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Old 05-10-14, 11:14 AM   #1
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Getting My Hands on A KW Frame

Hi! I hope this has not been posted before, but I am looking for this frame:
It's made in Ludhiana, India, and while some are apparently imported by builders in England, I cannot find anyone who imports them to the United States. Does anyone know of a way to order such a thing, or if any builders over here already import these frames? Or even if there is a similar frame made here in the US? I know Rivendell makes two double top tube frames, but their geometry is not as relaxed, and I get the feeling they are not welded for extra strength, but simply for the novel look of having an extra top tube. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
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Old 05-10-14, 11:31 AM   #2
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I know Rivendell makes two double top tube frames, but their geometry is not as relaxed, and I get the feeling they are not welded for extra strength, but simply for the novel look of having an extra top tube.
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I could definitely be wrong, but I just got that impression from folks I talked to. I think any Rivendell will be far beyond my price range, though.
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Rivendale is using US small Frame builders and is almost custom level , that is why they cost so much . Salaries.

I suspect , though never seen them in the flesh ..

They are what is called Gas Pipe tubed frames . lower tensile strength steel , but with lots of wall thickness
Derived from the English bikes shipped during india's British Colonial Period.

Rugged to make them haul your farm produce to market , loaded up with so much you cannot ride it, utility cargo hauling strong.

Chinese made Flying Pigeon brand I read were brought in and a Utility Bike shop in LA named after them .

Flying Pigeon PA-02 Classic - Flying Pigeon LA - beautiful bikes for everyday life

might as well get the whole bike .. frame up builds on that level would be stupid-expensive, for the end result.


To find out you may have to buy it from a UK retail seller and import it yourself.

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Thanks for the link! I did not see the PA-06 Double Top Tube model on their website, but I would guess that if they can import the standard PA-02, they could probably import other models from the manufacturer. I still prefer the KW model better, due to the fork rake, and the lack of a junction of the lower top tube and downtube, but maybe the Flying Pigeons could work just as well.
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