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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Another hooligan is born!

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:59 pm 
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I like that...

It's one good looking bike; all of your stuff looks really good on it. How does it ride? I assume the fit is much better.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Looks mighty fine.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:09 am 
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nice one!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:58 am 
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Thanks for the comments :D

The bike rides exactly as I've described it - like a hooligan! It's one of those bikes which actively encourages you to stand up and hammer on the pedals as soon as you get on it.

The rear shock will need a service eventually (it works just fine but sounds very "squishy"!), but it doesn't detract at all from how the bike rides or handles. With the ProPedal set up, there is literally NO pedal bob or feedback, even when standing up and hammering.

It needs a chain guide of some sort, and there are one or two things I want to change (skewers/headset), but I just couldn't wait to get it built, so these can wait!


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:35 am 
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I found the same feeling if wanting to put the hammer down on my Cove Hummer, like a dog off the lead!!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:11 am 
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ruggerbugger13 wrote:
I found the same feeling if wanting to put the hammer down on my Cove Hummer, like a dog off the lead!!!! :lol:


Would that be the same Cove Hummer that you paid £100 for the frame? Lucky git ;)

I thought I got a good deal with my Hustler frame (which I did considering they were £1500 new), but I think you beat me!

Only just mind you ;)


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:59 am 
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Now now don't be like that, he had it hanging in his shed for a year that was all :D . I like yours!!! I was looking at the Genesis Latitude Alfine(sexy). Now looking to getting an Alfine set up for the hummer, don't have a mate with a spare one do you? :lol:. They seem quite pricey but I like the tidiness & mud clearance they provide. Not sure on the maintenance though? I follow the 'tantric' method of maintenance, ride it a long time until it's f***ed & then replace it!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:05 am 
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Good stuff, glad its worked out well.

In my experience, when air shocks sound squishy it usually means a service us due soon. I can highly recommend Loco and J Tech. Both do a good job and cost about the same, it usually comes down to who can do it quickest!


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:47 am 
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Well, I was wide awake at 6am so I decided to go out for a spin along the coast path. This time in the opposite direction.

Certainly beats being in work! ;)

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