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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:42 pm 
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and I only have modern kit to put on it! I would be ousted ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:28 am 
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callookuk wrote:
hmm - I have a stand over of about 28" - I am a right short arse!

Always lusted after a Rocky Mountain Blizzard back in the day, remember one in white with all the black shiny syncros kit - was my dream bike when I bought my Aluminium O from Freetown in Hull LOL

19.5" too large sadly :(


I managed to Bag a RM Blizzard not long ago from a member on here...definately one nice bike to ride I can tell you, great in the singletrack :D . New RPP is pretty full on though now (over £800) but I think there are a few shops still selling older 2008/2009 ones though for around £350/400. Not sure what year it was but they did a lovely blue to white fade


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 Post subject: Re: Cotic Soul
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:36 am 
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callookuk wrote:
Hey chaps,

Seriously looking at saving my pennies for a modern, steel HT.

Quite taken by the Cotic Soul.


So, let me know your thoughts, possible alternatives, and some Cotic Soul build pics :)

I think I would end up with the small 16", am 5'8" and 28" inside leg.

I am going to keep my eyes peeled for a nice 2nd hander.

Apologies for modern content, loving browsing the retro rides, and reminiscing of days gone, but I really would like a simple modern steel HT that takes disks, isn't built like a tank and will last me a very long time!


Cheers,

Steve


Hey Bud this any good :shock: , i know you mentioned a small..if not good luck with the search :)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COTIC-SOUL-Frame- ... 4aa2004611

Ernie :wink:


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 Post subject: Pace RC104 XC
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Chaps,

just saw that Chain Reaction are doing the Pace RC104 XC for £456 - and I can get 10% off with a paypal voucher.

Worth considering?

They have none in stock, but assume they are special order.

Anyone seen or heard anything about them?


They are very pretty and a bit different!

Cheers,

Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Looks alright and reasonably competitive price wise. Not heard much about how they actually ride/perform though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Just spoke to a nice lady at Pace.

The frame is so new, there are no magasine reviews.


It is a lovely looking frame, but she told me the weight was 2.35kg, which I think is 5.18lbs - seems proper heavy! must be all that fillet brazing and the sliding rear dropouts?!

Not sure what market they are aiming for at that weight!

It is pretty though! ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Sliding drops are a tad poop, don't look that nice either.

I think the Cotic is the most versatile as it'll take a short (100mm) XC fork as well as something a bit longer to make it more burly.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:35 pm 
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I think now the only decision left is orange or black ;)

appreciate the input fellas!


Shame the Rock Lobster Ti Frame for sale is a 19" - might have put that one in the bag!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:16 am 
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Orange :D


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 Post subject: Re: Pace RC104 XC
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:51 am 
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callookuk wrote:
Chaps,

just saw that Chain Reaction are doing the Pace RC104 XC for £456 - and I can get 10% off with a paypal voucher.

Worth considering?



This was my "other" option if I didn't get a Soul.

Had a play with a built up one and it is a wonderful looking frame.

But compared with the Soul it is more XC as it is designed for a 100mm fork.

Pace sent me a catalog which had a load of details in about the frame.

Personally I would hold out for a Soul.

I have been so happy with mine to the point that I am sure it is the best riding bike I have owned. :shock:

I am also looking for a small for the wife :wink:


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