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 Post subject: 'Interesting' Litespeed
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:43 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:30 pm
Posts: 72
Location: Montreal
Not really built up for retro reasons, but very nice to ride despite the look. Great for confusing contemporary mountain bikers.

Frame '97 Litespeed Owl Hollow FS
Fork Manitou Black somethingorother
Headset Richey A-head
Stem Raceface Prodigy
Handlebar Raceface riser
Grips Specialized
Brakes Deore Disk/Deore V
Cantilever cable hangers
Brake Levers Deore
Shifters XT 8spd
Front Derailleur LX
Rear Derailleur Deore
Cassette XT
Chain Sachs
Cranks LX 4arm
Chainrings LX
Bottom Bracket ?
Pedals Shimano aluminium platform/spd thingies
Quick Releases Deore
Rims F519
Hubs Deore
Tyres Conti Vert Pros
Saddle
Seatpost Some cheap crappy richey copy
Weight ?? Very light for a 6" bike

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:02 am
Posts: 912
Location: Wookey Hole
Cool :D

What does it ride like? Were they URTs ?

Remember the Machete? Aero tube profiles for downhillin' speed

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:30 pm
Posts: 72
Location: Montreal
Yeah... that was it's sibling.

I bet those aero tubes helped enormously. :lol:

The rise was really good. The rear end was a little (ok very) whippy, but as an all day bike it was great. It cruised well, partly due to having 50mm more front travel than it was designed for.

I always derided URT's before owning this bike, buy I would have it back any day.


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