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does anyone know how to read the serial numbers off an eastern woods research or does anyone know someone who might be able to?

my original woods frame reads::

R-HE-119-7-94
 

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khenry44 said:
does anyone know how to read the serial numbers off an eastern woods research or does anyone know someone who might be able to?

my original woods frame reads::

R-HE-119-7-94
I know nothing of value, but ...

Please post a picture of your bike! EWR info seems non-existant these days.
 

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Try calling Blue Mountain Sports in Jim Thorpe, PA

Jay DeJesus, who was the person behind EWR, used to work or hang around the shop. I met him there a few times and even got to ride his personal bike once.

Sorry, I really don't know any details on serial numbers, etc. but these people might be able to direct you to someone who does.

Good luck. That really is a sweet bike.
 

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Find Jay (or at least info. about him) at...

Rev Bubba said:
Jay DeJesus, who was the person behind EWR, used to work or hang around the shop. I met him there a few times and even got to ride his personal bike once.

Sorry, I really don't know any details on serial numbers, etc. but these people might be able to direct you to someone who does.

Good luck. That really is a sweet bike.
Check in with Mark Taylor at South Mountain Cycles in Emmaus, PA. I just picked up my fully built up EWR from him on Friday night. Heard that Jay was in town. Don't have the phone number handy but if anyone knows about EWR's, it's Taylor.

Now, if I could just figure out how to scan the photo that I have of me and the EWR...I'd be able to post it here. I'm TERRIBLE on the computer.
 

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Hell, anyone can have computer skills but how many have an EWR?
Here's Eastcoaster's:



And here's mine:

 

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Nice. When did the frames change?

My experience with EWR's is limited to Jay DeJesus' (not a bad one to have experience with) and BikeBreath's. I noticed the difference in frame design on the two pictured here. Is it just different frame size or a redesign.

PS: I have to say I like the orange color too....
 

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Here's mine



This is an old picture, I now have a Talas on it, carbon riser bars, geared, Paul thumbies and I had a disc tab welded on the back (with Jay's blessing). I really need to take some new pics.
 

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Rev Bubba said:
My experience with EWR's is limited to Jay DeJesus' (not a bad one to have experience with) and BikeBreath's. I noticed the difference in frame design on the two pictured here. Is it just different frame size or a redesign.

PS: I have to say I like the orange color too....
There were three frames that I know of. A mod trials frame (looked very much like the Original Woods, just smaller), the Original Woods, and the E-Motion. My memory is a bit sketchy, but I think the E-Motion was billed as the "lightweight" more XC raceable frame, while the Original Woods was the all around trail/trials frame. I'm pretty sure I remember reading in my old EWR pamphlet that the E-Motion was also offered with True Temper OX tubing, instead of the standard 4130 CroMo. In that configuration it was supposed to weight a little less and was called the E-Motion Race or something. (Can anybody verify any of that, I'm not trying to throw FUD around).

Before these recent threads on EWR's, I had never seen an Original Woods in orange, only in yellow with red decals. I think orange was offered on some of the bikes from the last year of production.

Edit: pic of trials frame.

 

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E-Motion fer ya.

This is my bike. I've had for for 5 years and it's great bike.

As my old catalog says the E-motion is made from OX steel. It's flexy in the right places.

Bb, [ a hard bike not to love. ]
 

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Paranoid?

A little paranoid aren't you? I love my EWR and would hate it if something happened to it but that is one big chain. How do you carry that thing around?
 

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Yeah...the deal is...

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There were three frames that I know of. A mod trials frame (looked very much like the Original Woods, just smaller), the Original Woods, and the E-Motion. My memory is a bit sketchy, but I think the E-Motion was billed as the "lightweight" more XC raceable frame, while the Original Woods was the all around trail/trials frame. I'm pretty sure I remember reading in my old EWR pamphlet that the E-Motion was also offered with True Temper OX tubing, instead of the standard 4130 CroMo. In that configuration it was supposed to weight a little less and was called the E-Motion Race or something. (Can anybody verify any of that, I'm not trying to throw FUD around).

Before these recent threads on EWR's, I had never seen an Original Woods in orange, only in yellow with red decals. I think orange was offered on some of the bikes from the last year of production.

Edit: pic of trials frame.

Punk's is an E-Motion. Mine's an Original Woods Bike. And, the trials frame was offered. (Called the Mettle or Metal or something) The Breezer drops were originally offered on only the E-Motion frames. Yes, there was a version offered with the OX tubes on the E-Motion as well. The Woods frames all had slotted drops (the yellow with red decals) and the vert. drops were only added in the last run(s) of the Woods frames. The very early Woods frames had slightly smaller diameter tubing.
It's pretty cool. I spoke to framebuilder Joe Williams of Williams American Cycles who lives near me. (he builds some SWEET frames as well as he used to be a builder for Serotta) and when he first moved here to Southeastern PA he worked for Fresh Frame in Ephrata, PA. He helped to paint the last EWR's produced.
 

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Bikebreath, guess you remember me from MBW2003..

bikebreath said:
This is my bike. I've had for for 5 years and it's great bike.

As my old catalog says the E-motion is made from OX steel. It's flexy in the right places.

Bb, [ a hard bike not to love. ]
Only now I won't be on my Smorgasbord. I will probably only be up for MBW2004 on Sat. night into Sun. as I started a new job and now have to work part of that weekend. Hope to see you there! We're campsite #30! The one with the funk music pumping!
 

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Updated pics of my EWR




The disc tab worked out very well. The paint match is almost perfect.



I love the Paul Thumbies. Takes you back to the old days but with indexed shifting instead of friction.
 

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VERY nice!

How much travel are you running on your Fox? Any idea what your HT angle is with the increased travel?

Sweet disc work. Not sure if I'd be happy with an "almost" perfect match, but it sure looks good from here.

Also, has anybody weighed one of these bad boys? I always think mine is heavy, but then I pick up my wife's Trek 4300 and my bike feels like a feather.
 
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