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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:43 pm 
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Hi there, just picked this up out of the local paper, can anybody tell me a little more about it apart that it needs a good polish!! Year made, exact model LTS3? ECT?

Had a look on Google there seems to be many different variations on the pivot design, above top tube and below. Have included a pic of the serial number only other numbers are 7005 on the rear dropouts refering to the alloy i guess.

Also anybody know what these skewers are, they look nice if a bit faded.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:00 pm 
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could very well be a 1997 LTS3.

looks like the only original part is the rear v-brake, as the bike had a deore lx/stx 8spd groupo i think. also the colour of the decals is a givaway. are those specialized strongarm cranks??

it was quite common for people to remove number from their toptube, which denoted how much the bike was worth. i think the LTS3 was about £1200..

i did own for a while! but i worked in a shop that sold them, & i soon upgraded to the team model. loved it though! even did a few DH races on it!


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has it got a rock shox rear coil shox if so i haven't got a clue :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:57 pm 
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I have to check, but it looks like a 96 or 97 LTS 2. I only don't really know the differences between the 96 and 97.
Only tends to be more 97, because there is a screw in the link, and the 96 hasn't got that.
But the 96 I know have the upper pivot above the top tube, and the 97 under the top tube. But maybe that is just because of different frame sizes.
I'll let you know.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:39 pm 
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The quickies are cheap and cheerful £5 jobbies. Mrs Radar has got some green ones


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:57 pm 
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^^^ Odyessey Svelt QRs I think. Had some on my old Clockwork.
Nice but sore on the hands on a cold day!


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odyssey svelt OR sachs, they are both the same. larger LTS frames had the pivot below the top tube, and smaller frames had them above.


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kanerdog1x1 wrote:
odyssey svelt OR sachs, they are both the same. larger LTS frames had the pivot below the top tube, and smaller frames had them above.


Ok, than it's a 97 LTS-2 :)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:07 pm 
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thats what i said :roll:

although i reckon its a 3 not a 2..


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xeo wrote:
thats what i said :roll:

although i reckon its a 3 not a 2..


Hmm, ok, but why a 3?
The 3 has got a cheaper looking link. I'll try to find a pic.


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