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Are they in financial trouble? I assumed they were just selling excess inventory. Either way, I would not mind picking up one of their frames. They are selling quite inexpensively on Ebay, and they include Lynskey's warranty.
They still are selling the stuff on their website at full price. While I am glad I got a great deal on ebay I dont want Lynskey to go belly up.

One guess : perhaps the demand is for disk brake compatible frames. The ones I have seen on ebay were caliper designs
 

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Hey Guys,. Great discussion here and I'll add my thoughts. My thoughts are that Lynskey will continue to sell new frames on eBay and further alienate their longtime and current distributors.
Nashbar, Chain reation, Merlin as well as their own website and many other LBS.
I would imagine the buyers at these retailers are frustrated to be attempting to sell the Lynskey frames at 20% off of retail while the same frames are selling for 75% of retail on eBay. Hard to get answers from Lynskey on their focus going forward, but Mike who is now over the eBay sales for Lynskey told me the intent was to continue to sell direct through eBay. I have noticed a shift lately to higher min bid amounts. Just yesterday 2 R460 frames were listed with an $1100.00 min bid and the last ones started at $800.00.
So the best deals may be gone soon if the min bid amounts keep rising.
I must say that I have taken advantage of the bargains and have bought and built 4 frames. The Helix Pro Disc, Pro 29 MTB, Pro Cross and an R240 Disc.
And also picked up a couple of Frames just for the heck of it.
Rubber side Down Guys. Titanium is Forever! 馃毚馃毚
 

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I have owned multiple Lynskey's over the years, and really like their stuff. Just picked up an R150 disc for $600 on eBay last week, very stoked about the price! I would guess they make a little off eBay sales, and that keeps some cashflow coming in and allows them to keep production up rather than stockpiling frames. Plenty of people HATE eBay and won't even look there, so they still have a market for closer to retail sales.
 

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I have owned multiple Lynskey's over the years, and really like their stuff. Just picked up an R150 disc for $600 on eBay last week, very stoked about the price! I would guess they make a little off eBay sales, and that keeps some cashflow coming in and allows them to keep production up rather than stockpiling frames. Plenty of people HATE eBay and won't even look there, so they still have a market for closer to retail sales.
I don't see how they can be making any money on these eBay sales. Your R150 goes for $1350 retail on their website. The only two options I can see are Lynskey is losing money on these frames or they are drastically overcharging on their normal retail pricing. I think its the former. I am not complaining since I was able to take advantage of one of their ebay listings, but I hope this isn't a sign that Lynskey is in trouble
 

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I was looking at a Lynskey on eBay and I inquired about changing the finish and adding etched graphics instead of decals. They said they would be able to make the changes for additional costs, basically the same additional costs they list on their website. Since the eBay sale is directly from Lynskey, you basically get the frame at a much reduced price and you still get the same finish/graphics options (if you communicate this with them beforehand) and you get the same warranty. This is a great way to get an excellent bike for a great price, however, people that purchased directly from their website or through retailers are getting somewhat hosed on the price. I like that there is a great deal available, but it seems kind of crappy for customers going through their distributors. I guess it pays to do your research when buying to get the best deal possible.
 

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I just bought a r255 for $585 off ebay, and i'm delighted. This seems to be a tough time of year to be selling bikes and bike gear, but an absolutely GREAT time to be buying bikes and bike gear.
 

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I was looking at a Lynskey on eBay and I inquired about changing the finish and adding etched graphics instead of decals. They said they would be able to make the changes for additional costs, basically the same additional costs they list on their website. Since the eBay sale is directly from Lynskey, you basically get the frame at a much reduced price and you still get the same finish/graphics options (if you communicate this with them beforehand) and you get the same warranty. This is a great way to get an excellent bike for a great price, however, people that purchased directly from their website or through retailers are getting somewhat hosed on the price. I like that there is a great deal available, but it seems kind of crappy for customers going through their distributors. I guess it pays to do your research when buying to get the best deal possible.
I guess to make this process easier, they have the addons as additional items you can purchase now. So if you wanted etched graphics, you find the auction for that and hit Buy it Now. They also sell the forks this way as well.
 

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Just got my R265, waiting on a fork and I'll be able to ride it this weekend. I'm with everybody else, great deal, but they're seriously devaluing the name.
 

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I have been waiting until my finances were ready before pulling the trigger for a non-disc Sportive and now they haven't listed one in a while, only the disc frames.
 

