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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-02-20, 09:41 AM
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Addiction LXXVIII

Better late than never.

STAY SAFE, EVERYBODY!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I love my old man bikes

Still jonesing for something more modern and quick though...

Too bad that making a big purchase right now is "financially irresponsible" because we're doing something silly like "saving up to buy a house"

Where's your priorities, man?
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This chapter of Addiction will begin with titanium bikes.

We'll begin with the makeover of Mo's beautiful $4000 Lynskey. The bike has lost its way. Could you please post your photos, Mo?
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Background about Mo - he knows more about COVID and infectious disease than all of us. Most importantly, he has the money to fix his Lynskey.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
What an epic piece and perfect selection for that movie. Chilling.
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This chapter of Addiction will begin with titanium bikes.

We'll begin with the makeover of Mo's beautiful $4000 Lynskey. The bike has lost its way. Could you please post your photos, Mo?



Here it is with the **** wheels, but it can't get any more beautiful. It just can't! And I happen to like the look of the biodegradable fenders.





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Sweet bike. Enve fork? Those Vision wheels have to go.
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Background about Mo - he knows more about COVID and infectious disease than all of us. Most importantly, he has the money to fix his Lynskey.
@datlas certainly knows more.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Sweet bike. Enve fork? Those Vision wheels have to go.
Lynskey name. Don't know who actually laid it up.
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I always approve of titanium content. Keep it coming.

Someone on ST is selling a Ti tri bike, full-custom Litespeed.
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Here it is with the **** wheels, but it can't get any more beautiful. It just can't! And I happen to like the look of the biodegradable fenders.
Nice fender sticker.
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3D printed mask.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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3D printed mask.

Nice! We're going to see a lot of stylish facewear this month, I predict.
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The fenders have to go. There are better, less intrusive options. The one on my Cinelli comes on and off in two seconds, so you only have to use it in case your ass will get wet or it's in full commute mode.

Lynskey branded saddle has to go. What cranks are those?
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Took my steel with a periscope out to the desert today. Took some trails I hadn't taken before, a couple of them petered out... I really need to place that order with a new chain in the cart. My pooor rear deraillleur

Where was this, what part of town?
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Whoa. This is huge -

On March 12, The Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul announced plans to lower speed limits to support safer streets. Slower speeds on local streets make travel safer for everyone no matter how you get around.

New speed limits will be:
  • 20 mph for local residential streets;
  • 25 mph for larger, arterial city-owned streets; and
  • 30-plus mph for a few city-owned streets.
  • Per Minnesota law, cities do not have authority to change speed limits on county and MnDOT roads. Speed limits on these streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will not change.
Well, if it's actually enforced. The whole hands-free law that was recently passed has mostly been ignored.
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Lynskey name. Don't know who actually laid it up.
Enve made it for them. Between the frameset and Ardennes, you have a solid start.

I assume it was custom. Why didn't you make the HT taller?
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That's cool.

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3D printed mask.

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... though I wouldn't be surprised if there was some backlash directed at cyclists because dumb people are dumb.
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And I happen to like the look of the biodegradable fenders.
Polarizing to be sure. The mis-match in radius of the fender vs fork crown in addition to the not-quite right fender line is bugging me a lot though

Some nice smooth black aluminum fenders would look so good, though.
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I'm a big fan of the hand-hammed (lookin') fenders.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
The fenders have to go. There are better, less intrusive options. The one on my Cinelli comes on and off in two seconds, so you only have to use it in case your ass will get wet or it's in full commute mode.

Lynskey branded saddle has to go. What cranks are those?
It's my everyday commuter and occasional hardback/gravel bike. I like a clean bike and hate partial fenders. The saddle is actually my favorite among the three I'm currently using. Maybe I should move it to the trainer. It now has an unsightly gash on the left side from the hit back in January. The cranks are FSA Gossamer junk.
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The fenders have to go. There are better, less intrusive options. The one on my Cinelli comes on and off in two seconds, so you only have to use it in case your ass will get wet or it's in full commute mode.
I'm of the opinion that fenders should either be permanently installed, or never installed. They're just too fussy to bother with putting on and taking off

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What cranks are those?
Looks like the FSA Omega to me.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I'm a big fan of the hand-hammed (lookin') fenders.


They keep the bling factor high, but also hide scratches and dents really well.

I think that the pattern would be a bit out of place on the Lynskey, I'd go with smooth and black.
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