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    My Lynskey Ti 29er AM Hardtail, with pics

    I am so excited! The build is "complete"!

    The folks at Lynskey were phenomenal to deal with in all regards Truly, they were masterful at putting up with my 24/7 OCD which anybody that has had to deal with me can attest is a geniune challenge.

    I insisted the guys at Lynskey ride the bike and put it through the paces on their turf so I am sure they will be able to provide thoughts on the ride shortly which either they or I can post up. I will of course do the same on the West side once I get it but a balanced review across terrain made a lot of sense to me. Hopefully I will have the bike before Christmas

    The chaps at Lynskey were kind enough to send me this link to the debut of the bike and its particularly cool if you are at all considering the Hammerschmidt as it provides some very good insight and pics characterizing what its all about.

    I will provide detailed pics of course once I get and have no doubt it will meet my expectations.

    The parts for those interested are as follows. I do not have a weight of the frame and/or bike but will check with Lynskey in case anybody is interested.

    FRAME --> Mill Finish 29er “AM” Frame w/ tapered headtube, Helix downtube
    CRANKSET --> SRAM Hammerschmidt 175mm
    HEADSET --> Chris King black 1.125 combo 1.5 headset
    FORK --> Tapered 120mm Reba 29er w/ 20mm maxle
    FRONT SHIFTER --> SRAM X9 Hammerschmidt shifter
    FRONT TIRE --> Maxxis 29er Ardent 2.4
    REAR TIRE --> Maxxis 29er Ardent 2.4
    CASSETTE --> Jeff Jones modified XT 6-speed cassette to fit on King SS rear hub
    BRAKES --> Formula “The One” brakes, w/ adapters and 180mm rotors
    PEDALS --> XTR
    SHIFTER HOUSING --> Jagwire Switch Titanium colored cable and housing
    GRIPS --> Deity lock ons w/ white locks
    WHEELS --> Chris King Pewter hubs laced to Flow 29ers. Front hub 20mm, rear SS hub. Dt comp spokes
    REAR SHIFTER POD --> Shimano XTR shifter
    BARS --> Chromag OS 730mm black low riser bars
    STEM --> Chromag 70mm black Ranger stem
    SADDLE --> Chromag Lynx (black/white) Ti rail saddle
    SEATPOST CLAMP --> Chromag Pewter seatpost collar , 35mm
    SEATPOST --> Chromag Minimalist 400mm length x 30mm
    CHAIN --> SRAM PC991
    REAR DER --> Shimano XTR non-shadow M971

    Literally the ONLY things I will be doing to the bike once received, based entirely on aesthetic reasons of course, are to replace the horrible stock REBA stickers and replace the non-matching black Formula brake housing with steel braided HEL performance lines to match the shifter housing on there now.

    Thanks again to Lynskey to the folks at Lynskey and thanks to Larry Mettler for the killer parts as well

    edit: package included on Lynskey website here

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    And for completeness, here is more detailed frame info I posted recently, with my chosen design parameters as follows (and pictured):

    --> Head angle (static w/ 120mm REBA) = 68.5 deg
    --> BB size = 73mm
    --> chainstay length = 17.1"
    --> top tube length = 24.5"
    --> seat tube angle = 72 deg
    --> bottom bracket drop = 50mm
    --> seat tube = 19"
    --> tapered headtube

    pics of drawing can be found here
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    Looks SWEET Fo, I expect to see some thrashing photos before long. Really liking that geometry too, would fit me pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    And for completeness, here is more detailed frame info I posted recently, with my chosen design parameters as follows (and pictured):

    --> Head angle (static w/ 120mm REBA) = 68.5 deg
    Wow that's one slack 29ner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I insisted the guys at Lynskey ride the bike...

    Likely the most riding this bike will ever see?
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    "...when your ride is nearly over, it seems to have lasted but an instant..."


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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Wow that's one slack 29ner!
    hey scuba

    actually, while certainly not XC geometry, you gotta keep in mind its a hardtail vs a FS bike so the rear end does nothing to "retain" the head angle through travel. In other words, with a FS bike, while not a constant necessarily, since both the front and rear move, a FS bike can retain the approximate starting head angle through travel, in general. The hardtail of course is only moving up front so the sagged/riding angle is not 68.5 but rather high 69's, which is exactly where i felt i wanted it.

    Its subjective what a sweet spot is for a given rider but for me it seemed a perfect compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Likely the most riding this bike will ever see?
    ha!

    hey Todd, can i borrow the e-dirt when I get it?

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    i give it 2 months before it's in the classifieds

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    Very cool. Looks flexy, not that you are strong enough to flex it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Very cool. Looks flexy, not that you are strong enough to flex it.
    ha! thx mr negativity with that robust and scientifically data driven input

    you are just upset cuz I did not pay xtra for camo paint scheme so we could be BFF

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ha! thx mr negativity with that robust and scientifically data driven input

    you are just upset cuz I did not pay xtra for camo paint scheme so we could be BFF
    I am guessing he is referring to the 28 second mark where it appears the rider is standing. You can see the BB flex back and forth a bit. Now, if that flex is more or less than any other bike out there I could not tell you because I don't ride with a camera strapped to my downtube looking at the BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri
    I am guessing he is referring to the 28 second mark where it appears the rider is standing. You can see the BB flex back and forth a bit. Now, if that flex is more or less than any other bike out there I could not tell you because I don't ride with a camera strapped to my downtube looking at the BB.
    i see the bike moving left and right...camera angle may have something to do with the optics

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    Very nice indeed Mr Shizzle, I'm feeling the stoke from here...

    Look forward to your feedback after you've gotten some e-riding in

    (Good job you've got a very thick flame-proof suit )

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    The bike looks very nice, but from the video I think there maybe a fault as it only seems to be able to turn left. Hope there are no right handers on your usual rides!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
    Very nice indeed Mr Shizzle, I'm feeling the stoke from here...

    Look forward to your feedback after you've gotten some e-riding in

    (Good job you've got a very thick flame-proof suit )
    thanks man...yeah, if my life depended on it I would be unable to post an MTBR thread without subsequent mom jokes, Fo bashing, and other misc. negativity ensuing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri
    I am guessing he is referring to the 28 second mark where it appears the rider is standing. You can see the BB flex back and forth a bit. Now, if that flex is more or less than any other bike out there I could not tell you because I don't ride with a camera strapped to my downtube looking at the BB.
    Precisely. I think all bikes flex there, we just don't see it usually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jencks
    The bike looks very nice, but from the video I think there maybe a fault as it only seems to be able to turn left. Hope there are no right handers on your usual rides!!!
    thanks John. I will keep that in mind!

