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    Cove Bikes Thread

    Since I just bought a used Cove Hummer frame, I figured this board needed a Cove thread.

    Since I don't have a pic of my frame, the photos from their site will have to do.

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    Any other Cove frame owners out there?

    I know Duncan! has a Stiffee...

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    A few Hummer pics found with Google.

    Astogie's from the WW board (link is build sheet):



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    Found the last bike's owner's site with details (scroll to the bottom of the page).
    http://www.mtb-freeride.com/ride/can...m.asp?NewsID=2

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    G-spot 04

    Built up a 04 g -spot with a marz junior t fork, 8" hayes hydro's, rohloff speedhub, 5th element shock. been a great all round trail/freeride machine, waiting to hit Blue mtn this season,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Found a couple of Hummer pics on Pinkbike's site.


    hey thats mine. well not when that picture was taken. but it's now mine. I've changed it a bit, marzocchi MX coil, mavic D521's, V brakes, racks and saddle bags.

    MMMMMMM, Hummer

    sans touring gear. sorry for the large pic's.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernon VernDog
    Built up a 04 g -spot with a marz junior t fork, 8" hayes hydro's, rohloff speedhub, 5th element shock. been a great all round trail/freeride machine, waiting to hit Blue mtn this season,

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    Hey VernDog,

    How do you like the G-spot? I've been thinking about the '04 myself as an all-round bike. Could you post some pics??? I'm having a lot of trouble finding any of the '04s.

    Thanks,

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    g spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby
    Hey VernDog,

    How do you like the G-spot? I've been thinking about the '04 myself as an all-round bike. Could you post some pics??? I'm having a lot of trouble finding any of the '04s.

    Thanks,

    Shibby
    I really like the bike, as a all round trail/dh/fr bike, while not having the full blown travel as a dh bike, I can pedal the bike up or down the trail. Coming from a hardtail xc bike to this, I can just hop on and go, not worrying about "dropping" off something, kinda the go anywhere/do anything bike. I got mine direct from covebike in BC (shipped to Ontario) and built it up from the frame, Haven't weighted the bike yet, but I suspect it weighs around 38~40 lbs. The 5th element shock will require a bit of tuning to your riding style, which is what I'm constantly tinkering with (fun). Will have to get some pics taken and can't wait till Blue mtn opens, also will be heading up to Quebec this season to! Here is a complete spec/build of the bike.
    Frame: 04 G spot
    Shock: 5th element
    Fork: 03 Marz junior T
    Brakes: Hayes 8" hydro
    Drivetrain: Rohloff speedhub disc
    Rims: Mavic 521
    Tires: Maxxis Mobster/high roller
    Bar, Stem, Headset: all Raceface

    Pics to follow
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    Hey VernDog,

    Thanks for the info. I'm in Ontario as well, I actually live near Sport Swap in Toronto, which is one of only 2 cove dealers in eastern canada (the other is in Montreal or QC, I can't remember). I talked to them about getting a frame, but they aren't stocking the G-spot at all, and wanted to charge a pretty hefty price to bring it in from BC. My sister lives in Calgary, I'm going out to visit her soon, so I'm thinking of picking one up while I'm there (going under the assumption that they are carried in more stores there...). Can I ask if this is why you had it shipped directly from BC, or was there another reason?

    Thanks for the info, looking forward to the pics.

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    There seems to be a lot of variation in the rear drop outs. Mine is differenent than yours and the other frames posted in this thread.

    Mine has 3 small cut outs on each side. I'll have to take a pic. I have mine built up mostly as a commuter and occasional trail use.

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    Cousins...

    Bout time guys,

    I not long ago received a Cove, HandjobXC ; The steel cousin of the Hummer, I guess. I love it- It's taken oooohhhh so long to build it up, but It should be rideable when my cranks and BB get here from MTNHigh Cyclery, on Monday (ish). The bike at least looks like a bike at the moment.

    My goal is to make it a lightweight, Trail / XC bike, got it down to 9.75kg's on paper not bad for a steel frame IMO. I also have a website devoted to all my bike projects, this being the first real one. checkout www.projectx-cul.com for more pic's and info.

