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    What would it take to persuade you to give up your Nicolai?

    If say someone offered you the opportunity of buying everything else you ever needed at trade price if you agreed to buy a frame they stocked but wasn't a Nicolai, would that do it for you? Let's assume that the other brand was something like a Trek or Specialized.

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    If it meant giving up my Nicolai for good, then no. If it was for a trial period then I would try out those fancy carbon suspension designs, then hand them back afterwards and take my Nicolai back.

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    Not a carbon Nomad then??

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    who pays retail anyway ?

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    Never. Now I've found Nicolais I don't want to try anything else

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    Nothing could replace the Nicolai

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    a newer nicolai

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    As attitudebikes said, a newer Nicolai, and definitely with some urban camo paint job or something, couldn't afford that the first time around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Lecht_Rocks
    who pays retail anyway ?

    Good point.

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    A nice new CC frame to replace my older CC frame, saying that I might just powder coat my current frame and get some new bolt thru forks

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    Depends how long it takes me to break something and fall out with them and the importer...




    again

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    i alwatys pay retail btw.........

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    It would take far more than all Specialized product at trade for life to give up my Nicolai's!
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    i tend to look for performance, function and aesthetics in that order.

    if something can perform better for the function i need and it looks good, i'll buy it.

    i'm deffo no nicolai fan-boy. weight and pedal strike are their failure [with the AM]

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    Cant say im a fanboi either but i can appreciate a great bike

    I think weight wise its comparable to most other aluminium bikes in its class, and against this years 2011 carbon selection it loses out by less than a pound in the vast majority of cases whilst still maintaining itself as a proven bomb proof frame.

    ^^Having said that i am starting to get me heart and lungs back in order and with having it built up pretty light maybe its not something thats of concern to me

    Pedal strike wise ive had mine a good few months now and cant say its anything ive given any though too other than when i read your posts on here and singletrack, im running mine with a 150mm Rev, not sure if that affects the BB height, ride wise it feels nice and low and centred, lot less perched than my Hummer but thats apples n oranges

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    wpuk - thats cause your Hummer is ultra short in the TT compared to the nicolai. my hummer is daft short too

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    I've had a think and I would give up my Nicolai if hell were to freeze over. As I don't believe in all that superstitious nonsense I'm still never giving up my Nicolai Oh and I'm a fanboi

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    There are many advantages with Nicolai, I see only one downside, price.

    The things I love about Nicolai: Excellent geometry(most important), great strength/weight ratio, 5 year warranty, great looks.

    I will keep my Nic till it breaks or is obselete, then I'll take the price as something that might stop me from buying another. So as for now, no other bike in the world would make me give it up! (except for maybe another Nicolai with some tweaks to my current)

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    DW-link RFX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    DW-link RFX.
    Lets hope when it eventually gets rolled out they do it with more success than the DHR

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