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Old 12-18-12, 03:59 PM   #1
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Fixed Gear Brand/Model ID?

Just picked this up today, owner said it was a Uno but doubtful, was wondering if you guys seen this frame before? It does say designed by Frankstein bicycle werx

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Old 12-18-12, 04:03 PM   #2
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Why wouldn't you think that it was a frankinstien bike worx mercury? This looks vaguely like a shill post, but that bike so ugly I can't imagine anyone buying it.
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Old 12-18-12, 04:12 PM   #3
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That would be much too easy.
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**** me. I can't unsee that. Why isn't this JA?
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Why isn't this JA?
Oh, but it is.
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Old 12-18-12, 04:44 PM   #6
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In Philadelphia Alphas are a cheap ready to ride bike that you know is fine right out of the box(unlike anything from BD). I don't know why they exist in any other city.
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$400 for that thing, and the specs doesn't have the tires or crankset listed. Kill it with fire.
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Can we talk about this for a minute?:

"Mother was a Crusier, Father was a Fixie"

"Hipster Free Since 2003"

Also, that down tube decal:

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I checkout the website for frankenstien. It's put together about as well as the stuff they're trying to sell...
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Lets just destroy it all. Structure fires are always fun to roast marshmallows on as we somberly sing kumbayah.
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I don't know if I'd trust a bike mechanic named Frankenstien.
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The shop owner is a wingnut for sure. I loved watching him try to sell noseless saddles. It was a good time killer on slow days.
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I'm just going to say keep this on topic.
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Old 12-18-12, 08:37 PM   #14
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In that case, end the thread because the op's question was answered in the second post.
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The shop owner is a wingnut for sure. I loved watching him try to sell noseless saddles. It was a good time killer on slow days.
I think Id rather roll noseless saddle than the one in the OP.
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Until then. Mayhem.

interlude - does it say frankstein (as u say) or frankinstien (which hurts, really). Either way it's tragic.
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If, not when.
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