    Here She is!


    Still abit to go, I haven't really done much on the bike lately- have been to busy waiting for this and that... AND WORK! I am also considering buying a G-Spot, demo/personal bike off adam@southshorebikes.com, the Australian distributer for Cove Bikes. That looks pretty Yummy also, I'll post pics in a sec.

    PS that hummer up the top, with the X-Max's and whatnot looks welll trick.

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    Cove Stiffee

    here's a photo of my Stiffee. Great all around hardtail. Very versatile and light enough for racing if that's your thing.
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    G-Spot...shipped direct from Cove

    Hey, this is a bit late but I also have a G (03) built up similar to Vern Dog, that I got from Cove. The price was right, they build it how you like it, and they pay the shipping. This is a really, really nicely tuned and designed bike. The angles are great, the action is perfect, but it is a heavy beast with a dual crown (mine's 40lb). Here she is @ Bromont.
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    Here's a couple of pictures of my Hummer. I've built it up for reliability rather than lightness so it's got Marathon S coil forks, Hope bulb hubs, Hope mini disc brakes and 2002 XTR.

    The first one is from last weekend during the Dyfi Enduro in Wales.

    The other one is from when it was new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZmtncycle
    here's a photo of my Stiffee. Great all around hardtail. Very versatile and light enough for racing if that's your thing.

    I'm thinking of replacing my Cannondale CAAD4 frame with something a little more stable on the decents. The Cannondale is a size small, with a 71 degree head tube and a 73.5 degree seat tube, it is too small for me. I'm 5'6" and was looking at the 17.5 Cove. The Stiffee looks like it has pretty slack geometry which you would think give me more confidence on the dh's. How compact would the Stiffee be as compared to my C-dale. I'd like a longer wheelbase just not sure how the Cove geometry stacks up against my current bike. I feel like I'm riding over the front tire on my C-dale.

    How would the Stiffee perform for rides that involve 12 mile climbs, then 12 miles of technical single track back down. I would set it up using the parts off my Cannondale in the picture below. Could it be built reasonably light, say 26lbs?

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    Stiffee pics found on the net

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    Review article here:
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    Playmate pic found on the net



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    getting foreplay mx 04 soon !

    here is my ride i had, which i replaced with kona in feb.
    now i just ordered 04 foreplay at lbs ! cant wait to be a cove rider again !
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    A couple of nice Handjobs off Singletrack




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    Good job! new foreplay mx

    just finished building last night. too bad it`s stormy outside. can`t wait to take it for the first ride !
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    Geez, Ernesto, nice second generation Hummer you got there... Me thinks it looks so clean 'cuz my hounds are very detailed oriented. If only the folks here knew the places that bike has been ridden...




    Here's a batch hanging in the old warehouse lair waiting for their new owner...


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    04 Cove Peeler at Whistler Crankworx



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    Cove Handjob "Vulture Style"

    I thought my steel Cove Handjob frame was worthy of becoming a full-time dedicated single speed, so I sent it to Vulture and let the guys work their magic. They were really good to work with and the frame looks great. Sorry for the single speed content.
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    New question here. Handjob

    I've been looking at possibly building up a Handjob.

    I have a few questions if anyone could give me some info....

    I'm planning to build up a hardtail for aggressive/technical XC. Not really freeriding, but a little more abusive than traditional XC.

    I'm a fairly big guy, 200#, 6'1".

    Does the Handjob fit the bill? Or should I be looking at another option.....

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    these are all really nice rides!!!

    I'm looking at building up a 15.5" G-Spot over the next year or so. What do you guys think of them?? I'd be building it up to handle most anything I throw at it, or throw it on for that matter- w/ a triple crown (already have a Slider) or long travel sc (05 Z1FR1) and might put a 24" in the rear w/ a 26" in front. What do you guys think?
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    go for it!

    But get it witha 5th or a Swinger or an '05 Fox, especially if your putting the slider on it. The G will bob like crazy without a "platform shock". I love my '03, even though it's a bit heavy for xc I still pedal it everywhere. I think it would be sick as an everything bike with a single crown 6 or 7 inch fork and some light-ish wheels. Cove's customer service is awesome as well...they stand by their products.

