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2003 Cove Handjob

Posted by Matt | March 12, 2006 | Leave a comment

Thomas's Cove Handjob
Thomas bought himself a new bike after his Orange UFO committed hari kari in 2003 by chewing up its rear wheel and derailleur leaving him to look for a ‘cheap’ frame to get mobile again.

After a bit of investigation he settled on the Handjob as an ‘interim’ solution while he checked out the full sus market. It has a mixture of salvaged parts from the UFO and some new bits, like the rear wheel and brake.

We’ll publish more details after we’ve reviewed it in depth.

Handjob specification (as at Aug 03)
Component Spec Component Spec
Frame 2003 Cove Handjob Headset Chris King (gold)
Forks Pace RC36 Bars Azonic
Front mech Shimano XTR Stem Stiffy profile
Rear mech Shimano XTR Seatpost Thompson
Shifters Shimano XTR Saddle WTB Rocket titanium
Front brake Hope C2 Pedals Shimano
Rear brake Hope Mini Rims Mavic 221 front; Mavic 317 rear
Chain SRAM Hubs Hope
Cassette Shimano Xt 9 speed Seatpin Hope
Tyres Continental Vertical 2.3

Filed under Bikes in March 2006

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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