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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Bought this off Fattiman a couple of weeks ago. Cheers mate!!

I know technically it should not be here cos its a 99 bike, but i feel more at home here.

Just finished stripping it.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Just put it on the scales, bare bones weighs in at 3lb 5oz!.

Whilst stripping, i found 2 easton stamps on the Maintube and Top tube. Showing the logo, and 7005 ULTRALITE.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:32 pm 
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So what do you think.
Black powdercoat or polish.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Why black or polish ? looks a nice frame btw, never realize orange bikes were made with eastern tubing :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:43 pm 
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I think the E4 was the first to use it.
It was a nice surprise to find the logo on the frame. Most E4 frames i have seen have been painted so maybe the recipiants were unaware of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Looking good, I would be tempted to polish her up!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Polished always looks good 8)

When I got my Evo4 in 2005 I really fancied the Easton tubed E6. Still do tbh.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Thanks for you comments chaps. yes i think i will keep it shiny.

I want to pair it up with ridgid alu forks, I have 1" f9 forks but the E4 is 1-1/8.
Whats the chance of marrying these together with a shim?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Will look good polished but remember to wax it with the best you can buy , then it will retain some of its shine for longer :)

As regard shimming the forks, I have done this on cannondales 1 1/4 down to 1 1/8 of past with no issue, so cannot see why you could not shim 1 1/8 to 1 " , in fact I think I have some of these in the spares box if you decide to go for it. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Cheers.
If you have the reducer shims from 1 1/8 to 1" i would be interested.


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