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Old 04-16-12, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Roadrash3 View Post
You guys are killing me, I am dying for one of these Ti bikes. I love the helix and found this one today. Hoping to come up with the money by the end of the listing Might be a little tough though. Great deal,,plus I already have a set of wheels in mind.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...:L:LCA:US:1123
Agree with hodie21, that's a killer deal. The fork doesn't even look like it's been cut yet, and it's a great fork, I've been riding one (when Enve was Edge) for over 4yrs (see sig).

Just do it, you'll love it and if you ride a lot, the cost is more than worth it. chop chop...
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Old 04-16-12, 09:56 PM
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Old 04-16-12, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
Awesome pics, where is it located?
My pics were taken on Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road on the way up to Mount Baldy Village this past Saturday. Southern California received some rain/snow on Friday and the skies were crystal clear for a bit as the storm system moved out of our area.
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Old 04-22-12, 07:55 AM
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Nothing to see here...move along.

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Old 04-22-12, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by MarkThailand View Post
Ramjin,

First of all, you have a beautiful bike. An inspiration for my current build. I am currently building up my Helix OS.

I currently have the titanium Lynskey zero setback seatback seatpost (31.6mm diameter and 300mm length).

However, after my bikefitting session, the bikefitter recommended a 25mm seatback seatpost. So, I decided to look for a 25mm setback seatpost in the event that my bike feels too cramped.

To confirm what I will need, I looked at the Lynskey website for the Helix OS and found out that the Helix OS would need a 27.2mm diameter seatpost! I noticed that you are using TC Ti 31.6mm diameter seatpost.

Am I missing something?

What seatpost diameter should I use?

With Regards,

Mark

Btw, does the finish of the TC Ti seatpost match the bright-brushed Ti finish of your Helix? Also, I am assuming you are using the Vittoria Open Pave EVO 24mm clincher tires - any clearance issues?
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Sorry for not seeing your post until now, I don't really post here that often anymore. I'm glad you got your questions answered about the seatpost. It is correct that they have switched in 12. I have a Cooper CX Disk inbound and anticipate it will have a 27.2 seatpost standard. The tires on the current pics are 23mm Corsas I have Paves on my OP CD Ceramics.
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Old 04-22-12, 08:28 AM
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Old 04-23-12, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000 View Post
I have a Cooper CX Disk inbound and anticipate it will have a 27.2 seatpost standard.
I think i want one of those too as my next bike.
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Very sharp!
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Old 04-24-12, 10:22 AM
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Awesome Ti bike.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:01 AM
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Old 04-24-12, 12:55 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^I am not a fan of Ti bikes but for some reason this looks good! WOW!
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Old 04-24-12, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
...Snip...
Chain is too short

Great looking bike though; any other pictures?

Good looking Vette, too.
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Old 04-24-12, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
Awesome frame, always wanted a Serotta. The wheels are a bit deep for me, I'd get blown over out this way before I got a 1/2 mile down the road with the winds we get, but ya gotta love the look.
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Old 04-24-12, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
just SICK!
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Old 04-24-12, 06:58 PM
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Holy mother of God!!!
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I thought cross-chaining was bad for your chain.
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Old 04-24-12, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
Chain is too short
I think it's just about right. Just long enough not to kill the RD in big-big. I don't think you should ever be running big-big so being very close to maxing the RD in that combo should be perfect.
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Old 04-24-12, 09:57 PM
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Yeah, that chain is fine, could go with 2 more links but that set up won't hurt anything.
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
nice, carbon and titanium bonded is pointless.
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I totally disagree. This isn't mine, but I got to test ride it for a weekend and loved it.
The carbon titanium bond process is located here about half way down the page at "the making of an exogrid bicycle".
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Old 04-25-12, 12:13 AM
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heads up: there's a M/L Helix listed on EBAY right now going half the retail.
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Old 04-25-12, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
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I totally disagree. This isn't mine, but I got to test ride it for a weekend and loved it.
The carbon titanium bond process is located here about half way down the page at "the making of an exogrid bicycle".
I totally disagree too.
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My Lynskey Helix OS is finally done - in time for my 43rd birthday. The whole process started with a custom order to Lynskey in October 2011...

The complete, complete bike with the following components came in at 7.14 kg or 15.7 lbs.

Frame: Lynskey Helix OS Size S Bright Brushed, Etched Logo, Etched Name
Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30 Endura 3 Ceramic Bottom Bracket
Brakes: 2012 SRAM Red AeroLink Brakes
Cassette: 2012 SRAM Red XG-1090 11/23 Cassette
Chain: SRAM Red PC-1091R Chain
Crank: Cannondale Hollowgram SISL 34/50 170mm
Front Derailleur: 2012 SRAM Red Yaw FD 34.9mm Clamp
Fork: Enve 1.0 43mm Rake
Tape: Lizard Skins 2.5 mm Black
Handle bar: ENVE Compact Carbon 44 cm Handlebar
Headset: Chris King 1-1/8" InSet Headset Red
Shift/Brake Levers: 2012 SRAM Red Ergodynamic DoubleTap
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless Black
Rear Derailleurs: 2012 SRAM Red Aeroglide RD
Rimstrips: Velox 17mm Cloth
Saddle: Fizik Aliante Carbon Double-Rail
Seatpost: Fizik Carbon Cyrano 25mm Setback 31.6mm (ENVE backordered to May)
Stem: ENVE Carbon 100mm
Tires: Continental Grand Prix TT 23 mm (actual measured width on the wheels are ~25.4mm!)
Tubes: Vittoria Ultralite Presta 48mm
Wheels: Prowheelbuilder custom-built HED C2 White Industries Ceramic Endura3 Sapim CX-Ray front 28 double-crossed rear 32 triple-crossed
Skewers: USE Titanium Spinstix
Bottle cages: King Titanium
Computer: Cateye Strada Double Wireless

Now, let the miles (km) begin!

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Old 04-27-12, 08:11 PM
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Just posted in the "what road bike yada yada"...Years of riding, tens of thousands of miles, still going strong... still the perfect all rounder...




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Old 04-28-12, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
Great ride and awesome weather.
It's San Diego what can I say.

' been trying to find a job there so I can move.
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Beautiful Lynskey. Got a close up the the headtube badge?
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