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    fetish cycles

    anyone out there ride a fetish cycles frame. if you do how do you have it setup? i just got one a couple months ago and i have not seen of heard of anyone else having or riding one.

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    Alloy Nipples

    He has a Fetish

    Anyone try this bike rack?
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    alloy nipples?

    what about them?

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    I think he is referring to an mtbr member whose name is "Alloy Nipples" and that this person has a Fetish bike.

    Post some pics of your bike man. I am thinking about picking up a SS frame from them.

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    Upset my fetish

    my p.o.s. computer won't let me attatch images for some reason.

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    pics

    how the hell do you do this on here? it's totally different from anything i've had to use before.

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    Fetish Cycles..

    I've got 2 of the Discipline hardtail frames, I bought one off of eBay, and I was happy enough with it to buy a second to build up as a loaner bike. I've definately been happy with them, I also ended up picking up one of their dirt jumping frames, I think they are tagged as "Obsession" now, and it's a great little park bike.. All told I generally only spent about $100-125/shipped for each frame, and they've been great. When they first were listing them(when I got the first), they were going for $69.99 as an opening bid, and even with $30 shipping it was still under $100..

    I picked up a few deraileur hangers to have around in case, but as of yet havn't needed one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Density524
    I've got 2 of the Discipline hardtail frames, I bought one off of eBay, and I was happy enough with it to buy a second to build up as a loaner bike. I've definately been happy with them, I also ended up picking up one of their dirt jumping frames, I think they are tagged as "Obsession" now, and it's a great little park bike.. All told I generally only spent about $100-125/shipped for each frame, and they've been great. When they first were listing them(when I got the first), they were going for $69.99 as an opening bid, and even with $30 shipping it was still under $100..

    I picked up a few deraileur hangers to have around in case, but as of yet havn't needed one.
    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.

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    My new Fetish ss will be ready in a couple of weeks. Yeti handle bar and seatpost, Truvative ss crankset, Spot hubs laced to xm819's, Avid Juicys. A surly rigid front fork, Selle Italia saddle, truvative stem. The remaining parts are a suprise to me as I told the LBS to make the choice of rear cog/freewheel and chain tensioner. The bottom bracket will be what ever he has in stock. I'll post pics when it arrives.

    This bike will be my winter ride. Low maintenace and no shock to worry about, should be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    My new Fetish ss will be ready in a couple of weeks. Yeti handle bar and seatpost, Truvative ss crankset, Spot hubs laced to xm819's, Avid Juicys. A surly rigid front fork, Selle Italia saddle, truvative stem. The remaining parts are a suprise to me as I told the LBS to make the choice of rear cog/freewheel and chain tensioner. The bottom bracket will be what ever he has in stock. I'll post pics when it arrives.

    This bike will be my winter ride. Low maintenace and no shock to worry about, should be fun.
    what a brave soul to trust your lbs. i do all my own work, if i can't do it i learn how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    what a brave soul to trust your lbs. i do all my own work, if i can't do it i learn how.
    You have had a problem with my LBS, I seriously doubt that.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    depends

    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    You have had a problem with my LBS, I seriously doubt that.
    that all depends on what your lbs is. personally i don't trust any of them. everyone i've ever been to would not think twice about getting every penny from me. there are plenty of shops around here that are owned by people with no intrest in bikes, but then again that's not what this thread is about now is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    that all depends on what your lbs is. personally i don't trust any of them. everyone i've ever been to would not think twice about getting every penny from me. there are plenty of shops around here that are owned by people with no intrest in bikes, but then again that's not what this thread is about now is it.
    You brought up the issue of trusting MY lbs now didn't you.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    yeah i did

    why are you making a big deal out of nothing?

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    Just to show you that I won't let you generalize all LBS's as the same. Maybe you don't have any reputable shop's, or so you think in Hayward, CA, or maybe it's your 19 year old attitude. What ever it maybe the shops are not all them same.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Just to show you that I won't let you generalize all LBS's as the same. Maybe you don't have any reputable shop's, or so you think in Hayward, CA, or maybe it's your 19 year old attitude. What ever it maybe the shops are not all them same.
    you know i don't have a problem telling anyone that hayward is infact a **** place to be but i thank you not to judge a person you know nothing about. i thought i made it clear that my opinion was based on what's around here which would imply that i could be wrong about your lbs, maybe they hook you up i don't know but you had to go to far and make it personal. i am not your average 19 year old so don't talk to me like i am.

