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    Who made this frame?

    Hello Everyone,

    I purchased this cross bike frame and am putting it together for my son to ride. I am trying to find out who made the frame in case I need to get a spare derailleur hanger. It is aluminum and at least a few years old (as the guy I purchased it from had it for a few years but never used it).

    If this looks familiar to you I would love to know!!

    Thanks,
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    just do a visual match on the wheels manufacturing site for the hanger.
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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
    just do a visual match on the wheels manufacturing site for the hanger.
    yeah, you'll probably have to do that. Judging by the welding and the fact there's no brand decals or anything I'd guess someone made it in their basement or it's a brand that probably isn't around to providing spare hangers.

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    That is one fugly bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    That is one fugly bike.

    Dang, little harsh on a parent just trying to get their (growing )kid in the game. Ya think?

    If you don't have anything nice to say, what you say better be funny. And you can still sit by me and mutter, but don't dissuade the guy from trying to get/keep his kid riding.


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    Could it be a Specialized Tricross? Anyway that's a lot of serial number for a small house custom job I would think.

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    too many serial #s for a small mfr
    are the drop outs welded or stamped? Can't tell from the picture
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    I think it's a generic Taiwanese frame. I had a similar thing that I bought without any names on it. If you like it, call it whatever you like. Re the hanger, remove it clean it and look for any markings and start searching.

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    It has some very close (though not all) similarities to my Planet X - Uncle John, e.g. ovalized diagonal down tube, cable holders at the top tube, similar stampings on the rear dropouts.

    Check this out this Uncle John gallery:

    Planet X Uncle John | Uncle John | Readers Rides | Planet X
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    Planet X Uncle John Campy

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    Thanks everyone! While I'm still not sure who makes the frame, that Planet X bike looks very similar. I will e-mail them the serial number and see if they recognize it! If that doesn't pan out, it's really not that big of a deal. The bike will still work fine! If my son really gets into it more then I will look at upgrading. At the moment he is racing cross country for NICA so this is just to help build endurance. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

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    ACG, I think you may have nailed it!!

    It appears that this may be a Planet X Uncle Johns Frame! I sent an e-mail with a couple pictures to them. Below is the response. While not a 100% certain match, it's probably as close as I'm going to get to figuring it out!

    Hi,

    Thanks for your email and patience.

    This does indeed look like a very early Uncle John frame as it doesnt have a disc brake mount.

    We dont keep old serial numbers on file but has all the features of the Uncle John.

    Kind regards,

    Adrian.

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