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    My New Lynskey R420

    I have to say that I'm pretty excited about this frameset. I am going to build it up with a SRAM Red Compact Group, Mavic Ksyrium SL Premium Wheels with Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX Tires, Selle SMP Glider Saddle and Deda Bar and Stem. I am just waiting for my parts to come in. I will post a picture of the complete build shortly.

    Anyone riding one of these? What's your take on the frame and how it handles?
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    i know nothing about this brand or model, but it is damned pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tindrum
    i know nothing about this brand or model, but it is damned pretty.
    Thanks for the compliment.

    Lynskey founded Litespeed back in the days. Then when he was bought out he went back to making frames under his own name. They are very nice Ti frames all made in the USA by hand. Check them out on google.

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    "They are very nice Ti frames all made in the USA by hand."

    They're made in Tennessee, buck. And don't you forget it!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your pics. I just got the R120 as a long distance, more relaxed stablemate for my "racier" bike. I should have it built up by the weekend.

    Is that the same paint job as yours? Mine's nude.
    Looking for a certain ratio...
    Oh-oh, nothing there this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmurphy
    "They are very nice Ti frames all made in the USA by hand."

    They're made in Tennessee, buck. And don't you forget it!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your pics. I just got the R120 as a long distance, more relaxed stablemate for my "racier" bike. I should have it built up by the weekend.

    Is that the same paint job as yours? Mine's nude.
    This the exact paint job I got on my frame. I didn't have enough money for a full custom paint job. This frame as seen here cost me $3350. But I know it will last forever so I'm pretty happy with the price I paid.

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    It will last forever, and the fit and finish on the frames I have seen are nothing short of incredible.

    Enjoy your new ride... I know I will!
    Looking for a certain ratio...
    Oh-oh, nothing there this time

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    Envy will get me no where!

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    Quote Originally Posted by master2129
    I have to say that I'm pretty excited about this frameset. I am going to build it up with a SRAM Red Compact Group, Mavic Ksyrium SL Premium Wheels with Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX Tires, Selle SMP Glider Saddle and Deda Bar and Stem. I am just waiting for my parts to come in. I will post a picture of the complete build shortly.

    Anyone riding one of these? What's your take on the frame and how it handles?
    I have one too. It is the best bike I've ever ridden. Have fun!

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    R320 here. The R420 would have been too stiff for me. With race wheels my Lynskey weighs out at 12.6 lbs.

    http://lynskey.blogspot.com/search/label/weightweenie

    There are a few different parts on it since my bike was featured on the Lynskey blog. My cranks are now the VumaQuads, the stem is an ITM Volo, cable housings are Alligator I-Links, the brakes and skewers are KCNC and the seatpost is an Alpha Q Prolite.
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    R320 here. The R420 would have been too stiff for me. With race wheels my Lynskey weighs out at 12.6 lbs.

    http://lynskey.blogspot.com/search/label/weightweenie

    There are a few different parts on it since my bike was featured on the Lynskey blog. My cranks are now the VumaQuads, the stem is an ITM Volo, cable housings are Alligator I-Links, the brakes and skewers are KCNC and the seatpost is an Alpha Q Prolite.
    John what a great looking rig! Impressive in every way. From what I gather your R320 is plenty stiff. Also, is the fork on your bike the original fork that came with your frameset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by master2129
    John what a great looking rig! Impressive in every way. From what I gather your R320 is plenty stiff. Also, is the fork on your bike the original fork that came with your frameset?
    The fork was obtained from a builder that I know. I wanted an unfinished GS30 for the look and the weight. The GS30 came in at 302 grams cut and with the insert tuned and glued. I only weigh 157 lbs and a spinner verses a sprinter. So I do find the R320 as stiff as anything else I have ever owned.
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmurphy
    It will last forever, and the fit and finish on the frames I have seen are nothing short of incredible.

    Enjoy your new ride... I know I will!
    Do you have a picture you can post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djg21
    I have one too. It is the best bike I've ever ridden. Have fun!
    Do you have any pics you can post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by master2129
    Do you have a picture you can post?

    I will by the weekend. I'm waiting on a couple of bits to arrive to complete the picture. Er, so to speak.
    Looking for a certain ratio...
    Oh-oh, nothing there this time

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    How much does a frameset cost ?

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    R120 Pics

    Okay, here she is. I just got back from her maiden voyage and I am very pleased with the way things turned out. I wanted a more comfortable, laid back ride than my Damocles and this is just the ticket. As Bogey said "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"!

    Oh yeah, the Biomax bars look wonky as anything but boy are they comfortable.
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    Looking for a certain ratio...
    Oh-oh, nothing there this time

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    I think I have found my next ride. Man, that is a sweet looking setup there. Campy, clean, yum....
    If confronted by a mountain lion, it's best to pretend to be as big as possible. But not big as in important, ie, "Do You Know Who I Am?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashpelham
    I think I have found my next ride. Man, that is a sweet looking setup there. Campy, clean, yum....
    Thanks!
    Looking for a certain ratio...
    Oh-oh, nothing there this time

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    I love naked titanium for it's looks and ease of care - don't have to worry about chipped/scratched paint. I cannot wait until I get my Serotta Legend back from having the dropout replaced. My buddy got a Lynskey to replace his Litespeed and loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master2129
    Do you have any pics you can post?
    I need to shoot some. Check back tomorrow or Tuesday Morning!

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    Is the fork a rebadge Alpa Q?
    There is a fine line between a hobby and mental illness.

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    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by acckids
    Is the fork a rebadge Alpa Q?
    I think both companies are based in TN. This one is the GS-10.
    Looking for a certain ratio...
    Oh-oh, nothing there this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by master2129
    Do you have any pics you can post?
    Here is a pic. I prefer unfinished ti. I like the beadblasted cosmetic because you can't see it unless you look really closely.

    Sorry about the messy garage!


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    Exclamation You're not gonna like hearing this...

    ...but you can apparently get a Lynskey R420 from Sierra Trading Post for $2885:

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/4...rbon-Fork.html
    Go big, or take up bowling...

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    pretty, very clean, campy, dig it.........

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