Some of you might have caught THIS post almost 3 months ago, previewing the F5 Lugged Flamed Unique frames.
Well, they’re now totally available! The guys at Factory Five have been busting ass to get these frames ready for the spring. Each frame is hand made using Columbus Cromor tubing, and then can be finished the way you like it: brushed steel, flamed, painted, or a combination of them all – it’s up to you.
It looks like turn around time right now for a complete build using one of these frames is about 2 weeks – just in time for you to get your bike and practice for the upcoming Shanghai Alleycat! Sweet, man.
These photos were just posted of one of the latest builds using the flamed unique frame – but I happen to know there’s quite a few on order right now that will be built up and rolling around town shortly. (click to enlarge them!)
So there you have it, probably the best steel track frame in Shanghai right now. Want one? The specs below are for this build :
Frame : Factory Five Flamed Unique Hand Built Lugged Frame, Columbus Cromor Tubing
Fork : Lugged Crowned Fork, Columbus Tubing
Saddle : BROOKS B17special with copper rails, black
Rims : H Plus Son, TB14 Box Rims, high polish 32 hole, CST gumwall tires
Hubs : Gran Compe sealed bearing, silver 32 hole
Cog : Miche Pista 14T
Headset : Tange Passage, chrome
Stem : Nitto Dynamics, silver
Bars : Nitto Moustache, wrapped with BROOKS leather tape, black
Bottom Bracket : Tange Cartridge
Crankset : Bricklane Bikes 46T, chrome
Pedals : MKS Track, black with MKS clips and black leather straps