Lynskey Pro29 L - Build/Mod Progress (Fort Worth, TX)

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justaute
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by justaute

Howdy,

Have been reading here for a while and want to write a quick "hello". I'm just getting back into MTB-riding after an 18-year hiatus -- too many hobbies (e.g. volleyball, basketball, audio, and more) and working too much.

I'm in the process of modifying my recently acquired Lynskey Pro29; trying to lighten it to run a few CX races in the coming season. Will post a few pics soon. Need to get into a much better riding shape. Although I have a relatively muscular built (6'1" & 205lb & 34" waist), I want to lose at least 10 lbs. So, both my Lynskey and I will traverse the weight-loss path together.

Look forward to acquiring more knowledge from y'all.
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DRAGON60
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by DRAGON60

Nothing wrong with your taste for Titanium.

That's a great bike to get back with. I'm contemplating a Merlin Tiaga myself----it's old school but then so am I----Dammit!!!!----lol :oops: :mrgreen:

justaute
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by justaute

Thanks for the welcome.

Here is the first pic of the Lynskey. She has already undergone a few minor weight-weenies procedures since this picture was taken, including Whisky rigid fork, Time pedals, seat clamp, etc. Upcoming projects include a Syntace Flatforce stem, a "comfortable" saddle, and a 1x10 transformation.

The saddle seems to be the hardest part. I have wide sit-bones and big hammy, and have been playing with seating/saddle positions a lot -- and the "boys" still get numb. The leading contenders are ISM Adamo (nothing light about this), Selle SMP, and a custom-make.

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justaute
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by justaute

oh...went for that "clean" look with no etching and no decals.

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by DRAGON60

Those twisted tubes are uber-cool but do they serve a function or is it a style thing?

Very clean and distinctive build.

ISM Adamo would be like installing a rocking chair in a Ferrari!!! But I must admit to the curiosity as to how comfortable they really are :noidea:

justaute
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by justaute

Purportedly, those "twisties" make the frame stiffer. As a relatively heavy rider, compare to most on this site, that's a good thing. The frame feels stiff so far.

As far as saddle goes, I kinda agree with you, but I'm going to take my time before making a decision. I definitely prefer the clean, thin look. The priority, though, is to take care the perineum and the "boys".

DRAGON60 wrote:Those twisted tubes are uber-cool but do they serve a function or is it a style thing?

Very clean and distinctive build.

ISM Adamo would be like installing a rocking chair in a Ferrari!!! But I must admit to the curiosity as to how comfortable they really are :noidea:

Colin
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by Colin

Hello my fellow Fort Worthian!
Nice ride! Any chance you weighed that white brothers fork? I've been curious as to what those are like in the weight department.

justaute
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by justaute

I have yet to do it, but will tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Colin wrote:Hello my fellow Fort Worthian!
Nice ride! Any chance you weighed that white brothers fork? I've been curious as to what those are like in the weight department.

justaute
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by justaute

Ok, here you go. The number is consistent with what I've seen out there (4.2-4.3 lbs). The fork is definitely a bit on the heavier side, but they are just so nice and WB has terrific customer service.

- White Brothers Loop 80/100/120 Fork: 1,870g (4.125 lbs)
- 15mm Thru-axle: 76g (.170 lbs)
Total: 1,946 g (4.295 lbs)

*notes: 29er fork, tapered steerer


Colin wrote:Hello my fellow Fort Worthian!
Nice ride! Any chance you weighed that white brothers fork? I've been curious as to what those are like in the weight department.

justaute
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by justaute

A couple of updates.

- Installed a Whisky #9 carbon fork (a heavy 710g, but I wanted the 480mm)
- Replaced the stem with a Syntace Flatforce (77mm & 124g); need to adjust/trim the spacers
- Replaced the Crank Bros Mallet DH pedals with Time S-track (143g)
- Updated the seatpost clamp (7075 alloy weighs 13g)
- Also installed ESI Chunky grips
- and, of course, ripped-off the wheel decals :)

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justaute
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by justaute

Decided to do a 1x10 setup. Installed a 38t chainring from Wolf Tooth Components for the upcoming CX season. Did an 18-mile ride this morning and the no issues so far. After the CX season, I'll put in a 34t for XC/General mountain biking.

The removal of all equipment associated with the front derailleur, including the 26t small ring, saved approximately 370 grams.

grover
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by grover

did you weigh the frame only?

justaute
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by justaute

Unfortunately, I did not. My local shop put together the initial setup. Whatever the weight is, it certainly is not a "weight-weenie" frame. I would speculate the weight of my large frame is around 2,000 grams.

grover wrote:did you weigh the frame only?

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