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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:07 am 
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Litespeed Ghisallo is no more in production, so prices of the used frames will be twice more than new.Example : 2006 frame cost now 6000 usd.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:40 am 
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I doubt it. Unless it's a true antique bicycle or extremely limited edition frames generally have poor resale. I love titanium although its appeal is to a much smaller crowd.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:43 am 
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......but, it will be available as a 'custom only' build for the foreseeable future.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:06 pm 
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Out of production because the model is not up to the latest standards. There will be no price increase but a decrease. Why would anyone pay $6000 for a used Ghisalo when they can get a full custom with bb30 and other improvements in tubing etc. for less than that.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:39 am 
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thank god that frame is dead. No one over 130lbs has any business riding it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:46 am 
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No girl over 130 lbs and no guys at all!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:51 am 
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yourdaguy wrote:
No girl over 130 lbs and no guys at all!


true! I was just watching a kid who weighs 160 ride one of those in a parking lot. You could see the top tube flex from him riding at 7mph. My buddy made a joke today that he can flex it just by squinting at it. Oh litespeed. you are such a silly bike company.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:15 am 
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I don't openly embrace the Ghisallo although we have a few members that are not lightweights and pack quite a bit of muscle that ride Ghisallo's. Herbert for one. I've ridden Herbert's bike and it rode and tracked well. Hertbert outweigh's me by over 10 kg and he doesn't flex it either. I've seen him carving very fast down mountains and you just don't do that on a bike that is wimpy especially if you a big and strong rider.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:23 pm 
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I weigh about 160 lbs (72.5 kg) and LOVE my Ghisallo! I've never had any issues with flex when climbing, sprinting, or cornering. I wouldn't call myself a particularly smooth rider either. So I'm not sure why the Ghisallo gets such a bad rap. I suspect a lot of people are jumping on a band-wagon rather than speaking from personal experience.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:37 pm 
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I weigh 138 pounds and I don't detect any noticeable flex with my 2005 Ghisallo. It's as light as many high-end carbon race frames, it's stiff and it's comfortable. I have a carbon fiber cross frame so I am not anti-carbon.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:12 pm 
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Only people who doesnt ride Ghisallo can tell its flexy.

This bike is rocket!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:49 pm 
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the frame is a total crap! yes i had one here it is and i am glad i sold that piece of flexy crap! Isn't that the reason people call the company Liteshit! and that is a quote! i tend to agree 100% and hopefully those frames will all decompose to ashes in the homes where they reside!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:12 pm 
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I'll gladly give another Ghisallo a good home rather than see it decompose to ashes. Just box yours up and send it to me GoldKnight. I'll even pay for the shipping to get it off your hands. :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:04 am 
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I don't think that we, leisure riders, need very stiff frame. Lighter, more comfortable, and more crash-resistant frame may be better for mortals...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:13 pm 
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anquetil wrote:
Only people who doesnt ride Ghisallo can tell its flexy.

This bike is rocket!


I've been on it.

I think it flexy...

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