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Coolwall - E-stays
Cool 68%  68%  [ 147 ]
Uncool 32%  32%  [ 70 ]
Total votes : 217
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Uncool for me, some Funks are nice but not on my list of dream bikes,
the Haro Extreme is truly ugly in my eyes, hate the way the top tube
slopes up the way.

I cant understand how some can call GT's ugly and E-stays beautyfull :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:44 pm 
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Because the gt triple triangle has no function yet the E stay worked. Not that I should speak I think the Zask is sooooooo pretty


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:38 am 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Here's a nekkid one.

Never had an e-stay before - bought this some months back for daughter but a trifle too large so haven't progressed the build (therefore missing Saracen BOTM possibilities :roll: )

Still wondering what to do but Mrs Panda seems to have taken a shine to it :wink:

Cool or uncool? More cool than hot, I think.

a couple of pics.....

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:42 am 
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That looks familiar, just like i believe in fixies' running SOTM. I like the look of them, I think they look nicer than the Saracen e-stay.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:42 pm 
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sandmangts wrote:
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Uber cool.

How many Chiefs were made? Only about five or six, no?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Looks like estay is looking on for being judged 'cool'. Will gety a new poll up over the next few days.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:58 pm 
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I quite liked the E-stay Saracens, BITD. Especially the one with square tubing.
But I was young and impressionable.

Over time, I just regarded E-stays as a failed experiment.
And ugly - They just don't have the elegance of a diamond frame.

Sooo, I was definitely going to vote "uncool" on this.

But then I saw the Alpinestars Ti (Caramba Kid), Red & white Rocky Mountain (Fluffy Chicken) and the red Saracen (DryStonePaul) & changed my mind.
Those 3 bikes = very cool. Especially the RM.

= COOL.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:30 pm 
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useless....but ever ever soooooo cool.

who needs stiff bikes that shed mud and dont hurt your ankles??????


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Cool, definitely cool. I have a passion for (or maybe more accurately, an 'obsession') with E-stay bikes. I have owned exactly 10 of themover the years and have 6 inmy posession at this time alone.

Like 'em or not, E-stays played an important part in MTB history. IMO E-stay bikes (pioneered by Richard Cunningham) took small-time frame builders & mass merchants alike away from the boring old diamond frames at a time when convention ruled & paved the way for full-suspension bikes.

BTW, I don't consider any bike with rear suspension to fit into the 'E-stay' category, even if it does have an elevated swingarm.

Peace, out.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Think I have just acquired one of these ugly beauties... albeit 1980's flavour...

Mr K


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