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Old 09-25-2013, 12:09 AM
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Alchemy Helios

Just received my Alchemy Helios frame and fork.
They have been great to deal with and they put up with my indecision regarding color choices and design

This is my second custom frame adventure. I have a Carl Strong ti that I had built in 2007 that has over 20,000 miles and still going "strong"

The helios is one of their new offerings and the logo style is also new.
Anyway, hope to get it built up over the next 2 weeks, will post a follow up when all finished and ready to ride.






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Old 09-25-2013, 05:13 AM
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Congrats! How long did you have to wait for this frame?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:15 AM
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Looks beauty. Should be a great ride. Nice to have the chance to build something completely to your taste. Congrats
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:50 AM
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Congrats! How long did you have to wait for this frame?
The Alchemy Helios did not go into formal production until mid-July. So my wait time was a little over 2 months. I think interbike got in the way a bit. I took quite a bit of time changing my mind on colors and pattern. Pretty quick for a custom.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:58 AM
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That looks awesome, nice work! I can't wait to see it built up and get a ride review. Those guys are cranking out some sweet frames.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:00 PM
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sweeeeet, did you choose the typography for the bike?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:26 PM
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sweeeeet, did you choose the typography for the bike?
no, this is a new typography for Alchemy, but I think they are keeping their old one too?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:24 AM
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wow, that color/graphics combo is really nice.

I'm waiting on my own alchemy Xanthus. Should be here any day now

I thought briefly about going with the Helios but backed out. Let us know how that rides.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:06 AM
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The Alchemy Helios did not go into formal production until mid-July. So my wait time was a little over 2 months. I think interbike got in the way a bit. I took quite a bit of time changing my mind on colors and pattern. Pretty quick for a custom.
Wow, lead time was quite short for a custom frame. I might look into getting one from them with disc brakes. Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:26 PM
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Alchemy Helios all built up

My Alchemy Helios
Meant to post this along time ago, I have about 1200 miles on it now. Love the ride. It is not a true weight weenie bike, but it weighs 15.5 as pictured.



Wheels were Made by Ergott; Pacenti 23 tubeless. I have not had a flat yet, so I do not know the pain of trying to put in a tube on a tire full of Stan's goop. I run them at 90psi, they ride fantastic. Great cornering and Soft ride. As a test, I switched out with my Cole Carbon Clinchers, I'll take Ergott wheels anytime.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:44 PM
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Did you happen to weight the bare frame? And how is it on rough roads as far as vertical compliance/etc goes?
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:32 PM
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LOVE that paint scheme. Alchemy is a great company and neighbors to my team's main sponsor, Primal Wear. They make excellent race cut kits, the Helium would compliment your Helios well
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:31 AM
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woo thats a cool frame, can't say I'm a fan of the build (to each his own in that regard) but damn does that look nice
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:41 AM
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Beautiful bike and great paint scheme. I love the simple touches like blue cable housing. Blue or yellow pedals would look great (but I think you'd have to go speedplay and you cant really wee them when you are clipped in anyway)
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:51 AM
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Nice, man. Love either a Crumpton or Alchemy, if I had the coin, both.
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