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How to build up my 1992 Litespeed Elevated?
Setup 1 - Ritchey fork, ATAC stem, yellow Taperlite bar 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Setup 2- Ritchey fork, ATAC stem, black Hyperlite bar 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Setup 3 - Ritchey fork, ControlTech stem, black Hyperlite bar 12%  12%  [ 5 ]
Setup 4 - Syncros fork, stem and handlebar 72%  72%  [ 31 ]
Something else - what ? 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Please help me to decide how to build up my '92 Litespeed Elevated! It will have a complete XTR M900 gruppo including headset and seatpost. Original Flite + onZa tyres & barends will be used as well. The main problem is fork+stem+handlebar setup. Which way to go?

Note: That Ritchey Logic fork would be repainted BLACK.

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Setup 3
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Setup 4
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Or should I use something else, like Rock Shox Mag 20 or Manitou 1 suspension fork ?


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Syncros

because i need that ritchey fork

nice frame by the way


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I like Syncros also...
or get some nice and cheap Litespeed fork :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:40 am 
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I'd go for a Manitou 1 fork, I think it'd look great on this bike. Since the forks are grey and all. Maybe a MAG20 but I think the gold legs wouldn't look too great... Otherwise, stick with the Syncros forks because to be honest I personally think that Ritchey fork looks cr*p with the frame :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:52 am 
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Shamus wrote:
I like Syncros also...
or get some nice and cheap Litespeed fork :D


Like this one, from the 1991 Litespeed catalogue? Needs the matching stem, bars and post too...

Nice frame. Spaced for 1" or 1 1/8" forks?


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This one's 1 1/8".

Litespeed Ti fork would be neat but so expensive...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:42 am 
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If you ask me...Syncros fork, stem and yellow Taperlite bar would by funky (if the yellow is comparable to the color of the decals and not neon yellow?) 8)

Cheers :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:15 am 
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Hi mate!
I´d go for the 4th setup, but the ti forks would go great, you know who has got some of them :lol:


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posh26 wrote:
yellow Taperlite bar would by funky (if the yellow is comparable to the color of the decals and not neon yellow?) 8)


The bar is neon yellow and doesn't quite match the decals (which I hoped).


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:36 am 
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Maybe yellow forks (get some resprayed) I think you need something chunkier than the Ritcheys though... I think a GT rigid fork would suit chunky but with a bit of a curve.

and a yellow stem (maybe Kore or control tech?) to match the decals.

The Syncros is best in the pics above, I think the Answer stem possibly has too much rise.


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