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    Litespeed Vortex Frame

    I am going to buy a used 2002 Litespeed bike. I have read here and other places about infrequent cracking issues. Can you tell me exactly where to inspect the frame for issues?
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    Inspect the bottom bracket shell welds. The most common (and infrequent) failure is the where the chainstays are welded to the bb shell.

    BTW, I have 70,000 miles on a '96 Catalyst frame with no failures of any kind.

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