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    Ok, Danny.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    back to the topic at hand

    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Ok, Danny.
    how is their ss frame? the one i saw was basically a discipline with ss dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    how is their ss frame? the one i saw was basically a discipline with ss dropouts.
    Mine is a Discipline with vertical dropouts that will have a chain tensioner on the hanger.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    i thought about that

    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Mine is a Discipline with vertical dropouts that will have a chain tensioner on the hanger.
    i was thinking about doing that for a while or using a 12-24 road cassette with a single chainring up front. it ended up with a 12-32 and 44/32/22. i'll post the link to it on light-bikes.com when the pic comes up.

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    here it is

    a few more upgrades and she'll lose 2 pounds.
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    lets see what you got

    post your fetishs up. lets check em out.

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    Here is mine. Just done building it .Rides well.
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    nice

    Quote Originally Posted by slow SS
    Here is mine. Just done building it .Rides well.
    nice! seems like almost everyone sets their fetish up as a single speed, not that there's anything wrong with that it's just interesting. what about the frame is so apealing to the ss riders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    ..what about the frame is so apealing to the ss riders?
    I think it's the price. For just $99 on eBay you can get one of these frames and throw on some parts and presto...SS ride for less.

    They do make a SS specific frame with horz rear dropouts, but those go for $150 on eBay.

    Nice rides posted. I've thinking about getting one to build up as a fat tire commuter with 2.5 Hookworms and roadie drops or moustache bars.

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    it's up finally!!


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    Picked it up today.
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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 dont know if Fetish ever got back to you but I found a replacement deraileur hanger at http://derailleurhanger.com/index.htm
    There hanger #52 fits the discipline. Its under diamindback and is the last on hanger on the page. It is also under a couple of other brands as well. I ordered one because I got sick of wainting for Fetish and it works great.

    Good luck,

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    good lookin out

    Quote Originally Posted by cbohn
    I dont know if Fetish ever got back to you but I found a replacement deraileur hanger at http://derailleurhanger.com/index.htm
    There hanger #52 fits the discipline. Its under diamindback and is the last on hanger on the page. It is also under a couple of other brands as well. I ordered one because I got sick of wainting for Fetish and it works great.

    Good luck,
    thanks for sharing that, i'll have to order a few of those in the very near future. anyone seen the fetish site lately? they got all kinds of new toys.

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    The only thing I have found so far is that the bottom bracket is a little low for our New England rock infested singletrack. I have learned to keep my cranks up and level when encountering a raised "trail feature". Other than that I am having fun with it, should be great for winter.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    a few more upgrades and she'll lose 2 pounds.
    So that means your changing the tires right?

    I am a color freak myself and i love your color scheme.
    I love michelin and have many different models including the Hot S.

    I would have to say that my hot s is the slowest moving tire of them all and is also pretty heavy if that is an issue. Try the panaracer fire x pros with red stripe. They dont make your bike half as pretty but i think your bike will roll much faster .

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    tires

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonwa2
    So that means your changing the tires right?

    I am a color freak myself and i love your color scheme.
    I love michelin and have many different models including the Hot S.

    I would have to say that my hot s is the slowest moving tire of them all and is also pretty heavy if that is an issue. Try the panaracer fire x pros with red stripe. They dont make your bike half as pretty but i think your bike will roll much faster .
    i don't know why i didnt see this post sooner. i changed the tires like 2 days after that picture was taken. i'm running irc mythos 1.95's now with the red sidewalls. i have my issues trusting the smaller tires but they are much lighter and faster, not to mention how much better my bike climbs now. the fire xc's are almost the same weight as the hot s. i had thought about going to them but when i saw the weight it really served no purpose to run them. i remembered that i had the new set of irc's on another bike hanging in the garage, i had put these on this bike and rode it like 2 times until i broke the shifter and it's been hanging ever since, so the tires are still brand new. i checked them and they are much lighter so i put them on. i am not at all disapointed with them.

