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Old 02-24-23, 10:30 PM
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Please help identify this bike brand

I can't identify this brand/logo that's on the steerer tube of a fork for a steel track/SS frame. It looks like a "K" to me. Anyone recognize this?

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Old 02-25-23, 01:16 AM
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is there anything stamped under the bottom bracket or on the front base of the seat tube?

Not sure what I am looking at there ... it looks like a seat post but it looks like it is stuffed into a headset. It looks way too long to be the steerer on a threadless fork ... but i could be wrong there, too.
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Old 02-25-23, 05:23 AM
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Possibly Kinesis?
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Old 02-26-23, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bboy314
Possibly Kinesis?
Thank you, bboy314. Looks like a promising lead, and I was unaware of the company. Turns out they started out making forks. I reached out to the company to see if they recognize the branding.

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Old 02-26-23, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
is there anything stamped under the bottom bracket or on the front base of the seat tube?

Not sure what I am looking at there ... it looks like a seat post but it looks like it is stuffed into a headset. It looks way too long to be the steerer on a threadless fork ... but i could be wrong there, too.
This is a picture of a steerer tube. The branding is just above the lower bearing race, which you can see in the images.
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Old 02-27-23, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
is there anything stamped under the bottom bracket or on the front base of the seat tube?

Not sure what I am looking at there ... it looks like a seat post but it looks like it is stuffed into a headset. It looks way too long to be the steerer on a threadless fork ... but i could be wrong there, too.
Did you even read the post?

I can't identify this brand/logo that's on the steerer tube of a fork for a steel track/SS frame. It looks like a "K" to me. Anyone recognize this?
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Old 02-27-23, 06:53 AM
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How old is the bike? I don't think Kinesis have been around all that long.
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Old 02-27-23, 07:10 AM
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A popular American builder from the 70's was Tom Kellog. I can't connect the "K" to anything Tom built though.
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Old 02-27-23, 07:47 AM
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Yes. Kinesis. Here’s a version of their logo
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Good call, Mr. Cyccommute. I thought it might have been a Kalloy seat post ... but the logo didn't match. I never even thought of Kinesis.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Thanks cyccommute. The link you supplied takes you to the below image, which is not the same logo, though similar. Not sure if that's the one you were referring to...

(cyccommute's link directs to a page with this logo)

Related and also in response to bboy314, the Kinesis UK team reached out and confirmed that no one there recognizes the logo. Apparently there is a separate Taiwanese subsidiary that might have used the logo. I've reached out to them also, but I now have doubts that it's from Kinesis.


(Email from Kinesis UK customer support to the original poster)

Thanks everyone for weighing in.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
How old is the bike? I don't think Kinesis have been around all that long.
I don't know the answer to this unfortunately. I was gifted the bike by someone I'm no longer in contact with.
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Originally Posted by Dolanarc1
A popular American builder from the 70's was Tom Kellog. I can't connect the "K" to anything Tom built though.
From what I could find, I did not see any Tom Kellog or "Spectrum" bikes made by him that have any similar branding. Thanks for your input though, Dolanarc1.
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Originally Posted by TubeN00b
Thanks cyccommute. The link you supplied takes you to the below image, which is not the same logo, though similar. Not sure if that's the one you were referring to...

(cyccommute's link directs to a page with this logo)

Related and also in response to bboy314, the Kinesis UK team reached out and confirmed that no one there recognizes the logo. Apparently there is a separate Taiwanese subsidiary that might have used the logo. I've reached out to them also, but I now have doubts that it's from Kinesis.

(Email from Kinesis UK customer support to the original poster)

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Yes. Thatís the one I was referring to. Itís close enough.

Originally Posted by TubeN00b
I don't know the answer to this unfortunately. I was gifted the bike by someone I'm no longer in contact with.
Kinesis has been around for a long time. Started in 1989 by former Giant bicycle employees. They made (and make) a lot of bikes that are rebadged.
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Old 03-05-23, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Yes. Thatís the one I was referring to. Itís close enough.



Kinesis has been around for a long time. Started in 1989 by former Giant bicycle employees. They made (and make) a lot of bikes that are rebadged.
Yes, like bboy314 noted, older Kinesis have similar logos. Unfortunately that's not conclusive. Thanks for the history.

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Old 03-06-23, 12:55 AM
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It's also possible that only the fork is made by Kinesis. Kinesis made a lot of carbon and aluminum forks and they were widely used by many manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
How old is the bike? I don't think Kinesis have been around all that long.
Define long? Kinesis has been around since at least the 90s. Given this, I'd expect their logo to have undergone some evolution.

Edit: just saw the other post indicating 1989.

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Old 03-06-23, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
It's also possible that only the fork is made by Kinesis. Kinesis made a lot of carbon and aluminum forks and they were widely used by many manufacturers.
Yes, this is only a fork.
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