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    Show me your other current bike(s)

    here's mine - they get much more use than the Nicolai as they're easier to clean and I'm a deep deep hard riding hardtail fan. especially Titanium hardtails



    hummer is currently being re-specced and re-built.


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    you've been real quiet lately simon. Whats up? Credit crunch caught up with you?

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    what's a 'Credit Crunch' ?
    show us yours Dipper .........

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    I use it to go working (street session every day) and BMX track.... and funny trail session

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    Unfortunately, as you know it's not a Nic. No sooner do i build one for myself, someone goes off with it. there's a few culprits on here! (not that I'm complaing of course) I'll have to get pics of the new FR I'm building. In the meantime I'm riding the not so lean green machine. Still an awesome bike just a bit porky for trail use.


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    nice pic dipper

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    Too scared to show my stable, will then be accused of being a certified bike whore!
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    My slightly modified 2005 Enduro. It started life as a regular SX Trail with Fifth Excrement coil shock. Then it gained a Fox DHX coil with Ti spring. In both guises it had 150mm front and rear. Then about a year ago I retro fitted a DHX Air shock to reduce the travel to 130mm and reduce the weight. It now rides so much better.
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    This is it in its current guise
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    Oh go on Whafe I can't believe you're the modest type

    I only have this crappy pic of my other bike. A Dialled Bikes Prince Albert. It's so good it went off a drop off last night without me, landed on it's wheels and carried on down the trail for a few metres. It's actually bright orange and not salmon


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    paul - you could have forgone the Plasma TV and bought my Hummer

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    Bought from HFTH by any chance? The combination of Nicolai and Dialled is a clue.

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    no - Gravity Sports !
    paul - we'll need to get out on the HT's sometime soon - night ride next week ?

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    As TLR says - The Nicolai was from Gravity Sports. The PA was direct from Dialled Bikes. Some pics from the HFTH website were used for inspiration though.

    Simon - No probs, give me a bell next week..

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    Hey whafe, don't worry i've also got a lot of bikes, even if i'm still a student !
    Here is my "trial" bike, I don't use it really often, but it's very fun to ride with a trial bike, you can jump on the rear wheel as much as you want !



    And my new bike which should be at home tonight !!! A Sunn Kern lt, 160mm for enduro in my lovely mountains (which are under 50cm of snow today ....) I would have bought a helius AM if I had enough money, but now I can't afford it, so this bike will be perfect, elected for two years best enduro of the year by a french magazine !



    And of course I've got my Ion ST and my bmxtb...
    Never enough singletracks !

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    Why that topic in a manufacturer related forum? Just to present yourself?
    Please close.

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    interesting to see what other Nicolai owners ride and ride hard.
    are you a troll ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    I'm a deep deep hard riding hardtail fan.
    This one is my favourite. The Helius FR is amazing, but the P7 go sweeeet and it never complains.

    In few weeks is gonna receive a serious update, probably the SXs from the Helius and a new Stem+Handlebar.

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    titopol - brilliant pics.
    my ex-girlfriend had an original P7 about 12 / 15 years ago - brilliant bike, my riding buddy still has one from back then too....the new one's are great - especially now they're designed around a 130mm fork

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    This one is my pride and joy, the wait was so so worth it....






    My road bike, Colnago President


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    whafey - never knew you had a jeff jones - how's it ride ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    whafey - never knew you had a jeff jones - how's it ride ?
    It leaves me speechless constantly. It is a freak of nature. It does things that I never thought would be possible. It climbs, desends, handles like a dream........

    I absolutely love my 3.5 Nicolai's, but if I could only have one bike, I would choose the Jones for sure, wouldnt even think twice about the choice.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    interesting to see what other Nicolai owners ride and ride hard.
    are you a troll ?
    Yep, always the same argument. Interested to see other people's stuff but posting own stuff first. It's about being vain, right?
    I still don't see the point why other than Nicolai bikes have to be posted in a Nicolai specialized forum. Isn't there a gallery thread, for example!?

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    OK Wharfe - you really need to post a 'Wharfe's Stable' picture, with all of your trusty steeds lined up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinorDamage
    Yep, always the same argument. Interested to see other people's stuff but posting own stuff first. It's about being vain, right?
    I still don't see the point why other than Nicolai bikes have to be posted in a Nicolai specialized forum. Isn't there a gallery thread, for example!?
    Who cares - I think its a certain type of person who buys a Nicolai, and im keen to see what that type of person also has in their shed.

