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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:29 am 
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Thanks for the comments fellas

Powdercoat was done by a small local firm in Northamptonshire. 4 day turn around & the finish is excellent. The price included blasting the old paint off too!

http://www.candfservices.co.uk/


I've had the chain come of 2 times now in about 200 miles of riding which aint too bad. I may get one of those swanky paul guides ( of or a cheapo n gear one if the misses reads this!)

Shifting feels really good (particularly thanks to the xtr shifter which really does feel slick) & can't say the chain feels overly stressed at all


I'm not very sure on the grips at the mo - they looked a different shade of brown on the net....as did the headset!....plus they are not very forgiving

Martin


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:10 pm 
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Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Try Lizard Skins grips, they do a brown which goes well with tan Charge spoon saddles and brown chippers


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Ooooo Matron, that is cheeky :oops: :P 8) .
Orange and white, best colour combo in the world too.

Me like a lot


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:49 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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looks the business well done that man 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:13 pm 
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loving the bike! It looks great and i imagine it rides great too. I have to admit it had me immediately searching for cotic frames and getting a "look" in mind, would like to try out the 1x9 approach.

Still, i have an orange aluminium elite to restore before any such excitement :-)

Enjoy your bike- and please keep it safe and locked up even if you are just nipping into the newsagent... (feel free to let me have a copy of the key though!)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:13 pm 
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Cheers for the tip re Lizard skins;-)


Would have liked silver rims but wasnt an option on the pro 3's :cry:


Anybody noticed the chainstay protector & 'poor mans' pace patches?


Made from reflective honeycomb sticker sheeting as used on Road signs
(swiped from work!)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:24 am 
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Nice touch....very individual :D

I changed over to 9 speed this year on my MTB and won't be going back...definately suits nice steel hardtails like Cotic & Charge.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:47 pm 
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Now that is a tasty and tasteful looking bike!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I WANT no sorry NEED a cotic


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:19 pm 
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very fine bike! great colours! but..I think a more hardcore fork,like a fox float would suit it better instead of that ww RS.


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