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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i bent mine on the second ride and can't for the life of me get a new one. i've called fetish and i've emailed them and the only responce i got took like 3 weeks and they said they were out but they would let me know when they had more. i have yet to hear back from them. i love the frame but what a $hit company, i must say they do a great job backing there product, NOT. how do you have your fetishs setup? i've only seen a couple and none were all that trick. mine will be a 24 pound xc rig when it's compete, it's around 26 now.

    I'm so sick of seeing those cheap ass bikes floating around. I saw a road frame in a shop and the thing was like a lead weight. I think there are better ways of getting frames then through them.

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    fetish update

    [QUOTE=Stevirey]Ok,I got my Fetish frame off Ebay over a year ago.My current street ride is dying a slow death.Cracks in alu bottom bracket on old GT STS.There's alot of good newer stuff on it I want to use on the Fetish.The Sid World Cup would be cool,but the stearer is too short.And it's a carbon stearer,so one of those extenders is out.Because I'm going broke,(quit my job last Aug.)I'm thinking rigid fork. Just found a Surly fork that is compensated for bikes ment for 100 mm travel.Which the Fixation geo is ment for.Here's the wierd related story.I sold my friend a new set of Magura HS 33 brakes.I went to put them on.It's an '04 Rockhopper.I did the rear first.No problem.A few ale's latter I get to the front.WTF!
    It's a Manitou fork!I dunno.I can't deal with this now.Maybe the Evo adaptor?He say well,I'll get a new fork.He's broke too.So he got a Kona rigid fork.I let him use(I wanted to see and feel what it was like)a set of Holyrollers.Way cool.When I'm done I'll post a pic here.Should be finished in 2 weeks.Telling the wife it's for her.Should be sick with Hookworms on it!
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    Look at this!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
    I'm selling the Sid Race Carbon from my old GT and getting this fork!I hope.

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    where can I find a D&S frame for a reasonable price?

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    I'm currently riding on a D&S frame - it's an amazing bike - got the frame brand new for $250.

    2006 D&S 19" frame
    Black 80/100 fork (soon to be upgraded)
    full XT drivetrain and hydro disc brakes except for LX crank
    XT hubs, Mavic XC717 wheels

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    I may be building up a 2006 Giant Trance 2 frame with most of my components off the D&S- I'd like to keep the D&S frame though to have a hardtail as well. My Trance frame should arrive sometime this week as long as there isn't shipping delays thanks to TS Alberto....

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    WHat is your fork set at?

    Fetish told me that the D&S was designed around an 80mm fork, but I just can't see going back to 80mm. I am building mine with a Vanilla set at 100mm.

    If your Black is set at 100mm, how does it feel?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    Fetish told me that the D&S was designed around an 80mm fork, but I just can't see going back to 80mm. I am building mine with a Vanilla set at 100mm.

    If your Black is set at 100mm, how does it feel?

    Thanks!

    I was under the impression that it was designed for a max of 100mm. The Black feels great at 100mm - when i set it at 80 the bike doesn't steer as well - the top tube becomes almost horizontal with the ground. I never run the Black in 80mm because it's not nearly enough travel. I've only set it there when I have to climb a really long hill and I'm tired after riding all day. Most D&S bikes I see are running a 100mm fork. 80mm these days is just not enough for me!

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    Fetish

    Fetish with carbon fork.
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    Well i snapped my deraileur hanger today on my D&S. A stick got stuck and jammed my X.7 der which decided to break the hanger right off and also break my chain. The frame got a little torn up too around the hanger because it twisted around and lost some metal on the dropout as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizunole
    Check out ridefetish for details...
    I couldn't find anything on that site about the d&s. Could you elaborate on what you read?
    Thanks

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    Any thoughts on where i might aquire a fetish carbon mtb fork with v-brake mounts and 9 inches of steerer for 26 inch wheels?
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    Fetish forks

    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    Any thoughts on where i might aquire a fetish carbon mtb fork with v-brake mounts and 9 inches of steerer for 26 inch wheels?
    Dan, I found this site the other day. I'm not sure if they have exactly what your looking for but they seem to have quite a bit of Fetish stuff.
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    Hope it helps.

