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    Hi everyone I may be being a massive idiot but I've just brought myself a nicolai helius for a build I've been wanting to do for ages, I got it home and noticed the size of the steerer tube I measured it with a vernier gauge and the inside diameter it around 2 inches just wondered where to get headsets for it and what forks I can use
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    Sorry forgot to add some pics

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    Any 1.5" headset, external cups is what you need.

    If your fork is 1 1/8" steerer, then you can use adapters.
    Not a real problem, just the hassle of sourcing and spending on parts.

    You can go for a 1.5" steerer fork. There are many nice ones to be had at discount prices.
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    Warp thank you very much thought I was in trouble

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    If you run a 1 1/8" fork, or a tapered, you can also get an angleset, by Cane Creek or Works Components, to modernize that headangle a bit.

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    Warp would this work?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozzz View Post
    If you run a 1 1/8" fork, or a tapered, you can also get an angleset, by Cane Creek or Works Components, to modernize that headangle a bit.
    Thank you very much think this is going to be a long and hard build but I'm up for it I think

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    The headset you posted will work if you run a 1.5" steerer fork.

    If you've still got to buy a fork though, I'd recommend the angled headset approach, as the older Helius models had a bit of a steep headangle. I'm running a Works Components set myself. They're not adjustable like the Cane Creek, but more bomb-proof because of it, and a lot cheaper too.

    If you're getting a tapered fork, you could use this for a 1.5 degree change: Works Components 1 5 Degree ZS49 -EC49 - Tapered Steerer Tube Headset

    If you're using a classis 1 1/8" fork, you could even go as far a 2 degrees: 2 0 Degree ZS49 - EC49 - Traditional 1 5 Reducer Headset - External Lower Heacup

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    Ok I'll have a look into it when I get home from work thank you very much for your help and there will probably be many more questions coming your way if you don't mind

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    Do you have a fork for your build? Which one if you have one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    Do you have a fork for your build? Which one if you have one?
    No I haven't yet is was looking at rock shox totem maybe not sure yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukesh View Post
    No I haven't yet is was looking at rock shox totem maybe not sure yet
    A little on the heavy side, but good choice. There are some in 1.5" floating around for peanuts.

    However, the suggestion made before about going with a tapered one with an angleset is spot on.

    A Lyrik in 170mm flavour or a Vengeance or even a Metric would be really cool too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    A little on the heavy side, but good choice. There are some in 1.5" floating around for peanuts.

    However, the suggestion made before about going with a tapered one with an angleset is spot on.

    A Lyrik in 170mm flavour or a Vengeance or even a Metric would be really cool too.
    Yeah think I'm going to go for a tapered fork with the angleset just undecided on what fork as it's one of the biggest decisions along with wheels and crankset for which I'm think race face diablo if I can get hold of them

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    While I'm on here anyone know what year the frame is

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    Hi quick update on the fork situation I may have a set of 2010 rock shox bombers with 1 1/8 tube any thoughts of which is the best way to go with headset my frame has the internal diameter of 48.5mm or 1.910" any help would be much appreciated thanks

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    Sorry bombers on the brain I meant boxxers

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    I use Orbit E headset on Helius. It is a zero stack lower cup for 1.5" steerer (got a straight one). Allows for 170mm fork with the same ride height as 160 + external cup it is designed for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    I use Orbit E headset on Helius. It is a zero stack lower cup for 1.5" steerer (got a straight one). Allows for 170mm fork with the same ride height as 160 + external cup it is designed for.
    Do you go through bearings or has it been a non issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Do you go through bearings or has it been a non issue?
    I clean them up proactively, and it is not very muddy around here. Had not been an issue. I will buy another one if this blows. Not sure - maybe I could swap upper bearing down if lower get pitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    I clean them up proactively, and it is not very muddy around here.
    Same here, think it was the only option when I was looking @2010 with that low stack/taper feature . May have to try it next, bearings in my CC seem pretty big and I've only blasted/dented the rim a couple times


    That frame looks crazy, never seen a seat tube like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Same here, think it was the only option when I was looking @2010 with that low stack/taper feature . May have to try it next, bearings in my CC seem pretty big and I've only blasted/dented the rim a couple times


    That frame looks crazy, never seen a seat tube like that
    Looks like an older version. Mine is straight. Older ones could benefit from slacker front I think, looking at geometry figures. They slackened it up in 2011.

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    Finally managed to get it sorted over xmas just got it fitted today thanks guys for all the help

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    Coming together now most bits have been ordered just waiting for delivery



    Thanks for all the help guys

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    Quick update on the build if anyone is interested got a few bits in the post today still waiting for the final bits





    Let me know if anyone is interest in seeing more build pics

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