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    Helius FR

    finally got 'zee German' built

    excuse the kitchen!

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    awesome build bud congrats!
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    Nice bike, nice build.

    zee German
    Makes zero sense on many grounds.

    What's the name of that color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken


    Makes zero sense on many grounds.
    Really? I get it .... very nice bro - always loved that colour..... and I am highly partial to a bit of white lushness

    Whats the final weight?
    Let us know how she rides with the DHX air?

    Cheers

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    must agree strange component choice for a FR, more suited to an AM but hey as long as your happy
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    'zee german' was a reference to the film Snatch "quick before zee germans get here"

    The colours pastel blue, dont know specific just asked for pastel blue.

    dont like the AM already had a cove hustler would have been like swappin like for like.
    Wanted a more launchable befier frame, can always stick some totems on if i wanna go huge.
    Not sure why ya think its a strange choice of components? Van R 36's, hope 4pots, dt wheels (same as most dh riders example sam hill) i'd say there quite apt on a gravity rig.

    Just needs to get a dropper post ready for the megavalanche.

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    I have to agree Shakey - I can't see what's wrong with the build. There's nothing on it that can't take everything you're going to throw at it.

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    A lovely build there and a great component choice. My only concern would be with the DHX Air, unless the 09's are now fully rid of previous problems. I would always go with a coil but nevertheless, a great bike.

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    yeah the dhx air was the only concern of mine, spesh after blowing the seals on my RP23 but that was pretty much due to me being a numpty and never gettin it serviced!
    The postive of the air can though is the massive pro pedal,means i can actually get back up to the top of the hill!
    Plus if some of the top dh boys and slopstyle lunitics can run them then lil ol me should be fine? haha.
    Anyway guess only time will tell

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    oh can i also say a massive thanks to the guys at moonglu preformance cycles (www.moonglu.com) in Ripon north yorkshire.
    Who were nice enough to lend me there awesome Helius FR demo bike to take to Dalby for the day.
    Then answered my hundreds of emails askin questions and advice on the build.
    If ya live oop norf and want a nicolai get intouch with these guys.

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    Hi! I also run a 2007 DHX-Air on my "old" 2007 FR and I will replace it in few weeks, because I don't like the damping. If you put little pressure to get it smooth, it goes to the end easily ans it works always on the final part, even with maximum pressure in the boost valvle and closing the "bottom out chamber". If you increase the pressure to avoid this, is quite "rough". However, as you said, the propedal works faultless and quite light and durable, but I think I will go for a DHX5 coil, looking for some resistance to bottom out and a little more of compression damping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeyakey
    oh can i also say a massive thanks to the guys at moonglu preformance cycles (www.moonglu.com) in Ripon north yorkshire.
    Who were nice enough to lend me there awesome Helius FR demo bike to take to Dalby for the day.
    Then answered my hundreds of emails askin questions and advice on the build.
    If ya live oop norf and want a nicolai get intouch with these guys.
    I hear what you are saying, I got my FR from Moonglu in Ripon.... top guys. I agree totally with shakeyakey, check them out!

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    i'm not impressed with Moonglu's finishing.
    The rear brake hose is insecured in the final TT slot, no copter tape around high wear areas, and the hoses need trimming.
    Did they give you a deal for the full build ?

    oh, and your floor needs a wash, benches need a tidy and the kitchen cabinets need a varnish

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    oh *****, *****, *****!!
    I just ordered the frame, wheels and few other bits from moonglu and built it myself.
    The reason the brake hose isnt secured smarty pants is because i might of got a little bit giddy and taken the photo before i'd fitted a rear gear cable.
    Yeah the hoses do need trimming but didnt have the kit or time to do it.
    Now thats you frimly back in your place MR! haha

    oh and as for the "floor needs a wash, benches need a tidy and the kitchen cabinets need a varnish" this has been passed on to my girlfriend to deal with.

    Peace out

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    why cant i say b itch?

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    one thing right - deans shortbread

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    one thing right - deans shortbread

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    must agree strange component choice for a FR, more suited to an AM but hey as long as your happy
    Sorry dude , duno why i posted that i was looking at a different picture so nevermind me!!! Very very nice build mate i'm sure you'll have great fun on it!

    What sort of weight is it? must be in the low 33 - 34lb?

    Cheers & happy new year

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