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Old 04-22-14, 01:04 PM   #1
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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!
Joe

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Old 04-22-14, 01:06 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-14, 01:22 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-14, 01:25 PM   #4
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+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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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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Or you could buy a vintage Schwinn Paramount P14

Dat toe overlap lol.
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kilo tt with track fork?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Has nothing to do with a hip factor haha
obviously.
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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.
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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The Godzilla was designed for the track and has a recommended rider weight limit of 175 lbs.
Interesting.
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