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Old 01-17-11, 03:50 PM   #1
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is EAI Bare Knuckle frame a good buy?

I am looking to upgrade in a few months and was thinking about getting a Bare Knuckle frame. I was wondering if its a good frame for the $700? or what are other frames you would recommend?
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Old 01-17-11, 03:56 PM   #2
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Way overpriced imo. Best bang for buck, I'd suggest Wabi or Bob Jackson.
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Old 01-17-11, 04:27 PM   #4
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What are you upgrading from?

Go aluminium.
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Old 01-17-11, 06:30 PM   #5
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I own a bareknuckle....its a niceframe, but not worth the price. I bought mine years ago when the cost was more reasonable. Nowadays, there are plenty of other TIG welded steel track frames at much more reasonable prices.

What are you "upgrading" from anyways?
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Old 01-17-11, 07:10 PM   #6
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How about Soma Rush?
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Old 01-17-11, 07:18 PM   #7
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I'm seeing quadruple triangle action here.
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I would make babies with that 3Rensho frame.
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If you do impregnate the 3Rensho, will the babies be hatched or are they going to be like mammals?
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Probably the former, with the frame being the egg holding my beautiful children.

When they are ready to hatch, the frame will split open, revealing the newly hatched 3Rensho/PA frames.
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my current frame is torker that i bought from a friend for $100 bucks. It is my first track frame. I am looking at getting a frame with legit track geometry. Eventually i want to ride on an indoor track. for now i stick to the streets.
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Old 01-17-11, 10:28 PM   #13
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ps i found a bare knuckle frameset for $535 which doesn't seem to pricey.
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my friend is selling his with campy cranks, sugino ring, campy bb and a seat post for $650

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2153305717.html
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my friend is selling his with campy cranks, sugino ring, campy bb and a seat post for $650

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2153305717.html
Someone buy this so I don't ever have to see it again.
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my current frame is torker that i bought from a friend for $100 bucks. It is my first track frame. I am looking at getting a frame with legit track geometry. Eventually i want to ride on an indoor track. for now i stick to the streets.
Not trying to be an ass, but I will anyway. If you're riding on the streets, get a bike for the streets. If you ever get serious about the track, you'll want a different bike at that point anyway. Obviously do whatever you want with your money, but I wouldn't go on about "legit track geometry" unless you want to get flamed.
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my friend is selling his with campy cranks, sugino ring, campy bb and a seat post for $650

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Hey, I'm new here. Lurvey from Portland, OR. Here's my bareknuckle.

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looks way better w/out the trispoke. Those handlebars still piss me off every time I see them, though.
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The bike is too big for him so he's letting it go. $650 is a good deal for all of that. The bars look a lot better IRL too.
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in all fairness i am keeping my current bike for regular day to day use plus i have a cannondale road bike. I just want a new bike and i am serious about riding on an indoor track.
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in all fairness i am keeping my current bike for regular day to day use plus i have a cannondale road bike. I just want a new bike and i am serious about riding on an indoor track.
In that case, get an aero aluminum frame.
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Those handlebars still piss me off every time I see them, though.
Agreed. Those bars are stupid.
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am i crazy for wanting a brassknuckle?
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am i crazy for wanting a brassknuckle?
Irrational, not crazy.
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am i crazy for wanting a brassknuckle?
I wanted one for the longest time, but could not justify the purchase. :<
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