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  1. Thread: lynsky tourer.

    by alan s
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    Lynskey has a gazillion videos on YouTube. Here...

    Lynskey has a gazillion videos on YouTube. Here is a more recent one comparing the Backroad to the Urbanskey. You can learn a lot about Ti frame manufacturing if you have the time to watch all....
  2. No weight limit on the frame. They offer a steel...

    No weight limit on the frame. They offer a steel fork if you want front panniers. As far as cable routing, internal looks nice, but I wouldn't pay extra for it. No real benefit for a tourer or...
  3. The complete write up is over on the Commuting...

    The complete write up is over on the Commuting subforum. The bike will also serve as a touring bike, but primarily built as a commuter. ...
  4. It's nice you found someone local that does such...

    It's nice you found someone local that does such beautiful work. Good things, like a handmade Ti bike, take time and care.
  5. Must be painful waiting and watching. Mine took...

    Must be painful waiting and watching. Mine took about 3 weeks from ordering to delivery, and it seemed like forever. Can't wait to see the finished product. Here's a write up of my Lynskey.
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    It's someone checking up on you to see if you are...

    It's someone checking up on you to see if you are actually as fast and ride as far as you claim online.
  7. Absolutely not! I had to make a $40 copay. ...

    Absolutely not! I had to make a $40 copay. Obamacare paid for the rest.
  8. I recently bought a whole titanium bike at the...

    I recently bought a whole titanium bike at the recommendation of my therapist. You just have to get the right therapist.
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    Why is the saddle always the first thing to be...

    Why is the saddle always the first thing to be blamed? The wear could be from scratching yourself down there too much.
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    The towpath is flat, other than the locks, and in...

    The towpath is flat, other than the locks, and in fairly good condition, as far as traction is concerned. I ride with Big Apples, which have little to no tread. There is the occasional loose rock...
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    I have no idea. How about you find out and report...

    I have no idea. How about you find out and report back when you have the answer?
  12. I commute on everything from 23 to 60. Depends...

    I commute on everything from 23 to 60. Depends on the route, season and preference. Commuter bikes currently set up with 50s and 28s. Quick wheels swap and I have 35s and winter studded tires (26 x...
  13. Thread: Next level DIY

    by alan s
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    Could you print out a bike frame?

    Could you print out a bike frame?
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    No way to predict the weather very far in...

    No way to predict the weather very far in advance. Last summer in July it was 50 F at night in Connellsville, and 85 F at night in Williamsport a few days later. Rain is completely unpredictable. ...
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    Sticky: Tom's presence and influence will live on here at...

    Tom's presence and influence will live on here at BF. I'll miss you, friend.
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    Life is a little more complicated as an adult...

    Life is a little more complicated as an adult with many responsibilities. Some of us are expected to show up at work on time, ready to work, not smelling like a sewer rat, and then go home to a...
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    That'll get things locked down pretty fast. If...

    That'll get things locked down pretty fast.

    If you are not the kind of person who likes to face and overcome challenges, public transportation, cars and trains are the best way to get to work and...
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    I agree with the OP's decision to not bike...

    I agree with the OP's decision to not bike commute. It is quite challenging to dress right, maintain the bike, negotiate traffic, deal with the weather, change flats, and clean up after the ride. ...
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    Rain in the morning, so I drove and rode after...

    Rain in the morning, so I drove and rode after work to National Harbor in Maryland south of DC. The Awakening statue was moved from Hains Point in DC to the "beach." Pretty cool statue. The bike...
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    If it is dark, a powerful helmet mounted light is...

    If it is dark, a powerful helmet mounted light is an effective deterrent. If the person engages you, it won't take them long to realize you are not to be effed with. A helmet cam could also help as...
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    No. The Tubus Ti racks are really nice, but as...

    No. The Tubus Ti racks are really nice, but as with the Lynskey racks, they are designed more for panniers. I use the Topeak rack and trunk bag on 2 commuter bikes now. Whichever bike I'm riding,...
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    Yeah, you're right. 0.5% deduction for the...

    Yeah, you're right.

    0.5% deduction for the seatstay bridge fender mount.
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    The bike is everything I expected, and rides even...

    The bike is everything I expected, and rides even better than anticipated. I do want to point out a few nits or quirks about the bike, in the event anyone is contemplating buying one. In no...
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    Adding to the great advice given so far, if it...

    Adding to the great advice given so far, if it rains where you are, be prepared with at least a lightweight rain jacket, lights (front and rear) and fenders. They change a ride from potentially...
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    Had the Urbanskey out on the dirt for the first...

    Had the Urbanskey out on the dirt for the first time this morning. Even with 700x28 tires, it felt great. The carbon fork and Ti frame were really in their element. For longer offroad rides, I'd...
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