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 Post subject: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:16 pm 
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thought id post some pics of my '01 cove stiffee, well 'tightee' as its a single speed version of the frame. had her from new for like 7 odd years now, been on many ride, and covered MANY miles, raced a few times at 24 hour events, and alot of good memories.

in bits at the mo as i noticed the cranks had cracks in them, so a total strip down was in order to check everything.

clicky to make biggy.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:27 am 
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Never even seen one of these before. 8)

Amazing how this vintage from just 8 years or so looks retro already with the era spec gussets and fat tubing! :)


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 Post subject: Re: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Hmm, image shack no longer workee.

My Curtis has got me thinking about my Cove. I dug this old thread out and have added the link to my sig. I still have it, in the loft, I never got around to rebuilding it after finding the crank arms were fubar. Here are some of the pics I have.

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I love this bike. I will never sell it, tho part of me knows I will probably never rebuild it as it may knock the mental image I have of it, perfection. I know the fork technology of the time was noodly compared to what we have now, and the vee brakes were adequate in the dry, but lethal in the wet. This is what I want to remember, the good times.

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Looking at the date stamps of the images, they were all taken in April '07. I can't believe it's so long ago.....

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 Post subject: Re: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Awesome. Got to build that gem back up!


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 Post subject: Re: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:50 am 
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I've still not seen another one! Get it rebuilt! :D


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 Post subject: Re: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:55 am 
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Get it built up. If you don't want to go singlespeed again, those frames work really well with a geared rear hub - a Rohloff or a Shimano Nexus.


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 Post subject: Re: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:40 pm 
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Just found another pic on the computer.

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And funnily enough, the rear wheel in the inbred is the wheel that now lives in the Curtis.
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 Post subject: Re: cove 'tightee'
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:03 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:31 am 
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Love it! Coves freakin' rock \m/


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