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    I thinking about the Handjob as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by TaoRider
    I've been looking at possibly building up a Handjob.

    I have a few questions if anyone could give me some info....

    I'm planning to build up a hardtail for aggressive/technical XC. Not really freeriding, but a little more abusive than traditional XC.

    I'm a fairly big guy, 200#, 6'1".

    Does the Handjob fit the bill? Or should I be looking at another option.....

    for very similar situation. I'm looking to replace my aluminum HT frame with something a little stronger and has a better geometry for the style of riding I do. Right know the BB height on my Genisis Geo. era frame is way too low. looking at the chart posted above the 12.25" is still and inch lower than my LocoMoto.

    TaoRider, have you tested a handjob yet? what size frame are you thinking of? I ask b/c I'm 6'2" amd am stuck between the 19.5 and 21".
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    Just built this 2 days ago, great ride on the trail compared to my faithful alu hardtail
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    My Hand Job Review...

    See this thread:

    Cove Handjob
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    My new 04' Cove Handjob XC

    After waiting 3 and a half months to get a Santa Cruz Chameleon I canceled my order and found Cove right here by this thread. I had been lookin for steel for some time but most steel frames are built around a 80mm fork and that just would not do as I wanted to keep using my 5" inch travel Manitou Minute and most custom orders were $750 and up.I ordered it it from Jenson USA I can't believe the price for a hand built steel bike right out of Canada.
    I built it up Friday and Saturday we went to do a 32 mile mile ride in Wilson's Creek in Western NC.Its great to be back on a hardtail and the frame took every ounce of abuse I could throw out to it including a few sketchy four foot drops on a trail called Raider's Camp. She climbed like a goat and had just the right steel snap accelerating out of corners.

    Here's the build:
    Manitou Minute 2:00 130 mm fork
    FSA Orbit DL headset
    XT shifters, front and rear derailluer
    Sun Singletrack rims laced to XT disc hubs
    Raceface Atlas AM crankset with X type Bottom Bracket
    Hayes HFX 9 Carbon disc brakes with wavy rotors
    Cane Creek seatpost
    Truvativ team Stem and Bars
    Tioga 2.3 downhill front tire
    IRC Trailbear 2.35 rear tire
    Nokon beaded cables



    and a nice shot of the cables



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    Pink!

    The G-Spot looks sweet there, have they tweaked the graphics on it too?

    Pic from www.singletrackworld.com

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    It's Hummertime

    Went out for a ride with my friends last weekend and it was a bit of a family reunion.








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    Thanks for posting the pics! I don't think I've seen 3 Hummers together before. Even the Cove store usually only has one built up at a time.

    I now have new decals and a rear disk mount to install so it is time for a rebuild now that the winter commuting season is over.

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    We ride together every week, but it's the first time all 3 Hummers have been out at the same time so I couldn't resist grabbing a few pictures.

    The first one is a 20" 2005 model, the second one (mine) a 18" from 2003 and the last one a 16" from 2000.

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    Mine is an older version as it doesn't have a disk tab.

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    Those three Hummers together look great! I have a question...JensonUSA sells Cove but I just e-mailed them and for some reason they don't sell the Hummer.

    So, where can I find a good internetdealer in Canada or USA who sells the Hummer? Does anyone know the price on this frame in US-dollars?

    I live in Sweden and like all american and canadian stuff the price is outrageous. But sometimes I go to Canada and USA so I would really appreciate if you could dirct me to a good dealer with fair priceson this model. Thanks!

    /Patrik

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    Cove will sell direct.

    http://www.covebike.com/

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    Thanks for answering but it seems like the Cove store site doesn't work...Does anyone know the price in us dollars for a Hummerframe?

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    Try this one instead:

    http://www.covebike.com/hummer.htm

    I was talking to the guy who does their site and they haven't finished the "store" portion yet.

    Try emailing them, the addresses are linked on this page:
    http://www.covebike.com/contact.htm

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    Here's mine.

