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    Looking good... which Marz forks are those?

    Andy, any idea of the weight?

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    About 10.8kgs. Wont me able to make it much lighter. Already run the lightest tube and tyre combo I dare and still jump and smash stuff on it.

    Will probably get a set of race wheels for 24hr etc races and I need a lighter stem to get it down under 10.5, just hard to find a good one in 80mm which seems to be my sweetspot.

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    Marathon SL

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    This is was version 1.

    Version two, but not finished yet.
    Swapped out the Marathon for a Revelation Air U-Turn.
    The cranks when from Evolve DH to Atlas (Not in picture)
    The rear der went from an X.7 to X.0 (not in picture)
    I'm also going to swap out the tires and maybe wheels.
    All the parts for this are take offs from my other bikes so it's taking a while to get it done.
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    Just finished my Handjob

    Lets just hope I dont regret getting rid of my enduro SL (not yet sold!) Although, these handjobs seem really fast and responsive!

    SPEC

    19.5" Orange Frame
    Magura Menja 130mm
    Avid Juicy 5
    Hone Cranks & Front Mech
    SRAM X.9 shifters & Rear Deraillieur
    DMR V8 pedals
    Rodi Freeride wheels (not great but already had them)
    Specialized resolution pro front tyre, enduro pro rear tyre
    Raceface atlas seat post, Raceface evolve stem & bar.
    Raceface lock on grips.








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    Is there any good way to keep the stickers looking decent? rattle can clear coat or something? thanks

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    It is pretty cheap just to buy replacements, and change them each year.

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    Here is my, with new wheels.
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    Great thread - stumbled on it by chance!

    Hi, very nice bikes everyone... I've just built up my new Cove. Been riding today for the first time since Sept last year (injury )... Anyhows, loving the new ride - makes a change from full-suspension.

    Before and after shots... Loving this balmy warm, sunny, spring in England!

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    Looks great!

    I'm a bit puzzled though, it's freezing up North!
    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlosPirahna
    Looks great!

    I'm a bit puzzled though, it's freezing up North!
    ;-)

    Cheers

    That's global warming for ya!

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    my new baby :


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    Quote Originally Posted by spartaco
    my new baby :


    Looks good, what size frame is that?
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    this is 17,5.
    I'm 1,80 cm and with 90mm stem is the right size for me.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by spartaco
    my new baby :

    I'm thinking to change the 5.1 rims with a pair of dt swiss XR 4.2d
    But my weight is 83kg, and maybe the 4.2 are too light.
    What do you think about?
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    Forks travel

    Hi there all handjobbers!!
    I've just purchased an old 2002 model Handjob and would like to have your say in my case here. I know that it's designed to be used up tp 100mm forks for 2002 model due to some frame geometry.
    What would be the negative effect by putting a long travel forks, i.e Fox 36 Van RC which is at 160mm?
    I have just switched from freeriding to XC(fractured my T12 vertebrae and still in body brace as I'm typing now) and it seems that I just can't get away from my freeriding style and I think the Handjob would suit me well being steel and all. No, I'm not going to do crazy drops on this frame, maybe 3 feet the most.
    If the Fox 36 would raise any serious issue, I think I would have to source for a new forks.
    At the moment I'm transferring all my components from my Turner to the Handjob and probably gonna ditch some of the components due to weight issue.
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    err...yeah..errr..uhmm..dunno..

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    Quote Originally Posted by otannato
    What would be the negative effect by putting a long travel forks, i.e Fox 36 Van RC which is at 160mm?
    Naz
    36 Van will be way too much. You wont be able to do any uphills. I'm using mine with rs reba set to 115mm and I think that is max travel you can have on older handjobs.

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    Hey Homp,
    yup! The front end is waaayyyyy up there. It's tall!! And when I picked the bike I could feel the heavier end is at the front. Did a quick run, painfully, and I felt nervous coz of jacked up front end. The BB is at 14", wow! Even higher than my RFX. Ditched(literally) the Fox and my Pike U-turn is on the way, probably gonna run it at 120mm or lesser and see how it goes. Will post the pic once completed the assembly, I'm still waiting for my 719 rims to turn up.
    Here's with Fox 36, this is 15.5" frame
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    Here's an 08 for ya

    2008 17.5" frame
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    2002 Handjob - updated

    White Handjob....
    Still waiting for my hub to arrive coz Fox Talas white is next....
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    Quote Originally Posted by markw1970
    Hi, very nice bikes everyone... I've just built up my new Cove. Been riding today for the first time since Sept last year (injury )... Anyhows, loving the new ride - makes a change from full-suspension.

