Forum home Mountain biking forum Your mountain bikes

Timmo's got Soul! Finished!? The tart is done,

allthegearnoideaallthegearnoidea Posts: 4,077
edited September 2012 in Your mountain bikes
Finally after the death of the carbon bike ive got my new frame!!!
picked up from the lbs yesterday after getting the owner out of bed (lives next door and always sais is there so knock!)after the rest of the family had gone out, felt bad but So desperately wanted my new frame!!! appols for the pics as they were of the phone, will get some better pics with the decent camera dreckly! :wink:
as it was when i got home,
Cotic Soul, 18" in 'Builders tea' colour,
utf-8BSU1HMDAwOTgtMjAwOTEyMjctMTM1M.jpg
and No thats not the donor bike int he pic too! :wink:

4 hours of tinkering including a run out to the lbs for gear cable (other lbs as felt bad for digging roj out his cosy house!) for the seat tube back section and we have her ready!
utf-8BSU1HMDAxMDAtMjAwOTEyMjctMTc1M.jpg

utf-8BSU1HMDAxMDItMjAwOTEyMjctMTc1M.jpg


hoping to get out for a test ride today, or tomorow depends on the weather really!!! :wink:

spec is
Cotic Soul 18" frame,
RS Sid 03 ish forks,
Cane creek S3 headset,
Kore stem 100mm
fsa K Force bars,
ruffian grips
Hope mini's 180/165
XT shifters with XTR cables, (xt 750 series shifters)
Kore seat post and carbon saddle,
Fsa Carbon Pro cranks,
XT front mech (m750 series)
CB Candy pedals
Xt cassette,
KMC X9L Gold chain,
Deore rear der with KCNC jockeys (old XT mech killed itself!)
Xero Session FR wheels,
Tesco tubes,
Panaracer Cinders 2.25F 2.1R
topeak bottle mount!

weight wise i'd put it low to mid 20's?

looking to get a newer XT or Xtr rear mech for it and thats about it!
Timmo.
After all, I am Cornish!
http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
«13

Posts

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    ace looking, what happened to the carbon frame?
  • the alloy drop out between seat stay and chainstay collapsed!
    Brokenbike.jpg
    Brokenbike3.jpg

    no one local was interested in making one as its a fair bit of work, so have the frame hanging up in the shed! kinda souvaneer!

    been out for a quick test ride today and have to say its a cracking bike! i'd go as far as to say its a better ride than the carbon frame! Love it!!

    on the way down through some really good techy sections
    utf-8BSU1HMDAxMDctMjAwOTEyMjgtMTMwN.jpg

    home in need of a clean!!
    utf-8BSU1HMDAxMTAtMjAwOTEyMjgtMTM0M.jpg


    going to refit the crud catcher later as got a face full of mud without it, and wasnt nice lol! but over all, Love it!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    shame about the old bike but thats a lovely replacement. good to see it looking muddy already
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    Looking cool and groovey. What's exact weight Timmo, do we know?
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    i like cotic. they build nice bikes like yours...
  • Blister, no idea on exact weight, but i'd guess something arounf the 23-24lbish area?? its not heavy thats for sure!! will ask the lbs if they have any scales when down next!

    Rame, gotta admit, the frame had been hangiong on the wall for a while, i'd been admiring it for a long time!! the lad of the lbs owner has one the same built up very nicely (you can when you own the place lol!) and looked the Nuts!
    just so pleased with it!!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    yeah, i am buying a hardtail, my DH bike isnt practical. where in cornwall live. i saw it in your sig that you are cornish.
  • yeah defo cornish! am down on the edge of illogan, not far from 'the track' and a 25 mins ride from poldice/bissoe valley! 8)
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Is it the new orange colourway? hard to tell from the pics...

    Nice bike by the way, always fancied a soul but i've never liked the colours they came in...until the orange one :)

    but... I'd be very very surprised if it's below 25lb though looking at the specs, the soul is one of the lighter steel frames around but the wheels you've got on there aren't the lightest around.

    I'd put my money on between 25 and 26lb
  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    :oops: just read "buliders tea' colour at the top, sorry
  • Haha! In the flesh its actually a nice colour! Do like the orange one but as this is what they had at the lbs and the deal was too good I wasn't going to complain!!
    I'll try and work out the weights of it all if I can find them, intreraged now though haha! Wheels are 2kg for the pair, not the lightest I know, but then nor am I! :wink: the freerides were only 100g heavier than the XC so made sense for me!
    Its only 1/2lb heavier than my old carbon bike but never got that weighed lol! (All the bits were on that frame too! )

    Is quite nice when people ask what colour is it though, yup its the colour of a cup of tea!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • ravey, search the net today for the weights of all the bits (including ther bottle cage!) and managed to find all the bits!
    total weight came out as 11.272kg or 24.8lb.
    so not far of my guess of 23-24ish, but will still see if i can get it weighed at the lbs as often bits are more/less than quoted so would be nice to see!

    i suspect if i was to go mad and spend a fair wad of cash i may be able to squeeze an extra lb/ lb1/2ish of the weight but not a lot more, not that i mind as love it how it is! 8) !
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    :lol:

    Ah quoted weights...When you get it on the scales it will be over 25lb i bet you :wink:

    Its a great bike mate and as you say weight doesn't really matter, its how they ride that counts..