    My 2003 20" Hummer. I initially built it up as an all round trailbike. Then I shredded a kilo or so off it, and then I put it all back with even larger (and heavier) tires :-) Can't seem to decide whether it is an xc-racer, long range epic trail bike or light freerider........ it excels at everything, though.

    Here's the latest pic (sorry 'bout the happy chap cluttering the view, I just cleared a notoriously tricky section for the first time..... note the low seat)
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    here is my 2002 cove handjob i just put together. i got tired of getting rocked around on my road bike when commuting, so this is the answer. some good and not-so-good parts lying around were put on, some were borrowed from my trail bike, and overall it looks kinda funny (eg 150mm stem with axiom dh bars), but it was cheap. and soon putting that vanilla to better use on my other bike and put on a surly instigator fork on this thing.


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    Hustler feedback?

    Anybody here have some time in the saddle of a CoveHustler?

    I'm interested to hear how this frame fares for longer rides (ie >3hrs). Is it a good balance of weight and descending confidence?

    How is the chainline?

    What rear shock are you using and how do you like it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Good job! 2005 Cove Stiffee FR

    This is my New 17.5" Cove Stiffee FR in Matt Black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islander
    Anybody here have some time in the saddle of a CoveHustler?

    I'm interested to hear how this frame fares for longer rides (ie >3hrs). Is it a good balance of weight and descending confidence?

    How is the chainline?

    What rear shock are you using and how do you like it?

    Thanks in advance!


    The frame is well suited for longer rides, especially with a light build. Mine has a RS pike and a heavier wheelset, and weighs in at just over 30lbs. With a fox float 130 and a lighter wheelset it would probably drop down to 26 or 27lbs. Mine is comfortable for longer rides, up and downhill, lighter could only improve it.
    Descending is on par with any other 5" travel bike that I have personally been on.
    I'm using the fox rp3, and I like it. It's light and performs just as well as the coil swinger ofo my previous bike. You dou have to remove the shock to attatch a pump, which is the only downfall that I can see.

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    Hummer pic found on a UK site, bike owned by Bill.

    http://bill7523.fotopic.net/p14685342.html

    More pics, UK bike.

    http://wendysphotos.fotopic.net/c646873.html

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    ... and if we just ... Heres my Cove

    http://martyn-james-nash.fotopic.net/p18341308.html

    Hope you like, it's a superb singletracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    After waiting 3 and a half months to get a Santa Cruz Chameleon I canceled my order and found Cove right here by this thread. I had been lookin for steel for some time but most steel frames are built around a 80mm fork and that just would not do as I wanted to keep using my 5" inch travel Manitou Minute and most custom orders were $750 and up.I ordered it it from Jenson USA I can't believe the price for a hand built steel bike right out of Canada.
    I built it up Friday and Saturday we went to do a 32 mile mile ride in Wilson's Creek in Western NC.Its great to be back on a hardtail and the frame took every ounce of abuse I could throw out to it including a few sketchy four foot drops on a trail called Raider's Camp. She climbed like a goat and had just the right steel snap accelerating out of corners.

    Here's the build:
    Manitou Minute 2:00 130 mm fork
    FSA Orbit DL headset
    XT shifters, front and rear derailluer
    Sun Singletrack rims laced to XT disc hubs
    Raceface Atlas AM crankset with X type Bottom Bracket
    Hayes HFX 9 Carbon disc brakes with wavy rotors
    Cane Creek seatpost
    Truvativ team Stem and Bars
    Tioga 2.3 downhill front tire
    IRC Trailbear 2.35 rear tire
    Nokon beaded cables



    and a nice shot of the cables



    Jeremy
    Holy Crap that looks fantastic!! Can you tell me how the bike handles with the 130mm fork up front? I have that same exact fork and I've recently paired it up with a Surly Instigator, but I also rode a Handjob last night for a little while and the frame was so snappy and responsive it made me wonder if I shouldn't have gone that route.

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    Cove Hustler

    Being that there are no Hustlers on here, other than web pics, I thought I'd share my pride and joy with you!



    I went for a full Race Face Deus finishing kit, Marzocchi All Mountain SL's, XT front/XTR rear mech, Thompson Seatpost and Mavic Crossmax SL tubeless wheelset.

