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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:14 pm 
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Imaking20 wrote:
Dang, surprised to hear that! I think it's the most interesting bike I've built for sure. The blue bike was probably the most visually impressive - but I am really liking the industrial feel of the raw carbon and metal on this one.
I absolutely love the look of Ti as a base for a build but then marrying the right components is key and I think you nailed it. The decals with the matte UD carbon bits, wheel depth, geo, EE’s etc are all really perfect on this.

This makes me want to copy you and Ryan and get a Ti bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Thank you - I appreciate the positive comments! :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:57 pm 
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I absolutely love the look of Ti as a base for a build but then marrying the right components is key and I think you nailed it. The decals with the matte UD carbon bits, wheel depth, geo, EE’s etc are all really perfect on this.

This makes me want to copy you and Ryan and get a Ti bike.
This.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Updated parts list. There were some errors in the last version that have been irritating a certain moderator...

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I snagged some 9000 C24 tubulars recently and took them out for a spin over the weekend. The finish quality is, unsurprisingly, very good. Looking forward to putting in more miles on them to get more of an opinion about their performance. And some pictures!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Eek, it is tough to pick up the actual color of the graphene gumwalls with a cell phone!

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Sitting at 5734g :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:43 am 
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Now I'm just collecting wheels while rain has me stuck on the hamster wheel. Picked up the new C40 tubular which will vie for the "daily" spot that's currently held by the 46. The Reynolds has really proven to be a quiver killer... But now I'm half-heartedly wanting to build up a quiver.

The finish quality of the Shimano wheel is really outstanding. Aesthetically, they are more reminiscent of Enve SES wheels than I had expected - which is nice because I'd pondered snagging a set of 3.4s. Total weight is 1372g so they'll be giving up ~130g to my Reynolds. I should have 4-5 hours on Saturday to make an impression if the braking and ride quality will be good enough to unseat the Aeros

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:15 am 
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Those C40s look good dressed in black

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:48 pm 
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You mean the C40s?

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Imaking20 wrote:
You mean the C40s?
Yes .... fixed

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:33 pm 
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My search-fu is kind of weak, but why don't you like the Lynskey R350? How would you describe the differences between the Lynskey and the T2? I was considering building a R350 up since the framesets are relatively inexpensive for Ti, and I've been wanting to try out Ti for a while now... My "amazing, best carbon frame, do-it all machine" feels kind of 'blah'. Trying to decide if I should search for something like a T2 myself.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:16 pm 
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I wouldn't say I don't like the R350 - there were some aesthetic reasons it wasn't a keeper. Seat tube diameters on Ti bikes seem to primarily be large enough to accommodate a 31.6 post, yet Lynskey shim theirs down for a 27.2. It may be more compliant, but I definitely didn't like the look of that transition. The tube shapes also weren't my favorite (to be fair, the tube shapes on the T2 also aren't my favorite). The more I looked, the more I realized that creasing/shaping in the tubes are pretty commonplace if you're looking for a Ti bike that's not a noodle.

I tried the R350 for the same reason you just said. It was a cheap way to get into Ti and it was enough for me to realize I did want to commit to the new (old) material. Having compared the two frames side-by-side, I'd say the design of the T2 is more complex but the quality of construction between the two (welds and finish) is quite close. Both bikes will be more than competent serving as a race bike - with the Lynskey having a decided advantage in comfort. The T2 is easily on par with every feeling of stiffness and responsiveness that I've been accustomed to riding big name carbon frames for the last few years - but it does take out some vibration that is present with carbon. That difference is subtle and I can't say that riding my C60 I ever felt like I needed a bike that was more comfortable - because I wouldn't want to sacrifice the sportier elements of the frame. The Litespeed makes no sacrifice.

I may own another carbon bike at some point if/when the time comes that I want to own more than a single bike. So far, I can't see a reason why I'd go back to carbon instead of Ti though.

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