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    bulding me a Discipline!
    this is a commuter bike, btw. I commute 7 miles across a college town littered with bad pavement and beer bottles, so a typical skinny-tired commuter doesn't cut it. plus i like the fun factor of a little urban fun on the daily ride.
    planned parts spec:
    frame: Discipline 22"
    fork: Magura Vader
    brakes: Hope '07 minis
    crank: RF Atlas
    drivetrain: x0
    wheels: Cane Creek Chronos
    rubber: Kenda k-rad
    lighting: homebrew 25w & blinkies
    post/stem/bar/etc: thompson/kore/whatever comes my way.

    I ride 14miles/day, 3500 miles/yr just commuting, plus about another 1000miles running errands, towing the kiddie trailer, etc. so i'm going for pretty bulletproof stuff.

    got the Magura fork off evilbay, $140, very sweetly built, really looking forward to trying it.

    i'll post pics when finished...

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    Just an update from my original post...almost 2 years ago.

    My obsession is still kickin it. Have lots of downhill runs on it, street...park...casing dirtjumps. I'm amazed the frame held up all this time, largest drop being around 6-7 feet.


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    We the people ...

    sweet bikes, here is a quick pic of mine



    Some specs:
    wtb wheels and tires 2.5
    sram shifters, derailers and chain
    rock shox
    race face crank, dh stem and bars
    avid mech disk brakes
    thompson elite seatpost

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    still looking for that carbon fork for this bad ass rig. .
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    Fetish Fixation

    I've been riding my ***** bike for two years now. Mainly cross country single speed thru the snow and muck but it has raced in bmx cruiser class. It is a good frame, heavy but strong. I've busted 3 chains, tore a tire and warped a rim, but she has held together. Just added the discs three months ago, when dirt rag sent me a set of cane creek wheels.

    She looks bad a$$ but doesn't ride mad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttvrdik
    I've been riding my ***** bike for two years now. Mainly cross country single speed thru the snow and muck but it has raced in bmx cruiser class. It is a good frame, heavy but strong. I've busted 3 chains, tore a tire and warped a rim, but she has held together. Just added the discs three months ago, when dirt rag sent me a set of cane creek wheels.

    She looks bad a$$ but doesn't ride mad.
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    nice looking bike!

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    Is Fetish Cycles still in business?

    Tried sending them a note today and it got kicked back. Just wondering. Awesome frames, I think I want a fixation.
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    Also, if I were to get the fixation, and I am 6'2" tall, should I get the 19" or 21" frame? Probably going to start out as a single speed, with a 130mm fork. Will that work? I am coming off of a Giant AC, 19" with a 130 mm fork and I found that for XC, I really needed the seat post up high - so I wonder if I just answered my own question and probably should get a 21 incher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RemfSS
    Is Fetish Cycles still in business?

    Tried sending them a note today and it got kicked back. Just wondering. Awesome frames, I think I want a fixation.
    They are still in business, you can get tem on ebay too, search for user bikingusa.

    Even better

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fetish-Cycles-Fi...QQcmdZViewItem



    I got my obsession from that seller


    PPS. by the sounds of it, you will be better with a 21"

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    Check it out, this is my Obsession that I just finished last Saturday. Picked up the frame for $75 at the bike swap last February, and put it together a little bit at a time in the months since:



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    Quote Originally Posted by ttvrdik
    I've been riding my ***** bike for two years now. Mainly cross country single speed thru the snow and muck but it has raced in bmx cruiser class. It is a good frame, heavy but strong. I've busted 3 chains, tore a tire and warped a rim, but she has held together. Just added the discs three months ago, when dirt rag sent me a set of cane creek wheels.
    TOdd
    What does the bike weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddogg79
    PPS. by the sounds of it, you will be better with a 21"
    I think I am going to go with the 19" because while the 21" provides a longer cockpit and more seat tube, I don't want to be up so high when riding rollers and skinnies. I can always go with a longer a stem if I want a longer cockpit.
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    Quick question, on my obession, what is the max travel recommended for the front fork? I think currently i got a 80mm, il have to double check. But i was thinking of having a 120 or 150. Would this be worth doing? TIA

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    Fixation

    The bike weighs 24.3 lbs.

