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    Yummy!!!!!!!!!!
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    Frame, Size, & Color: helius fr, M, white
    * Fork: Totem sola air
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: rocco tst air 200*57 mm
    * Brakes: formula the one
    * Cranks:rf atlas
    * Shifters: sram xo twister shifter
    * Front Derailleur: shimano xt
    * Rear Derailleur: sram x9
    * Pedals: cb acid
    * Stem: mondraker 50 mm
    * Handlebar: easton monkeylite cnt 685mm
    * Seatpost: gravity dropper
    * Saddle: wtb rocket
    * Bottom Bracket: xtr
    * Cassette: xtr
    * Chain: xt
    * Headset: cane creek double X 1.5
    * Grips: sram
    * Front Tire: kenda blue grove 2.35
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: dt 1750
    * Front Hub/Skewer: dt 240
    * Rear Tire: maxxis dinomyte 2.35
    * Rear Rim: dt 1750
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: dt 240
    * Cables: alligator
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    * Overall Weight: 15.800 gr
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    My babe for quite a few years but this season finally in an appropriate environment...



    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2005 Helius FR, M, Custom Seat Tube, Custom Colour
    * Fork: 2005 Marzocchi Z1 FR
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Romic TwinTube, 200mm, 57mm
    * Brakes: Magura Louise FR
    * Cranks: Truvativ Holzfeller
    * Shifters: SRAM X7 (left) & X9 (right)
    * Front Derailleur: SRAM X-GEN
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-0
    * Pedals: Truvativ Holzfeller / Crankbrothers Candy Ti
    * Stem: Race Face Diabolus, 50mm
    * Handlebar: Race Face Evolve
    * Seatpost: no-name
    * Saddle: Fizik [?]
    * Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer
    * Cassette: SRAM PG-970
    * Chain: Rohloff
    * Headset: Reset
    * Grips: Syntace
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic - tubeless
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic DeeMax
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Mavic DeeMax
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic - tubeless
    * Rear Rim: Mavic DeeMax
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Mavic DeeMax
    * Cables: no-name
    * Misc: -
    * Overall Weight: improveable

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    remu - yummy, enjoy that bad boy.....
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    Thats one schweet looking FR remu ! cant go wrong with white ever . extra loved with red decals just to match the wheel decals

    Just replaced my E2200's with EX1750's , will be interesting to see how they go . Im a plow and the E2200's are awesome , hope the 1750's go the same , keep me updated on big drops and jumps and the rim condition.
    Ive heard bad reports, but the wheels look F@CKIN awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    So here's a recent picture of my '07 FR - now with Rohloff and studded tires cause it's winter here.
    now that a good deal of time has gone by since you mounted the Rohloff.
    tell us about it is ups and downs after 2 years
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    h.b. - that's the most outlandish yet great looking FR i've seen for quite some time.

    congrats on the colourway - so unique

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    possibly a dying breed if the AFR rumours come to life
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    ozzy - indeed - the FR is so last year...............

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    Yeah delete the FR thread get with the times guys

    I reckon the FR will still be a production frame even when the AFR comes alive. You cant get rid of something that does so good.
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    I don't see everybody breaking their old FR frames either. Where would everybody show their updates, without this thread?

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    joke perttime hinging on the other AFR thread that you know about
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    I know....

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    Thought you did ..... sometimes wit across the language barrier is hard to guess
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    Finally, My first Nicolai!!!
    This is the initial build, still waiting for some bits to arrive.





    * Rider height, weight, ride style
    5'11, 74KG, Trail, FR, a bit of DH

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR, medium size, Green
    * Fork: Fox 36 Van RC2
    * Shock, Fox DHX 5.0
    * Brakes: Magura Louise BAT
    * Cranks: XT Chainset, Gamut Bash
    * Shifters: Sram X9
    * Front Derailleur: XT M771
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
    * Stem: Hope 70mm
    * Handlebar: Bontrager RXL
    * Seatpost: Acros AS-P
    * Saddle: Fizik Aliante
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: Shinamo
    * Headset: Acros AH-07
    * Front Tire: Kenda Nevagal
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Nevagal
    * Wheelset: DT Swiss E2200

    * Overall Weight: about 16KG
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    Sweet looking ride there, hell I love that green...

