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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:13 am 
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mojo ti wrote:
newsboy wrote:
mojo ti wrote:
You'll see, I'll introduce others, they have the same charm as Merlin.
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It was their competitor and they started at the same time.
The first titanium MTB was manufactured by Gary Helfrich at Fat Chance Cycles

i'm looking forward to see how you proof that. ;)



These are your own words, you wrote them on page 2 on my 40th Anniverssary post... :roll:

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i meant the same "charm" as Merlin! :wink:
btw i never saw a really super early (86-87) litespeed. that would be cool to see such ones.


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I am looking for a very old Litespeed, if you see one :wink:

Do not you find it charming ?


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I had a look on Mombat about Litespeed history.
So, Linskey should made his first titanium frame around 1985 and they showed 2 frames in 1986 long Beach Bike Show. In the other part of the hall, Gary Helfrich was showing a ti frame too (under the Kestrel name) but with a big difference with Linskey's : it was a mtb frame.

Litespeed was born in that show but the production really began in 1988 (Don't got the information but it should be road bikes first).


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mojo ti wrote:
I am looking for a very old Litespeed, if you see one :wink:
Do not you find it charming ?

sorry, not for me.

24pouces wrote:
I had a look on Mombat about Litespeed history.
So, Linskey should made his first titanium frame around 1985 and they showed 2 frames in 1986 long Beach Bike Show. In the other part of the hall, Gary Helfrich was showing a ti frame too (under the Kestrel name) but with a big difference with Linskey's : it was a mtb frame.

Litespeed was born in that show but the production really began in 1988 (Don't got the information but it should be road bikes first).

perhaps the 2 early ones are "nice". maybe when i see more evolution/progress on litespeed bikes i can change my mind. but right now i only know later production bikes "without charm" for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:05 pm 
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Beautifull build. Love the yellow, very "litespeedish"


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For finished the Tioga kit, revolver crankset steel with Shimano and Onza chainrings. The tires changes for one pair of Mud dawg and hound dawg...


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