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    Sway.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri
    I am guessing he is referring to the 28 second mark where it appears the rider is standing. You can see the BB flex back and forth a bit. Now, if that flex is more or less than any other bike out there I could not tell you because I don't ride with a camera strapped to my downtube looking at the BB.
    That BB moves like a Hulla Dancers hips

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    hey scuba

    ... the sagged/riding angle is not 68.5 but rather high 69's, which is exactly where i felt i wanted it.

    Its subjective what a sweet spot is for a given rider but for me it seemed a perfect compromise.
    I agree, the laden (ridder on/sagged) angles are what really matters.
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    Proof that the Shamwow guy works for Lynskey:














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    Overall, the bike looks sweet Fo, congrats. BUT.... That is the fugliest cable routing(for the hammerschlitz) I have ever seen. It's bordering on those pics cavegiant posted a ways back of his rip9 or whatever it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    Overall, the bike looks sweet Fo, congrats. BUT.... That is the fugliest cable routing(for the hammerschlitz) I have ever seen. It's bordering on those pics cavegiant posted a ways back of his rip9 or whatever it was.
    thanks Sean for the compliment! I LOVE the routing and your not liking it reaffirms I made the right decision Truly, I am stoked on that aspect and thanks to Jncarpenter's advice on the routing as its similar in location to how his ByStickel was done with the hammer.

    honestly, you either run it through normal front der routing...NOT...or as bikes are doing that come with it you either do something similar to minse (my choice obviously after extensive OCD sessions) or you run it under the downtube (pictured as one of many bikes now that comes with HS), which i do not like personally, among other ways...nevertheless, I am very happy with my choice.

    It would be a cold day in Hell anyway before the whole of MTBR would agree on one way being the best for everybody - I for one would be saddened by that day anyway


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    Damn Fo, that bike looks like it'll work superbly for you and with the MS you won't have to worry about getting you jeans caught in the chainrings on your way to Starbucks That'll make a fine coffee shop, poser bike Send the bike to Larry if you want it to get riden
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Damn Fo, that bike looks like it'll work superbly for you and with the MS you won't have to worry about getting you jeans caught in the chainrings on your way to Starbucks That'll make a fine coffee shop, poser bike Send the bike to Larry if you want it to get riden
    Ha! Thanks LyNx. By the way, while the video does not afford closeups of the various parts, I did get a saddle in your honor, a la, the Chromag LyNx

    good point about the pants not snagging! I have a bad problem with the Capri pants I prefer to wear and for the record, I do not go to Starbucks, I prefer cycling to the Coffee Bean

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Send the bike to Larry if you want it to get riden
    better do it soon before golf season resumes

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    Was gona say slacks, but didn't want to push it, but guess I was wrong OK with that saddle, those thing slook like damn grizzly bears, not a Lynx

    Coffee Bean, thought it was only a local thing - should have figured no one down here would have come up with something like that
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    Ha! Thanks LyNx. By the way, while the video does not afford closeups of the various parts, I did get a saddle in your honor, a la, the Chromag LyNx

    good point about the pants not snagging! I have a bad problem with the Capri pants I prefer to wear and for the record, I do not go to Starbucks, I prefer cycling to the Coffee Bean
    True, how sadly very true I think he will find his way back from the dark side soon though, maybe when Knolly releases their 29er

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    Thanks Dicky! Now everyone knows my true identity. In this tough economy some people need two gigs. Hope to see you at DSG again. As far as the BB flex goes, I was standing up and throwing the bike back and forth in a very BMX fashion to feel out the Hammerschmidt's engagement and shifting under load and to my surprise it works very well. FoShizzle's bike is pretty damn sweet IMO. It has a park bike feel with some big wheels...should be a blast on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpills
    Thanks Dicky! Now everyone knows my true identity. In this tough economy some people need two gigs. Hope to see you at DSG again.

    As far as the BB flex goes, I was standing up and throwing the bike back and forth in a very BMX fashion to feel out the Hammerschmidt's engagement and shifting under load and to my surprise it works very well. FoShizzle's bike is pretty damn sweet IMO. It has a park bike feel with some big wheels...should be a blast on the trail.
    Thanks for everything man! I am glad you are having a chance to test her out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Precisely. I think all bikes flex there, we just don't see it usually.
    likely true. I think a new standard needs to be employed - all new frames need seattube mounted recorders so we can all have a chance to critique all new bikes in all regards

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    Not that I'm interested in the HS, but in the vid they say the facing required makes it a irreversable mod, so you can't run a standard crankset? Is this true with any HS setup on any frame??

    That would kinda suck, actually a buddy who bought one last summer and loved it says it has been freezing up on him in the cold temps/snow, he wasn't sure if there was something wrong with it or just the cond's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000
    i give it 2 months before it's in the classifieds
    Dibs.

    That gimmicky helix downtube is bad azz.

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    Dayum Fo, that looks pretty bad a$$! Completely different from my Lynskey, but I must admit I'm a little jealous. Nice tires, too!

    Looking forward to some action shots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell
    Dayum Fo, that looks pretty bad a$$! Completely different from my Lynskey, but I must admit I'm a little jealous. Nice tires, too!

    Looking forward to some action shots!
    thanks man...but WOW, your Lynskey is over the top blingie! Just a different approach is all and yeah, the Maxxis tires are rad I will probably like em even more once I get to try em out!

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    Flex-o-matic

    I admit, i have not read this ENTIRE thread, but did anyone notice the flex in the BB of that frame under the seemingly normal pedal conditions?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luthar
    I admit, i have not read this ENTIRE thread, but did anyone notice the flex in the BB of that frame under the seemingly normal pedal conditions?!?!?
    I find this whole thread flexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luthar
    I admit, i have not read this ENTIRE thread, but did anyone notice the flex in the BB of that frame under the seemingly normal pedal conditions?!?!?
    ok, it has already been stated as an observation from the video to include the actual rider noting his riding at that time. Not trying to be defensive here, but its no doubt perceived as such with contribution from the fact that of all the relative movement of the bike, relative to the ground, during his stated BMX-like torqueing. Not terribly concerned if you agree but wanted to put that out there for consideration. I will also acknowledge that ALL frames and components flex in theory.

    Now if the same rider on an otheriwse identical bike except for frame could assure me that everything was held constant in such a second recording and I was then able to discern a difference than maybe this discussion would have relative merit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty
    I find this whole thread flexy.
    just for that aosty you no longer have dibs

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    Maybe the flex is due to the Helix DT and acts in a positive manner like the Slingshot frames. Kinda' like a coil? Could be another highlight to the great R&D put into this frame.

