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What ya think about these frames?

Old 10-12-07, 12:01 PM
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What ya think about these frames?

https://cgi.ebay.com/Affinity-Cycles-...QQcmdZViewItem

I think they look nice.
Fork is lugged.
Decals not to stupid...

Anybody got one?
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Old 10-12-07, 12:04 PM
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seems a little steep.

and imo sloped top tube is ugly as sin.
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I think that they would look/work best with minimal seatpost showing... that way you can use a flat stem and not have a ridiculous seat/bars drop (unless that's your thing).
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From what I've heard over at lafixed they are built on the same jig as the khs aero track...
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Old 10-12-07, 12:23 PM
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I guess $400 bones is a bit much for a plane old cromo frame, but for some reason I like the geometry. I would not run drops on one. Risers or some bullhorns would work.....
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those are pursuit bike frames
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i've seen a few around the neighborhood. they look pretty similar in build quality to the bareknuckles, but i think the bareknuckles' tubeset is of better quality.

they seem decent.
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Originally Posted by dueL_ View Post
those are pursuit bike frames
Don't let dutret hear you say that.
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Old 10-12-07, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dueL_ View Post
those are pursuit bike frames
Nope. They are "inspired" by pursuit frames, but I doubt you will see them raced in a pursuit any time soon.
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website is shockingly devoid of info...either that or i'm shockingly blind.

what kind of tubing?
geometry?
is that first pic a carbon bike?

personally, i wouldn't touch 'em with a long *** pole without more info. seller feedback 8. wanna be caching in on a trend, maybe?

the 'anarchy' logo sure is hip though.
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Ugly unicrown.
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they look a bit pricey... and.... is it me, or does it not even come with a seatpost clamp & headset?
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Originally Posted by artblur@artblur View Post
they look a bit pricey... and.... is it me, or does it not even come with a seatpost clamp & headset?
Well, the seatpost clamp sometimes comes with a frameset, but it's not that strange that it's not included and they usually come sans headset.
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How old is their "inspiration" pursuit bikes? Well designed pursuit bikes haven't had sloping top tubes for quite a while now....
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i went to brooklyn to there shop to look at one, they don't have frames smaller than a 51cm : (

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Originally Posted by moe sizlack View Post
Ugly unicrown.
Uh... doesn't look like a unicrown to me


Interesting frame - looks different for what that's worth. Would be nice to know what it's made out of and where it's made for $400 on ebay, though.
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I've never ridden one, but I had a brief chat with a guy who loved his. The geometry doesn't look <i>too</i> steep, which may or may not be what you want. I wouldn't run drops, but it'd look awesome with bullhorns or risers.
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Old 10-12-07, 06:31 PM
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they look uncomfortable for riding around for any extended distance--imho
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I actually just picked up this frame in black at the trexlertown swap meet today, affinity had a whole bunch of stuff there, nice dudes. They had a few built up and you could see the geometry isn't too extreme. It's steel, seems like a really solid frame, not the lightest in the world but as has been said, it's def. built with more the city in mind. 350 and he threw in a BB, + it was decal free (personally i don't like the decals). I'm stoked to start building it up, first time i've done it on my own, you can all look forward to tons of annoying newb questions from me in the near future. Oh, and definitely not planning on using drops.

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I got my ass handed to me by a guy riding one of these in a points race. His thighs were as big as my torso, though.

I think riding these on the street would **** with your back, but I imagine that most people doing that would probably have giant ape hanger riser bars.
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Old 10-13-07, 03:45 PM
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You should just call them up, their shop is in brooklyn. They're real nice guys, and I'm sure they'll answer all of your questions. I like what I've seen of thier frames.
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I like this thing.
I wonder if they have non-drilled forks as an option. Also, threaded forks would be my choice if available.
Their website is useless ATM.
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Fork rake is not measured in degrees.

A 54 cm frame will not fit riders from 5'8" to 6', same with the other geometries.


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Originally Posted by Hocam View Post
A 54 cm frame will not fit riders from 5'8" to 6', same with the other geometries.
It can.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:17 PM
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It can.
very poorly.
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