Custom Bicycle Frames - Design, Build, Ride

Welcome to the FBM Custom Bicycle Frames page.

 Our goal is to work hand in hand with each customer to aid in the design of your personal frame. We take pride in our craftsmanship and customer service, and wish to make this process as enjoyable as possible.

All of our bicycle frames and forks are tig welded steel, handcrafted in the FBM Machine Shop in Ithaca, NY.  We offer several types of custom frames, listed below, with different base prices. Some of the most common options and prices are listed, but many more are available.

What is included and the common upgrades for each type of frame are described in detail on the pages linked to below.  If you are overwhelmed by all the information, don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the design process.  Custom bicycle frames are for everyone, ranging from riders that just want a bike that they had a hand in designing, to those that already know exactly what geometry, tubeset and components they want before they contact us.

Frame and Fork Options

Custom FrameCustom Track / Single Speed Frame
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Custom FrameCustom Road / Touring / Cyclocross / Urban Frame
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Custom FrameCustom Mountain Bike Frame
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the sword frameCustom The Sword SQ Frames
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The Sword ForkCustom The Sword Fork
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BMX Frame TNCustom Dirt Jumping / Street / Park / Trials Frame
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BMX Frame TNCustom BMX Frame
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  • Start at $535
  • 20″ wheels only
  • Check out the order form at Last Call Distro.
  • Looking for options not available through the order form at Last Call? We still may be able to help you out.  Custom 20″ BMX frames that can’t be ordered through the order form start at $585.
FBM Gypsy 16inchCustom BMX Style Frames in wheel sizes other than 20″
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  • Start at $585
  • Available wheel sizes: 16″, 18″, 22″ and 24″
  • Check the BMX order form at Last Call Distro to get an idea of what is available, but you will need to contact us to place your order.
Complete Bikes

Want to build a complete bike?  Sourcing of components and accessories service is included when ordering a custom frame with a base price of at least $1550.  Components and accessories sourcing is a $100 upcharge when purchasing a lower priced custom frame.  The cost of the components and accessories is not included in the quoted frame price.

Payment Terms
  • Frames less than $1000, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required
  • Frames $1000 or over require a non-refundable $500 deposit to get in line and then a 2nd deposit to reach a 50% deposit after specs and materials have been decided upon.  For example if you frame will be $1800, an initial $500 deposit will be required and then a 2nd deposit of $400 will be required to reach a 50% deposit.

Payment for any sourced components is due prior to FBM ordering the parts.

Payment in full is due prior to shipping or pick up.

Call us at 607-257-3480 or email us at to talk about your custom frame today.

Handcrafted in New York