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Old 12-15-20, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8

Iíll be the first to give it a hot! I donít know why but something about the Lynskey seat posts turns me off just look bent but I always like steel and titanium with curves so not sure why I donít like that one piece.

either way, another top notch build
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Originally Posted by primov8

Holy ****. That's hot.
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Originally Posted by primov8

Iíll vote ďhotĒ. Very sweet looking ride. Two things caught my eye. A RD jockey wheel almost as big as the small chain ring (I tend toward hyperbole) and that saddle setback that might allow even me to ride wheelies like Sagan.
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Very hot lynskey

Is that bar tape slippery? it looks like it would be
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Old 12-16-20, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by robbyville
I’ll be the first to give it a hot! I don’t know why but something about the Lynskey seat posts turns me off just look bent but I always like steel and titanium with curves so not sure why I don’t like that one piece.
either way, another top notch build
Thanks. I'm still getting used to the look of this seatpost because I'm biased towards the 3T Ionic and 3T Zero 25 I've had on the Storck and currently on the SBC all-road.

Originally Posted by LAJ
Holy ****. That's hot.
Thanks LAJ. I hate to admit it but after riding the Helix and the SBC all-road, I think the Storck is going to be the last carbon frame/bike for me.

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I’ll vote “hot”. Very sweet looking ride. Two things caught my eye. A RD jockey wheel almost as big as the small chain ring (I tend toward hyperbole) and that saddle setback that might allow even me to ride wheelies like Sagan.
Thanks. I was surprised to see the OSPW on sale, almost half off earlier this year at CC and got it for the Storck at the time. Noticeable power gains, probably not. Lol.
I think because the saddle is short-nosed, it looks further back than it is on the setback post. I've been using the Fizik Tempo and Vento saddles and since I spend half the time riding in the drops, these saddles suits my riding style perfectly.

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Very hot lynskey
Is that bar tape slippery? it looks like it would be
Thank you. This is my first time using bar tape from Ciclovation and I'll give it a slight edge in grip over the other slick tapes I've used in the past such as Supacaz or Selle Italia gloss tapes.
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It's a nice looking bike. I can't unsee that homely RD, though. Is that a gyroscope or a jockey wheel? The way the left(non driveside) pedal is positioned as well as the tire logos, it appears to be part of the FD....which makes the FD look like this huge apparatus that extends past the rear tire/wheel. On the fence about the tape/bottle holders. I keep looking for some matching streamers coming out of the bar plugs. Still, a very nice looking bike.

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Old 12-16-20, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8
I think because the saddle is short-nosed, it looks further back than it is on the setback post. I've been using the Fizik Tempo and Vento saddles and since I spend half the time riding in the drops, these saddles suits my riding style perfectly.
I think the short stem is the other part of it too though. I'm guessing that you've got long femurs and T-Rex arms! As a fellow short-armed guy, I'm always a bit jealous when I see other guy's long...stems.
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Old 12-16-20, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
It's a nice looking bike. I can't unsee that homely RD, though. Is that a gyroscope or a jockey wheel? The way the left(non driveside) pedal is positioned as well as the tire logos, it appears to be part of the FD....which makes the FD look like this huge apparatus that extends past the rear tire/wheel. On the fence about the tape/bottle holders. I keep looking for some matching streamers coming out of the bar plugs. Still, a very nice looking bike.
Thanks.

Originally Posted by Phatman
I think the short stem is the other part of it too though. I'm guessing that you've got long femurs and T-Rex arms! As a fellow short-armed guy, I'm always a bit jealous when I see other guy's long...stems.
Maybe itís the angle of the pic? Thatís a 110mm stem and will be switching it out for a 120mm this weekend.
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Old 12-16-20, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gofastdontcrash
I know the drive side is not facing outward, and the chain isn't in the largest ring... but that's what you get with a strider. We'll see how well this thing holds up against my son.
I'm tipping he'll be able to give it to his son. Pretty flash for a balance bike
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Old 12-16-20, 08:04 PM
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Are the rims on the balance bike and the Lynskey the same brand? They both have that big white block. Coincidence? Weird.
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Old 12-16-20, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by gofastdontcrash
I know the drive side is not facing outward, and the chain isn't in the largest ring... but that's what you get with a strider. We'll see how well this thing holds up against my son.
Steel is real.
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Originally Posted by primov8

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Old 12-26-20, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It looks like a baby carrier to me. Nice looking bike. A little too matchy matchy on the front for my tastes. If you are going that route, might as well get a seatpost that is the same way. Otherwise, it would look better with either a black stem or tape. One or the other. That's my opinion, anyway.
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Originally Posted by seypat
It looks like a baby carrier to me. Nice looking bike. A little too matchy matchy on the front for my tastes. If you are going that route, might as well get a seatpost that is the same way. Otherwise, it would look better with either a black stem or tape. One or the other. That's my opinion, anyway.
It's new to me this week, and I'm still trying to sort out the fit. A new stem/handlebar may be coming soon, which would be black. I'm not a fan of black tape. The matching blue hits my eye just right. I don't like the white cables, and those will be replaced with black in the very near future. The red computer is kind of out of place, but it's probably not going get changed any time soon.

