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 Post subject: age litespeed?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 10:16 pm 
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Hi guys,

I've swapped my very recent cannondale for a "dated" litepeed.
Just want to know how old it is....please help me.

Pics below :

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/plexus2000/DSC_0029.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/plexus2000/DSC_0031.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/plexus2000/DSC_0033.jpg


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I don't know how old it is, but it's very nice!!

Good trade


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Booootiful !!


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:08 pm 
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check the wheels : brand new nuke's : http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/plexus2000/DSC_0028.jpg

But isn't there a way to check the framenumber?


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 Post subject: Re: age litespeed?
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:29 pm 
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plexus wrote:
Hi guys,

I've swapped my very recent cannondale for a "dated" litepeed.
Just want to know how old it is....please help me.

You have the answer under the BB : 02-94, february 1994.
The design of the rear clamp is specfific of thes litespeed. How long are the chainstays ? th 1994 occoe measered 430mm ! Very looooooooooooong ! :D

I think, it's not the original decal


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It's written in french, but it's the same year of your bike : litespeed occoee 1994…
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You can find the 1994 catalog there


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:11 pm 
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It looks like it but not quite, the rear canti arch has been grinded off :x but was on a different place than the litespeeds in the catalog.They have that little "bent around the seattube" tube like my first rockhopper used to have.


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Browsing folders ...... it looks very similar to the '96 Obed except for the dropouts.......little confused here.
Is it a litespeed at all???


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I scan with zooming on the dropouts of the litespeed showed in the french magazine : You have the same dropouts, with the 2 littles hole. I don't see them on other years. What is funny, on the french magazine, there's only 2 brake cable on the side of the horizontal tube, with a classic front derailleur. On the catalog, and on your bike, there's 3 cables (brake, and top pull derailleur cable) on the side. Perhaps, the frame on the magazine is an occoee specific for a deore classic front derailleur… Perhaps, it's an option…
In my opinion, it's really a 1994 occoee frame : the 2 specific holes in the dropout. After 95, the chainstays ends coniacal on a little dropout.
Under the bottom bracket tube, you have 94 and 02. I think, it's means 1994 and 02, february, it's the date your bike was made.
How long is the chainstay ? 430mm? If yes, you can be sure, it's 1994.

I have another magazine, where they tryed a 1994 occoee. Let me see an scan… :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Thanks 24...appreciate it.

chainstays are approx. 425mm (c-c)


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