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KeithG said:
Here's my Cove built up with some nice parts.
that is looking so nice now. much better than before. if it rides as good as it looks, you have cured your upgradeitis!
 

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Cure??

jh_on_the_cape said:
that is looking so nice now. much better than before. if it rides as good as it looks, you have cured your upgradeitis!
Hey Jason, how's it going? I wish there was a cure for upgradeitis. What your seeing here is actually a prelude to another upgrade. I sold my Spicer frame :eek: and put all the fancy parts onto the Cove. The proceeds from the Spicer will be funding a Curtlo custom 29'er frame/fork. :) If this 29'er thing works out for me, I'm afraid my Cove will be relegated to the basement just as my geared bikes have before it. :(

Are you going to be around between 9/4 and 9/12? I will be at Bay View campground with my family for the week and will be riding Otis.
 

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Hey Jason, how's it going? I wish there was a cure for upgradeitis. What your seeing here is actually a prelude to another upgrade. I sold my Spicer frame :eek: and put all the fancy parts onto the Cove. The proceeds from the Spicer will be funding a Curtlo custom 29'er frame/fork. :) If this 29'er thing works out for me, I'm afraid my Cove will be relegated to the basement just as my geared bikes have before it. :(

Are you going to be around between 9/4 and 9/12? I will be at Bay View campground with my family for the week and will be riding Otis.
check out the cape cod NEMBAfest on 9/12. www.nemba.org
i am going to a wedding 9/11
but will be around that week before, so let's try to ride at otis.
will the curtlo be ready then? or is that a touchy question?
 

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Couple of questions:
1. What kind of cog are you running?
2. Any particular reason for the driveside QR lever orientation?
 

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dsb1829 said:
Couple of questions:
1. What kind of cog are you running?
2. Any particular reason for the driveside QR lever orientation?
Boone.
So you don't get grease from your fingers on the rotors.
 

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Sweet

jh_on_the_cape said:
check out the cape cod NEMBAfest on 9/12. www.nemba.org
i am going to a wedding 9/11
but will be around that week before, so let's try to ride at otis.
will the curtlo be ready then? or is that a touchy question?
I'll be heading home on 9/12, so the NEMBAfest is out. Too bad.
I will not see the Curtlo until late October/early November. It's all good, I'm in no rush.

I'll touch base with you next week and we can plan a ride(s?).
 

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Nice Ride! I have a question about the kelly fork, since I'm in the market for a rigid fork, and kelly is near the top of the list. How does it ride? I've ridden some forks that have a decidedly "harsh" feel, and I was really hoping the kelly would be a little more forgiving. How do you like the fork, any great likes or dislikes?

thanks
tom
 

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Couple of questions:
1. What kind of cog are you running?
2. Any particular reason for the driveside QR lever orientation?
1) Yes, as Drevil said...it's a Boone Ti cog
2) I put my QR levers on the driveside because I have this crazy vision of them jamming into the rotor. Stupid maybe, but it makes me feel better. :D
 

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Kelly Fork

Tom said:
Nice Ride! I have a question about the kelly fork, since I'm in the market for a rigid fork, and kelly is near the top of the list. How does it ride? I've ridden some forks that have a decidedly "harsh" feel, and I was really hoping the kelly would be a little more forgiving. How do you like the fork, any great likes or dislikes?

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tom
I'm not a real expert on distinguishing the differences from one steel fork to another. I have ridden a stock steel Bianchi fork, a Kona steel triple butted fork, and this Kelly and I can't really say one perfroms head and shoulders above the rest. I did use a Ti fork (XACD) for a while and that thing was more compliant (read really flexy), but scared me quite frankly. I found that a carbon bar, fatter tire and softer grips makes the difference for me riding rigid.
I really like the Kelly for it's looks, zip tie cable guides and ability to take a wide tire. My only complaint is that I struggle to mount the wheel into the forward facing drop outs.

Keith
 

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Dude...will it ever "REALLY" end????

So you sold the spicer!
Man you are as bad as me....you guys should not be making any fun of me on the trails!
The Curtlo sounds sweet, I'll have to take a test ride on that one, definately. I decided against a 29er just due to the fact of having to get a new wheelset.
What made you decide to go with the 29t. Did you ride Marc's for a while? Thoughts?
I am checking with DEAN on delivery on my new frame.......been about 7 weeks now, probably on about 10 more to go.

KMan
out from Florida!

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Here's my Cove built up with some nice parts.
 

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Hunter rigid fork - and/or maybe Morati ti fork -

Tom said:
Nice Ride! I have a question about the kelly fork, since I'm in the market for a rigid fork, and kelly is near the top of the list. How does it ride? I've ridden some forks that have a decidedly "harsh" feel, and I was really hoping the kelly would be a little more forgiving. How do you like the fork, any great likes or dislikes?

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tom
Tom, drop me an e-mail...

I have a Hunter that rides really REALLY well - and also a Morati ti fork.
Drop me an e-mail and I can give you some additional specifics...

Later.

EL_MATADOR
 

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Hunter steel / Morati ti -

Tom said:
Nice Ride! I have a question about the kelly fork, since I'm in the market for a rigid fork, and kelly is near the top of the list. How does it ride? I've ridden some forks that have a decidedly "harsh" feel, and I was really hoping the kelly would be a little more forgiving. How do you like the fork, any great likes or dislikes?

thanks
tom
Tom, drop me an e-mail...

I have a Hunter that rides really REALLY well - and also a Morati ti fork.
Drop me an e-mail and I can give you some additional specifics...

Later.

EL_MATADOR
 
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