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 Post subject: New hardtail...Cotic BFe
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:39 pm 
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As many of you will know or have read, my Tazer is cracked where the original ones always cracked - at the seat tube and sea t stay junction. I could try and have it welded but it isn't reall economical by the time you factor in powder coating, decals and frame facing.

So, I decided to try a hardcore steel hardtail as I've only ever had one steel bike (my 1997 Rockhopper which got nicked a few weeks after I bought it). After a bit of eBay trawling nothing really came up and I was inspired ny Reanimation's BFe. I put a wanted thread on STW and a chap mentioned that Cotic were selling some XS seconds frames cheap...a couple of emails and a phone call later I bought on.

They had a batch that have a potentially oversized weld on the drive side that may or may not catch the chain when in the smallest cog. The weld on mine looks fine and I'm not too fussed as I never use that gear anyway!

Frame arrived today...paid for it Wednesday, sent yesterday next day for no extra cost.

Here are a few pics...

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Can't wait to get it built up over the weekend...and the weather is warming up just in time.

Also received a Superstar Plasma chain device as my Gamut won't work because its old ISCG and the new frame s ISCG05.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:19 pm 
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sexy frame


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:22 pm 
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carter711 wrote:
sexy frame


Cheers. It's so clean and simple with no hydroforming etc. Can't wait to get it built.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:15 pm 
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Love it!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Are you using bits from the Tazer project?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Basically yes, the only changes will be the chain device and cranks...I'm swapping the Disbolus for some Deus cranks that I picked up cheap. I love the Diabolus cranks (they have flames on them!) but they weigh a ton.

Eventually the brakes will go too as I'm not a fan. I'll swap them fr some we Deores...a set from Germany is just under £70.


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great colour


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:47 am 
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Good quality frame and indeed nice colour!
Very interested to see when the bike is completely finished.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:28 am 
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Love the BFE frames! Look forward to watching this build!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Bit of work done this morning...

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Just need to clean up my mech, chain and new cranks. I won't be able to do the gears today, because I haven't got a long enough piece of Goodridge outer for the last section, which goes from the seat you've to the mech as one continuous length.

The back of the chain guide needs filing slightly as it just catches the chain stay.

Pleased with it so far though.


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