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I have yet to update the pictures although I did get an opportunity to get in a very good test ride yesterday. The weather finally cooperated so I was able to get in an honest metric century (64 miles) for a test ride.

The frame felt every bit as stiff as my Titus yet much more compliant. It felt like I was floating over the various railroad crossings I encountered. On the short climbs in our area the Lynskey climbed well and same for the reverse. It felt very stable descending or just plain going fast. The bike reacted instantly to rider input but without the nervous twitchiness the Titus had. The Titus was not bad the Lynskey had the same quick response since it appeared as though you could more easily over react on the Titus. The Lynskey had a very natural feel cornering fast and tracked well. I assume that the difference in ride has to do with the geometries of the two bikes. Both have the same wheelbase with the Titus having longer chainstays and a more steep headtube angle (73.5) that I guess explains in tendency to want to fall into turns a little too easy. The Lynskey has shorter rear stays and a slightly more relaxed headtube angle (73).

The Titus has been a great bike but overall I think I prefer the ride and handling characteristics of the Lynskey. While my Titus was the only one my area so is my Lynskey. Plus the Lynskey had a bigger drool factor yesterday with my teammates too!

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Thanks for the ride report. Glad you had some decent weather to ride.


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It could be me, but the handlebar is in a strange angle. It seems like your bike wants to jump/move/is nervous and not in balance

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Can you post a picture of you on the bike, resting with your hands on the hoods? Or better, braking on the hoods? Seems like that is not possible without slipping of. But I could have it wrong offcourse! :wink:

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de zwarten wrote:
It could be me, but the handlebar is in a strange angle. It seems like your bike wants to jump/move/is nervous and not in balance

Can you post a picture of you on the bike, resting with your hands on the hoods? Or better, braking on the hoods? Seems like that is not possible without slipping of. But I could have it wrong offcourse! :wink:


The bars look strange because of a bad angle when I took the pictures which I will upgrade. The twitchiness was on my former frame and not this one.

Another thing I forgot to mention and I lived with on thie Titus since it was my first compact frame is the cage mounts are much higher on the Lynskey. It is much easier to remove the bottles. They were very low on my Titus and it was a very long reach.

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I was wondering why you chose the 320 over the 220 or the 420? I am about to make my final decision on one of the Lynskies. Thanks


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I chose the 320 because of the frame design. The 220 is entry level straight round tubes and a good frame but is designed as a entry level or century bike. The 320 is butted tubing and has oversized and shaped tubes to give it greater stiffness over the 220 making it a race bike with a much firmer ride. The 420 is a beefed up 320 and more of a powerful sprinters bike. The stiffness is much greater than the 320 by using the same butted tube manipulations and using 6.4 tubes. The 420 would have been overkill for this 157 lb or 72 kg rider.If you are a strong sprinter type go for the 420, a serious racer the 320 or just want a bike to ride organized rides or club rides the 220 will fit.

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Great build! The bike screams FAST!

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jmt, new updated pics with zipp vuma please!


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jmt, new updated pics with zipp vuma please!


Not great pictures but they are here. I just wish the weather would give us a break!

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 622#376622

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Juan
Great build and welcome to the Lynskey club!
Your ride report pretty much sums up my opinion of my L3. Hope she treats you well, enjoy.

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Looks great Juan and very impressively light. I went with an Ouzo Pro on my Ghisallo instead of my EC90 SLX for the very same reasons regarding handling.


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Nice bike...
I'm looking to buy this frame in France.
Please could you tell me if this is a custom or a house blend geometry frame ?
Which size is your frame for which weight ?
Tks for your reply.


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Nice bike...
I'm looking to buy this frame in France.
Please could you tell me if this is a custom or a house blend geometry frame ?
Which size is your frame for which weight ?
Tks for your reply.


Welcome to Weight Weenies!

This is a House Blend since the geometry and all the tubing lengths just worked perfectly for me. The frame is a M/L and weighed in at 1244 grams.

Whether you custom or House Blend I think you will be very pleased with your decision to purchase a Lynskey.

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I was looking for the same sloping geometry than your frame...so I'm glad to see that you get a house blend geometry because tubing lenghts of the M size should works for me...

Just one more question regarding the finishing of your frame : did you choose the etched "Lynskey" Graphics onto your brushed frame ?


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