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FBM Raconteur Bike

FBM Raconteur Bike
FBM Raconteur - Men's 2 Speed Bike FBM Raconteur - Men's 8 Speed Bike FBM Raconteur - Women's 8 Speed Bike FBM Raconteur Headbadge FBM Raconteur Cork Bar Ends FBM Raconteur Grips, Brake Lever and 8 Speed Shifter FBM Raconteur Fork FBM Nice Pedals and FSA F.Gimondi Cranks Brooks Saddle SRAM Automatix 2 Speed Hub FBM Shimano Nexus 8 Speed Hub

The FBM Raconteur Bicycles are men’s and women’s urban riding bicycles designed and built in Central New York

The Raconteurs’ design combines the aesthetic of vintage English road bikes—the simple lines, small diameter tubing, a single color frame contrasting with polished metal components, a metal head badge, and a leather saddle—with modern materials and manufacturing techniques.

The foundation of the Raconteur bicycles is the tig welded frame and fork handcrafted in the FBM Machine shop in Central New York.  The frame and fork tubing is 100% 4130 chromoly, selected for the right balance of strength, durability and weight. The fork is based on the FBM Sword fixed gear fork but has curved legs for a more comfortable ride.

The components have been carefully selected for quality, purpose and style.  They include existing FBM designed components: Nice nylon platform pedals, Black Heart kraton rubber grips, and the new FBM wood/cork bar ends.  650b size wheels have been chosen for the middle ground they provide between the visual aesthetic of the traditional 26″ wheel and the performance of the current standard 700c road wheel. For the leather saddle there is a choice between either a Brooks B17 or the B66.  The FSA Gimondi crankset have a boxy vintage style that is nearly impossible to find with modern cranksets. Because Velo Orange has a like-minded design aesthetic for their components we chose to include their Grand Cru headset, Belleville handlebars, Diagonale rims, Retro Water Bottle Cage, and stainless steel fenders.

The Options

Both bicycles are being offered as a 2 speed or an 8 speed. The 2 speed uses an automatic shifting coaster hub that allows the bike to maintain a simple look (no cables) which is usually only found on fixed gear frames. The 8 speed provides the larger range of gears one needs for longer rides or rides not on level terrain and uses front and rear caliper brakes for more control.

The Sizes

Men’s: Medium, Large, XL
Women’s: Small, Medium

Frame and Fork Features

Handcrafted in Central New York at the FBM Machine Shop.
Tig welded construction
4130 chromoly tubeset
1 piece CNC machined steerer tube
Uses a 1-1/8″ threadless headset
Uses a 27.2 seat post
Cast rear dropouts
Laser cut 4130 chromoly fork dropouts
Front and rear fender mounts
Rear rack mounts
Down tube water bottle mounts on the men’s frame
Seat tube water bottle mounts on the women’s frame

2 Speed Components

Bar Ends: FBM wood/cork
Grips: FBM Black Heart
Handlebars: Velo Orange Belleville
Stem: Alloy
Headset: Velo Orange Grande Cru 1-1/8″ Threadless
Seat Post: Alloy 27.2
Seat Clamp: Alloy
Seat: Brooks B17 or B66
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN26
Crankset/Chainring: FSA Gimondi
Pedals: FBM Nice nylon platform
Chain: KMC X8.93
Front Hub: Shimano Tiagra 4600
Rear Hub: SRAM Automatix 2 speed coaster
Rims: Velo Orange Diagonale 650b
Spokes and Nipples: DT Swiss
Tires: Panaracer Col de la Vie 650B x 38
Fenders: Velo Orange stainless steel

8 Speed Components

Bar Ends: FBM wood/cork
Grips: FBM Black Heart
Handlebars: Velo Orange Belleville
Stem: Alloy
Headset: Velo Orange Grande Cru 1-1/8″ Threadless
Seat Post: Thompson 27.2
Seat Clamp: Alloy
Seat: Brooks B17 or B66
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN26
Crankset/Chainring: FSA Gimondi
Pedals: FBM Nice nylon platform
Chain: KMC X8.93
Front Hub: Shimano Tiagra 4600
Rear Hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-8
Rims: Velo Orange Diagonale 650b
Spokes and Nipples: DT Swiss
Tires: Panaracer Col de la Vie 650B x 38
Fenders: Velo Orange stainless steel
Shifter: Shimano Alfine
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra BL-4600
Brakes: Tektro Calipers
Water Bottle Cage: Velo Orange Retro

FBM Men’s Raconteur Bicycle

Sizes:

Medium
(Height: 5’5″ to 5’8″) (Inseam: 31″ to 32″)
Large
(Height: 5’8″ to 5’10”) (Inseam: 33″ to 34″)
XL
(Height: 5’11” to 6’3″) (Inseam: 34″ to 35″)

Complete Bike Options:

2 Speed
8 Speed

FBM Women’s Raconteur Bicycle

Sizes:

Medium
(Height: 5’4″ to 5’8″)

Complete Bike Options:

2 Speed
8 Speed


The bike is designed and built by FBM, and the frame and fork are handcrafted in Central New York at the FBM Machine Shop

If you aren’t sure of your size, contact us and we’ll help you choose.

Looking for a frame and fork only? Check out the Raconteur framesets.

*** Shipping will be caclulated and charged when your bike is ready, pickup is also available ****

SKU 1615-R-C-1
 
Price: $1700.00
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