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Old 12-02-11, 09:57 PM   #1
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Unknown Bike Co.

Anyone heard of these people? I can't find a geo chart, but the bike sort of appeals to me.

http://www.unknownbikes.com/blog/?page_id=1097

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Old 12-02-11, 10:14 PM   #2
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Yeah, that was a month ago. No geo charts in a blog post or on their shop site.
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Whoops, for some reason I thought today was tomorrow and this month was last month...

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Whoops, for some reason I thought today was tomorrow and this month was last month...

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Old 12-02-11, 11:01 PM   #6
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Unknown is known more for their fgfs frames I think these are the first of their non-fgfs, so there isn't much info on them yet. If anything just email them and ask.
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-1 track end plates only on the outside
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http://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...e-Matte-Black/
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Unknown Bike Co has been around for a while and has received a lot of crap for ripping off other companies' product designs. There was a story of them totally copying a chainring design a while back that got them into some hot water.

That frame doesn't look too shabby but if I wanted to ride a Leader, I'd just buy a Leader.
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^truth. just get a 735
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ciy grounds just had it on sale yesterday for $175. Call them up, I bet they have the geo.
It's not a 735, the tubeset is completely different.
Get a Leader and don't buy UNKWN because they may have copied something... pot calling kettle black.
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That's not what I was saying, but alright.
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http://www.unknownbike.co.kr/shop/go...5&category=004

I think this is what you're looking for? Sorry its not in english.

OR this?

http://www.unknownbikes.com/the-frame.html
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http://www.unknownbike.co.kr/shop/go...5&category=004

I think this is what you're looking for? Sorry its not in english.

OR this?

http://www.unknownbikes.com/the-frame.html
First link actually has geo.

Second link is their BMX frame?
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Whoops my bad. Well I hope the first link was of some help.
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Looks like a rebranded Leader...
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Looks like a rebranded Leader...
Looks like, but it's not, obviously...

I was more or less trying to find out about the company in general. Scrod answered that.
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It seems they had really sketchy beginnings (like Leader) but it looks as though they may be trying to turn it around (also like Leader).
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They're stealing Leaders formula for success!!
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The "Start off on the wrong foot and spend years trying to recover from it" method.
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Looks like a rebranded Leader...
I hope you're joking, cause if not, you must be that guy that painted and decaled a 725 like a Bianchi Pista Concept and thought no one would be the wiser.
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Geo is what you need to look at,crappy welds are still welds.It may n ot be pretty<but it will still be a solid ride.

Oh,6000 series or 7000 series is still uncomfortable for daily riding. just be happy you have a bike.
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Disgusting welds, just like tha Leader
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Where do you see "disgusting" welds anywhere on this page?
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welds look really well finished to me, it looks like it would be a badass bike built up
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