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Old 12-24-18, 09:01 PM
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Getting old…

I am too old and ill to ride any more. so I want tp sell all my stuff. Not sure where to do it on the group, so please excuse me if this is thevwrong spot. Some of what I have is…
I have much more than I can list here… but some of the items are a weight weenie Litespeed Ti Ghisalo at 13.2 lbs in racing form it is a size 51… truly a masterpiece that cost ovrr $11k… selling at fraction of that, a litespeed Ti Ultimate at about 16lbs size 49. A few others too that are bigger and are Ti. New tubes, tires, rims, pedals, chain rings, cables, bar wrap, and more. I live in Indian Land SC Pete
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So sorry you cant ride

There is a sub forum of the road forum for market place ads. Some of those bikes you list soumd tantalizing
13 pound bikes. Wow!
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You didnt mention how old you were. I just turned 80 and still ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles every other day. Granted I am bless with amazing health for my age.

But have you thot about maybe getting a trike? They are fantastic fun, and you can still get out and ride. They alleviate almost all the aches and pains of riding a bike. Granted you wont be the fastest cyclist around, but at least you can be out cycling, and not rusting in front of the TV.
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Pete- I have served as a broker for a few friends that were aging out of cycling or had passed. I find that having a person who both understands the current methods of advertising for sale stuff as well as can facilitate the packaging and shipping (assuming non local transactions, and much your stuff will likely be best sold out of your area to gain the widest audience) is the best way to do this these days. Do you belong to a cycling club, have any close and likely younger friends or have a good relationship with a LBS? Are you in South Carolina? There are major communities with lots of cycling addicts in that state (and in NC where I spent 10 years). Good luck. Andy
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A friend sold all of his uprights on Craig's list. He changed over to trikes after a serious fall.
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I'd suggest you post photos of your bikes but I see this is your first post so that's at least one reason why you can't.
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Convert your road bike to a trike

Trike conversions or full blow trikes from linked URL. Maybe when your 100 you could add electric assist.

https://www.trykit.com/
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I am too old and ill to ride any more. so I want tp sell all my stuff. Not sure where to do it on the group, so please excuse me if this is thevwrong spot. Some of what I have is…
I have much more than I can list here… but some of the items are a weight weenie Litespeed Ti Ghisalo at 13.2 lbs in racing form it is a size 51… truly a masterpiece that cost ovrr $11k… selling at fraction of that, a litespeed Ti Ultimate at about 16lbs size 49. A few others too that are bigger and are Ti. New tubes, tires, rims, pedals, chain rings, cables, bar wrap, and more. I live in Indian Land SC Pete
Pete,
I would take Andrew R Stewart up on his generous offer. Everyone here on the forum will vouch for him.
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Yes I am in SC. The Ghisallo and the Ultimate are both 2002 and 2003 vintage. I can and might put them on ePay but I really hate them and how the collect too much percentage (but that is just my feeling). I am 71 and have too many health issues to ride anymore ...and I miss it. I do have a recumbant trike and just can't do that either. Not a club member...I am a native NYer ...transplant or damn yankee as they say.

The Ghisallo is... I will take $3000 ...picked up

Litespeed Ghisallo frame + all the lightest and best components used...Ti cranks, carbon forks, Ti chain and chain ring gears. On and on....bike weights in at 13.26 lbs w/o extra junk on it (mirrors, dual speedometers, etc)....



LIST = 2002 Litespeed Ghisallo

Frame – Ghisallo - 936.4g,

Saddle/Post - Alien Carbon/Era - 292.7g,

Cranks - LeCreme Ti - 280.6g,

Crank Bolts - Ti - 14.8g,

Chain - Wippermann Ti - 250.2g,

Bottom Bracket - Action Tec - 90.7g,

Pedals - Triple Ti Egg Beaters - 184.1g,

Wheels - Am. Classic Mag 300,

Tires - Tufo Tub/Clinch CS3-lite, Tubes, Cassette - XTR 11/34 Ti - 1824.8g, Shifter R - Dura-Ace - 220.2g,

Shifter L - Dura-Ace - 216.5g,

Cables - Dura-Ace - 118.1g,

Brakes - Cat Ti Pro 1.0 - 208.1g,

Brake Lever (2nd) - Textro RX2.0 - 93.0g,

Brake Shoes - Aztec Ti - 73.2g,

Handle Bars – Kistrel - 225.0g,

Headset - Extralite w/ Easton bolt assy - 85.7g,

Headset Spacers – Carbon - 8.0g,

Fork - Easton EC90 SLX - 279.5g,

F/Derailler - Dura-Ace W/clamp - 101.1g,

R/Derailler - Dura-Ace Tri XTR - 203.3g,

Bar Tape - 43.0g,

Skewer (f) - 37.6g, Skewer (r) – (ti-40.1) - 88.9g,

Bottle Cage w/ bolts - BTP Carbon - 15.1g,

Misc (speedo’s, tie wraps, light, etc.) - 600.0g ……… 6015.0g (+600g)



13.261 lbs (+1.323 lbs) 6615.0 g 14.58lbs Spent over $11,000 to build
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