    Basically, just what I wanted!

    Weighs in around the 27lb mark for those watching weight.

    N.B. Some call the colour scheme bland - I call it STEALTH!

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    That's a hot bike!

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    Here are som pics of my Hustler I built a month ago.
    Too early to really give a complete repport on the how it rides, but so far it handles very well going up and downhill. Cruises through the rough parts with ease, i love the RP3.


    Pic taken right after assembly.


    Out on its maden voyage at Rudan, Haninge/Sweden.

    More pics here.

    Here's the build:
    Frame: Cove Hustler XC 2005 Size 15,5" Travel 5,3"
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RP3
    Fork: Marzocchi All Mountain1
    Headset: Hope
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax XL Disc
    Tyres: Schwalbe Skinny Jimmy 26*1,9
    Brakes: Hope Mono M4 (203mm front, 180mm back)
    Crankset: RaceFace Atlas AM, X-type BB
    Shifters: SRAM X.9 Triggers
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0
    Front Derailleur: XGen
    Cassett: SRAM PG990 11-32T
    Chain: SRAM PC99
    Bars: Easton EA50
    Stem: Thomson Elite 90mm 5deg
    Seat: Fi'zi:k Gobi
    Seatpost: RaceFace Atlas
    Pedals: Easton Flatboy / Shimano M540

    Weighs 13,4kg with the M540 pedals, roughly 13,8kg with the Flatties. The only limiting part so far is the bikes motor.

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    Can this thread become a Sticky so it is easier to find?

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    It was a Sticky, but people complained that there were to many Stickied threads, so all of the brand photo threads are now linked from this Sticky thread.

    Canadian Bikes, Photo, Setup & Geometry Database

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    Ahhh thanks Craig - say does anyone have a photo of a Cove bike in their matte green color scheme???

    Trying to get a feel for what it might look like as Jenson USA has 17.5" handjob frames in that color in stock in my size.

    Thanks.

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    are all Cove frames made in Canada?

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    Yes, all except for the Cove Hummer (Ti HT) which is made in the US.

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    pla mate

    Any one know the weight of a large playmate frame or built bike with light free ride components? is a sweet looking frame

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    BOSS: that's three serious bikes! Did you buy three bikes at the same time? They look great.

    Now all we need is some nice pictures of a Cove Stiffe in either pixie blue, choco brown, sassy pink, orange or matte silver. Can anyone help me with this?

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    Cove Stiffee FR in Bare Bone Component

    Here is my first suspension bike... it is a Cove Stiffee FR in bare bone component.. May this is the first rim brake Stiffee on this Forum... Well I am on budget and may I day.. my Stiffeee will have disk brake sysyem on... Thx for viewing..

    Now I needs someone to guide me where to go for a "safe" mountain biking somewhere near south of Vancouver, BC and have a ride with them together..

    Thx for viewing...
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    Like the g-spot very nice looking what size is it and style of riding you use it for? oh and whats the weight cheers

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    I have just picked up a '06 Hummer while in Canada last week. While I have most of the parts that will go into the build, I am wondering what type of fork to use. (note it will need to be a 20mm axle fork to fit the hubs that I have. Appreciate your thoughts on this..
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    I think the Cove XC HT frames are designed for a 100mm fork?

    Fork choice depends on how you are going to set it up: XC race, trail bike, etc.

    If I was building up a new Hummer I'd be looking at something like a Fox Talas. (Mine is the older pre disk frame with an old 02 Marzocchi Z1 Wedge set up for 100mm.)

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    mungo: it is a small frame and set-up for trail/XC bike. Since the picture, I have put on XT drive train, except the crank & BB yet... I have no scale to weight the bike... I think it is in 30 lbs range.... heavy wheel & tire & fork

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    Hi there, I am tinking about buying a 15' 5" handjob frame for my wife.

    could anyone post a pic of the frame in that size?

    thanks.
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    Thanks Boss, I was wondering if it was a 15.5.

    You rock.
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    a 15,5 in pink for your wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSS
    a 15,5 in pink for your wife

    Strangely enough, she doesn't want a pink bike that says "handjob"...


    she might go for the grey or green like you.