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    That green colour is started to look nice.

    Nice bike and build

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    Nice one man! Thats an awesome rig. Green and red is bad ass. What sort of riding you doing with it?

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    not unlike Dereks above. Nice. I reckon you're weights a bit more than 15kg though. 16 maybe. Even when mines at it's lightest(floats, xtr etc) I still struggle to get it to 15k!

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    Dennis
    Just clicked who you are! I'm a bit slow. Did think your FR looked familiar!

    your parts were sent today by the way

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    derekr's kermit is spawning LOL

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    Very nice, time for a new colour for me now my trend setting is so common
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    SWEET !!! Very nice Dennis

    I love red wheels on these bikes , i had the E2200 on my AM but bought the EX1750's mainly for the 10mm bolt thru, they roll nicer and are lighter .... BUT dont look anywhere near as good as the red ones did . Enjoy
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    Derek i hear Tank Girl Camo is the next big thing !
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    Yeah i have a more basic idea in mind which has prob. been done but not by me
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    Get with the times Deek !
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    Helius fr

    Riding terrain conditions:

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc-6ft2,225lbs.Trail./xc

    * Frame, Size, & Color:Large black anodized.12mm rear
    * Fork:Rockshox Lyrik coil dh.170mm
    * Shock, i2i, stroke.dhx5 coil 200x57mm 650lbs ti spring.
    * Brakes:Avid elixir cr 200mm front+rear
    * Cranks:slx double
    * Shifters:x0
    * Front Derailleur:slx double
    * Rear Derailleur:x0
    * Pedals:mallet 1,s
    * Stem:Thomson
    * Handlebar:easton monkeylight carbon dh
    * Seatpost:Thomson
    * Saddle:sdg grand prix
    * Bottom Bracket:slx
    * Cassette:sram 970
    * Chain:sram
    * Headset:Chris king steelset
    * Gripsdi ruffian
    * Front Tire:maxxis advantage
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:mavic sx 2009
    * Front Hub/Skewer:mavic sx 2009
    * Rear Tire:maxis advantage
    * Rear Rim:mavic sx
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:mavic sx
    * Cables:bontrager outer.sram inner
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:34.8lbs including 2 tubes.
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    norco - you HAVE to lose those stack spacers - 5mm is enough on the FR

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    norco - you HAVE to lose those stack spacers - 5mm is enough on the FR

    Not my forks.
    I will lose them on my lyriks when they turn up.Now thinking about the solo air.

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    ooooooh first one i have seen with a domain... looks bad ass all in black!

    Very nice ride bro!

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    Karve.Thanks mate.
    The forks may look nice but the damping seems to suffer if it takes multiple large hits they tend to spike badly.Not that bad a fork for about £500
    Waiting for my new lyriks.170mm of coil plushness.Hopefully black aswell.Gone for the dh mission control damping and fixed at 170mm.

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    Nice ride indeed, congrats...

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    Thanks.
    Hopefully with my new forks could be new brakes aswell.

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    New forks and brakes fitted.

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    norco - pics ?

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    Have changed my original picture.
    And heres a few extras
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    norco - how are the crossmaxes ?
    i am considering a pair but worried about the hub longevity............?

    thanks

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    fwiw. i'm coming from chris kings which I've had for years - so easy to maintain and clean / service. are the mavics easy to maintain ?

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    Very nice norcosam. I'm also considering the SX's but I'm waiting to see how a mate get's on with his before committing.

