WIP Cove Stiffee FR

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WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Thu May 24, 2012 18:27 pm

I should have had it built this weekend but i got sent the wrong forks, but here's what i got so far :D

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby DodgeT » Thu May 24, 2012 21:19 pm

Should be nice that, like the stiffee. Is it baby blue or very light green?

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby lawman » Thu May 24, 2012 22:09 pm

DodgeT wrote:Should be nice that, like the stiffee. Is it baby blue or very light green?


I love how cove name their bikes :lol: taken out of context, as they mostly are, its hilarious banter!

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby DodgeT » Fri May 25, 2012 05:45 am

Thing is, what came first, the stiffee or the handjob?? :)

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby Matt-r8 » Fri May 25, 2012 05:51 am

DodgeT wrote:Thing is, what came first, the stiffee or the handjob?? :)

That questions a Shocker.
Lovely bike, wanted one for years, but never got around to riding one.

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Fri May 25, 2012 05:54 am

DodgeT wrote:Should be nice that, like the stiffee. Is it baby blue or very light green?


it's light blue, pixie blue i think they call it.

i know when i told the gf the new bike was called a stiffee she said "so you'll be riding your stiffee around all day then? that just sounds wrong" :lol:
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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby Majski » Fri May 25, 2012 08:16 am

One of the best bikes i've ever owned. Do yourself a favour and don't run more than 130mm travel on it though or it'll be horrible

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Fri May 25, 2012 09:45 am

Majski wrote:One of the best bikes i've ever owned. Do yourself a favour and don't run more than 130mm travel on it though or it'll be horrible


really? they say anything up to 150mm :? i've ordered some 150mm sektors, but i'm going to run it with my 140mm pikes until the sektors arrive
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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Sat May 26, 2012 18:01 pm

it's starting to come together, the forks are just put through at the minute as there's no headset but you get the idea.

and yes, i know my wheels need a wash :lol:

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Fri Jun 01, 2012 07:30 am

finished:

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I need to get a new saddle, probably a white charge spoon, also change the grips and possibly buy some slightly wider bars.

spec is as follows:

2008 cove stiffee fr
RS Sektor RL
Superstar XC 430 rims on superleggia hubs
SLX 10 speed Drivechain - shifters, both mechs and chainset
Avid elixr 5 brakes
Funn 30mm seatpost
Specialized saddle (for the minute)
Raceface stem
PRO Koryak bars (for the minute)
I'm trying out Nobby Nics at the minute but may go back to my Conti Verticals
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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby DodgeT » Fri Jun 01, 2012 09:27 am

Looking good ! What does she ride like?

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Fri Jun 01, 2012 09:34 am

i only took it for a short ride last night because i needed the headset looking at at didn't want to push it too hard. but on first impressions, really well. it didn't feel like i was riding a hardtail - if that makes sense :lol: really smooth and flowing :D

i'll take it on some familiar trails later or tomorrow to test it against what i'm used to and report back :D
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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby DodgeT » Fri Jun 01, 2012 09:54 am

welshkev wrote: it didn't feel like i was riding a hardtail - if that makes sense :lol: really smooth and flowing :D


Funny you should say that as I have the same thoughts on the c456. Just show's that if you like the look of something, you have to disregard a lot of reviews of kit and just try it for yourself, as both yours and mine are quite commonly reported as being very harsh rides.

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Mon Jun 04, 2012 15:28 pm

i took it for my first proper ride this morning and i'm well impressed. it's without doubt one of the best bikes i've ever had. it absolutely flies up hill and it just wants you to go faster on the downs, i was flying over stuff that i was getting rattled all over the place on my 100mm hardtail.

bottom line is that i love it, what a great investment 8)
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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Mon Jun 04, 2012 16:14 pm

Nice to see something other than a cotic! (i do love the cotics tho)
Chuffed for you that it rides so nicely!

You going to put any decals on it or keep it simple?

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Mon Jun 04, 2012 17:29 pm

i'm un-decided about decals at the moment, i think i'm going to leave them off so it's in stealth mode :lol:

i've bought a white madison flux saddle now and it looks mint on the bike, just some wider bars now and it's job done 8)
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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Mon Jun 04, 2012 19:25 pm

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby mrlee » Tue Jun 05, 2012 07:11 am

DodgeT wrote:Thing is, what came first, the stiffee or the handjob?? :)


surely you get a stiffee while thinking about getting a handjob :?

nice bike though 8)

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 19:06 pm

That white seat makes a lot of difference! Silly question but is that front tyre on the wrong way?

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Re: WIP Cove Stiffee FR

Postby welshkev » Tue Jun 05, 2012 19:28 pm

70\'sPenguin wrote:That white seat makes a lot of difference! Silly question but is that front tyre on the wrong way?


it could very well be, i chucked it on quick before the ride as i'd taken it off as i was going to change the hub (long story) i can't be arsed to go up the shed and check though, but i'll deffo look before my next ride :lol:
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