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    His honor....

    Someone may have been consumed by a lawyer......

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    Congrats on the bike Fo - when do you actually get it and why did you make us suffer through that video instead of the normal bike porn photos?

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    Interesting camera view

    The angle they chose to shoot the video from was definitely interesting. I bet if you picked just about any given frame out there, and shot video from that same angle under similar conditions, the bb would sway in a similar fashion. And by similar conditions, I mean a rider on flat pedals (or spd's for that matter) and regular shoes. The more irregular pedal stroke offered by not having the connection of clipless pedals induces more flex I would say. Especially if you were hoping out a door and really over-exaggerating your downstroke as in the video.

    Just saying. The video is not indicative of a balanced riding style that most xc/am mountain bikes would be ridden under.

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    Looks good Fo! Don't sweat the haters they are just giving you sh!t because they are jealous of you e-riding skills. As far as the bottom bracket flex, I have owned a lot of mountain bikes and I can promise you that EVERY bike flexes under torque. I ride my Pro29 SS only and it flexes less than most of the other bikes I have owned.

    btw, I may be a little biased about Lynskey.
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    Yeah, this is the most ridiculous attempt at attention-whoring I have EVER seen here. I wonder what rroeder and mikesee will have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Congrats on the bike Fo - when do you actually get it and why did you make us suffer through that video instead of the normal bike porn photos?
    why? because all pleasure is sinful and you must suffer along with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    Looks good Fo! Don't sweat the haters they are just giving you sh!t because they are jealous of you e-riding skills. As far as the bottom bracket flex, I have owned a lot of mountain bikes and I can promise you that EVERY bike flexes under torque. I ride my Pro29 SS only and it flexes less than most of the other bikes I have owned.

    btw, I may be a little biased about Lynskey.
    ha! thanks man but I assure you that haters are but a mere pimple on my e-ass. I am used to jealousy for sure and I dont know why this would be any different.

    They can collaborate within their little e-sorrority all they want, to include some jealous industry insiders no doubt that can't take not being one of the popular kids. I have no shame and am only embarassed for them as they continue to try to mock that which they can't comprehend and accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Yeah, this is the most ridiculous attempt at attention-whoring I have EVER seen here. I wonder what rroeder and mikesee will have to say.
    Flyer, thanks for reminding me!

    Mikesee, please forgive me. I mistakenly did not acknowledge you at the beginning. Honestly, your idea of a few white spokes mixed in with the rest is entirely badazz and I did in fact borrow your idea. I figured incorporating wisdom from a future MTB hall of famer was in my best interest!

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    One question for you Fo....how many times have you "painted the ceiling" watching that video? In all seriousness, very sweet rig. Not to beat the dead horse, but give us a review on the flex once you get some miles on her. I've been seriously considering building up a SS 29er and have been looking at the Lynskey's, but at 200lbs, I'm not sure this one would be for me. Enjoy that Beatch!!!

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    Congrats Fo, that's a sweet one! I was fortunate enough to get a peak at that rig a couple weeks ago when I was in Chattanooga taking delivery of my frame. Your frame was the talk on the production floor. Very unique bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Otter
    Not to beat the dead horse, but give us a review on the flex once you get some miles on her. I've been seriously considering building up a SS 29er and have been looking at the Lynskey's, but at 200lbs, I'm not sure this one would be for me. Enjoy that Beatch!!!
    I'm a bit heavier than you. The Lynskey folks built mine with .875" chain stays and a pretty massive looking 1.5" top tube. It has been rock solid stiff thus far. The stiffest 29'er I've ridden to date and I've had a few of them thus far. As stiff as it appears to be, it still has a nice ride quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter
    One question for you Fo....how many times have you "painted the ceiling" watching that video? In all seriousness, very sweet rig. Not to beat the dead horse, but give us a review on the flex once you get some miles on her. I've been seriously considering building up a SS 29er and have been looking at the Lynskey's, but at 200lbs, I'm not sure this one would be for me. Enjoy that Beatch!!!
    oy

    so, since on the table right now this is the ONLY frame with a camera showing hard torqueing for this particular rider with this particular component configuration, how bout people at least agree flex is relative. Given there is flex in every frame, to the extent the observations from the video do show some level of flex, there is no control group to put it into perspective anyway! so to say its stiff, flexy, etc., is utter retardation, though par for the course for MTBR I guess...

    Certainly there are and will continue to be haters due to jealousy, retardation coupled with the inability to comprehend sweetness, etc...I cant help that, nor do i try, but for those with some level of grey matter I would hope you are thoughtful in your next frame purchase.

    This frame is made to be more stiff than a standard Lynskey frame, period. For example, for the same given outside diameter (35mm), the inside diameter for mine was 30.0mm instead of the standard 31.6mm inside diameter, i.e., thicker walls/more stiffness, not to mention it runs a tapered headtube with corresponding fork. Not trying to be defensive, just stating facts but if you want to focus on an observation which in isolation is meaningless (like most of your lives), be my guest and so long as people boost the reply count for this thread, that is fine with me

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    Here's a bike for those that want a zero flex frame.
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    I really hate to contribute to this thread since all it does it stroke Fizzles ego and allows him to pad his post count even further.

    I must concur that the frame looks real flexy. It is so flexy that even before it ships the downtube is twisted like a licorice stick!
    I predict come April it will be on the auction block with the lame excuse that he has to sell it to pay his taxes.
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Don't be afraid! I weigh 225 and have a pro 29. any "flex" is not noticeable when thrashing on it!

    Nice build Fo, waiting to hear what you think about the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    I really hate to contribute to this thread since all it does it stroke Fizzles ego and allows him to pad his post count even further.

    I must concur that the frame looks real flexy. It is so flexy that even before it ships the downtube is twisted like a licorice stick!
    I predict come April it will be on the auction block with the lame excuse that he has to sell it to pay his taxes.
    how dare you! are you suggesting that I would be as dumb as I was last in my planning for Uncle Sam....uh....doh!

    and yes, thanks for increasing my "view" count as that is how i impress the chicks

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    That downtube is heinous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jencks
    The bike looks very nice, but from the video I think there maybe a fault as it only seems to be able to turn left. Hope there are no right handers on your usual rides!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414

    btw, I may be a little biased about Lynskey.
    that looks like a circus bike...

    its a joke right?

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    I am not worried about fanning you ego. That bike looks pretty damn good. I know it was not your primary concern, but, do you have a final weight?
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    I am going to do everyone a favor...

