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    Need help identifying frame.

    Bought this from a second hand shop, no idea what it is. I have spent close to 20 hours googling all sorts of brands and frame styles and can not find what this thing is, there are no markings on the bike whatsoever. I believe it to be an early or mid 2000's frame, it is heavy. 26" wheels. Forks are Bombers.


    I believe the frame is a dirt jumper.

    The cables run along the top of the frame.

    The seat stay gusset is massive.

    These CNC'd chain stays are chunky.

    This is the real kicker, these dropouts are adjustable.
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    This is the closest I could find.

    All cables run under the top tube
    Seat stay gusset is not as beefy
    No strange gusset meeting the seat tube to the bottom tube
    Similar adjustable dropouts


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    Found so many bikes with frames that are so similar, but no matches
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    That does look very similar to the Kona, the only difference I really see is the way the cables are routed on the top tube
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    I've looked at the UMF's, Haro's, Konas, Norcos and heaps of other brands and none have the dropouts and bottom brackets like this monstrosity.
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    Is the paint original? Are the stem, cranks, fork, or wheels original? Is there no markings on the underside of the BB shell?
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    Identiti dr jeckyll maybe? Looks like itís from that original generation of overbuilt hardtails, the original surly instigator, evil bikes, 24 bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Is the paint original? Are the stem, cranks, fork, or wheels original? Is there no markings on the underside of the BB shell?
    It's been painted, pretty basically but I think it may have been black.
    I think the only stock part on the bike is the fork, which are Bomber DJ1's.

    Only marking on the bike is the serial number, which is partially welded over by the gusset for the chain stays.
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    Maybe hit the head tube or down tube with acetone to wipe the top-coat off and see if there are any decals remaining under the original finish?

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    since the frame has adjustable dropouts, I'll bet you'll have better luck identifying it if you post these photos in the Singlespeed forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    since the frame has adjustable dropouts, I'll bet you'll have better luck identifying it if you post these photos in the Singlespeed forum.
    Do you think they'd know much about a dirt jumper though?
    I know the sliding dropouts are ceeway tss3 and ceeway tss6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir.Pinkie View Post
    Only marking on the bike is the serial number, which is partially welded over by the gusset for the chain stays.
    If the serial number was "welded over", then I'd say it's a customized frame. A manufacturer wouldn't weld over a serial number. Besides, numbers are stamped after the manufacturing process. You've got a frankenstein frame.
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    Here are pictures of a Kona Kula frame.

    Bottom bracket and Chainstays are very similar, but chainstay and seatstay tubes are round not square.
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    Dropouts are similar, but not exactly the same
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    ^ Yeah, similar era, different frame.
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    ERMERGERD look what I found!

    It's a Brodie!?!? I've never heard of Brodie before, now just to find which Brodie it is.

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    It's a Brodie BigShot. Nearly 40 hours of Googling. I finally found out what it is!

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    Ha! Nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir.Pinkie View Post
    It's a Brodie BigShot. Nearly 40 hours of Googling. I finally found out what it is!

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    I'd strip it and paint it that same electric green. That's a cool find and cool color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    What year is it?
    I believe it is a 2006, 2006 seems to be the only frame model I can find.


    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB View Post
    I'd strip it and paint it that same electric green. That's a cool find and cool color.

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    I think I will paint it Orange or Baby Blue, maybe a combo of the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir.Pinkie View Post
    I believe it is a 2006, 2006 seems to be the only frame model I can find.




    I think I will paint it Orange or Baby Blue, maybe a combo of the two.
    Oh yes, baby blue is a nice color....I have an affinity for it myself.

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