I've been reading alot in here so i thought it's time to say hello and present my own bike.
Litespeed Vortex from 2002. It was ridden by Rik Verbrugghe of Lotto-Adecco and should have won 7th stage of Giro D'Italia 2002. As it's a team model the shape of the tubes are 2003'ish
Pictures of Rik and the bike back then:
My current setup:
Frame: Litespeed Vortex 2002 58cm
Deraileurs: Campagnolo Record Carbon 10spd
Shifters: Campagnolo Record Carbon 10spd
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10spd Ultra Torque w. Record cups
Pedals: Look Kéo 2 Max Carbon
Handlebars: Easton EC90 44cm
Stem: Tune Geiles Teil 110mm
Headset: Cane Creek (Litespeed stock)
Fork: Easton EC90 SLX
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece w. setback
Seatpost clamp: Hope (will switch to a black Hope instead)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (old style)
Bottle cages: Tune w. Tune bottles
Cables: Campagnolo Record
Chain: Campagnolo Record
Casette: Campagnolo Record 12-25
Wheels: Zipp 404
Weight is 17.5 lbs.
Cut fork steerer
Change seatpost clamp
Maybe buy Litespeed decals or remove Zipp 404 decals - cant decide.
It's not an insane weenie project but i love the bike - it is a reliable and comfortable ride. The idea of the build was to make a beautiful bike with a mix of the modern and older parts.
Any suggestions for putting down weight (without buying Lightweight wheels) - let me know