Cove Hummer Ti

jimo746

Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
Feedback
View
Not long ago I sold my Cove Stiffee FR as I thought I'd like to go back to full-suspension for a change, then as I was looking around I saw this Cove Hummer Titanium frame for sale locally at a bit of a bargain price, it's as if fate had intervened, and just like that I was a Cove owner once again :D

I've built it up as a bit of a niche within a niche bike... Ti 26'er rigid Singlespeed, mainly as I've entered the singlespeed category in the Strathpuffer Race in January (Coronavirus permitting), so I've got a few months to get used to the bike.

I'm impressed with its lightness, 21.5lbs in current build, thanks to the (Shimano) Pro carbon legged forks, Easton Haven bars and stem, and general lack of any Geary bits :LOL: I could probably lose some weight from the wheels & tyres but tbh the 26x2.4 tyres give a nice bit of cushioning to the ride.

Took it for a ride today and instantly liked it, quite similar to the Stiffee, ie FUN!!! , I can see that with a suspension Fork up front it would be a hoot on rougher terrain.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20201025_095251_copy_2080x1560.jpg
    IMG_20201025_095251_copy_2080x1560.jpg
    1.5 MB · Views: 1,071
  • IMG_20201025_095308_copy_2080x1560.jpg
    IMG_20201025_095308_copy_2080x1560.jpg
    1.4 MB · Views: 1,070

mk one

Old School GrandMaster
Retrobike Rider
BoTM Winner
Gold Trader
Kona Fan
Feedback
View
:cool: great riding frames, i did find the bb high though.

Probably have already, but worth checking if you have the long seat tube shim fitted.
 

jimo746

Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
Feedback
View
Re:

Frame came minus everything, but I've fitted a long shim to allow use of a 27.2 post (as my dropper post is that size), I've read about a few issues from using too short a shim, so hopefully the one I have is long enough..
 

jimo746

Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
Feedback
View
dyna-ti":jmg37vev said:
This you a snob now Jim ? Mr ti ;) :LOL:

Indeed, once you've tried Titanium anything else is 2nd rate.... :LOL:

Well, the 'Puffer is cancelled, but I've been getting out & about on the Singlespeed anyway, finding (and occasionally exceeding) the limits of what I can ride on a rigid bike :mrgreen:
 

Attachments

  • 20201128_134009.jpg
    20201128_134009.jpg
    1.7 MB · Views: 339
Top