    ... and ensure the immortality of this thread, hence greatly increasing Fo's view count and ongoing chase of Wilt Chamberlain.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...08474#poststop

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    how dare you! are you suggesting that I would be as dumb as I was last in my planning for Uncle Sam....uh....doh!

    and yes, thanks for increasing my "view" count as that is how i impress the chicks

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    my ego was having a bad day (doesn't happen often) so thanks

    as for final weight, I did shoot Lynskey an email last night and they indicated the final bike weight came to 29 lbs. Not sure I have a frame only weight but did ask but dont think I will have one.

    I am very happy with the 29 lb final weight as that's virtually spot on where the AM hardtail (26er) bike it replaced came in at - also Lynskey made (On One Ti 456). The tradeoff in weight likely based on the 456 having heavy coil fork, etc. to make up for added weight from hammerschmidt etc nevertheless, that is a great weight IMHO and was my target

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt
    ... and ensure the immortality of this thread, hence greatly increasing Fo's view count and ongoing chase of Wilt Chamberlain.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...08474#poststop

    -Walt
    thank you Walt for posting the e-sorrority discussion around the superiority of Helix tubing!!! And yes, the retarded
    "black box" posted by your crony is just so compelling and will no doubt sway the market place. The frame building forum is apparently akin to the smoking section in high school where all the rejects pontificate why they are so much better than the popular kids

    As for Wilt Chamberlain, yes, he and I, as well as Tiger Woods, do have a lot in common in terms of the ladies not being able to resist though in my case as opposed to fame and money, it's post count

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    That downtube is heinous.
    it hates you too

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    my ego was having a bad day (doesn't happen often) so thanks

    as for final weight, I did shoot Lynskey an email last night and they indicated the final bike weight came to 29 lbs. Not sure I have a frame only weight but did ask but dont think I will have one.

    I am very happy with the 29 lb final weight as that's virtually spot on where the AM hardtail (26er) bike it replaced came in at - also Lynskey made (On One Ti 456). The tradeoff in weight likely based on the 456 having heavy coil fork, etc. to make up for added weight from hammerschmidt etc nevertheless, that is a great weight IMHO and was my target

    What a pig! With that heavy front fork it will land like a lawn dart!
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt
    ... and ensure the immortality of this thread, hence greatly increasing Fo's view count and ongoing chase of Wilt Chamberlain.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...08474#poststop

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    Interesting myth busting...that explains all the flexing you can easily observe from the video provided.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle

    ....as for final weight, I did shoot Lynskey an email last night and they indicated the final bike weight came to 29 lbs.

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    ...are always happy to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    thank you Walt for posting the e-sorrority discussion around the superiority of Helix tubing!!! And yes, the retarded
    "black box" posted by your crony is just so compelling and will no doubt sway the market place. The frame building forum is apparently akin to the smoking section in high school where all the rejects pontificate why they are so much better than the popular kids

    As for Wilt Chamberlain, yes, he and I, as well as Tiger Woods, do have a lot in common in terms of the ladies not being able to resist though in my case as opposed to fame and money, it's post count

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    that looks like a circus bike...

    its a joke right?
    nope, your the only joke on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Fat Ass!
    LOL...says the douche with a 9+ lb hardtail frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    What a pig! With that heavy front fork it will land like a lawn dart!
    ha! I am generally not one to bother to try to notice such things but do have to say with the near 6 lb fork that bike had it was noticeable, but the fork was rad - so rad that in a heartbeat I would put one on the 29er if it existed (e.g., coil PIKE 29er that many others have wished for). in fairness to the fork, it was the heaviest of the PIKEs, that included a steel steerer tube


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    I think they are mistaken with the need to face the BB down to flush with the ISCG tabs. You need the surfaces parallel, but they can be somewhat offset as the HS offers some spacers to get things aligned.

    Have fun with the new bike. It should e-ride like a dream, particularly with some of those Haggar Quantum pants Walt's thread refers to.

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    Pain!!!!

    As much as it PAINS me to say this........that bike is Phucking NICE.

    Too nice for Fo

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    Schwank...meaning a new steed that radiates a sense of coolness FUNctionally ....lookin forward to hearing your in depth pro review on the Foskey w Hammerschmidt ! TIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Schwank...meaning a new steed that radiates a sense of coolness FUNctionally ....lookin forward to hearing your in depth pro review on the Foskey w Hammerschmidt ! TIG.
    thanks Tig

    As much as I dont blame the jealous haters for taking dibs already, fair enough given my track record, I am highly confident I have nailed it with this one and it will be a keeper

    Nevertheless, PRO REVIEW will definitely occur and I cannot wait though this frame is equiv to a large and I think i remember mtbr PRO REVIEWS are only done on medium sized frames so I guess it will have to be a pseudo PRO REVIEW

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    pretty sweet set up Fo, enjoy

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    Attempting to come up with something clever to say....

    and failed...

    But very nice bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    Attempting to come up with something clever to say....

    and failed...

    But very nice bike!
    I disagree..that is not a fail. Perhaps because you have always been a gentlemen, and not insecure like most here, you are in fact clever - you did not join an existing bandwagon to make fun of me, the bike, the video, my mom, etc...you truly showed all of us up so yes, very clever sir

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    I'm afraid that your internet persona has gotten the best of you and you will now always question your bike no matter how nice it really rides -- and you deserve at least some of that. But in attempt to ameliorate those worries, I for one don't buy into the concept of "the stiffer the better" when it comes to bicycle frames. The guys at Bicycle Quarterly have done as controlled a series of studies that I have seen and concluded that stiffer is clearly neither better handling or better for power transmission. There's too whippy and there's too stiff. I myself have had two that were too whippy and one that was too stiff. Right now I've got two that are just right. Hopefully yours will be of the "just right" variety. But, egads -- that Hammerschmidt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misanthrope
    I'm afraid that your internet persona has gotten the best of you and you will now always question your bike no matter how nice it really rides -- and you deserve at least some of that. But in attempt to ameliorate those worries, I for one don't buy into the concept of "the stiffer the better" when it comes to bicycle frames. The guys at Bicycle Quarterly have done as controlled a series of studies that I have seen and concluded that stiffer is clearly neither better handling or better for power transmission. There's too whippy and there's too stiff. I myself have had two that were too whippy and one that was too stiff. Right now I've got two that are just right. Hopefully yours will be of the "just right" variety. But, egads -- that Hammerschmidt!
    there is some merit to what you say, for a lot of folks I am afraid. As much as I/we bag on mtbr, if not for mtbr i would not know of SO MANY bikes, parts, etc., all of which really exacerbates my OCD so you may be right. Having said that, I have DEFINITELY gotten better as I know what I dont like anyway. My Inbred is now going on 2 years, and I still love it, my Sultan is by far the best FS bike that I have ever owned and wouldnt change a thing so hopefully my streak as of late continues.

