Cotic Frames…. are they prepared before being sent?

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  • Premier Icon rickon
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    Hi Chaps,

    Looking at Cotic frames, do they need reaming, chasing and facing before building them up? I’ve had some frames that do and some frames that don’t….

    Cheers

    Ricks

    Premier Icon 18bikes
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    They’re not, we find that a tap/face/ream is usually required (it’s one we do as standard anyhow)

    If it’s a worry for you – maybe order through us 😉

    Si

    Confusingly, I was told they are!

    gearfreak
    Member

    They’re not, order from your LBS and they will probably do it for you.

    mooose
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    I kust built mine straight up – no problems 16 months and a few k miles later on

    vorlich
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    Premier Icon rickon
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    Well, this seems pretty straight forward 😕

    Anyone else?

    Just call/email them!

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    I believe they are prepared when they are sent to customers by Cotic. They are not prepared when sent to dealers.

    prezet
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    I kust built mine straight up – no problems 16 months and a few k miles later on

    This. No problems with mine either.

    ChunkyMTB
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    I believe they are prepared when they are sent to customers by Cotic. They are not prepared when sent to dealers.

    I’ve had two frames sent to me (customer) unprepared. No big deal for me anyway.

    Cotic dont prepare them, the bike shops that sell them do (or at least some do)

    So order from a bike shop (like 18bikes) if you want it prepared (does it even matter though?)

    Premier Icon rickon
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    My concern is that I had a Kinesis frame arrive with dodgy BB threads – didn’t chase them first and ended up with a cross threaded BB that I had to chase, producing a load of swarf… ergh.

    So…. Cotic frames, are they gonna cause the same issue?

    From an email about a year ago just before I bought my Soul:

    “If you buy direct from us the headtube and BB shell are reamed and faced in with the price as is delivery, just let me know when you’re ready to order.”

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    my Soul direct from Cotic, last October, was fully prepared and assembled perfectly.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Given the range of responses above it might be best asking Cotic themselves?

    I_Ache
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    I got mine less than 2 weeks ago direct from Cotic and they phoned to say they were facing and chasing it and sure enough when it arrived they had.

    jruk
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    Built my Soul up fine (bought direct).

    Premier Icon rickon
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    Ordered from 18Bikes now – cheers Si, may have chatted to you on the phone about shims and clamps and other nonsense. Nice chaps 🙂

    mattsccm
    Member

    My X wasn’t. It came through a dealer. The BB was clean etc but all the little threads such as mudguard mounts were not.

    matthew_h
    Member

    Ah Mr Rickon, it was me you chatted to. Should have it all for you on Thursday.

    Good choice

    Premier Icon rickon
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    Sweet.

    Cheers Matt, after having three bikes nicked in 10 months I’ve decided to pack away the only bike left and build up something a little fun 🙂 Looking forward to the build

    Rockape
    Member

    Bought my Frame direct from cotic. Built it up no problems.

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