Lynskey R420

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Szczuldo
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by Szczuldo

Guess they might get their tubes made by the same company. It does look like they use different Ti alloys though.
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absolutely not.

Lynskey shape thier own tube sets in house.

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For 6-4 tubes they use flat stock and weld the tube then shape it...

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And most Ti Alloys are the same or similar.

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by Szczuldo

Perfect, exactly why you are here Pez. If you have any more information feel free to share. I doubted my earlier comment and it's good to know for sure that the tubes were put together by the same hands (or at least those of a close worker) as the entire frame.
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I always thought Lynskey used drawn seemless 6/4 Ti... I guess I was wrong.

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They don't DRAW their tubes from billet, they "just" do shaping of tubes (that they source) which is what is pictured. So the original comment could be correct in that the raw stock could come from the same place. In the US that means Haynes or Ancotec.

Lynskey don't own a titanium smelter and mill.

I doubt it though as I think Van Nicholas frames are made in China?

Grades of Ti are going to look similar no matter where they are made, there are only so many ways to make a tube. What goes on with regard to quality of the raw stock and the tubes is a different matter though.
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Cyclist in the Sun wrote:I doubt it though as I think Van Nicholas frames are made in China?

If the frames are not built by Van Nicholas, then does anyone know who builds them?

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EpicRide wrote:
Cyclist in the Sun wrote:I doubt it though as I think Van Nicholas frames are made in China?

If the frames are not built by Van Nicholas, then does anyone know who builds them?


oops now I understand......

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corky wrote:oops now I understand......

Hmmm?

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Cheers! wrote:I always thought Lynskey used drawn seemless 6/4 Ti... I guess I was wrong.


i believe 6/4 drawn tubes is rare and terribly expensive...thus 6/4 tubes come from sheets then welded.
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EpicRide wrote:
Cyclist in the Sun wrote:I doubt it though as I think Van Nicholas frames are made in China?

If the frames are not built by Van Nicholas, then does anyone know who builds them?


www.ti-bicycle.com I think

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Any update on this bike? I am eager to hear how it rides.
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by EpicRide

Second that - it would also be nice to see more pictures of this shining armour. By the way, what's the lenght of the head tube - looks custom?
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I've had a few unexpected expensive endeavors this summer so I'm a bit behind on the build. Since my last update all I've gotten was a seat post. The saddle is temporary until I find something which is lighter that I like. I've updated the first post with new pictures of the bike, and here are pictures of the new parts.

Ideally I plan to have this thing completed by the end of September.I'll just ask for bike parts and not booze for my 21st birthday. Then after it's completed I'll drink beer. :beerchug:

Headtube is 15.6cm and the frame is a house blend Medium-Large.

I'll get more pictures of the bike up soon.

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My Lynskey R420 with Chorus 11

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by Szczuldo

More pictures of the bike


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My Lynskey R420 with Chorus 11

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Nice, Szczuldo. The Contour SS bend looks very comfortable.
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