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    The sx's are excellent and very easy to service.
    The front and rear run on sealed cartridge bearings and there is no bushing/plastic thing on the freehub.Ran mine for a couple of rides and then had the spokes checked and tightened.Every 2 months i pull the rear hub to bits(takes about 5 minutes) and clean out the pawls and apply fresh oil to the freehub check the bearings and put it back together.The rear has a nut on one side to remove and freeplay in the bearings.
    The pick up is much better on these compared to older mavics as these use the latest 4 pawl design.
    These wheels replaced my industry nines which were good wheels but i went through a lot of bearings and some are only available from them,the pick up isnt as good as the i9's but the reliability and durability of the mavics has been better.
    The mavics are one sexy looker aswell had more comments on these than the i9's.

    All in all an excellent wheel package.the best ust rims ,and seems to be a quality hub and spoke combination.

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    That should make for a 'go everywhere and do anything' build-up:
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    marcoton - where do you live / ride ?
    nice bike btw

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    I'm in Munich, Germany: so, I ride either the local trails that aren't bad at all and in the Alps if I get to it. The mountains are about an hour drive away from here which isn't that bad.

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    Some updates:

    *saddle: Wtb pure V team
    *hope 10mm thruaxle
    *24-34 blackspire Chainrings
    *blackspire stinger chaintensioner
    *shwalbe fat albert tyres

    (coming 180-203 rotors and 600 lbs spring for shock)




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    Hi guys, great thread: going to picking up a s/h FR frame in a bit, just wondering what the b/b shell width is? I'm trying to get all the right parts together before it turns up so that I can get it built up as quickly as possible!

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    Depends on what year it is?
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    2007, I think...

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    Prob best to contact Nicolai and give the serial No, and or year and they will tell you 100%.

    If your going HT2 BB a 68/73mm will be fine, it wont be more than that anyway, but dependant on year they switched from 68 to 73mm.
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    jiipee - how are the Fat Alberts ?
    Are they UST ?
    I'm using them on my Hardtail at the moment - Stunning tyre with lots of roll in and progressive slip / give.
    Not had a puncture yet which is incredible for me !

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    TLR@
    FA:s works fine, lots of grip and stunning traction imho. Great tyre.
    Got a flat tire tho, when hitting small jump straight to sharp side of rock
    Mine are 2,25 UST next pair will be 2,40.
    Sorry my poor language, big fan for the google translate.....

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    Hello people...

    This is my Nico...

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Helius FR 2009, M baby blue with red extra love compontens
    * Fork: Rock shox totem solo air 1 1/8 black
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox Dhx 5 coil 200x57. Progressive titanium spring
    * Brakes: Formula oro bianco Greg Minaar Ltd Edition 203/203 with goodridge
    * Cranks: Shimano Hone
    * Shifters: Sram X9
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 2009
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0
    * Pedals: Shimano DX
    * Stem: Straitline 50mm
    * Handlebar: RF Atlas
    * Seatpost: Gravity Dropper
    * Saddle: WTB Rocket V Stealth Titanium
    * Bottom Bracket: Rotor SABB
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 12-34
    * Chain: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Hope Red / Chris king titanium
    * Grips: Odi lock on
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion 2.35 Supertaky 1ply
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic SX 2009
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Mavic SX 2009
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis HR 2.35 LUST
    * Rear Rim: Mavic SX 2009
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Mavic SX 2009
    * Cables: Shimano
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 15,8 kg
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    Hi All,

    This is my Helius FR setup (The Hammer dance, the Hammer pants---the Hammer...schmidt!) :

    * Riding terrain conditions: Southern California; dry, loose, burned, dusty, rocky, edgy, hot

