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Lynskey Silver and other series 'con't'
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

4/3/13 10:32 AM

Lynskey Silver and other series 'con't'

Saw this and thought it post worthy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsE40zZIHQs

Interested in opinions on how soft/flexie you all think the Silver may be with 3/4 CS and 1-1/2" DT?

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: hillbilly heaven

4/3/13 11:19 AM

They don't talk about wall thickness, so I don't think any judgement can be made. The silver could be stiffer than the others, but there is no way to know except by riding them back to back.

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Sparky
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4/3/13 11:52 AM

True, the 90s Lemond Straight Ga, round Ti I had was plenty stiff. Bigger diameter and shaping may be just to over come less stiff tubes and lessen weight, yes ?

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dfcas
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4/3/13 12:12 PM

That's my understanding that they use thinner or butted large diameter tubes to reduce weight. If the tubes are thicker they may be more durable and less likely to get dented.

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Sparky
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4/3/13 5:51 PM

From the horse's mouth to the horse's ars. ;O

"AT 225 POUNDS bob, i would not recommend the Viale'. It is not designed to be, nor will it be, a stiff bike. Consider the Sportive or Cooper CMT."

I wanted to ask, how not stiff? ;)

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dfcas
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4/3/13 6:50 PM

Well have to wait for reports from owners. It's designed for racks so it can't be that noodle. I also suspect that they want/need to step people up to higher dollar frames.

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: Canberra, Australia

4/4/13 12:38 AM

Of my Ti frames, three of them have 1-3/8" downtubes and one has a 1-1/2" downtube. I would say that the frame with the fattest downtube is actually no stiffer than the others - it's certainly the lightest of the four frames and the most comfortable to ride over a bumpy road, and was also, by a fair margin, the most expensive.

I can't see that chainstay diameter makes much difference to stiffness, as they're mostly in either just compression or tension.

The latest issue of BQ Magazine had a head-to-head test comparing a Lynskey Helix with a Seven Axiom.

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