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    looks stunning

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    It gets ridden with some of the other bikes on this thread: mattp94, who's bike is on the first page, borrowed it from it's original owner, and that's what made him order his. And it often rides out with Mugtree's cow bike as well. I think it looks nice with mud on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozzz
    Damn Tiki, looking awesome and hardcore FR! Had any chance to weigh it yet?
    The weight is 20 kg. I know that looks a lot, so far i don't feel to much the weight compare to my previous bike when i am climbing. Rohloff so well made and the feeling is great.

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    2 years on with my FR......

    I haven't spent much time on here lately as I'm either working, riding or looking after my new baby girl
    It's now 2 years since I picked up my FR from Dipper and it's been fun fun fun every step of the way. The frame went back to Dipper last weekend for an overhaul and required new bearings all round due to a combination of 2 years hard riding and lack of maintenance on my part. The poor girl was sick but after a few hours in his workshop came back in tip top condition (thanks again Richard I know it was a bit of b*tch to do). I've also been buying some bits for it and last night was the first proper ride with everything fitted. It was like riding a new bike again and the mojo was certainly flowing........anyhow the recent additions are

    50mm Sunline V1 OS stem
    745mm Sunline V1 OS mid rise bars
    Fox 36 Floats (replacing the 36 vans)
    ZTR Flows on Pro2 hubs with yellow rim strip tubeless conversion (replacing 823's on Biguns)

    I'm really liking the set up now and the first ride was spot on. I still have to tweak the pressures a bit on the floats but the whole package seems to work well. The game might have moved on a bit with the introdcution of the AM and AFR but there's plenty of life left in the old FR yet. I love it.




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    Finally it´s here - just a day before a holiday trip to the italian alps I was able to put everything together and finish the build. Lots of fun downhill, park and trail. It took me a little while getting used to the bike (at 16-16,5 kg it´s about 4 kg heavier than my AM), but it felt very balanced and climbs surprisingly well. Maiden voyages were around Meran and at Livigno bike park...
    The colors aren´t spot on yet - I´ll have to make some custom modifications to them and other details in the near future.
    Here´s a photo I took back in Germany




    * Frame, Size, & Color: M, bronze/schwarz elox
    * Fork: RS Lyrik U-Turn Coil 160mm
    * Shock: Marzocchi Roco TST R 200/57mm
    * Brakes: Hope Tech M4 200/180mm
    * Cranks: Truvativ Hammerschmidt AM 175mm
    * Shifters: SRAM X0
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 short cage
    * Pedals: NC17 Sudpin III S-Pro
    * Stem: Straitline 50mm, 0°
    * Handlebar: FSA Maximus 710mm, 9°
    * Seatpost: KS i950
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket: Hammerschmidt BB
    * Cassette: PG990 II
    * Chain: SRAM PC991 II Hollow Pin
    * Headset: Reset 118-HDAL2
    * Grips: Cane Creek
    * Front Tire: Muddy Mary 2.5
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: NoTubes ZTR Flow, DT Comp.
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II SP 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Big Betty 2.4
    * Rear Rim: NoTubes ZTR Flow
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II SP 12mm RS Maxle
    * Cables: Jagwire

    * Overall Weight: 16-16,5 kg
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    Very nice. How do you find the Muddy Mary tyres as I have been thinking about trying them when my Big Betty's need replacing.

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    With the Gooey Gluey Compound of course they started to wear after a short time, but the terrain had been rather extreme (rocky, sharp edges, steep) and the tires do provide strong traction even on very loose tracks. This bike is heavier and faster downhill than any other bike I usually ride, yet there were no moments where I felt the front end would feel slippery or anything of the like. I´m not trying to make this look good because I own them, but the switch from a 12,5 kg Mojo to this bike and the natural increase in aggressiveness with respect to my riding could otherwise have accounted for quite a few glissades.
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    Better late than never! I thought it was about time I posted this.

