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 Post subject: American CompLite
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:01 am 
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Been playing around with this one for a while collecting parts. Need to get it together soon. I would like to race this in the Keyesville classic next month.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:04 am 
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Hanging out with a few of it's siblings:

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The inspiration for this bike was my original 1990 I put together new bitd. First impression was that I would build this bike up like my old one with 73X components. After getting it together, I knew, this new frame being a 93 would need an XTR base which had just became available. Off came the older XT and it was time to start the search all over again.

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To the drawing board. Getting closer; XTR groupset, Hyperlite, American Stem, Cook Bro., ODI, Just put the IRD's on the front to see how they look. Think if I can find a match for the rear, I will stick with it. If not, back to the XTR canti's. 2.1 skinwall Smokes, Syncros, Ringle, Specialized etc....Not sure about the spins, we will see.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Ductape wrote:
Hanging out with a few of it's siblings:



DAMN :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:57 pm 
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AirPressure wrote:
Ductape wrote:
Hanging out with a few of it's siblings:



DAMN :shock:


I have had the American built tandem for over 20 years. The smaller CompLite was a recent find that my son immediatly claimed.


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Love these American frames. Difficult to search for them on ebay though.

I like it with the Ritchey(?) forks in the old photo.

Is that an American stem- with the cable hanger?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:15 pm 
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CTK wrote:
Love these American frames. Difficult to search for them on ebay though.

I like it with the Ritchey(?) forks in the old photo.

Is that an American stem- with the cable hanger?


Yes that is an American stem. Never had one before, I like it. My old American started out with a Pepperoni fork on it that was soon replaced by one of those newfangled suspension forks :( ...

We had a large boutique shop selling a few Americans in the area BITD so they show up on Clist every once in a while. They are just enough off the radar that the Clist vultures don't always see them quick enough when they pop up.....
I got lucky with both of these finds.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:33 pm 
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CTK wrote:
Love these American frames. Difficult to search for them on ebay though.



I agree completely. very little known this brand.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:36 am 
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I saw the first picture and almost fell out of my chair. :)

Looking good after your improvements though.


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I was all, "you saved that bike!!" ....and then I saw the Spins ;)


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