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GAS is it only for guitarist Lynskey bike

Old 03-26-16, 03:54 PM
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GAS is it only for guitarist Lynskey bike

Ok just hint, I am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars and we guitarist refer to the GAS syndrome as, gear acquisition syndrome. So I really need some help maybe a shrink would chime in to help. I just keep thinking want a TI bike, and for the cash Lynskey they seem to be right in the mix. I am looking at a Lynskey 240 with 105 could go ultegra but why. The real issue is that my present stable of bikes if fine. My Wilier rides and performs well but is a 10 speed. I don't need 11 but that is the norm these days. The bike seems to perform well but in my mind I keep think oh the TI lynskey will just be smoother and ride like a real dream in comparison.

To explain we guitarist think another guitar might be the Holy Grail ( realize it is the Triduum) and be what is in effect the finest in existence. So now I need a little help from the forum to give the Deacon some serious perspective and will I just be chasing something that might not be much or any better.

I phased this a bit tongue-in-cheek but frankly I would take some serious feedback. I have found the Holy Grail in guitars so at least that is possible..
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Old 03-26-16, 04:31 PM
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So I really need some help maybe a shrink would chime in to help. I just keep thinking want a TI bike,
Come sit on my couch...
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Old 03-26-16, 04:51 PM
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i love the ride of my Lynskey 230 and it sports full 6800 Ultegra including 6800 hubs/mavic open pro rims!
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why do you want to downgrade?
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I am a huge fan of Lynskey's, and plan to get an R240 disc when the funds allow. I had an R230, and it is probably the best road bike I have ridden.
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As a fellow guitarist, my advice is: "moderation & patience".
Do I get "GAS"? Sure. But I wait until the time/price/budget is right to do the deed.
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
Ok just hint, I am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars and we guitarist refer to the GAS syndrome as, gear acquisition syndrome. So I really need some help maybe a shrink would chime in to help. I just keep thinking want a TI bike, and for the cash Lynskey they seem to be right in the mix. I am looking at a Lynskey 240 with 105 could go ultegra but why. The real issue is that my present stable of bikes if fine. My Wilier rides and performs well but is a 10 speed. I don't need 11 but that is the norm these days. The bike seems to perform well but in my mind I keep think oh the TI lynskey will just be smoother and ride like a real dream in comparison.

To explain we guitarist think another guitar might be the Holy Grail ( realize it is the Triduum) and be what is in effect the finest in existence. So now I need a little help from the forum to give the Deacon some serious perspective and will I just be chasing something that might not be much or any better.

I phased this a bit tongue-in-cheek but frankly I would take some serious feedback. I have found the Holy Grail in guitars so at least that is possible..
cut to the chase please.

What is the question?
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Old 03-26-16, 05:45 PM
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Holy grail guitar? So You already have a 62 rosewood fretboard strat? Or a 54 maple?
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BTW, if you want to see a classic example of GAS, ask SpeshulEd about his bikes.
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I say go for it. I picked up a R265 myself recently. Still not the holy grail yet for me. It rides really comfortable for the most part but for me if they could put a fork on it with more compliance on rough surfaces I'd be happy. I find a couple of my old steel bikes ride nicer on the front end and I think it's due to the compliance of those wonderful old curved steel forks.

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Fellow jazz guitarist here who just got a R240. It's a great bike and I'm really impressed with it so far. I built it up in February but only have about 500 miles on it so far as the weather has been hit or miss here in Boston. Early impressions are that it's really smooth and handles nicely. My other bike is a Roubaix Pro SRAM and I haven't touched it since building up the Lynskey.

I don't know why but I've always found Ti bikes appealing so when I had the chance to buy the frame at a good price I jumped. Ironically I live about 3 miles from the Seven Cycles factory and felt a little guilty not getting a locally made frame but the Lynskey frame was half the price and had a 45 day trial period so I could return it if it didn't work out. Between the trial period and the lifetime warranty you really can't go wrong.

Lol the guy posting the pics of the cracked frames! The fact is any frame can crack and I'm willing to bet that there are many more cracked carbon or aluminum frames out there than titanium. Buy from a reputable company with a good warranty and you'll have nothing to worry about. Carbon or Ti, ride what makes you happy.