    * Ride style: XC, endurance, trail, all mountain; Me: 186cm; 78 kg

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2009 Helius FR, M, black anodized, no stickers
    * Fork: 2009 Fox Talas R 36mm, 100-130-160mm
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox DHX Air 5.0, 200mm i2i.
    * Brakes: Hope Tech M4 (183 front, 160 rear)
    * Cranks: Hammerschmidt AM
    * Shifters: SRAM X9
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 medium (think could've gone for short as well)
    * Pedals: Crank Bros. Mallet
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 10deg x 100mm x 31.8
    * Handlebar: Race Face Atlas
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite, setback
    * Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    * Bottom Bracket: Hammerschmidt BB
    * Cassette: SRAM PG990
    * Chain: Shimano CN-7701 Dura/XTR
    * Headset: King steelset, deep cup
    * Grips: Oury
    * Front/Rear Tire: Michelin All Mountain, 2.2
    * Front/Rear Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss EX5.1d, DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope disc Pro II, 15 mm thru-axle
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope disc Pro II, QR
    * Misc: Wheels by www.wheelbuilder.com
    * Overall Weight: ...who cares?

    Obviously, I set it up in a 'versatile' mode (adjustable fork travel; optional pro-pedal), since I like long 'epics', and I enjoy climbing (note the relatively long stem [100mm], compared to some other setups in this forum, plus setback post). Sure, it's not a light bike, but the weight really isn't a problem. Even at hour-long climbs it never occurred to me that it is too heavy (riding a Zaskar Hardtail otherwise). Thanks to the adjustable fork travel, though. Without---no way. I do not see how some of the bikes here get hauled up the hill with a 160mm fork. But in the 100mm mode (first pic), with active pro-pedal, that piece flies up the mountain. No kidding. And you get a totally different bike switching to 160mm front travel (pics 2-4). Lower the saddle, forget pro-pedal, and you have a pretty large safety margin at the end of the day to jazz down even the most tricky, rough trails. Which was exactly what I had in mind.

    About Hammerschmidt: What a blast!! This fits this bike perfectly. Awesome. Read all available posts you can find to find out if it's worth your while, but here's my view. The immediacy in shifting is just something you never want to miss again. Forget about the weight, it will never occur to be a problem. But there's one disadvantage to note. In the overdrive mode, the mechanical drag is pretty obvious (interestingly, it got less after my first overall cleaning/overhaul/chain lubrication). It's pretty annoying pedaling to the trail head using a road; you will definitely feel kind of 'held back'. Climbing in overdrive? Never. But the rougher the terrain, the less noticeable it becomes. Even on fire roads, as long as they're flat, it doesn't cause the slow-down feeling any more. Since climbing is done in the friction-free 1:1 mode, this dragging should not hold anyone back from getting one. Riding undulating trails, I developed the habit to just shift the Schmidt, choosing one gear in rear, and forget about chainsucks. What a toy---enjoy!
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    kurti - we need pics - and do you realise you live in the most climatically happy place in the world you lucky baaaaaast steward ?
    we're mostly stuck in NE Scotland !
    BTW - Black ANo - The Connesieurs choice

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    Hi---will upload some pics soon. Coming from good old Europe, one can miss some foggy, misty, cool fall-rides, though. I always sigh at your guys' muddy frames. (Um, for that, I could go to Santa Cruz and further, I guess...) It's a bit too blistering hot during summer for my taste, though. We're running out of water down here, so no place to grow old. In the meanwhile, no complaints...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurti
    Hi---will upload some pics soon. Coming from good old Europe, one can miss some foggy, misty, cool fall-rides, though. I always sigh at your guys' muddy frames. (Um, for that, I could go to Santa Cruz and further, I guess...) It's a bit too blistering hot during summer for my taste, though. We're running out of water down here, so no place to grow old. In the meanwhile, no complaints...

    welcome my man - look forward to your contribution and invitation to ride SOCAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    welcome my man - look forward to your contribution and invitation to ride SOCAL
    Whoever's in town, I am happy to share my recommendations ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    derekr's revised FR :

    Does anybody know what RAL # this colour green is? I really love it and quite fancy it on my next frame as a powdercoat finish - any ideas?

