I finally got it today. It came available last August, I thought about it since October, told the seller I was interested in January, began making payments in April, and today the seller dropped it off.
It's a 1996 Litespeed Classic frame with a Time carbon fork.
The seller is a guy in my club who has had to switch to recumbents. The Litespeed was the last of his DFs. He was as interested in finding it a good home as I was in giving it one.
Built and signed by one of the Lynskeys
Made in the USA
Time carbon fork
Soon to be riding off into the sunset…
It will go to the LBS soon for a bottom bracket. I have to pick up a quill to 1-1/8" stem adapter, and a braze-on FD. Then for the rest of this season, it will share components with Blue Steel. I figure that's the best way to learn about the differences between steel and Ti, while minimizing any differences in wheels, tires and components. By spring it will be built out with its own components.