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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:45 pm 
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COVE Hummer XC Titanium frame - size 18" (ctr BB to top of seat tube)

£490 as pictured, or £560 with a brand new Chris King Red Sotto Voce Nothreadset (inc tracked UK delivery, EU extra)

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Big pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35229453@N00/sets/72157632566974933/show/

Made in the USA by TST from Sandvik titanium, circa 2005/6:

3Al/2.5V titanium tubing
6Al/4V dropouts
Oversized 'hourglass' chainstays and seatstays
'Bullet' design seatstay and chainstay ends
2 x bottle bosses
Welded cable & hose guides (no nasty pop rivets here!)
27.2mm seatpost diameter
31.8mm front mech and seatpost clamp diameter
1 1/8" external headset
BSA Eng 68mm bottom bracket shell
ISO disc brake mount
V-brake mount
Plenty of clearance for big 26" x 2.4" tyres
Will accept a 100-130 mm travel suspension fork or 440mm axle-to-crown rigid fork.

18" / 46 cm ctr BB to top of seat tube
56 cm top tube
Weight approx 1.55 kg as pictured

Very good condition, all welds are excellent. Slight wear to decals. A few minor marks eg from cable rub (which could be polished away) - no cracks or crash damage. It was built up with a Pace RC31 Carbon/Titanium Rigid fork, Crossmax SL wheels and XTR components for a superfast 9 kg bike:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:42 pm 
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I had one of that era........1 of the best bikes i've owned :D could not fault the steering/handling.....ran mine with Fox RLC 125's


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:32 pm 
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greenstiles wrote:
I had one of that era........1 of the best bikes i've owned :D could not fault the steering/handling.....ran mine with Fox RLC 125's


Yup - best description i ever heard of it was 'like a Kona Hei Hei on steroids' :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:00 am 
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nice

GLWS, if only i had the cash. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:39 am 
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now on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321059610220

Ending Wed evening


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:33 am 
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shame would have bought it had I seen it earlier.

suits me just fine.

lets see what happens on e-bay, probably runs hot, internet is super slow down here, lost two frames in last bidding minutes already.

If you like to see what i like to replace look at my posting 'kona AA on rigid fork in readers bike 1998.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:46 am 
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shame would have bought it had I seen it earlier.

suits me just fine.

lets see what happens on e-bay, probably runs hot, internet is super slow down here, lost two frames in last bidding minutes already.

If you like to see what i like to replace look at my posting 'kona AA on rigid fork in readers bike 1998.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:03 am 
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Are you sure of the year on the frame, thought that they got pure disc specific in 2003 :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:18 am 
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Another retrobike member in kings lynn. Who would have thought it.
A great frame by the way


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:30 pm 
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price drop bump


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