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    This frame looks wayyyy too milled out. Weighs only 4lbs though...also looks weak as.

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    i think it looks fine. and actually, on DANS it says it weighs 5 lbs. 3 oz. i don't see what you mean by
    Quote Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
    This frame looks wayyyy too milled out.
    stop me if i'm wrong but as far as i know, eastern has a relatively good rep.
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    i'd like to try one of those frames, kinda strange looking.
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    i think your looking the reaper frame, not the grim reaper.

    www.eaternbikes.com < look for it there

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    as far as i know thats still a prototype...as of interbike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
    i think your looking the reaper frame, not the grim reaper.
    sorry, my mistake...

    this does look weird:
    milled out seattube??
    http://www.easternbikes.com/a/team/r...mUnderSide.jpg
    the seatstays-dropout welding area looks a little sketchy to me. tiny dropouts are generally good though, yeah?
    http://www.easternbikes.com/a/team/r...RBGrimRear.jpg
    i can't help but wonder if the superthin tubing on the rear triangle isn't perhaps getting a little too rediculous in the department of sacrificing strength for weight savings? but i might be wrong.
    http://www.easternbikes.com/a/team/r...RBGrimSide.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    as far as i know thats still a prototype...as of interbike...
    Yes, because they're as structurally sound as wet toilet paper. You've seen those lame fake bullet hole stickers on cars? That's the direction they're going to take. If they can't mill the frame, they'll paint it to look like it's all milled and slotted. Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    If they can't mill the frame, they'll paint it to look like it's all milled and slotted. Brilliant.
    ? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMC
    i think it looks fine. and actually, on DANS it says it weighs 5 lbs. 3 oz. i don't see what you mean by
    stop me if i'm wrong but as far as i know, eastern has a relatively good rep.

    eastern has a horrible rep, and tiny dropouts suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    eastern has a horrible rep
    ok, sorry mate, i was just going off the number of people asking about Eastern on this and other forums. in South Africa, we don't get eastern bikes, so i'm just going off people's comments. hmm... now that i write it like that it doesn't seem a very logical thing to do. guess i'll try be better informed next time. thanks for pointing that out.
    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    and tiny dropouts suck
    i'm interested to hear that. most good frames these days have them, they save weight, they don't break(that i know of, but i could be wrong) and they look alright(if your worried about such things). why do they "suck?"
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    everybody likes small dropouts because it's lighter and cleaner.then they crack, bend and don't cover your cog so you snap chains and teeth. if i could, i would weld lengthy dropouts on my frame

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    ok, thats reasonable. thanks mate.
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    is that what you want in a dropout?
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    yup

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    thats definately a reasonable size. when i think of bigger dropouts i immediately picture the dropouts of the earlier mongoose bottom-off-the-range bikes. was big as a cd those dropouts.
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    i like my small dropouts, they dont catch up on grinds and my freewheel never gets beat up cause it is rhd, i grind left.

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