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Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:45 am

Some forum members might remember me mentioning this quietly....and told me to hurry up, buy it, and get it on here.
So I did. :D
For those who are interested...a bit of bike history (why not?) First proper MTB was a Claud Butler Cape Wrath, judy TT forks, deore groupo. It still lives but one could say it's entered it's latter years. I still have that bike, but it's reached care home status now. It did me proud.
While at Uni I bought a claud butler Cape wrath series 2 (theres a trend here....). Beautiful frame, cheap components. I was just starting to notice the forks going after a few months when it was knicked. :evil:
After this I went to the dark side, swigging energy gels, donning unmentionable clothing and partaking in ''cafe stops'' and ''club runs''. Yes I've enjoyed 3 years of road riding but I NEED MUUD AND KNOBBLES IN MY LIFE.

So without further ado, heres my BFe
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Cotic BFe frame in small and rock shox revelation RCT3 dual position forks

Just ordered a nuke proof head set and nukeproof warhead stem.

Thinking super star tesla hub wheels (orange hub black spokes and rim)and flat bars (orange of course), XT brakes, zee 1 by 10, rock shox reverb post.

Thats the build pretty much decided. It's going to take a few months to build but it should be pretty sweeeeett once it's done :D

I am torn with pedals though. It's keeps me awake at night. I can't eat. I can't concentrate. Nuke proof electrons, DMR vaults or shimano saint? :| I can't decide.

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby thegiantbiker » Sat Mar 30, 2013 17:23 pm

Go for the shimano pedals. The bearings last well, should be adjustable too if that's your thing. They're also pretty tough. Maybe see if there are any DX pedals on sale as they're discontinued so should save some money. Also, they look pretty good, grip well on the feet and hold up pretty well to crashes in my experience, they're not that light, but they hold up well enough that I don't care.
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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby James Q » Sat Mar 30, 2013 19:58 pm

I love the look of these frames, and that colour looks spot on! :)

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Sun Mar 31, 2013 08:54 am

Thanks! I've been hankering over those saint pedals since they came out, seen a couple pairs in the flesh too and they are :twisted:

It is a great colour! I was torn between black and green, but green won. Green was always going to win.

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby dusk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 14:52 pm

I went for Gritstone but every time I see this colour I really like it
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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby allthegearnoidea » Wed Apr 03, 2013 06:22 am

another to the cotic fold!! good choice, Really liking the new colours!!!
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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 07:18 am

Indeed, I've joined the cotic lovers following :wink: For me it's a combination of I wanted something slightly different, I love skinny tubes (well.....the BFe isn't exactly super skinny but it's skinny enough) and I love that zingy ride of steel. I was considering a soul, but the extra £200 and limited fork travel turned me away.

I'm hoping headset and stem will be fitted when they arrive and then I'll be getting superstar tesla wheels and orange superstar flatland bars :D

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:23 pm

Nuke proof goodies arrived today. They don't half know how to make good looking packaging!
Head set and stem to be fitted tomorrow. Just ordered wheels, handlebar, and floating rotors which should arrive soon :D

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 08:44 am

A few goodies arrived a while ago. Exciting to finally see bits coming together. Apologies for the terrible photo quality, when the bikes built I'll get the DSLR out and do a proper shootout.

Nukeproof warhead 70mm stem
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SSC blue 180mm floating rotors
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SSC flatland 780mm bar. Going to need to cut it down once the bikes built up, it's pretty huge
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SSC Tesla hubs sapim spokes and Pacenti TL28 rims.
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Just waiting for a couple paydays and it'll be done. I've got a XT 40/28 crankset coming soon.
Decided against the 1 by 10 as I'm planning to get lost in the Peak district on my days off, so going to need that smaller ring.
Plan now stands as full XT, reverb post, nukeproof plasma stripe saddle, peaty grips, maxxis something tyres (tubeless), and either saint of SSC pedals...

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby paulneenan76 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:13 am

Really looking forward to seeing this Bfe develop.

