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    Opinions on the EAI Brassknuckle?

    who has one and what do you think?
    i suspect there's got to be more than a few riding this frame but i've found little info on these forums.
    please post pics if you have 'em!

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    it's ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_jazz
    BRASSknuckle.

    The EAI aluminum bike.

    Not the steel bike FGG reviewed.

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    Two different frames. The one you linked to is the BareKnuckle which is a steel frame while the BrassKnuckle is an aluminum frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number18
    it's ugly.
    agreed.
    they're just natural feelings like, walking off, to ride my bike

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    retem has had good things to say about it.. sure he'll chime in soon

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    Oh whoops, I totally read the OP as "Bareknuckle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by number18
    it's ugly.
    i know it is kinda ugly. for me i don't mind the welds as much as the sloping top tube compact style frame. seems like it'd be easy to toss around tho.

    i know retem gives it a thumbs up. i'm hoping to see if there are any cool looking builds. i thought his was pretty good considering it's an aesthetically challenged frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trons
    retem has had good things to say about it.. sure he'll chime in soon
    hope I'm not late I love mine it is very light weight and doesn't seem to flex a bit under my weight and power it handles very nicely and has a softer ride than my khs flite which is steel the angels of the bike are steeper by anout a degree on the bk however the khs has round legged straight forks which really make your hands zing when you hit a pot hole

    the bk is manufactured by kenesis for eai it is ugly but no more ugly than most I find the ride to be very confortable fast and stable ovrall it is a killer bike for wht I paid for it here is a pic for you
    Quote Originally Posted by Retem
    The swift KITA (Kick In The Ass)

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    yeah I go for function fit then form but its nice when you can spice it up a bit
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    I think if you want a good, inexpensive, alumimum frame..the IRO Jaime Roy.


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    brass knuckle is 299 and has stainless track end inserts and a better tube set the powdercoat is also super thick on it much like the bareknuckle the jamies roy only has a laquer pantjob and x brand tubes
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    If they cant even put 4 tubes together in an attractive fashion...

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    hey retem how bout some punctuation? :-D

    just kidding, nice bike.
    they're just natural feelings like, walking off, to ride my bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare
    I think if you want a good, inexpensive, alumimum frame..the IRO Jaime Roy.
    funny you mention that, that's the other frame besides the brassknuckle that i've been looking at.

    thanks for the mini review retem. nice build. i think i'm partial to the eai...

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    The brassknuckles look like Redline 24" cruisers. I don't care for their form at all. Not ideal for getting low and tight...

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    i want to get a brassknuckle but I have a bad feeling EVERYONE that is looking for an affordable track frame in my town is gonna be riding one by mid summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnprolly
    The brassknuckles look like Redline 24" cruisers. I don't care for their form at all. Not ideal for getting low and tight...
    i know, that's the problem!

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    to me, the brassknuckle is a sweeter version of the giant bowery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threy
    i want to get a brassknuckle but I have a bad feeling EVERYONE that is looking for an affordable track frame in my town is gonna be riding one by mid summer.
    Wow. And from Portland, Oregon, none the less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnprolly
    The brassknuckles look like Redline 24" cruisers. I don't care for their form at all. Not ideal for getting low and tight...
    I have no clue what you are talking about its compact geometry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem
    I have no clue what you are talking about its compact geometry
    interesting that it's mostly aesthetics that's stopping people. if this frame had the same geometry as the BAREknuckle it'd be way more popular, i think.
    what's the advantage to compact geometry? besides more nut clearance...
    ...i gotta google that

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZbot
    interesting that it's mostly aesthetics that's stopping people. if this frame had the same geometry as the BAREknuckle it'd be way more popular, i think.
    what's the advantage to compact geometry? besides more nut clearance...
    ...i gotta google that
    Less weight, supposedly stiffer frame, fewer sizes
    needed for a "custom" fit.

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    compact shortens the seat tube chainstays and seatstays making you wheelbase shorter and making the frame stiffer
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