Another view...

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Seypat,
It’s a Storck. Of course it’s hot! Here’s mine.





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Originally Posted by Eric F
It's new to me this week, and I'm still trying to sort out the fit. A new stem/handlebar may be coming soon, which would be black. I'm not a fan of black tape. The matching blue hits my eye just right. I don't like the white cables, and those will be replaced with back in the very near future. The red computer is kind of out of place, but it's probably not going get changed any time soon.

Another view...
'Hot' on the bike. 'Not' on your phone's fake selective focus processing - yeesh.
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I had a Storck Scenero G3 Stealth for almost 3 years; longest I've ever kept any particular build/frameset. Storck bikes are truly underrated and yours is a great looking build. It definitely gets a HOT from me.

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Itís a Storck. Of course itís hot! Hereís mine.
Love the Scenero. HOT.
Great seeing these Storcks as I will always be a fan of their bikes.
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I have way too many nice road bikes. While each has its own unique ride quality and handling characteristics, none outperforms my Storck. I bought the frame new for $800.00 and built it up. Other than the annoying rear-facing rear dropout, itís hard to beat a Storck. As I am a vegan, animal rights activist, I in no way condone the beating of storks.

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I had a Storck Scenero G3 Stealth for almost 3 years; longest I've ever kept any particular build/frameset. Storck bikes are truly underrated and yours is a great looking build. It definitely gets a HOT from me.


Love the Scenero. HOT.
Great seeing these Storcks as I will always be a fan of their bikes.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
'Hot' on the bike. 'Not' on your phone's fake selective focus processing - yeesh.
First pics with iPhone 11's "portrait" mode. I like it just fine for this application.
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Originally Posted by zatopek
I have way too many nice road bikes. While each has its own unique ride quality and handling characteristics, none outperforms my Storck. I bought the frame new for $800.00 and built it up. Other than the annoying rear-facing rear dropout, itís hard to beat a Storck. As I am a vegan, animal rights activist, I in no way condone the beating of storks.
I agree about the rear-facing dropout. It's the only thing I dislike about it. Based on how my body is feeling after the last 2 days' rides, it was the Storck who has been doing the beating. As I wiped her down today, she told me she wants to kick my ass tomorrow, too. I'll probably let her.
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First pics with iPhone 11's "portrait" mode. I like it just fine for this application.
I'm sure it looks fine on your phone, but it looks cheesy as hell once you look closely on a computer. The first pic, the saddle and seat post are blurred to mush and then there are chunks of non-blurred background peeking through here and there - cockpit, between the front tire and downtube, etc. Then the phone just can't decide what to do with the front wheel, blurring out some sections along with the spokes while others are crisp. Similar things going on with the second pic, with the phone having a particularly hard time with the outline of the bars and levers, etc. Portrait mode seems to be looking for less complex outlines, like people, and just can't handle stuff like this gracefully.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'm sure it looks fine on your phone, but it looks cheesy as hell once you look closely on a computer. The first pic, the saddle and seat post are blurred to mush and then there are chunks of non-blurred background peeking through here and there - cockpit, between the front tire and downtube, etc. Then the phone just can't decide what to do with the front wheel, blurring out some sections along with the spokes while others are crisp. Similar things going on with the second pic, with the phone having a particularly hard time with the outline of the bars and levers, etc. Portrait mode seems to be looking for less complex outlines, like people, and just can't handle stuff like this gracefully.
Even looking on my computer, I didn't notice any of that until you pointed it out. Thanks for making me more aware (sincerely). I didn't realize this was also a "pic-quality hot or not" thread.

Damn. It was such a beautiful day. Now I'm bummed I messed up the pics.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Even looking on my computer, I didn't notice any of that until you pointed it out. Thanks for making me more aware (sincerely). I didn't realize this was also a "pic-quality hot or not" thread.

Damn. It was such a beautiful day. Now I'm bummed I messed up the pics.
Ha. You're welcome and sorry.

Yeah, it's one of those things where, once you see it... but you'll have another beautiful day, soon enough.
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