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    kurti - seriously impressed by the stealth no graphical look

    imo, nicolai's engineering stands alone - don't need no fancy colours to promote the brand. i let the craftsmanship do that alone

    any more pics - that'd be great

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    Kurti - where in SoCal are you? I have family in Del Mar and spent the summer riding the canyons south of there back in 1991.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    Kurti - where in SoCal are you? I have family in Del Mar and spent the summer riding the canyons south of there back in 1991.
    Currently, I am based in Pasadena. Santa Barbara before that. Pictures were taken a tiny bit west of Mt. Wilson.

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    Kurti - cheers for the write up on the Hammer-shmittle - probably the most informative piece I've read about it.

    Lovin the look of your beasty - enjoy

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    Welcome Kurti.... Sweet looking FR, a great workhorse, as an FR should be....

    Have ridden loads of the trails around your parts when visiting friends etc... Love doing the Noble Canyon epic day ride.... Some climbing, well in fact loads of climbing, then some awesome tech downhill.

    Have to agree with your comments on having the adjustable fork, I use mine loads when doing long climbs, would never not have an adjustable travel fork, it makes the bike....

    Look forward to hearing loads of threads from you on your rides and great terrain in the Orange County / SD area...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    Kurti - cheers for the write up on the Hammer-shmittle - probably the most informative piece I've read about it.

    Lovin the look of your beasty - enjoy
    Heydiho, Pimpmessiah --- most reservations you encounter on the Schmidt are about the drag (I somewhere read it's about 3-5%, so nothing you want to experience during a 10-hour marathon race), and about the fact it's a first-year product, and people hesitate and wait until it looses its childhood illnesses. The drag, as said, it somewhat became better after some chain lubrication (?), I didn't even took the piece apart. And, sure, if you have a bike in place, you don't have to jump to get one. Maybe it'll get cheaper over the years, too. But I had to set up a bike from scratch, so why wait? And in my opinion, the product is well-cooked, no beta version or the like. By the way: In 1:1, the chain doesn't move while back pedaling. In overdrive, it does, but at much lower speed compared to revolving the cranks backwards (I read it shouldn't do it at all, but the inner workings of the Schmidt make it do it a bit). Thought that might be of interest... Oh, finally: The Nicolai guys deliver the frame perfectly with the Schmidt adapter, whatever it's called. You take the piece out of the box and latch it---there you go, hassle free, seamlessly...

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    I bought my Nucleon Rohloff beasty nearly 6 years ago when I was hating normal drivetrains - since then the SRAM rear mechs and Shimano Shadow/Saint have changed the back end considerably... and at the front Saint/SLX double and bash, and now Hammerspittle are putting new life back into the traditional drivetrain.

    Progress is a funny thing.

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    Just read kurti's assessment of the HS and agree with his sentiments. It's perfect on these type of bikes. not sure if I'd want one on a AC for example. purely because of the extra weight. One of the things I'm liking about it is the speed of the change.When grinding away in the low ratio, my arse starts to hurt after a while(not enough padding). Normally this would mean having to back off mid climb to select an appropriate gear for honking. Same when you want to sit back down. With the HS you just stand, press the botton and get cranking. when your legs give out press teh button and sit backdown. No loss of forwrd momentum at all.

    doesn't sound like much but it's all the little things that add up. The silence, the abilty to use all the rear cassette, the instant shifts, the super short rear mech it can run, how there's no differeing effect on the suspension while pedalling in either gear, the rock clearance, less wear on chains etc

    only downside is the weight and possibly the drag in overdrive but for my application this isn't an issue I've noticed as most offroading is done in the 1:1 ratio unless pointing DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper

    only downside is the weight
    and the stupid price. and the reliability.
    i'm on board once the price is right, the weight is right and the reliability is resolved

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    and the stupid price. and the reliability.
    i'm on board once the price is right, the weight is right and the reliability is resolved
    The 'price'......from a man who only buys CK hubs/headsets, thomson posts, Sram X0, XTR, boutique bikes, etc!