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    my fetish cycles budget build

    Here it is. Budget build starting with a frame from evilbay ($109) or so. I'll post the components list if anyone cares. Show here with a psylo which is crap IMHO. It soaks up the bumps ok but the lateral flex is intolerable. Mostly lastyears/closeouts/etc kept the costs under $800. I rode it today for the first time and it seems to handle well considering the fork. It feels good and sprints like a good hardtail should. Of course the fork I want will kill the budget but I am seriously considering a rigid fork until I can get something else. One note, even though the frame is built for 100mm sus, the knob on the psylo uturn doesn't clear the frame. It clears by about 1 mm with knob removed. Not a lot of consideration for forks in that respect. However - overall frame quality is great and I think it looks killer. Of course for some reason, all my bikes are black...so really there all kind of the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i don't know why i didnt see this post sooner. i changed the tires like 2 days after that picture was taken. i'm running irc mythos 1.95's now with the red sidewalls. i have my issues trusting the smaller tires but they are much lighter and faster, not to mention how much better my bike climbs now. the fire xc's are almost the same weight as the hot s. i had thought about going to them but when i saw the weight it really served no purpose to run them. i remembered that i had the new set of irc's on another bike hanging in the garage, i had put these on this bike and rode it like 2 times until i broke the shifter and it's been hanging ever since, so the tires are still brand new. i checked them and they are much lighter so i put them on. i am not at all disapointed with them.
    Yeah, you probably made a better choice with the irc's. I forgot about them. I haven't tried those yet but i want to and they are more popular with the racers in my area than the panaracers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonwa2
    Yeah, you probably made a better choice with the irc's. I forgot about them. I haven't tried those yet but i want to and they are more popular with the racers in my area than the panaracers.
    yeah i am very pleased with them and i'm starting to trust them more, they do stick if you lean into your turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Picked it up today.
    what fork is that? i've been looking for something like that for my K2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    what fork is that? i've been looking for something like that for my K2.
    It's a Surly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    It's a Surly.
    you have a part number or anything for it? the surly forks i saw in qbp are not like that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    you have a part number or anything for it? the surly forks i saw in qbp are not like that one.
    It's an Instigator.
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    I photographed this guy riding a "Fetish" Bike over the summer.
    He sure could pop it off this step up.
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    fetish update

    i have updated pics and some new avid sd-ti brakes on the way which should take the weight down around 23.60 pounds, although they won't get mounted until i get the new levers, cables and housing. bars are getting chopped down to after the new levers and grips. ti bolts for the steerer on my stem there and my k2 that's still waiting for a a set of those forks minkhiller.
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    ... and if we just ... new toys

    i'm in the process of ordering a new discipline and a fixation frame. i'll post pics when they come in.

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    Here's my discipline

    built up as a SS, parts box and budget style.........will upgrade components as I get a chance. One thing I liked when I read this thread is that someone built up a discipline for their "loaner" bike....great idea! the frame is the best deal $$$ & quality wise I have come across IMHO.

    Question I have: I put on a surly 1x1, 413mm axle to crown & the discipline is designed with a 100mm fork in mind. Someone asked me if it was twitchy (which it is not), and I started thinking about it. So basically I have a steeper head tube angle than the bikes stated geometry (and therefore it is more aggressive)? FYI I've taken it on two rides so far and I think it is quick, responsive and stable, handles like a dream!
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    Problems with my Fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    anyone out there ride a fetish cycles frame. if you do how do you have it setup? i just got one a couple months ago and i have not seen of heard of anyone else having or riding one.
    Hey everyone, I just purchased a fixation single speed frame from e-bay over the christmas hollidays. When i was putting it together, I noticed the bottom bracket threads were clogged with something and would not let me install the bottom bracket. I took the frame to my local LBS and a buddy of mine working there, cleaned the threads for me. when we tried to install the bottom bracket again, it was threaded with an offset causing the drive side to thread in with a slite offset, which inturn caused the non-drive cup to wedge and not thread in properly. Has anyone ever had this problem or any other with fetish frames and how good are the people at Fetish when it comes to frame warranty. Am I Screwed or what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgruff
    Hey everyone, I just purchased a fixation single speed frame from e-bay over the christmas hollidays. When i was putting it together, I noticed the bottom bracket threads were clogged with something and would not let me install the bottom bracket. I took the frame to my local LBS and a buddy of mine working there, cleaned the threads for me. when we tried to install the bottom bracket again, it was threaded with an offset causing the drive side to thread in with a slite offset, which inturn caused the non-drive cup to wedge and not thread in properly. Has anyone ever had this problem or any other with fetish frames and how good are the people at Fetish when it comes to frame warranty. Am I Screwed or what.