    Interesting thoughts. I for one have zero worries about flex in this or any frame for that matter. God made flex so people on mtbr could find something to whine about in every bike

    As for the Hammerschmidt, while it wont win any Teen idol awards I am VERY stoked on it, particularly due to my getting really old and when bike is swapped into a single cog out back, that extra gear up front to allow me to sit and spin on long climbs to give the standing a break is really welcomed

    And for the record, I am a bigger dick in real life than I am on the internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    And for the record, I am a bigger dick in real life than I am on the internet
    No, really he is. Ask anyone who has had the misfortune to ride with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    No, really he is. Ask anyone who has had the misfortune to ride with him.
    yep...it's not coincidence that I only ride once with a rider, ride solo, or more likely I e-ride - even riding solo runs the risk of running into people that know me

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    Hey Fo - Good looking ride. Can't wait to hear your thoughts after you get some rides on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I disagree..that is not a fail. Perhaps because you have always been a gentlemen, and not insecure like most here, you are in fact clever - you did not join an existing bandwagon to make fun of me, the bike, the video, my mom, etc...you truly showed all of us up so yes, very clever sir

    Hey now, I drove a bottle of beer all they from LA to Hurricane for Snot, and he didn't even have the decency to be there to drink it with me, something about being out riding. Whatever! Oh, wait, he did share some VERY tasty whisky with me in Vegas though. Ok, Dave's alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Hey now, I drove a bottle of beer all they from LA to Hurricane for Snot, and he didn't even have the decency to be there to drink it with me, something about being out riding. Whatever! Oh, wait, he did share some VERY tasty whisky with me in Vegas though. Ok, Dave's alright.

    you have no idea how much it pained me to drink it without you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    you have no idea how much it pained me to drink it without you....

    I'll get ya next time. Hope all is well!
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    i'm only posting here because i thought it would be a good thread for my 3500'th post. thanks fo.

    nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    i'm only posting here because i thought it would be a good thread for my 3500'th post. thanks fo.

    nice bike
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    And yes, its a very wise move to post number 3500 in my thread - I too posted in my thread for number 3500

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    Has anyone thought that maybe the camera was only loosely attached to the bike and was swinging around a bit?

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    FoShizzle: Thats an awesome build mate, well impressive Ti power!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Nice bike Fo.!!!!!
    Thanks TiEndo...your TWO bikes (Turner + Lynskey) arriving for Christmas inspired me Having said that, I will only have this one pre Christmas and am very upset about being outdone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekr
    FoShizzle: Thats an awesome build mate, well impressive Ti power!
    Cheers my Nicolai riding friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Thanks TiEndo...your TWO bikes (Turner + Lynskey) arriving for Christmas inspired me Having said that, I will only have this one pre Christmas and am very upset about being outdone!
    Christmas?!

    OMG!!!, I'm offended!!!, mods please delete this thread immediately!!

    Fo please be sensitive of others, it's "Holidays", not that other word which I won't type again as to not offend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Christmas?!

    OMG!!!, I'm offended!!!, mods please delete this thread immediately!!

    Fo please be sensitive of others, it's "Holidays", not that other word which I won't type again as to not offend.
    yes it is...and does it offend you even more than i made sure to capitalize Christmas?

    Merry Christmas everybody!

    in the future rroeder, please do not derail my threads, thx in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle

    Merry Christmas everybody!
    You clearly need sensitivety training, haven't you even considered your fellow E bikers from different cultural backgrounds? They have feelings too ya know

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    Fo, so what's the "ETA" for the new ride? Got a tracking number yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longdrive55
    Fo, so what's the "ETA" for the new ride? Got a tracking number yet?
    thanks for asking longdrive, or is it salt in the wound. shipping date is Monday and I am trying to figure out if i should pay A LOT more to have it arrive before Christmas or not, in which I wouldnt get it till rather late as I am out of town after Christmas so yeah, probably gonna suck it up and pay the extra

    EDIT: not gonna have for Christmas decided to have shipped to my local shop since if I ain't at home on the 24th when it arrives I am screwed as I leave out of town. I am so depressed right now, I think I need to start a new project to cheer me up
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    Quote Originally Posted by longdrive55
    Fo, so what's the "ETA" for the new ride? Got a tracking number yet?
    Hey longdrive55 I just fell off my chair laughing as I thought you might of just had the funnest post ever..I THOUGHT you was trying to be funny by asking Fo what's the "ETA" for the next ride, as in like another completely different "Bike build" project... "Got the tracking # yet" was the kicker..I mean come on lets face it we are talking about Fo, I'm sure it's only a short matter of time before the OCD kicks in on the "NEXT" bike project...What? does anyone really think this will be his last bike? What ever it is Fo you have got my support 100%..............CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Hey longdrive55 I just fell off my chair laughing as I thought you might of just had the funnest post ever..I THOUGHT you was trying to be funny by asking Fo what's the "ETA" for the next ride, as in like another completely different "Bike build" project... "Got the tracking # yet" was the kicker..I mean come on lets face it we are talking about Fo, I'm sure it's only a short matter of time before the OCD kicks in on the "NEXT" bike project...What? does anyone really think this will be his last bike? What ever it is Fo you have got my support 100%..............CF.
    how DARE you Fred! do you really think I would be pathetic enough to have my next bike planned already?? uh...well, actually .....................CFo

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Thanks TiEndo...your TWO bikes (Turner + Lynskey) arriving for Christmas inspired me Having said that, I will only have this one pre Christmas and am very upset about being outdone!

    I only bought the Turner because of the build kit it had on it . I consider myself downgrading with it cause its not made of unobtanium like all my other rides. If only DT would ask Lynskey to make a few DW front ends for him, then I will consider myself happy and complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    EDIT: not gonna have for Christmas decided to have shipped to my local shop since if I ain't at home on the 24th when it arrives I am screwed as I leave out of town. I am so depressed right now, I think I need to start a new project to cheer me up
    Erik, hey just have it shipped to my house, we are the same hight, and you know how OCD I am. You know it'll be in good hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    how DARE you Fred! do you really think I would be pathetic enough to have my next bike planned already?? uh...well, actually .....................CFo
    You know for the OCD-inflicted like you, bike builds are like a chess game. You're thinking many moves ahead. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    You know for the OCD-inflicted like you, bike builds are like a chess game. You're thinking many moves ahead. Good job.
    good point

    the new Lynskey is now called the OCDskey

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    You know for the OCD-inflicted like you, bike builds are like a chess game. You're thinking many moves ahead. Good job.
    This just might be the best quote for 2009 ( if not ever)....What makes this quote SO GOOD is that it's SO TRUE....HOWEVER it is only us OCD-inflicted who can truely understand this.....Well played 2TNE, on the ball as always........CF. BTW you and I need to have a little chat.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I too posted in my thread for number 3500
    That's funny.

