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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 06:51:40 AM »
Yes it Oracal 651 vinyl sheets. My sister in law has an embroidery / screen printing shop and she recommended that vinyl. I just had to figure out how to use her program and the plotter for the words. The rest is just done with a paper punch that can be bought at any craft store or on Amazon. There is better vinyl out there (Oracal 751 and 951) but this is supposedly the best bang for the buck for a 2 to 3 year use. The 751 will last longer as vehicle wraps but since it's on a bike that will be out grown in a couple of years and is stored inside, I went with the 651 as it's less than half the cost.

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2017, 01:15:41 PM »
Just a few action shots to confirm the build has worked out perfectly. The fit is great but the wheels are still a bit big. Nothing that has caused an issue just similar to someone who is 61" tall riding a 29er. But with the proper fitting crank and a good comfortable reach, it just took some getting used to a taller bike. I also came across a black RS Revelation for well under $200 so I did some part swapping between the bikes of daughter #1 and daughter #2. Both of us have been extremely happy with the finished product.






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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 04:28:21 PM »
Nice build!

How tall was your daughter when she got the bike? My 9yo is on a 24" (14" seat tube) bike now, but I suspect that it will be slightly small next year. This frame looks like a really good option for a winter build for her and me.

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2017, 08:05:43 PM »
She is 4'6" and it fits great. It's a bit tall for her due to the 26" wheels, but once she is on and riding, it's near perfect. It took a few rides to adjust to the height but she's rolling comfortably now.

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 03:03:20 PM »
Great!

My daughter in almost 2" shorter, but this a winter project. Since you use the short Wake stem and a seatpost with no setback, there should be som room for the girls to grow!

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 03:25:44 PM »
Great!

My daughter in almost 2" shorter, but this a winter project. Since you use the short Wake stem and a seatpost with no setback, there should be som room for the girls to grow!

Exactly! I did have to cut some of the seat post off so it would go low enough into the frame but those are cheap enough (under $15) that I can just get another when the time comes. Keep us posted on the progress!

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 04:17:42 PM »
Frame & fork ordered. Fork will be a Manitou Marvel Comp, found a good deal on it. Air, rebound, compression.  I have wheels and carbon bars, will do some bargain hunting during the winter for brakes and drivetrain. Over and out for now, the frame will probably be few weeks.

Greetings from Sweden!

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2017, 02:17:04 PM »
Frame & fork ordered. Fork will be a Manitou Marvel Comp, found a good deal on it. Air, rebound, compression.  I have wheels and carbon bars, will do some bargain hunting during the winter for brakes and drivetrain. Over and out for now, the frame will probably be few weeks.

Greetings from Sweden!

Nice! Let us know what parts you may find difficult to source, we might be able to help. I may have the cranks from this bike (150mm GXP) for sale this winter. Daughter #1 will be getting a new bike and I'll probably be moving parts around a bit.

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 12:57:04 PM »
I´ll keep you posted. Fork arrived this week, the frame shipped out today. Guessing that cranks may be the hardest parts to source.

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 06:11:05 PM »
You should get the frame soon then. I have some 165mm cranks to sell too but those will probably be to long.

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Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 02:28:01 AM »
It might be a good idea to measure her current cranks :) She rides a 24" alu Trek MT-200 to school and a 24" carbon MTB on the weekends. Will measure both.

No racing for us so carbon is over the top, but I got a really good second-hand deal on the 24" carbon bike. For the 26" I have been looking for a small and light alu-frame for some time now with no luck. I ended up paying $260 for the FM-frame (plus VAT over here possibly) and that makes it a viable option.