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Old 02-15-2018, 08:51 AM
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Lynskey Helix, disc flavor

This is my first ti frame. Kind of an odd example of the material, I know, but the fit seems good and the price via Lynskey's ebay was certainly right. Built up with my journeyman Rival 22 (with 10 speed 180mm crank) group that's been on like 8 bikes now and won't die, Velocity A23 wheels, Vittoria Pave 27's, Yokozuna Motoko brakes and Ritchey Neo Classic bars. First ride was this morning, very happy with it. Planning to get the flagpole above the stem cut this week, unlike my last road bike where it stuck around for most of the spring
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:55 AM
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Looks good man. Hard to go wrong with a bike like that!
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:42 PM
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Perfect!
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:42 PM
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That’s a nice looking bike, congrats, I’m jealous
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:31 AM
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I got the steerer cut and have put some more miles on. Very happy with this one. I think it will be a keeper. When it's officially spring I plan to put some Corsa G+ 28's with latex tubes on, which should make it ride even more nicely.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:49 AM
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Beautiful ti bike (and my size too!) How does the ride compare to your steel rigs?
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:35 PM
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Beautiful ti bike (and my size too!) How does the ride compare to your steel rigs?
It's surprisingly different from prior rides, in that it is exceptionally comfortable going over cracked pavement and other rough surfaces (moreso than I expected). What I don't know is if that's more a function of the frame/wheels/tires/fork (i.e. the bike itself) or the position I'm in on the bike, which is lower and more aggressive than on my last couple steel bikes and suspends more of my weight fore of the saddle, possibly isolating me somewhat from the feel of impact at the saddle usually associated with riding rough pavement. The frame feels very stiff while sprinting as well.

This is a long-winded way of saying I am enjoying this bike a whole lot so far!
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:27 PM
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Looks great! I just built mine up a couple of weeks ago. I have only put a 30 mile ride on it so far, but feel it will end up my go to road bike this spring.

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Old 04-26-2018, 01:36 PM
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A couple updates- I got some carbon wheels I had laying around with a broken spoke fixed and paired them with the aforementioned Vittoria Corsa G+ 28's and latex tubes.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:11 PM
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Very sharp. Dig the wheels. I just finished up a ride on my Helix 45 mins ago. As I was pondering the quickness and smoothness of the bike, I was wondering, for the umpteenth time, whether the helix shape really adds some special sauce or whether the frame is just a well-put together ti frame maximizing the qualities of the material. Either way, I really like mine. Enjoy yours.
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