    If a Nicolai owner invests some cash in something other than a Nicolai then in my book it must be pretty good, thus worth sharing.

    Heres mine!



    Looking to get a big bike for the summer - Helius ST is in the running along with the Scott Gambler and Knolly V-Tach!

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    whafey - i must agree - i have had all the 'best' suspension designs, but the Ti hardtails are simply the best option ime / imo.

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    My 8 year old hardtail, but still my fastest mtb.


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    Here you go - my current hardtail, Cotic Soda. A very nice bike indeed, and with the Nic down and out at the moment, all I've got to ride right now!


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    That looks like a very nice Soda. Any chance on a nice side-profile shot ?!

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    Yes, I have actually never put all my steeds together and done a group shot... Will have to sort it out. The ION ST is still in California. Need to get it back to New Zealand, thought I would be travelling back there, but didnt eventuate for the time being..

    Yes glad am not the only one that loves a blast on a HT bike....

    Still awaiting to see if Nicolai will be building a FS 29er, have asked, but have not heard any more in detail. Nicolai always said they would build one.
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    no pics. but for what it's worth, other than the FR i've got:
    orange patriot (in bits)
    dmr trailstar
    and a club roost stinger (in bits)

    there's exciting for you

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    nick - whats the story with the nicolai ?
    how do you like the soda ? reports suggest they're a bit noodly and over-sprung in the chainstays ?

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    The Nic is currently in my LBS, stripped down, with the plan being to ship the front triangle to Germany for repairs and a re-spray. My LBS is waiting for Nicolai UK to get back to him as we speak...I will let you know in due course how things pan out.

    I really like the Soda. I must say I didn't notice the flex when riding it on the trail and I ride it reasonably hard and commute on it a lot (well, until a few months ago when I picked up the morning nursery run a few days a week!). When I got it on the turbo recently and started looking down I could definitely see some flex down there. But I have to say I disagree wholeheartedly with a lot of the recent reviews (e,g, What mountain bike, MBR) who think it is too flexy on the trail. I just find it super comfortable and it handles fantastically on the singletrack. Having said that, I understand the Soda is temporarily off sale owing to some design changes to stiffen up the backend for '09. Before this I has a Pace RC303 (ok, but not too comfortable, over-rated IMO) which I snapped the seat tube on, and before that I had a Trek carbon hardtail, a 9.9. It was a nice bike for sure, but I trashed the frame in 2 months (carbon, over-rated material for mountain bike frames, again, IMO!!) - it left me phyiscally scarred, when I rode it and forget I wasn't on my full suss and went steaming over the bars with it following. Result: chainrings deep in the back of the calf). It also left me financially scarred as well!! Ti hardtails are definitely the way to go.

    Anyway, here we go, a few more pics as requested...










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    forgot to mention, the soda is now sporting some trick Red marta SL's - nice!

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    interesting thT Cy has taken the SODA off sale until the stiffeners go in!
    when I initially enquired about the SODA, all he kept telling me was he'd FEA'd it to death and he was a structural engineer, well versed in design, etc .....
    my hummer is too stiff, the Ti 456 just sublime in comparison..
    keep showing us your other bike people - great to know who's riding what else

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    Aight, check it out, my rides

    My favourite bike by far, my tiny Commencal street/skatepark and dirt bike:



    My highly modified city machine, 26" front wheel, 28" in the back, and just check out the pedals...it rocks hard :



    My old Cannondale, which has to go:


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    Boozzz, anymore bikes and you could be a certified bike whore like Whafe.....

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    Slightly rubbish pictures, but you'll get the idea:

    Specialized Epic Marathon, a few goodies on it and handed down to my son with the advent (timely punn!) of the Nicolai.

    Brompton - possibly the coolest form of transport on the planet?

    Scott Epic Racing - Aluminium single speed hard tail with new Mavic wheel set and Avid Juicy ultimate brakes and an On One SS conversion - weighs nothing and as hard as you like on your lower back..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lornibear
    Boozzz, anymore bikes and you could be a certified bike whore like Whafe.....
    I've got a couple more of those city bikes rotting away, like every Amsterdammer should have . But they don't really qualify as bikes, more as disposable items. Proper road bike on the way though (more roads than mountains in Holland), but the Cannondale has got to go first.

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    cyril_88 - LOVE that UFO DS

    My other rides..

    Diamondback Race BMX (super light, about 20lbs) - Shame I don't do it justice!