    BTW I send you an Email about that.
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    Photo didn't work due to Fotopic not allowing direct linking.

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    2002 Handjob

    I've thrashed this one for more than three years and its still going strong. Its a great frame for the price I paid through JensonUSA.
    Edit: Sorry, I forgot to change the viewing permissions on the pic to public access.
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    Your pic link is broken as the pic requires logging into your webspace with an account name and password.

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    Thanks for the heads up, it should be fixed now.

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    g spot

    hey i am rely interested in buying a second hand (it can be of any year) g-spot frame i will pay great mone. what am i saying i am desperatly looking for a g-spot frame. i will buy the frame how ever you want please e-mail me or pm me. i will definatly buy you name the price (but make it reasonable not like 10,000) please -tom- G-SPOTS ARE THE BEST!!!

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    hey i am rely interested in buying a second hand g-spot frame (any year)i will pay great mone. what am i saying i am desperatly looking for a g-spot frame. i will buy the frame how ever you want please e-mail me or pm me. i will definatly buy you name the price (but make it reasonable not like 10,000) please -tom- G-SPOTS ARE THE BEST!!!

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    sell your old 05 or 04 g-spot for a newer 06 or 07 model

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    Another handjob

    It's an '06


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    bikeny's Hummer, now a 69er rigid SS with S&S couplings.



    More pics and info here:
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    Thanks for adding mine!

    Thanks for adding mine to the thread, I rarely leave the Singlespeed forum, so never would have seen this thread. Definately some nice Coves posted here, and lots of Hummers! Mine was set up pretty normal with a Marathon and gears for a while and was always fun. When my Singlespeed frame cracked, I started experimenting with the Hummer, and this is what happened!

    Does anyone know the year of my frame? I am trying to get some more information on geometry and intended fork travel. I am considering getting a custom fork made to keep the handling as close to original as possible. The frame still has a Canti hanger in the back, so it is from before V-brakes, but that is all I know. I can post the serial number if that would help. I hope everyone is enjoying their Hummers!

    Mark

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    If your frame has a canti brake hanger, that would have been in the days of 3" forks. I think mine is similar vintage, but I don't recall if I have a canti hanger or not. It had V-brakes on it when I got it, but I changed to Magura HS-33s, then Avid cable disks.

    I'd suggest contacting the Deep Cove shop of Cove bikes and ask to talk to someone who knows the old Hummers.

    There is a page up by a guy who was involved in the design process for the Hummer (history page). As yours is an early model, I'd guess the geometry would be close to the chart. (frame dimension page)
    http://www.hillside.ca/bikes/

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    Hey everyone I just got my Cove Stiffee Via UPS today... So far it isn't rideable but I love it already
    11-22-06 Updated pic
    The rundown:
    (most of the parts are off my old bike for now)
    Cove Stiffee
    Manitou Minute 1:00
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    Shimano LX RD
    Race Face XC X-type
    Cane Creek S6
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    Hayes Mechanical Disc Front Brake
    Mavic xm717 rim Shimano XT centerlock hub
    Bontrager Select Rear Wheel
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    more pictures in my sig
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    Here is my Cove Handjob
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    Nice bikes.

    Has anybody done anything with the Sanches frame?

    It seems to be marketed for DJ but it might work for other kinds of play too: low, not short, pretty moderate angles, does not need a huge fork. And the price tag is not too frightening either.

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    Some nice bikes around here

    My own G-Spot build:

    How it started:



    Some changes afterwards:



    Most actual version




    Honestly, the best ride I ever had

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    bottoom bracket sizing for cove handjob

    Anyone know what size of bottom bracket fits the handjob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH0MA5
    sell your old 05 or 04 g-spot for a newer 06 or 07 model
    Any specific reason? Was the geometry changed/ updated? or simply because older bikes are more likely to be clapped out and loose?

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    reviews ?

