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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by WrenchGuy, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. WrenchGuy

    WrenchGuy Chimp

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    Hey sup guys!

    Its really been a Wheres Waldo for an Evil Imperial frame. I was sure it would be. All the searches led back a couple years.

    Is it possible someone has one out there still? I have an 04/05 Black Diamond Triple and I just like the techy ride of the hardtail. The imperial or something easier to get would really make use of the rest of my parts off the BDT.

    I just need something to take the Shiver fork....I have it and its still in excellent condition and the Imperial really seems to fit the bill.

    Im in Michigan so Im not real extreme but the hardtail is fun to me.

    Id appreciate any help you guys have.
     

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  2. WrenchGuy

    WrenchGuy Chimp

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    I will do my best to contribute. Browsing made me join and it seems like a nice place. Im usually on car audio forums...lol
     
  3. WrenchGuy

    WrenchGuy Chimp

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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    i have one sitting around i could possibly part with, shoot me a pm.
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I'm still a little sad that I parted with mine. What a beautiful frame that was.
     
  6. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    that is what im afraid of as well...if i sell will i regret it? It's hanging in my garage right now as a convo piece...
     
  7. mattmatt86

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    I had one for a couple years in college, never should have sold it. I rode Snowshoe and Diablo on it before I knew what a proper DH bike was...
     
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  9. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    If I had a bunch of money and some more storage space, I'd build one up just for a fun bike to do little errands on. I mean, I completely recognize that the Sovereign I have is much more practical - but there's something about those Imperial frames.
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    In the spirit of reminiscing...

    imperial.jpg
     
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    Doing a big Huck



    Ontop of my JDM whip from college (it was a phase)

     
  12. WrenchGuy

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    Too cool. I thought we'd be beating a dead horse or something. Im glad you guys like/liked the rig. I wont do much to one but It seems to be the best option of getting into a HT again with parts I already have.
     
  13. WrenchGuy

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    PM sent
     
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    Mines still built up for DJ action, must be what 8 years old? MK1, 1st in UK
     
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    Love mine! Not giving it up though!
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    The perfect color for pedros!
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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  18. WrenchGuy

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    Just a sweet lookin rig!

    Well I havent got any responses back..i know how it is with forums so no biggie but I will be ready for a frame within a couple weeks so....if ya got one.
     
  19. WrenchGuy

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    Im not sure if my PMs are reaching you. Can ya shoot me one?
     
  20. dhmtbj

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    haha it was meant to be!
     
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    Lookin' a bit tight on that brake arch there. Might be able to get a playing card in there?
     
  23. SLOPE

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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Trick of the light! Either that or I'm half blind and senile. Anyway +rep for Monster T rockage. If you can post up a pic of the Sasquatch with the Super T, just picked up a NOS pair yesterday and am loving myself sick atm.
     
  25. SLOPE

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    I'm actually build the Squatch right now.
    Pics to follow.

    Think it's gonna be my loaner bike.
     
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  26. Philliam

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    Recently revived. Not for sale. Sorry, OP.

    Edit: It's a first gen, by the way. The frame is over ten years old. It started as a street-specific singlespeed with 24" Hookwormed Trailpimps and cromo cranks. And it's never been this clean. Ever.

    Imp.jpg
     
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  27. SLOPE

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    Sweetness!!
     
  28. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    With the machining on those dropouts, it's not the first gen. It's the same generation as mine was, and I think that was the third iteration they did.

    First generation had none of the "cutout" machining in the dropouts, just a boxed tube attached to the flat horizontal body of the dropout. Second gen, I don't exactly remember but I thought they had only a little bit of the cutout machining.

    Looks sweet, though!
     
  29. Philliam

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    Well damn. I should ask for my money back.
     
  30. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Yes, it definitely sounds like you haven't gotten your money's worth on a decade of riding :D

    I always thought that version was the best looking of all of them anyway. The later revisions had more sharp-edged cutouts, and the early frames didn't have as much of the CNC.
     
  31. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    every time i see these it makes me want one. for what, i don't know, but they're so rad.
     
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    Agreed. Philliam's Imperial looks fantastic. I'm going to keep an eye out for one of these from now on; I have just the right fork and everything.
     
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    I think the time has come to put mine back together again..
     
  34. SLOPE

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    Took the day off today and got an Evil ride in.
    Fantastic, love it!
     
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  35. Philliam

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    I can look back and giggle at some of the dozens of bikes I've owned (Trek Y, Ellsworth Dare, San Andreas, etc), but the Evil has really stood the test of time. If it ever breaks, it will go on the wall next to my 2004 Canfield F1.
     
  36. LukeD

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    I still want one... kinda hard to find though. an SL would be cool...
     
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    I had an imperial hanging on the wall in my garage until this summer, finally let it go because I needed some cash for a bike I was actually riding...wish i hadnt.
     
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    Regret selling mine as well.
     
  39. SLOPE

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    I'm on my fourth Imperial and have yet to land an SL. :mad: