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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    No Whafe, you've got 1.5 headset and mine is 1 1/8.
    For sure understand I have 1.5 HS, was meaning more the quality of the FSA as a Headset. Am happy with it.......

    Would be helpful to others though I think
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    I can helpout with the german stuff...

    what would you like besides the column headers?

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    Einbauhöhe = stack height
    unten = below/lower
    oben = above/upper
    Einpresstiefe = pressed in depth
    Gewicht = weight
    Farbe = color

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    So here's the thread: Deep cup headsets for Nicolai bikes

    Crisillo, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    So here's the thread: Deep cup headsets for Nicolai bikes

    Crisillo, thank you!
    no prob!

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    So here's a recent picture of my '07 FR - now with Rohloff and studded tires cause it's winter here.

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    Great picture! Great bike, too!

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    Thanks Testmaen!

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    That looks sweet Smithy, like it a lot, looks so simple with the Rohloff hub..... Real nice indeed..................
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    Oh yeah, the bike began to look so less busy with no cassette, derailleur etc. But I should say I'm not totally satisfied with the Speedhub. Pedalling feels horrible. I know the hub is new and should be broken in (and I only got 400-something kilometers on it) but at the moment I miss my derailleur so much. And this beast is heavy as hell, my bike gained over a kilo (compared to 1x9 setup).

    The best thing about the Rohloff - as of now - is how silent the bike became. Now it doesn't only looks stealthy, it rides stealthy. Absolutely no noise from drivetrain when chainging gears, going over rough stuff or dropping off things.

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    Yep, I know what you are feeling, my GBoxx bike has taken some getting used to and I dont trail ride it so to speak.... But the silent thing is what I have often mentioned on threads, it is dam freaky in a good way.... So yes indeen your steed is stelthy in looks and in action....
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    Hi Smith, I really think its well worth persevering with the Speedhub. I've put about 2000km on mine now and it has really started to bed in nicely. I'd been using it for a while on my previous bike a Specialized Enduro and didn't really notice the additional weight. The fact that the gears are completely unaffected by mud, sand, ice and snow is such a joy. Getting back from a ride and just giving the bike a quick hose down instead of spending ages lubricating cables, mechs etc.

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    Yeah guys, you're probably right, but I see the Speedhub as a mixed blessing, so to speak. It IS a piece of brilliant German engineering and it definitely has some unique characteristics, but at the present moment I'm still a bit skeptical about it.

    I bough it out of curiosity in the first place because I just couldn't sleep well knowing there's a thing I haven't tried (the same was with full suspension, clipless pedals etc.). I knew it would alter the feel of the bike but I just didn't know to what extent. It bugs me that since the installation of the Speedhub I lost that sense of 'flying' over the trail when each pedal stroke is directly transmitted to your rear wheel and immediately propels you forward. Now pedalling became a tedious work and my average speed seems to have dropped a considerable amount.

    I've decided I would ride it for 1500 kms when do the first oil change, then ride it a little more with the fresh oil... then I will go back to a traditional derailleur to properly compare the feeling of the bike and after that I'll make a final decision: either I go back to 1x9 or stick with the Rohloff. That's the way I see it now.

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    Hi all!

    Im new here at this forum and here below is my configuration for my Helius FR and an picture (a old one) of my bike at the end.

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g AM, endurance, FR
    1.85 m (6' 1"), 95 kg (209 lb), trail with technical parts.

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR 2006, L, Ano Black
    * Fork: MZ Z1
    * Shock, i2i, stroke DHX 4.0 with Nuke Proof Spring
    * Brakes: Magura Louise 203mm front, Magura Louise 180mm rear with a Rohloff specific disc
    * Cranks: Strongligth
    * Shifters: Rohloff
    * Front Derailleur: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: N/A
    * Pedals: Powerplay X-Play Alloy Body (not shown in the picture below)
    * Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller DH Stem
    * Handlebar: RaceFace Diabolus DH Riser
    * Seatpost: Maverick Bike Speedball R (not shown in the picture below)
    * Saddle: Fizik Nisene
    * Bottom Bracket: RaceFace Evolve
    * Cassette: N/A
    * Chain: Shimano
    * Headset: Brave Monster
    * Grips: lock on
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion 2.5" F
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XM321 Disc 2006 / Sapim
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro2
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion 2.5" R
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes: Mavic XM321 Disc 2006 / Sapim
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Rohloff
    * Cables: Nokon Rohloff kit
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: ?

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    Last edited by Miche72; 12-30-2007 at 12:35 AM. Reason: Bug in the picture link and some corrections.