    Hey all,

    New to this board, first post. I am looking for a heavier duty/all mountain xc bike that will handle a longer fork (100-120mm) and the hummer seems to fit the bill.
    These are the other off the rack ti hardtails I am considering -(see specs below)

    Lightspeed obed 18" Brodie Cruzado 18" Cove hummer 18" / 19"
    HT ANGLE 69.5 70 68
    HT LENGTH 5.5 in 130mm (?)
    ST ANGLE 73 73.5 73
    ST LENGTH 18" 17.99" 18" (?) 19"
    EFF TOP TUBE 23.50 23.03 23" 23.5"
    CS (?) 420 16.7"
    BB HEIGHT (?) (?) 13"
    BB W (?) (?)
    WHEEL BASE (?)
    STAND OVER 31.7"


    http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/new/obed.aspx

    http://www.covebike.com/hummer.html

    http://www.konaworld.com/frames_main.htm

    http://www.brodiebikes.com/2007/2007_bikes/cruzado.php



    My questions are: Does anybody know the standover for the hummer, I want either the
    18" or the 19" (im 5'10, 32 inseam) with say 100 mm fork ?

    Anyone know what geo the New Kona ti bike has

    would love to hear comment/reviews on any of these frames


    thanks

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    here's my cove hummer for what it's worth.
    i love it so much. however, it does tend to find itself in a continuous changing stae of play :



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    Thnaks...

    Very nice bike.
    Looks to be about the perfect build for hardcore play...

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    My Handjob

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    My Shocker


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    And last, My Stiffee

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    Best bike Ive owned. Front Crossmax was in the shop BTW.

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    part of the handjob build.

    the fork is from another specialized.

    want to get a fox.

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    jere are a couple of pics of mine

    2004 cove g spot, as I bult it and rode for 2 seasons of trail riding, now in peices, getting lightened up, the heavy fork, tires, rims and 8 " rotors are gone.

    A single crown fork is now on, lighter xc rims and tires, pedals and brake rotors.


    The other is my 2005 cove hand job, used for xc racing/trail riding, but right now I have 700c rims/cyclocross tires on, set up singlespeed.
    Both are really fun rides
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    last evolutions on my two favorite bikes !




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    Cleaned up this thread by deleting posts with broken photo links.

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    where in ontario do they sell cove? their website was zero help

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnevillese
    where in ontario do they sell cove? their website was zero help
    best bet is to go direct to Cove.


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    I just picked this frame up on ebay; 2001 in amazing condition. I need to put clips on it and a new stem/handlebar.



    here is my hustler. Pike and a Crossmax XL up front and an ST in the back. Needs a new stem on this one too.


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    Is there anybody who have some 19,5 handjob 2007 photos ?

    I am 5'11 I think it the good size for me.
    The previous handjob were designed for a 100mm fork, is it still the case for the 2007 model ? Or should I choose a 130mm fork ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bub
    Is there anybody who have some 19,5 handjob 2007 photos ?

    I am 5'11 I think it the good size for me.
    The previous handjob were designed for a 100mm fork, is it still the case for the 2007 model ? Or should I choose a 130mm fork ?
    Firstly, some top drawer kit on here.
    I'm a big fan of the Canadian bikes - owning a Rocky Mountain, a Kona and a soon to be Handjob

    Bulb - I'm waiting on a '07 17.5 Handjob frame (it might be an 08 frame at the rate things are going - but that's another story). I'm 5'9, so maybe the 19.5 would be better for you. It depends if you prefer a more compact frame or a more open. I take the idea of the smallest you can fit on, then a long seatpost and away you go...

    I'm using a Reba 100mm up front but the 07 frame will now take up to 130mm forks see the link below:
    http://www.silverfish-uk.com/product...hp?r=3m4d0b2s0

    I'll post some pics when I get it all built up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bub
    Is there anybody who have some 19,5 handjob 2007 photos ?

    I am 5'11 I think it the good size for me.
    The previous handjob were designed for a 100mm fork, is it still the case for the 2007 model ? Or should I choose a 130mm fork ?
    Yeah my handjob is a 2007 19.5 inch, it might be a tad large for you as that is what i ride and i am 6ft 4, my cove gspot is a 17.5 inch, but is a tad small so will be replacing it with a 19 inch std.

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