    The 'weight'.....now you're a weight weenie in yer lycra knickers!

    The 'reliability'.....and of course this information comes from real riders in the real world.....

    For a man who says he's gone through three drivetrains this year I would have thought this would be a bargain and a no-brainer.

    Si, it sounds more like jealousy that Dek and Dipper have beaten you to some new technology that you can't fit .

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    Hey Sam....

    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Have changed my original picture.
    And heres a few extras
    What size stem are you running on your ride? Looking about 70mm? How do you find it?

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    Lorni,

    Hi mate,

    I love the 70mm stem i had one on my Turner spot and my Turner flux xc bike.

    i dont like the over the front riding position.

    Are you running a double barrel,If so what weight are you and what spring are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr08
    The 'price'......from a man who only buys CK hubs/headsets, thomson posts, Sram X0, XTR, boutique bikes, etc!

    The 'weight'.....now you're a weight weenie in yer lycra knickers!

    The 'reliability'.....and of course this information comes from real riders in the real world.....

    For a man who says he's gone through three drivetrains this year I would have thought this would be a bargain and a no-brainer.

    Si, it sounds more like jealousy that Dek and Dipper have beaten you to some new technology that you can't fit .
    that's me - the green eyed monster.
    you're right - what i really want is a 39lb 195mm bike to ride around the local woods...........
    LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    that's me - the green eyed monster.
    you're right - what i really want is a 39lb 195mm bike to ride around the local woods...........
    LOL.
    Doesn't everyone ?

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    The double barrel.....

    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Lorni,

    Hi mate,

    I love the 70mm stem i had one on my Turner spot and my Turner flux xc bike.

    i dont like the over the front riding position.

    Are you running a double barrel,If so what weight are you and what spring are you using?
    I am indeed, great shock - I am currently about 230lb and run a 650lb spring, but to be honest, the 600lb I think would be perfect. Have you hooked yourself up with a CCDB yet?

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    Ohh what u getting mate!

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    Looking at the Banshee Scythe - had the chance to thrash one for a month that belongs to a work collegue and so far, I love it. I also looked at the blindside, but the geo doesn't really bode well for what I want. I am even considering ditching the front mech - although I don't how long the legs would last with a 36T up front - may be a 32T?

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    So what type of riding u wanna use it for?

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    I want to break out more into a bit of FR and DH but be able to retain a bike that can still be pedalled at most UK trail centres. I am probably asking too much, but the Scythe so far feels so much more agile that the FR and I am liking the shorter cockpit and wheelbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    I am indeed, great shock - I am currently about 230lb and run a 650lb spring, but to be honest, the 600lb I think would be perfect. Have you hooked yourself up with a CCDB yet?

    I have one on order.Should be here next week.
    I have ordered it with a 650 lbs steel spring.I also have a 600 ti off of my avalanche and my 650lbs ti spring from my dhx which i was told will fit.
    What settings are you using on it.Might help me get somewhere to start the adjustments.

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    6ft 1"- 95KG - All Mountain,Trail,All day Epic

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2006/2007 Large FR
    * Fork:Fox Float 36
    * Shock, i2i,TFT Pushed Fox Float..57mm
    * Brakes:Hope X2
    * Cranks:XT
    * Shifters:XT
    * Front Derailleur:XT
    * Rear Derailleur:XT
    * Pedals:XT
    * Stem:Spank Royal 50mm
    * Handlebar:Spank Royal
    * Seatpost:Thomson
    * Saddle:Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket:XT
    * Cassette:XT
    * Chain:KMC
    * Headset:Hope
    * Grips:Odi
    * Front Tire:LUST High Roller
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:Mavic 819
    * Front Hub/Skewer:Hope Pro 2
    * Rear Tire:LUST High Roller
    * Rear Rim:Mavic 819
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:Hope Pro 2
    * Cables:Gore
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    * Overall Weight:30lbs..ish




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    Very nice Kbrembo. Was that the first time round Laggan on it?

