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Old 12-09-05, 10:38 AM   #1
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This frame looks wayyyy too milled out. Weighs only 4lbs though...also looks weak as.

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Old 12-09-05, 02:37 PM   #2
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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
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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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Old 12-09-05, 04:30 PM   #3
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i'd like to try one of those frames, kinda strange looking.
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Old 12-09-05, 05:08 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-10-05, 02:55 AM   #6
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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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Old 12-10-05, 04:48 AM   #7
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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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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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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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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.
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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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Old 12-12-05, 06:14 PM   #17
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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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