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    COVE Hummer SS (photos)

    ...basically, I'm bored. still more than a foot of snow - and the ground will be heavily saturated long after the snow has melted. ugh.
    anyway, I've been tinkering the whole weekend - in my basement dungeon hide-away. received a new set of SLX cranks for my COVE on Friday...so that pretty much set the wheels in motion...

    ...so here 'tis:
    - COVE Hummer titanium frame
    - Marzocchi Marathon SL 100mm fork
    - Cane Creek 110 headset
    - HOPE XC stem
    - Race Face Air Alloy riser bar w/ Lizard Skins Charger grips
    - Shimano XTR brake levers
    - Avid Black Ops Ultimate V-brakes
    - Syncros seatpost
    - WTB SST.98 saddle w/ ti rails
    - Shimano SLX Hollowtech II cranks w/ Blackspire Mono Veloce 33T chainring
    - Crank Bros Eggbeater SL pedals
    - White Industries ENO eccentric rear hub laced to Sun CR18 rim w/ ENO 19T freewheel
    - White Industries ENO front hub laced to Salsa Delgado rim w/ X-Lite skewer

    ...just a few minor changes to make before spring:
    1) tires - leaning toward swapping that front Nevegal back to Conti Vertical ProTection w/ Stan's NoTubes gloop.
    2) new chain - probably KMC this time around.

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    That is one sweet build. Just about perfect I would say. Not too bling and not to cheap. The slx crank set is a winner for ss. Cheapish and tough. I love your bike.

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    Matador,

    Great build, clean, simple, with just bling. Just need some decent weather for a test ride! Very cool!
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    clean bike (in a stylistic context of course). Can't go wrong with gunmetal and red...

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    and by gunmetal I mean titanium..... doh

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    nice hub!

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    Nice clean build with the ENO hub. I had a Hummer a while back, that was my first SS experience, and It was a great bike. I have since moved on to 29" wheels, but I miss my Hummer!

    Enjoy!
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    thanks, Ernesto! Took your advice on the ENO eccentric hubs...

    ...and now I own a total of 3.
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    hey Mark! My Hummer WAS yours...many moons ago!

    Hey there, Mark!
    ...I actually got my COVE Hummer - from you...several years ago.
    I seem to recall that you sold it because the downtube could not be retrofitted to S&S coupling sytem.
    How is that Black Sheep 29'er? I met James Bleakley at NAHBS in Indy last year. Very stand-up guy - and his work is just plain sick!
    EL_MATADOR

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    Hey EL_MATADOR, I thought that screen name sounded familiar! Did you change the headbadge on the frame, looks different to me?

    And yes, the reason for selling it was it could be retrofitted with S&S couplers (at least not by Bilinky). The other Hummer I bought was retrofitted and took quite a few trips with me, mostly to California, and I never had to pay a cent in baggage fees.

    I am really enjoying the Black Sheep. I never met James in person, but he was great to work with. And yes, he makes some really nice stuff!

    Here are couple pic's from my archive:
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    Yeup, custom pewter headbadge...

    ...from some chap in the UK. I can't remember his name and I've lost his contact info, but his work is rock-solid and on par w/ Jen Green. (Jen does killer work, too!)
    EL_MATADOR

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    Ceramic Rims

    Since you have rim brakes in wet weather, you may like running ceramic rims.

    In wet weather they work better and in dry weather the braking power does not beging to fade on LONG down hills.....

    just a thought -
    I will be getting rid of my Philwoods laced to ceramic mavic 517 ( 9 out of 10)

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    Headbadge contact?

    Quote Originally Posted by EL_MATADOR
    ...from some chap in the UK. I can't remember his name and I've lost his contact info, but his work is rock-solid and on par w/ Jen Green. (Jen does killer work, too!)
    Possibly Sheldon and Mandi? I know they have done head badges for people in the past. Mandi works in jewellery design and they are both mad about bikes

    PM me if you want the contact info or try via http://www.sheldonattwood.com/

    Alex
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