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    i'll have to let you know when my fixation comes in. i just ordered another discipline frame and a fixation. they get shipped out tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rash
    Question I have: I put on a surly 1x1, 413mm axle to crown & the discipline is designed with a 100mm fork in mind. Someone asked me if it was twitchy (which it is not), and I started thinking about it.
    Hey Rash, that was me... the only thing that matters is that YOU like the way it handles. I was just wonderin' your impressions - I have a much shorter stem on my Fetish project, so with the Instigator fork I'll probably have a similarly handling bike. I'm glad to hear you like it.



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    So basically I have a steeper head tube angle than the bikes stated geometry (and therefore it is more aggressive)?
    Yup, theoretically. Whether it is enough to really notice, I don't know.

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    more research in the field.....

    5 more rides, maybe more....handles like-a-dream. I actually contemplated selling my blur

    Really, now that i am aware of the shorter fork, I have been concentrating on trying to feel any excess twitchiness and feel none (yea!)

    The Fetish has been the bike of choice lately, since my winter rides on dirt consist of fire road and mellow single track. I was joking about the blur 4 sale thing, as I don't see riding the epics in tahoe on my SS!

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    well they finally came today. my new discipline and fixation. rebuilt the wheels for the light one. the red one is gonna be my light xc bike, the fixation is gonna be my ss of course and my old white one is just gonna be another bike, the one i don't mind riding in the rain.
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    Has anyone else had a problem of the rear wheel not staying put in the dropouts of a Discipline frame? Mine is set up as a singlespeed and no matter how tight the skewer is the wheel moves and the tire rubs on the chain and seatstay.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Has anyone else had a problem of the rear wheel not staying put in the dropouts of a Discipline frame? Mine is set up as a singlespeed and no matter how tight the skewer is the wheel moves and the tire rubs on the chain and seatstay.
    that's quite odd. i have never had that problem on a MTB. on bmx bikes that's a common thing, if you do away with some of the paint on the dropout where your wheels mounts that might do the trick. let me know what happens with that.

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    Well it looks like the frame could not stand hard singlespeed climbs. It appears that the frame is tweaked and will not allow the wheel to go in and stay straight. I will get a second opinion but looks like this frame is ready for the recycle bin. No biggie, it was a gamble to buy a $100.00 frame in the first place.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Well it looks like the frame could not stand hard singlespeed climbs. It appears that the frame is tweaked and will not allow the wheel to go in and stay straight. I will get a second opinion but looks like this frame is ready for the recycle bin. No biggie, it was a gamble to buy a $100.00 frame in the first place.
    i could believe that seeing how the discipline is not a single speed frame. this is what you need right here.
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    Ahh......no thanks. I want a frame that will last more than 125 miles no matter what it is made for. I'm gonna get real and go steel.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Ahh......no thanks. I want a frame that will last more than 125 miles no matter what it is made for. I'm gonna get real and go steel.
    funny my first discipline frame has more than 125 miles on it and i'm sure it's taken more abuse than your ss setup has and my frame is still straight. dunno what to tell you, i guess sometimes $hit just happens.

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    Couldn't have said it better myself..."$hit happens". Abuse on the frame, not likely here in New England, we don't have any rocks or anything like that ....and it being fully rigid, no abuse on a frame there.

    I think a steel frame will be much more forgiving in a rigid SS. I bought the Fetish knowing that it was my first SS and I didn't even know if the SS thing was going to be for me. Well I love it so a better frame would have been on the horizon at some point anyway so no biggie.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    Couldn't have said it better myself..."$hit happens". Abuse on the frame, not likely here in New England, we don't have any rocks or anything like that ....and it being fully rigid, no abuse on a frame there.

