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    Lynskey Helix

    My New 2011 Lynskey Helix.... My first TI bike and after about 100 miles I am absolutely sold, happier than [email protected]# !! Never road TI before hoppin on this.... Closest dealer was 3 hours drive from my location and wasn't realistic to go for a test ride put my TRUST in The Guys in Chattanooga and they got it right...Off-The-Peg Size XL in bright brush finish with etched logos....I knew the stem would probably need to be lengthened and it did 110 to 130 did the trick....Beautiful piece of American Made functional Industrial Art and craftsmanship!!

    18.5 lbs..: Size XL, Enve 2.0 fork, Force compact with speedplay X2's, dura ace tubeless wheels (using tubes), Thompson Elite post, Fizik Saddle, FSA bars, Easton EA70 stem

    Hi of 80 degrees today in Wisco means the GSP is stayin home and the bike is goin out for an extended ride
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    Fine looking bike, mik! You'll enjoy it for a long long time.

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    Nice!!!! My R340 is built very similar and I love it.

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    That is a gorgeous ride!

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    Are those road tubeless wheels? I haveShimano road tubeless and the LBS mechanics claim my Serotta Legend is the smoothest riding bike ever!

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    I have a Helix as well and really like it.
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    I'm really enjoying the look of the etched logos and customized name - I went back and forth thinking about whether to get etching done as well but since Lynskey will be my first road bike (they're still building it) I decided to get the standard white decal set -- thinking I could ship the frame back to them for etching if I wanted it done eventually.

    It looks amazing; I'm having decal regret and it probably would have been easier to get the work done up front. Thanks for posting pics.

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    You can have it sent back for the logo upgrade at a later time. I was set to do that exact thing on my L3 Custom before I ended up selling it for a Helix. If I recall it was going to be $300 to include refinishing, etching, and new headbadge.
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    Beautiful bike- enjoy!

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    What were you riding before the Helix? How does the ride of the Helix compare? When I'm in the market for a new bike, I will definitely consider it. Would like to hear what you think about its performance.

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    Nice bike. If you are trying to get every last bit of comfort out of that bike without sacrificing perfomance, get a ti or carbon fiber post instead of the thomson. In the future you are going to have a hard time coming up with an excuse to ever get a new bike.

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    "What were you riding before the Helix? How does the ride of the Helix compare? When I'm in the market for a new bike, I will definitely consider it. Would like to hear what you think about its performance"
    Since 1985 i've been riding/racing the following:Schwinn Traveler, Cannondale, Schwinn Circuit, Trek 2300, (2) Trek OCLV's, Pedal Force ZX3

    Like every other new ride, I find the Lynskey better than what I was riding previously....If i was still racing.. doing Cat 1,2,3 Masters Crits and road races and I could afford to replace this if I crashed and wrecked it, I would not be givin anything anyway on the Start Line by linin up with this beauty!!!
    I'm, 6'3 and 190lbs and this bike is very stable and snappy to me....Nice rigid carbon fork and no discernible flex in bb area or front triangle for me......

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    Congratulations! I'm still very much in love with all my Lynskey's. My R320 is now at 12.45 lbs with climbing wheels on it!
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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