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    So here is my offical Gallery post...

    This bike is Litespeeds newest Ti bike, handmade in their Tennesee shop. I have it built up with the following:
    Tapered, shaped, oversized 3/2.5 v titanium tubes
    Campy Chorus 11sp full group
    3T Ergonova bars
    Forzza full carbon seatpost
    S3 headset/Bontrager Stem (stem could change with fitting)
    Shimano 105 pedals (I know, but I like Shimano pedals)
    Handbuilt DT Swiss wheels with DT240s hubs and RR 1.1 rims with either Diamonte Pro or Pro2 Race tires depending on how I feel...

    Currently has a demo Antares saddle, I like it so far but it was only a 10 mile test ride last night before it got dark...

    Bike at it sits here is exactly 17 lbs.









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    Default Re: Litespeed

    Nice bike, I miss my Ti bike. Does that fork have a carbon steer tube? If so you might wanna rethink all those spacers.
     

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    TJ,
    It is an aluminum steerer... I do plan on working on the number of spacers though...
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    I'm really digging this bike so far and the new fit as well...

    This bike is so smooth on the rougher roads and really climbs very nice. I can only compare this to the scandnium bikes I've ridden, but I'm really liking Ti...

    BTW- the Fizik Antares saddle might actually get me off my Brooks Swift....
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    Default Re: Litespeed

    It's been posted before, but I'll add mine to the official thread.


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    This season I went to Newton Shallows and a 130mm stem. I'll work on some new/better pictures.
     

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    Here is my '04 Firenze. It currently lives in a box.
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    Indeed, I've heard about this box.
     

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    Default Re: Litespeed

    This bike is Litespeeds newest Ti bike, handmade in their Tennesee shop. I have it built up with the following:
    Tapered, shaped, oversized 3/2.5 v titanium tubes
    Campy Chorus 11sp full group
    3T Ergonova bars
    Forzza full carbon seatpost
    S3 headset/Bontrager Stem (stem could change with fitting)
    Shimano 105 pedals (I know, but I like Shimano pedals)
    Handbuilt DT Swiss wheels with DT240s hubs and RR 1.1 rims with either Diamonte Pro or Pro2 Race tires depending on how I feel...

    Currently has a demo Antares saddle, I like it so far but it was only a 10 mile test ride last night before it got dark...

    Bike at it sits here is exactly 17 lbs.
    nice. i like ti, too. what kind of fork is that?
    is that a custom geometry?
    Darren Crisp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourflys View Post
    So here is my offical Gallery post...



    This bike is Litespeeds newest Ti bike, handmade in their Tennesee shop. I have it built up with the following:
    Tapered, shaped, oversized 3/2.5 v titanium tubes
    Campy Chorus 11sp full group
    3T Ergonova bars
    Forzza full carbon seatpost
    S3 headset/Bontrager Stem (stem could change with fitting)
    Shimano 105 pedals (I know, but I like Shimano pedals)
    Handbuilt DT Swiss wheels with DT240s hubs and RR 1.1 rims with either Diamonte Pro or Pro2 Race tires depending on how I feel...

    Currently has a demo Antares saddle, I like it so far but it was only a 10 mile test ride last night before it got dark...

    Bike at it sits here is exactly 17 lbs.











    Don't sweat the pedals. I use the same ones with the same group on my Speedvagen - I can't see the need for nice pedals and these ones work great!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren crisp View Post
    nice. i like ti, too. what kind of fork is that?
    is that a custom geometry?
    Darren,
    The fork is a "Xicon Composite" fork that is full carbon legs with an aluminum steerer, not sure who manufacturers it for Litespeed...

    It is not custom geo, this is the medium size (54cm tt)... Geo info here:
    http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/current/Xicon.aspx

    not a bad f/f/hs for $1499....
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    Quote Originally Posted by d_douglas View Post
    Don't sweat the pedals. I use the same ones with the same group on my Speedvagen - I can't see the need for nice pedals and these ones work great!
    I actually got a sweet deal on a like new set of Dura Ace 7810 pedals that should get to me today...
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    Default Re: Litespeed

    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    It's been posted before, but I'll add mine to the official thread.


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    This season I went to Newton Shallows and a 130mm stem. I'll work on some new/better pictures.

    Nice ride man. What size is that?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ View Post
    Nice ride man. What size is that?
    Thanks. It's 49.5 seat tube and a 54.5 level top tube, if I remember correctly. I think the head and seat angles are both 73 degrees.
     

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    So, I've had the chance to put a few miles on my Xicon now (around 150) and I can safely say that Litespeed did a great job designing this bike from my narrow view. I got out for 46 miles to day which included some really fast, twisty downhills (top speed was around 41mph, I got scared...) and the bike tracked just beautifully around the tight turns and sweepers... I had complete confidence in the bike, I just got a little scared of my abilities on a couple of the decreasing radius turns... The pavement wasn't the smoothest and the frame just ate up the bumps with no worries...

    While I've not had a custom or even a carbon bike, this is the best bike I've owned and I think it will be around for a while...
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    My Icon, 3T Ltd finishing kit (changed to Arx Ltd stem and Ergonova Ltd bars since this picture), DA 7900 (ZG brakes, Clavicula cranks), Tune Olympic Aero:

     

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    Huh. I didn't know there was a Litespeed thread here. I can play too.

    Mine's old school, a 1996 Classic. I bought the frameset from a guy in my club who had to switch to recumbents.


    As purchased. That's the Time carbon/vectran fork, BTW.


    Headbadge (before cleaning)


    I swiped all the components from another one of my bikes for the initial build. Mostly 9-speed Ultegra with a Dura-Ace RD. I've since de-stickered the wheels.


    At work, it has its own corner of the server room, and a ferocious guard snake.


    Locked outside the restaurant at a lunch stop a couple of weeks ago.
     

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    this is my Litespeed Palmares

    with Campy Record 10S components, EDGE1.25 wheels.
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    Default Re: Litespeed

    Here is my 2009 Icon. (size medium: 54.5 cm TT)
    2008 10 Speed Campy Chorus
    Hed Kermesse Wheels
    CK Headset
    Easton E90 SLX fork (litespeed painted)
    Reynolds Seatpost
    Deda 100 Stem
    3T ergonova bars
    Look Keo Max pedals
    Fizik Aliante Saddle.

    It comes in at 16lbs (lighter than I will ever need a bike to be).











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    Taking a short ride with my wife and stopping at the bbq shack on the way home last summer.

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    Summer will come again!

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    here is my Archon which i mainly use during winter
     

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