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Old 12-17-10, 09:01 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me identify this frame?

A mate found this in a scrap metal bin! Judging from the bubblewrap and condition of the frame, it's new.


No sign of it ever having worn any stickers, but then it doesn't seem to be clear-coated... paint's not plain white, it's a sort of metallic/pearl deal. I guess it could be a QC reject, cause there's a little pit in the side of the top tube (under the paint), about a square mm in size and about 3/4 of a mm deep. No biggie, I'd say.

It's 19"x22", with a 5" head tube with equal-sized IDs at about 43.5mm (is there a name for that size? It doesn't seem to be anything in fractions of an inch...), and it seems to take a 30.4mm post.



Any ideas what we're looking at here?
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Old 12-18-10, 04:10 PM   #2
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Or does anyone know of a MTB forum where my chance of a response might be a bit higher?
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One of many generic frames made by Kinesis, Astro or another far east manufacturer.

Example: http://www.kinesis.com.tw/frames/a360-2009.php
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Hmm, looks similar, but many differences... I note most of their frames seem to use two cable guides on the TT rather than three, for example...

Had a squiz at their tubes and dropouts... none of the dropouts seem at all similar, same with down tubes... found a very similar top tube, but I'm pretty sure it's slightly different... the top edge of mine is dead straight.

Thought I might've been onto something for a sec, thanks anyway for the link : )

Had a look for info on Astro; they don't seem to be nearly as forthcoming.
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The frames on the Kinesis site are just an example of what they can do. They build frames for many of the big brands using their proprietary designs. Just because the rear end and dropouts don't match exactly to your frame dosen't mean it didn't come out of the Kinesis factory. The front triangle looks almost dead on. It takes very specialized equipment to hydroform that gusset into the down tube where it meets the head tube.

Does your frame have a serial number? It might be a sales demo or some other one-off that wasn't intended to be built up or ridden.
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Looks just like an Asian Mosso frame...
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