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    Another Wee Sleekit Beastie

    Hi,

    Another driech day in the North but every cloud has a silver lining. Over the last month there's been a steady stream of boxes arriving from the Gravity Sports boutique and here's the results:

    Another Wee Sleekit Beastie-helius-am-001.jpg

    All I need now is some time to get her built up.

    Thanks again Dipper for sorting everything out .

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    The XT or the HS?
    Looking forward to seeing the final outcome.

    Eric

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    LOL - that'll roll well on those wheels..............

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    oh no - French tat up front too !!!!!

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    but should work well with the wooden shock choice............ LOL

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    Is that it? How many hours? Half the stuffs still boxed! I've changed my mind. Im not taking you on as a Saturday boy!
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    sdr what happened to the FR? i loved that bike
    how many seatposts do you need??!

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    Oh, he's still got that! And his UFO and another wee sleekit beastie on the way he can only see in monochrome hence the choice of colours!
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    just seen the ufo! dam you have a collection of very similar but DAAAAMMMM good looking rigs!!! jealous much!!
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    I heard it was 180mm Fox you were seen carrying into the office?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    I heard it was 180mm Fox you were seen carrying into the office?
    They were for another addict. You'll see them propping up the front end of a blue afr elsewhere on here
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    How many bikes are you building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugbyred
    The XT or the HS?
    Looking forward to seeing the final outcome.

    Eric
    That is the question! Pretty sure I'm going for the XT but need to decide whether it's to be 1x10 or 2x10 then order a chain guide to suit.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the final outcome as well but the bars aren't available until March so it won't be finished anytime soon .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    Is that it? How many hours? Half the stuffs still boxed! I've changed my mind. Im not taking you on as a Saturday boy!
    That was maybe the 'before' shot !

    Still short of a few critical parts before the build can commence In anger though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeyakey
    sdr what happened to the FR? i loved that bike
    how many seatposts do you need??!
    Don't worry the FR's safe and sound. It's a keeper .

    I bought a few iBeam saddles with the 'free' seat posts thrown in but I find them 'harsh' so I'm reverting back to railed saddles. Also the adjustable seat post was pinched from my FR so it needs a new perch.

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    What wheels and shock?

    Looks kind of familiar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    I heard it was 180mm Fox you were seen carrying into the office?
    Pimp, you need to stop standing outside my office window, staring in! And whilst were on the subject, stop licking the windows as the cleaners are getting extremely p1ssed off about!!!

    Good spy but I was only the delivery boy. Forks are on DerekR's AFR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    How many bikes are you building?
    Yeah not all the parts are for the AM. Currently I'm repairing one, building one and waiting (impatiently) for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Yeah not all the parts are for the AM. Currently I'm repairing one, building one and waiting (impatiently) for one.

    You will like the Devilles,Mine are sweet.

    I like it when you have lots of new stuff.Fitting it is as much fun as buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    What wheels and shock?

    Looks kind of familiar...
    Yeah I wander why????

    Wheels will be a pair of Hope Hoops with Stan Flows that I already have but that might change as I have my eyes on a lighter wheel set at the moment.

    What shock?....I think you can guess what shock I've ordered!!!! There's a clue on the front of the bike!!! The frame was also supplied with additional mounts for a 200x57mm shock so I can try out my CCDB. In addition I also have a 216x63mm RP23 on another bike so I'll be spoilt for choice but at least it'll let me experiment to see what works best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    You will like the Devilles,Mine are sweet.

    I like it when you have lots of new stuff.Fitting it is as much fun as buying it.
    The quality of the Devilles is superb and I'm bursting to give them a try. It'll be interesting to see how they compare to my Fox Vans.

    Yeah building the thing is almost as much fun as riding it! Especially when the local woods are like a swamp .

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    looks great! Get it built tho, cant let bars stop ya!
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    Too nice

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    Dipper-You must be a good salesman.Most of Scotland must ride Nicolais by now

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    How come you decided on a AM to have as well as the FR? i have kinda played around with the idea myself but came to the conclusion they'd probably be too similar.
    Which bike are the totems going on?
    looking forward to seeing it (and the others) built as you do have a history of dam nice looking bikes! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Dipper-You must be a good salesman.Most of Scotland must ride Nicolais by now

    mwaahahahahahahhhahhahahahahha.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Dipper-You must be a good salesman.Most of Scotland must ride Nicolais by now
    Nicolai's sell themselves. All I have to do is swing them hypnotically in front of folk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    Nicolai's sell themselves. All I have to do is swing them hypnotically in front of folk!
    When you swing them infront of TLR's it seems the pedals scrape the deck

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    He sold me a fukkn dud.....LOL

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    sdr08 - try the Straightline Silent Guide, am well impressed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    sdr08 - try the Straightline Silent Guide, am well impressed....
    I hear you. If I go 1x10 the straightline is right there at the top of the list! Really like the fact it has no moving parts as most rollers struggles in the lovely Scottish weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeyakey
    How come you decided on a AM to have as well as the FR? i have kinda played around with the idea myself but came to the conclusion they'd probably be too similar.
    Which bike are the totems going on?
    looking forward to seeing it (and the others) built as you do have a history of dam nice looking bikes! haha
    Good question and yes they are very similar. There's lots of reasons like I wanted a 12mm rear axle for security, a 1.5" head tube so I could fit a CC Angleset and play around with the head angle, Hammerschmidt mount, etc, etc....but the main reason is weight. As much as I love the FR it was just shy of 38lbs in Mega trim with 2.5" UST 2-ply Tyres, EX823 rims and an adjustable seat post which is just too damn heavy for a race bike. Now yes I know I could have shaved some weight from the FR but I decided to start again with a AM and test them back to back.

