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 Post subject: S-Works E5 - Winter Bike
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:16 pm 
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Back from a chlly sunday mlorning winter ride for a shower :)

The oldest bike in my fleet and a veteran of numerous campaigns in the high mountains :wink:

Ultegra 6500 still going strong after all these years!

Wheels pictured: Zipp 202s (1095g) and Shimano WH-R540s (1900g). I can feel the difference :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:50 pm 
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I like those E5's !!!

Got a teammate who's been running 6500 for about 10 years, that should be around 45000km +++ ( he changed the crank this summer , still has original shifters !!!) .

Long live these alu frames !!!


Louis :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:28 pm 
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10 years is good ... :beerchug:

This 6500 is coming up for 8 years old ... still original 6500 cranks, chainrings, FD, BB and shifters. Calipers, ders, cassette and chain have had to be replaced over time (RD due to crash to be fair, and calipers due to having a pair of new 6600 sitting around) ... but there's probably 35,000km or so on this stuff.

The old Octalink BB is so smooth ... spins like a roulette wheel!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Interessting to see a E5 in totally different Condition :D

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:45 pm 
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ciclistarapdio wrote:
Interessting to see a E5 in totally different Condition :D


:D Yes, she has lived a bit ...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Solid winter bike! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:35 am 
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Yeah, I have one too....but not so much for wet weather :P

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:22 am 
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KGB - very nice! :beerchug:

always wanted one of the mario frames. the bartape is a nice nod for the cognoscenti.

maybe we should start an E5 thread?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:11 am 
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Sawyer, here's another one I just acquired, working on taking it back to original. Needs a post and stem and a bit of a clean up, otherwise it's pretty close to mint. Not a mark on the frame. Might wrap the bars plain white though, the Zebra pattern can be a bit overwhelming !
(apologies for the crappy iPhone pic)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:51 am 
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nice work KGB! these bikes seem popular in Oz?

So i made the mistake last year of selling a brand new 04 I had ... same frame as above and with original red fork. couldn't accomodate any more than 6 bikes at home!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:24 am 
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I know of a few that get around, probably because of my connection to the LBS (Spesh Concept Store). But not really that many about. I'm quite the Cipo fan so I've been patiently collecting frames and bits for a while. I figure they'll be some of the first truly collectable 'modern' American bikes. Regular ride is an SL3.


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Old Corvettes...

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...is good Corvettes.

Water pipes just like you ride... :beerchug:


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