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    Thanks, Fred. That occurred to me after a long look in the mirror the other day.

    And yes, I heard you might be interested in chatting with me...

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    Well the he!!

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    Thanks, Fred. That occurred to me after a long look in the mirror the other day.

    And yes, I heard you might be interested in chatting with me...
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    WOW! Somebody MUST of had a big breakfest today.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    Is this a Homer dating site!
    Actually, if you must know I wanted to talk to him about giving him a chance to ride and demo what looks to be the hottest LT FS 29er to date..(for free, or dam close) I'm putting together a list of guys that I think could and would be a perfect fit...I have room for one more, and funny thing is it's now down to either you or Padre......Boy this is going to be a tuff one.....or at least I thought it was.....CF.

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    Thanks for thinking of me

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Actually, if you must know I wanted to talk to him about giving him a chance to ride and demo what looks to be the hottest LT FS 29er to date..(for free, or dam close) I'm putting together a list of guys that I think could and would be a perfect fit...I have room for one more, and funny thing is it's now down to either you or Padre......Boy this is going to be a tuff one.....or at least I thought it was.....CF.
    I will ride anything except a Lenz so your choice should be easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Actually, if you must know I wanted to talk to him about giving him a chance to ride and demo what looks to be the hottest LT FS 29er to date..(for free, or dam close) I'm putting together a list of guys that I think could and would be a perfect fit...I have room for one more, and funny thing is it's now down to either you or Padre......Boy this is going to be a tuff one.....or at least I thought it was.....CF.
    Are you getting some firm dates on this thing?
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I keep checking Ebay for the listing of the latest old Fo Project. Fo, have you considered hosting "E Ride" on the internet, for buying and selling all your used bikes and parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Actually, if you must know I wanted to talk to him about giving him a chance to ride and demo what looks to be the hottest LT FS 29er to date...
    Come on Fred, toss us a bone of what you got working
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    I keep checking Ebay for the listing of the latest old Fo Project. Fo, have you considered hosting "E Ride" on the internet, for buying and selling all your used bikes and parts?
    Used is a relative term with regards to Fizzle. E-riding is like sexting, it feels good but you don't have to get dirty.
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    I will ride anything except a Lenz so your choice should be easy
    So your OK with Huffy just not a Lenz right? BTW PM sent.............CF. Didn't mean for any kind of de-rail-ing there Fo ....Please if you could at this time everybody return to what will soon be the biggest viewed thread ever (and for good reason) in MTBR history.........

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    Some more pics of the HS (complete stills TBD as bike is en route to me now...these are all I have)

    Also, in the spirit of doing my part as a Lynskey e-shill, note that Lynskey now has the HS option available to all Lynskey owners as a retro or w/ new frame based on the work done here.

    Some pics accordingly from Lynskey...Please note that for optimal e-riding, as soon as I get bike next week, the black brake hoses will be replaced as will the fugly stock REBA stickers
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    Too Funny.

    First of all those are some killer looking photo's, but as I was looking at the fork pictures I had JUST said to myself "WTF Fo, loose the Ghay red Reba stickers will ya...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    First of all those are some killer looking photo's, but as I was looking at the fork pictures I had JUST said to myself "WTF Fo, loose the Ghay red Reba stickers will ya...
    I know FO will be getting rid of those stickers. The forks look much better like this......but I think FO's got some sticker replacement (not just take off) planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longdrive55
    I think FO's got some sticker replacement (not just take off) planned.
    Ya I know he's got some custom sticker replacement in mind..I got the same one's... CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Ya I know he's got some custom sticker replacement in mind..I got the same one's... CF.
    I'm sure they suck


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Ya I know he's got some custom sticker replacement in mind..I got the same one's... CF.
    Got Pix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I'm sure they suck
    they do suck actually and they are not JNC level stickers but hey, I also want them in my lifetime

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    Quote Originally Posted by longdrive55
    Got Pix?
    just generic REBA flat black stickers....simple, not custom. I am no longer into bling

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    Quote Originally Posted by longdrive55
    I know FO will be getting rid of those stickers. The forks look much better like this......but I think FO's got some sticker replacement (not just take off) planned.
    i just bought some black cheapies that are en route...will leave nekid until they arrive if it takes long. But absolutely, REBA deserves more than these nasty stock things
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    Best use of movie quote in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt
    ...are always happy to help. -W
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    Look at the big brain on Brad! Er, I mean Dave. BTW, we will see you in like 3 weeks. Be ready for some mountain biking and beers... -W
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...08474#poststop

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i just bought some black cheapies that are en route...will leave nekid until they arrive if it takes long. But absolutely, REBA deserves more than these nasty stock things
    I would hit that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I'm sure they suck
    Suck? no, but like Fo said they are in noway JC level stickers.......What's up wit you JC? How's everything? All good I hope..... CF. BTW saw the wifey's KHS in the classifieds the other day, man I wish I had the $.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    they do suck actually and they are not JNC level stickers but hey, I also want them in my lifetime
    So plan ahead next time


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    So plan ahead next time
    haha...i know. i will for the now planned "next" bike and may likely need your help for this one if the REBA stickers are bad

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    Custom stickers are Lameskey

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Custom stickers are Lameskey
    True...much like trail-side tokers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    True...much like trail-side tokers.
    Are you one of those fragile types offended by the smell?

    Actually your stickers are nice but I prefer the no sticker look on the Reba better like pic'd above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Are you one of those fragile types offended by the smell?
    No, I actually like patchouli


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    True...much like trail-side tokers.
    My favorite place to torch up a rock

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    Ummm, all this talk about toking and torching and patchouli and all really has nothing to do with Fo's new Flexy, er uh Foksey or whatever you call it. I'm sure Fo won't be happy, so please let's keep this thread on topic.

