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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:30 am 
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Ok...too modern to be retro yet, but a modern classic for sure.
They just don't make them this this anymore (off the peg that is)
Massive biaxially ovalised 6/4 downtube.
CNC machined Ti Gussets.
Ten sided seat tube.
I think its beautiful :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:32 am 
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That is an amazing frame with all of the L milling everywhere. Really it has so many touches it doesnt seem as though it its from Lightspeed.
I love craftsmanship and this baby oozes with it.

Odd about the seatstays.....if you have disc brakes why have the bending?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:54 am 
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Lid wrote:
That is an amazing frame with all of the L milling everywhere. Really it has so many touches it doesnt seem as though it its from Lightspeed.
I love craftsmanship and this baby oozes with it.

Odd about the seatstays.....if you have disc brakes why have the bending?


With my limited experience of Lightspeed...I would say this era is when Litespeed were at their height...producing stunning frames that they would cost an absolute fortune today (which, I think, is why they stopped producing them).
My mate has a Tanasi from the same era and its stunning too.
Don't know about the seat stays :?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:49 pm 
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Yep absolutely lush- is it for sale?

Or should I say is it for sale yet??

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:54 pm 
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CTK wrote:
Yep absolutely lush- is it for sale?

Or should I say is it for sale yet??

:wink:


Blimey..is my reputation proceeding me or something :roll: :lol: :lol:

Seat tube centre to top is about 18.75 but centre to centre about 17.5....I think standover is 29....so it might just fit me.
If not.
Well...you know the rest :P


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:42 pm 
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You're so lucky to have the Kitsuma. This is one of the best frames of all time!

Could you post pics again, please?


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