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    New life for the old Helius FR

    Hey guys, posted a while back on lightening op my Helius FR. Well, it's sort of done now! Just waiting on some lighter pedals, en perhaps a lighter rear tyre.

    I changed the forks from Totem coil to Lyric air, the shock from a DHX to a Monarch Plus, drivetrain to 1x10, brakes from Hope Moto to Formula The One, and installed a Works Components angleset for some extra slackness. Oh, and I stripped the frame of its powdercoat








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    Hey !

    Sweet looking raw Helius How much did you saved in weight in the process ?

    cheers!

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    Tnx! I went from about 17,7 kg to just over 15. Taking all the paint off saved about 300g. Hellish work though

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    That's a really nice bike right there!
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    Maybe an angle set? Otherwise enjoy your rekindled love affair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972 View Post
    Maybe an angle set? Otherwise enjoy your rekindled love affair!
    Has one already Fixed 1.5 degrees slacker by Works Components.

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    It'd mean adding a little weight but the FR works sooo much with a reverb type post. I find with mine you have to kinda 'hang off the back' to get the best on the downs and with the seat out the way it's like a dh bike!
    "When the gate drops the ******** stops"

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    Looks great, still one of the best frames ever from Nicolai.....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    The one bike i would have back is one of the Fr's i had,

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    Sweet rig Boozzz - how did you find it rode with the 1.5 deg slacker headset?

    That would have taken it down to 66 right?
    www.essexhertsmtb.co.uk - Mountain Biking near London in the UK

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    Hey Karve,
    Sorry for not getting back a bit sooner, too busy, and not with riding unfortunately. To be honest, I haven't given the bike a spin in some proper hills (none to be found near Amsterdam) ever since I rebuilt it, so can't really say how well it rides. With the slightly longer fork than 160mm, it's around 65.5 degrees now, according to my iphone. You still riding your bling frame?

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozzz View Post
    Hey Karve,
    Sorry for not getting back a bit sooner, too busy, and not with riding unfortunately. To be honest, I haven't given the bike a spin in some proper hills (none to be found near Amsterdam) ever since I rebuilt it, so can't really say how well it rides. With the slightly longer fork than 160mm, it's around 65.5 degrees now, according to my iphone. You still riding your bling frame?
    Sure am ill get some pics up soon. Still pretty much the original spec. I use it as the light Dh or enduro option. I want to lower and steepen it a bit so thinking of getting some 170 55s on the front and slacking them out as well as new XT brakes and a 1*10 drive-train.
    www.essexhertsmtb.co.uk - Mountain Biking near London in the UK

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