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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Looks wicked :D

Road block & short cage mech would look even better!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:37 pm 
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oh rite. so it takes me a while to realise that the 1998on has been moved, relegated to below osbmx....
the bike is very stable, more sure footed than the charge. and it must have shorter chainstays than the charge as it wants to wheelie everywhere.:D

pics as promised. found a couple of new colours on the estate, the blue works well:-

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but i like the orange best...

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off for its first angry ride in a mo, lights an all.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:43 pm 
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I love this build, looks really nice. Personally the brown seat isnt working for me but each to their own.

Lovely work 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:19 pm 
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hmm, brown bits are from the charge, and im thinking of going away from them too. mite go back to a black flite and get some new grips.....


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:50 am 
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maybe white for the saddle and grips? that would set everything off lovely i reckon.

great looking machine, the geometry especially, but not sure about the pink, horses for courses thou, innit ;)


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Great apart from the saddle...I got rid of my brown spoon as well as it looked crap!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Zombie thread. :)

After buying the yeti :- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 94&start=0 I had all but stopped riding the Cotic so it was sold to a friend at the end of the summer last. He's no longer much of a cyclist and was just using it to commute to work. I think the only off-roading it saw was the boxing day bike ride that ededwards and winky84 enjoyed too. He hadn't payed for it in full, to be honest he hadn't made much of a dent in the payments. So when he lost his rag the other day after crashing it and breaking a few spokes he declared he didn't want it any more.

To be honest, I kind if regretted selling it as it makes such a good winter bike, the clearances are amazing and the standover is so much better than a 29er.

Cheers!

Spent the afternoon fixing various ills, two spokes in the rear wheel, one in the front. New gear cable after straightening the rear dropout. Could do with a new rear mech but it'll do for now. He has broken the pushloc lever, but I can live without that for a while.

Just ridden the thing the long way home to check the position of the saddle, and I have to say I'm in love again. :)

No pics, but I promise to take some tomorrow. Medium size ride planned for first thing in the morning. :)

Must update my sig......


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Pics as promised.

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Biggest ant hill in the woods, all quiet this time of year. Bike was faultless, feels a bit wierd ring a 26 agin, got used to it pretty quick tho.

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snow!

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i have been riding it all weekend, its so much easier to get around in this weather on the pushbike, and more fun. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:15 pm 
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very cool indeed! did you gte the stickers direct from cotic and what did they charge you? I have a BFe and may get it re-painted in years to come.... just seeing what the options are with stickers 8)


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