    Nicolai Helius FR - Setup Database-dsc01246.jpg

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    Nicolai Helius FR - Setup Database-dsc02602.jpg

    Riding terrain conditions: God's country

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc: 5'10", 13st, All mountain

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR, size medium, anodised black
    * Fork: Fox Vanilla 36 RC2
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: CCDB 200 x 57 c/w Ti spring
    * Brakes: Hope Tech V2 c/w either vented or non vented floating discs
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR c/w Gamut bash ring
    * Shifters: Shimano XT c/w Hope matchmaker clamps
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT (shadow)
    * Pedals: Mallet 1
    * Stem: Hope O.S. 50mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite DH
    * Seatpost: Pure Racing i900 c/w remote
    * Saddle: SDG TiFly
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Chris King Steel
    * Grips: Sunline Big S
    * Front Tire: Either Maxxis or Schwalbe
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EX823 or Stan Flow with DT spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro2 (20mm)
    * Rear Tire: Either Maxxis or Schwalbe
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EX823 or Stan Flow with DT spokes
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro2 c/w DT Swiss RWS Thru axle
    * Cables: Goodridge
    * Misc: E13 DRS chainguide
    * Overall Weight: 34lb 3oz in current trim but a mighty 37lb 10oz with EX823's & DH tyres

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    How´s the CCDB? If it´s good I gotta get it eventually.
    Looks great otherwise.

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    Very nice SDR, the FR still cuts the mustard

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogod
    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
    Uh, I guess I'm a bit late with my response. I just didn't see your message before, sorry.

    I sold the Rohloff after 1000 miles on it, just couldn't stand the drag and how the bike felt so much slower and sluggish with it. I've been a happy 1x9 user from then on.

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    Looking for better pictures in the next weeks...

    Changed Tyres already to Maxxis Ardent/Highroller and Odi Grips.
    Next will be e13 chain guide but still 2 cranks in the front. Weight appr. 16-17kg.

    Regards from Germany
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    Very nice Chris. I think I´ve seen it before on the IBC.

    Update on the FR build - shock partly repainted to match the grey color of the spring, i950 de-anodized and repainted (lever) as well as de-anodized the dials on the Lyrik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upupandaway
    How´s the CCDB? If it´s good I gotta get it eventually.
    Looks great otherwise.
    The CCDB lives up to it's reputation. With so many adjustments it's easy to get lost so it helps to understand how your suspension works. The biggest problem though is that feeling of 'have I got it right!' should I just add one more click of Compression? Or a touch less high speed! Joking aside it's fairly easy to get a ball park setting and fine tune it from there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman71
    Very nice SDR, the FR still cuts the mustard
    Yetiman, A true classic and as you know, the Fastest Riders all ride FR's !


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    My '07 FR just got some new parts:
    Race Face Evolve XC 660 mm handlebars - a bit wider than the one I had before but still narrow by many people's standards. The red logo goes well with the Elixir CRs.



    Finally a new more advanced shock than the Van R that came with the frame 3 years ago:



    And an adjustable seatpost, a Gravity Dropper Turbo in 5" + 1" drop.


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    A nice little round of upgraditis....

    How are you finding the new shock?

    Still a mean as stealthy looking FR is your steed. Me likey

    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    My '07 FR just got some new parts:
    Race Face Evolve XC 660 mm handlebars - a bit wider than the one I had before but still narrow by many people's standards. The red logo goes well with the Elixir CRs.

    Finally a new more advanced shock than the Van R that came with the frame 3 years ago:


    And an adjustable seatpost, a Gravity Dropper Turbo in 5" + 1" drop.
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    How are you finding the new shock?
    It's hard to tell really because I've only got a couple of rides on it yet. I'd say out of the box it's a bit plusher than my old tuned Van R, and has a bit less wallow. The suspension feels somehow more controlled and resistant to bottom out even with minimum pressure in the BO reservoir, and still eats small bumps in a very nice manner. So I'd say it's a definite improvement (well, the RC4 was 4 times more expensive than the Van R, so it ought to be), but I still have a lot of riding to do to fully appreciate the upgrade.

