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    Senior Member mindbogger's Avatar
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    Kona Cowan (finally have the pictures)

    After 2 a month of owning the bikes, I got my digi cam to work. I couldn't find the right shimano BB for it and i was deperate to ride it so, I put on the 5d's. This is built for some hardcore stuff. The gussets are strong and I think there is a good weight to strength ratio. Planning for single speed as soon as the derilleur explodes.
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    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
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    That thing is cool! I love those Cowan frames, a bit out of my budget though

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    hows it ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    hows it ride
    Rides like a dream. I find its easy to manual on it and has really good balance. the shorter chainstays makes the bike feel good overall.
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    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
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    that doesnt look stock, did you swap parts, or build on the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    that doesnt look stock, did you swap parts, or build on the frame.
    Nope, not stock at all. I built on the frame with the parts i had around.
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    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
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    nice

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    Great looking ride. What kind of bars are you running?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    I'm not sure whether I want to sex it or gap some stairs on it... perhaps both?

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    What does gapping mean?

    And be honest, can you gap stairs?

    (I'm assuming it's jump?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Great looking ride. What kind of bars are you running?
    Titec Ringleader.

    Next upgrade. Probably a bashguard or something. Third chainring is never used.
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    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
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    He shifts manual on front.

    Hey bogger, you got a front caliper eh?

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    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by swifferman
    What does gapping mean?

    And be honest, can you gap stairs?

    (I'm assuming it's jump?)
    some people call jumping a stair set to flat gapping it, but gapping stairs usually refers to jumping over one set and onto a second set and using it as a landing. (if you go fast enough you cant even feel the stairs on a hardtail.) check it out

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    From what I understand, gapping is just jumping or hopping from one object to another, usually clearing somthing, such as stairs, benches, water, or any thing like that. I could be wrong though.

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    Senior Member arboc!'s Avatar
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    yeah, it jumping a GAP.

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    I like what you've done with the bike but get rid of those rims and tires. Go for black rims and big freeride tires.

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    I like that bike...just need to raise the see about 2 ft for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    I like that bike...just need to raise the see about 2 ft for me
    Not for the purposes the bike was made for.

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    He's pretty okay with them from what I know. Obviously they're not top priority since he said he needed a bashguard already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Not for the purposes the bike was made for.
    I know, but I couldn't seriously see me doing anything agressive on a bike
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    Are those Norco grips on it? They look like the grips that came on my bike.

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    sweet looking ride! digging the bright orange color.

    i looked really hard at getting one of those when i was shopping for my last frame, but they were just starting to come out then, and were still hard to find.

    looks great; i'm assuming it rides that way!
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcodirtjumper
    Are those Norco grips on it? They look like the grips that came on my bike.
    HAHAHAH they are. You got good eyes.

    After my bashguard my money will be saved up for a wheelset (521/xts). Then the spending should be put on hold. ....probably not gonna happen
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