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Old 09-03-10, 02:07 PM   #1
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Bareknuckles pics

I just love this frame! Very aggressive yet still does great on the streets.
I've searched the forum for BK pictures and came up empty. Maybe this is an opportunity to start a thread dedicated to BK bikes?
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Old 09-03-10, 03:19 PM   #2
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When I need a new frame, which will probably be sooner than later, I want a Bareknuckle.
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Old 09-03-10, 03:39 PM   #3
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yikes that is ugly.
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yikes that is ugly.
indeed, i had a strong urge to puke
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Yes. The frame and fork are good looking, I love that blue, but the rest is rather unsettling.
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Yes. The frame and fork are good looking, I love that blue, but the rest is rather unsettling.
hahahaha! I have to agree with you. She isn't the prettiest thing. I don't go for "pretty" anyhow. She's been born straight out of a bunch of spare parts. She is a bit ugly but I love her the way she is. One thing I will change in the near future are the wheels. Don't care for deep rims either, but it's what I had for spare.

Post your BK bikes, whether ugly or beautiful and haters, you are allowed to do your thing too....
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it will look better with low profile rims...maybe.
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Bareknuckles are indeed ugly, but very nice frames. I've had one for about 4 years, but no pics right now..sorry.

OP, I have an identical pair of Origin 8 wheels, but not on my Bareknuckle. Nice wheels but heavy as hell.
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so what is so special about these bareknuckle frames? Are they that comfy/responsive and worth all that $$$?
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good tubing. look cool. not worth the money, imo but don't listen to me. ive never ridden one.

n1gh7, your two bikes are completely different sizes. you should have gotten a 54 for the BK.
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n1gh7, more info on your brake setup please
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I just love this frame! Very aggressive yet still does great on the streets.
I've searched the forum for BK pictures and came up empty. Maybe this is an opportunity to start a thread dedicated to BK bikes?
thats definitely worthy of a thread but not in a good way.
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so what is so special about these bareknuckle frames? Are they that comfy/responsive and worth all that $$$?
Nothing special...They are ugly, handmade, stiff, very aggressive, TIGed frames. BKs are well-designed, no-nonsense, no-frills track frames.

Honestly, if you want a good all-purpose road-oriented FG for road riding or city riding, the BK is not a very good choice. First of all, unless you are looking specifically for a good track frame, it is overpriced. On the road its too stiff and aggressive and doesn't handle as well as a road bike over bumps and waves in the road. I don't use mine on the track, mostly just for short (<30 miles) fast road rides with lots of high intensity intervals and it works very well for that, but it doesn't ride as nice as a road frame and doesn't handle road irregularities at speed as well as a road frame. That said, I have ridden mine on rides over 100 miles with no problems, but its not the best frame for that situation.

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Nothing special...They are ugly, handmade, stiff, very aggressive, TIGed frames. BKs are well-designed, no-nonsense, no-frills track frames.

Honestly, if you want a good all-purpose road-oriented FG for road riding or city riding, the BK is not a very good choice. First of all, unless you are looking specifically for a good track frame, it is overpriced. On the road its too stiff and aggressive and doesn't handle as well as a road bike over bumps and waves in the road. I don't use mine on the track, mostly just for short (<30 miles) fast road rides with lots of high intensity intervals and it works very well for that, but it doesn't ride as nice as a road frame and doesn't handle road irregularities at speed as well as a road frame. That said, I have ridden mine on rides over 100 miles with no problems, but its not the best frame for that situation.
I agree one hundred percent with the above statement. If you want a commuter/road type frame this is far from it as it is stiff and very aggressive indeed. Fortunately I don't have to deal with much road irregularities as mihlbach describes and as he explains, I too enjoy short fast rides with the BK due to it's responsiveness.
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Also, one thing that sets apart BK's from most other frames in the price range/steel frame category: they have a 45mm BB drop, so your chance of striking a pedal in the street or during match sprints on a steep velodrome are essentially zero. Hell, you could run 175's on the bike if you were so inclined and still be in safe territory. I can't think of any other current steel frames (and not a whole lot of aluminum ones) off the top of my head that have that high of a BB. (I have seen a few vintage Italian track bikes with similarly high BB's, but no Japanese keirin stuff I can think of.)

But mihlbach is right; what's fun on the street and safe on the track isn't necessarily ideal for the road.
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There you go again with that upper body!

Looks good minus bar angle!
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Bar angle is like that for a purpose: effectively adding in more reach and slightly lessening drop. When I'm in the drops, I tend to ride deep in the hooks and never use the flats - fists forward like a boxer, for the visual.
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Looks good minus bar angle!
Huh ? Oh, I forgot, you don't ride your bike.
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Yea you right.
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I angled my bars in a way that made them comfortable for me...which means drops are parallel to the ground. I would post a picture but I'm worried suddenly I will not actually be riding my bike once you guys see it.
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