    By the way, the newly posted pics of the ISCG tabs and HammerSizzle make the bottom bracket area look really flexy.........has anyone else noticed/commented on this?....?...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29Inches
    I would hit that
    Dude, that is sick. As is the nasty DT cable routing on that frame. I suppose they had to do that to take full advantage of the structural superiority of the helically squashed tubing, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallzboater
    Dude, that is sick. As is the nasty DT cable routing on that frame.
    if you prefer HS routing as is on some bikes I am sure one could spec it to be underneath the DT as is on several bikes that come OEM with the HS. I personally did not want that approach (i.e., cables under the DT) and remain stoked on mine whether or not you or other haters like it plus, JNC's routing is similar and he knows everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    if you prefer HS routing as is on some bikes I am sure one could spec it to be underneath the DT as is on several bikes that come OEM with the HS. I personally did not want that approach (i.e., cables under the DT) and remain stoked on mine whether or not you or other haters like it plus, JNC's routing is similar and he knows everything
    I think it's that abortion of a down tube that's throwing everyone off Fo...mine looks nice & clean



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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I think it's that abortion of a down tube that's throwing everyone off Fo...mine looks nice & clean

    looks flexy

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    Your bike was such a hit with the Lynskey folks that they've decided to offer it as an upgrade package.

    http://www.lynskeyperformance.com/a/...for-955.00.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Congrats on the bike Fo - when do you actually get it and why did you make us suffer through that video instead of the normal bike porn photos?

    He gets it today, no mention on when he plans to build it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    He gets it today, no mention on when he plans to build it.
    uh....actually, UPStarded shows 2 packages, one of which may not make it today so dunno

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    uh....actually, UPStarded shows 2 packages, one of which may not make it today so dunno
    Lame!

    I hate UPS (pronounced oops)!


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    is it there yet?
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    ENOUGH WITH THIS PHOSKEY.....Here is an actual 2010 Lynskey (Ridgeline) ridden by an actual rider (me) in actual Tennessee terrain (Norris) ...



    It was 55 degrees an dry, to you northern suckars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by None
    ENOUGH WITH THIS PHOSKEY.....Here is an actual 2010 Lynskey (Ridgeline) ridden by an actual rider (me) in actual Tennessee terrain (Norris) ... It was 55 degrees an dry, to you northern suckars!
    Nice photoshop.... where's the Dinglehammer cranks? Lame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    is it there yet?
    it is...just threw together after kids went night night...gotta tighten up some bolts and get new brake cables on otherwise, ready to ride (1st ride not till Saturday though)

    28.93 lbs, w/ tubes and in geared mode so very very happy with that

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    More importantly, will be riding Saturday. All that remains is to put on new brake hoses and put on 22t hammerschmidt chainring instead of current one...no rush though



    crude measurement no doubt...but sure seems the 68.5 HA is dialed



    Happy with weight...figure SS will shed a bit over a pound...whatever



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    Killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How much room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeZee
    How much room?
    not a lot but bit more than pic suggests...not worried at all given location and whats involved down there. if we were talking a crank arms getting that close to the chainstay then its more of an issue but not here - in fact its just a "plate" that is that close and of course doesnt move so really no issue.

    i cannot wait to ride it!

    i think the ONLY thing I would change, which i thought of but was too late, would be to not have bottle cage mounts on seattube - it totally escape me during design stage
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    Erik, we'll be back in SoCal and looking for a ride on Sat. Gotta see this machine first hand. Congrats! What a Christmas present!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Erik, we'll be back in SoCal and looking for a ride on Sat. Gotta see this machine first hand. Congrats! What a Christmas present!
    thanks ReTodd...yes, Saturday ride for sure

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    Well done Fo, def looks a lot cleaner than that abomination of a 29er you call your Sultan

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Well done Fo, def looks a lot cleaner than that abomination of a 29er you call your Sultan
    thanks rroeder. gotta say i am very stoked with it. just putzing around the hood it definitely has that more bmx like feel to it (compared to other 29ers i have owned), very noticeable given the cs length, short stem and slightly slacker st angle. also pleasantly surprised how the rear shifts no different than my normal 9-speed setup. was a bit worried about that given all the discussions but the parts recommended i go with were definitely a good call

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    Wowsky. Top shelf Fo
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    Of course the easiest way to fix this is to go for a hike.
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    Bad-Azz-key!

    ...now shorten your chain!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Bad-Azz-key!

    ...now shorten your chain!
    thanks JNC...remember, "you're my inspiration"

    as for chain...lemme take a pic. when in the smallest rear cog, the chain is literally within mm of touching out back when der is extended so i think its actually dialled

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ...remember, "you're my inspiration"
    ...it's what gets me out of bed in the morning.


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    Sweet bike ... although it probably shouldn't, the weight bugs me. LEt us know the verdict on the twisted tube and the hamerschmidt.

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    How do you set up and adjust the stops on the RD and shifter to allow for only 6 rings on the cassette in the rear on that SS hub??? What's the trick there?

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    good gawd that thing is bad a$$, especially those kick ass bolts on the sliders. I know you are stoked to get it out and e-thrash the hell out of it. Way to go Fo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    good gawd that thing is bad a$$, especially those kick ass bolts on the sliders. I know you are stoked to get it out and e-thrash the hell out of it. Way to go Fo!
    thx man

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Sweet bike ... although it probably shouldn't, the weight bugs me. LEt us know the verdict on the twisted tube and the hamerschmidt.
    lol...again with the "weight". please note that a hardtail does not imply that the goal was a XC bike, for it was, then yes...it would have been light. 29 lbs was the target from the onset in geared mode.

    not that i am anything close to procore but you think i would put 2.4 tires, with tubes, and a hammerschmidt (weighing about 1.4 lbs more than XT cranks w/ front der), Chromag parts instead of carbon on the bike if i cared about weight? The build, and geometry, has nothing to do with what I have as my XC mindset, thats for another bike

    having said that, even I LOL at Aqua's 30 lb+ SINGLE SPEED

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Lots of awesomeness.

    Well played.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Lots of awesomeness.

    Well played.
    thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    lol...again with the "weight". please note that a hardtail does not imply that the goal was a XC bike, for it was, then yes...it would have been light. 29 lbs was the target from the onset in geared mode.

    not that i am anything close to procore but you think i would put 2.4 tires, with tubes, and a hammerschmidt (weighing about 1.4 lbs more than XT cranks w/ front der), Chromag parts instead of carbon on the bike if i cared about weight? The build, and geometry, has nothing to do with what I have as my XC mindset, thats for another bike

    having said that, even I LOL at Aqua's 30 lb+ SINGLE SPEED
    I get it ... its just that I look at bikes thinking, 'do i want it?" I have a little weight weenie devil sitting on my shoulder. This is a sweet ride, and I am really interested in your experience with the frame and the hamershmidt.

