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…..