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    Cove STD

    Hi, after a trip to whistler in 2007 i seen a cove std frame in a whistler shop.. since this time i cant forget this beauty!
    today i bought a STD medium Frame!!
    i let you show when it is ready for take off!
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    classy! can't wait to see the final build!
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    Nice! I just picked up a black Std today.

    I'm waiting on an Elka shock to try something new.

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    I was out on a 3,5 hour trail ride with mine today
    The bike is a fantastic climber,you do not believe it before you have tried it
    my STD weigh about 40lbs with a 66rc3
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    this Baby has arrived me! e


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    BoXXer Worldcup 32mm
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    Maxxis
    E-13 SRS 36"
    Truvativ Husevelt
    E-13 35"
    KMC ti silber
    Sram 11-34
    Sram X7
    Sram X7
    Time
    Avid Elixier CR 203
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    Done!! i like it
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    Just ordered one of these beasts. I am wetting myself in anticipation even though I know I'll not be able to ride it until I've bought all the rest of the kit.
    Looking to put some 2009 Totem coils on it, which will be a strange inversion for me since for the last 10 years I've been on the same old hardtail with a dual crown fork.
    One thing is concerning me though, I got a good deal because the shop had a 2008 one in stock and apparently wanted to clear it, but the frame is a small, and for a medium that looks pretty small anyway. I'm having difficulty seeing where they'd shave the extra few inches off it.
    Anyway I guess I'll find out when it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    I got a good deal because the shop had a 2008 one in stock and apparently wanted to clear it, but the frame is a small, and for a medium that looks pretty small anyway. I'm having difficulty seeing where they'd shave the extra few inches off it.
    Anyway I guess I'll find out when it arrives.
    in the front center, (front axle- BB = top tube length)

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    Dirty STD

    after dirty ride the std is the hit!
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    what sort of tyre clearance does this frame have? I'm looking at the maxxis minions in 2.5" but some of the pictures i've seen look like they might be a tight fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    what sort of tyre clearance does this frame have? I'm looking at the maxxis minions in 2.5" but some of the pictures i've seen look like they might be a tight fit.
    this is a cove std medium with maxxis minion F + R 2.5 dualplay casing, no problem with tyre clearance
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    how could i ask for a more perfect response than that. thank you sir.

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    hey, got some new adds. in pipline.. for the STD
    66 09 ata
    roco wc
    DSP ti spring
    Thomson x4 50mm
    picture later next week :-)
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    I have my frame!

    Got most of it built up now, all the parts are in barring the wheels, brakes and some basic stuff like headset spacers. Waiting on the wheel build and the brakes are on back order so it could be a couple of weeks yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    I have my frame!

    Got most of it built up now, all the parts are in barring the wheels, brakes and some basic stuff like headset spacers. Waiting on the wheel build and the brakes are on back order so it could be a couple of weeks yet.

    cant whait to se your std finish build!!
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    have a sneak preview

    I have since fitted the shifter and rear mech, and this was taken before I managed to seat the crown race properly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    have a sneak preview

    I have since fitted the shifter and rear mech, and this was taken before I managed to seat the crown race properly.

    very nice!!!

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    Nice, Diverse ti 400X275 is 272gr RS steel 400x275 is 475gr div -203gr
    Dirty Diva
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    pparalel link protection

    a litle help for clean up the link install. without tension..
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    rock 'n' roll

    DONE
    18.3kg
    build kit se this link
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664
    DONE
    18.3kg
    That's very light
    Mine is 20-21kg
    But mine is way overbuilt for my riding skills
    It's going on a diet for next summer

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    Very nice indeed. I came one step closer to finishing mine off yesterday, the wheels arrived.





    No brakes on it yet, but that's all I'm waiting for so I couldn't resist the urge to bomb about the garden for a while.
    The silly stack of spacers under the stem is there because I originally intended to fit some on top to retain some length on the steerer, but the stem appears so badly designed that you can't actually get a spacer flush with the top of the clamp without heavily modifying it. It took me almost an hour with a file to machine it down to the point that i could get one flush with the underside. I'll have to look around for some much thinner spacers to get it fixed up properly.

    Anyway, besides the blood sweat and tears needed to get it all together it looks and feels magnificent. Brakes will be with me by Friday and I can't wait!

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    hey, nice rig, wich brake you have order?

