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 Post subject: Clark Kent frame
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi !

Anyone identify this frame? Is it a genuine Clark Kent? It would seem an obscure frame to do a 'fake' version of, but who knows? I'm struggling to find many photos of genuine CK frames from BITD to compare with. Seems they made steel & Ti frames. I'd love someone to confirm it's 'the real deal'
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:27 am 
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well it's aluminium, so not a good start but a close up of the rear mech hanger will give a clue, it looks cast which would suggest far east made, but i'd be the first to admit i don't know much about these frames


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:50 am 
Old School Hero

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Better in focus photos of dropouts, cable stops, numbers on bottom bracket shell/dropouts etc for any chance of identification. Pretty sure it is not a CK being aluminium but odd that someone would sticker a random frame up as a CK.


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 Post subject: Re: Clark Kent frame
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks guys!

Yeah, I suspected it looked like a generic Alu frame. So it's a cheap frame someone has stickered-up. It is for sale locally cheap (€20) and I thought I had found a bagain, but now I think I'll leave it. (Don't have any more photos).

I'm just surprised someone would 'fake' such a little known brand! I don't even know if they were ever sold here (Spain). I would expect a fake Specialized, Cannondale, GT or whatever, but Clark Kent? And on an oversized-alu frame? Makes no sense!

Oh well, hopefully picking up a Muddy Fox Courier Mega next month so , happy days..:!


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 Post subject: Re: Clark Kent frame
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:20 am 
Dirt Disciple
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At 20 Euros why not buy it just in case... It would kill me if I found out a year or two from now that CK made that frame as a prototype or limited time.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

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That's not a bad point! For €20 it's not much to lose....

Such a strange case!

Well, I have to wait until lockdown conditions change until I can meet the guy anyway...


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 Post subject: Re: Clark Kent frame
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:48 am 
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Location: BURGOS. Castilla y León. ESPAÑA
If you bet 20euros for that frame you will loose the bet. CK never did low end stuff. Is like say a Decatlhon is a Yeti because it has Yeti stickers. Simply not. It looks quite generic.

But for 20 bucks it is ok to built a works bicycle or a conmuter etc But without that stickers.


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