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    Hi Miche, welcome to the Nicolai forum and MTBR in general...

    Sweet build, I believe there is a problem with viewing your picture. Please re post if you can, am sure others as well as myself are keen to see your steed..
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    ... and if we just ... My 2008 Helius FR in White

    Hi to all,

    My first post on the forum and I have been waiting about a week to do so but thanks to Gregg who manually activated my account.

    OK My Nicolai Helius FR is as follows.

    Riding terrain conditions: English MUD ! The Alps, Wales and the North Downs. Would love to be back to Canada with my own bike as well.

    * Rider height=5ft11inch, Weight=11 Stone, Riding Styles XC, Endurance, Some DH, Jumps and drops,

    * Frame: Nicolai Helius FR 2008 Medium in White, Crud Mounts-Anti Chain Suck Plate
    * Fork: Fox 36 Talas RLC Custom painted White
    * Rear Shock: DHX 4 Coil
    * Brakes: XTR Levers XTR Calipers 203mm Front disc 180mm Rear disc, Hel brake lines.
    * Cranks: XTR
    * Shifters: XTR Rapid Fire
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: XT Shadow
    * Pedals: XTR SPD’s
    * Stem: Thomson Elite
    * Handlebar: Carbon Specialized
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite layback black
    * Saddle: SDG BelAir Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: XTR
    * Cassette: XTR
    * Chain: Sram 9 speed hollow pin
    * Headset: Chris King Black
    * Grips: ODI Cross Trainer
    * Front Tire: Intense Cross Country C3 Compound 2.3
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 719 Disc 32 hole-Sapin DB Black spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King Black 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Intense Cross Country C3 Compound 2.3
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 321 Disc
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Chris King 36 hole, Salsa Flip Off- Sapin DB Black spokes
    * Cables: XTR
    * Misc: Edison 5 Front light- Blackburn Mars 5 Rear lamp- Cateye Computer
    * Overall Weight: 34lb or 15.42kg with a wet saddle and damp tyres.

    Pictures to follow as i'm having problems hosting them. Off sick so will work on the problem and try a get them up to view very soon,
    Last edited by 5c0tty; 01-21-2008 at 02:12 PM.

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    Hey 5c0tty, welcome to the forum!

    Sounds like you've got a pretty pimped out rig, cool! Can't wait to see pictures. BTW when you do photograph your bike, could you make a closeup shot of the Anti-Chainsuck plate?

    I was going to order one with my '07 but at that time I was told they stopped producing them. I don't even know how it looks installed on the bike.

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    Thanks Smith

    Most of the parts have come from my Turner 5 Spot.

    I don't have any shots of the Anti Chain Suck Plate at the moment but will get some for you.

    I have loads of photos but not doing so well at getting the uploaded !

    Will try again now.

    Is there a section on posting photo's rules etc as I'm unable to get it to work using ImageShack or Flickr

    This link should get you frame ready to build shot.

    http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mage031wo0.jpg


    Thanks Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5c0tty
    Thanks Smith

    Most of the parts have come from my Turner 5 Spot.

    I don't have any shots of the Anti Chain Suck Plate at the moment but will get some for you.

    I have loads of photos but not doing so well at getting the uploaded !

    Will try again now.

    Is there a section on posting photo's rules etc as I'm unable to get it to work using ImageShack or Flickr

    This link should get you frame ready to build shot.

    http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mage031wo0.jpg


    Thanks Scott
    you should be able to post with flickr's HTML code here without problem...just go to the "all sizes" page of your photo and copy and paste the html code below...
    you can also use the IMG tags or the "forum" code from imageshack

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    Upset Failed

    Get this message from the Mtbr upload page. Retrieval of remote file failed

    Something i'm doing wrong ?

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5c0tty
    Get this message from the Mtbr upload page. Retrieval of remote file failed

    Something i'm doing wrong ?

    Scott
    ah.. I think you are pasting the image code from the site into the upload box...

    it is no necessary...the pics is already hosted somewhere so you just need to paste the text "FORUM" textbox in image shack in to the body of the post. (same applies to flickr image code)

    Code:
    (URL=http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image031wo0.jpg)(IMG)http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9513/image031wo0.th.jpg[(/IMG)(/URL)
    but with square brackets instead of parenthesis (I changed so that the code is shown)

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    OK Try this... Fingers crossed

    Helius FR 2008 4

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    Now we are cooking... Thanks crisillo

    Helius FR 2008 6

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    Made in Germany late 2007

    Helius FR 2008 Made In Germany

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    Peaslake shop bench... Wet trails over Xmas

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