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    Bout finished!
    Need to install headlight & new cables.
    Pics with 1.95 k-rads (since eaten by a beer bottle ) and new Conti Sport Contact. we'll see how they hold up....
    wacky looking ride, eh?
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    Killer commuter you have there.

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    Sorry for the 3 week bump:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0027&rd=1&rd=1
    Yeah... Im wondering if any of you guys have bought from this guy.
    Avid bb5, Deore XT/Deore AND manitou R7 for 536 dollars???
    I watched a previous auction go for opening bid.

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    Been a while but I thought i'd give all my fetish riding friends an update. Been looking for a new job lately so things have been slow. Still trying to get my 04 discipline back together, it's getting pretty close to being done. Still havent done anything with my obsession, it's just sitting on one of my giant speakers. Still trying to finish my fixation, it has never been perfect. I only really need a proper SS chainring and a rigid carbon fork to be happy with it. I also started working on a carbon roadie project which i'm hoping is gonna end up being a fetish as well. If all goes well I should be getting a pretty cool job in the next couple of weeks so with any luck things will start to happen and i'll have something new and exiting to show you. Until then, keep the rubber side down.
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    Fetish friends

    I need a fetish carbon MTB fork with v brake mounts for my fixation. PM if you have one that you can part with. It needs to have at least 8.5 on the steerer. thanks
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    carbon fork

    I got mine from Ebay.My friend got his direct from Fetish Cycles for $150.Same price I paid.

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    any new builds? Just trying to keep this tread alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddogg79
    any new builds? Just trying to keep this tread alive
    Today! Just have to go to the LBS and get my Brake Cables cut and then I will post some pix here and at Ridefetish! This bike maybe a one of a kind - wait till you see it!
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    sweet! cant wait

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    Soixante-Neuf, 2007 Fetish Fixation 69er

    Here it boys - a Fetish Fixation 69er! I have already replaced the SIC stem with the Avid SAAGO and it looks and feels much better! Unfortunately, I don't think I have the headset right so its going into the shop on Wednesday to have it looked at. I'll update a pic tomorrow with the Avid SAAGO stem and you will see the differenace.
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    sweet ride dude

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    I bit the bullit and ordered and pace rc-31 and a new salsa chainring for my fixation this morning. I'll post pics friday when it gets here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    I bit the bullit and ordered and pace rc-31 and a new salsa chainring for my fixation this morning. I'll post pics friday when it gets here.
    Nice! Those Pace Carbon Forks are pretty bling, bling.
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    Fixation

    I'm sure the Pace is superior.The Bontrager looks cool too.But I like the Fetish logo on my legs.Where did you get that fork?And if I may ask,what did you pay for it?Like to see some pics.

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    As promised
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    Nice rig - love the red. Now go get it muddy!
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    I ordered the pace from QBP. For what everyone paid for their fetish forks I got a pace. I also have some pretty sweet hook ups.
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    That pace is hawt but its too bad you don't have a disc specific hub on the front wheel and run this as a mullet.
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    Not really worth the extra weight.
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    I love the new fixation frames. The decals look awsome against the black colour. sweeet.
    Climb like a goat, descend like a banshee

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    I'm about to order a Freccia probably wednsday.
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    Fixation Owners!

    What is the fattest tire you can run with the Fixation in the rear triangle?

    Will Kenda Stick-Es, 26x2.6, fit without any abrasion?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I don't a 2.6 will fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    I don't a 2.6 will fit.
    Say what? Are you trying to say that you ride with 2.6s and don't get any abrasion?
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    Im currently running panaracer fire FR 2.4 tires on my fetish fixation. They are huge tires with massive knobs. They hook up extremely well on everything I have ridden in philly so far.
    There is lots of room to spare in the back. Im not sure how the panaracers will compare to a Kenda 2.6 but it cant be that much bigger. Check shiggy's tire website for actual measurements.
    Im pretty impressed at how bigger tire you can run on this frame

    hope this helps
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    I'm running WTB weirwolf 2.3s
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    I am going to try some 2.4 Motoraptors.
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    New Fetish

    I just got my fetish built up and I'm taking it out for it's first real ride. Thought I should show it pre and post endo... I mean post ride.