    I haven't yet messed with the settings leaving everything at the minimum but I'm thinking of adding some rebound damping and low speed compression to improve pedaling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Still a mean as stealthy looking FR is your steed. Me likey
    Thanks Whafe
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    My Helius FR

    Hey guys, so sorry if this comes extremely late…. but I only knew about this forum this year…..so…pardon me for being slow…I know that Helius FR has already being phased out, but let the thread live on…..
    Here is what I have…..A Helius FR which was setup in April 2009….The initial setup wasn’t like this, it was setup with Saint crankset (Straightline bashguard), Saint rear derailleur and Saint brakes, Fox DHX coil shox, Thomson 50mm stem, Thomson masterpiece, Atomlab pimplite rims, Hope seat clamp, Mountain king 2.4 tires and Easton monkeylite DH bars….just a tad too heavy for my liking and thus it went through an intensive diet programme this year…..killed a vast amount of aggressiveness in terms of outlook but it weighs healthier now……Here are some pics after the latest modifications…..







    The current specs are listed below…….

    Rider height, weight, ride style: 174 cm, 70 kg, leisure weekend warrior (nothing rough or crazy, I’m old…..).

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2009 Helius FR, M, Desert camouflage
    * Fork: 2009 Fox talas 36 RC2 100-130-160mm
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: 2010 Fox RP23, 7.875/2.25
    * Brakes: XTR M970 Levers, Marta SL calipers, Storm SL rotors, Alligator steel hose
    * Cranks: XTR M970 44-32-22 175mm
    * Shifters: XTR M970 9 speed trigger
    * Front Derailleur: XTR M971 top clamp dual pull
    * Rear Derailleur: XTR M972 carbon med cage
    * Pedals: Xpedo XMX15
    * Stem: Pointoneracing split second OS 70mm
    * Handlebar: Easton monkeylite XC OS low rise 685mm
    * Seatpost: Easton EC90 31.6 zero offset
    * Saddle: Fizik gobi XM carbon rail
    * Bottom Bracket: Chris king MTB 68/73mm
    * Cassette: Dura-ace 9 speed 12-25
    * Chain: KMC X9SL gold
    * Headset: Chris king steelset deepcup
    * Grips: Crankbrothers cobalt lock-on
    * Front Tire: Continental speed king supersonic 2.1
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Stans ZTR crest/ Pillar racing titanium spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris king iso 20mm black
    * Rear Tire: Continental speed king supersonic 2.1
    * Rear Rim: Stans ZTR crest / Pillar racing titanium spokes
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Chris king iso 135 x 12 mm black/ Rockshox maxle lite red
    * Cables: Jagwire
    * Misc: Tune seatclamp black, Yumeya shifter brackets, barrel adjuster, reservoir caps, crankarm bolt and jockey wheels Skully blinkers, Element carbon spacer, titanium bolts and nyloc nuts, Gizmo silver bar end plugs, Lizard skin chainstay guard, Problem solver cable stop clamp.
    * Overall Weight: 13.06 kg/ 28.79 lb

    Special thanks to Attitudebikes for the initial setup, my expert bike mechanic friend for the massive modifications this year…I would also like to thank all you guys for sharing much important information on this MTBR Nicolai forum….
    Last but not least, I wish all you guys a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!
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    Pics are up!
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    The FR a couple of years on, was gonna say i've changed a couple of bits but reading the list i've actually changed ALOT! oops

    Frame, Size, large & Color: pastel blue
    * Fork: Fox 36 Float 180 RC2, taper steerer and kashima coating (loads lighter than my old 160 vans)
    * Shock: CCDB with ti spring (dhx5 air was good but nowhere near the performance of the CCDB)
    * Brakes: Avid Elixir CR (took them off the Session to replace the Hope 4pots)
    * Cranks: XTR (been through a few! Race face evolve xc, XT, saint! XTR is soooo light though)
    * Bashguard: Gamut (sooo light!)
    * Shifters: X0 (prefer the more positive action to old xt)
    * Front Derailleur: slx (still going strong!)
    * Rear Derailleur: X0 (again preferred to xt)
    * Pedals: DMR V12 (soon to be swapped for UBER light nukeproof ones)
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4 (bit shorter than the Easton Vice after fitting longer forks)
    * Handlebar: Bontrager bars off the Session soon to be replace with Easton Havoc carbon ones
    * Seatpost: Thomson (Easton Vice was ok but its not a Thomson)
    * Saddle: SDG Bell RL (my ass likes it so who am i to argue with my ass!)
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope ceramic (still going strong)
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: XT
    * Headset: Reset Racing 1.5 deep insertion bottom and reducer zero stack top.
    * Grips: Sunline fat grips (give em a try if you get arm pump)
    * Front Tire: Maxxis minion
    * Front Rim/ SpokesT swiss EX1750
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT swiss EX1750 20mm thru axle
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis high roller
    * Rear RimT swiss EX1750
    * Rear Hub/SkewerT swiss EX1750 nicolai maxle
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Nicolai Helius FR - Setup Database-1qpv6c.jpg  