    I'd have my inbred over a featherweight alloy bike anyday

    I love the jockey wheels, I've ordered some for my new road bike :oops: shouldnt say that in here should I....
  • haha! your allowed on the basis your an mtb'er at heart! :wink:
    yeah i would suspect it'll ber a bit more, then when i get on it'll go upo by close to 215lb's so the odd bit extra wont really matter hahahah! as you said, its the way it rides that matters and i love it! something so good about a direct snappy hardtail, my old fs bike would always be a gear lower everywhere as seemed so much got soaked up by the suss, just felt so good to be back on a HT!! proper test on the weekend with the club, good decent ride with all manor of terrain! 8)

    i was lucky that i got the jockeys when they were £15 a pair for non ceramic ones, couldnt justify the ceramic ones then, within a month they almost doubled in price! :shock:
    had to have them though as was on the old carbon bike witht he gold chain!! 8)
    there is an ebay seller that has them for £8 each i think ot is, but under cnc not kcnc!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • love that frame! looks awesome - gonna get any longer travel forks?
  • Yeah the plan is for either some reba uturns or revelation u turns, but funds are low so will be a while!:wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • What does it ride like with the shorter forks? I like the look of them but was concerned my 100mm Rebas wouldn't work too well on it (I wouldn't be able to afford new forks just yet). I saw the What MTB review and that was on 100mm Magura's and they said it was good.
  • on the old Uber flexy sid's its a Cracking ride! Really good, responsive etc. Very good Xc bike in 100mm form, a real joy to ride!
    from what i have heard it works just aswell on longer travel forks, by going to 130's you drop an degree on the head tube angle,
    but is a good bike in 100mm, if your thinking about it then all i can say is do it!!!
    shame you ra good few hundred miles away as otherwise you could borrom mine for the local loop!!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • righty ho! figured best update this now i have some new shiny bits!!!

    firstly, since the last time i did this!
    New saddle! wahooo! timmo actually has a Proper saddle!!! hahahah! anyways, Charge Spoon X wiggle,
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwNzQtMjAxMDAyMDktMTExM.jpg

    was Pleasantly suprised by just how nice it was! and colour suited the frame Spot on!

    utf-8BSU1HMDAwNzYtMjAxMDAyMDktMTMzM.jpg
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwNzctMjAxMDAyMDktMTMzM.jpg


    Now, since then i have changed the stem back to my KCNC Red 80mm as felt a little too stretched when Hanging of the back on the steeper downhills!!!
    but most importantly, have upgraded the Marzocchi's to Manitou Minute Super Absolute IT 140mm's, (set to 130mm)
    newforksandrotor4.jpg
    newforksandrotor3.jpg

    and with the IT used and Right down into Super uphilly climber dude mode! (which i wont be using much lol!
    newforksandrotor6.jpg

    And a nice new hoope 203mm fatboy stopper rotor for them!!!
    newforksandrotor2.jpg

    and now my compression knob matches my Stem and my jockey wheels 8) 8) 8) might even get rthe red crank bolts out again,
    newforksandrotor5.jpg

    and finally Gratuitous Bike in the dining room shot! :wink: Can also see the new tyres too! (hutchinson Toro Allmountain/enduro hardskin) they are Awesome! Such an upgrade over the Cinders and they werent bad!!!!
    newforksandrotor7.jpg

    have also upped the rear to 180mm disc to help with the stopping of fatty riderness! :wink: and have a replacement seatpost from my old slightly besnt one! :D

    hoping to get out for a test ride tomorrow as need to fine tune the pressures and rebound/compressions etc. but Love It!! hahahah! but thats it for now me thinks!!!! apart from maybe some coloured Bolts! :wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,728
    Looks great :) You've put the forks on backwards :wink::lol:
  • JamesBrckmnJamesBrckmn Posts: 1,360
    Great bike.
    mrfmilo- why have you suddenly got only 14 posts? i thought you had about 1500?
  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,728
    Great bike.
    mrfmilo- why have you suddenly got only 14 posts? i thought you had about 1500?

