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2staffkids2staffkids Posts: 13
edited July 2010 in MTB general
37518_1351107778421_1253172674_30846751_3576116_s.jpg Hope this has worked, and you can get the pics,does anyone know what make of frame this is?
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Looks like a generic catalogue frame, nothing special.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    any larger pics?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    but it aint easy to tell from such a small image.
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  • 2staffkids2staffkids Posts: 13
    Sorry about pic sizes, i will try and get some bigger ones. I`v never seen a generic catalogue frame with DMR componants, and this sort of quite complex rear shocker, its too well made to be a catalogue cheapy, i have a slight incling that its American maybe 10-15 yrs old, frame number is h8g002428 i think as the paint on the bottom bracket is quite thick
    chance favours the prepared mind
  • 2staffkids2staffkids Posts: 13
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    chance favours the prepared mind
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    hmm, might be totally way off the mark here, but ancient proflex maybe?
    EDIT: Nah, scratch that idea, just had a look and my memory is way off base.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    edited July 2010
    That appears to be a Noleen shock, which belies the cheap catalogue look of the frame!

    Either way, it's a very old single pivot frame with a shock from a now-defunct manufacturer, and you're not gonna get another one in those dimensions!

    I wouldn't use it myself.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    whatever it is it's certainly not a URT frame.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Yes, I noticed that when I looked at the pics again, I was on the 'cheap catalogue bike' mindset, got in with the sneaky edit!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It ain't a URT, is a single pivot lol.

    Could be an old Animal/K2 frame I suppose.

    The stickers on the frame are just from a magazine.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    supersonic wrote:
    Could be an old Animal/K2 frame I suppose.
    I think you're bang on. That's what I had in mind but I incorrectly remembered them as being proflex bikes
    K2Animal1.jpg
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    I would say the Animal K2 is a very good shout. The Noleen shock would make sense then.

    Proflex became K2 basically, so you're weren't far wrong!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    God find Yeehaa!

    I think it looks rather good when painted lol.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Have you been to an optician lately, or are we looking at different bikes!?

    That one's got one of those shocks with the natty electric lockout thing, that was really rubbish!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The paintjob, not the performance lol.

    Striking.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    No no, the paint job is as horrific as the ride quality or the longevity of the shock!
  • ian_worbyian_worby Posts: 331
    edited July 2010
    super is right, it's an old K2 Beast frame (it could well be an Animal, but I think that came with a different shock. I seem to recall had a 'smart' electric damper)

    EDIT you'd already pointed that out above. i'll get my coat
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    that picture is from 1997 or so. It's amazing how long headtubes were back then eh?
    I don't think my Fox came with a steerer tube long enough to fit that when it was new!
  • 2staffkids2staffkids Posts: 13
    hahaa, we have a result, i`v` just looked at some other images of the k2 beast and it looks spot on, although frame size is different and the name noleen on the shock rings a bell, i was trying to find it in my garage earlier to get the name off it, i cant believe that that yellow colour was an actual sale model colour,it looks like the sort of thing youd` let your 3 yr old do. Anyway, i did consider building it, but looking at its age and condition and quite rarity it may have to go to fund my current ride, so we`ll have to see if somebody fancies a retro ride project,its a shame its in the condition it is,,,thanks guys
    chance favours the prepared mind
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    I rode with a bloke who was using one, complete with triple clamps, up until a couple of years ago, think it broke eventually! It weighed a ton! An actual metric ton, 1000kg of bike!
  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    Ah, the K2 Animal. I remember them well, it was the first real full suspension bike I rode. It had a massive 5 inches of rear travel and was considered a DH bike back then.
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