    Dialled Bikes Holeshot 4X race bike




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    Nice solamanda thats a big launch of the ladder at chickie - u must have been cranking! On a Ht to - Sweeeeeet

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    Balfa Minuteman - I got pissed off with breaking frames and having pivot probems on full sussers so I built up this dumb-ass hardtail... and it's now my usual ride... I love it and I doubt even I can break this. Not for big days in the hills unless I have to but for the local forest with it's bike breaking habit this is near perfect with it's BMX type fun ride. Seatposts are a problem though .



    Kona Explosif Singlespeed - owned since 1997- snapped at the driveside dropout and had track ends fitted by local frame builder (Alves). We've been through a lot together



    Tricked out retro Dave Lloyd CATS WISKAS - scary light and hence not for hard riding but beautifull on a sunny day out scorching the fireroads.


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    Forgive me father for I have sinned - New addition to the family - really wanted an ST or a V-Tach but this end of year deal wasnt far off the price of those frames alone!

    Lovin it - phaps the FR will get a little less abuse now lol



    Still got the mini ripper



    And Mc Lovin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Forgive me father for I have sinned - New addition to the family - really wanted an ST or a V-Tach but this end of year deal wasnt far off the price of those frames alone!

    Lovin it - phaps the FR will get a little less abuse now lol



    Still got the mini ripper



    And Mc Lovin

    Congrats man, the FR and the DH 10 are just......
    Well their nice
    Where did you get the Dh10 and how much was it, im looking into getting one?

    Cheers

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    Nice DH 10 there Karve, looks a beast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBS
    Congrats man, the FR and the DH 10 are just......
    Well their nice
    Where did you get the Dh10 and how much was it, im looking into getting one?

    Cheers
    I got it from kudu bikes - retail is £4000 but its an 08 and I got an end of season discount - they were offering them at 2800 and I got them down a bit more than that. Worked out less than a Nic and some forks


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    Nice DH 10 there Karve, looks a beast!
    Cheers bro - how is the knee? You ready for some riding yet? We are starting to talk about summer alps trips if you are interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    Forgive me father for I have sinned - New addition to the family - really wanted an ST or a V-Tach but this end of year deal wasnt far off the price of those frames alone!
    Looks good, have read some good words on those Scott's.... Am sure you will enjoy the Fox 40....

    Yeah ha baby......
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    Sweet other rides guys :)

    I dont currently own more than the Helius but my old rides are below!

    Wish i still had one of them as at the moment my baby is offline due to a mishap on Saturday past, took the X0 mech, Cassette, chain and mech hanger out
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    old rides are old rides - don't count here

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    How about new ones then!!!!

    My new flying machine - Its my first step into the realms of less than 2.3" tyres

    First ride last night and i simply cant believe how fast this thing is, i cant amagine how fast those full carbon racing bikes must be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    How about new ones then!!!!

    My new flying machine - Its my first step into the realms of less than 2.3" tyres

    First ride last night and i simply cant believe how fast this thing is, i cant amagine how fast those full carbon racing bikes must be!
    Looks sweet, go the single speed, they rock and yes they are fast.... Enjoy.....
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    Here is my new 09 Diamondback Overdrive Pro

    This is my first 29er and I love it!! It is really a demo from my shop but I plan to ride it a lot. I own a Diamondback Mission 2, but really been wanting to ride a 29er, this bike has incredible handling and the reba sl is smooth as butter. Great bike for under 1300 retail.
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    Heres my handjob

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    hey!

    This is my bike. Few weeks ago we pimped it


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    pobesnela - i am worshiping at your temple of bling! Awsome

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    I have a Giant Anthem 3 '07, which is my first sport bike.
    Definitely a great bike but her travel too short.
    It now become me trekking bike.


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    Pics of mine so far , just started back less than a year .... nic on the way

    spec enduro


    Avanti comp


    I have rode the Avanti on 3 occasions , 1 race and 2 recreational rides , its just over 10kg (could be lighter if i needed it to be) BUT i reckon it will be getting the chop very soon , i dont like the feel of it , i dont need the speed , im not in this game to win ... i dont really need a carbon fiber bike

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    Ozzy those bars are seriously narrow! It could be a photo taken circa 1991; we all used to run the narrowest bars we could get away with. I have no idea why!

