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 Post subject: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Very tempted to take pity on this poor bike. It's for sale semi-locally.

Seller mentioned the Titanium frame, looks to have a ti stem as well. Could it be a Kona or Litespeed? I can't quite tell.

Anybody recognize the frame?


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Is that...an engine? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:49 pm 
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If it is thin wall titanium I would be concerned that the motor and the mounts had damaged the frame. Geometry looks a little odd, maybe because it's a very large size?


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Seems like a terrible idea in every way, certainly offends my sensibilities as a cyclist and bike lover.

Looking closer, it might also have a Ti seatpost?


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Doesn't look like a Kona frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:58 pm 
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It looks like a Litespeed stem, however need closeups of the dropout welds. Unfortunately also suspect damaged frame tubes from the engine mounts, and kickstand. What dumb a-- would use a nice frame for a motorbike?????


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:31 pm 
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seatpost and stem does look ti, and maybe even the handlebar. also is the headtube oversized 1-1/4", looks much larger diameter compared the rest of the tubing.

if cheap enough, i'd say have look at possibly rescuing it, if nothing else for the parts. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:39 am 
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Or just fit a resistor and an electric supercharger :)


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:34 am 
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McMahon ?



Although first instinct from the frame look was Marin.


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 Post subject: Re: Good bike gone bad
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:39 am 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
McMahon ?



Although first instinct from the frame look was Marin.


Seatstays scream Marin but it's not a clear enough pic.. Nice all the same.


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