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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:36 am 
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the first fork, the eXotic is it the 425mm og the 445mm model?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:43 am 
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The eXotic fork is a 425'er, great fork but I prefer the full carbon one I have on now.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:07 am 
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Looking forward to seeing what you get with the new rims :D


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 Post subject: 1996 Litespeed
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:07 pm 
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I'm new on here, and I just wanted to say that I absolutely LOVE that bike of yours. :shock:

I clearly remember these frames becoming available and wanted one so much but I simply couldn't afford/justify the money.

Out of interest, where did you get the frame from and how much did you pay for it (cheeky question I know so I'm not expecting an answer on that last on...).

Anyway, as others have already said, I'm looking forward to seeing how your project evolves.

All the best
Karl T


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Litespeed
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:34 pm 
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ket01 wrote:
I'm new on here, and I just wanted to say that I absolutely LOVE that bike of yours. :shock:

I clearly remember these frames becoming available and wanted one so much but I simply couldn't afford/justify the money.

Out of interest, where did you get the frame from and how much did you pay for it (cheeky question I know so I'm not expecting an answer on that last on...).

Anyway, as others have already said, I'm looking forward to seeing how your project evolves.

All the best
Karl T


A litespeed frame sold yesterday For £236

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Litespeed-Obed-Ti ... 43a6415d62


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:17 pm 
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Very envious, very nice :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Litespeed
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:52 am 
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ket01 wrote:
Out of interest, where did you get the frame from and how much did you pay for it (cheeky question I know so I'm not expecting an answer on that last on...).



I got the frame on here for about £450 with CK H/Set, not bad, the frame originally retailed at crazy prices £2.5K+, being the top of the line 6Al/4V model.

An update to the spec is a replacement of the pedals for the Ti Axle'd versions, saving 61 G's (Yes I know, obsessive now)

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And also added Ti Studs, Washers and Bolts to the V Brakes pads, saving 16G
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This makes it, 16 Ib 10.77 Oz. Nice


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:03 pm 
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Did you weigh the grease used :wink:

A jest really but still its a weight that isnt considered :?


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Trying to keep it as 'in 1997' style as possible really, but with a nod to the weenie world, just as I did bitd.


Personally this is why I like it so much.

Anyone can throw money at a weight weenie project and buy the very lightest kit, but tricking and modding existing/period kit is far cooler 8)


Yes, very true! It's a retro bike to me, even though it has some modern day stuff. Great build!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Nice bike..I have always wanted a Ti frame as well.. :)


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