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And Just Like That....My Titanium Bike Build was Done

Old 01-28-22, 08:36 PM
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And Just Like That....My Titanium Bike Build was Done






Here is the component list..
2001 60 cm Lightspeed Classic ....has machined L's in the dropouts indicative of that year.
Lynskey 400mm seatpost
Chris King headset and bottom bracket
Ritchey carbon fork with stock rake/trail (or very close Lol)
Bontrager 90mm stem
Bontrager Isocore 95 mm reach handlebar
Fizzik bar pads and generic bar tape
Shimano Dura Ace 9100 mechanical groupset/chain/cables
Dura Ace C24 carbon/aluminum wheels
Vittoria Corsa 700x25 tires
Selle Italia Boost Superflow endurance saddle

I'm waiting on a set of Dura Ace 9100 pedals.

I tuned it on the stand. Shifts pretty clean through all the gears. I haven't weighed it or anything and I haven't trimmed tge rear DR cable because I can't find tge cable end. Overall everything went great and I am pleased with the result. I will have to tweak it obviously after a few shakedown rides but its currently about 10 degrees so it may be awhile.
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Old 01-28-22, 08:40 PM
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Bravo !!! Looks great
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Old 01-28-22, 11:14 PM
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Very nice ! And it won't rust !
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Old 01-28-22, 11:22 PM
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Good Lord that thing is hideous! As a public service I’ll PM you my address so it can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The fact that it appears to be my size is merely a coincidence.
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Old 01-28-22, 11:39 PM
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Oooooo!! That looks NICE!!!
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Old 01-29-22, 05:01 AM
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Nice!
When do you start taking orders?
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Old 01-29-22, 07:42 AM
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Elegant and clean. Understated. Very well done!
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Old 01-29-22, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Outrider1 View Post
Elegant and clean. Understated. Very well done!
Thanks !! I like the black and silver look. It won't be flashy which I was wanting and it should ride really nice!
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Old 01-29-22, 08:00 AM
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That is a great build, I always thought the yellow splash Time fork never did anything for the appearance. Should be a great ride, I had a 1999 a son-in-law now enjoys. When he makes those posts in a larger diameter I am gonna splurge.
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Old 01-29-22, 08:45 AM
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I have a very similar bike with a Easton EC90 SLX Carbon Fork rather than the Ritchey.
Rides dreamy.
The Ritchey is also very nice as I have it on my Guerciotti Neuron setup and has been great.
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Old 01-29-22, 09:29 AM
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Very nice looking machine. Enjoy.

And, I do have a custom titanium with a yellow fork. I like it! The shop did not approve until they saw it put together.
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Old 01-29-22, 12:36 PM
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Very nice!
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What an awesome project, thank you for sharing it with us.

Please provide an update on what it is like to ride, after you have taken it for a few rides.
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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 View Post
Thanks !! I like the black and silver look. It won't be flashy which I was wanting and it should ride really nice!
Your bike does not need flash, plenty of class. It would be hard to keep me off of it for the first ride, but 10 deg. would do it. Please gives an update when after you get that ride. I guess in the meantime, you can just look at it.
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Old 01-29-22, 05:01 PM
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pretty bike
looks sweet.ride it well.....
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Old 01-29-22, 05:41 PM
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Looks great. Enjoy. Do you need that much set back though?
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
..Do you need that much set back though?
I would say Rdmonster69 does. Assuming built up to his fit with the saddle shown it looks like a 0 set back would put the clamp right at the curve of the saddle rail which is never recommended.
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Old 01-30-22, 10:39 AM
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Very Nice. So clean and simple looking.
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
Looks great. Enjoy. Do you need that much set back though?
I have been taking measurements from my Domane as it is a good fit. The set back allows me to have very nearly the same reach as that bike so it should work.
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Old 01-30-22, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 View Post
I have been taking measurements from my Domane as it is a good fit. The set back allows me to have very nearly the same reach as that bike so it should work.
Not to high jack the thread, but although set back does affect reach it shouldn't be used to set reach. It's for the legs and relation to BB and pedals.
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Old 01-30-22, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
Not to high jack the thread, but although set back does affect reach it shouldn't be used to set reach. It's for the legs and relation to BB and pedals.
No worries... my other bikes have some set back as well so I feel like I am on the right track.
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Old 01-30-22, 03:06 PM
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Great looking build.

I will warn you, a Litespeed looks great with just about any colour bar tape. Green, pink, blue, etc.
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