    I think a steel frame will be much more forgiving in a rigid SS. I bought the Fetish knowing that it was my first SS and I didn't even know if the SS thing was going to be for me. Well I love it so a better frame would have been on the horizon at some point anyway so no biggie.
    rocks and rigid forks are one thing, loading docks and stairs are another. i did alot of urban freeriding on the frame when i first got it. i think droping 6 feet to a flat with my fat @$$ on top of it is pretty abusive. i originally wanted a reynolds 853 frame when i was looking but then i saw the fetish frames and i had to pick one up. i liked it so much i bought 2 more and i'll probably buy 2 more after i finish building these up. hopefully this summer i'll build up one of their road frames and maybe and obsession. eventullaly i'll get around to building a steel tank of a bike, probably a surly instigator with instigator forks and profile ss cranks. can't go wrong with 4130 that $hit is tough as tough can be.

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    So, does anyone own a Fetish Obsession?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoeneous
    So, does anyone own a Fetish Obsession?
    i will after i finish building my other discipline and fixation. i plan to pick up an obession a D&S and at least one of their roadie frames.

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    enough red yet?

    i'm working on getting a red stem at the moment. if only i could get red spokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i'm working on getting a red stem at the moment. if only i could get red spokes.
    Wow...these are great looking bikes. Are they still available at low cost on Ebay? I have been checkng every once in awhile, but no luck..

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    just got one

    i just got a discipline frame off ebay.(beautiful looking frame by the way) this is my first bike build. so far i have the frame a manitou black elite fork and xt shifters, derailers, and disc brakes. also a fsa pig headset. that took all of my income tax money so the rest of the build will go a little slower.

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    ebay

    by the way if you are looking for one on ebay search for "f.c. frame" i just got mine about a week ago for $99 + shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by boombastico
    by the way if you are looking for one on ebay search for "f.c. frame" i just got mine about a week ago for $99 + shipping

    Thanks for the response. I guess I wasn't using the correct search criteria...Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by signal
    Wow...these are great looking bikes. Are they still available at low cost on Ebay? I have been checkng every once in awhile, but no luck..
    thanks. look for f.c. on ebay they're not listed as fetish cycles. once i get my tax check i'm going for some red paul brakes, a new top chainring, al chainring bolts and any other red hardware i can find and last but not least i'm gonna pick up some candy ti egg beaters. not only are the candy ti's 100 grams lighter than the shimano 959s but they come in red too. i have more detailed pictures of my bikes at www.freewebs.com/dirtybobbysbikes , there are still more to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    thanks. look for f.c. on ebay they're not listed as fetish cycles. once i get my tax check i'm going for some red paul brakes, a new top chainring, al chainring bolts and any other red hardware i can find and last but not least i'm gonna pick up some candy ti egg beaters. not only are the candy ti's 100 grams lighter than the shimano 959s but they come in red too. i have more detailed pictures of my bikes at www.freewebs.com/dirtybobbysbikes , there are still more to come.
    Nice pics on you site. I am not normally a fan of red [i am kinda red looking myself], but after seeing yours, I went ahead and bid on a red 18' Discipline.

    I might pick up one of each, D&S and Fixation as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by signal
    Nice pics on you site. I am not normally a fan of red [i am kinda red looking myself], but after seeing yours, I went ahead and bid on a red 18' Discipline.

    I might pick up one of each, D&S and Fixation as well...
    i hope to pick up a d&s and a obsession this summer and maybe a road frame as well depending on how things go. i think the sellers id is bikingusa or something like that, if you email her she will deal directly with you. on the red, i find myself going pretty far out of my way for red parts these days. it's gotta match.

