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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:20 am 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:47 pm 
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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:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:40 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:43 pm 
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oh...went for that "clean" look with no etching and no decals.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:45 am 
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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:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:03 am 
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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:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:16 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:21 am 
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I have yet to do it, but will tomorrow. Stay tuned...

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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.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:18 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:13 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:49 am 
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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.


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did you weigh the frame only?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:54 pm 
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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.

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did you weigh the frame only?


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