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So this bike is floating around my parts these days and seems to be pretty much as is from the original build minus a few things. It's Kosman on the hubs/sprocket/rotors and forks but I've been trying to ID the frame. Its all chromoly and small stock every where but the back bone and down tube, and rumored to be built in Richmond or Oakland. This bike is fuckin bitchin and I'm wondering if any one has any info/pics of it in it's day. Mainly because it has a battery box set up (minus box, tabs only) on the front down tubes and I would like to see how they did it originally. This bike is gonna stay mostly as is so some insite into it would be cool. Thanx in advance.
 

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Yeah it is from Roland and yeah everybody DOES know norcal Roland! Anywho, the tubing size and dimensions scream Ness/Universal to me but I am not savy enough to positive ID it. It has some unique fork stops off the frame too which I haven't seen. That and the battery box set up have me thinking. Actually Roland himself said it was Oakland or Richmond built but couldn't remember exactly.
 

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Spoke to Sandy Kosman and he is sure he didn't build the frame after my half ass description over the phone. Seems like a good guy and is open to letting me pick his brain in person once I get it rolling. Anywho, here are some closer up's. Thanx for everybody's input so far.
 

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Alright Vic, you are the winner. It's a Jim Davis built Ness frame. Of exactly what vintage I'm still not sure, at this point I'm assuming later maybe mid to later 80's before he died. Anywho, not a game changer, but I like to know all the little details. Threw a sidewindered 93" cone in it backed by a cal products cased for speed so I'm stoked to put down some miles. Changed the tins up a bit too.

Zach
 

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Changing up the tank and ditching that front fender went a long way towards making that thing look killer,and with the 93" in it, you should be able to put those miles under it with a quickness.
 

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RAGBAK, thanx for getting that pic up. I'm not sure why its giving me problems but oh well. And that's the older pic, if you get a chance swap it out for the latest blog post that has me cut out and the updated version of the bike.
 

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Thanx RAGBAK, that's the one. Also swapped out the rear trailer fender for the flipped up finished end flat fender and rolled it forward about 2 1/2".

Brent, I FULLY agree and thanks for the kind words!
 
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