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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:49 am 
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Are you comparing the weight to Specialized's figure or other non frame weights?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:07 am 
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From what I can gather from various places online its generally around the 1500gm mark for as-works m5 or am I wrong in saying that?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Just got back from the local specialized dealer an they have confirmed its not a genuine s-works, they rung specialized and ran the serial number by them and they said its not one of there's and their records go back to 2004. The shop also said its fat too heavy and it looks like its was white originally. So there you have it as I expected a fake!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:31 pm 
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here's a pic of the m5 badge from my bike, are the symbols the same on yours i cant tell from your pic

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:34 pm 
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That's a real bummer mate. Hope you get your cash back from the seller. For what it's worth an easy mistake to make, someone has gone to a hell of a lot of effort to fake this.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:41 pm 
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bigmick wrote:
here's a pic of the m5 badge from my bike, are the symbols the same on yours i cant tell from your pic

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As a matter of interest they got the metals wrong on the Fake M5 Sticker, that was the make up for the M4

M5 Zn Zinc, Si Silicon, Al Aluminium, Mn manganese, Mg Magnesium, Cu Copper.

M4 V Vanadium, Si Silicon, Al Aluminium, Mn manganese, Mg Magnesium, Cu Copper.

Learning new things everyday.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:15 pm 
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I'd say it was way too heavy too, i've had a couple of 18" M4 stumpy frames and they weighed about 1400g so the 1900 of your frame is way heavy as I thought the Sworks stuff was lighter than the more normal stuff. 500g on such a small frame is a lot of extra weight.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:18 pm 
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100% FAKE decals dropouts cable guides and weight
my Old 2003 S-Works
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:11 am 
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Now that is a genuine s-works! Yes 500gms on a 15.5 frame is a hell of extra weight!


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