My Time Skylon

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maverick_1
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by maverick_1

Weird, pics are OK on my iPhone, but not on PC/Google Chrome.

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by dwn2sk8

I can't see them from my iPhone. :cry:

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AZR3 wrote:Pics all work for me :noidea:

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kgt
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by kgt

Pics work fine on both my macbook and pc desktop (firefox browser). :noidea:

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kgt
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by kgt

But do not work on Safari for some reason...

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kgt
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by kgt

That's the link to the album:
https://goo.gl/photos/8LXxBAMW1nBhTNyu7

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mrgray
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by mrgray

i can't see it on apple safari or chrome and then neither on windows explorer. but can see the images of the bars you posted. pls kit, can you post images the same way you did the bars?
Bobo S&S Steel Bike - 7.5 kg
Oltre XR2- 6.6 kg
Look 585 - 6.8 kg
Look 695 SR :D

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mrgray
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by mrgray

thanks for the album. beautiful setup. bars are fine, nice splash of colour. looks great. makes me want one even more.
Bobo S&S Steel Bike - 7.5 kg
Oltre XR2- 6.6 kg
Look 585 - 6.8 kg
Look 695 SR :D

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mrgray
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by mrgray

would love to see it with very deep wheels but of course the gipfs look great. looks so solid and neat.
Bobo S&S Steel Bike - 7.5 kg
Oltre XR2- 6.6 kg
Look 585 - 6.8 kg
Look 695 SR :D

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by KCookie

Gorgeous, the Lightweights match the frames weave beautifully. I want one now. !!

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kgt
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by kgt

Some comments after a short ride:

During the first hundred meters I could not tell any difference from my Cipollini Bond. The same feeling of a frame that is stiff, light and responsive. A frame that feels like a single block of carbon from the fork to the rear dropouts. Zero deformation, zero flex or rattle.

After a few kms the Skylon unfolded its advanced character. The way it floated over the tarmac, so smoothly but without isolating the rider from the asphalt's relief was perceivable. That does not mean that Skylon is a comfortable frame. But while it is - almost - as stiff as the Bond the ride is at the same time smoother, more nuanced, more sophisticated. In other words there is a certain finesse in terms of ride quality.

In terms of the handling it feels very balanced, just an idea more 'nervous' than my Bond but that may be related to the taller headtube.
What is also obvious, after a few kms, is the fact that the bars do add to the comfort. Time ergodrive bars are flatter than Ritchey evocurve and certainly carbon absorbs low frequency vibrations better than aluminium. The carbon monolink stem may help also but I think the bars contribute more to this.

Here is a 2016 Tour-magazine comparative test. Skylon is at the top in terms of bb stiffness, fork stiffness. The frameset itself is also aero but that is not something impontant to me...

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According to Tour-magazin and this roadbike.de test Skylon is not comfortable but IME that is not the case at all. Maybe the seatpost does not flex as it is aero but the frameset as a whole is smooth and springy.

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These tests agree with my personal experience. Not comfortable but certainly rather smooth for a superbike:
http://www.velonews.com/2015/11/bikes-a ... ike_389442
http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-and-gear ... mainstream

Overall I am really happy, it is a highly refined frame at a top competitive level, something not easy at all to accomplish. After 25 years of riding that's definitely the best thing I 've ever ridden.
Tous mes compliments Time!
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Seedster
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by Seedster

Love the Skylon. Lightweights look great on this setup.

Change the bars when you can.

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Still can't see last batch of pics?
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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by flying

Congrats kgt that came out beautifully :thumbup:

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by nismosr

same here . .can't see the pictures !

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