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    How about more drive trail pix? Are you going to put this baby up on Ride Fetish.com?
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    whoops!





    Note: They dont like repeated hip jumps or Disasters at the skatepark. Although for the record, I did ride around for 2 more weeks after discovering the crack.

    I got a steel frame to replace it, and my Obsession is going on the wall Not bad for 190 bucks, and two seasons of DH/Freeride and a whole lot of street/skatepark towards the end!

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    More Pics

    Sorry RemfSS... I knew I missing something.

    Here's the Drivetrain pics..
    Oh, and the pedals are now Candys. I somehow bent the spindle on my egg beaters riding up the 50 Year trail north of Tucson. Funny thing about that, I did it climbing. Shitty
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    my new fetish toy
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    hanger for discipline frame

    I have had a discipline frame for a 2 or 3 years and finally broke the hanger. Then had a terrible time trying to locate a replacement. Tried Fetish and all the websites I could find with no luck. Turns out it is hanger number 52 and is available from derailleurhanger.com for about $20. Just installed it and fits perfectly. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDALE SS
    I have had a discipline frame for a 2 or 3 years and finally broke the hanger. Then had a terrible time trying to locate a replacement. Tried Fetish and all the websites I could find with no luck. Turns out it is hanger number 52 and is available from derailleurhanger.com for about $20. Just installed it and fits perfectly. Good luck.
    That's old news. It's a diamond back hanger that fits.
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    Hey, does anyone know what the front deraileur clamp size is on the fetish fixation?
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    does anyone have the cross frame????

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    Turning the Fixation into a 1x9

    My LBS encountered a problem when I brought my Fixation in to have it converted from SS to Gears. The best they could is a 1x7 with an 8 speed cassette. The problem they seem to run into was that the rear der hanger was too short.

    What would you recommend that would solve this problem? Does it have something to do with where the rear wheel is placed or the actual rear deraileur? I have a Shimano XT. I have the wheel pushed all the way up against the end of the dropouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RemfSS
    My LBS encountered a problem when I brought my Fixation in to have it converted from SS to Gears. The best they could is a 1x7 with an 8 speed cassette. The problem they seem to run into was that the rear der hanger was too short.

    What would you recommend that would solve this problem? Does it have something to do with where the rear wheel is placed or the actual rear deraileur? I have a Shimano XT. I have the wheel pushed all the way up against the end of the dropouts.
    My fixation has always been SS all the way, but I have seen quite a few setup with 3x9. The only real issue i can think of that would make a 1x9 not work is your chainline. Depending on where you are on the cassette your chain may want to come off in the front. Other wise there is really no reason why you shouldnt be able to get 9 gears out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    My fixation has always been SS all the way, but I have seen quite a few setup with 3x9. The only real issue i can think of that would make a 1x9 not work is your chainline. Depending on where you are on the cassette your chain may want to come off in the front. Other wise there is really no reason why you shouldnt be able to get 9 gears out of it.
    I don't know, maybe my LBS is just incompetent. I have the chainline squared away with NGear's Chain Stop. No, I think I need to play with it myself and probably find a new LBS. Problem is they have been really good to me but they are obviously not expert at wrenching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RemfSS
    I don't know, maybe my LBS is just incompetent. I have the chainline squared away with NGear's Chain Stop. No, I think I need to play with it myself and probably find a new LBS. Problem is they have been really good to me but they are obviously not expert at wrenching.
    All I know is that I work at my LBS and we make things work. Where there's a will, there's a way, and your LBS doesnt seem to have either.
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    Was thinking about getting a fetish discipline to replace my supergo access frame, Is this much of an upgrade? I was never really happy with the geometry of the access xcl frame, I am 6'4 and about 230lbs the access frame always seemed like the top tube wasnt slanting up enough, felt like i was goin to endo on the downhills. Any help appriciated, I only XC ride 20 mile round trip trails or about and need it to climb good, the access frame is a good climber though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfwizard
    Was thinking about getting a fetish discipline to replace my supergo access frame, Is this much of an upgrade? I was never really happy with the geometry of the access xcl frame, I am 6'4 and about 230lbs the access frame always seemed like the top tube wasnt slanting up enough, felt like i was goin to endo on the downhills. Any help appriciated, I only XC ride 20 mile round trip trails or about and need it to climb good, the access frame is a good climber though.