I'm having a similar dilemma - Saints or Superstar Pedals???
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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 20:49 pm

Thankyou!

I'm really torn - they are identical weight (I'm not prepared to fork out an extra £40 for a Ti axle :? ). pretty much the same price. The SSC pedals feel fantastic, but the adonising does wear off. The saints look INCREDIBLE in the flesh, but they do have a slightly smaller platform. I can feel myself going for the saints...I'm not sure...


XT cranks arrived today, look fantastic. Need to get some of those crankskins things now! More goodies at the end of the month :D

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby allthegearnoidea » Thu Apr 18, 2013 21:18 pm

www.crankskins.com it is then!!! ;-)
Timmo.

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Sat Jun 08, 2013 06:52 am

Well, it's finally finished! Well, cut the bars down 2cm either side, and need to shorten the hoses but other than that finished. Very pleased with, much better photos to follow but for now heres the complimentary in the kitchen shot. :D

Hopefully first proper ride will be sunday evening up sherwood pines.

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby paulski1966 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 09:48 am

That looks great! Good to see you moved back from the dark side with style!

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby specialeyes » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:59 am

Looks lovely. Welcome to the club. It's a great all rounder.

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 15:46 pm

Thanks :D
With style indeed! Last time I had a proper ride I think I cracked my coccyx (shunted by another rider behind, landed on my coccyx, bounced off my coccyx..... :( ouch!) so that's really put me off road bikes for a while. Plus it ripped the laces on my road shoes so need to repair them anyway. Excuses excuses..... 8)

Anyway, heres a couple better pics
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And before you all start on me....I know the hoses need shortening...on the to do list.

Full spec list:
Cotic Bfe frame small
Rock shox revelation RCT3 dual position 150/130mm forks
Deore XT Shadow Plus RD
Deore XT FD
Deore XT Cassette 11-34
Deore XT Brakes
Deore XT shifters (with ispec attachment)
Deore XT double crankset 170mm arms, 40-28 and deore XT bb (will upgrade to hope eventually, if it lasts as ''long'' as my tiagra one on the rb I won't be smiling)
Super Star floating 180mm Rotors f and r
Nuke proof warhead headset
Nuke proof warhead 70mm stem
Lizard skins Peaty grips (soooo sticky :D )
DMR Vault Pedals
Nuke Proof plasma saddle
Thompson Elite Inline 420mm seat post
Cotic Componets seat clamp (maybe to be upgraded soon)
Super star tesla hubs on pacenti TL28 rims
Onza Ibex FR 2.25 tyres

Off out in a couple hours for the proper maiden voyage. First proper MTB ride in a while :)

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby specialeyes » Sun Jun 09, 2013 16:42 pm

Lovely spec. The cotic seat clamp is poor. I stuck a superstar one on mine and it's miles better, no more dropping down slowly throughout the ride lol. I've just discovered a puncture in my tubeless Hans dampfs, suppose that's what I get for not putting fresh sealant in the wheels in over a year ha!
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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby James Q » Sun Jun 09, 2013 17:32 pm

Like this alot, how did the maiden voyage go?

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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby mountaincookie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 22:10 pm

Thanks for the advice, i've not been overjoyed with the clamp, dosen't do an easy job very well!!

James Q wrote:how did the maiden voyage go?

Absolutley epic! Forgotten how much fun and how physical MTB is. Stacked it twice though....once because I thought ''yeah, I can do that jump.'' No, I coudln't do that jump. Second time I hit a bump at a wrong angle and the cotic just bounced away :shock: It's fine, I'm not - properly hurt my wrist. See if it improves tonight :(

Other than that epic ride! One of my freinds managed to trash his RD 5 mins in so we had to convert him to SS....Hats off to him!
Heres the proof!
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Re: Cotic BFe

Postby DanDax1990 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 22:31 pm

I like, A lot! It looks very 'What the f@#k are you looking at you soft fool' in your face.

Fingers crossed I'm gonna upgrade my Bokor frame to a BFe 2.


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