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    Anodized Bronze - Pics + Helius AM Data

    Anyone got any anodized bronze pics ?
    My local dealer, (Gravity Sports), has ordered up an Ano bronze Helius AM as a demo. I'm interested in the AM , not sure about Ano Bronze. Not that it matters as I'll spec the frame to suit me anyway, if I like it
    Is it the same colour as the Turner RFX Ano Bronze ?

    TIA

    Simon.

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    This guy posted some pics of his ano bronze Helius here: Ano bronze Helius FR WIP . Don't know how the colour compares to the Turner. But what does it matter, you know you gotta get a glittery pink one anyway Oh, could you perhaps ask Richard if he can possibly build a Transition rimmed wheel for me, or that he checks his email? Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozzz
    Oh, could you perhaps ask Richard if he can possibly build a Transition rimmed wheel for me, or that he checks his email? Cheers!
    Never mind that, I just found out those rims are crap anyways.

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    No problemo ....






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    2nd patch ....






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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    2nd patch ....






    gimmie!


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    mmmmm that messes with my head. How is it as a SS?

    Awesome shots.... I must not I must not I must not look at these shots....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    .... I must not I must not I must not look at these shots....
    I think there were some more, where i got those. Wanna see ... ?

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    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll YEAH!!!

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    Whom I kidding ... of course you wanna see.






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    Testmaen- Is there any info on whether 29" wheels would fit in there?
    If not any info on whether a 29er Nicoali is coming out?

    Sick bikes man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Testmaen- Is there any info on whether 29" wheels would fit in there?
    If not any info on whether a 29er Nicoali is coming out?

    Sick bikes man!
    No clue, if they would fit in. But I suppose if you knock hard and long enough on their door, they'll make you one. The whole 29er trend thing hasnīt really flooded Germany so far, but as it is with any trend, people will more and more ask for it and so maybe Nicolai will make one without asking the full-custom-price of 300€.

    Thatīs also kinda the origin of the new Helius RC ... some CC/Marathon guys wanted something lighter than the normal CC, with the same build quality, in the 100mm area and were a pain in Kalle Nicolaiīs a$$ until he gave in and built that thing.

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    ... and another one


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    How do you like the Argon CC with the rigid fork? The angles do not get too steep?

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    None of those is mine, so i canīt comment on the handling qualities. But i know from a recent discussion on the German Nicolai forum, that there are almost no rigid forks on the market, which have the minimum recommended a2c length. It doesnīt void your quaranty if you put one in, Falco specifically said that, but the frame isnīt designed for such short forks and so wonīt handle as good, as with a longer fork.

    The longest rigid forks I know of are 425mm, so at least 25mm to short. But there a lot of frame welders which offer forks with custom length too, which might be an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    The longest rigid forks I know of are 425mm, so at least 25mm to short. .
    The Argon CC fork info from Nicolai says: "Min: 450 mm / Max: 478 mm / Ref.: 458 mm"

    There are lots of 440 mm steel and carbon forks out there.
    http://www.pace-racing.co.uk/product...D=2&subcat=492
    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/cgi-bin...SCF#aFOOO26SCF
    http://www.surlybikes.com/forks.html

    If you take into account the sag of a suspension fork, the ride height of many rigid forks should be within the Nicolai recommendations, I think.

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    I have spoken with Nicolai in the past, they would build a 29 wheel size specific frame no problem on there models, but in terms of a Specific 29er Nicolai model, when i last asked there was nothing in the works....
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    Interesting...
    FS 29er AM frame? hmmmm

    Very interesting!

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    Those Nicos are supa-hot!
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    I'm a little colour blind, but mine can look a little green in dull / low light conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolap99
    I'm a little colour blind, but mine can look a little green in dull / low light conditions.
    Well even if it looks green in low light, still a hot looking bike!
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    Hi Daan
    just spotted this thread. (simon yer a tart!). Don't think I received any mail regarding wheel building. Usually only deal with Dt and Mavic but will build any rim you like if you can supply it.

    Going for a medium bronze ano front triangle and black ano rear. Running pretty much all the gear off the large FR except going for a CCDB instead of the Roco and may ditch the diabolus stem and bars for something lighter(probably easton DH CNT's and an Atlas stem)

    FR is weighing in at 35lb in current guise so hoping to knock a couple of lb off that

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    Hi Daan
    just spotted this thread. (simon yer a tart!). Don't think I received any mail regarding wheel building. Usually only deal with Dt and Mavic but will build any rim you like if you can supply it.
    Hm, strange. I'll try again, but gonna have some breakfast first

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    You won't regret the ano bronze colour.
    I bought mine second hand and had no choice in the matter, thinking that ano black would have been the preferred choice, but once you see the bronze in the flesh, you won't look back.

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