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    The FR is the beastiest of beasty Nicolai frames, will go down in history as one of the best frames built!
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    Hey guys!

    Hey guys! Just realized that the pics of my FR are not there already.......Sorry I forgot that when the pictures are deleted from my Flickr photo album they will disappear from the forum too....I will post new pics of my FR soon.....going through a few changes currently......
    And to Shakeyakey; Your FR is very nice!....and the fork matches it very well.....Making me itchy to change a new fork! But I will wait and see what Foxracingshox have to offer for the 2012 models....
    Have a great day guys....

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    FR's always look mean and industrial, even in baby blue that look the nuts.

    I hope my AM lasts as long... FR's have proper bearings.

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    I miss my Fr,One of the best all round bikes i have ridden,can be ridden to a spot,session some jumps,hit a few doubles do a few drops and then ride home.
    Well made,nice and stiff,and looks good,what more can you ask for.

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    sdr08-That is stunning,good build and a good weight.wouldnt be scared to hit big stuff on that.

    How are the Stans rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    sdr08-That is stunning,good build and a good weight.wouldnt be scared to hit big stuff on that.

    How are the Stans rims?
    Cheers mate. At 34lb it's a good weight without compromise and it's far more capable than I am. Takes a 6/7 foot drop with ease which is about my limit but if you were to stick a pair of more XC orientated tyres on it you could ride an epic no problem.

    Can't comment on the Flows as I've only used them once for a lap of my local hill but they felt strong and are only about 1800g. It was Cyril88 on this forum that recommended them and he's a hard, fast rider so if there good enough for him and he can't break them at the Mega they'll do for me .

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    Was thinking of a Stans Arch wheel build,bit more xc/trail than the SX wheels,Problem is the SX's only weigh 1750g and have been excellent,I weigh 235lbs so need a strongish wheelset.
    I have a set of Hadley hubs,with these and Stans arch rims with CX-ray spokes i think it will be just under 1600g,That will hopefully be a good xc/all day set of wheels.

    Used to do regular 20 milers on my Fr,and have a play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Was thinking of a Stans Arch wheel build,bit more xc/trail than the SX wheels,Problem is the SX's only weigh 1750g and have been excellent,I weigh 235lbs so need a strongish wheelset.
    I have a set of Hadley hubs,with these and Stans arch rims with CX-ray spokes i think it will be just under 1600g,That will hopefully be a good xc/all day set of wheels.

    Used to do regular 20 milers on my Fr,and have a play.
    I've also been considering the Arch rims but as a pair of Hope Hoops which are just over 1600g. The only problem is I don't know if narrow Tyres would suit my local trails so I'm now considering the Easton Haven wheel set at 1650g! Light weight strong wheels that can take up to a 2.5 tyre....perfect....apart from the fact that they only come in either 15mm or 20mm axle sizes which cannot be converted between the two and I want to be able to use them on both types of axle.

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    Stans just replied to my email,They said Arch would be ok,but would reccomend Flows due to my weight and what i ride.Its a bit more than XC.
    My wheelbuilder just replied saying he would prefer to use Brass spoke nipples.
    Thats just added 140g to the build.
    I run 2.25's never had much luck or grip with anything else smaller.

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    The spoke calculator on the DT website shows you how changing spokes and nipples etc changes the weight - Stans rims arn't on but you can mess with others.

    http://www.dtswiss.com/SpokesCalc/Calculator.aspx

    I once built a DH wheel with DT Revolution spokes and Alloy Nipples - it lasted three years before I had to re-lace it (with normal spokes and nipples). It made for a very light DH wheel at the time and that life was probably quite good when i think of the battering it took. Many wheel builders don't like alloy nipples - for me they are fine as long as you realise you are building in a weak point - don't expect them to last as well as a normal wheel.

