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 Post subject: 2009 Cotic Soul
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:11 pm 
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Absolutely non retro from top to tail, but it is steel and steel is real right kids?
Cotic Soul 2009. Built up singlespeed for now as I have run out of bike funds so have to wait for mechs and shifters. Will prob run in my favourite 1x9 set up eventually.

First ride will be early on Sunday morning before the Grand Prix.

Hope you like....

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Frame: 2009 Cotic Soul Medium

Fork: Fox 32 Talas RLC

Headset: FSA
Stem: Syntace F99 with Ti bolts
Handlebar: USE Atom Carbon
Grips: ODI "O"

Brakes: Avid Code, 4 piston calipers, Ti bolts

Shifters: None
Front Derailleur: None
Rear Derailleur: None
Derailleur Cables: None
Cassette: Surley Singlespeed
Chain: KCNC 9SL
Cranks: Shimano Saint
Chainrings: Shimano 34T
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: NC-17 Magnesium

Hub Skewers: NC-17 Titanium
Rims: Sun Ringle
Hubs: Sun Ringle
Spokes: Double butted
Tyres: Kenda Nevegal Tomac 2.5 Stick-E
Tubes: Conti

Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Seatpost Binder: Hope

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:25 pm 
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wow,..that looks really nice Si!
nice colour scheme, is this a stock color or special order?

and you are going to ride it before the F1 race?
what time does the race start then?,..it is Australia so you need to get up really early! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:36 pm 
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Love it Si. Perfect modern hardtail (or it will be when it's got some gears). :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Another sexy new steel framed steed. 8)

There are so many good looking modern steel bikes around at the moment.

So tempting........? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:47 pm 
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That works for me

Even better with some XTR on there :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:44 pm 
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cherrybomb wrote:
Another sexy new steel framed steed. 8)

There are so many good looking modern steel bikes around at the moment.

So tempting........? :?


Thats what I was thinking.

One of these or the BFG was on my recent shortlist too, but with all the retro XC builds couldn't justify spending so much, not yet anyway. Look and sound great though. this one no exception. nice.


Are the Saint cranks staying, or on to get ya rolling?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Looking good Si. The fork looks especially good along with the saddle and seat post!

Trevor.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:54 pm 
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have a play with the forks on sunday, and report back as to your prefered travel setting, i too have talas rlc's but on a simple. so technically you are riding the same setup as me at the mo.

cheers, matt.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:00 pm 
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id like to know how stiff the rear end is without a chainstay bridge

in a few years i might be able to afford a simple :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:40 pm 
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the whole frame is quite flexy, imo, but that is part of the character. the rear end is plain guage cromo so power goes sraight down, but in the woods over roots etc.. the bike is very nimble. in contrast my other singlespeed is a cove stiffee which is so rigid that it tends to highlight how other parts flex on the bike, to the point where you feel forks flex, and cranks and even pedal axles.


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