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Volume Cutter v6

Built this bike in Aug of '12 to practice and learn tricks on. Also wanted something that would be comfortable for normal riding.

Frame:
Volume Cutter v6 53cm

Fork/Headset:
Volume Crypt

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Crypt Fork & Toshi Straps
  3. Moved all parts to different frame

Current Stage Info:

Frame and fork for sale. Pm me.

Added by seek. Last updated about 8 years ago.

As of about 8 years ago, seek has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

22 Comments

easysmile

easysmile says:

What does that s-bend seattube really do for you, anyway? Like, does it change the geo' or just expand your tire clearance?
Tnx.

Posted about 8 years ago

seek

seek says:

I really haven't been following the fgfs scene for some time, but if you are looking for riding big 700c wheels, the v6 is not good because of pedal overlap. It has really a track geo, not super long top tube and a comfortable ride. But if you ride 28's and just want a solid fixed gear, a cutter is pretty nice. There are still tons of old model cutters brand new on ebay from bellsbikes from 2012 when I got my v5. :) But at $300 probably better options these days.

Posted about 8 years ago

easysmile

easysmile says:

It's been a long time since you posted these pics, but, hey, I do like this whip. Nice! Are you and she still together? How does she wheelie?

Posted about 8 years ago

seek

seek says:

No, has been sitting as a frame + fork since I got my v5 frame. And sold the frame + fork a few months back. And yeah. the S curve is just for bigger tires. The geo is the same on all the cutters since day 1 (afaik), just little changes were made across the versions. I ride with 28's and the curve isn't needed. Moved it all to a v5 frame, and been riding it ever since :)

Posted about 8 years ago

easysmile

easysmile says:

Thanks for your reply. It's interesting that you went to the V5. Did you just like the styling more? How are your wheelies now? Can you barspin while wheelying? I just bought a V4 Cutter from Bell's, in PA. I'm excited to build it up. The nice thing about your V5 is the extra length in the chainstays for more tire clearance. I'd have got a V5 or V6 myself, but Bell's had no stock (and neither does anyone else these days).

Posted about 8 years ago

seek

seek says:

Oh cool, you got one. I like the mint green v4. I wasn't digging the seat tube on the v6. And really liked the light blue and styling of the v5. I was getting up to 10-15 crank wheelies when I was riding a lot. But since we had a horrid winter in chicago, and probably went almost a year without riding once. But was actually out a few nights ago practicing wheelies. Like starting over again almost. You just gotta practice. Easy to pop, and get going, but too much speed always get me.

Posted about 8 years ago

easysmile

easysmile says:

I remember the mint green V4, too. I guess my fave', though, is the purple V5. I ride a 56cm Cutter, so maybe the toe overlap would be less of an issue. I practice my wheelies a lot, but, honestly, it's really my only trick. I have been plugging away on fakie, too, but I'm still pretty terrible. I've ridden a Dropout, too, which I liked - although not as much as the Cutter. I've never tried a Thrasher. I know it's much longer, though.

Posted about 8 years ago

easysmile

easysmile says:

Thanks for your replies. And good luck with your wheelies. Can you guess who my wheelie idol is? Hell, he may be *everyone's* wheelie idol: Michael Chacon. If you haven't seen his "birthday edit," you should. Hang in there!

Posted about 8 years ago

seek

seek says:

Oh man. Micheal Chacon, keo curry, macaframa, etc, are the ones that actually got me into fixed gear riding. I would come home from work watch chacon's birthday edit, his "only riding for 7 months wheelie video", summertime madness, keo's send me an angel video and then go practice wheelies and backwards circles all night. Haha. That was a few years back. Im getting old. Enjoy your youth!

Posted about 8 years ago

easysmile

easysmile says:

Oh, sh_t! That Keo Curry cat is awesome! I've never seen better fakie riding than that. And his spinning! It's so tight. I love his wheelies, too. I can see how you'd watch that Send Me an Angel clip and then go practice for a few hours. I'm gonna dig up some other clips of his. He must have inspired MC.

Posted about 8 years ago

richpool

richpool says:

Great build! For some reason that turbo really looks great on there. I have the full FGFS build versions!

Posted over 9 years ago

Gabe_DT

Gabe_DT says:

How was the V6? I'm thinking about picking one up.

Posted over 9 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

Nice build! i've never seen FGFS build like this, lemme guess you dont play freestyle,right? or fuck it i'm just guessing anyway. .LOL!

Posted almost 10 years ago

seek

seek says:

Thanks. But its not really a fgfs build. More like a rock solid commuter that can barspin. I don't jump off buildings with my bike. But do practice wheelies, backwards circles, etc.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

great build!

Posted almost 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

I'm jealous! This bike looks so fun and practical. just what I need >:(

Posted about 10 years ago

seek

seek says:

Yeah, it's a pretty fun bike. Thanks for your comment.

Posted about 10 years ago

skullsocks

skullsocks says:

this looks fun. what's your height/inseam? At 53cm this looks like a big bike, but I remember my V2 being giant compared to others.

Posted about 10 years ago

seek

seek says:

I'm like 5'10.5" with an 85cm inseam. The fork makes it much taller in the front than it normally would.

Posted about 10 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Love CUTTERS!!! Nice one... I wish they did the V3 this way. It took Volume too long to make them the way that people wanted(able to fit bigger tires while maintaining track geometry). But still a great frame.

Posted about 10 years ago

seek

seek says:

Thanks. Nice gangta track by the way. Especially like all the stages, and various forks you have tried.

Posted about 10 years ago

wastingaway

wastingaway says:

Thanks!

Posted about 10 years ago