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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:28 am 
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*FINISHED PHOTOS*

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I’ve got the itch to build another bike.

My main bike for the past few years is a Cervelo S5. I use it for everything unless I use a heavy CX bike for hill training. My S5 weighs 8kg - and I’ve built it over time more for speed. It’s pretty slammed, low and aero. As I ride many rides in the 150-400km length (I’m on pace for 24,000km in 2016) - the bike gets uncomfortable around the 200km mark. My 5.3kg bike is not comfortable after 150kg.

So I am going to build a bike that’s heavier than the climbing bike - but much less than my S5.

I’ve decided on Titanium. It’s going to be made for climbing & long distance rides. So I want it fairly light, and comfortable. While Ti may or may not be that, it’s what I’ve decided on. Something different for me.

This means getting a frame with a more relaxed fit. All good.

I’ve been scouring the net for Ti bikes, getting ideas, seeing what’s available. Sometimes I cringe at the weight of some Ti parts compared to their carbon counterparts - but - I push on. (OMG That’s like 30g heavier than carbon! Noooooo!)

Haha My name is McGilli and I’ve a recovering WW… Secretly I’m not though.

And that’s one thing. I want to use Ti - more than just the frame. I don’t want a bike - that just has a Ti frame. I want a Ti bike, that has a few carbon parts as needed.

I’ve chosen a 2016 Lynskey Helix Sport - size Small.

I’d like to acknowledge WW use Rmerka whose Ti Lynskey convinced me to go the extra mile with Ti components and not settle for something I didn’t want - just because it was lighter. (he cost my wallet some damage too :)

His thread is here, I recommend checking it out:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=136943&hilit=lynskey+helix

I will update this thread as I did with my Build#1 last year. I will have photos of every part, weighed, and photos of any tuning.

++I have to admit - my ‘tuning’ bug hasn’t bit me yet. Last year I loved using the Dremel, sanding, buffing, cutting… anything to save weight. I don’t know if I will do much of that on this build…. we shall see….

And on to the show…..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:29 am 
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McGILLI’s BUILD # 2

2016 Lynskey Helix Sport

ASSEMBLED PARTS ---------------------WEIGHT

Ti Helix Sport Frame Sm------------------1533g
Cane Creek 110 IS52 Headset Bottom---------34g
Cane Creek 110 IS42 Headset Top------------41g
Titanium 110mm Stem (Unbranded)---------160g
Enve 2.0 Carbon Tapered Fork [cut]---------342g
SRAM GXP Red Bottom Bracket--------------107g
SRAM RED Crank with 34/50 Chain Rings-----577g
Rear Tubular Wheel w/ Cassette [see below]--1035g
Front Tubular Wheel---------------------- 657g
Ti Spacers--------------------------------15g for now
Brake Pads----x4--------------------------24g
SRAM Red Brake Calipers-------------------260g
Ti 34.9 Seatpost Clamp----------------------19g
Ti Time iClic Pedals------------------------182g
SRAM Red Shifters-------------------------286g
SRAM Red FD------------------------------67g
SRAM Red RD-----------------------------144g
SRAM FD Clamp----------------------------18g
ControlTech TiMania Road Bars 400mm-------235g
Ti King Bottle Cage x2----------------------58g
Cable housing & cables---------------------245g
SRAM Red Chain--------------------------236g
SRAM Chain Catcher-------------------------8g
Shimano Pro Bar Tape----------------------55g
Ti J&L 27.2 Seatpost 15mm Offset-----------191g
Saddle----------------------------------145g
Wake Bar Ends----------------------------24g

TOTAL FINAL WEIGHT

---------------TUBULAR Total Weight ~6699g/14.75lb
---------------CLINCHER Total Weight ~7154g/15.78lb



TUBULAR WHEEL SET

Front

Front 24mm Low Profile Wheel--------------410g
Tufo S3Lite <195 Front Tire-----------------191g
Tufo Tube tape----------------------------30g
Stans No Tube Sealant-----------------------9g
Ti Skewer---------------------------------20g
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660g


Rear

Rear 24mm Low Profile Wheel---------------562g
SRAM XG1190 11-25 Cassette--------------155g
Tufo s33 Pro Rear Tire---------------------260g
Tufo Tube tape----------------------------30g
Stans No Tube Sealant----------------------10g
Ti Skewer---------------------------------29g
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1046g


CLINCHER WHEEL SET

Front

Front Mad Fiber Wheel--------------------526g
Michelin Pro 4 Comp Tire------------------186g
Tube------------------------------------82g
Ti Skewer--------------------------------20g
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814g


Rear

Zipp 303 Firecrest w/ Conti GP400 & Tube---1182g
SRAM XG1190 11-28 Cassette--------------166g
Ti Skewer--------------------------------29g
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1377g





PARTS NOT ARRIVED
—————————————————————

Compression Plug-------------------------


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:36 am 
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This is gonna be good!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:43 pm 
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Interested in seeing how this turns out. I just built a Helix Pro (2016); XL frame, though. Just the frame with the integrated hanger, seat post clamp and under bracket (BB30) cable guide, the frame was 1519g. Fully Built, I haven't weighed it yet, but I built it with Red 22 and it has a BB3 Red Quarq (Exogram). Using an ENVE Road 2.0 fork. I chose the Lynskey seatpost (27.2, 25mm setback, 400mm). Maybe not your length, but I can certainly weight it when I get home if you would like to know the weight (for comparison).

