Mountain Biking - MYSTERY FRAME (anyone recognise this)
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07-10-10, 06:04 PM
can anyone tell me what this frame is?
its got a very distinctive down tube, and could be a bit of a steal if its any good... 24hrs to find out!
(and im not the seller!)
07-10-10, 06:25 PM
sorry, i realise that link looks a little suspect. if you go to the uk ebay site and search "aluminium mountain bike frame" (with speech marks) its the one ending first. cheers
07-11-10, 02:52 AM
Mystery frame indeed, I'm stumped. With the paint apparently stripped and with even the seller unable to ID the frame, personally I'd skip it.
07-11-10, 07:49 AM
If you're interested in it, ask for some detailed measurements and weight, and give it a shot. It's only $45 USD, why the hell not? If it turns out to be junk, donate it to a bike rescue place or something like it.
Unless of course you don't have $45 to blow, then stay away I suppose.
07-11-10, 04:55 PM
Looks beeyotchin' to me. I'd give it a go.
The "prototype" mention makes me wonder if the frame was even heat-treated. There was an Interbike incident a few years ago where Haro had some proto frames stolen from the venue -- they were non-heat-treated, just for display, there was some caution out there for a while.
07-12-10, 08:17 AM
was going to say nevermind, but noone bid so its been relisted at a lower price! :thumb:
the wolverines got a bit of a funky down tube but nothing that pronounced
cheers everyone, and keep suggestions coming, got another 2 days now
The chainstays look like a Kinesis...my Komodo stays look suspiciously similar.
The canti-studs bother me. I think it could be some sort of a 2004-2005'ish era Kinesis.
Kinesis might be a good bet.
The following photo shows a frame with the same distinctive looking down tube: Kinesis KM3 Frame (http://www.solomons.co.za/files/dsc_0097.jpg)
07-12-10, 04:33 PM
good shout man, that down tube looks almost identical. i dont know kinesis very well but from a little googling they seem pretty decent, assuming the frame is theirs would you expect it to be good?
Another bike with the distinctive downtube: http://www.progears.net/product.php?id=21 (http://www.progears.net/product.php?id=21)
I'd say both are Kinesis. Kinesis builds for all kinds of people. For the price...I'd say go for it. Heck man...if it were stateside, I probably would have already snaked it out from under ya:lol:
07-14-10, 06:28 AM
159695another one to think about,look on the same seller,other items for sale
07-14-10, 12:56 PM
was thinking of changing this forum to a general purpose forum for unknown frames, so anyone can upload pictures or a link to unknown frames and advise others.... is it possible to change the forum title/description now that its already begun? (im new)
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