    Would love to try the Totems on my FR but that ain't gonna work with a 1.5" steerer! After seeing a couple of AM's fitted with Totems and Fox 180's I'm seriously tempted to try them on the AM although I think that frames were built using an AFR down tube for strength. I'll need to look into this one .

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    Shakeyakey, just came across a pic of yer FR! Nice looking bike and a 1.5" headtube! I'm so jealous, I wish mine had a 1.5" headtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Shakeyakey, just came across a pic of yer FR! Nice looking bike and a 1.5" headtube! I'm so jealous, I wish mine had a 1.5" headtube.
    cheers mate , its changed a bit since then! just about to post some new pics on FR thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Good question and yes they are very similar. There's lots of reasons like I wanted a 12mm rear axle for security, a 1.5" head tube so I could fit a CC Angleset and play around with the head angle, Hammerschmidt mount, etc, etc....but the main reason is weight. As much as I love the FR it was just shy of 38lbs in Mega trim with 2.5" UST 2-ply Tyres, EX823 rims and an adjustable seat post which is just too damn heavy for a race bike. Now yes I know I could have shaved some weight from the FR but I decided to start again with a AM and test them back to back.

    Would love to try the Totems on my FR but that ain't gonna work with a 1.5" steerer! After seeing a couple of AM's fitted with Totems and Fox 180's I'm seriously tempted to try them on the AM although I think that frames were built using an AFR down tube for strength. I'll need to look into this one .
    Whats the weight difference between the 2 raw - i thought it was only a couple hundred grams when it can down to it- i think my fr was 3400g
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Whats the weight difference between the 2 raw - i thought it was only a couple hundred grams when it can down to it- i think my fr was 3400g
    Any excuse for a new toy .

    Never weighed the FR raw but I wouldn't imagine there would be much in it!

    AM frame size medium anodised complete with 1.5" head tube, Hammerschmidt mount, 12mm rear axle, shock mounting bolts but no shock or mounting bushes came in at a very respectable 3190 grams. A couple of hundred grams in it at most.

    The FR's still the better looking bike though .

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    I thought the difference was about 100g,The Am is the new FR

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    I thought the difference was about 100g,The Am is the new FR
    Just checked the weights and according to the Nicolai Tech sheet the FR frame weighs in at 3.5kg with the AM weighing in at 3.1kg. The AM is the new 'lighter' FR .

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    Another delivery from Gravity Sports this week and a few pictures for you all to enjoy .
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    Another Wee Sleekit Beastie-helius-am-002.jpg

    Another Wee Sleekit Beastie-helius-am-003.jpg

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    Looks good... is that a 350# spring?

    I'm currently running a 400# on a fox and it feels better than the 450#.

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    So will it be ready for a blast this week?
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    I thought the new AM weighed 3.4kg and that the weight had been increased by using a heavier down tube so that it could take a 180m fork.

    Is that not the case?

    Either way it is looking to be a great build SDR08!

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    Weight only increased a little due to the enforced rear end. That should make the frame have about 3.2 kgs. The stronger downtube (+around 80 gramms) is still a option that one has to choose if needed, its not standard.
    I just switched from the FR to the AM and the AM is definitely a lot lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    Looks good... is that a 350# spring?

    I'm currently running a 400# on a fox and it feels better than the 450#.
    Hi Pimp, Yeah it came supplied with the 350# spring. Seems far to soft to me but only time will tell.

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    I thought the newer AM's were 3.3kg for a medium,no extras

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper
    So will it be ready for a blast this week?
    Nope! I'm still waiting for you to get me a chain guide!

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    Mine is 3.15 kg size M ano with the stronger AFR downtube, but w/o the seat tube gusset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoton21
    Mine is 3.15 kg size M ano with the stronger AFR downtube, but w/o the seat tube gusset.
    Just looked at the Nic site,3.1kg for the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Nope! I'm still waiting for you to get me a chain guide!
    Dont order from chain reaction,Heard rumours that the payment part has been hacked,people have had extra transactions on there cards.Phone top ups etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Dont order from chain reaction,Heard rumours that the payment part has been hacked,people have had extra transactions on there cards.Phone top ups etc
    Wish I knew that on Monday! Need to keep an eye on my account now I suppose!

    Not sure what's going on with CRC nowadays but the service has gone right downhill! The last few orders I've placed with them have taken a day or two to dispatch. I placed an order last Monday which wasn't dispatched till Wednesday and received Friday! 5 whole days ! What's that about? They used to have such a great service, order late afternoon one day and receive it first thing the next morning but not anymore.

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