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    Hey guys,
    I just got my fixation SS back from Fetish and I just want to say Kudo's to their company. I sent my frame back because the left seat stay was welded misaligned. They looked at the frame, noticed the problem and sent me a NEW frame no questions asked. They even installed my headset, BB, and the rear brakes ( V-brakes) on before they shipped the frame to me. If anyone is thinking about a bike from this company, you can't go wrong especially with the price. For a small company, they are stand up people and stand by their product. I built the bike back up today and give her a test ride around the drive way before coming to work. I'll try to post photo's and give you test ride udate next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgruff
    Hey guys,
    I just got my fixation SS back from Fetish and I just want to say Kudo's to their company. I sent my frame back because the left seat stay was welded misaligned. They looked at the frame, noticed the problem and sent me a NEW frame no questions asked. They even installed my headset, BB, and the rear brakes ( V-brakes) on before they shipped the frame to me. If anyone is thinking about a bike from this company, you can't go wrong especially with the price. For a small company, they are stand up people and stand by their product. I built the bike back up today and give her a test ride around the drive way before coming to work. I'll try to post photo's and give you test ride udate next week.

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    funny they never did send me the deraileur hanger i was bugging them about. i'll be going to my diamond back dealer for a replacement.

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    fetish cycles fan club

    http://www.fetishcyclesfanclub.com/
    i just found this site i guess it is someone trying to start a fan club. it doesnt seem to be up and running yet but maybe if enough people e-mail eric@fetishcyclesfanclub.com. it might get started. might be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i hope to pick up a d&s and a obsession this summer and maybe a road frame as well depending on how things go. i think the sellers id is bikingusa or something like that, if you email her she will deal directly with you. on the red, i find myself going pretty far out of my way for red parts these days. it's gotta match.
    My frame is due tomorrow! I am looking forward to building ut up this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by signal
    My frame is due tomorrow! I am looking forward to building ut up this weekend.
    what parts are you using to build it up. I am in the process of building a discipline so far i have manitou black elite fork, xt components, race face evolve handle bars, and grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boombastico
    what parts are you using to build it up. I am in the process of building a discipline so far i have manitou black elite fork, xt components, race face evolve handle bars, and grips.
    i'm still waiting for my tax return so i can pick up some candy ti egg beaters and a manitou skareb. use the old stuff for my old discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i hope to pick up a d&s and a obsession this summer and maybe a road frame as well depending on how things go. i think the sellers id is bikingusa or something like that, if you email her she will deal directly with you. on the red, i find myself going pretty far out of my way for red parts these days. it's gotta match.
    I used my tax return to buy my frame and fork and xt stuff. the rest of the bike i have to buy as I get the money, since I am working and going to school full time it may take a little while to get the rest bought, I hope to have it done by this summer. i am currenty riding a 6 yr old trek 820 so i can't wait to get my discipline done, it will be a definate improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boombastico
    http://www.fetishcyclesfanclub.com/
    i just found this site i guess it is someone trying to start a fan club. it doesnt seem to be up and running yet but maybe if enough people e-mail eric@fetishcyclesfanclub.com. it might get started. might be cool.
    i emailed the dude and he never got back to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i emailed the dude and he never got back to me.
    same here

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    the fetish fan club appears to be up and running now.
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    Do the decals have clear coat over them or are they just stuck on after paint and such?

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    my discipline frame has a clear coat over the decal

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    They are under the clear coat on all 3 of my frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    They are under the clear coat on all 3 of my frames.
    Since you own both the fixation and the discipline what are the frame weights? Do you know? I am thinking of building one up but dont know if it is worth the extra 50 for horizontal drops. I might do SS i am not totally sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti342
    Since you own both the fixation and the discipline what are the frame weights? Do you know? I am thinking of building one up but dont know if it is worth the extra 50 for horizontal drops. I might do SS i am not totally sure.
    i couldnt tell you an exact weight, i put mine together as soon as they hit my door step. fetish claims the 16" discipline at 1979g or 4.35 pounds, the 17" fixation is claimed at 2075g or 4.56 pounds. the fixation has alot more going on than the discipline. the front triangle is pretty much the same as the discipline but the rear is alot beefier. i'm building wheels for mine tomorrow.
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    I want to do a lighter build so i guess i if i get one it will be the discipline. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti342
    I want to do a lighter build so i guess i if i get one it will be the discipline. Thanks for your help.
    i expect my fixation to be right around 20 pounds if not under. i have a D&S spec'd out under 18 with out pushing to hard but i'm still waiting for funding for that project.
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    What do you guys think of using a 16 inch Discipline frame for a DJ/Urban frame? Looking to get a hardtail frame and I'm leaning towards the Azonic Steelhead, but there very similar in price. I'd rathe sport the Fetish cause everyone has a steelhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drum714
    What do you guys think of using a 16 inch Discipline frame for a DJ/Urban frame? Looking to get a hardtail frame and I'm leaning towards the Azonic Steelhead, but there very similar in price. I'd rathe sport the Fetish cause everyone has a steelhead.
    I did it with my first discipline and had no problems, for 50 bucks more you can get the obssession which has a more abusive life in mind. i'll have updated pics of my 05 discipline as soon as my srp order comes in, there are always updates on my site as well.
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    IMHO the Obsetion is crazy ugly. I'm sure it is a stout bike though cause it most certainly looks like it.

