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    Lynskey Helix build

    2008 Lynskey Helix M/L

    Easton EC90 SLX fork
    Campagnolo Record 10 spd, 170mm, compact
    Chris King headset with spacers
    130mm Deda 100 stem
    Deda Newton shallow bars
    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
    King titanium cages
    San Marco Aspide saddle
    Time RXS pedals
    Reynolds DV46UL wheels
    Conti Competition tires

    Still need to adjust everything and ride report to follow.
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    Nice bike. Please adjust those bars so the drops aren't pointing UP!

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    wow. nice shiny object.
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    Very Nice - very similar to what I would do. What's the weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Nice bike. Please adjust those bars so the drops aren't pointing UP!
    +1

    love it otherwise!

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    Thanks for the comments. Not sure about the weight, feels light
    enough but probably heavier than my BMC Pro Machine. Came back from the shop tonight with the bars adjusted that way. Plan to adjust them before the first ride in the am. As I said, "still need to adjust everything."

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    ... did you crash? the frame tubings are all twisted... i will buy it from you for $500 seriously, that is one nice bike.

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    Very nice! Please post a ride report. I have an R320 and love it. Flat out the best looking and handling frame I have ever owned.
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    Your component choice is very similar to mine. Very nice ride. Enjoy!

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    Sweet! I love it. Please give that ride report!
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    Nice...well appointed.

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    it looks fast.

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    Very nice...

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    Nice bike!

    New twist on a classic style of TI frame... ;)

    Seriously, though, is that bar setup COMFORTABLE? My wrists would explode with the bars rotated like that, and the hoods way the heck down on the drops. It seems like most set Campy hoods either "high" or "very high" on the bar... I know I did "very high."

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    Thanks for the comments again. Quick ride report (20 degrees and windy here). Feels very, very stiff but not uncomfortable. Almost no flex in the bottom bracket (compared to my BMC Pro Machine which is definitely more like a magic carpet ride). The fork helps in the comfort department. Corners like it is on rails. I test rode it with my BMC's HED Ardennes wheels so the difference in wheels between my two bikes would not be a factor.

    Overall, I look forward to longer rides but this frame appears to be real winner.


    Also, the bars have been adjusted (they came pointed up from the shop). Yes, they would have trashed my wrists in the orginal configuration. The top tube really slopes down so the handlebars looked worse in the photo than real life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookbiker
    2008 Lynskey Helix M/L

    Easton EC90 SLX fork
    Campagnolo Record 10 spd, 170mm, compact
    Chris King headset with spacers
    130mm Deda 100 stem
    Deda Newton shallow bars
    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
    King titanium cages
    San Marco Aspide saddle
    Time RXS pedals
    Reynolds DV46UL wheels
    Conti Competition tires

    Still need to adjust everything and ride report to follow.

    May I know how tall are you to ride a M/L size. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tissot
    May I know how tall are you to ride a M/L size. Thanks
    I have a M/L at 6' 35" inseam.

    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    5' 11" inseam 83cm (center of bb to top of seat is 76cm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookbiker
    Overall, I look forward to longer rides but this frame appears to be real winner.
    Just curious, is it still a real winner? I spoke with Mike at Lynskey about a Helix earlier this year and was close to getting one, but decided to go with something else.

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    It would fit me perfectly....wouldn't even have to adjust the saddle. I'll PM you the shipping address.
    Kidding aside, a Lynskey would be at the top of my list if I were in the market for a Ti frame. Enjoy the ride.

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    I don't buy Lynskey's helix promotion that this construction is somehow stronger than round and that it allows them to use 5/2 instead of 6/4 for the same strength.

    Pound for pound round is stronger than square.

    Example: For the same weight as a 3/4 x 0.065 square tube, you could use a 1" x 0.058 round one (still a fraction lighter) and a 36" strut could support 1445 lbs, about 40% more than the 3/4 square, for the same weight. That is why round usually beats square, you have to have the freedom to use larger sizes.

    Secondly, where are the applications of this helix in high stress applications such as racing and aviation.
    Last edited by nipsip; 06-03-2010 at 05:43 PM.

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    Personally I don't like the looks. I prefer the R430 and and the R340 and my Litespeeds.

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    Just built mine up a few weeks ago. There has been to much snow on the ground to put some real miles on it yet, but it looks really HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ^ That's beautiful ^

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    The Lynskey bikes sure are beautiful but for less money you could have a Moots RSL and I wonder what the real differences would be. Beautiful bikes though fellas...nice builds!

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