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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:28 pm 
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I think so.

The standard geometry us based around a 100mm fork.

I really like Cotic bikes. They're so simple but always look smart.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Anyone selling one in a 19" (or 20" at a push) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Have a look on STW. There always seem to be a few knocking about on there.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:02 pm 
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I had a Charge Duster (Prestige version) and got rid of it within a few months, it just didn't feel right to me no matter what I did.

Had an On-One Inbred too and loved it.

Cotic do make nice bikes but you pay a premium for the brand when you consider that they (the early ones at least) were made in the same factory in the Far East as On-One... its amazing the difference a change in decals makes to buyers perception.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:29 am 
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Russell wrote:
I had a Charge Duster (Prestige version) and got rid of it within a few months, it just didn't feel right to me no matter what I did.

Had an On-One Inbred too and loved it.

Cotic do make nice bikes but you pay a premium for the brand when you consider that they (the early ones at least) were made in the same factory in the Far East as On-One... its amazing the difference a change in decals makes to buyers perception.


Aren't the Cotics at least part 853 (main tubes) whereas the On One are a standard steel?

It's no different to a lot of other frames though...my understanding is that most of the mass produced bikes only come out of a handful of factories.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:08 pm 
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1st gen inbreds were 853.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:42 pm 
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I had a Duster in a small and another in a medium, both didn't feel right due to short top tubes.

Another frame worth looking at is a Rocky Mountain Blizzard....iconic and amazingly sharp/dialled handing :)


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Russell wrote:
1st gen inbreds were 853.


I didn't realise that they were. It's a difficult one to justify the increase then.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:05 pm 
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2007 orange clockwork, only 200 were made though but they do pop up on ebay from time to time, the frames go second hand for about £200

xc based frame, designed for 100mm fork.

i have had mine since brand new in 2007 and love it so much i used the geometry for my Demon Frameworks build


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:38 pm 
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What about the Rock Lobster: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-merlin-rock-lobster-tig-team-853-10644

They usually sell the frames at Merlin, but there don't seem to be any at the moment: http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/frame-forks/frames-mtb/merlin-rock-lobster-frames/


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