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    Hey Kbrembo @
    What kind of sag do you use in your float, how much pressure (psi) do you use to get it right?
    Nice bike and very good set-up, enjoy.
    Sorry my poor language, big fan for the google translate.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman71
    Very nice Kbrembo. Was that the first time round Laggan on it?

    First time ever on the bike!

    Still building it the night before.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbrembo
    First time ever on the bike!

    Still building it the night before.....
    Great place to try a newly built bike. Hopefully everything was done up nice and tight

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman71
    Great place to try a newly built bike. Hopefully everything was done up nice and tight
    Agree'd nae many better testing ground round about us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    Agree'd nae many better testing ground round about us!
    Em.......Apart fae Fort Bill Red route.

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    Still not sure what rear travel settings are...any tips?

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    I think the rear travel on the adjustable frames were 115-163mm with 4 settings weren't they? I'd guess it would be split quite evenly..........perhaps someone else can confirm?

    Hole 1: 115mm
    Hole 2: 130mm
    Hole 3: 150mm
    Hole 4: 163mm

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    Helius FR updates

    Hello Guys... This is Mithril From Spain ..

    Here i want to share with you the last updates i have made to my machine.... hope you like it..

    1,83m - 85KG - Enduro/DH
    Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR 2009 baby blue M size
    * Fork:Fox Totem Solo Air Mission control
    * Shock, Cane Creek Double Barrel 200x57. 450lb progressive suspension Ti spring
    * Brakes:Formula The one 203-185 with goodridge
    * Cranks:Shimano SLX 22-36 with bashguard (want to put a hammersmithd but i haven't got ISCG in my frame .....
    * Shifters:Shimano LX
    * Front Derailleur:XT
    * Rear Derailleur:XT
    * PedalsX
    * Stem:Thomson X4 70mm
    * Handlebar:Race Face Atlas AM
    * Seatpost:Gravity dropper
    * Saddle:WTB Rocket V Stealth tit
    * Bottom Bracket: Rotor SAAB
    * Cassette:XT
    * Chain: XT
    * Headset:Hope
    * Grips:Cane Creek lock on
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Minion 2.35 supertaky 1Ply with notubes latex
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:Crossmax SX 09
    * Front Hub/Skewer:Crossmax SX 09
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.35 60a UST
    * Rear Rim:Crossmax SX 09
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:Crossmax SX 09
    * Cables:shimano
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:15,8kg
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    Frankenbike project:Bronze ano is going to stripped,new front wheel,new rear coil shock,tires etc.



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    zeb - is that a QR Fox 32 on the front ???

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    Yes,Fork is Fox RL 32 100mm 29" G2 from my t-rek 69 er with standard 9mm QR dropouts.
    I do not use regular QR axles,i prefer these hexkey type made by Control Tech

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    bikerbabe123 - let's go 'ride' ourselves raw

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    bikerbabe123 - let's go 'ride' ourselves raw
    Are we talking a$$ rape here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    Are we talking a$$ rape here?
    eh - she's not been back in a month...............like you..............?

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    Perv!

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    Riding buddys FR

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    2006 frame (I think), built up with mostly second hand and recycled parts... Van 36s, DHX5 with ti spring, M4 brakes, X9 shifty bits, Bonty Race cranks, tatty old wheels. Just fitted some Nukeproof 760mm bars, which are lots of fun. Weighs about 36lb. I live in South Wales, 1000ft climbs and descents, lots and lots of mud.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robkhoo/4456319301/" title="bike insurance pics 007 by robkhoo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4456319301_47578c306b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="773" alt="bike insurance pics 007" /></a>

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    Man - Nicolai's s old school drilled girder gussets were the best!
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