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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

1/15/19 2:44 PM

Couldn't resist this one. [cycling content]

Lynskey Helix with full SR 11s 80th anniversary groupo and Fulcrum zero wheel, carbon rail saddle and bars. Tubeless tires as well. Light and stiff!

I guess 2012 is old school at this point, straight 1-1/8" fork, threaded BB. etc.

I googled the 11-29 Super Record 6 ti cog cassette. On sale for $400.00 @ colorado cyclist marked down from $585.00. Smokes! [$369.00 at Merlin UK]

I keep looking and keep finding. ;)

Took it up the hill here, nice stout BB and goes up like the proverbial goat.



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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6264
Location: Maine

1/15/19 2:56 PM

Funky tubes nm

nm

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/15/19 3:13 PM

Twist-O-Flex, except the Flex. Quite stout on my initial hill push here...

I am sure they had some science when pushing this to be the latest and greatest next mouse trap.

Lynskey still does this twisty tube CFG on quite a few offerings...

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: hillbilly heaven

1/15/19 3:43 PM

Nice looking bike. looks like my size:) Is it an XL?

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dan emery
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Location: Maine

1/15/19 3:44 PM

Science

"It's different so people will think they have to have one." :)

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/15/19 4:08 PM

"Is it an XL?"

Just a 'L'. My thought was to pull the groupo for myself, toss a 5800 group on it and flip it. But it fits OK to my surprise. Better than the 58 Domane I had. The bars have a healthy reach and I could still put n offset post as well.

Lynskey size chart sez, 72-75" tall rider for 'L', I used to be 73" about 15-20 years ago. I am now 72-1/4" exactly. XL for 74-77" tall rider.

It is also possible the seller has all the boxes for the groupo. Considering NIB 80th go for $3k, if I procure the boxes [buried in storage unit] and repackage will list on eBya as barely used as see if I can pop a $2.5k reserve. Then pop on a 5800 group I have and flip, yada.

We should be riding together soon anyway. Nice guy.

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/15/19 6:31 PM

Fits semi-fatties with a little breathing room too. Although tight to the chainstay.

The 25mm Michelins swell up to about 29ish on 622x19 Pacenti Rims when aired up continually. Not been used in a few months with me on the disk gravel bikes and the 29er.

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KerryIrons
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
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Location: Midland, MI

1/16/19 3:15 PM

Saving $$


quote:
I googled the 11-29 Super Record 6 ti cog cassette. On sale for $400.00 @ colorado cyclist marked down from $585.00. Smokes! [$369.00 at Merlin UK]


Unless you're absolutely trying to keep it SR, a Chorus cassette will shift just the same, weigh a few grams more, and last a lot longer. Ti cogs wear really fast.

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/16/19 4:41 PM

For sure, I ate up two D/A cassettes in the day quick and went cheaper after that.

Not to mention my 11 speed Shimano cassette/wheels shift perfectly on now three 11s campy bikes. This SR 80th, a full Chorus and a SR/Ti-Record/Chorus mix.

The front SR derailleurs are a bit scary looking on the longevity potential probability to my eye.

My mixed group has a Chorus FD and Chainset with SR Ergos and RD, and Record Ti Skeletons.

My end game is to loose all Shimano STIs.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4473
Location: Nashua, NH

1/16/19 4:46 PM

That sounds like a good end game!

You never said how much you paid for this beast...

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/16/19 5:19 PM

Nobody asked... 1400.00 with Pedals and hopefully the orig boxes for the 80th groupo. He looked and said they were buried in his storage unit by furniture.

I went that high as it looks like it has 200 miles on it all. Not even the smallest scratch on anything.

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Brian Nystrom
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1/17/19 5:51 AM

That's a real steal! I'd almost feel guilty about it...almost. ;-)

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dan emery
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Location: Maine

1/17/19 8:20 AM

low price

Actually, it kind of looks like it was in a crash and got pretzeled.

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Brian Nystrom
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Location: Nashua, NH

1/17/19 11:05 AM

That's a rather twisted comment, Dan. ;-)

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/17/19 11:26 AM

"I'd almost feel guilty about it...almost"

I think it was a 'fair' real offer. One issue with craigs list sales is the BS, time wasters and most folks just not showing up. Or showing up and doing the seller a favor by stealing it with a low ball.

With the Del Sol for sale now I am on the receiving end now. I don't give an address until I know folks are actually on the way.

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Sparky
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1/17/19 11:29 AM

I looked and bought a Craigs List sewing table the other day. It was a very specialized folding two level thing. It was so interesting and potentially functional I had to go look at it for Elaine.

He was asking 150.00 and once I got there is was not anything like I perceived, and did not see the value in it for that kind of money. I told him so when I got there to look. He asked what price I could see the value in it. I said honestly and not low balling, $60.00. He said he would do $80.00. I said again all due respect, I don't see it @ 80.00. He said I will take the $60.00, you are the only one that actually showed up, and at the time we arranged out of 5 people. In this case it was a meet @ a storage unit. He said last guy showed up 2 hours after arranged time and he was long gone. Txted him and said "where are you?"

When I sell a music gear/bike/part I am a real tight ars about how my time is likely to be abused and disrespected. Elaine sez I am like john wayne toilet paper. I am rough and tough and don't take shit off anybody.

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/25/19 1:10 PM

Helix Update

Getting a good amount of pedal time on the Helix.

Update would be, very responsive bike that encourages pushing one's self and the bike I am finding. Looking forward to wearing the 23mm tubeless Schwalbe Ones and putting on probably a 25 tubeless something. Maybe the GP5k TL. ;)
Should give a little more cush.

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/25/19 3:33 PM

Addict LTD Out...

Update update.

The Scott Addict LTD I got in 2013-4 some may recall. Well I first got that 50/50 with my friend Scott to try to sell, but I bought him out cause I lusted to ride it.

Well near 6 years later, he just left here and he has now bought me back out. Only this time with Di2 on it. Gotta re-reimburse bank account for the Helix. ;)

So I will tweak it for a taller person, he being 4" taller than I. Fits him better anyway. ;) The new stem is only 1 CM longer and flipped up +6^, but also a taller and setback ISP cap, yada.

Recycled literally...

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