Bar and stem are Aluminum for the moment. I may look to drop some weight in the near future, but it rides nice as it is now.

Rmerka's is a clean build; very nice choice of components. Convinced me to build the Helix first and leave the Cooper in the box (for now). :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:42 am 
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nobuseri wrote:
I just built a Helix Pro (2016); XL frame, though. Just the frame with the integrated hanger, seat post clamp and under bracket (BB30) cable guide, the frame was 1519g. Fully Built, I haven't weighed it yet, but I built it with Red 22 and it has a BB3 Red Quarq (Exogram). Using an ENVE Road 2.0 fork. I chose the Lynskey seatpost (27.2, 25mm setback, 400mm). Maybe not your length, but I can certainly weight it when I get home if you would like to know the weight (for comparison).


Nice! Have you posted your bike here? With the server change I can't look for peoples past posts at the moment....

Yeah weigh the seat post, that would be awesome. Mine's a different brand, and only 350mm but will be interesting when I get it to compare to Lynskey model. Then I get the frame of course I'll weigh it - very curious to see how much lighter it is than a XL. (Lynskey won't respond to my questions about frame weight). :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:22 pm 
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I haven't posted any of my bikes here. Too many critics :beerchug: , and my Cannondales aren't anything special, relatively speaking; just the lightest parts I could get within my budget at the time. The Helix, I just finished a couple weeks ago. Still dialing it in a bit as I get time to ride it. Ride is very smooth and it handles great.

I will weight the post tonight, as I still have one new in the box for the Cooper build. Just to note, they use the ENVE clamp for the saddle rails, and they provide two sets of hardware, so you can use it on saddles with larger rails. "Lynskey" is laser etched on the post, so it's a nice touch.

McGilli wrote:
nobuseri wrote:
I just built a Helix Pro (2016); XL frame, though. Just the frame with the integrated hanger, seat post clamp and under bracket (BB30) cable guide, the frame was 1519g. Fully Built, I haven't weighed it yet, but I built it with Red 22 and it has a BB3 Red Quarq (Exogram). Using an ENVE Road 2.0 fork. I chose the Lynskey seatpost (27.2, 25mm setback, 400mm). Maybe not your length, but I can certainly weight it when I get home if you would like to know the weight (for comparison).


Nice! Have you posted your bike here? With the server change I can't look for peoples past posts at the moment....

Yeah weigh the seat post, that would be awesome. Mine's a different brand, and only 350mm but will be interesting when I get it to compare to Lynskey model. Then I get the frame of course I'll weigh it - very curious to see how much lighter it is than a XL. (Lynskey won't respond to my questions about frame weight). :lol:

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2016 Lynskey Helix Pro (Red)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:36 am 
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The new Lynskey seat post I have (27.2, 25mm setback, 400mm) is 236g on my scale.

Hope that helps.

McGilli wrote:
nobuseri wrote:
I just built a Helix Pro (2016); XL frame, though. Just the frame with the integrated hanger, seat post clamp and under bracket (BB30) cable guide, the frame was 1519g. Fully Built, I haven't weighed it yet, but I built it with Red 22 and it has a BB3 Red Quarq (Exogram). Using an ENVE Road 2.0 fork. I chose the Lynskey seatpost (27.2, 25mm setback, 400mm). Maybe not your length, but I can certainly weight it when I get home if you would like to know the weight (for comparison).


Nice! Have you posted your bike here? With the server change I can't look for peoples past posts at the moment....

Yeah weigh the seat post, that would be awesome. Mine's a different brand, and only 350mm but will be interesting when I get it to compare to Lynskey model. Then I get the frame of course I'll weigh it - very curious to see how much lighter it is than a XL. (Lynskey won't respond to my questions about frame weight). :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:55 am 
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WHEELS / TIRES / CASSETTE / SKEWERS / TAPE / SEALANT

There is no need to reinvent the wheel, literally.

I decided I will use the wheels from my Bike Build # 1. In the last year I have not found another set of wheels in that price range, with that low of weight. So instead of just buying the same wheels again I am now using these - and Bike Build # 1 is for sale on Pink Bike :) I took the weights for each individual part from Bike Build # 1 thread, and with the sealant I added - all weights line up perfectly.

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Then I cleaned the Cassette :)

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:thumbup: Found a Enve 2.0 Fork at a very reasonable price


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FD CLAMP / HEADSET BOTTOM/HEADSET TOP


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:04 am 
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Curious to see what you end up with. My small Helix OS from 2011 hit 14.75lbs with PowerTap alu wheelset, pedals, computer, cages, etc. It was nice.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:40 am 
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STEM

This is where being a WW hurts. Knowing that some of your parts might be as much as double what their carbon counterparts would weigh... But, have you stick with your vision...

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FORK

Tube 350mm will need to be cut down still

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:33 am 
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FRONT CLINCHER

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Then install with tube:
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