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When I bought my R315 off them from Ebay half a year ago, I thought it was just a seasonal off load of their extra products. However, it looks like they are continuing with this model of sales. I really can't see people willing to buy their off retail at the prices they are listing. I saw their top end R460 on ebay go for about 1000-1200. That's really just about a quarter of the price that they list for. Maybe we have all been duped to believing titanium bikes made in the USA are supposed to cost an arm and a leg.

Any which way, I'm still very happy with my bike. It might not be as light or as stiff as a carbon, but I still like riding it more.
 

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When I bought my R315 off them from Ebay half a year ago, I thought it was just a seasonal off load of their extra products. However, it looks like they are continuing with this model of sales. I really can't see people willing to buy their off retail at the prices they are listing. I saw their top end R460 on ebay go for about 1000-1200. That's really just about a quarter of the price that they list for. Maybe we have all been duped to believing titanium bikes made in the USA are supposed to cost an arm and a leg.

Any which way, I'm still very happy with my bike. It might not be as light or as stiff as a carbon, but I still like riding it more.
I am on Lynskey's email list. Today I received an email that I could get 20% off a R350. 20%?? When they are unloading stuff for more than 50% off eBay, why would I do that?
 

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I am on Lynskey's email list. Today I received an email that I could get 20% off a R350. 20%?? When they are unloading stuff for more than 50% off eBay, why would I do that?
I'm on the email list as well. If I read the email correctly, it is a additional 20 percent off the sale price. So it looks like close to 50 percent in total. Also, in the email they have the new GR250 gravel bike at $1300 off a complete bike. I wish this was available several months ago when I put together my steel gravel bike. The price is close and I like the GR250 geometry better. I guess I'll have to wait until they run a sale on frames only and switch everything over.:idea:
 

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I'm on the email list as well. If I read the email correctly, it is a additional 20 percent off the sale price. So it looks like close to 50 percent in total. Also, in the email they have the new GR250 gravel bike at $1300 off a complete bike. I wish this was available several months ago when I put together my steel gravel bike. The price is close and I like the GR250 geometry better. I guess I'll have to wait until they run a sale on frames only and switch everything over.:idea:
Reread the email. Its on a complete Ultegra equipped bike that was already marked down. I think that is a decent buy
 

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Bid on a Medium Ultegra Sportive (non-disc) last week on eBay. No bidders 2 hours before auction end so I high bid 1600ish (started at 1500) and walked away...think it ended for just under 1800. Kinda wish I'd kept an eye on it, but who knows how high the winners max bid was.
 

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On top of their crazy eBay prices, how on earth are they charging $200 to have the frame configured for eTap?

I thought I got ripped off paying as much as I did to have them prep my frame for Di2 (a total of 3 holes in the frame which to me seems easier and less work than welding on cable guides).

Love my R265 disc though.
 

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Lynskey Sportive Titanium Complete Road Bike Size Medium Large (33728) | eBay

Should check out this listing. Not sure what your sizing is, but it's a completely new bike and non disc.
The "winning" bidder paid way too much for that frame. A friend of mine bought a Sportiv frame for around $1200 from a UK vendor. Even cheaper than what they were on "sale" for at Lynskey. He called Lynskey to see if they'd price match. They told him it was a 2016 model. When asked what the difference between 2016 and 2017, the guy at Lynskey admitted it was the color of the decals. They also sell ENVE forks for $100 more than what you can get them from ENVE for. My friend noticed that the Lynskey ENVE forks have a 45mm rake while the ENVE forks on the ENVE web site have a 43mm rake. He called ENVE and asked about that and they told him they've never made a 45mm rake fork. Pretty odd.
 

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The "winning" bidder paid way too much for that frame. A friend of mine bought a Sportiv frame for around $1200 from a UK vendor. Even cheaper than what they were on "sale" for at Lynskey. He called Lynskey to see if they'd price match. They told him it was a 2016 model. When asked what the difference between 2016 and 2017, the guy at Lynskey admitted it was the color of the decals. They also sell ENVE forks for $100 more than what you can get them from ENVE for. My friend noticed that the Lynskey ENVE forks have a 45mm rake while the ENVE forks on the ENVE web site have a 43mm rake. He called ENVE and asked about that and they told him they've never made a 45mm rake fork. Pretty odd.
The ad was for a complete bike with Ultegra components. At 2K for a titanium bike with ultegra components and ENVE 2.0 fork and new... seems to be a pretty good deal to me.
 
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