72,567th thread about the Cotic Soul…
You are cheating.
You must post pictures,
Promise to cut down the steerer first thing tomorrow.
Give an endless conclusive rave review about how comfy/springy/lively/zingy it is after your first 10 mile road ride.
Obviously you’ll then receive a mixed bag of complements/suggestions/abuse regarding your build and garden/shed/garage.
The thread may be nearing a close by the time cy chimes in with thanks for all the praise bestowed upon his wonderful frame by all the lovely STW folk after which a tangential discussion about your chain device/benefit to cost ratio of ti bolts/proper fork travel then signals imminent end to thread, never to be read again by anyone but you (once or twice a week for the remainder of bike ownership) or a few other sad folk like me once in a while.
Enjoy your new ride.Posted 5 years agoburko73Subscriber
I can’t feel the love for the new one with the down pipe seat tube and funnel type headtube. I was going to buy one but the new mods just scared me off. Call me shallow basing my opinions on looks but I decided n a genesis latitude instead. I could square the extra cash for the last model soul as it looked right for a steel frame and I’d heard a lot of good feedback. I’m sure he new bits all work etc but it just takes it a step further than I need and the aesthetics are a bit much for a long term classic 853 steelie. Same with the orange p7.
Just my opinion based on not much…
RPosted 5 years ago
Right, now I’m at work, I’ve plenty of time to upload photos and generally do everything but work.
I might start by quantifying my opinion, my previous Charge Duster was built as such:
I loved it. Fast, flickable and fun.
However, I kept hearing all sorts of things about the Soul and it kept burning away at me – I wonder if it were really all that they were cracked up to be.
So I devised a plan. I ended up with this lot:
Ironically, the only difference between the Charge and the Cotic is about half a pound in weight and 20mm on the top tube. It’s identical pretty much everywhere else (dunno about the angles tho).
The On One was heavy, and built like a brick sh1t house – I’m sure it’s a great frame, especially on a budget, but it wasn’t for me.
So, this weekend I built this:
And thrashed it mercilessly around AC/LW to see what happened. What happened (in between dodging the Sunday dawdlers) was that I went blooming quickly. It moves around very nicely, it’s very zingy, lots of feel coming from the rear which meant that I knew when it was about to break away and all in all, just a bloomin lovely ride.
I’m toying with trying a 50mm or 60mm stem as opposed to the 70mm that is on there at the mo, but it’s everything they all say it is.Posted 5 years ago
– I couldn’t find the bar end plug for that side, it had succumbed to the Gods of Fridgesuck.Posted 5 years ago
– The forks are F120’s, and perfect for it – new SKF seals and default fluid levels, and feeling lovely
– I was going to swap the uppers as well but the white uppers I have are OEM ones I think which are slightly different, so I had to go for grey upper, white lower, which I quite like 🙂
– Yes. Yes. and Yes. Do it, but only if you can it efficiently as it can get expensive quickly if your wheel can’t be converted and you can find the right fork lowers.pop larkinMember
I am perplexed at the plethora of threads that insist on mentioning the soul in the title..
Eg what toothpaste for a Cotic soul owner or what pile cream for a Cotic soul owner
Why do you need to mention that you have a soul?
By the way I had one and it was ok but I actually preferred my voodoo wanga
By the way it’s arm and hammer and preparation h 😀Posted 5 years ago
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