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    I just ordered the '05 Obsession frame size small. $99, couldn't pass it up! Going to take too damn long to get here though...

    Why do I have to wait sooo long! Should've had it 2nd day aired...
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    Bummed...

    Ordered my Obsession frame last Friday, asked if it would be shipped that day and the answer was "It'll go out Tuesday" (Monday was labor day). Called yesterday (Tuesday) frame hadn't shipped yet, it was early there, but I was told I'd get a call with the tracking number when it did ship. No call. If it wasn't going to be in transit for 7 days I wouldn't be so worried about it, I just want to get the damn thing built up. I don't know the circumstances of why it hasn't shipped so I'm not going to say derogatory things about Fetish, I guess I'm just internet venting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    Ordered my Obsession frame last Friday, asked if it would be shipped that day and the answer was "It'll go out Tuesday" (Monday was labor day). Called yesterday (Tuesday) frame hadn't shipped yet, it was early there, but I was told I'd get a call with the tracking number when it did ship. No call. If it wasn't going to be in transit for 7 days I wouldn't be so worried about it, I just want to get the damn thing built up. I don't know the circumstances of why it hasn't shipped so I'm not going to say derogatory things about Fetish, I guess I'm just internet venting...
    Hate to say this but Fetish (assuming you purchased directly from them) Customer Service is hit or miss. A couple of weeks ago I bent my hanger on my Fixation. Called them up and ordered me a new one but they charged $10 for S&H, which cost $2.50 at most to ship! Asked if they could throw in some 69er stickers and they said sure, and what did I get? Nada!

    It's a wonder they are still in business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RemfSS
    Hate to say this but Fetish (assuming you purchased directly from them) Customer Service is hit or miss. A couple of weeks ago I bent my hanger on my Fixation. Called them up and ordered me a new one but they charged $10 for S&H, which cost $2.50 at most to ship! Asked if they could throw in some 69er stickers and they said sure, and what did I get? Nada!

    It's a wonder they are still in business.
    well that's a real bummer to hear. I hope it gets here sometime soon then. Guess I should've gone with the Soul Cycles Titan...
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    CRAP!! CRAP!! CRAP!! Just got off the phone with fetish and they still haven't shipped my frame. He says it's going out today, we'll see.

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    Woohoo! it's here! Fetish stepped up and shipped my frame usps express and it arrived yesterday. I am obsessed! This thing is so stable off jumps and just inspires confidence everywhere I take it. Pics soon!

    Here it is, my new setup! This frame is great and the new fork is blowing my mind (comparing it to my old RST Capa ).

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    Nice bike

    Just hope the frame never cracks....Fetish is great at givingthe run a round.
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    Okay thanks, i will hope that doesn't happen.

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    just take it easy when doing hip jumps and learning any kind of spin tricks...

    mine took roughly two seasons to get that crack...riding full on DH and freeride drops, etc. Now I've got two bikes for everything, thankfully.

    Also, if it does crack...whatever...hopefully you got the frame dirt cheap anyways. If you get serious into the street/park/dj stuff, get somthing steel/even more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    Okay thanks, i will hope that doesn't happen.
    I like those red RL chain tugs/tensioners, going to have to get me a pair for my 29er for which I recently acquired a red bomber zocchi fork for.

    How much travel is in that bomber fork? I am running 130 mm on my fixation and the way I am riding it (SS XC), I think I should find something with less, or at least, switchable like 80/100. Of course, if I get another Bomber 29er fork then its going back to being a 69er again.

    Of course Fetish won't recognize it as a 69er because I didn't buy it with "69er" stickers but I was the one that gave them the idea but they will never acknowledge that.

