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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:09 am 
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Updated Spec/Pictures on Page 3

This project was born out of having a tidy Trek 8700 that I was wanting to strip down the frame and polish up, but then along came an opportunity to grab a rare 1996 Litespeed Tellico, (the first bikes to be made out of 6Al/4V Titanium), back when they were made by Lynskey.

I am intending to move over most of the stuff from my Trek and make that my missus's bike. See full spec below. I am going rigid for now (Bike should be approx 18.xxIbs then) and may get some SID's or some such in the future (Sub 19.5Ibs)

Looking to make this a John Mayor bike (i.e All Ti Grey/XTR grey with Black Ano or Carbon) stealth, the only colours come from the original decals.

Frame: Litespeed Tellico 17" 1996

Fork: eXotic Carbon

Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
Headset Spacer: Carbon
Stem: Syntace F99
Handlebar: Scott LFX
Grips: ODI Attack
Barends: None

Brakes: Shimano XTR M950 V
Brake Pads: XTR Cartridge
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M950 8 -Speed

Shifters: Shimano XTR M950 8 -Speed
Front Derailleur: XTR - M951
Rear Derailleur: XTR - M950
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano XT 11-28
Chain: Sachs PC-91
Cranks: Middleburn RS3
Crank Bolts: Syncros Crank-O-Matics
Chainrings: Pace 45-34-24
Chainring bolts (Outer): Alloy
Chainring bolts (Inner): Titanium
Bottom Bracket: Hope TI 68 x 107
Pedals: Exustar PM25

Hub Skewers: KCNC
Rims: Mavic X517
Hubs: Front Hope
Hubs: Rear Hope Ti-Glide
Nipples: Alu
Spokes: Ti (2x Front - 2x/3x Rear)
Tyre (F): Continental Speed King Supersonic 2.1
Tyre (R): Continental Speed King Supersonic 2.1
Tubes: Continental MTB 26 Light (130)

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti
Seatpost: Syncros Ti 10th Anniversary
Seatpost Binder: Dean Aluminium

Weight: 18.xx

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:06 am 
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I'm sure many people will like this

But I have too say I really loved the Trek,


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:09 am 
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That is a nice looking frame... I only dream of having a Litespeed :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:45 pm 
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OMG ITS LOVELY!

im sooooooo jealous,


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:26 am 
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A few updates..

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:29 am 
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This reminds me...

I could've had one of these; the chinese delivery guy was making his rounds on one; the litespeed and tellico decals were gone. He said I could have it in trade for an old stumpy that I picked up for around $100...I didn't have the heart. Oh well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:00 pm 
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This reminds of my Litespeed I bought new as a frame in 97 and built up with Pace RC36EVO forks and some nice Ti components. Sold it on in around 2002 due to lack of use, but looking back I wish I'd held onto it.
I've got my eyes open for a replacement, so if you ever sell....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:38 pm 
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nice & love the carbon forks 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:56 pm 
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Nice frame, this come from Kase1983?

Good luck on hitting your target weight, be interested to see how it comes out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:55 pm 
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I think the Tellico is an outstanding Litespeed frame considering the TiAl6V4 tubing. Compared with my Litespeed Obed, the tube diameter seems much larger. The fork is a nice addition to the frame! very nice!


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