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jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
edited February 2014 in Your mountain bikes
Not great pics but just finished so thought id upload a few pics....

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  • @lexD@lexD Posts: 340
    Nice build you have there but a little intrigued why you went for a 9 mm QR SID fork?
    Also reroute your front brake hose to the inside of the fork leg so it won't snag.
  • Very nice. Agree about the forks - strange choice for this frame - why chose those?

    Do like the Cotics. Nice job.

    Paul
    Family, Friends, Fantastic trails - what else is there

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  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    the supplier only had qr and the price was considerably cheaper, wouldn't have been able to afford SID's otherwise. the 9mm through axle really stiffens it up though.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Not just the choice of 9mm QR, but a race fork like the SID are a little out of place on a BFe, Imo if you going for a BFe a 140-150mm fork is best, otherwise you're better off with the lighter Cotic Soul with a shorter fork. Still a very nice bike, I love mine :D Green is by far the best colour!

  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    the fork is a transplant over from my Rockhopper which was over the suggested travel for that head angle at the time anyway, Rockhopper felt a bit limiting in the geometry so wanted a frame that still had upgrade paths available - such as the forks. I've also seen some posts searching around forums that suggest for trails the 120 works well with the Bfe but all came down to just getting another frame to get back riding again and at the time the Soul was more expensive otherwise would have considered it more.

    Plus I've busted a few frames on my commuter bikes so wanted something strong as an ox even if it was a compromise on weight.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    Looks nice, kind of agree about the forks, but sure that will come - shouldn't it have been a green Spoon?
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    The Rookie wrote:
    Looks nice, kind of agree about the forks, but sure that will come - shouldn't it have been a green Spoon?

    another transplant job, had spent enough and the reds wearing off anyways.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    jerryfudd wrote:
    the fork is a transplant over from my Rockhopper which was over the suggested travel for that head angle at the time anyway, Rockhopper felt a bit limiting in the geometry so wanted a frame that still had upgrade paths available - such as the forks. I've also seen some posts searching around forums that suggest for trails the 120 works well with the Bfe but all came down to just getting another frame to get back riding again and at the time the Soul was more expensive otherwise would have considered it more.

    Plus I've busted a few frames on my commuter bikes so wanted something strong as an ox even if it was a compromise on weight.

    Ahh that's fair enough! I'd definitely recommend a longer, thru-axle fork in the future, I run mine with a 150mm Fox 32 and it's awesome :mrgreen: Still very agile but it's really stable as well, but then I do like a slack headangle! :lol:

  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    lawman do you know the seat post clamp size for 2013 Bfe? at work now and wanted to get a non-qr on order.....
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    jerryfudd wrote:
    lawman do you know the seat post clamp size for 2013 Bfe? at work now and wanted to get a non-qr on order.....

    34.9mm, same as on my Classic Bfe :)
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    jerryfudd wrote:
    lawman do you know the seat post clamp size for 2013 Bfe? at work now and wanted to get a non-qr on order.....

    As Arran said its a 34.9mm clamp. I've got a hope bolted one lying round somewhere, brand new in the box, can have it cheaper than anywhere online if you're interested drop me a PM :)

  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    lawman wrote:
    jerryfudd wrote:
    lawman do you know the seat post clamp size for 2013 Bfe? at work now and wanted to get a non-qr on order.....

    As Arran said its a 34.9mm clamp. I've got a hope bolted one lying round somewhere, brand new in the box, can have it cheaper than anywhere online if you're interested drop me a PM :)

    thanks but got a Nukeproof on order now to match the headset.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    jerryfudd wrote:
    lawman wrote:
    jerryfudd wrote:
    lawman do you know the seat post clamp size for 2013 Bfe? at work now and wanted to get a non-qr on order.....

    As Arran said its a 34.9mm clamp. I've got a hope bolted one lying round somewhere, brand new in the box, can have it cheaper than anywhere online if you're interested drop me a PM :)

    thanks but got a Nukeproof on order now to match the headset.

