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 Post subject: '92 American Comp Lite
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:35 am 
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For some reason, my interest in this bike comes & goes. It's generally kicked off when I stop & have a good, hard look at the workmanship in the frame. I know there are a lot of mixed opinions about American welds but I, for one think they're bloody amazing. Especially when they're brought out on a hard-anodized frame (the anodizing doesn't take to the welds, accentuating them).

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Suntour XC-Pro (24 speed, microdrive) with XC-Pro post, Manitou 1's, M231 HA's, Ritchey Logic saddle, Zooka stem etc. Frame & most parts are NOS.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:39 am 
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beautiful bike - looks very nice and loved....but I think a Flite Ti saddle would finish it off perfectly (only because I have a "soft" spot for Flite!)

If you're ever tempted to part with it....I may just be interested :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:56 am 
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rockz631689 wrote:
beautiful bike - looks very nice and loved....but I think a Flite Ti saddle would finish it off perfectly (only because I have a "soft" spot for Flite!)


I don't disagree with you... but I don't have one. :cry:

rockz631689 wrote:
If you're ever tempted to part with it....I may just be interested :)


Could be interested... Where are you located? If you're not in Australia there's zero chance of us doing a deal. Shipping ex; Aus on a frame is insane!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:56 am 
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ah yeah.....my location would be good!

I'm in Perth, WA.......still expensive to post but not mortgage expensive!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Really nice build there - great choice of components :D

I am a 'lover' of the American frames - an M16 is on my wishlist :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Those welds are just gorgeous…
Very nice bike. Love the Suntour gruppo too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:40 pm 
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That is one of the nicest American's I've seen on the internet. I really like them & theres not a lot of them about in my opinion.

Cool bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Wonderful bike...Cool project
So clean...Time to ride it...
I was wondering what year The CompLite switched from down tube routing of the deraileurs to the top tube. Your bike answers that question for me. Must have been 93.

Enjoy the ride,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:05 pm 
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That's a very tidy build. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:24 pm 
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That is beautiful. After tracking down a Yeti, I think I will go after one of these.


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