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    Not sure if i should risk an Arch rim,going to be expensive if it goes wrong.

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    Cheers for the comments on the evolution of the FR, looking forward to giving it a blast back home in 'The Promised Land' (Wales) this weekend.
    Oi less of the "even in baby blue"! Pastel blue is the new black! Haha.
    The forks fit the frame perfectly uber light and 180mm travel, what more can you ask.

    Sdr if you are building some new wheels check out dt Swiss White spokes, pretty light (although expensive) and look pimp as tits with black hubs and rims. I'll post some pics of my burgtec hubs on mavic rims built with them on the dh bike.
    Also if you wanting to race the bike def have a look at dt for rear hub as that star ratchet free hub thing is immense! Hence the dt wheels still being on the FR even though them rims are made of cheese!
    Happy trails and hope the sun might actually come out soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam
    Not sure if i should risk an Arch rim,going to be expensive if it goes wrong.
    I like my flow rims and they are seriously light for the abuse they can take, but I think most of the credit goes to the tyre profile thanks to the width of the rim.

    Arch is lighter by 50g, and narrower by 3mm... are you a gambling man?
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    Frame Helius FR Large (Urban Camo)
    Rockshox Lyric solo air dh 1.5HS
    Headset Chris King 1.5
    Shock CCDB Ti Spring
    Front Wheel Hub Hadley 20mm Disc (36 Hole)
    Rim DT EX 5.1d 36 Hole
    Spokes Sapim CX-Rays
    Rear Wheel Hub Hadley Disc Hub (36 Hole)
    Rim DT EX 5.1d 36 Hole
    Spokes Sapim CX-Rays
    Front Tyre Schwalbe Big Betty
    Rear Tyre Schwalbe Noby Nic
    Front Brake Avid Elixir CR Carbon
    Disk Size 203mm Hope floating
    Rear Break Type Avid Elixir CR Carbon
    Disk Size 183mm hope floating
    Brake Lines standard
    Crankset Shimano XTR
    Chainguide Blackspire Stinger
    Bashguard Gamut
    Front Der Shimano XTR
    Rear Der SRAM XO Short Cage
    Shifters SRAM XO
    Rear Cassette SRAM PG-990
    Chain SRAM PC-991 Hollowpin
    Seat Post Thomson Masterpiece (31.6mm D)
    Stem Straitline (1.5HS size)
    Handlebar Easton Havoc Carbon 750mm,low rise
    Grips ODI Rogue
    Just below 36lbs

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    Need some advice. My mate has a 2007/8 FR now, a recent acquisition from Dipper. It's now fitted with Race Face Deus dual crankset. Which is just a triple with a bash fitted so nothing unusual.

    The problem is the front mech. Conventional XT fitted. I can see there is a cutout on the swing arm to allow the mech to sit lower, but as low as it will go, after the bottom two gears in the granny the chain rests and grinds away on the rear brace of the front mech cage.

    This was first ride after build today.

    Already have two spacers on the drive side of the BB, don't think that can be spaced out further. So a bit puzzled really? Not enough sag? But that's still. Goodly amount out!,

    If the front mech is moved further out to give clearance on the limit screw, it wont change down to granny from any higher gears...

    Anyone else had the problem or have advice on setup here?
    Aka chainline...

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    You need to set up as if there is a third/big chainring. It looks to high but its the only way to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pilot View Post
    Need some advice. My mate has a 2007/8 FR now, a recent acquisition from Dipper. It's now fitted with Race Face Deus dual crankset. Which is just a triple with a bash fitted so nothing unusual.

    The problem is the front mech. Conventional XT fitted. I can see there is a cutout on the swing arm to allow the mech to sit lower, but as low as it will go, after the bottom two gears in the granny the chain rests and grinds away on the rear brace of the front mech cage.

    This was first ride after build today.

    Already have two spacers on the drive side of the BB, don't think that can be spaced out further. So a bit puzzled really? Not enough sag? But that's still. Goodly amount out!,

    If the front mech is moved further out to give clearance on the limit screw, it wont change down to granny from any higher gears...