Ps. Sorry for typing errors, posting from my phone!

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GAS is real. but it's a guitar specific thing imho.
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
....I have found the Holy Grail in guitars so at least that is possible..
It's only the Holy Grail until the Holier Grail comes along.

Bikes are the same way. No matter how good your bike is, there'll always be one better out there to chase after.

I've no advice for you. Just decide when you want to hop off this merry-go-round for a while. On the bright side, if you hop off for a while, you can always hop back on when the mood strikes you.
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The correct thing to do is. -
How about you buy the bike, and buy one for world bike relief also. It's $140 IIRC. That's my new practice. Anytime I buy a new bike I contribute enough for WOrld Bike Relief to buy one.
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Since most people seem to love their lynskey's, I'll give you the other end - I hated the helix frame, the entire buying experience and had to file a claim w/ my credit card to get them to take their frame back.
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For me the Holy Grail in Ti would be a Passoni not a Lynskey. A Lynskey is the Huffy of ti - no work of art.
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For me the Holy Grail in Ti would be a Passoni not a Lynskey. A Lynskey is the Huffy of ti - no work of art.
LOL, many say that very thing about Trek.

But I did look up the Passoni, quite nice. Love the wooden rims although I would never ride them...
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13 View Post
Since most people seem to love their lynskey's, I'll give you the other end - I hated the helix frame, the entire buying experience and had to file a claim w/ my credit card to get them to take their frame back.
How about help out and give some details? May help others with this decision.

In my case the buying experience was great. I discussed my needs, current fit, etc along with what I was looking for in a bike. They confirmed that the model I picked was best and then helped me work out the size issue. I provided my fit measurements on one of my bikes along with the geometry of it and my R265 arrive pretty much dialed right in to me. Even had the right stem. The stock wheels ( I was moving handbuilts to this) were back-ordered so they gave me a choice to wait or take an upgraded wheelset at no additional cost. Oh and this was one of the few times I remembered to ask for a military discount. They don't offer that but instead they threw in an upgraded finish to the frame for free also.

Since the purchase the only issue I've had with the bike is getting the Enve clamping system on the bike to hold. I emailed them about it and they offered up some advice on how to correct that.

Oh, and when I first contacted them I was also talking to LeMond's folks about building up one of the new Washoe bikes. I told Jack at Lynskey that I was deciding between the two and he did not push the sale. Just kept answering my questions and told me to just let him know if I wanted to proceed. All and all, a very pleasant experience for me.
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My previous bike was an R230 with Campagnolo Record 11 / Sram Red combo group with dura-ace C24 wheels. I really liked it. Reasonably light at 16.4 lbs, and very comfortable. Cost was about $3000 (used frame and fork - everything else bought new from Merlin).
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How about help out and give some details? May help others with this decision.
You want details: http://www.bikeforums.net/manufactur...l#post17645211
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
why do you want to downgrade?
This ^^^^
Cycling has a huge problem OP with what I coin 'equipment fairies'...aka geekish adherence to the next best thing which has diminishing value. The worst of the bunch? The idiots over at weight weenies.

Is a Lynskey bike fine for a recreational cyclist? Yup. Is Ti as good as carbon for performance cycling? Nope.

Does any difference matter? Nope. I ride with a strong black guy on a Lynskey I can barely keep up with but his bike isn't the reason.

I say, work on your addiction as the equipment fairy gene is very costly and does almost nothing. Cycling is about the rider and the position on the bike. If you put yourself out there, you will realize this.
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GAS is it only for guitarist Lynskey bike

My appartment is full of guitars and bicycles, so I have absolutely zero advice for OP
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Originally Posted by bonz50 View Post
GAS is real. but it's a guitar specific thing imho.
Right. To them it is a syndrome. To us it's normal.
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A lot of hobbies have different names for the same diagnosis. Guitars = gas, bikes = n+1, golf = club ho's
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My appartment is full of guitars and bicycles, so I have absolutely zero advice for OP
Same here.
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