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    i dunno either .... they are Easton EC70 CNT 580mm wide flact XC bars (current model too)
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    Greeting from Germany



    Nicolai Argon Road 07
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    nice stable -boondog-

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    Agree with Lecht Rocks, great great stabe of steads.....
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    The Spesh has been some what 'updated' since I posted it so here it is in its latest guise.

    Changes as follows:

    RS Revelations to RS Lyriks set at about 145mm travel
    Thomson post to Crank Brothers Joplin with remote
    Stans flow wheel set to Sepsh Roval Traverse saving about half a kilo or rotating weight.
    Sram X9 to new XTR with Gore cable set.
    XT Crankset to Middleburn 165mm RS7s with FSA Titanium Isis BB and an e13 SRS 32-special plus e13 32t ring
    Easton Havoc bars to Burgtec Ride WIdes at a whopping 750mm wide
    Super Tacky High Rollers to 60a folding Minnions, Front on both front and rear
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    No nicolai yet but there will be soon
    This is my turner 08 spot
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    norcosam - what nicolai have you opted for ?
    hope you're keeping your spot - you'll miss it otherwise

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    S h w e e t . . . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    The Spesh has been some what 'updated' since I posted it so here it is in its latest guise.

    Changes as follows:

    RS Revelations to RS Lyriks set at about 145mm travel
    Thomson post to Crank Brothers Joplin with remote
    Stans flow wheel set to Sepsh Roval Traverse saving about half a kilo or rotating weight.
    Sram X9 to new XTR with Gore cable set.
    XT Crankset to Middleburn 165mm RS7s with FSA Titanium Isis BB and an e13 SRS 32-special plus e13 32t ring
    Easton Havoc bars to Burgtec Ride WIdes at a whopping 750mm wide
    Super Tacky High Rollers to 60a folding Minnions, Front on both front and rear
    Looking really really sweet mate! Like it alot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    norcosam - what nicolai have you opted for ?
    hope you're keeping your spot - you'll miss it otherwise

    I have only just got the spot,i did have a turner flux for about 6 weeks but it was to xc(still have the frame,its for sale).I decided to get the xc/trail bike sorted first because i sold the norco six and had been riding my mates kona coiler frame with some of my parts on it.It was heavy and didnt ride that nice.I have been on the kona srom the end of last year.It weighed about 34lbs which was obscene for a 5" trail bike.I was about to order my helius fr frame when i saw this turner frame advertised and decided i would do a nice trail/xc build first and get the play bike(less used),a helius fr after.The 08 spot is an excellent trail bike and it has 5.5" travel front and rear and weighs just over 29lbs so its nice to ride on alldayers but will also handle some airtime.I wanted the nicolai helius am but have now decided it will definetely be an fr because i will keep the spot aswell.

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    Here`s mine former ride. Isn`t a beaut, but it`s my first mtb.

    Sorry my poor language, big fan for the google translate.....

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    One bike finished, 3 to go.....





    Just got to sort out how I go about sorting out the gears and choose whether I'm going to use flats or spds

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    Quote Originally Posted by geetee1972
    Ozzy those bars are seriously narrow! It could be a photo taken circa 1991; we all used to run the narrowest bars we could get away with. I have no idea why!
    Wow... that Avanti is a sweet looking rig. Never have seen them before. Guess I'll have to check them out.

    As to Narrow bars, normally XC Racing bars will be narrow to keep your arms in and stay compact on the climbs. It's a leverage thing for pulling up, which generates power to the cranks. Usually for Free Ride/Downhill, you'll want a wider bar for "Steering Leverage" which allows you to torque the steering through rugged terrain.

    Then again, everyone has a different feel and opinion of what works for them. I myself run a narrow bar on my trail/free ride bikes to avoid snaggin' trees and branches. My friends give me crap for how narrow my bars are but I don't listen much. Its a personal preference.
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    Weight weenie XC race bike.





    Tazer FS (04)



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    everyone should own at least 1 on-one if they want to be considered a serious UK mtb'er

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    i was racing it on my uni team, cheapest race weight hardtail i could find! did have SIDs on it but i warped the lowers

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    Apart from my Nicolai Helius ST (see sig) these are my other rides below.
    The little white one probably gets the most use...

    trail bike - Intense 5.5evp:
    was stickered


    now stickerless... really should get a better shot..



    street bike - NS Suburban:

    static 180

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    Mines :

    * An old PEUGEOT PX 10 since 1966 - Road Single Speed :



    * A SYCIP 29" Unleaded (custom geometry) :



    * A NEMESIS PROJECT - Dethmobile (custom geometry) :



    * A COVE - Handjob :




    * ... and my new frame wich waiting for his fork ... (in replacement of my Ellsworth Epiphany) .... a NICOLAI - Helius AM Taylor made :
    >>> More Clowns on more bikes ... more often !
    >>> PTDR (Pump Track Digger and Rider)

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    Oxygum, now there's an experienced line up........