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    My fork is adjustable from 130mm - 150mm, a wee bit tall but with the sag dialed in it feels great. I am running it at 130mm FWIW.

    Got the RL tugs from danscomp.com $9.99 a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    Got the RL tugs from danscomp.com $9.99 a pair.
    Just ordered me a set. Seemed a shame that shipping cost almost as the tugs so I got a few tools for the tool box to keep my other tools company and the shipping didn't change.

    These won't go on my Fixation, rather my 29er. All I need now is a red saddle, red flip lock, red bash guard, red rear brake line and maybe some red Ourys and my 29er will be pimped out. I will post some new pix of this bike on Ridefetish.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by philw86
    just take it easy when doing hip jumps and learning any kind of spin tricks...

    mine took roughly two seasons to get that crack...riding full on DH and freeride drops, etc. Now I've got two bikes for everything, thankfully.

    Also, if it does crack...whatever...hopefully you got the frame dirt cheap anyways. If you get serious into the street/park/dj stuff, get somthing steel/even more durable.
    Yeah I paid $100 for it so I hope it lasts at least a year . I really would have liked to grab a steelhead but the funds just aren't there right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RemfSS
    Just ordered me a set. Seemed a shame that shipping cost almost as the tugs so I got a few tools for the tool box to keep my other tools company and the shipping didn't change.

    These won't go on my Fixation, rather my 29er. All I need now is a red saddle, red flip lock, red bash guard, red rear brake line and maybe some red Ourys and my 29er will be pimped out. I will post some new pix of this bike on Ridefetish.com
    That sounds like what I am looking to do. But I'm looking for a tan saddle to match the fork, red fliplock, red headset spacer, and possibly the red salsa juegos de fuegos lock on grips.



    I'm a little frustrated though with the frame. I tried the 30.9mm seatpost that Fetish recommends but there was some play, enough to make me uncomfortable, so now I have a 31.6mm in there and it's a tiny bit tight. I may try to sand it down a bit or sand the inside of the seat tube, I only need about .5mm more for it to be perfect.
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    Fixation Commuter Project.

    Now that I am buying an IH MKIII I keep asking myself what should I do with my fixation? It's still a fun bike to have around but justifying three bikes to the wife is a tough call right now, of course that is now that I am working a mere 10 miles from home I could convert this into a commuter.

    If anyone has a line on a white, rigid, canti fork for 26 inch wheels, preferably with a little forward rake in it, I would appreciate it.

    Biggest thing I have to do is swap my FSA Mega Exo Crankset on the fixation for the Shimano on my 29er and and I can start riding to work.
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    Im fairly new to bikes, and have a question about fetish

    Are they a good company?, meaning are their bikes durable, strong, etc. would you recommend these bikes to me? Im looking at a discipline at a shop near me and was wondering if its a good bike to get.

    Heres a basic rundown of the bike:
    Frame: Fetish Discipline
    Fork: Answer Manitou axel
    Brakes: Hayes Sole
    Shifters: Shimano Deore
    Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
    Cranks: Bontrager Selects
    Handlebars: Bontrager Crowbar
    Tires: Bontrager Jones XR
    Rims: Bontrager
    Bottom Bracket: Truvative XL

    I talked the owner to around $750 (down from 830) Is this a good choice?

    Thanks

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    I bought a discipline frame a couple of years ago on ebay and have been completely satisfied with it. Extremely strong well built frame. Can't comment on the price though. .

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    Love my Fixation! Can't beat the price for it's durability. In fact, I have tried about all there is to try in terms of different configurations and have finally settled on a rigid, SS, 69er.
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    I've got a discipline that I love. Got the frame off eBay and built it up myself. Been riding it hard for a year (I ride everything that my buddies with FS bikes do) and the only problem I've got with it is that it's a bit on the heavy side. Of course I could always go on a diet and kill two birds...

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    Im getting that its a good frame, but is the setup i listed earlier worth the $750?

