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    MYSTERY FRAME (anyone recognise this)

    can anyone tell me what this frame is?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    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!)

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Norco wolverine?

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    Looks beeyotchin' to me. I'd give it a go.

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    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.

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    was going to say nevermind, but noone bid so its been relisted at a lower price!

    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

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    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.

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    Kinesis might be a good bet.

    The following photo shows a frame with the same distinctive looking down tube: Kinesis KM3 Frame

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    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?

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    Another bike with the distinctive downtube: http://www.progears.net/product.php?id=21

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    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

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    !B)4vOQg!mk~$(KGrHqZ,!hYEw5P05ggIBMPZtP5O6!~~_35..jpganother one to think about,look on the same seller,other items for sale

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    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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