A funny thing happened today as I was stripping and cleaning the Cove Handjob ready for its imminent sale……I noticed a mark on the downtube that I remember “inflicting” on its maiden voyage down the Greenwood track….. and I started to think of all our adventures together. I’m not usually sentimental when it comes to “objects” but this frame was my introduction to the wonderful world of riding a long travel bike, steel frames and also helped me give up my obsession with bike weight and fragile weight weenie builds.
So with the fantastic NZ Autumn sun warming me ….I started to think more about the frame and how much I’d miss it…..and a new life for the Handjob came together there and then
Say hello to my new ride
The Cove had one more amazing trick up its sleeve too…. (a thankyou?) the rear stays are just perfect for the ratio of 32 x 16 and does not require a chain tensioner!! Brilliant! Spencer and I headed to Bottlelake Forest late this afternoon and the ride did not disappoint!