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    ɔıʇoƆ / Cotic BFe i.e. Real Steel

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    I've always had a weakness for steel frames. My first XC racing bike frame was made of this wonderful material in the Ritchey’s forge.
    Few years later I ruled the streets on a small but heavy [13" - 3.2kg] steel frame Planet X PitBull.
    However, when my back started to hurt I sought solace in full suspension.
    Now again, I decided to return to the roots and build a bike that will be pleasing to the eye and a torture for my spine.
    Although the bike will serve primarily for commuting to work, I will sometimes make trips in the field,
    where the terrain is too easy for Knolly and too hard for Marin.




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    For the photo shoot I took the bike on the historical bridge in my home town: Tczew, Poland. The bridge was constructed between 1851 and 1857. At the time, with its 837 meters length, it was one of the longest bridges in the world. According to some sources this was the location of the start of World War II when German bombers attacked Polish sapper installations to prevent the bridge from been blown up at 04:34. Eventually the bridges [road and railway] were destroyed by Polish sappers in order to prevent the German Army from accessing the city from the other side of the Vistula River.







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    Frame:- Cotic BFe [size M - 17.5"]
    Fork:- BOS Deville 160mm
    Head Set:- Cane Creek S8
    Stem:- NS Bikes Quark 40mm
    Bar:- NS Bikes X-up 25.4mm
    Bar Ends:- ODI
    Grips:- ODI Rogue
    Brakes:- Shimano XTR BR-M985
    Rotors:- Avid HS1 180mm / 160mm + MOWA Bolts
    Shifters:- Shimano XT SL-M770 Rapidfire
    Seat Post:- BBB Skyscraper 31.6mm / 400mm
    Seat Post QR:- KCNC 34.9
    Saddle:- Pro Thomas Vanderham FR
    Crankset:- FSA Gravity + Chromag 36T
    Bottom Bracket:- Race Face Evolve FR
    Chainguide:- Mozartt WoG mini
    Rear Derailleur:- Shimano Deore XT RD-M772 GS Shadow
    Cassette:- SRAM PG-990 11-34
    Chain:- KMC X9 SL Ti Gold
    Pedals:- Shimano DX PD-M647
    Wheels:- Mavic DeeTraks
    Front Tire:- Schwalbe Table Top 2.25
    Rear Tire:- Schwalbe Table Top 2.25
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    Wow!! Breathtaking. Nice attention to detail. It's a fine commuter for sure!!!!!!
    A lack of time and spare parts for my commuter finds me riding to work on my Dialled Alpine and i am loving it. It's not as clean as yours though. Good work.

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    Yes. VERY nice. Congrats.

    I love my Enduro...but I still miss my TransAM. Something about those hardtails!

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    Very nice! Great style. I'm a recent FS ---> HT convert and loving every minute of it. (Blue Pig)

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    I've just got back from the first longer bike trip this year. I must admit that Cotic felt really great on the track. I forgot how comfortable steel frames are compared to mega-stiff and rigid aluminum ones. Cotic feels like there's about 2 inched of travel in the back, funny experience. Anyways, on the fire roads and single tracks Cotic rides way better that my Knolly, it's faster and more fun. Even on some downhill sections Cotic was up to task. Plus, it's easily convertible to street-bike. I just lower the seat and I can do some tricks. Truly universal bike, love it!
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    wow... that is a nice looking bike I ride a beat up giant iguana for commuting. people are always like you race XC and ride that... but I love my iguana it is an awesome bike. but that has to be one of the prettiest bikes I have seen.

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    Great bike & photos!

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    Nice bike. I got a Soul myself.

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    long cage for 1x9?
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    bikeBoard #4/2012

    I'm surprised. I've just bought April issue of bikeBoard - polish bike magazine and here's what I found.
    My Cotic BFe was voted the bike of 1st quarter of 2012 from all the bicycles submitted at the bikeBoard's website.

    I know it's in Polish but here's the cover of the magazine and the page with my bike on it.



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    I'm wanting to buy a BFe as well and am wondering what size axle does the rear dropouts take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diqkiq View Post
    I'm wanting to buy a BFe as well and am wondering what size axle does the rear dropouts take?
    135x10mm (normal quick release size)

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    Thanks

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    Beautiful build!

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    Beautiful bike.

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    Smile Few photos from -14 ºC [7 ºF] bike-ride-and-fire.










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    Cotic's wraparound logo is the only thing I don't like but, I guess, it is quite recognizable.

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    Nice ride! What derailleur jockey wheels are those?
    "Got everything you need?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Nice ride! What derailleur jockey wheels are those?
    KCNC. I have them in all my derailleurs [including road bike], some of them for many years with no problems.
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    Absolutely gorgeous bike. Love the attention to detail. BOS on a commuter, I like you're style

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    some more winter ride photos...

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    Great Looking Bike..

    Saw ur bike in a PB thread, love what you have going on. Also enjoyed the fire pics!
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkad View Post
    Saw ur bike in a PB thread, love what you have going on. Also enjoyed the fire pics!
    Thx man! This Cotic rides awesome! I can't get enough of it. My full suspension bike is getting jealous since I ride more and more on hardtail.
    Anyways, the bike will get few updates for new a season. Will post some pictures when finished.
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    Wow that's a nice bike!!!!

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    Badass Bfe, I'm still putting mine together. I can't wait to ride this burly mobile!
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