    Before and after shots... Loving this balmy warm, sunny, spring in England!

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    you have yours set up pretty similar to how i have mine.

    very nice.

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    hi!

    Great bikes! Been ridding FS for a while, and although I have a KULA, I would like to keep it to "retro ridding" so that it keeps in one peace (it`s from 94!).

    well after looking at some hardtail cromo frames, I came across the Handjob!

    Problem is that i don`t have any specs with 130 mm fork!
    I have almost every part to build one:
    raceface cranks, XT&LX drivetrain, several tires and a AM1 2005 (130/150 and with ETA).

    I would like to know:

    Frame weight, BB height with 130mm fork, and if possible head and seat tube angle.

    Thanks!!

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    Check out Silverfish UK importers of Cove

    Quote Originally Posted by Tkul
    hi!

    Great bikes! Been ridding FS for a while, and although I have a KULA, I would like to keep it to "retro ridding" so that it keeps in one peace (it`s from 94!).

    well after looking at some hardtail cromo frames, I came across the Handjob!

    Problem is that i don`t have any specs with 130 mm fork!
    I have almost every part to build one:
    raceface cranks, XT&LX drivetrain, several tires and a AM1 2005 (130/150 and with ETA).

    I would like to know:

    Frame weight, BB height with 130mm fork, and if possible head and seat tube angle.

    Thanks!!

    Hi Tkul,

    Check out Silverfish's website... There's a link which takes you to more up-to-date specs for the Handjob at. It's on the Cove Handjob page under "Specification" in the table: Geometry/

    http://www.silverfish-uk.com/cms-fil...b14f5917b2.pdf

    (If you follow the 'manuals' link it takes you to some old specs for the 100mm fork - not particularly useful!)

    I'm running with a 19.5" frame, 130mm Marzocchi forks. I'm around 6 foot with a 32inch inside leg and fits just fine.

    Hope that helps

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    best bike ever:)

    My six weeks old beauty
    Greetings from Poland!
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    Nice ride man. Do you have any pictures of your local trails? I was thinking of visiting Poland next year MTB touring.

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    The 08 lettering is hideous! Is it still stickers or did they actually paint them on for once?
    What the hell is an aluminum falcon?

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    Yes, the lettering is very nice, but it is still not painted:/

    KarlosPiranha:
    I live in Cracow - lots of beautiful places to ride here (not mountains but hills and rocks) - I have no pictures unfortunately. Instead here are 4 photos from last mountain trip (around 70 km south from Cracow). Actually almost whole southern Poland from east to west border is v. good place for mountain bikers. You can also cross the border to ride in Czech Republic and Slovakia - many amazing trails
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    Thanks for sharing, those trails look fantastic to me. Also it appears that you have a summer, which i sadly lacking here in the UK!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Here is mine !
    Single speed, rigid fork, wide bars...





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    here's mine



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    Nice bikes people. Tell me, how are those Maxxis Ardent tyres?
    I have Ignitors at the minute and they're pretty crap tp be honest, very draggy and uninspiring.

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    still getting to know the ardents.. dont have much to compare them to so far..

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    Hello!
    I'm 190cm(~6'4") and have question about handjob frame size? I was thinking about 21", but would like to hear some advice from you. Could it be too big for me? Thanks!

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    Cove Handjob 2008 Red 19.5"

    Just finished the build up of my new 19.5" 2008 Cove Handjob frame which I bought to replace my bent GT Avalanche.

    Pretty much a straight swap over of the parts that I had slowly accumulated on the old frame, except for a new head set. Handjob stickers had to go as I thought they messed up the lines of the bike, honest! I'm very happy about the way it all came together, including the colours

    Basic specs are:

    Rockshox Reba Race 100mm
    Shimano LX drivetrain & shifters
    XT hubs & Rigida Taurus rims
    Formula Oro K18 brakes
    Thomson 330mm seatpost
    FSA XLII Cartridge Headset
    Ritchey Comp 110mm stem
    Azonic Double Wall risers
    Rider is 6'2" & 88kg.




