Monday, May 4, 2009

97 EWR E-Motion!

WOOHOO!

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All EWRs should have Fresh Frame logos. There should be a law. OK a local law...like a State of PA law, not like a constitutional amendment or anything.
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Joe Breeze hooded dropouts.
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Reinforced head tube, top and bottom. Faced smooth and ready for a King headset.
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Head tube again. Yum.
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Ovalized seat tube strut.

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Smooth.
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Seat stay bridge.
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Like all first gen EWRs, she has a nice fat ass. No taper to the stays at all. FAT!
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Oversized down tube, ovalized laterally at the bottom bracket shell. The BB is 68mm, so that down tube is swagged out to almost 60 mm in width! STIFF! FAT!
This is turning into a bike porno!
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OK, I'll spill it.
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I picked up this EWR E-Motion on a BIN auction, and I couldn't be happier. EWR introduced the E-Motion as a follow up to the Original Woods OWB bike a few years after. The E came in 2 variants, the B2 which was a lighter weight tube set frame, and the normal E, seen here. This 1997 has been back to the shop for a little tuck and lift, and a disk brake conversion.
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When I got my white EWR, These two frames..the OWB and the E-Motion, (and the Mettle trials bike), were the only frames in the catalog, and I spent many nights sitting on the toilet with a big malt liquor waffling between the two before placing my order for the white OWB. Now, 15 years later, I have them both. And I'm no longer sitting on the toilet with malt liquor! WOOHOO!
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Just LOOK at that monster, steel, FAT down tube! Have you ever seen such a big bloated truck of a down tube in your life? It's ovalized at the bottom bracket to the point where it's nearly as wide as the bottom bracket shell! I love it!!!
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Now, to build it up and beat the poo out of it! Yeah!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even with that fat ass I bet you can't get larger than a 2.24 on it. It is pertty though. I love orange. Now you will love it too. You can bring it to Tsali with you in a few weeks.

Utahdog! said...

I'll be riding the blue one in Tsali. I don't have the cash to build this one up right now, and believe it or not, I do have enough control over my bike budget to keep me from running off half-cocked to Pricepoint! Gimme a month or two. I'll surely have it for GAF in October.

Don't let me forget to bring Utah a tennis ball.

Steve said...

"I spent many nights sitting on the toilet with a big malt liquor"

Thanks for THAT.

Utahdog! said...

What, you mean YOU never did that in college?

Don't say beer, say BULL!

Kenn said...

That is pretty cool. Love the history that you added in there too. You need to run it BMX style - 2.0 rear tire and a 2.35 up front. Skinny rear for quick acceleration, and big up front to float over chatter.

Kenn
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