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    Good job! The Butt Naked One is Complete (Many Pics)

    The totally butt naked one is complete....

    A HUGE thank you to Falco and the Nicolai team for getting this frame sorted for me, it has blown my mind yet again.... Nicolai Linky

    Went together very well, as normal with Nicolai frames from past experience, all facing etc was perfect, no spacers needed on the brake mounts, headset went in dreamlike, some effort though, the CK Steelset is a beast.... BB went in like a dream, Deity you rock...

    Just having the brake cables shortened slightly.... No tools with me for that

    The Deity Dirty Thirty bars are wide and mean, but being a tall cat, they feel good thus far....

    The Short XO rear der, tuned up like a dream with the Dura Ace 11 - 23 cassette...

    Have been trying to hunt down a 2.5 Maxxis Highroller, no go, been to so many stores, have on there now a 2.7 Maxxis Minion DHR Sticky, too wide for Whistler....

    I head to Whistler tomorrow, am dam excited to ride and catch up with a great bunch of people up there in the town that is Whistler...

    Here is the final build = Below or Nicolai ION ST Build page

    Height: 6'3.5, 83 Kg's, Bum of a rider

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Large, Raw
    * Fork: 08 Fox 40
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: RS Vivid
    * Brakes: Magura Louise
    * Cranks: Deity Vendetta
    * Shifter: XO
    * Rear Derailleur: XO Short Cage
    * Pedals: Time
    * Stem: Deity
    * Handlebar: Deity
    * Seatpost: Deity
    * Saddle: Fizik Zerk
    * Bottom Bracket: Deity
    * Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11 - 23
    * Chain: SRAM Hollowpin 990
    * Headset: Chris King Steelset
    * Grips: ODI Rogue
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EX823, DT Super Comp
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hadley, 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EX823, DT Super Comp
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hadley, 12mm
    * Cables:
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    * Overall Weight: Have not weighed as yet...

    Some pics during the build etc, then built



















































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    Wow... and I mean WOW!!!! That is one sexy bike... and to break it in at Whistler... nice...

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    Thanks Momentus, yep, fair bit of wood in my world at this moment..... Yeah ha...
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    Whafe that is one serious looking bike i can't wait to get ride report on it. You are going to rip it up a Whistler.

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    Thanks ncig. Yep, am off to Whistler Friday morning US of A time.... Am rather excited to say the least..... Was a Nicolai or a DHR, but hey, am a Nicolai supporter. Have been great to me and to deal with....
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    Amazing!
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    You made the right choice .Matt i know your favorite person told me that it was one of the best bikes he has ever rode he had his at 38 39 pounds if i wasn't so old i would have to get one..

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    Truly Fine

    Complements Twiggy well. Where is the maiden ride to be?

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    Well, you already know what I think...

    Jealous.

    BTW, if you walk into the Summit shop, they had PILES of Maxxis tires. Every compound and size of Highroller was available when I was there mid-July. Hopefully they aren't out, but you're gonna pay! (If I remember right, price was $80 a tire. US or CAD. )

    Also, Bummed to see you off the TFR, mostly cause I can't take it off your hands.

    Good luck in Whistler sir... As usual, I'm sure you will provide mucho pics upon your return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Momentus
    ...and to break it in at Whistler... nice...
    I can't wait to break it in at Whistler .

    Looks great Whafe! Can't wait to see her in person.
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    That is one mean looking machine..............I want one!

    Good to see you stepping away from your 29er fetish also Fent, even if it's only momentarily.

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    Uuuh yeah, I love bike-porn so early in the morning. Great bike Whafe!!!


    But what is that girl doing behind the 911 GT3 RS ???? Don't she know, that she is interrupting the airflow ?!?! Women .....

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    amazing build, Whafe!

    enjoy that puppy in Whistler!

    and please bring us some pics

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    Slobber slobber slobber.....she looks better fully built then when she was in pieces in the last thread Whafe.

    Enjoy the beast and have a blast in Whistler
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    Stunning Whafe, simply stunning. I'm looking forward to seeing some pics from Whistler. Will you be fitting flatties or sticking with the time freerides?

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    Whafe, that is seriously beautiful my friend, congratulations!

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    Thanks all for the comments, appreciated

    She is all packed up and ready for her trip to Vancouver in the plane, then up to Whistler.

    I will run the Time Pedals, have 2 bikes for this trip, so thought it would be easier to run same pedals on both machines, may be a bad call, but hey, time will tell.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Thanks all for the comments, appreciated

    She is all packed up and ready for her trip to Vancouver in the plane, then up to Whistler.

    I will run the Time Pedals, have 2 bikes for this trip, so thought it would be easier to run same pedals on both machines, may be a bad call, but hey, time will tell.....
    I think it's a good idea to run the pedals your used to, get a feel for the bike. I've done a handfull of rides on the Gran Mal and all of em have been on flats, I think I might throw on my caged spuds next time, still not comfy enough on the flats after riding clips forever.

