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    I have the greatest wife in the world...

    she got me a new bike and today it finally arrived. 2008 Litespeed Icon. I have been longing for a Litespeed for too many years to count. I can't wait to get it out on the road. I just finished the assembly and set up. I still need to fine tune the fit and trim the forks. Here's the run down:
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    My old Specialized Alias 143 (can't part with it I love this saddle)
    all rolling on some Mike Garcia fabricated Velocity Aerohead rims laced with 28 spokes in the front and 32 spokes in the rear wrapped in Conti Grand Prix 4000's. All for just a hair over 17lbs
    (I think my last Thanksgiving meal weighed more than that)

    Here's some photos. I'll post more after the fit is complete.
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    Your wife doesn't have a single sister dose she? All kidding aside, great looking bike.

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    Very nice
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    Real nice!

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    schweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!

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    That is fantastic! Enjoy!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Wow. That is unbelievable.

    You must give us a review in a few weeks!!!

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    you're going to trim the forks??!!! How much of the forks do you take off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheRain View Post
    you're going to trim the forks??!!! How much of the forks do you take off?
    Depends, after I get the fit right I'll probably have to cut 20-30mm of the "fork stem"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke1511 View Post
    Depends, after I get the fit right I'll probably have to cut 20-30mm of the "fork stem"
    Steerer tube, for future reference.

    That's an awesome looking ride. We want reports and more pix when you're done with the fitting and get some miles under your belt.
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    Very nice! Was this a Valentine's gift? Or does she just love you that much ?

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    Man, that is nice. If I pm you my number, can you have your wife call my wife? Maybee some of this will rub off on her....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke1511 View Post
    she got me a new bike and today it finally arrived. 2008 Litespeed Icon. I have been longing for a Litespeed for too many years to count. I can't wait to get it out on the road. I just finished the assembly and set up. I still need to fine tune the fit and trim the forks. Here's the run down:
    2008 Litespeed Icon Frame (I opted for the nude frrame seemed timeless to me)
    Easton EC90 carbon fork
    Dura Ace- F&R derailers, brakes, flightdeck
    Ultegra SL-crank (compact 50-34), cassatte
    Ritchey Pro handlebars, wcs 4axis 110mm stem, Carbon Pro seatpost
    Chris King Headset
    My old Specialized Alias 143 (can't part with it I love this saddle)
    all rolling on some Mike Garcia fabricated Velocity Aerohead rims laced with 28 spokes in the front and 32 spokes in the rear wrapped in Conti Grand Prix 4000's. All for just a hair over 17lbs
    (I think my last Thanksgiving meal weighed more than that)

    Here's some photos. I'll post more after the fit is complete.
    Very nice. Was it as good as the fatted calf your dad gave you when you returned? I assume your screen name refers to the parable of the prodigal son.

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    Senior Member Luke1511's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Very nice! Was this a Valentine's gift? Or does she just love you that much ?

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    Senior Member Luke1511's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Very nice. Was it as good as the fatted calf your dad gave you when you returned? I assume your screen name refers to the parable of the prodigal son.
    You are almost correct about the ref. Its not the whole parable just the verse...."A man had two sons". and for the record I never got the fatted calf, I do have 2 sons though ( for whats it's worth I am pretty sure it is faster than a fatted calf though)
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    Wow you are truly blessed with a great wife ------ I have dibs on the sister!!!!

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