    What head angle do you think I would get if I slap a 130mm fork on the discipline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drum714
    IMHO the Obsetion is crazy ugly. I'm sure it is a stout bike though cause it most certainly looks like it.

    What head angle do you think I would get if I slap a 130mm fork on the discipline?
    no clue there i stick with 100mm forks these days. my K2 took a DJ2 and it was a little high in the front though.
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    Do you have any pics of your Discipline built up for DJ/urban?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drum714
    Do you have any pics of your Discipline built up for DJ/urban?
    this is the only one i could find and it's not great, i didnt have a digital when i built this one. that was my urban/trial setup though, you can't build dj's here cuz people won't leave them alone.
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    I really apreciate all your help.

    I've been compairing the Disciplines geometry to alot of other DJ/Urban frames(P seires, STP, Soul Cycles), and outside of the Head tube angle they are all very similar, but because I'm going to use a 130mm fork aposed to a 100mm fork I think that it will put the HA around 70-69 degrees.

    As soon as I get the cash I'm getting a 16 inch Discipline frame in white for my urban frame Can't go wrong for the price
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    Quote Originally Posted by drum714
    I really apreciate all your help.

    I've been compairing the Disciplines geometry to alot of other DJ/Urban frames(P seires, STP, Soul Cycles), and outside of the Head tube angle they are all very similar, but because I'm going to use a 130mm fork aposed to a 100mm fork I think that it will put the HA around 70-69 degrees.

    As soon as I get the cash I'm getting a 16 inch Discipline frame in white for my urban frame Can't go wrong for the price
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    Fetish group on Yahoo!

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FetishCyclesOwners

    just put it up, membership requires fetish ownership and my aproval. this isnt gonna be like the fetish cycles fan club which has more other bikes than fetishs. people in this thread make note of your mtbr sn when you join and that will get you in.
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    here's some updates!!!!

    still waiting for ti bb and my al crank bolts but it's coming along nicely i've got it almost where i want it.
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    looks good, i only have a few more things to finish mine: bottom bracket, stem, seat, and wheel set, and a few other little things, i will post pics as soon as i get a hold of a digital camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by boombastico
    looks good, i only have a few more things to finish mine: bottom bracket, stem, seat, and wheel set, and a few other little things, i will post pics as soon as i get a hold of a digital camera
    I'm still pretty far from being finished with this bike, but it's starting to come along now.
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    Got my Fixation finished up today.
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    ... and if we just ... looks good

    looks really good, and nice pic. i just orderd everthing i need to finish my discipline last night, except the stem and bottom bracket i will get from my lbs, can't wait untill it is finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boombastico
    looks really good, and nice pic. i just orderd everthing i need to finish my discipline last night, except the stem and bottom bracket i will get from my lbs, can't wait untill it is finished.
    Wow i got the email for this reply 3 times, must be really important. lol. anyways, i posted it up on the ss board, got 1 reply, guess no one loves me anymore. back to the bike, i'm diggin the rigid fork, the only thing that would make me 10 times happier with it now is some longer chainring bolts, it's pretty spaced to clear the chain and theres not much thread on them, i'd feel better about it if i had some of those long ones. i should have a customer coming within the hour so i don't think i want to make a run to the only good lbs around. keep us posted on your ride i can't wait to see it.
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