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    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!
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    EAI Bare Knuckle

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    Quote Originally Posted by molimo140 View Post
    EAI Bare Knuckle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    +1 all day long.
    yea i'm looking at it now, saw you have one on pedalroom. I'm assuming you like it?

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
    I want a Bareknuckle myself, but you could also look on ebay for a NJS frame.
    yea i've been looking at njs export

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    Or you could buy a vintage Schwinn Paramount P14

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Or you could buy a vintage Schwinn Paramount P14

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    Dat toe overlap lol.

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    kilo tt with track fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post


    kilo tt with track fork?
    never actually been a fan of Mercier. Great starter bike, but i'm looking for something a little more quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemeiersww View Post
    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!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by brabham79 View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemeiersww View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemeiersww View Post
    Has nothing to do with a hip factor haha
    obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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

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

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    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.



    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.

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    I dig that godzilla but at 230lbs it wasnt realistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    The Godzilla was designed for the track and has a recommended rider weight limit of 175 lbs.
    Interesting.

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