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  1. #26

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    Definitely naked. Naked ti, naked carbon (no cheezy cosmetic weave), you can't lose.


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    The beauty of nakedness is apparent......



    I like naked!
    Last edited by msheron; 01-24-2007 at 01:04 PM.
    Ego Campana Inflectum of Circuitous

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    Most of the bikes we sell are of course bare titanium and that is also what I ride. :-)
    But some people like options beyond bare titanium and for them we even offer unique custom paint like featured on the QR frame and fork below. We offer custom paint options this elaborate on QR and on Litespeed bikes.

    Cheers,

    Herbert
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    The Litespeed blog





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    Oh don't get me wrong they are insane paint schemes and I mean that in a positive way. I myself would entertain the thought of one but that bare Ti look is just one of the best things a bike manufacturer could offer. Seems like so many do paint schemes without offering a bare look.

    BTW- And I mean no offense to those who badged the 06' Teramo........but what were they thinking? That was horrible for me and that is why I stripped her ^^^^^ above to make her bare and pretty. And why does Litespeed not offer a Ti fork to compliment the overall Ti look? Is a Ti fork just not viable? I have heard alot of owners say they wished you guys had a Ti fork!

    Thanks Herbert.......
    Ego Campana Inflectum of Circuitous

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    IMO, the painted Litespeed says "aluminum". Naked says "titanium". To each his own.

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    These responses are all great and they really show that individual tastes vary greatly.

    Now if it were only warmer outside so we could enjoy our bikes a bit more.


    Herbert
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    The Litespeed blog

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    I think the paint job on Siena makes it look like every other aluminum bike on the market or even a Carbon Fiber bike. The Ghisallo is much better looking IMO. I like how the rear end is left as ti finish. Terry B has a new Strong 953 that I love. They used "window" logos so you could see the steel under the paint. It was pretty sharp.

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...ainless+strong

    Very classy looking.

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    To Herbert:

    Can I send my naked 06 Siena back to factory to be painted? Thanks

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    You can indeed, but it has to come back through a Litespeed dealer.

    Cheers,

    Herbert
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    The Litespeed Blog

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    To Herbert:

    My dealer told me there was a clearcoat over the stickers on 06 Siena. I cannot detect any. Is this true? Thanks.

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    3 words...

    PAINT
    ADDS
    WEIGHT.


    Seriously, though... I love the look of naked titanium, brushed in particular. To me it feels like a sin to even think about painting a titanium bike frame. But that's just me.

    I too am curious about the labels and clearcoat because I expect I will want to remove a few of them when my Siena arrives!

    Bradley

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    Quote Originally Posted by petberk
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    My dealer told me there was a clearcoat over the stickers on 06 Siena. I cannot detect any. Is this true? Thanks.
    That is actually not correct, but the decals are different than before. Most 2006 and newer bikes have vinyl decals and they can be peeled off like stickers. The older dry-app decals required Acetone.

    Herbert
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