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    Wow that bike is beautiful. It's even making the tapered head tube start to grow on me. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    I get it ... its just that I look at bikes thinking, 'do i want it?" I have a little weight weenie devil sitting on my shoulder. This is a sweet ride, and I am really interested in your experience with the frame and the hamershmidt.
    ah...gotcha

    my next bike however will have the "goal" of light, i.e., replacement of Inbred frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim
    Wow that bike is beautiful. It's even making the tapered head tube start to grow on me. Great job!
    haha...yes, the tapered HT rage I am afraid may be contagious problem is getting forks still i believe. I was very fortunate to get a hold of the tapered REBA

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    Very well done. Let us know if you can feel the difference with the tapered fork. It looks a lot better than the video.

    I'm a little concerned you might catch your ankle/foot on the lower cable guide for the HS??
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    I think that pretty much captures the essence of Fo. Good job ReTodd!

    I think Fo's attention whore meter is now pegged at the 11 mark.
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    In is unbelievable how much attention Fizzle gets with a run off the mill, heavy,12 speed, hardtail!
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    In is unbelievable how much attention Fizzle gets with a run off the mill, heavy,12 speed, hardtail!
    Ya WTF? is this the 29er FOrum?
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    Dayum Fo, the bike turned out beautiful. I will be looking forward to a "pro" review on your blagh.

    Lynskey can build some mean custom frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    In is unbelievable how much attention Fizzle gets with a run off the mill, heavy,12 speed, hardtail!
    Fo's the Sarah Palin of MTBR.

    I don't really need to pile-on, but... Okay, I do. Rather than flex at the BB -- which happens and is not necessarily bad -- it seems to me the sliding dropouts are a greater potential source for flex in the drivetrain. There is so much of the dropout that's not triangulated on this frame, seemingly more than on most sliding dropout-equipped bikes. I'll be interested to see how it deals with a single cog on the rear -- like will he have chain throwing problems, what with all that ePower he can dish-out flexing the chainstays and dropouts...
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    Looks good dude. Very impressive build.

    The comments around "heavy" for a 29 lb. do all machine really cracks me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    The comments around "heavy" for a 29 lb. do all machine really cracks me up.

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    Totally. I wish my hardtail was 29 pounds.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Looks good dude. Very impressive build.

    The comments around "heavy" for a 29 lb. do all machine really cracks me up.

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    Dude, you have to admit...that is a pretty ghastly E-weight!


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    Okay, got a better look at it.

    I notice your 1.5 lower cup is not "inset"

    The flames on the Ti look very cool like Tscheezy's

    The white spokes look cool like Mikesees wheels.

    With gears, I would run the sliders full forward. Hopefully the tire will clear.

    Anyway, it is a lovely build all together and the abomination of a downtube is hardly noticeable.

    Merry Christmas!
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    I really like the bike! It looks amazing and well thought out. Mostly, it looks like it'd be a ton of fun to ride. Nothing super fancy, nothing stupid and nothing you'd be worried about on a long ride.

    Well done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe
    I really like the bike! It looks amazing and well thought out. Mostly, it looks like it'd be a ton of fun to ride. Nothing super fancy, nothing stupid and nothing you'd be worried about on a long ride.

    Well done!!!

    Don't you mean a loooooong e-ride??

    That front derailleur cable is just like a hook trolling for rocks and brush.
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Interesting,cough fail cough Crank Bros pedals one night, Shimano SPD's the next morning. What was Foe thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    In is unbelievable how much attention Fizzle gets with a run off the mill, heavy,12 speed, hardtail!
    Run of the mill? Let's cut to the chase and cost out this bad-boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Looks good dude. Very impressive build.

    The comments around "heavy" for a 29 lb. do all machine really cracks me up.

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    thanks EB...yeah, its all relative. Most 29er hardtails are (intentionally) XC so yeah, a 29 lb hardtail doesnt seem logical to many. To me and you it does as its a bike intended to do anything my 30 lb FS trailbike can do so if not a 29 lb hardtail, it simply couldnt serve that purpose effectively IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Let's cut to the chase and cost out this bad-boy.
    actually, do you mind if we dont? and if you do, please dont let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Okay, got a better look at it.

    I notice your 1.5 lower cup is not "inset"

    The flames on the Ti look very cool like Tscheezy's

    The white spokes look cool like Mikesees wheels.

    With gears, I would run the sliders full forward. Hopefully the tire will clear.

    Anyway, it is a lovely build all together and the abomination of a downtube is hardly noticeable.

    Merry Christmas!
    correct, inset only on top and yes, both tscheezy and mikesee did inspire my build

    oh yeah, and thanks for your earlier concern that i might catch my foot in the cable...lol??? I tripped on it last night and caught a pic of me doing so, and then a pic to assure you it was an accident

    as for catching rocks? that would be ONE CRAZY rock formation where the cable would catch yet nothing else would have caught anyway and besides, to suggest that would imply JNC did something wrong and we all know that cant happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    actually, do you mind if we dont? and if you do, please dont let me know
    Yep, I try to forget how much I spent on my steel rigid SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Yep, I try to forget how much I spent on my steel rigid SS.
    indeed...what i have found is that the best way to forget about what you just paid for a bike is to start a new project to take your mind off of it

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    I am eyeballin' a Lynskey Ti frame with Wetcat geometry ... or I really like these retro Ti frames (like Blacksheep).

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    I guess you could say the exchange rate was such that Fo got a lot of pounds for his dollar on the Lynskey? The important thing is for Fo to be seen and heard, with maybe even a picture or two of him actually riding this Fo 'cycle on real dirt all slacked out with that 68.5 head tube and ripping some gnar gnar with his buds. I can deal with flex, provided it doesn't lead to a short MTBF with something cracking out of warranty.

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    I can't help with the riding pics....but here's a picture of Christmas Fo:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I can't help with the riding pics....but here's a picture of Christmas Fo:
    Woa....Homer Simpson is a real person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I can't help with the riding pics....but here's a picture of Christmas Fo:
    Wrong thread, this is detracting from the Fo'd up Lynskey. Try reposting in the World Famous On One thread, that Fo claims he'll never sell. I gotta figure out how to get paid for getting pics of Fo, I didn't know they were so rare and in demand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duzitall
    Woa....Homer Simpson is a real person?
    Well...you got the Homer part right!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I can't help with the riding pics....but here's a picture of Christmas Fo:
    That picture of his forehead so says Gannett Outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    That picture of his forehead so says Gannett Outdoors.
    LOL!


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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Good job! Nice!!!

    Turned out really nice Fo, i really dig it!!! Starting a new project of my own with my EWR frame.


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    Merry X-mas

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    Damn is that pic of Fo foreal?

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