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Even though I own an '08 EG, I just bought a closeout EG model. Maybe it's the ISCG tabs, maybe it's the guy I talked to the other day that said he broke his old EG, maybe it's the cool orange and silver color, maybe it's the 1.5 head tube, maybe it's the better cable routing...

I was hemming and hawing - I don't really need a new frame, I do love my old EG. But at the closeout price it's a fantastic frame at a fantastic value.

I'll post up a pic when I get her built up!
 

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terrible said:
Pics or it didn't happen. ;) El Guapos don't break, they just get sick of you.....
Sorry :) Not trying to fear-monger but two weeks ago a random guy saw my EG on the back of my car in the coffee shop parking lot (I don't drink coffee BTW, heh) and mentioned that was the best bike he ever owned. Then he went on to say that the frame broke and was't covered under warranty. The break apparently was at the junction of the top tube and the head tube. He said he'd like to say he was doing a big drop when it happened but it sounded like a fatigue failure.

My '08 frame is 4 years old almost, and people say that aluminum frames only last 5 years... I don't really buy into that but I do think that aluminum does not have infinite life.
 

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Could it possibly be the same guy that posted up on Titus facebook showing the crack on an 09 green EG? Was brought up in some threads around here. Sounds like crack area is the same.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=493304604448&set=o.41437234041

You are not alone :D
Had the 09 silver couldn't resist and bought an orange/grey on closeout as well. Getting tired even though I could "hot-swap" from a burly build to an xc-ish setup <30mins
 

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anvil_den said:
You are not alone :D
I couldn't resist either. Sold my anno black coil sprung (ccdb/van36) medium '07 EG a week ago. Went a size smaller this time, a brown '10 EG, and going for all air too - going for the "lite" build as a crash last year has put me off doing the big stuff...
should be about 5 pounds lighter than the last one, so might be a totally different feeling bike.
 

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Yup, aiming for a 5-6 lb diff too

sclyde2 said:
I couldn't resist either. Sold my anno black coil sprung (ccdb/van36) medium '07 EG a week ago. Went a size smaller this time, a brown '10 EG, and going for all air too - going for the "lite" build as a crash last year has put me off doing the big stuff...
should be about 5 pounds lighter than the last one, so might be a totally different feeling bike.
Have to go slow with this second piece.. kind of a personal challenge to build something as light and bling as possible but still using sensible components.. wallet's gonna hurt for sure rushing into it and some parts i want arent even in actual production yet...

But still couldnt resist getting some new levers today.. :p
 

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My old fork was was dark green and just didn't match the new orange. My hardtail was begging for a new fork anyway so I swapped that one over.

So... New fork time! I picked up an X-Fusion Vengeance HLR in white and it's "Very Nice!" :thumbsup: I took advantage of the larger headtube and went with the tapered fork steerer.

When it stops raining I'll post up a pic of the new built up frame.
 

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presslab said:
My old fork was was dark green and just didn't match the new orange. My hardtail was begging for a new fork anyway so I swapped that one over.

So... New fork time! I picked up an X-Fusion Vengeance HLR in white and it's "Very Nice!" :thumbsup: I took advantage of the larger headtube and went with the tapered fork steerer.

When it stops raining I'll post up a pic of the new built up frame.
so it is all built up?

i'm still waiting on a few parts - headset, front wheel, shock (push'd monarch) and a few bits and pieces. frame, fork (tapered float rlc), rear wheel, drive train and brakes are just sitting there teasing me....
this is gonna be a bling bike, that's for sure. first time i've gone a full groupset (except wheels - went for king instead).
 
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