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    Litespeed T1SL Disc.

    Let me tell you, folks... this thing is an absolute dream to ride. And I didnít even build it up with the lightest of components (I was going more for durability rather than minimal weight, as Iím 200lbs). Itís my first titanium bike and I have to say that the material is as advertised: stuff enough and super responsive, but absorbs a lot of the jarring that makes many aluminum and carbon frames tough to ride.
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    Don't subscribe to your attribution that your new bike makes carbon or Al tough to ride...but will say it looks very nice. If you don't do a lot of climbing, weight is much less important.

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    That bike needs shallower wheels. Looks goofy with deep dish wheels. Put some 35mm ones on.

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    Likely the new tires are smoothing out the bumps.
    Oh my, a troll who doesn't know the difference between your and you're. What will they think of next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    Likely the new tires are smoothing out the bumps.
    Generally the case until the tits wear off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    That bike needs shallower wheels. Looks goofy with deep dish wheels. Put some 35mm ones on.
    Under the right weather conditions, rims that deep come in handy. If you don't like the look then nothing a little white out can't solve. Will barely notice when the bike is moving especially at dusk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waspinator View Post
    Let me tell you, folks... this thing is an absolute dream to ride. And I didnít even build it up with the lightest of components (I was going more for durability rather than minimal weight, as Iím 200lbs). Itís my first titanium bike and I have to say that the material is as advertised: stuff enough and super responsive, but absorbs a lot of the jarring that makes many aluminum and carbon frames tough to ride.

    Congrats, Nice Bike!! I too am a huge Ti fan for several reasons but primarily for the durability of the frame and subsequently for the weight and smooth ride.

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    After reading your opposition to thru axles and about how much the build whipped your a$$, it is good to see you are enjoying the bike.

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    I used to enjoy Thai back in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    That bike needs shallower wheels. Looks goofy with deep dish wheels. Put some 35mm ones on.
    Gotta disagree with you there. I think deeper rims invariably look better than shallower ones, on any frame - especially when you have a thicker top tube and down tube as this frame does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    I used to enjoy Thai back in the day
    Last week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    Last week?
    Haven't seen that stuff in years, used to be the Holy Grail. or so we thought.
    Oh my, a troll who doesn't know the difference between your and you're. What will they think of next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    Haven't seen that stuff in years, used to be the Holy Grail. or so we thought.
    Donít be so quick to assume that carbon fiber is the final word in the highest performing frames.

    The prevalence of carbon fiber that weíre seeing in the high end market is due to the fact that carbon fiber is the easiest material to manipulate into desired shapes, and not because itís inherently a better material out of which to build bikes. New methods of shaping metal are being developed. For example, they can now produce 6/4 titanium tubes without having to roll and weld a sheet. Aluminum and even titanium tubes can be hydroformed into various shapes. Gone are the days when they were limited to butting and swaging. Presumably, new alloys are being developed as well. We may see at some point metal frames regaining a foothold. The bottom line is that thereís still a lot of room to develop metal frames.

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    Love Thai food

    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    I used to enjoy Thai back in the day
    Especially phad thai chicken

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    Beautiful bike!

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    Great to see you got the problems sorted out. Ride safe.

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    [QUOTE=factory feel;5256620]I used to enjoy Thai back in the day [/QUOTE

    You're talking about food... right?
    Last edited by tabl10s; 1 Week Ago at 01:38 AM.

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    Beautiful bike.

    I am a Ti fan and own three, including a 2004 Litespeed Tuscany. Litespeed has to be one of the very coolest names for a bicycle maker.

    May you ride your Litespeed in good health.

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    Looks great, Enjoy!!!
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