    They got feckin' deleted! See this thread http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12689199
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    i like these, especially in this colour, if it's good enough for Mr mint Sauce...
  • just back from whjat turnid into a Very wet test run! and can honestly say with the new forks bike just feels So alive! constantly wanting more! and 203mm rotors are Awesome! new disc and new padss in and locked the fornt wheel on a section of back lane on the way down to the woods!
    all round Much awesomeness!!! 8) 8) 8)

    Paul, i have to admit, at first i wasnt so keen on the colour but now i wouldnt want anything else! just looks good in that colour!! and everyone has black bikes lol! (not so Much ORANGE though!)
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • ooooh, update time!!
    bike is close to being finished now! :shock: thats how much attention ive been payong this thread!!!
    hasnt come a long way since the last post but! it has been very much enjoyed!! absolutely Love it!! such a good ride!
    so a couple of in use and used pics!!
    themuddyone.jpg
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMDYtMjAxMDA0MDQtMTgzO.jpg

    aftyer a good natter with the guys down the shop i decided to go for double and bash on a 36t middle, and e-thirteen bash,
    40t bash thanks to ebay for less than a tenner! 8) 8) :wink:
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMDMtMjAxMDA1MTQtMTQyM.jpg
    36t gamut race ring with old 32 over the top! :shock:
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMDctMjAxMDA1MTctMTMwM.jpg
    and fitted to bike
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTAtMjAxMDA1MTctMTMwM.jpg
    bash is a littler big, but does th job! will get a 36t at some point!

    after a bit of head scratching for colours and what to do, resulted in a quick purchase and a couple of days later arrived these!
    uber wheel bling!
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMjgtMjAxMDA1MjUtMTgyO.jpg
    an afternoon of tinkering later and all fitted retrued and sorted!!
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzMtMjAxMDA1MjYtMTYyN.jpg
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzQtMjAxMDA1MjYtMTYyO.jpg
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzUtMjAxMDA1MjYtMTYyO.jpg

    chuffedwith the result and truely one off wheels now!!- you saw it here first!!! :wink:

    couple of out and about pics on my local loop,
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMjAtMjAxMDA1MjMtMTExN.jpg
    and a section of the coast path that is legal to ride!
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMjEtMjAxMDA1MjMtMTE1M.jpg

    after lots of watching it and umming and arghing, i decided it needed a new saddle too!(nothing wrong with the spoon mind! just not as pimp!!)
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzctMjAxMDA1MjctMTUxO.jpg
    and some obligatory hope skewers in red to match the fork knobs and decals, stem, crank bolts and jockey wheels!! :roll: :roll: 8)
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzktMjAxMDA1MjctMTUxO.jpg

    and because the price was tooo good to be trueand my mech was 6 years old and had seen better days,
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMDctMjAxMDA2MTctMTcwN.jpg
    so nice to yse, especially with new xtr inners!!
    Some thoroughly pointless but utterly needed coloured bottle cage bolts! :roll: :roll:
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTYtMjAxMDA2MjAtMTc0N.jpg
    and some even less needed but Even more desired/needed! blingy coloured spacers! (i have rearanged them in colour orders now top and bottom !!)
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTktMjAxMDA2MjQtMTIxO.jpg
    :roll: :roll: :roll: :shock: :oops: 8) 8)

    and finally for now! :wink:
    Braided hoses thanks to bikefridge on ebay! very good prices!
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzEtMjAxMDA3MDItMTUzN.jpg
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMzAtMjAxMDA3MDItMTUzN.jpg
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwMjktMjAxMDA3MDItMTUzN.jpg

    pretty much done with it now! only bits left to do will be front mech and both shifters, and maybe finally a new easton seatpost!??!

    i Know its really not to everyones tastes and is very 'disco bike' but, i dont care!! i Love it and have it individual how i like it!! :wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    you've gone disco christmas tree mad
  • I know! Its ace! Hahahaha!due to bad spell or worse spell of current bad health meant time off the bike! And time from the bike meant boredom! Hence Mucho shinyness! :wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • TolkTolk Posts: 840
    Looking good!
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Nice to see it being used as a mountain bike should be :-)
  • a quick update on two new bits!!!!
    decided to give time pedals a crack as my candy's were slowly wearing out, and that i can use the same cleats in both cb's and time! (but not time in cb's or i'd never get out the pedals haha!) and heard good things of the,m so thoguht, why not!! and also finally bit the bullet and got a new front mech! the old Xt one was form 2002!!!
    utf-8BSU1HMDAwNTUtMjAxMDA3MTYtMTAyM.jpg

    got some jagwire switch braided gear cables on order so i can use the outers to match the braided brake cables, - very tarty but it is me! :wink::wink::wink:
    then only the shifters to think about! (well, already got them planned!!) but they wouild finish off the bike completely then! :shock: :shock: could be them or tax the car!!! know what i'd prefer to do!!!! :wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
Sign In or Register to comment.