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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:17 pm 
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is this s-works epic, on ebay, in the original paint?

anybody else think the welding bead for the brace between the top and seat tubes looks lumpy - a bad repair?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:23 pm 
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From my phone it doesn't look like an s-works. Although maybe a repainted s-works? Weld does look odd compared to the others, it should be consistent with the others. Possible repair and then re-paint?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:56 pm 
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hmmm, now you mention it, all the s-works epics i have seen, especially the early ones were carbon fibre which this isn't.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:59 pm 
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I recently sold an 03 S-Works Epic. That was all aluminium. Mine was a small so didn't have the brace between the top-tube and seat-tube.

I wouldn't like to say if that's an S-Works or not, but the paint doesn't look original, or the decals.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:34 am 
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Specialized did make an alloy s-works, it was m5 tubing. Thats been resprayed. I had the epic marathon which was an amazing ride! Epics came with that brace on mediums and up

Plus the S-works had an adjustable brain fade which that doesn't seem to have.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:36 am 
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the original late 03 and 04 s-works epics were M5 aluminium, the regular epics were M4, i had a regular one, worst piece of junk I have ever ridden.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Can honestly say the Epic I had was the best bike I have ever rode. Stupidly sold it, would have another tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Defo looks like a weld job.
And + for earl of Barnet

Regretted selling my epic
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