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    Anyone know what the widest tire/rim combo you could fit on a HJ?
    I'm looking to turn mine into a snow bike.
    Egg

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    Lots of beautiful Cove's here, I'm looking into getting a new Handjob myself. I'm 6' 230lbs, are there any clydes out there riding this bike?
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    Im around 220 lbs.. and so far so god on the HJ... About the tire width.. I have ardents on now.. they are 2.25. And there is a lot of clearence.. so im pretty sure lets say.. Schwalbe MM in 2.4 would fit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    Lots of beautiful Cove's here, I'm looking into getting a new Handjob myself. I'm 6' 230lbs, are there any clydes out there riding this bike?
    I have a 07 Handjob and I'm 6'2" 220 and ride a Large. Is there a concern or question you have? Mine is holding up well but I use it for XC and XC racing, It has a great feel to it for my weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radam77
    I have a 07 Handjob and I'm 6'2" 220 and ride a Large. Is there a concern or question you have? Mine is holding up well but I use it for XC and XC racing, It has a great feel to it for my weight.
    No concerns with stength, just want some clyde input..... I'm wondering just how much the frame will flex under hard pedaling, I am a clyde and a masher so it needs to be stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    No concerns with stength, just want some clyde input..... I'm wondering just how much the frame will flex under hard pedaling, I am a clyde and a masher so it needs to be stiff.
    The flex feels perfect, not too much not to little. I'm more of a spinner but I climb out of the saddle alot and it just rockets up. I think alot of lighter people use these as all mountian bikes but at my weihgt I only do small trail jumps and drops, nothing over a couple of feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radam77
    The flex feels perfect, not too much not to little. I'm more of a spinner but I climb out of the saddle alot and it just rockets up. I think alot of lighter people use these as all mountian bikes but at my weihgt I only do small trail jumps and drops, nothing over a couple of feet.
    Exactly what I was looking to find out.... Thanks!
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    Is a large a 19.5"?
    I'm 6'5"...with a long leg (proper inside leg measurement (as opposed to trouser measurement) of around 37"any other tall lads out there using Handjobs? I'm guessing its a 21" frame for me but amen't 100% sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlosPirahna
    Nice bikes people. Tell me, how are those Maxxis Ardent tyres?
    I have Ignitors at the minute and they're pretty crap tp be honest, very draggy and uninspiring.
    I'm using Ardent 2.25 about two months and very impressed.

    It has 650g weight and about 55mm tread width.
    > Ignitor 2.35(700g) and Nevegal 2.1(600g) are also equal tread width / each raced on XM321disc.
    Ardent is placed between Ignitor and Nevegal to be concerned with Rolling Resistance and Traction.
    So Ardent is very versatile tire, I think.

    However, it has a little weak in gravel with hardpack terrain and off camber situation.
    In these case, Ardent is loose more than Nevegal and Ignitor in these case.

    Of course, Handjob frame has lots of tire clearance for Ardent 2.25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albanach
    Is a large a 19.5"?
    I'm 6'5"...with a long leg (proper inside leg measurement (as opposed to trouser measurement) of around 37"any other tall lads out there using Handjobs? I'm guessing its a 21" frame for me but amen't 100% sure?
    I'm 6'2" and the 19.5" large is a tad to short but I have a 100mm stem and layback seat post so it feels good. If i where you I would ge the xl 21" frame for sure.

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    I bought my white 2008 19.5" white frame this week and I am loving the look, even better than I thought it would be. One question for you guys, have any of you sprayed any anti-rust product like Boeshield or similar into your frame and if so have you any tips etc?
    Thanks
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    I sprayed som anti-rust stuff into my frame. Not sure it thats a must tho.. I reckon will swap bike before the rust takes it away.. On the other hand.. the sidewalls on this frame is soo thin.. so it wont take long for the rust to go through it if it gets a chance to settle in..

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    Hi, has someone an idea on what's the font used in the old cove logo? this one:

    Or mayube someone has a bigger pic with that old syile logo? I want to print it on my hoodie, 'cause I cannot find Cove merchandise in Italy.

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    I think it is based on Serpentine font.

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    I just picked up this on ebay for $500 US - pretty good deal.



    Pretty excited to pick it up. Will probably swap my Vanilla 125 onto it. I used to own a 2002 Handjob which I had to run the fork at 100mm as 125mm was too much; the one above can handle a 5" fork I think.

    I was going to hold out for a hummer, but handjobs ride great.

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