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 Post subject: Lynskey R420
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:12 pm 
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EDIT: Updated build list in first post, and new pictures of all the components on a scale.

So about this time last year I was talking with juanmoretime and just didn’t understand the whole weight weenie thing, I was like “What’s the point? I’m fine on my 22lbs bike.” I thought that bike was light when I bought it some 9 years ago since my previous bike was probably a 30lbs Shwinn le Tour from the 80s.

With a little help from him I got myself a set of Alligator I-links and a Thompson Masterpiece and then bought an Aspide to go with the new post. Well, when I got the stuff I was amazed at how light it was even if it isn’t the lightest on the market. The seat post and saddle was lighter than my previous saddle. It seems a bug bit me and now I spent more on a frame than I would’ve spent on a complete bike 2 years ago. :roll:

Without further ado, here she is. Once the weather gets better, i'll take more "after" pics.

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Can’t tell you the weight of the frame alone but frame, headset and fork + insert is 1.62kg. Not bad by my standards, especially since that is almost lighter than my current front wheel with tire and skewer.
I plan to have this thing built up by at latest this coming winter. We’ll see how much I have left from my student loans for next semester. :lol:


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That's really nice. Pretty good weight too with the king headset.
I'd put 10spd record on it, with a carbon post and alloy bars and stem.
Another option might be campy record alloy cranks. I just put some on my bike with a royce titanium bottom bracket. Really nice. UT bearings get dirty too quickly for my liking.


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Very nice!


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I love Lynskeys, and yours looks like it will be a solid build.


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Looking good. For wheels you will have to score at least one set of Easton's via Karl and the team discount. The price will be very right. :wink:

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CK titanium headset ?


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nifrodne wrote:
CK titanium headset ?


no not Ti


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Just lovely. Imo Lyskey are amonst the finest titanium builders out there, and it show!


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nice frame.

Build it up cheap... no bike is worth the extra debt.

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A couple of updates. Bike pictures will come later, I've got a Zipp contour SL bars and a 3T ARX Team stem on the way as well should be here within the week.

Soul Kozak Top cap:
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I love the design of this, single piece construction and the recessed top looks nicer than I imaged it to be. Not to mention it's comparable in weight to the Fiber Lyte top cap, and it looks better.

Soul Kozak Seat Clamp:
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Might as well match the clamp and top cap, turned out to be lighter than advertised and lighter than the KCNC I was thinking of getting instead.

Parlee Front derailluer Clamp:
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The matte carbon look works well with the brushed Ti of my frame.

KCNC skewers:
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Can't have a weight weenie built without these babies and of course the logo's are upside down.

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This is gonna be good. I can't wait to see (^_^)!

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Holding out there. You didn't show me the Parlee clamp. I've consider it but I think I may just make my clamp a weight reducing project.

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Clamp just came in :lol: It does look nice against the brushed Ti, you should consider it. It's a nice contrast against the simple silver frame, if the frame was too busy it wouldn't look as good.
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My New Addidtions (More pictures in first post)

Zipp Contour Sl 44cm Short and Shallow
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The claimed weight of 190g is for the 42cm, and my 44 came in nice and under. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. They feel solid as a rock and lighter than a feather.

3T ARX Team Stem 110mm
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Came in heavier than I expected so the lower than claimed weight of the bars is basically canceled out by the stem. It does look nice though.

Next on the List is probably Chorus 11s. Or Record 10s if I can get it for a better price.

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Frame looks like my Van Nicholas Astraeus ?!


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