Lynskey Sportive - New wheels, briefly!

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Lynskey Sportive - New wheels, briefly!

Postby noiseboyfeetman » Sat May 14, 2011 20:15 pm

Picked up my new Lynskey Sportive courtesy of Primera Sport in Bournemouth today, many thanks to all the guys there who were great in sorting me out, I can't wait to get out on it tomorrow!

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Spec:

Frame: Lynskey Sportive M/L
Fork: 3T Funda Pro
Headseat: Cane Creek
Stem: 3T ARX Pro
Handlebars: 3T Ergonova Pro
Seatpost: 3T Palladio Pro
Saddle: Fiz:ik Aliante
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Athena 11s Alloy
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Athena 11s Alloy
Crankset: Campagnolo Athena Carbon 11s Ultra Torque
Brake levers: Campagnolo Athena 2010 Ultrashift 11s
Brakes: Campagnolo Athena D Skeleton
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 5
Tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000s
Bar tape: Stella Azzurra Eleganza
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
Bottle Cages: Specialized E Cage (now replaced with Elite Custom Race cages as the Specialized snapped!)
Pump: Topeak Race Rocket
Computer: Cateye Strada Wireless
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Postby dirkdiggler69 » Sat May 14, 2011 20:36 pm

thats very nice indeed!

the pebbledashed garage really sets it off :)

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Postby Carl_P » Sat May 14, 2011 21:52 pm

Very nice. Frame seems virtually identical to the Sabbath Silk Road. Anybody know if they are made in the same factory?
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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Sun May 15, 2011 17:17 pm

Well, I took the Lynskey out for its maiden voyage today, a nice 50 miler and i'm well happy with my new purchase. It rides like a dream, almost seems effortless yet when you put the power down "woosh!" off it goes. The only thing I wasn't too sure about when I started off was the noise from the freehub, but after a while I came to like it as when free wheeling it almost says to you "pedal you lazy b*stard, i'm meant to be ridden!"

Comparing the Campagnolo Athena groupset on the Lynskey to the Xenon I have on my Bianchi the Athena hoods feel so much more comfortable, the gear shifts are so much smoother and the build quality just feels a hundred times better. The ultrashift is superb, so much better than having to change through numerous gears when hitting the top of a hill or the bottom of a steep climb, I don't get why other manufacturers don't offer this.

The 3T finishing kit looks the part and the Ergonova Pro handlebars feel lovely and comfortable when climbing or on the drops especially with the Stella Azzurra Eleganza bar tape. The Fi'zi:k Aliante Gamma saddle is an all day comfort saddle which I think I might need to upgrade to on my Bianchi instead of the one which I did previously think was comfortable but now realise isn't!

After my ride I felt much more refreshed than I do on my Bianchi Via Nirone 7, the Lynskey is built for all day comfort and so far it lives up to that.

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Postby McQue » Wed Aug 03, 2011 17:38 pm

Nice bike!

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Postby antlaff » Wed Aug 03, 2011 17:46 pm

Very nice, but the sensor is on the wrong side of the fork - should be facing away from you.

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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Wed Aug 03, 2011 19:32 pm

antlaff wrote:Very nice, but the sensor is on the wrong side of the fork - should be facing away from you.


I think it all depends what school you went to as to which way the sensor faces, if you can read the instructions it faces backwards, if you can't it faces forward :lol: .

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Postby dawebbo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 14:14 pm

noiseboyfeetman wrote:I think it all depends what school you went to


haha - owned.

Looks lovely. The only thing I noticed (which may be just down to the angle on the photo) is that the saddle seems set back a long way - did you consider moving this forward and having a longer stem?

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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 14:26 pm

dawebbo wrote:
noiseboyfeetman wrote:I think it all depends what school you went to


haha - owned.

Looks lovely. The only thing I noticed (which may be just down to the angle on the photo) is that the saddle seems set back a long way - did you consider moving this forward and having a longer stem?


Thanks. You're not the only person to mention about the set back of the saddle though. A mate said about it and wondered whether the rails would withstand it, I was confident that if it posed any problem it would've been picked up when I purchased the bike and had a bike fitting done.

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Postby dawebbo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 14:49 pm

Mechanically I'm sure it's fine. I was thinking more from an aesthetic perspective.

Anyway, the main thing is that it fits well and you're comfy.

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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 14:53 pm

dawebbo wrote:Mechanically I'm sure it's fine. I was thinking more from an aesthetic perspective.

Anyway, the main thing is that it fits well and you're comfy.


Aesthetically I don't notice it and when my fat ars* is sat in the saddle no-one else can either!

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Postby FransJacques » Thu Aug 04, 2011 15:43 pm

noiseboyfeetman wrote:
dawebbo wrote:Mechanically I'm sure it's fine. I was thinking more from an aesthetic perspective.

Anyway, the main thing is that it fits well and you're comfy.


