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Lance Armstrong Signed Ellsworth ID

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Razor, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Razor

    Razor

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    Ha,
    Just kidding (at least it is made in the USA)
    Can you imagine running up to lance with a Ellsworth Mountain Bike having it signed...WTF.


    Anyhow, anyone interested in this frameset, Its a brand new 2005 medium, gold ano, with an upgraded Romic Coil over...

    1650.00
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  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    interesting beadwork on that...
     
  3. 72FJ40LandCruiser

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    Why can't I buy myself a TIG welder and fab up something like that with maybe $400 at cost to me... Seems like bikes have such simple frames, but can cost so damn much!
     
  4. Razor

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    I agree with ya 72FJ........MSRP on the frameset is $2200, I have paid less for a FJ40 that runs and drives great...

    Fab me up an Ellsworth copy, I will bust out some decals for the frame...we could be bloody rich
     
  5. 72FJ40LandCruiser

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    Please... Somebody tell me that this frame is not just aluminum. It better be titanium or another exotic alloy to be selling for this price. If it is aluminum, as soon as I find a house and am able to actually run a welder, I will look into producing bike frames. This is rediculous. I could have all the necessary parts CNC machined at a shop and cut and weld together the tubing myself with those parts for $400 I bet if it is just aluminum. Screw decals, just have it anodized or powder coated.
     
  6. cruiserman

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    You're not just paying for a machinist. You're paying for the engineering.
     
  7. mabrodis

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    So just copy a quality design... :grinpimp: Bloody rich!! :D
     
  8. 72FJ40LandCruiser

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    No kidding, I am in the wrong profession! Being able to work with my hands and do something I enjoy (weld) and be rich would be awesome. Hell, I don't even care about rich, just being able to live like a normal person and not have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck and making bills would be something nice. If I ever come across a genie, I'm not going to wish to be rich, but just to be able to live without worrying about bills and live comfortably. No need for some $300,000 house, $50,000 vehicles, etc. Give me an old car (hell, any ol car) and tools and parts to fix it up and a $50,000 house with no bills and I'm happy for the rest of my life.
     
  9. Razor

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    Its aluminum.........and worth every penny !

    oh, and thanks for the words, should sell quickly!!..... :flipoff2: :D
     
  10. JDay

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    The problem is that some of the suspension designs have patents on them, and frame makers must pay the patent holder to utilize them. Example being the "Horst" link design that Ellsworth uses on some frames is held by Specialized.


    Sell 1 knockoff frame, get sued and lose your welder, jigs, and probably your house.
     
  11. cruiserman

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    The Weyless method.
     
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    Wow that is beautiful! Razor you have a shop now? If yes, where?
     
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    You guys don't realize that the high end tubes are not the same thickness all the way through, or the same shape. More metal in high stress areas, less in the low stress areas, sometimes on the same straight piece of tube you'll have more than three thickness changes and shape changes to boot.

    Am I interested in the frame? YES.

    Do I have that kind of coin to put on one right now? Nope.