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joemeiersww 04-22-14 01:04 PM

Frames With Tight Geometry
 
Hey,

I'm currently riding an Affinity Lo Pro, but am looking for a second frame to build.
I don't want another pursuit frame, but would like to find a frame that has tight geometry (tight wheel clearance/short toptube/steep downtube & seat tube)

Edit: Forgot to add i'm looking for a Steel frame!

Could you guys list the brands and/or individual frames you know of?

New or used, doesn't matter to me!

Thanks!
Joe

molimo140 04-22-14 01:06 PM

EAI Bare Knuckle

Scrodzilla 04-22-14 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by molimo140 (Post 16693303)
EAI Bare Knuckle

+1 all day long.

joemeiersww 04-22-14 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 16693366)
+1 all day long.

yea i'm looking at it now, saw you have one on pedalroom. I'm assuming you like it?

Scrodzilla 04-22-14 01:33 PM

If I didn't like it, I wouldn't ride it.

Philasteve 04-22-14 01:34 PM

I want a Bareknuckle myself, but you could also look on ebay for a NJS frame.

joemeiersww 04-22-14 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Philasteve (Post 16693409)
I want a Bareknuckle myself, but you could also look on ebay for a NJS frame.

yea i've been looking at njs export

TejanoTrackie 04-22-14 01:53 PM

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Or you could buy a vintage Schwinn Paramount P14

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Philasteve 04-22-14 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie (Post 16693479)

Dat toe overlap lol.

evilcryalotmore 04-22-14 04:45 PM

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/dark-gree...lo-7754_30.jpg

kilo tt with track fork?

joemeiersww 04-22-14 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore (Post 16693880)

never actually been a fan of Mercier. Great starter bike, but i'm looking for something a little more quality

rms13 04-22-14 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by joemeiersww (Post 16694042)
never actually been a fan of Mercier. Great starter bike, but i'm looking for something a little more quality

More quality than Kilo TT ? Impossible!!!!

hairnet 04-22-14 07:29 PM

#kiloTT

brabham79 04-23-14 08:37 AM

I love my bk too. Was looking at njs recently but spending $700 for a rusted and partially dented bike built for someone else, im not crazy about the idea.
Little too much hipster elite factor w those too

joemeiersww 04-23-14 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by brabham79 (Post 16695274)
I love my bk too. Was looking at njs recently but spending $700 for a rusted and partially dented bike built for someone else, im not crazy about the idea.
Little too much hipster elite factor w those too

seems like most of the bikes on NJS export are fairly flawless except for a minor dent that puts them out of racing commission. Has nothing to do with a hip factor haha, I just want to build up a clean bike with tight geometry!

Scrodzilla 04-23-14 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by joemeiersww (Post 16695407)
seems like most of the bikes on NJS export are fairly flawless except for a minor dent that puts them out of racing commission.

I'd still rather have a Bare Knuckle, which will hold up a lot better being ridden on the street.

GMJ 04-23-14 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 16695488)
I'd still rather have a Bare Knuckle, which will hold up a lot better being ridden on the street.

How? I don't know a lot about the different tubings and their respective thicknesses.

Scrodzilla 04-23-14 10:11 AM

The BK was specifically designed to withstand everyday riding on the street, whereas NJS frames were designed to be ridden on a smooth surface in a controlled environment. Not to say that NJS frames are "fragile" but the BK's tubing will take a lot more abuse.

prooftheory 04-23-14 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by joemeiersww (Post 16695407)
Has nothing to do with a hip factor haha

obviously.

joemeiersww 04-23-14 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 16695599)
The BK was specifically designed to withstand everyday riding on the street, whereas NJS frames were designed to be ridden on a smooth surface in a controlled environment. Not to say that NJS frames are "fragile" but the BK's tubing will take a lot more abuse.

I'm building this bike up for more leisurely riding, I use the lo pro for work. But yea I do like the BK, deciding between the two right now

Soo__Fuego 04-23-14 03:40 PM

What's the geo like on the Toyo Godzilla? Imo it has a nicer headtube and dropouts than a BK for slightly more money.

Scrodzilla 04-23-14 04:36 PM

It's the exact same as the Bare Knuckle but has a 1" head tube and is made of different steel tubing. It is also made in Japan by Toyo instead of Italy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rkgeometry.jpg

The Godzilla was designed for the track and has a recommended rider weight limit of 175 lbs. The BK was designed as a tougher "street" version of the Godzilla.

brabham79 04-23-14 04:43 PM

I dig that godzilla but at 230lbs it wasnt realistic

Soo__Fuego 04-24-14 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 16696799)
The Godzilla was designed for the track and has a recommended rider weight limit of 175 lbs.

Interesting.


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