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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:12 pm 
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Still a lovely looking frame regardless of its parentage :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Still a lovely looking frame regardless of its parentage :wink:


It is a pretty frame. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Nice frame!

Guessing Everti might have some Epic decals kicking around somewhere, seem to remember them having to change their name to avoid the wrath of Specialized...

http://www.evertibikes.com/index.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Sad story. Why do people insist on ripping eachother off?! :evil:
I also think it would be better not to label it up as a dean again, but hey it's your bike. As long as you don't sell it on as a dean, as you've clearly stated you won't, it's ok by me. :D I think the decals look just great.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:29 pm 
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I can understand why you were pissed off. Regardless of whether the frame is any good or not you still brought it thinking it was a Dean which was completely misleading.

I'd de-sticker it and build up in a stealthy fashion.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Just playing around with images that are available on the web could lead to a cool, unique set of decals that are more correct. Choose a color that matches in with the rest of the kit and it would look ace :-)

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BTW this isn't meant as a criticism the frame does indeed look lovely 8)


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 Post subject: Decals
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:27 pm 
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Anyone want to buy a genuine set of Dean decals in red? :roll:

The Everti decals look great, but I would prefer Epic.

Where the hell did you find those? I have looked and can't find any at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Decals
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:26 am 
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peteteamtig wrote:
Where the hell did you find those? I have looked and can't find any at all.


Just a bit of copy paste edit from google :D

I can have a look for some Epic ones too, but I think the HT badge for the ^^ is very cool :-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:55 am 
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Hmm the plot thickens ......

After a quick google the picture of the Epic Tirant does not look the sames as your frame at all:

Tirant dropouts:

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Tirant TT cable routing:

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BB:

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Complete frame:

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After a bit more digging it looks like it was their Synergy model that best matches yours ... The frame only (below) was a custom build with canti tabs but there is a full bike build that is more like your frame.



Looks a far closer match - Custom frame:

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Complete bike:

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Blurb:

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The Synergy is our longest running production model with new features for 2005. We have introduced a tapered 35mm-50mm downtube to increase the power transfer with out any weight penalty. Another new feature is the integrated dropout/disk mount which ensures maximum strength and alignment where you need it.

With re-engineered geometry for longer travel forks, the Synergy is now even better equipped for extreme back-country fun!

The 3/2.5 titanium tubing produces a lively ride with vibration damping qualities found nowhere else. You will appreciate the difference after one ride!

Each frame is handcrafted, one at a time by people who care about quality. After the frame has been welded and quality control checked, a durable scotch-bright finish is then applied. The Synergy features straight gauge, seamless 3/2.5 titanium tubing throughout and 6/4 titanium dropouts and small parts.

Details like these set Epic apart from the competition.


Finally to add a silver lining ........

It could have been a completely custom bike using the Synergy as a basis a la:

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MArk :D


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 Post subject: Epic
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 5:16 pm 
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It does look like the custom frame in the bottom pic. :roll:

So Synergy it is by the looks of things.

Synergy is one of my employers favourite management buzz words.

Crumbs......... :D

The Epic decals look great too.

If we ever meet I'm going to buy you a pint or two!


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