Cove MTB's

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Cove MTB's

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:31 pm

anyone ever had a cove?...looking at these as they are cheapish...steel and big.Need a mtb!!!.Got all the bits sitting in a box so only need a frame.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=19050
I think being a 2005 it wont have warranty but being steel it may last a bit longer than normal.

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Postby alchemist » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:29 pm

A friend has a Handjob of around that vintage built up as a SS. Still going strong. Nice price.

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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:47 pm

Yeah looks like a sweet frame...might get one in the next month.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:10 pm

From what I've read, even you might have trouble breakin' a Cove Toolong, have fun tryin' :D

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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:13 pm

That is exactly what I am hoping...but after seeing some of the trails they have around Chamonix I will be needing a tough one :D

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Postby ukalipt » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:40 am

i know a guy who swears by coves. loves em'
he's looking at picking up a second one i believe.

they do seem quiet good so i think it would be
as safe purchase.
i like to pedal

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Postby senator52 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:24 am

Mulger bill wrote:From what I've read, even you might have trouble breakin' a Cove Toolong, have fun tryin' :D

Shaun


Ive heard the older models had cracking problems and for you toolong :? Ive been keenly looking at a Cove Handjob XC myself recently and Im told the newer models do not have this issue. I 'think' 2005 is the 'old' model. If I had a choice, I'd pay the extra $280 for the piece of mind. Atm the Cove is #1 on my list to build up a steel hardtail, but the jump in price is certainly significant.

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:27 pm

senator52 wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:From what I've read, even you might have trouble breakin' a Cove Toolong, have fun tryin' :D

Shaun


Ive heard the older models had cracking problems and for you toolong :? Ive been keenly looking at a Cove Handjob XC myself recently and Im told the newer models do not have this issue. I 'think' 2005 is the 'old' model. If I had a choice, I'd pay the extra $280 for the piece of mind. Atm the Cove is #1 on my list to build up a steel hardtail, but the jump in price is certainly significant.


thanks for that,luckily for me there is a 100 euro reduction on the 21 inch models which I may well get :D

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Postby senator52 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:02 pm

Oh yeah I forgot you're over there. With this dollar I watched the price of those frame go up over $200 in just the last two months :cry:

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:57 pm

$715 AU for a 21 inch frame...will have to save my pennies...

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Postby leximack » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:28 pm

only problem i see is the bike is called "handjob"
i can see it now, your riding down the street, you get calls of, "hey buddy, nice handjob" or "wow, nice bike, i wouldnt mind a handjob also", or if they try and mug you they will say " how buddy, give us a handjob".
Not good IMO :wink: :wink:

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:34 pm

maybee I should ask my wife for a hand job at xmas :lol:

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Postby senator52 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:12 pm

Good maturity guys...

Apparently the stickers come off easily, if I get a Cove the stickers will def be coming off, sometimes they come off too easily, as in, fall off....

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:14 pm

no my stickers will stay on with pride...mature?...moi?...non!.

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