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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:08 am 
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What's the serial number on that Ultimate?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:46 am 
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I guess I should have stuck with FTW's Ultimate in my description of the bike and not playfully referred to it as the original ultimate...

The value to me is the story and the great provenance. And the fact that thru my hobby I was able to do something worthwhile.

Was trying to be clever what with the previous Ultimate Ultimate thread :(

Apologies if I have ruffled any feathers, though I'm not sure anybody needs to get Angry about it.

Will check the serial number when I see the bike on Tuesday.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:56 am 
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Thanks for looking out for me.


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Congratulations. One of the most hyped non-raced bike design in history. The design only proved that elevated chain stays flex. Name or show a proven race record for a iconic ECS bike... ;-)

Anyway, helping Frank raise money for his friends was probably the best thing of all for this bikes storry and the fact it was build by the previous owner.


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Silverfish wrote:
I guess I should have stuck with FTW's Ultimate


my Ultimate was previously owned by Bushpig

all respect for Bushpig, but as I don't have the money for a FTW one, this was my only chance to own an Ultimate


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yeti-man wrote:
Name or show a proven race record for a iconic ECS bike... ;-)


Greg Herbold on his RidgeRunner?

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Oh, no it was on the model of the previous year :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:36 am 
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Elev12k wrote:
yeti-man wrote:
Name or show a proven race record for a iconic ECS bike... ;-)


Greg Herbold on his RidgeRunner?

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Oh, no it was on the model of the previous year :wink:


alpinestar also did ok :wink:

stubbsy :D

love the ultinmate by the way


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Glad someone on the list landed that beauty.

Thunderchild


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:27 pm 
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Thanks Thunderchild.

Serial number is pretty scratched up and there is a lot of paint on the BB shell, but it looks like it is U / 491.

Frank's pretty sure the first 5 that they built to 'prove' the tubing all had the / added - and that they were probably FRO BB shells. That's where this bike came from.

But more important than serial numbers - anyone recommend me the best way to fit a set of dry and crumbling tyres that are on their last legs - without actually destroying them completely? Is there a 'safe' way of doing it?


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Get them nice and warm. Leave them in the window sill or on the parcel shelf of the car in the sun for a few hours.


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