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Lynskey Backroad sale

These pop up every 6-12 months, Lynskey discounting old stock via eBay sale. Backroad is Lynskey's loaded touring frame. Be sure to check on availability of the Fyxation fork in link below (tapered steerer forks may be hard to find, but a Surly Disc Trucker can substitute):


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My Backroad is from 2017 and it had a cylindrical head tube instead of truncated conical shape head tube. I used a 2004 rim brake LHT fork, works great and I do not mind having a rim brake front and disc rear. I am clueless on how to fit a fork to a tapered head tube, but I do not need to know. So, please do not ask me how, as my frame uses a conventional headset for a 1 1/8 steerer tube fork.

If anyone here buys one of these, I strongly encourage you to add some blue locktite (or other threadlocker) to the M4 screws that hold the rear dropouts to the frame. There are four M4 screws, two on each side. One of those screws on my 135mm version dropout started to unscrew from vibration and it was most inconvenient. Fortunately I was on a tour, so I had more tools and spares with me than I typically carry so I could fix everything.

If anyone wants to know more about this model, this is a pretty long thread with lots of detail on a couple of builds including mine.
Lynskey Backroad Build

You might think of it as a Titaniium bike which of course must be absurdly light, but it is a touring bike. and the weight of a touring bike is the sum of the weights of its parts. My rear wheel (36 spoke) with tire and cassette weighs more than the frame because the wheels are build for loaded touring. So it is not that light. With fenders but without racks, my build (with leather saddle) is 14.6kg. My steel framed road bike (without fenders) is several kg lighter because it was built to be a light road bike.

If you are interested about my thoughts on this bike, I am very happy with mine, I did a 42 mile exercise ride on it two days ago.
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