    No worries, the Nukeproof kit is quality stuff, no issues with my headset so far :)

  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    lawman wrote:
    No worries, the Nukeproof kit is quality stuff, no issues with my headset so far :)

    yeah looks pretty robust, looked at the hope also as a fitted option but didn't like that it had to be adapted down to 1 1/8 even if I do have to replace the whole thing for tapered forks.
  • mrleemrlee Posts: 499
    Very nice. That's the trouble when your not blessed with a load of cash. You have to transplant stuff from a doner bike and it all becomes a work in progress

    Welcome to the Cotic family btw
  • damonlockdamonlock Posts: 170
    Looking good buddy I'm just in process of building one at the minute so far I have frame forks headset bar and stem fitted, breaks coming later this week and drivetrain next week, then just need wheel set but will probs just pinch some out my other bike for now can't wait to ride her!!
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    damonlock wrote:
    Looking good buddy I'm just in process of building one at the minute so far I have frame forks headset bar and stem fitted, breaks coming later this week and drivetrain next week, then just need wheel set but will probs just pinch some out my other bike for now can't wait to ride her!!

    likewise, finished on Monday but won't get to take it out even for a test ride till Sunday!
  • damonlockdamonlock Posts: 170
    jerryfudd wrote:
    damonlock wrote:
    Looking good buddy I'm just in process of building one at the minute so far I have frame forks headset bar and stem fitted, breaks coming later this week and drivetrain next week, then just need wheel set but will probs just pinch some out my other bike for now can't wait to ride her!!

    likewise, finished on Monday but won't get to take it out even for a test ride till Sunday!

    That sucks dude hope its dry for you! Fingers crossed!
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    Just a quick one been trying to find a rear mudguard that I like and failing miserably but do think the mudguard should be white so was thinking about either.....

    1) spray it matt white

    2) spray it matt white to colour the ridge round the edge and underside and stick white matt vinyl over the top to get a more durable shop bought looking mudguard

    3) just put matt white vinyl on it and have a black ridge round the edge and black underside

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    opinions? (that don't involve buying a new mudguard or just not having one)
  • damonlockdamonlock Posts: 170
    jerryfudd wrote:
    Just a quick one been trying to find a rear mudguard that I like and failing miserably but do think the mudguard should be white so was thinking about either.....

    1) spray it matt white

    2) spray it matt white to colour the ridge round the edge and underside and stick white matt vinyl over the top to get a more durable shop bought looking mudguard

    3) just put matt white vinyl on it and have a black ridge round the edge and black underside

    raleigh-flinger-clip-on-mudguard.jpg

    opinions? (that don't involve buying a new mudguard or just not having one)

    What about the Crud race guard in white?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/crud-race-guard/rp-prod31304
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    damonlock wrote:

    see posts above - its mainly that i dont really like it and its meant to go on the seat post and with the dropper as low down its not an option.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    I've seen people use these as a rear fender.

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    Mucky Nutz also do a specific rear mudguard.

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    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    arran77 wrote:
    I've seen people use these as a rear fender.

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    Mucky Nutz also do a specific rear mudguard.

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    got the censored on the fork don't want it on the rear also and took the rear seat mount one off in favour of a more conventional guard but didn't like their new style one.
  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Also, specialized the captain tyres( or whatever they're called) seem a bit OUt of place on such an aggressive bike...
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
    Cqc wrote:
    Also, specialized the captain tyres( or whatever they're called) seem a bit OUt of place on such an aggressive bike...

    they came on the original rockhopper and have yet to do me wrong so just got a set of 2.2's over the stock 2.0 awhile back and moved them over.
  • DanDax1990DanDax1990 Posts: 1,201
    I also thought my bike would look better with white mudguards, wrong.

    Stay black, looks loads better.
  • jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343

    thanks, that's what I meant by their new style one in my earlier posts, don't like it either lol

    like I said I've been looking with no joy on one I like which is why I was looking at turning my current one white :)
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