I picked up a NOS 2003 Litespeed Tuscany for a decent price. It is New, built, but never ridden. It was not what I envisioned what I would be building, however sometimes the bike picks you rather than you picking the bike. As much as I wanted a new CF Wunder bike, I really needed a road bike that I could ride everyday with out worrying about scratching, or beating on it too hard. Something fast, that could get me to work in relative ease with out breaking a sweat, yet be more business than nonsense. So Basically it would be a glorified commuter bike if you will, yet more or less be my main Road Bicycle to ride rain or shine. From what I read about the Tuscany, it seems to fit the bill of what I was looking for, even though I had my heart set on a Colnago, (another time I suppose)
The Tuscany was in a size that was slightly larger than my corresponding bike fit (53-54cm) at 55cm. However with the integrated Headset, and typical Litespeed dropped top tube, it could be a comfortable bike with a slightly shorter stem that would fit for it's intended use. The top tube of the 55cm (seat tube) Tuscany is said to be 55cm, so based on what I know, my reach should be around 67cm with stem. That means a 120mm stem should fit the bill, however I'm thinking more 110mm'ish for a more upright fit.
I have not received the bike yet, however it should be here any-day now. Tracking number states it should be here this week. I know there are few Tuscany owners here so I would like your help.
- What is the Seat post Diameter of this frame?
- What is the Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter?
- I assume the bottom bracket is English Thread
- What would you have done differently on your Tuscany?
The fork that comes with it is a non Integrated, so it looks a bit strange. I have already ordered a Reynolds Ozo Pro Integrated with 40mm rake (spec'd for the 55cm Tuscany)