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    Nice AM congrats!
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    Hart & Huntington Session 88




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    my prefered bike:









    manufacturers of "vilvy cycles", hardtails all-mountain and xc titanium bikes
    http://www.vilvy-cycles.com/

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    i want your SC dorrados for my intense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeyakey
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinches
    i want your SC dorrados for my intense!
    NEVER!!! It's good where It is!! I had dream about it for years, and I found this one after several month of intensive search, I will never sell it!
    manufacturers of "vilvy cycles", hardtails all-mountain and xc titanium bikes
    http://www.vilvy-cycles.com/

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    As posted in norco's similar thread a couple of months ago.
    My Wyte E120 and Scott scale. Both are in my brother's hands in Greece now since I just received my new Helus AM I'm in love
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    Mrs TLR has just had her first session on her new Juliana.....
    Her hardtail has served her well for the last 7 years, but she's now ready to take it to the next level

    up to Dipper's on Saturday to get the XTR chainset fitted in place of the XT [shorter arms].....

    it's taken us a long time to finally get a frame with sufficient standover and suitable reach, mated to a fork and shock that's designed for a light 5'2" woman, but we got here eventually

    we're now looking forward to the snow completely melting and shredding our suspension rigs together, just like we have on our hardtails over the years.

    a week in glentress in may, followed by a trip to whistler in september, and she's now keen to accompany me to the Mega

    that's a result, if ever there was one


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    just a shame it's so white
    however she loves it

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    Took me an age to get my Mrs a a bike set up right like your Mrs 5'2" and only 48kg! couldn't get shocks TF guided me to dual air fork and fox float r shock tuned by them now works a treat for her. Only 90psi in forks! to get correct sag!
    Last edited by Garry AM; 03-07-2010 at 01:14 PM.

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    garryam - same here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dua;l air fork and tiny wee RP23


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    we should set up a thread for setting up tiny bikes for slim ladies it's the most impossible task known to man! Good thing is they're too light to break anything! so super light weight all round.

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    garry - quite true

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    TLR- Will you be able to keep up with Mrs TLR.

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    My partner (5'3") ended up with a titus Racer X , 165 cranks , old style Sids & 165 xt cranks on an XXS frame & she loves it.

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    TLR's what happended to the statement you made many times about santa cruz being absolute wank stain quality frames and now your bought one? I'm nae looking for a square go just wondered why the change of heart?

    I actually think they are pretty good i loved me old VP-Free
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    it's the only bike other than an XS Chumba, that would fit with the correct toptube and standover for her petite frame..
    and it was an absolute bargain.
    and she loves it.
    and it means we get to go shredding together again.
    i wouldn't have chosen it, i'm no SC fan, but all the girls on STW and some of our local female friends love them.
    @sam : possibly not - she kicked my as% at the weekend at Glenshee

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    My newest toy. First time i built a MTB by my own. I'm quite a bit proud. Still needs some tweaking here and there, shifting isn't perfect, but i rolls.

    Frame is a 100 pound be-one karma from CRC, 20 € worth of spray paint (RAL 5015 - ain't perfect either, but also first time), mz pro eta 105mm, hayes hfx, lx/xt mix ...

    It kinda looks small(ish) for my 6'. Didn't ride it in full gear, only down the road,f elt okay for the first time. The horse didn't throw me off, should be a good sign.


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    My Pig has become my main bike until I sort out a new Nic. Loving the hardtailiness of it all (sorry super think, can't work out how to just up a pic here)

    Off road
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21798242@N05/4688068227/

    On road
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    You need more stickers!
    its a slikgraphics.com full custom moto vinyl graphics kit, stops her gettin eaten on up lifts, and keeps sponsors happy

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    These two...




    ...are helping me cover the wait for this one (Photshop image):



    Already have a few bits and pieces together, but the frame isn´t due before July/August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forky
    no pics. but for what it's worth, other than the FR i've got:
    orange patriot (in bits)
    dmr trailstar
    and a club roost stinger (in bits)

    there's exciting for you
    the trailstar


    and the patriot is almost back! building it up for the gf. just need a few more bits and good to go.

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