    Anyone else had the problem or have advice on setup here?
    i run an slx front mech designed for 2 chainrings, cheap as chips and loads neater

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    Seatpost clamp

    An extremely boring question for you guys.

    I bought a second hand helius fr 2007 frame a couple of weeks ago and am working on the build. I have ordered a 31.6mm reverb post which I think is correct but can anyone tell me what size seatpost clamp the frame requires?

    Also if anyone has a geometry spec sheet for the frame that would be really helpful.

    Thanks

    Gareth

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    The seatpost clamp is 34.9 mm.

    Here's the geo chart for you.



    Enjoy your new rig!

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    Thanks Smith, that's a great help.

    Cheers

    Gareth

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    Hi guys,

    Took my newly built up Nicolai Helius FR 07 out for a ride last weekend. A really nice ride and great fun getting some easy air with this springy bike. All good until a muddy uphill section when I was plagued with chain suck. Anyone else had this problem? It's really annoying as not only did I end up having to push up the hill but worse I badly scratched the chainstay each time the chain got stuck. I've heard new chain rings might help so can give that try. I currently have new cassette and chain but old chainring so guess new front rings could help. Just wondering really if this is a well known Nicolai niggle that others have come across and solved in the past?

    Also considering a Blackspire stinger though no idea if that will help...

    I had some pics ready to show the problem but don't yet have enough posts on MTBR to be allowed to upload them.

    Cheers

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    "Funny OT start"
    Get rid of those ****ty gxp-crancks and replace them with (respeckt ,law/order, the only way to do things right) SHIMANO SLX

    Shorten your chain as short as possible, use the (ULTIMATE and the ONLY POSSIBLE WAY to do things right) SHIMANO XT SHADOW rear derailleur MEDIUM CAGE

    If U want ride as hard as the real mountaineers, real cool guys and pros, U must use SHIMANO SAINT SHADOW SHORT CAGE rear D.

    With this setup, (****ty ugly heavy poor) blackspire stinger no needed, and ultimate ride to the dawn is true.

    Adjust your FrontDerailleur again propely and check the chainline straight (bb-spacers if needed).

    One thing you choose right tho, Nicolai Helius FR

    Only true battleship on the way to MORDOR
    "Funny OT end"
    Sorry my poor language, big fan for the google translate.....

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    Hello all. I've just joined the Nicolai club after a wait of many years. This is my build so far, everything has been swapped from a spare hardtail and there will surely be a change or two in the near future. It's nowhere near as swish as some of your stunning bikes but i am absolutely loving the ride (it feels very light and playful) and the fit for me is perfect.

    * Frame, Size, & Color: 2004, Large, Black ano.
    * Fork: Marz 66RC
    * Shock, i2i, stroke Fox DHX 5.0 Air, 200x57
    * Brakes: Hope M4 front, Mini rear
    * Cranks: Middleburn RS8 Ex-type, Renthal 32t
    * Shifters: SRAM X0 (rear only)
    * Front Derailleur: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9, short cage
    * Pedals: Straitline defacto
    * Stem: Straitline pinch clamp 50mm
    * Handlebar: Chromag OSX 780mm
    * Seatpost: Bontrager RL, Hope clamp
    * Saddle: '90s Flite Titanium
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope SS
    * Cassette: Shimano 11-34 9sp
    * Chain: SRAM 9sp
    * Headset: CB Directset AM
    * Grips: Superstar
    * Front Tire: Conti Mountain King 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Halo Tornado
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Halo SpinDoctor 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Conti Mountain King 2.4
    * Rear Rim: Halo Tornado
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Halo SpinDoctor, Hope skewer
    * Cables: Goodridge
    * Misc: MRP G2SL guide
    * Overall Weight: Unknown so far

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    Hs anyone used a 50mm stroke shock in the FR, it would reduce the travel to 150mm or so, but thats no biggie? It means it can be kept lower and slacker in a more forward hole without risdking ST strikes...
    Aka chainline...

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    Nicolai Helius FR - Setup Database-heliusfr.jpg

    The FR in its final days in my possession
    "When the gate drops the bull**** stops"

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