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    Nicolai Helius FR from Asturias, Spain

    Hi everyone.
    Just posting to present my "new" 2006 Nicolai Helius FR and to "sign up" in this sub-forum

    I come from a Scott Ransom (I also have a steel hardtail, Orange P7) and this bike feels a lot stiffer compared to the Scott. It also climbs pretty good, due to the vertical ST angle, I guess.

    The setup will be posted on the setup post, but briefly, Saint Crankset, Crosmax SX, x.9/XTR, Easton and 2008XT brakes.
    Ok, no more words, just say hello everybody!

    BTW, Two photos of the bike and another two at the first day with the bike.
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    looking good!


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    Nice ride.... congrats and welcome

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    Is that a BioRad protein tank I see in the last pic?

    Nice bike too!!

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    MMMMM camo - liking the wall ride as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymie
    Is that a BioRad protein tank I see in the last pic?

    Nice bike too!!
    Yes! It's a MP III cuvette drying after a hard day of work.. :wink:

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    Cool - your lab looks very clean. I'm surprised you were allowed to park a "dirty mtb" in there!

    Reminds me, need to go and split some cells

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    Nice ride , congrats! Can tell by the look that its a very good ride.
    Kovi

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    Sweet looking stead, me likey the camo

    Welcome to the Nicolai area and team......

    Look forward to you participating, you must be cool anyway being from Spain and wearing baggies, makes me feel more comfy, as I feel like a freak wearing baggies in Spain.....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    yeahhh, what a hdp.!!!! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stymie
    Cool - your lab looks very clean. I'm surprised you were allowed to park a "dirty mtb" in there!

    Reminds me, need to go and split some cells
    Actually; I'm not allowed, but everybody (except me) are on holidays, so that's the reason why the bike is in the lab (this day, I've just picked it up from a friend's garage) and not in the mini-warehouse, and also for the lack of chaos in the lab.


    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Sweet looking stead, me likey the camo
    Welcome to the Nicolai area and team......
    Look forward to you participating, you must be cool anyway being from Spain and wearing baggies, makes me feel more comfy, as I feel like a freak wearing baggies in Spain.....
    There not so much people riding enduro/AM bikes on Spain (Most of people write here), but even less in my region, where everybody do CX and XC, because we've got tons of mud and steeper climbs (but also some roughs descents). That's one of the reasons I've got an steeler, to ride in winter. Or try it. Just to figure out, we are more or less like Scotland, so, imagine te winter here.
    But anyway, I usually wear baggies, Lycra sucks!



    Quote Originally Posted by garypalmer
    yeahhh, what a hdp.!!!! ;-)
    The bike is fantastic, thanks man!

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    Very nice ride titopol. I don't normally like camo but that's now two on here I really like. That seatpost looks like it's going to bend soon. I hope you are not too heavy?

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    I'm quite heavy (95-96 kg with all the equipment), but no problems with seatposts (Thomson and "Thomson") until now.

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    May I ask how tall you are ?!

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    This is getting full of spanish hdp!!!!
    Whafe, take care of these riders....

    Nice bike Titopol!!!

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    I'm 1.82 cm of spanish "macho" :-D

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    Hehe...can't be enough of that.

    I´m asking, because I could get a 2006 Helius FR in "M" and I'm 1.83m (=6ft) and not sure if the frame suits me. My inseam is 87cm and would propably have to extract the seatpost as much as on your pictures.

    Right now I ride a Nicolai Nonius in "L". The Nonius has a 600mm toptube and the FR a 585mm toptube. I spent quite some time on the bike (and sitting in front of it ) to figure out, if 15mm toptube-length is that big of a deal. *sheesh*

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    I also height 1.83 and my inseam is 88cm and I has a 2006 fr in M, and now have a 2008 helius fr in M, again...
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    I also ride a Orange P7 (love it!) and it also has a 600mm toptube. I feel very conformtable in long and big bikes, but for the Helius, IMHO, 585mm TT is perfect for its intended use. With a good quality 410mm seatpost would not be problems. In addition you can install a longer stem, in fact, I'm gonna buy a 90mm Hope to replace my 65mm Bontrager.

    BTW, Whafe you're living near Barcelona, am i right? You are (and everyone who wants to) invited to come to Asturias and taste some no-lycra trails (and trials!). Samples (second photo By Gorbac): bit advertisment of our region, sorry .
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    yo también quiero ir................................................ ...
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    Duuuude, looks like the 2009 Nicolai-Owners-Trail-Ripping-Meeting will be held in Spain.



    And thanks for the frame info!

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    yeah.....not that far from Santander......could get a boat from UK straight there!

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    Game on!

    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Duuuude, looks like the 2009 Nicolai-Owners-Trail-Ripping-Meeting will be held in Spain.



    And thanks for the frame info!
    That terrain doesn't just look gorgeous, it looks like a Nicolai owners meeting. What a fantastic place to ride. Who is up for it then? At least Whafe would'nt have to travel that far.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by garypalmer
    yo también quiero ir................................................ ...
    Yo've been here last May, remember??

    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    And thanks for the frame info!
    You're welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Duuuude, looks like the 2009 Nicolai-Owners-Trail-Ripping-Meeting will be held in Spain.
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    yeah.....not that far from Santander......could get a boat from UK straight there!
    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    That terrain doesn't just look gorgeous, it looks like a Nicolai owners meeting. What a fantastic place to ride. Who is up for it then? At least Whafe would'nt have to travel that far.....
    Every year we organize a meeting fou our friends of www.foromtb.com in Asturias and it bring photos (first photo from Damicl, the other are mine) like this, so just say a date!
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    Four more days then I'll be flying to Malaga with my FR. I can't wait

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