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    Nicolai Helius CC - Pimped up and ready to go!

    This is my new beloved "vehicle". I put a lot of effort and working hours in making it, just as I like it.

    Pimping to such detail, as dismantling and anodizing as much parts of drivetrain as possible was quite , but worth the trouble, as soon I saw bike finalized.

    I tend to still pimp few left details up (spokes, spoke nipples etc.). More picture will follow, later in time.

    Some thought I'm , but it's my hobby and I tend rather to be a perfectionist than merely a weekend enthusiast.

    I will post a few more picture here, than in previous thread, including detailed specification/ bike's setup.

    Your feedback and input is most welcome!













    Setup:

    Frameset: Nicolai Helius CC '06
    Fork: Manitou Skareb Platinum '06 SPV IT 100, with remote lock-out (Nokon cable)
    Rear shock: DT SWISS SSD 190L
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M760, Dual Pull, Top Swing
    Rear derailleur: Sram X.0 '08 with alu tuning pulleys KCNC
    Shifters: Sram X.0 Trigger '08
    Brakes: Formula Oro K24 with 160mm Alligator Windcutter rotors
    Crankset: FSA Carbon Pro XC, 175mm, 44-32-22, 104/64mm
    Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M770 '08, 11-34, 9 speed
    Chain: KMC X9 Light 9speed Ti&Gold
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi Titanium Wing Flex, Red
    Seatpost: Tune Gold
    Seatpost Lock: Hope Gold
    Stem: BBB
    Handlebar: Tranzx
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26x2.1 2008
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 26x2.1 2008
    Spokes & spoke nipples: DT Swiss Champion 1.8, 72x
    Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeater Ti
    Rims: Alesa Voyager 26x1.75, 36x
    Front Hub: NS Bikes Roller 2008, 9mm, 36x
    Rear Hub: NS Bikes Coaster 2008, 10mm, 36x
    Skewers: Quando
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Gold Set, Lock-On
    BB: Shimano BB-ES30 octalink, 68mm

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    OMG !!!!!!!!!
    Not my taste, but well done for persuing your 'dream' !!!
    Enjoy riding it rather than pimping it is my advice

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    Er.....

    Out of interest did you spray paint your grips gold? I'm no engineer, but I'm pretty sure you can't anodize rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    Er.....

    Out of interest did you spray paint your grips gold? I'm no engineer, but I'm pretty sure you can't anodize rubber.
    Of course not, silly .

    When I sad anodized parts, of course it's meant that for the aluminium ones.

    Odi Ruffian, Limited Gold Edition, google for it.

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    You missed the front mech!! I take it your a big Gold fan?

    It certainly is different!
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    You missed the front mech!! I take it your a big Gold fan?

    It certainly is different!
    Cannot be dismantled. Machined together, once dismantled, cannot be put back together (in other words, dismantling this means, to destroy it)

    There is a lot of pimped up bikes, both most are done only in half (or even not that far). Only work is done by buying gold edition parts. In my case we went a step further. Have you ever seen this version of new Sram X.0 rear derailleur? Thanks to Sram, to include gold decals X.0 for their 20th Anniversary merchandise. It was quite helpful.

    Ordinary this Sram derailleur looks like this: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/mo...337.457.1.html

    Gold finish of aluminium parts it's quite easy to accomplish. I'm not such a giant fan of gold, people. If it was boring as parts in so common silver finish, would you ask me that about silver to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pobesnela
    I'm not such a giant fan of gold, people. If it was boring as parts in so common silver finish, would you ask me that about silver to?
    Not a big fan? Come on, you have to be a bling-a-holic to do this to your bike .

    Some gold is cool, but this... Well, lets just says that silver is a far more neutral colour. Respect to the amount of work you've put into it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozzz
    Not a big fan?
    Thats gold bling supporter at its best ! you are a prospector hands down , EXTRA LOVE gone mad
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    Silver, Bronze, Gold it's all same to me.

    Gold is maybe just much more suggested with lavishness. And that in our mind it just ain't neutral.

    Why would I even pimp the bike, if I wanted a neutral looking Nicolai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx
    Thats gold bling supporter at its best ! you are a prospector hands down , EXTRA LOVE gone mad
    Oh, yeah!

    Gold, gold, I tell you.

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    Definately some gold on there
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    Plenty of gold there matey...

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    again, i pay my respects to your enthusiasm and determination - have you exerted the same enthusiasm elsewhere in your life ? if so, i'd expect you to go places

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    Tryin' my best.

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    I usually like when it's different, but here, it's too gold for me !

    As long as you like it, it's the most important !

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    i've just noticed you only have silver chainring bolts. tut tut

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    Hey nice effort pobesnela, though personally I think a few red anodised bits would help the balance.

    What caught my attention (straight after OMG how gold?)... was HOW LONG IS YOUR STEM I havn´t seen one like that for years!

    ps. Dipper love that picture

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    Wow - perhaps not my first choice, but well done for seeing it through and I doub't you'll find another wherever you go!

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