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    I hate you,

    I mean that in a good way.Bro you are the Nicolai king for sure.I love it. Bro that green 911 is a sick a$$ car.Enjoy your trip be safe and have fun.. .CF..

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    Ddddaayyyyuuuuummm Son

    that is one fine looking steed. Blows away just about every ting I've seen in the DH world as far as aesthetics go. hopefully she rides as FREAKINHAWT as she looks.
    whatcha gonna name her..... If it was me i'd roll with a high profile uber sexy supermodel name like Adriana, Natalia, or Gemma....... or my personal fav.. feeling it is entirely appropriate with them long legs and all Gisele. she is the ringer and all.
    anywho enough of my ramblings.
    congrats

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    Whafe ... you have a save trip ... looking forward to more pictures of Whistler ...

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    Not sure what to call her. Mmmmmm many names come to mind though..... Let me think on it...

    CF - that there is a seriously hawt nine one one.... Gives me the shudders...

    rroader - that was my thoughts too re pedals, I am not wanting to ride flats on the rides outside of the park, so needed to run with what am used to.....

    chinaman - I too am hoping for a safe trip, need to be a tad cautious, need to last for 8 days of riding.....

    The dirty bastids of Alaska Airlines, of which are a One World member airline, of which I am the highest possible member one can be, they still charged me for an extra bag... Unbelievable, airlines are just getting beyond acceptable....... Rant over......
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    Wow! That is mighty fine looking bucket of bolts, even if they shipped her to you without any paint - you must've been in a rush.

    Seriously though, awesome looking frame and build - hope you have a great time on her in Canada.

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    Damn you have great taste in bikes! Happy for you bro....you deserve all the spoils!

    Enjoy Whistler. Bummer for you that that shady Geo character is gonna be there....better watch out for him!

    Damn....been getting reports this week of a mate that's been riding Whiz and now you're there.....slight case of jealousy going here
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    pretty sexy there....love the Hadleys
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    Dang, Whafe... you're the Hugh Hefner equivalent of mtb's... never too many bikes and only the very best of them.

    Actually, I'd rather be in our shoes than Heff's...

    uh, no, wait... Heff still beats you to it.

    Congrats, bro!! But I think you could lose a pound or two if you went with a SID.

    Are the Nucleon and the Helius still in the fleet??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Dang, Whafe... you're the Hugh Hefner equivalent of mtb's... never too many bikes and only the very best of them.

    Actually, I'd rather be in our shoes than Heff's...

    uh, no, wait... Heff still beats you to it.

    Congrats, bro!! But I think you could lose a pound or two if you went with a SID.

    Are the Nucleon and the Helius still in the fleet??
    Thanks bro...... The Nucleon TFR is in the MTBR Classifieds for sale (someone only needs a front wheel, brakes and handle bars and she is good to go) Still have the Helius FR and the FMXTB......

    Still a fleet, gotta have a triplets of Nicolai's....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Still a fleet, gotta have a triplets of Nicolai's....
    Heff just PM'ed me and told me he's jealous... He's thinking on swapping your triple-nicos for some triplets he wants to get rid off...

    That Ion is so hawt it gives me wood.

    And, here on site I asked an aussie about how did the Wallabies did on the Bledisloe a few weeks ago Priceless...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Heff just PM'ed me and told me he's jealous... He's thinking on swapping your triple-nicos for some triplets he wants to get rid off...

    That Ion is so hawt it gives me wood.

    And, here on site I asked an aussie about how did the Wallabies did on the Bledisloe a few weeks ago Priceless...
    yeah, they give us a kicking, then we give them a kicking the next weekend...

    We are up against the Sprinboks this weekend, we kick there a s s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    We are up against the Sprinboks this weekend, we kick there a s s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    yeah, they give us a kicking, then we give them a kicking the next weekend...

    We are up against the Sprinboks this weekend, we kick there a s s

    I just realized that you didn't use and smileys which would imply that you're being serious....which is even funnier



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    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    I just realized that you didn't use and smileys which would imply that you're being serious....which is even funnier



    Its all good Minty,...... But am pretty sure we give you a whupping even with your home town advantage...... Yeah ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Its all good Minty,...... But am pretty sure we give you a whupping even with your home town advantage...... Yeah ha
    And somebody already started with the excuses....

    "Springbok Fourie du Preez, the halfback rated by All Black coach Graham Henry as the best in world rugby, is unsure whether he will be at the top of his game against New Zealand this weekend."

    "It's difficult to say, because I haven't played enough, but I'm getting there," he said.

    "Obviously playing the All Blacks isn't the easiest game around."

    Translation... "if the AB's kick our arses and they'll most probably will, at least I can excuse myself for it".

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    19 - 0 to the AB's............. Yeah baby..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    19 - 0 to the AB's............. Yeah baby..............
    Biz as usual...
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    This just about sums it up....someone gonna help me pull my foot outta my mouth....?

    Couldn't see the game. After hearing the score I don't ever want to!

    AB are on top(.....even though they're a bunch of chokers )
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