It's not a road bike, but it's a ti that I ride on the road.
I recently completed building up this polished 1996 Litespeed Classic frame that I purchased from a BF member over 5 years ago (!). I spent a year gathering the parts, then got busy with life and job until a couple of months ago. The frame and parts were in storage in my basement until I recently took everything out and put it all together. The drivetrain is Campagnolo Centaur from 2008/2009 except for the Chorus rear derailleur (got a great deal on it). I chose to get the silver alloy version of the Centaur brifters, and also other alloy parts (vs. carbon). It sort of goes well with the polished TI frame, IMO I am very happy with the bike and I learned a lot about putting together a more modern bike than what I'm used to working with. It's smoooooth .
Mine's gone through a few small changes since I posted last. Still going strong
06 Merlin Compact , down to 14 lbs , since my last post I have added Planet X brakes, Kcnc ti cassette, 170g Bontrager tires , the bike started out at 18 lbs a year ago . I plan on keeping the triple for those Colorado Climbs on my Vacation this year , yes go ahead and call me a wimp , but the 50 year knees are not what they use to be ......
By the way, the Habanero, which is made in China, was more expensive then my Lynskey made in America even after all the price increases Lynskey has had on the Silver series.
I am so jealous, I love the new Salsa disc bikes.
Thanks...I dig the bike very much. I'm loving the wheels as well...
Not hydraulic...Avid BB-7 Road cable actuated... Nevertheless, I love them, stop me on a dime and I'm 205# @ 5'10"...
The groupset is Ultegra 6700... CX70 46t/36t chainset, 12-30 cassette in the rear... I am pondering a wee bit lower gearing due to some short but steep climbs in my area... I have one hill .3 miles long that averages 13% and pitches to 24-29% at certain points, I caught some leaves on it my last climb, rear tire slipped and after my momentum was gone I was cooked...A few other short but nasty ones as well on trails that just happen to be on very convenient routes...
or I should just HTFU...lmao
Last edited by UnfilteredDregs; 01-20-14 at 02:24 PM.
Yeah. I agree. Nice looking bike.
Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
1997 GT Edge! Made in the USA
Polished Ti with DA7700, Cinelli Ti grammo stem, Campy Chorus Ti post, Ti rail Selle Italia saddle, with a 1" CK to finish it off...
This is my daily rider!
Talk about a blast from the past nice!
Resized.jpgTitanium Bianchi: Just picked it up today at a local swap meet. The picture is how it was purchased, probably going to put my Mavic Ksyrium SL's on it tomorrow.
This is my first post so I am sorry that the picture is so small.
My pride and joy.