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Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« 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

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 05:56:56 AM »
What is a china bb?


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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 09:19:05 PM »
never heard of that before..

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 11:24:40 PM »
i think its the size to fit euro bearing some how

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 02:08:34 AM »
wow that was an amazing link
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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 12:23:41 AM »

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

http://flatlandfuel.com/fareastcyclesturboframe.aspx

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #9 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 ....

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 03:53:41 PM »
i see... video image has the post clamp.
Flatland fuels image does not. ?

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #11 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...

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


$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?
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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 09:42:30 AM »

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #13 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...

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


$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.

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Re: Far East Cycles - Turbo Frame
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 06:51:31 PM »
@byke: i think that's another company... try 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
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

the 2nd model:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-5254952391.46.PABeod&id=26846188748
« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 07:23:29 PM by K.Wong »