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    Quote Originally Posted by mattheis View Post
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    That looks pretty good -- I may just take the labels off my Moto too, warranty be damned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfischer1 View Post
    That looks pretty good -- I may just take the labels off my Moto too, warranty be damned!
    Thanks. I have a ritchey wcs fork ready to be installed to replace the current hideous one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfischer1 View Post
    That looks pretty good -- I may just take the labels off my Moto too, warranty be damned!
    You don't like the decals? why? Warranty is not that big of deal, if the bike was going fail it would do so in the first 90 days to a year at tops. Personally I don't like nude looking bikes...just an opinion for which I'm weird about, I don't like huge decals on everything, I can live with small discreet one on the frame and a very tiny ones on rims, but these huge ones they've come out with in the last 10 years or so is just gaudy looking. The Motobecane decal wasn't bad just a long name, the Lynskey was very discreet; but the Shimano rims on my Lynskey were not, those I'm actually considering removing the big RS500 decals. On bicycle clothes I hate all advertising of any kind!
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    2005 Litespeed Tuscany

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    Ritchey fork installed: 302g cut... not too bad.





    Last edited by mattheis; 07-17-14 at 08:31 AM.

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    why does the decal say boardman? I didn't know Boardman bikes made Ti.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

    No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    ... but it can rust if not cared for (none of my vintage bikes have any rust but I know simple secrets to prevent that);
    care to share the secrets

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    why does the decal say boardman? I didn't know Boardman bikes made Ti.
    You can see the Motobecane decal on the seat tube. Nice bike, tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleui View Post
    care to share the secrets
    No!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4MIEkIBZs

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleui View Post
    care to share the secrets
    Just kidding!!

    Buy a can of spray rust inhibitor like JP Weigle's Frame Saver, or RustCheck, or Boeshield T-9, and spray it down the seat tube, head tube, and into any small holes you see in the stays and forks...but while that is the best way I did it an easier way and never used the spray stuff and never had rust issues, but combine both of these things and the bike will outlast your grandchildrens lives!! The simplest things to do is to put a light coat of grease on the seat post and the inside of the seat tube and after reinserting the post wipe off any ooze. Do the same thing with the stem. Next buy a Lizard Skin headset seal protector, it wraps around the lower headset keeping muck out of the headset. Do not use WD40 to spray into the frame, it will not work at preventing rust, it will displace water so if you get water in the frame you can spray the frame with WD40 once you drained it out, wait a couple of days and then spray the rust saver products I mentioned.

    Anytime you find a scratch that goes to bare metal quickly touch it up with paint, usually fingernail polish or Testors model paint will have a color that matches.

    Wax your bike with a good automotive wax like Mequiar's Ultimate Liquid Polish or NXT Generation Tech liquid, or Mothers Reflection or California Gold Synwax Liquid, either of those two brands are the best just use whatever you prefer, I prefer Mequiar's Ultimate for dark colors especially black. Anyway just wax the bike gently, no need to scrub hard, and apply twice a year. If you use any other wax then mentioned you'll need to pay real close attention to make sure the wax contains NO cleaning or compound agents that are design to remove swirl marks or restore faded color etc because those remove a thin layer of paint and constant use of that sort of product will ruin a bicycles paint job and destroy decals, so always use non-abrasive.
    Last edited by rekmeyata; 07-17-14 at 11:26 PM.
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    Airborne Zeppelin that previous owner had a bunch of tri-gear on. I've since replaced pretty much everything outside of the frameset. In the process of looking for a better fitting titanium seatpost and I have brifters and white cabling that I am in the process of installing.

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    Guru

    Been wanting to build a Ti road bike for years. I'm interested in comfortable rides, not weight or stiffness and want a bike that I can keep forever. Just picked up a used Guru Praemio frame on Ebay and transferred all of my components from my previous ride. Test drive yesterday was fantastic. Very smooth.


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    Here's my new Lynskey as it stood when I bought it (except the bar tape). Has become a project bike for me. Put a fizik arione on it and have new wheels, handlebar, stem, crankset and bottom bracket on the way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgo View Post
    Here's my new Lynskey as it stood when I bought it (except the bar tape). Has become a project bike for me. Put a fizik arione on it and have new wheels, handlebar, stem, crankset and bottom bracket on the way.

    Very, very SHARP!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnslater View Post
    Been wanting to build a Ti road bike for years. I'm interested in comfortable rides, not weight or stiffness and want a bike that I can keep forever.

    Exactly why I bought a TI bike too. I keep my bikes for a long time, my last bike I used when I raced was purchased new in 84 which I still have.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4MIEkIBZs

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    Still on my '99 Merlin standard...rides as good as the day it came out of their MA shop...

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    Just bought this on a whim. Seems like a good find but I have yet to ride it for some distance. 2006/7 Litespeed Vortex with what look like quite low mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnslater View Post
    Been wanting to build a Ti road bike for years. I'm interested in comfortable rides, not weight or stiffness and want a bike that I can keep forever. Just picked up a used Guru Praemio frame on Ebay and transferred all of my components from my previous ride. Test drive yesterday was fantastic. Very smooth.

    That's why I bought Ti. Mine broke after a season, though. Go figure.

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    My new Mosaic. Not sure I'm posting the picture right. If not tell me what I did wrong.

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    Here's my 2013 Lynskey Helix. I purchased the frame and fork from eBay for a steal.

    Shimano 105 everything from eBay with a coupon.
    3t arx stem
    Easton ec90sl fork
    Easton ec90 seat post
    Easton ea 50 bars
    Easton ea 90ltd wheelset off of my old bike.
    Ultegra cassette off of my old bike.
    Still playing with a few saddles and such.
    This bike feels perfect when riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgo View Post
    Here's my new Lynskey as it stood when I bought it (except the bar tape). Has become a project bike for me. Put a fizik arione on it and have new wheels, handlebar, stem, crankset and bottom bracket on the way.

    YO!

    For a half a second, I thought someone had stole'd my bike pic....



    Egg beaters are for coffee rides... currently wears Speedplay Zeros

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    It's been through a few changes- this is the (almost) finished product. Have a different stem on the way.

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    Here is my new to me Lynskey R230
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    Comotion Speedster, Caad 9, Salsa Vaya, Lynskey R230

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    Quote Originally Posted by WheelsRolling View Post
    1993 Merlin Extralight with updated components. My daily ride.

    That Merlin is maybe the holy grail of bikes! I'd love to see a thread with all the details, or if not, would you mind telling us who made the stem, fork and frame pump??




    Thanks!

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