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    FR-Had to get another

    Brought this as a play bike,Its still ok to do a 20 mile XC ride.
    Missed my FR,After i sold mine i realised that i had just sold a brilliant all rounder bike.
    Thanks to RPM for buying my ION and Whafe for selling me this and sorting out getting it 12000 miles to me.

    The 3 colour camo paint is stunning,
    Just stripped and re-lubed all pivots and bushings,All except the main pivot as i havent got an XTR M970 removal tool anymore(if anyone could lend me one i will pay postage),as i sold it with my cranks.

    Will be changing a few bits,the bars and probably the brakes.

    Few photos.






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    Hello again old friend

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    wow - always loved that frame paint job of Whafe's ....

    Nice to get 12000 miles under it's belt

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    wow - always loved that frame paint job of Whafe's ....

    Nice to get 12000 miles under it's belt

    The paint is stunning,looks even better in the flesh.

    Thats nothinh compared to how many i will do on it.

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    Very nice Sam.

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    think your wrists are gonna ache unless you move those levers!!!

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    Pretty sure I've got an m970 tool, pm me your address. The one with four prongs and threaded on the other side?

    Or we could meet up for a ride and then you post it back.

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    Yeah ha, she looks as hot in the Uk as it did in NZ.. Enjoy that bad boy. And a huge thanks for taking it as a complete bike, far easier for me than to strip it all down and seel all the parts separate....

    Just for memories sake:



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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot
    Pretty sure I've got an m970 tool, pm me your address. The one with four prongs and threaded on the other side?

    Or we could meet up for a ride and then you post it back.
    Thats the one,4 small prongs on one side and a threaded part the other

    Thanks mate PM sent

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    I demo'd Moonglu's FR in the same colour before i bought mine and the amount of people who came up to me ride asking about it and the paint was more than any other bike ive ridden!

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    I went out yesterday for a quick blast.Feels good,might need a 600lbs spring for the rear.

    Brakes and bars now sorted,will have them this week hopefully.

    The low front and flat bars,makes it feel a bit different,but gives a lot of front traction,but feels a bit weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    I went out yesterday for a quick blast.Feels good,might need a 600lbs spring for the rear.

    Brakes and bars now sorted,will have them this week hopefully.

    The low front and flat bars,makes it feel a bit different,but gives a lot of front traction,but feels a bit weird
    or just keep the bar stem combo and fit some float 180's

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeyakey
    or just keep the bar stem combo and fit some float 180's

    Some Bos Ndee 160mmmore like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Yeah ha, she looks as hot in the Uk as it did in NZ.. Enjoy that bad boy. And a huge thanks for taking it as a complete bike, far easier for me than to strip it all down and seel all the parts separate....

    Just for memories sake:




    You told me it had one carefull lady owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Some Bos Ndee 160mmmore like
    Mmmmmm......The BOS bug has definitely bitten.

    I'm biased but the FR's still the best looking Nicolai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    Mmmmmm......The BOS bug has definitely bitten.

    I'm biased but the FR's still the best looking Nicolai.
    Its a shame they are a bit heavy for all day playing on.
    Will have another play with the Air pressure and damping,Cant quite get it to feel as i want,think the Devilles have spoilt me,wonder if the deville 160mm,or new 170mm would take a beating.Will be a sweet weight wit them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    You told me it had one carefull lady owner
    Mwah ha ha ha





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    New bars and Brakes.
    Went out today,prefer the wider bars with the low rise.
    They are the full 750mm.







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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Just stripped and re-lubed all pivots and bushings,All except the main pivot as i havent got an XTR M970 removal tool anymore(if anyone could lend me one i will pay postage),as i sold it with my cranks.
    Was that tricky to do mate... what tools do you need?

    Wicked bike!
    www.essexhertsmtb.co.uk - Mountain Biking near London in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    New bars and Brakes.
    Went out today,prefer the wider bars with the low rise.
    They are the full 750mm.
    looks really sweet, how'd your upper body feel after the ride?

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    I love this bike.
    What she weigh Sam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Was that tricky to do mate... what tools do you need?

    Wicked bike!
    You need some good degreaser.I have Juice lubes brake cleaner in a spray can.Wear googles,it stings a little when it goes in your eyes
    Some good quality bearing grease or Marine grease.I use Huice Lubes bearing grease.
    4mm allen key and a 2 or 2.5mm for the Grub screws.
    A deep socket so you can tap out the bearing tubes.
    And about 2 hours if your bike is complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpuk
    looks really sweet, how'd your upper body feel after the ride?
    Noticed my arms/shoulders ached a bit more than usual,Think it because i am further forward.
    It allows you to stay low and keep a lot of weight on the front,seemed to make it corner well,Bit weird when things get really steep,feels way to far forward,didnt go over the bars.

    2 hours after i left my local hill,the place caught fire,kids messing about,took 3 hours to put it out.Will go up Saturday and have a look,might be able to change a few bits on the tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm100
    I love this bike.
    What she weigh Sam?
    Weighs in at a tiny bit under 36lbs,including tubes and 2.4 tyres.
    Waiting for valves for the tubeless conversion,will knock 1/2 lb off it.

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    Looks mean as with the wide bars, nice low slung bars... Yummy...
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