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 Post subject: Litespeed
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:22 pm 
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Is this a bargain?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Litespeed-Obed-Titanium-frame-XTR-King_W0QQitemZ250080083067QQihZ015QQcategoryZ27947QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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 Post subject: Re: Litespeed
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:34 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Kestonian wrote:


Not a mega bargain but not too bad.

The frame is a 1997 Obed. Bottom of the line but still would've retailed at well over 1K.

The parts you can see for yourself. M950/60, 98 SIDs :shock: and oldish Hope disks with the always slick looking tosion arm (or whatever they called it).

Some nice parts already, bit of tlc would see a real classy ride. For what it's worth I've had my 1997 litespeed since new and still use it regularly.


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Thanks, John.

Whyohwhyohwhy did they change the graphics on Litespeeds?


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tosion arm (or whatever they called it).
Was it called a torque bar?

Anyway - the rear wheel I bought recently had a disc on it set up for use with one of these torque bars and I had to swap out the short Hope axle for a longer one so it would work with a standard disc mount. I still have the axle if anybody wants it (for a small fee :wink: ). It's 126mm.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:15 pm 
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I'd beware those torsion arms, I've seen them rip off entire canti studs :(


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:23 pm 
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and they look shite :?


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