Nick’s FBM prototype polo bike
On the way to Madison I shared a bus ride with Nick and we had a conversation about this bike. I was happy to get to see it and watch him ride into a Championship win. All skill of course, but tell me this bike doesn’t look on point. Officially this bike does not have a name yet. From what I understand, it’s a re-worked FBM – Sword. But I think it will get a different name and be marketed, or at least sold as a “polo frame-set”. Nick is calling his Battle Ax.
Some of the things I like are the cantilever mounts, head tube badge and the radial front.
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Copied this from a comment Sean left on the forum.
Headtube – 4130 Chromoly, CNC Machined – 1-1/8” Integrated Headtube – Campi Style
Top Tube – True Temper OX Platinum 1-1/8”OD x 0.039”wall
Down Tube – True Temper OX Platinum 1-1/8”OD x 0.039”wall
Seat Tube – True Temper Versus 28.5mm OD, single butted 0.9mm / 0.6mm wall, for 27.2mm seat post
Bottom Bracket – 4130 Chromoly, euro, 68mm wide
Seat Stays – 4130 Chromoly 5/8”OD x 0.035”wall
Chain Stays – 4130 Chromoly Ovalized 30mm/18mm, single butted 0.9mm / 0.6mm wall, tapered to ½”OD
Dropouts – 4130 Chromoly, 3/16” thick, laser cut
Dropout Spacing – 120mm