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    As far as the specs go, it's probably not worth the $750. The frame from fetish supposedly retails for $500. In reality you usually see them around $150 on eBay. The fork is alright for a newbie. Plan on upgrading it within a year if you find yourself riding a lot. Those brakes are throwaways, see if you can't get your LBS to swap them out for some BB5's or BB7's on the cheap. The way the bike's set up I'd say 5 bills is more reasonable. Then again, I haven't been shopping in a while. The last bike I bought whole was a $50 commuter compliments of my local University surplus auction.

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    is a dart 3 any better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NTbike
    Im fairly new to bikes, and have a question about fetish

    Are they a good company?, meaning are their bikes durable, strong, etc. would you recommend these bikes to me? Im looking at a discipline at a shop near me and was wondering if its a good bike to get.

    Heres a basic rundown of the bike:
    Frame: Fetish Discipline
    Fork: Answer Manitou axel
    Brakes: Hayes Sole
    Shifters: Shimano Deore
    Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
    Cranks: Bontrager Selects
    Handlebars: Bontrager Crowbar
    Tires: Bontrager Jones XR
    Rims: Bontrager
    Bottom Bracket: Truvative XL

    I talked the owner to around $750 (down from 830) Is this a good choice?

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    In my opinion that is way too much money for that bike particularly if it is used. You could easily get a brand name dual suspension bike with better componants for less.

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    Ive already decided that its way too much for that bike. I found the exact one on ebay for about 200 less, but I decided to get a specialized. Thanks for the help!

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    No pictures right now but I've been riding a Fetish Fixation frame setup as a geary. I had a Surly Instigator that I just couldn't get comfortable on and a Fixation frame that was doing nothing. Swapped parts from one to the other over a couple of days and, bada-bing bada-boom, I've got a bike that I love. Feels grate with a Surly Instigator steel fork.

    The disc brake in the rear will drag the axle backwards if I brake too hard on dry pavement though due to the track forks. It's a 205mm for no particular reason. I think I'll drop it back to 160mm to reduce the load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janos
    No pictures right now but I've been riding a Fetish Fixation frame setup as a geary. I had a Surly Instigator that I just couldn't get comfortable on and a Fixation frame that was doing nothing. Swapped parts from one to the other over a couple of days and, bada-bing bada-boom, I've got a bike that I love. Feels grate with a Surly Instigator steel fork.

    The disc brake in the rear will drag the axle backwards if I brake too hard on dry pavement though due to the track forks. It's a 205mm for no particular reason. I think I'll drop it back to 160mm to reduce the load.
    I didn't like the instigator fork. I am running a 1x1 now and its much better. Of course, I only ride this way as a 69er, so that could be part of the problem.
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    Fetish Fixation

    I had had my fixation ss for almost a year now and it rides awesome i just cant get the front disk to grab right. Kind of frustrating but when i get some more funds ill have to upgrade to something a little more powerful.
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    Is your rotor bent? Or is the disc brake mounted in correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle Snack
    Is your rotor bent? Or is the disc brake mounted in correctly?
    yeah i thought that too. But i took it up to the local bike shop and he worked on it for 30 minutes and couldn't find anything wrong with the brake (caliper or rotor). The only thing we came up with is its either the cab;e system (bad cables or levers) or the rim just sucks and doesn't house the rotor properly because i have had two different calipers and two different rotors on there with no success.

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    Purchased a discipline off ebay a couple days ago. I have two fork options, 100mm or 130mm. Thoughts? I ride "heavy XC" bordering on all mountain... I guess...
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    I ran my Fixation with a 130 mm fork and it was great.

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    Bigger is sometimes better

    My experience with the discipline frame is that a 130mm fork turns it into a pretty nice trail-oriented hard tail.

    Background: I was running a 100mm Marzocchi MX Pro and it was great for hard pack and occasional step-offs / rocks. On a whim (meaning I had it in my closet gathering dust) I installed a 130mm MX Comp. What a difference! The bike is much more confident when the terrain gets sketchy, it corners better (less twitchy) and I have no trouble keeping the front wheel planted when cranking uphill.

    I live in the desert southwest and most of my trails are super rocky/steep/sandy (not to mention the constant threat of cactus). I ride pretty aggressively but I'd rather ride all day than look for a finish line.

    As always, your mileage may vary. Frame is size M (16.5" center BB to Top of seat tube)
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