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    My Winter Helix Build N+1 starts early

    I know the snow is not quite falling yet but I got a good deal on this frame off of the Lynskey Loft and started the build.

    I've been out of cycling for over 12 years because of a bum hip and finally was able to have it replaced in November of last year. Started biking again in early spring and worked my way back into decent shape. Sold all of my guitars (fingers not working like they used too and was bored with my playing anyway) and one older Schwinn Paramount (Waterford) to finance this build plus my Wilier and gear (to keep my Wife happy I purchased her a Felt).

    Helix frame with internal rear brake cable routing and rack eyelets.









    Campy Super Record RB.


    Record RD.


    Ritchey Stem and bar, CaneCreek headset, Easton ec90 SL fork.


    Campy Record crank and FD.


    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost.



    On a side note, I'm pretty happy with the fitness I gained over the summer. I've lost 12 lbs (down to 168 now), my blood pressure is normal and my legs are starting to equal out as my right leg was weak after years of favoring it because of my hip.
    In the spring I would take my MB out to an old abandoned nuclear missile site and do loops (it's suppose to be a park but only kids drinking and drugging go there). A good lap in the spring would be a struggle to get under 3 minutes. Now that the weather has turned I'm back up there doing loops and my best lap time is 2:07 me happy...
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    Keep at it, get photos!
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    It's like a two-wheeled supermodel. Look at those welds...

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    Have lusted in my heart for one of those frames since it was introduced. Post your ride impressions when it is done.

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    sweet looking ride. envious.
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    winter ride..?? must not have snow where u live!

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    Now that my friend is a bike. Simply gorgeous!! Love the Campy stuff. What do you think it'll weigh out at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trx1 View Post
    winter ride..?? must not have snow where u live!
    Plenty of snow here, average around 50 inches per year but has been up in recent years due to GW.

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    Senior Member Brew1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decatur_Tide View Post
    Now that my friend is a bike. Simply gorgeous!! Love the Campy stuff. What do you think it'll weigh out at?
    Thanks, I'm thinking around 16.5 lbs when completed. About 1/2lb less than my Wilier...

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    First time I've heard anyone wonder if it snows in Wisconsin. Yes, we have been at 50"+ in recent years. Had over 100" about 3 years ago.
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    Hey my 50 +er friends I hope the sun is out this weekend and it's at least in the 30's so I can take it for a shake down ride!!! Better photos when the weather and light cooperates.














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    Lookin' GOOOD!!!
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    Awesome. That is one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    That is a sweet looking bike. I suggest mounting it on the wall or placing it on a pedestal enclosed in plastic with studio lighting. Very nice.
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    What a sweet build!, that is hands down the nicest Lynskey I have seen. Looking forward to a ride report when you get her finished. the Campaglolo grouppo is really nice to see on a build.

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    A full ride report would be very welcome. I currently have two titanium bikes, and they have very different rides. The Helix is one I looked at (a used one) but it was too big for me. I'd be most interested in your thoughts compared to other bikes in your stable.
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    Sick bike.

    Does the internal routing hole get any sort of grommet or stopper in it?

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I will try and post a ride report but being bundled up for the cold is probably gives a somewhat different feel then when it's nice a warm. I also have the tubeless tires on it so I'm real curious to see how they feel.

    There are no stoppers on the internal cable, I suppose if it becomes a problem I can add some small zip ties on each end where the cable enters and leaves the top tube.

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