CUSTOM SLOPESTYLE BIKE! (Built Step By Step!)

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CUSTOM SLOPESTYLE BIKE! (Built Step By Step!)
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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 at 22:56 Quote
Hey guys, so I set out to build my own custom bike for slopestyle, jump, and park riding all in one. Having built and customized a countless number of bikes, I decided it was time to go further than just change the parts. On this frame I decided to customize the geometry, remove all unnecessary cable ties, run a different length shock to drop the bb hight, and more.

I chose to go with a 2007 Cove G Spot frame. I feel like this frame was ahead of its time and never really caught on to slopestyle and dj'ers alike. With a concentric pivot you can eaisly run a single speed setup without the need for a Tensioner and still run up to 6" of travel if desired. To my memory, no other frame with 6" of travel or above has a bb pivot.

In this thread I will document this process as it takes place. I am on my Christmas break and have been brainstorming alot of this through the last couple months. I am currently studying Architecture and have alot of background knowledge in the area. So hopefully in the end we will end up with a custom bike never before seen.

Let me know what you think guys and I will try to do updates daily and hopefully have this thing done in a couple weeks!

Posted: Dec 16, 2011 at 23:34 Quote
Ok! so this is the frame I am starting off with!
Doesnt look like too much, but hopefully in the end it will become something extraordinary.

So today I managed to see how the bike manages full bottom out:
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267
There is alot of tire clearance which is great news as I am going to be moving the wheel much further into the chainstay to try to achieve a 15.9" chainstay length and a wheelbase of under 41"!

From here, I decided to sandblast and remove ugly and unnecessary cable routes as I will only be running a rear brake down the frame.
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267
As you can see, these mounts are extremely ugly and unnecessary for me, so I used a hacksaw, vice grips and a file to get rid of them. they pop off pretty easy.

The sand blasting process went well and provided a nice rough base to apply paint
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

From here, i finished filing down all rough edges from the cable routes:
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

Andrij Chubaty, the creator of the new movie "Gotta Get Out!" (https://www.pinkbike.com/video/229744/) is along side to document this whole process.
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

As I cannot size the rear dropout length yet due to my tires not arriving, I decided to prep it for paint:
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

The painting process has Begun!:
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267


There are tons more geometry and frame changes to go so stay tuned!

Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 11:16 Quote
subscribed just to see how this turns out.

Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 13:22 Quote
man thats gonna be so sick once its finished!

Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 14:45 Quote
that paint looks kinda tacky...

Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 15:15 Quote
rigodon777 wrote:
that paint looks kinda tacky...
thats primerFacepalm

Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 15:16 Quote
rigodon777 wrote:
that paint looks kinda tacky...

its obviously not done.. Facepalm

Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 15:40 Quote
rm14 wrote:
rigodon777 wrote:
that paint looks kinda tacky...
thats primerFacepalm

Always thought primer was grey.. not red!

Posted: Dec 18, 2011 at 4:04 Quote
you use two different colours

Posted: Dec 18, 2011 at 4:20 Quote
you should pull it apart more, otherwise paint will get into the bearings and parts will be missed during the painting process. and cover the inside of the headtube to save work when your done. and take off the mech hanger and all bolts, things like that come out crap when you paint them. 2 cents

Posted: Dec 19, 2011 at 15:35 Quote
Ok, so Ive moved onto some simple new geometry changes. Ive decided to run a single static dropout so the wheel will not be able to move within the frame, Should be strong and work well. I am good at finding magic ratios for chain lengths so it should all work.

Anyways, this is how it went down:

I first figured where the wheel could fit to have the shortest chainstay length, Unfortuneatly it only manages about 16.25"
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

Then Drilled the holes!
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

From here, the rest hanging off is completely unnecessary so I cleaned it all up and made some nice smooth rounded edges to my new dropouts.
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

Then I decided to remove alot of extra seattube I wont be needing
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

To give you an Idea of How much was acually removed:
Custom Cove G Spot See the Entire Custom Process here http www.pinkbike.com forum listcomments threadid 127267

In case you guys were wondering I had to change of heart on the color so I am working on a new color as I write this.

Oh and "Mitch4Freeride" I think you will see whay i didnt mind leaving the hanger on before Razz But the bolts were totally my fault and I have since cleaned them up Smile


Stay Tuned!

Posted: Dec 19, 2011 at 15:39 Quote
Oh dear, I subscribed earlier but nope! Unsubscribed now!!!!!!!!

Posted: Dec 19, 2011 at 15:55 Quote
Rigaud wrote:
Oh dear, I subscribed earlier but nope! Unsubscribed now!!!!!!!!
wow thats meenBlank Stare i think this bike will be sick.

Posted: Dec 19, 2011 at 16:00 Quote
How will the rear brake caliper line up after this change? i'd imagine it would be pretty far out of line

Posted: Dec 19, 2011 at 16:04 Quote
dont think he though of that by the looks of things? unless he runs an undersized mount and perfects it with washers maby?

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