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Old 12-20-2018, 11:58 AM
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my understanding is lynskey in years past. not sure about today. i think that when lynskey started out they did what they had to do to pay the rent so to speak. i do not think that is the case today as from what i see lynskey producing in titanium. they seem to have their act together imho. after all they started litespeed and sold it to a venture capitalist. i can't blame them for that. fast forward, the son has fulfilled his obligation under the sales contract to run the company for the venture capital people. i will say that whoever is running the company they know the value of craftsmen welders i.e. probably able to pay them as the lynskey welds seem to be spot on imho. bike designs seem spot on. i would predict that lynskey will e a player in the titanium bike business for the foreseeable future. they also seem to be well funded. just my opinion. i am planning on a lynskey gravel soon.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:56 PM
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1996 Rivendell Road custom 64 cm, Reynolds 753: https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/1996...765679568.html.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:31 AM
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1985ish Raleigh Prestige - 63cm - Sacramento CL - $350

In case anyone is looking for an Eroica (CA, at least) ride. This looks like a nice 1985ish Raleigh Prestige, 63cm, $350, located near Sacramento:

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...773728884.html

The components match those on Sheldon Brown's site: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retrora...-prestige.html https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retrora...5/pages/1.html
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:28 AM
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According to the ad, this particular bike was made by Lynskey. I believe they have used both Lynskey and Asian manufacturers in the past.
That's what I thought. Lynskey is selling modern brand new frames for $800 a pop and to me that now sets the bar for ti pricing. Seven/Spectrum, moots, Mosaic, Firefly, etc are then the only brands worth paying more for and really only if you're going full custom.

Lynksey has proven they're ridiculously capable of mass producing ti.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:31 AM
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I think that, basically, most folks figure that Lynskey quality just CANNOT be that good because of their asking price...then they see a Lynskey close up, see the obvious excellent build quality, and say to themselves, "Wow! How to they do it? How do they cut corners? How can they offer this beautiful frame at thousands less than their competition?". But there really IS no downside to Lynskey. Not in my experience, anyway. I own two, a Helix ('09 Race Model) and a Level 4 Custom, and they're definitely in the rotation. I like 'em.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:02 PM
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Is there really any functionality to that twist tube set or just pure gimmicktry?




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I own two, a Helix and a Level 4 Custom, and they're definitely in the rotation. I like 'em.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:09 PM
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Nah...it's just an aesthetic.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:06 PM
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My biggest frustration with Lynskey is their dropouts. The ones on the Level 4 custom Jeff has are fine, but I just can't see why they would use that clover-leaf design on others - from an engineering standpoint (let alone aesthetics) it just makes no sense.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:16 PM
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It's just an aesthetic, kinda like when Litespeed had that cut-out "L" on their dropouts.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:37 PM
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62x60 Black Mountain Cycles Road, East Bay CL, $1100

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...764909717.html

Seller's description:
"Gorgeous steel frame road bike. 62cm seat tube/60cm top tube. 2x10 drivetrain, friction shifters, XT rear derailleur, nitto rando bars, cane creek forty headset, IRD brake levers, IRD crankset 46/28, 11-32 cassette, shimano brakes, American Classic wheelset, soma 28c supple vitesse tires, room for 32c tires. Everything is basically new and perfectly tuned. Does not come with the brooks professional, I have some generic black saddles to pick from. Pedals not included. $1100obo"
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:06 AM
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I think that, basically, most folks figure that Lynskey quality just CANNOT be that good because of their asking price...then they see a Lynskey close up, see the obvious excellent build quality, and say to themselves, "Wow! How to they do it? How do they cut corners? How can they offer this beautiful frame at thousands less than their competition?". But there really IS no downside to Lynskey. Not in my experience, anyway. I own two, a Helix ('09 Race Model) and a Level 4 Custom, and they're definitely in the rotation. I like 'em.
love the oversized tubing on the custom level 4! the helix worked tubes just don't do anything for me. a simple case of chocolate vs. vanilla although i understand it is a well balanced great riding bike.

you have great taste in titanium bikes. just wish you would decide to part with a few!!!!! :-)
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:34 AM
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and yet another colnago 65cm power extreme to hit eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Colnago-Ext...m/143059698803
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:38 AM
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oh and i never heard back from the seller of the colnago jet with the answers to my questions. has anyone else heard from the seller. only two days left in the auction.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:33 PM
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for all of you mountain bike guys i would think this has a lot of value. i just wish it were something that i could use:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Salsa-Cycle...GtQ6:rk:4:pf:0

ok i am a sucker for titanium bikes.


If I didn't already have a Stache, I'd really want this
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:57 PM
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If you're local to Seattle, Recycled Cycles has a 57 ti Serotta, a 59 or 60 ti Serotta, a large steel Mercian, and a large steel Stevenson.

But not the wool socks I want, in my size.
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