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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 5:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I just picked-up a 97 Ti-Lite and need to find out what size seatpost it takes. I am pretty sure the older bikes were 26.8mm and I think the Ti-Lite is a 27.0mm, but just want to be sure. I would just check the bike myself, but it hasn't been delivered yet and I am out of town for two weeks anyway.

Btw- I have been doing searches on this one and haven't come across the info yet.

Thanks for any info that can be provided.

JR :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:44 pm 
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Just been to check ~ 27.0

Got a nice shiney Ti Syncros post it mine :)

...if you find you need replacement decals give me a shout


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:47 pm 
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sorry, couldn't resist :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 9:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Gil,

Thanks for confirming the seatpost size! Man..I am in disk brake envy of your bike... a fine looking machine no doubt!

Here are a few shots of the bike I just bought. Pics are pirated from the ad, but you get the idea anyway. It did come with the Judy/bontrager crown/syncros stem as well. I have always wanted one of these, and just happened upon it at the right time.

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Thanks again!

Jeff


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 9:32 pm 
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gil_m wrote:
sorry, couldn't resist :D

No need to apologise for posting that 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:23 pm 
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Looks very nice, decals are a little odd, look more like a repro of the road lite decals

The ones on mine are wrong, just never got round to chnaging them, should be a darker blue text and a black paw print, if you want to change them give me your address and I'll drop a set in the post ~ happy to help out a fellow Ti-lite owner :D

Still ride mine on a regular basis and still love it dearly, whatever you do once you get hold of it hang on to it, you will forever regret it if you sell it


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:46 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Gil,

Yeah, the decals are definitely not the norm, thats for sure. Thanks for the offer on the correct decals though, I may take you up on it some time! As to owning the bike, I have wanted a Ti-Lite for years and everytime I saw one for sale someone else had just bought it. This time when I had the chance I didn't hesitate as I did not want to miss being able to pick one up. Seems like it should be a great long-term rider that should provide years of great riding service.

One question though, when did they begin to add the disc mounts on the bike? I am not even sure how long they made the Ti-Lite, but I am guessing yours is a later model year production than mine.

Thanks again, and its good to know someone with a good history of the bike.

Jeff :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:18 am 
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i wasn't aware they ever offered the ti lite with disk mounts, am guessing these are a custom addition?

i believe the first one's arrived (from sandvick) at the santa cruz cannery in July 1995? not sure when they stopped making them/they got cleared out on supergo??


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:23 am 
Dirt Disciple

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One last thing regarding the decals on my bike. I was scanning the RetroBike Gallery and looking at the Bontrager catalogues, and the decals on my bike look to be more like reproductions of the 1995 Ti-Lite decals than the later models. That was the only model year that had the paw-print on the top tube and color-filled Bontrager script on the down-tube. The head tube decal is supposed to be a NOS decal.

Its great to have access to such a nice library of info on different bikes.

Jeff


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:28 am 
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95bonty wrote:
i wasn't aware they ever offered the ti lite with disk mounts, am guessing these are a custom addition?

i believe the first one's arrived (from sandvick) at the santa cruz cannery in July 1995? not sure when they stopped making them/they got cleared out on supergo??


Yes...thats why Gils bike is really intriguing me. I thought the bikes were made from 95-98, but I could definitely be wrong. Based on the catalogue data none had disk mounts, so it would have to be a one-off late production, custom, or a well-integrated adapter. The cable/line seat-stay braze-on for the rear brake line looks pretty clean in the picture. Come on Gil whats they story behind the disk set-up..?? :twisted:


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