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Old 04-10-08, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by XC Froot Loops View Post
stolen.
A bad lock job could certainly explain why the rear wheel is missing. If you look around at bike racks, you can probably find it.

In all seriousness, I am quite jealous.
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Old 04-10-08, 08:58 PM
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that's a xc bike, no drops for you! I'd be stoked too if I found that bike but people need to stop trying to be part-time freeriders on xc bikes. Commit and but an AM or FR. Sell this to fund your purchase.
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Old 05-01-08, 03:22 PM
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XD Nihilism is a wonderful thing. Morality doesn't exist, but thats a disussion for another message board.

You can post your opinion, I sure did, but there's no need for name-calling.
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Old 05-01-08, 04:23 PM
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Looking at the first pic and what others have said ...

Looks like someone took a small bullpen hammer, chisel and/or saw to the top tube. Might be a reason they did not take it. That is definitely a frame that someone did not care much for so I would guess stolen since there are some parts missing and the condition of it.

DBD
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Old 05-01-08, 05:50 PM
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As others have said, it really does appear to have been stolen. But, since you said they aren't the brightest people, they could have done that themselves after loosing/forgeting their key or combo for the lock .

Nice find though, enjoy it, it isn't everyday you get half an Epic free!
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Old 05-01-08, 06:26 PM
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Ever taken a soda can and tried piling on like 40 lbs on top of it? It holds no problem right? Now try putting a small dent in it and try it again, when you hit around 10 lbs, it'll buckle and fold faster than superman on laundry day. That's because it's a compressive load.

Now, take another soda can, try to pull it apart, not easy right? Crumple it and try pulling it apart again, still pretty hard right? Tensile load.

Now.. there are two types of load input on a bike, user and environment (being the trail), one of them is tensile, the other compressive.

Well... guess what type of load the top tube is designed to carry and guess what type of load bumps exert onto the frame.

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Old 05-01-08, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dirtyamerican View Post
that's a xc bike, no drops for you! I'd be stoked too if I found that bike but people need to stop trying to be part-time freeriders on xc bikes. Commit and but an AM or FR. Sell this to fund your purchase.

Wow, I saw a guy take a carbon Epic off a 4 footer this weekend with no problems. I also have a friend who tested the Epic prototype for a season. He beat the crap out of it,even won a DH race on it. XC bikes are not as fragile as everyone thinks.
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Old 05-01-08, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
Wow, I saw a guy take a carbon Epic off a 4 footer this weekend with no problems. I also have a friend who tested the Epic prototype for a season. He beat the crap out of it,even won a DH race on it. XC bikes are not as fragile as everyone thinks.
I remember back in the good old days when ***erlin kicked some kids arse for saying xc bike cant handle drops
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Old 05-01-08, 07:11 PM
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Locked by the rear wheel only and stolen. I'd really suggest you check with your local PD to see if it's been reported as stolen before you sink any money in...
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Old 05-01-08, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
I'd really suggest you check with your local PD to see if it's been reported as stolen before you sink any money in...
You read post #6, right?

As for the OP, I hate to say it, but I think that maybe you gained a piece of wall art at best. I just don't think that I'd trust that TT. It's your call, and everything may be fine for the life of the bike, but it's not a risk that I'd take, regardless of the WOW factor of the half-bike.
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Old 05-02-08, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by WrenchDevil6 View Post
You read post #6, right?

As for the OP, I hate to say it, but I think that maybe you gained a piece of wall art at best. I just don't think that I'd trust that TT. It's your call, and everything may be fine for the life of the bike, but it's not a risk that I'd take, regardless of the WOW factor of the half-bike.
Yes. He needs to check with them again, and press them to run the numbers. Checking with local shops wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Old 05-02-08, 07:27 AM
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Stolen or not (which it looks like it was)
that frame is not rideable.
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Old 05-02-08, 12:12 PM
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It doesn't seem like those dents are deep enough to be an issue unless they possibly worsen(crease) over several rides and then collapse. I'm just thinking out loud.
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Old 05-02-08, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by WrenchDevil6 View Post
You read post #6, right?

As for the OP, I hate to say it, but I think that maybe you gained a piece of wall art at best. I just don't think that I'd trust that TT. It's your call, and everything may be fine for the life of the bike, but it's not a risk that I'd take, regardless of the WOW factor of the half-bike.
C'mon...what's the worst that could happen?

Guy goes off a 4 footer, top tube splits open, frame bends upward and gores the OP, OP becomes a human Corn Dog...I like corn dogs, they're one of my favorite foods.
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Old 05-02-08, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
C'mon...what's the worst that could happen?

Guy goes off a 4 footer, top tube splits open, frame bends upward and gores the OP, OP becomes a human Corn Dog...I like corn dogs, they're one of my favorite foods.
Epickabob

Would that then become an Epic Fail?
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Old 05-02-08, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 100psi View Post
It doesn't seem like those dents are deep enough to be an issue unless they possibly worsen(crease) over several rides and then collapse. I'm just thinking out loud.
Unknown/questionable structural integrity and the desire for self-preservation would keep me off of that frame.
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Old 05-02-08, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by WrenchDevil6 View Post
Epickabob

Would that then become an Epic Fail?

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Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
That bike, those shoes, those socks, that environment... Look oddly like they match your sig image. Is there something you want to tell us about face planting when your wheel got caught between the boards?
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Old 05-02-08, 01:19 PM
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Yeah that was me, I've posted it before. I just put it in the "Epic Failure" border for this thread.
I wish I could say my wheel got stuck, but actually I just rode off the side and was like a deer in the head lights!
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Originally Posted by dirtyamerican View Post
that's a xc bike, no drops for you! I'd be stoked too if I found that bike but people need to stop trying to be part-time freeriders on xc bikes. Commit and but an AM or FR. Sell this to fund your purchase.
I thought that WAS a Kansas freeride bike.
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Originally Posted by 100psi View Post
It doesn't seem like those dents are deep enough to be an issue unless they possibly worsen(crease) over several rides and then collapse. I'm just thinking out loud.
Take a piece of paper, roll it up into a tube, tape it, then try compressing it. Now, see how small a dent it takes before the whole thing buckles.
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