My Lynskey Helix build finished
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    My Lynskey Helix build finished

    Finally got my Lynskey Helix built up. Getting a better wheel set (Williams 38 Carbon clincher) soon.











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    beautiful bike!
    you really need to size up.
    head tube spacers at 4cm and saddle with what looks like a 25mm setback and saddle slammed all the way back on its rails.
    why not go up a sized and get 1 degree slacker seat tube and 2cm of head tube length?

    just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_avery007 View Post
    beautiful bike!
    you really need to size up.
    head tube spacers at 4cm and saddle with what looks like a 25mm setback and saddle slammed all the way back on its rails.
    why not go up a sized and get 1 degree slacker seat tube and 2cm of head tube length?

    just curious
    +1 Congrats on the new build and welcome to the Helix family. That said, I agree with avery you should really consider sending it back for the next size up (using their 100% satisfaction guarantee).
    Last edited by Ramjm_2000; 06-03-2012 at 07:48 AM.
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    Very classy build indeed. But next time, ditch the saddle bag for photos please.

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    Cool bike

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    Nice to see more of the gray metal. Welcome to the Lynskey family. Either its not adjusted or as others have suggested you need to size up. Lynskey will take care of you on this one.
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    Beautiful bike ... You should get Lynskey to re-wrap your handlebar ... The front derailleur cable under the wrap is too high is it not? Will you not feel it when you are resting your palms on top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_avery007 View Post
    beautiful bike!
    you really need to size up.
    head tube spacers at 4cm and saddle with what looks like a 25mm setback and saddle slammed all the way back on its rails.
    why not go up a sized and get 1 degree slacker seat tube and 2cm of head tube length?

    just curious
    I'm not sure I need to size up. Looking around at pictures of other Lynskey builds, most are showing at least as much seatpost and similar amount of spacers. It's not 40mm (actually 33) and i will probably remove some of that and flip the stem so its more parallel to the ground. The seatpost is 20mm setback but the saddle needs to adjusted somewhat. I got this size since the geo is nearly identical to the Serotta that I have been riding.



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    still say you need to size up.
    running 33mm of spacers, plus 1cm of stem rise, and your saddle is over 2cm's setback on a 20mm setback post.
    Even on the Serotta the fit looks marginal.

    Go with a bigger size, run your saddle in the center of the setback position on your current post, and lose 2cm's of spacers because of the taller head tube.
    just my lousy opinion
    bike still looks really well put together
    hope you enjoy many miles on your new steed.

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    This is the second gorgeous Helix in this thread that doesn't look like it's the right size for the owner. Way too many spacers and your saddle is rammed way back. Fit is the most important thing. I don't understand how people can buy these expensive bikes without knowing exactly what size they need. How many road bikes did you own before you bought this? Nevermind, the Serotto doesn't look like it fits either. Maybe you've always ridden a size too small frame and just got used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruin11 View Post
    I'm not sure I need to size up. Looking around at pictures of other Lynskey builds, most are showing at least as much seatpost and similar amount of spacers. It's not 40mm (actually 33) and i will probably remove some of that and flip the stem so its more parallel to the ground. The seatpost is 20mm setback but the saddle needs to adjusted somewhat. I got this size since the geo is nearly identical to the Serotta that I have been riding.


    I don't think anyone is concerned about the amount of seatpost you are showing rather the fact that its slammed back. If this isn't the final position, you might want to post it properly set up. Just looking at it it looks to be a small. Upsizing to a medium would get you approx 1.5 cm more TT and HT to work with. There might need to be a stem change but odds are you are going to be pretty close. Unless you bought is used, the swap is worth looking into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_avery007 View Post
    still say you need to size up.
    running 33mm of spacers, plus 1cm of stem rise, and your saddle is over 2cm's setback on a 20mm setback post.
    Even on the Serotta the fit looks marginal.

    Go with a bigger size, run your saddle in the center of the setback position on your current post, and lose 2cm's of spacers because of the taller head tube.
    just my lousy opinion
    bike still looks really well put together
    hope you enjoy many miles on your new steed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000 View Post
    I don't think anyone is concerned about the amount of seatpost you are showing rather the fact that its slammed back. If this isn't the final position, you might want to post it properly set up. Just looking at it it looks to be a small. Upsizing to a medium would get you approx 1.5 cm more TT and HT to work with. There might need to be a stem change but odds are you are going to be pretty close. Unless you bought is used, the swap is worth looking into.
    Yeah I see what you guys are saying. The bike isn't totally set up but the seat probably won't be moving to much farther forward. I have flipped the stem and removed 3mm of spacers though. I'll look into moving up a size. Thanks for the constructive comments.
    Last edited by bruin11; 06-08-2012 at 12:06 PM.

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    Hmmm. Now I'm confused, which fits you better? The stem up with 33cm of spacers or The stem down with <5cm of spacers? That is a dramatic difference, especially in reach (it gets longer as you go lower).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000 View Post
    Hmmm. Now I'm confused, which fits you better? The stem up with 33cm of spacers or The stem down with <5cm of spacers? That is a dramatic difference, especially in reach (it gets longer as you go lower).
    My mistake, I removed 3mm not 3cm. But it's better with the stem down.

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    Nice ride and nice choice for your group. I've been riding Record/Chorus mix for so long I was starting to become a bit of a snob with the less expensive groups. Recently I buily up a cheap ride with Centaur and Voloce. It is now my work ride for lunch time rides. All I can say is that even the less expensive Campy looks great and works fantastic. Ribble can get you some very nice prices if you search.

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    Nice bike! Ignore all other unpleasant comments, who cares what others think as long as you are happy with it. Just ride!
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    That looks great! I love the attention to detail.
    I would be tempted to go a little bigger though. When I first built up my Moots I had a zero offset seat post on it which meant that I had to push the seat back like that. When I got my layback post and I moved my seat back to the middle I felt that it improved the ride a little also.
    I think the number of spacers sometimes depends on body shape and flexibility as well. I have more seat post showing than you but my stem is slammed. This is because I have long legs but a shorter body.

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    The most beautiful Helix I've seen was the one I saw @ a store built with DA and some 50mm carbon wheels. I was floored when I saw it.

    They pop up on EBAY once in a while. There was a frame (fork inc.) that went for under $2 grand and too bad I didn't have the money for it.

    OP- what's your height and inseam? Based on the Lynskey table I'm a Medium (54 ETT). I'm around 5'7.

    Congrats on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B05 View Post
    The most beautiful Helix I've seen was the one I saw @ a store built with DA and some 50mm carbon wheels. I was floored when I saw it.

    They pop up on EBAY once in a while. There was a frame (fork inc.) that went for under $2 grand and too bad I didn't have the money for it.

    OP- what's your height and inseam? Based on the Lynskey table I'm a Medium (54 ETT). I'm around 5'7.

    Congrats on the bike.
    I'm not a big fan of the Lynskey table. I'd ignore it and base any frame selection on the ETT (BTW I find the M's ETTs to be closer to 54.3) and HTL. At a hair over 69" I'm supposed to be on a M/L but it would definately be on the large size for me.
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