Aesthetically I don't notice it and when my fat ars* is sat in the saddle no-one else can either!
Your bike looks great, that fork is killer, really serious. The stem/bar/saddle/post combo is nicely finished as well. Congrats!

I concur on the fit, it does look a very "chopper" set-up: butt really far back, hands high and back. Did anyone at Primera take the time to set you up? Did they convert you over from your last road bike or is this one your first?

Nothing wrong with it but I wonder if, over the coming months and 1000s of kilometers, if you'll migrate to something different. It's always good to be open to experimenting with position.

How flexible is your back/lumbar region?
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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:08 pm

FransJacques wrote:
noiseboyfeetman wrote:
dawebbo wrote:Mechanically I'm sure it's fine. I was thinking more from an aesthetic perspective.

Anyway, the main thing is that it fits well and you're comfy.


Aesthetically I don't notice it and when my fat ars* is sat in the saddle no-one else can either!
Your bike looks great, that fork is killer, really serious. The stem/bar/saddle/post combo is nicely finished as well. Congrats!

I concur on the fit, it does look a very "chopper" set-up: butt really far back, hands high and back. Did anyone at Primera take the time to set you up? Did they convert you over from your last road bike or is this one your first?

Nothing wrong with it but I wonder if, over the coming months and 1000s of kilometers, if you'll migrate to something different. It's always good to be open to experimenting with position.

How flexible is your back/lumbar region?


Thanks, I do like the 3T finishing kit , I think it all looks sweet put together, hence why I went for that seatpost. I thought i'd go for the 3T Funda Pro fork as opposed to cheaper Bontrager one they recommended just to keep it the same throughout, plus my MTB is all Bontrager so I wanted to go for something different.

Primera did take the time and set me up on it, its the first road bike i've actually had a proper bike fit on and I find it really comfortable over long distances. I can't imagine i'll play around with the position as why bother when its set up to be comfortable already? Only thing I may possibly alter further down the line is the wheelset and move the F5's onto my commuter.
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Postby FransJacques » Thu Aug 04, 2011 16:33 pm

I was going to add a comment on the Fucrum 5s, they look nice and are good training/winter/sportive wheels, but can you maybe peel the orange stickers off?

Comfort now is good, and it's great you feel good on the bike. But especially if it's your first road bike, you body will adapt. I can guarantee that for sure. Small changes are fun to experiment with and are easy to make. Flipping your stem for example will help you to get into a more aero tuck. Next summer, when you have a few 1000 miles in your legs (and back!), you might want to move to a 100 or 110mm stem.

You might also want to slide your computer max forward on your stem so you don't have to drop your eyes so low from the road ahead.
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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 17:20 pm

FransJacques wrote:I was going to add a comment on the Fucrum 5s, they look nice and are good training/winter/sportive wheels, but can you maybe peel the orange stickers off?


The orange stickers went about a week after getting it so you can rest easy on that one.

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Postby wiffachip » Thu Aug 04, 2011 21:02 pm

when I was reading this the mayor of scarborough came on the telly, she's called Hazel Lynskey !

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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Fri Aug 05, 2011 06:47 am

wiffachip wrote:when I was reading this the mayor of scarborough came on the telly, she's called Hazel Lynskey !

your bikes better looking


Hmmmm, good topic for a new post...what Lynskey would you rather ride?

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I know which one i'd pick, I wonder how much i'd get for a second hand Sportive?
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Postby antlaff » Sat Aug 06, 2011 19:24 pm

noiseboyfeetman wrote:
antlaff wrote:Very nice, but the sensor is on the wrong side of the fork - should be facing away from you.


I think it all depends what school you went to as to which way the sensor faces, if you can read the instructions it faces backwards, if you can't it faces forward :lol: .

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very simple - if nudged the sensor will go into the spokes - if facing the other way and nudged it will bounce out - and i didnt need to go to school to learn common sense!!

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Postby EKE_38BPM » Tue Sep 20, 2011 23:54 pm

antlaff wrote:
noiseboyfeetman wrote:
antlaff wrote:Very nice, but the sensor is on the wrong side of the fork - should be facing away from you.


I think it all depends what school you went to as to which way the sensor faces, if you can read the instructions it faces backwards, if you can't it faces forward :lol: .

Cateye Strada Wireless installation instructions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daytonohio/5720586241/in/photostream/


very simple - if nudged the sensor will go into the spokes - if facing the other way and nudged it will bounce out - and i didnt need to go to school to learn common sense!!


Nice bike.

Antlaff has a good point. Maybe the computer manufacturer should have thought of that and made 'sensor forward' the correct way round?
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Postby Rolf F » Wed Sep 21, 2011 09:26 am

EKE_38BPM wrote:Antlaff has a good point. Maybe the computer manufacturer should have thought of that and made 'sensor forward' the correct way round?


Even if the sensor is fussy about which way round it is, all that's needed is to put it on the non drive side (which is what I did before I changed to GPS).
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