The saga of my Cove Hummer problems are finally over (if you've not read the threads and you feel like wasting 10 mins of your life you'll never regain then read here about it, but don't expect to be entertained, it may explain my excitement regarding getting the build to this point though.
I now have a fully built Cove Hummer and can lay to rest the previous 7weeks of hell, the gnashing of teeth, the hair pulling, the strops and huffs a 2yr old would be proud of and may i proudly show off in true stw fashion my new build. Comments about the workshop are welcome and i'll pass them on to Mark, the shop owner who may take them on board...or more than likely tell you to bugger-off and get a life, perhaps he'll ask you to come in after 5pm and offer to clean up for us.
From a rigid singlespeed to this........
In 140mm travel mode
In 110mm travel mode
Naturally every steel or alloy bolt has been replaced for Titanium and why not indeed!
Yep...not ashamed to say i even aligned the goodridge gear cable logo's on every bit of housing.
Pauls chain device - nice bit of kit and showing the only sticker on the entire bike, my new place of work but i had bought everything online before i started work in the shop otherwise i could've saved a fortune.....Doh! - personally i dislike stickers on bikes along with flashy graphics.
Middleburn shiney works of art, as fitted to every bike i've owned since 1994.
I ran out of Titanium bolts for the thomson face plate but they're ordered.
I've only ridden it round the car park and up and down the street but it's fast...very fast to accelerate and just as quick to stop with the formula brakes. Weighs well under 23lbs in it's current build which i'm very happy with as no component was choosen for it's lightness but rather for it's strength, robustness. Going to buy a pimpy rigid carbon fork for the front and i'll prob run that over winter as i imagine i'd be servicing the Fox Talas every week otherwise, the grit n' shale n' mud we have up here in Galloway and on the 7 stanes trails can eat a forks stantions in a matter of days during the winter as the trails are surfaced with either granite or whinestone dust on the trail surfaces which can turn to a grinding paste when wet, with a pimpy carbon fork on the front it'll be well under 20lbs which will help on the hills as i've not rode a bike in anger for near enough 5yrs, i've rode my Salsa Juan Solo very occasionally but that was more of a gentle whimpering pootle rather than a balls-out hang-on and pray type of riding style.
Can't wait to get out on it at the weekend.....Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!