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    Hope Tech M4. Always been a hope fan, their factory is just a few miles from me, and these things look amazing. They'll complement the Pro II hubs nicely too

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    You are going to love it after your first ride on it

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    I've just stolen your linkage protector idea. Took it for a buzz around the park with no brakes on it (couldn't resist) and collected a surprising amount of mud there. Hopefully it'll help keep it running smooth.
    Also my brakes came today but there was nobody in to accept the parcel, I'm picking them up from the post office tomorrow morning Then I get to spend a whole day in work wishing I was riding it before I can come home and get it finished off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duclicsic
    I've just stolen your linkage protector idea. Took it for a buzz around the park with no brakes on it (couldn't resist) and collected a surprising amount of mud there. Hopefully it'll help keep it running smooth.
    Also my brakes came today but there was nobody in to accept the parcel, I'm picking them up from the post office tomorrow morning Then I get to spend a whole day in work wishing I was riding it before I can come home and get it finished off.

    your welcome!
    i was today with the go pro camara "chest mount" on track

    www.booch.ch/biel-1-7-09_0004.wmv

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    All done!



    Been out on it all evening. Just out locally, all disappointingly flat unfortunately but I still managed to stack it once. Loving it so far.

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    hot ride!! you will love'it more when you go to the nasty trail!!

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    Nice!

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    Nice video

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    Took this out for the first time today. It really rips and pedals pretty good too! Weighing in at 39 lbs.

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    black beauty!!! bad as shock!!
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    Looks nice!

    I got out on mine with some riding mates for the first time the other day. It's been 6 months since I rode at all and I still managed to keep up with a load of guys on hardtails on a fairly long journey. Again there was little to challenge the bike so I'll have to search for something more exciting.


    I'm interested to know how many STD owners are running a 1.5" steerer and how many are stepping down to 1.125". Mainly because I'm running 1.5" and having problems with my stem/spacer combination, might need to look for a replacement stem and wondered if anyone could recommend one.

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    use a headset that reduce from 1.5 to 11/8!
    no conversion kit like e13 or fsa and than with 11/8 headset!!! stems are thomson good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattireridereric


    Took this out for the first time today. It really rips and pedals pretty good too! Weighing in at 39 lbs.
    Hello,
    STD frame looks like very nice indeed.....
    How can you put a chainguide while this frame has no ISCG tabs ??? what the size of the bb shell ? 83 or 73 mm ?? what about the width of the rear hub ?????
    If somebody has an idea of the weight of the frame....and how does it look like in the L size ??
    lots of questions, but hard to find answers,here, in France.
    Thanks a lot..

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Hello,
    STD frame looks like very nice indeed.....
    How can you put a chainguide while this frame has no ISCG tabs ??? what the size of the bb shell ? 83 or 73 mm ?? what about the width of the rear hub ?????
    If somebody has an idea of the weight of the frame....and how does it look like in the L size ??
    lots of questions, but hard to find answers,here, in France.
    Thanks a lot..

    Steve.
    Hey thanks! FYI

    http://www.silverfish-uk.com/products/308-cove_std.php
    hope we can se soon your std!!
    for BUY:
    http://kicker721.pinkbike.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Hello,
    STD frame looks like very nice indeed.....
    How can you put a chainguide while this frame has no ISCG tabs ??? what the size of the bb shell ? 83 or 73 mm ?? what about the width of the rear hub ?????
    If somebody has an idea of the weight of the frame....and how does it look like in the L size ??
    lots of questions, but hard to find answers,here, in France.
    Thanks a lot..

    Steve.
    Yeah the silverfish-uk site has most of this info, but for quick reference:

    It will take a BB mounted chainguide only, or in the case of the e.thirteen that are so popular they come with a BB mounted ISCG adaptor.
    It's an 83mm BB shell.
    Rear hub is a 12mm Maxle bolt through, 150mm wide.

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    waithing for azonic DW 30"
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    Thanks "duclicsic".....only one year warranty, that's a little short i think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Thanks "duclicsic".....only one year warranty, that's a little short i think....

    one year is normal!

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    yesterday i ride Morgins blue track very wet!
    a spot in Porte du soleil



    the std is a HIT!!! so fast

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    rockshox charged

    i like it!
    part list
    http://booch.ch/frame.html
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    next update
    DSP ti 450lbs
    SDG sadle i fly/seatpost
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    waithing for sdg iFly sadle combo and a dsp 450 ti spring

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    Nice Bike.
    All about the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmacheen
    Nice Bike.
    Yes, i agree......
    8664, did you try to climb a little bit with it ? I know it's not a cross country bike, but i'd like to know more about the bike : does this pedal well despite the weight ? Everything you can say me about the std .....
    there 's a new dealer, the first in France, so......

    Thanks,

    Steve, from France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit
    Yes, i agree......
    8664, did you try to climb a little bit with it ? I know it's not a cross country bike, but i'd like to know more about the bike : does this pedal well despite the weight ? Everything you can say me about the std .....
    there 's a new dealer, the first in France, so......

    Thanks,

    Steve, from France.
    i have trim the wigth very down but it is 18.8 kg!! if you make a dual ring and a 11-32/34 kasette 400mm post or shift post there ar no problem for up.

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    hey guys what kind of Cove is All Mountain. I'd prefer not to build it myself as i don't know how

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