (http://www.FarEast-Cycles.com) instead?
i think the frames sold @ flatland fuel might be from the complete bicycle range:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.25.TXB7dX&id=26568864070 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.25.TXB7dX&id=26568864070)
which, according to this sale site, is the 2012 frame.

Fec has two aftermarket, full chromoly frame on taobao at the moment-

the turbo signature frame:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.31.PABeod&id=36842757603 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.31.PABeod&id=36842757603)

the 2nd model:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.46.PABeod&id=26846188748 (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.46.PABeod&id=26846188748)
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: Revig on October 30, 2014, 09:05:36 PM

the pic of the frame on flatlandfuel and the frames on the pics of the completes on taobao are not the same ; the frames on the completes show more sloping than the frame on flatlandfuel



Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: K.Wong on October 30, 2014, 09:16:05 PM
i think i mentioned in a the previous post: all diamond frames look the same to me... if any mistake is made, its totally unintentional, due to my "blindness" towards diamond frames...;-) that said, the slope on the toptube of a frame vs a frame that has been assembled could vary... just saying...
where is Dub or Patrick Schoolen to clarify this matter?
more interested in the FEC 2014 freecoaster actually.
Title: Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
Post by: out~riding on April 03, 2016, 11:50:29 PM
Now available in Copper, Teal, Gold, Metal Blue and Black: