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    ... and if we just ... Kermit the Frog Edition Helius AC

    Well it was January 2008 when my Helius FR first rolled out of the house for the 1st time and now its time for a new toy to join the family
    The frame has arrived and the custom painted forks are almost completed so hope to have it built and ready to ride over the next week or two, Still have some parts to get as the frame arrived some what faster than I ever thought !
    I should have some photo's very soon but any one passing by Head for the Hills in Dorking will be able to see the frame in the window. I will wait for the forks to be fitted as it will finish off the frame and the over all look will be clear...
    Black King headset and Black King bottom bracket already fitted...
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    What a tease........ Sounds great.... A warm up picture would be good
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    Kawa green per chance?
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    Very Kawa Green for sure :-)
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    Interesting i was thinking about that for my AC too, just cant shake the ano black atm.

    Cant wait to see it tho! Come on then!
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    Chris King in Black with satin black logos in place :-)
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    Oh and the teasing & foreplay continues....

    This I feel is going to be a ripping quick AC, yeah ha....... should have gone AC 29er
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    I new it would not be long before 29er come into this thread
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    Grrr fek yer 29ers lemme see the whole thing FFS
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    OK OK Here it is through the window at Head for the Hills

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    And now on the stand waiting for BB and head set to be fitted.
    Forks have had a little trip back to Mojo as there was something not 100% with the lock out adjuster but due back by the weekend. Lots of nice bits due to arrive later this week. Photo's to follow at it arrives
    It's going to be a long week !!!!!

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    Nice. Cant go wrong with kawa green
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    Yea baby - sik looking already
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5c0tty
    I new it would not be long before 29er come into this thread
    Gotta love a trier....

    Going to be a sick looking bike.... Bring it on..
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    Fox Float 32 RLC 150's now fitted

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    Custom fork stickers to follow....

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    Very nice and very coordinated.

    Are the forks powder coated or painted in 2 pack? And did you do it yourself?

    So what components are you using or are you just going to keep us all in suspense for the time being?

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    Bad ass - green is awesome. What shock is going on that? What are you going to use the FR for?
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    sdr08

    I think they where done in water based but not 100% sure, Will find out. Full fork strip down by me and my bodyshop painted them and Roger at Head for the Hills rebuilt them as he has all the fluids to hand.
    Full spec will be slowly come out over the next few days....

    Karve

    It's looking good so far, Rear shock will be Fox RP23, FR will be for those bigger days out ;-)
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    A few more until the build takes the next steep, Big box of bits has arrived at LBS :-)

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    5cotty - what headset did you put in the AC?

    I only ask as i am buidling one up myself shortly and Nicolai advise on the deep insert although everyone seems to think an ordinary headset will be fine.

    Whats the actual chance of anything happening to the headtube with a standard headset?

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    I have gone for the standard Chris King on this build and had built my 2008 model FR with the same headset before all the deep cup head set stuff came about. I'm not a heavy rider at only 12.5 stone and have not had any dramas but do do any major jumps or drops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjason
    5cotty - what headset did you put in the AC?

    I only ask as i am buidling one up myself shortly and Nicolai advise on the deep insert although everyone seems to think an ordinary headset will be fine.

    Whats the actual chance of anything happening to the headtube with a standard headset?

    Ditto - have been running a standard CK on my FR for 3 years now - no issues.
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    Scotty we both know you're more than 12.5 stone. Stop pretending

    Just been into HFTH and have to say, you've done a nice job on it. The colour match is perfect and I particularly like the way you've also painted the fork crowns that nice glossy black.

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    It's all in the small details ;-)
    I do hate being so OCD at times !
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