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Oct 15, 2017 at 10:53
Oct 15, 2017
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Oct 15, 2017 at 10:38
Oct 15, 2017

Custom FTW Industries Road bike, Super TALL!!!

$2100 USD
I have a custom FTW Industries, one of a kind steel road bike. This is handmade in Vermont by The Godfather of bike welding, Frank the Welder (look him up). The sizing is huge, way to big for a normal man. Only a great, huge, tall man can tame this beast. If you're under 6'5", stop reading, your brain will explode. This bike will fit anyone 6'6" to ~7' probably. I'm 6'7" and I have a short cockpit on it right now. With a slightly longer stem (130mm or whatever) it will easily fit up to 7'. This is for the kind of person who hates going into bike shops because no bike comes close to suiting his needs. I had this frame made by frank after I broke my old steel road bike. That thing was a piece of shit. This is probably the single toughest, most durable road bike frame on the planet. People look at the tubing and go "why did you get an aluminum road bike"? To which I respond, "Bitch please, this is steel. It's just got insanely burly tubes." You could take this thing dirt jumping everyday for 5 years and it wouldn't break. It'll easily handle whatever century or Tour de France training ride you want to throw at it. Is it light? No. God no. But with a 105 groupo and DT Swiss wheels it's still respectable. I can still keep up with my crew no problem. But this bike wasn't made for some 5'9" 130 pound roadie who needs a belt to wear his girlfriends jeans. It was made for big tall, strong men who are tired of flexy whimsy frames, or tired of breaking chain stays when they pound up the steepest climbs. If you want to get racks and Disc mounts and that sort of thing added to it theres plenty of room. Steel is easy to weld and modify by and competent frame builder. It would be perfect for that ultra durable gravel touring bike as well. This frame alone cost me $1700 to get made. P.S. it has 180mm cranks. If you haven't tried them, you'll love them. Feels a lot better than 175mm. P.P.S. Ya it has a few blemishes. Get over it. Bikes are made to be ridden. P.P.S. It's about 4 years old. If it matters (which it doesn't), it has 10k miles for sure. I think I've only replaced the chain once or twice.

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Sep 4, 2017 at 16:11
Sep 4, 2017
Selling
Sep 4, 2017 at 16:06
Sep 4, 2017

Easton EC90 Areo55 Carbon Road Wheelset

$970 USD
I have an excellent condition Easton carbon road wheel set for sale. This is Easton's top end model. It has all the bells and whistles needed for tour de France level competition. It's insanely light, just strong and stiff enough for CX use. This will DEFINITELY shave significant time of your climbs and laps times. Now's you're chance to have this wheel set for less than 50% off! Price is obo Comes with tires, but not cassette or rotors, they are extra. https://www.eastoncycling.com/products/details/ec90-aero55-wheels Easton carbon road tubular cross, cx, mavic road wheels wheel set wheelset race climbing race only, tubeless, clincher, CXR, ultimate, 80, 60, UST, cosmic, elite, pro, ksyrium,

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Sep 2, 2017 at 11:22
Sep 2, 2017
Selling
Sep 2, 2017 at 11:07
Sep 2, 2017

FTW Industries FB-10 XL

$1500 USD
I have an incredible, unique downhill bike for sale. This bike was handmade by the legendary Frank the Welder in his shop in Vermont just a few years ago. He no longer makes DH bikes so this is truly and one of a kind bike. It's built with the perfect modern geometry and can still fit 27.5 wheels if you choose to go that route. Geometry is adjustable to 3 different positions with the shock shuttle. It's suitable for anyone 6'2" to 6"8" probably. HA: 63-65 degrees (adjustable) BB: 13.5 to 14.5 inches (adjustable) 10-speed Saint Drive train Hope Brakes Straitline Guide Hadley Rear hub It comes with some extras too: tires, derailleur hanger, shock shuttle and some other stuff. Lots of goodies!!! IT comes with an excellent high end part spec, DVO fork, Fox shock, Saint drivetrain, Straitline chain guide, Hadley/True Precision hubs, and Hope brakes (OMG hope brakes are magical). I just through some brand new Kore DH 2" rise bars on there too. This bike has seen it all and still keeps kicking. Frame is super SUPER burly, yet also crazy light thanks to some amazing made in the USA craftsmanship. The welds are truly an orgasmic work of art. This bike turns heads at bike parks all over the world. The bike has more than it's share of dings, scratches, and blemishes, as any used DH bike should. But it's priced more than fairly because I want to see this go to a good home. It saddens me to have to sell this bike, but I got a new one and my GF is making me clean out the garage :(

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