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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:03 am 
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Would you mind PMing me the price you got the C 64 for? I went to grab one today on QBP only to see it was freakishly expensive on QBP, I may have to find another distributor as this seat style is my new favorite!

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Looks like you've got 221 grams to get rid of for your next weight goal. Your ride's looking good. I've got to wonder at the logic of your seatpost reservation though. I'll accept that the frame may be more resistant to clamping force, and that that may require a collar with more strength to overcome the resistance of your frame to the deformation neccessary to hold the seatpost securely. But as far as your seatpost knows with regard to the force required to hold it in place, the seatpost doesn't care whether your collar is fighting your frame or not, as long as the net clamping force is adequate to hold your post. Catching my drift? You should feel free to use a light post like an m2racer if you want, without worrying about the amount of force your collar is putting out reaching your delicate post. You've got a 6/4 seat tube running interference for you. (dumb emoticon representing good wishes here)


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Looks like you've got 221 grams to get rid of for your next weight goal. Your ride's looking good. I've got to wonder at the logic of your seatpost reservation though. I'll accept that the frame may be more resistant to clamping force, and that that may require a collar with more strength to overcome the resistance of your frame to the deformation neccessary to hold the seatpost securely. But as far as your seatpost knows with regard to the force required to hold it in place, the seatpost doesn't care whether your collar is fighting your frame or not, as long as the net clamping force is adequate to hold your post. Catching my drift? You should feel free to use a light post like an m2racer if you want, without worrying about the amount of force your collar is putting out reaching your delicate post. You've got a 6/4 seat tube running interference for you. (dumb emoticon representing good wishes here)


Since when I posted this I did add a New Ultimate seatpost, a Cycle-Dynamics titanium cassette, a KMC X10SL chain, a lighter bottom bracket, some bolt tuning and a set of Power Cordz. I need to find some time to do the bottom bracket and the Power Cordz since I'm stripping the old decals off and have a set of the new 2005 which are not so yellow. I need to complete tear it down to re-apply anti seaze to everything, an annual winter ritual I've done since owning the Vortex. Who knows, maybe I'll leave it nude.

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What material is the "New Ultimate" post made of?

I can't find any info, from looks alone, it appears to be alloy...


Deda U2 alu I think. Also they apparantly have a carbon one on the way.


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Nice..... very, very nice Juanmoretime!!

Go for the decals on the 2005 special edition Compact Vortex. They look hot! And have patience when applying, I've done it several times and it takes a while for the damn things to adhere to the frame.


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Go for the decals on the 2005 special edition Compact Vortex. They look hot! And have patience when applying, I've done it several times and it takes a while for the damn things to adhere to the frame.


You probably already know this, but make sure the surface is clean and degreased before you apply the decals, that way it will look smoother and stick better. When you have them on there heating them slightly with a hairdryer will make the glue extra soft. Gently rub the decals with a cloth or something and they will never come loose unwanted. Let us know how it turns out, I always liked Litespeeds!


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Nice. That's quite light. Do you happen to know the weight of your frame alone?


Divve, I finally tore it down and removed the decals. Here is the weight of the frame alone. I decided I like it better with out the decals so it's going to stay this way.


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That's good for a 59 ti frame. Thanks for the update.


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Anybody know when Litespeed switched from 1" to 1.125" headset?


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Anybody know when Litespeed switched from 1" to 1.125" headset?


Why don't you PM Herbert?

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butted spoke wrote:
Anybody know when Litespeed switched from 1" to 1.125" headset?


Why don't you PM Herbert?


This is the right answer.


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Was just wondering how you find those bottle cages? They seem pretty cheapish online compared to the elite patao carbon which I hae been looking at also. I'm more worried about how they hold bottles though for races and fast descents.

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Was just wondering how you find those bottle cages? They seem pretty cheapish online compared to the elite patao carbon which I hae been looking at also. I'm more worried about how they hold bottles though for races and fast descents.

Cheers


The cages have been excellent. I lost a bottle once on a cold day when the plastic water bottle was hard because of the temperature and I hammered over a set of railroad tracks. I use the polar insulated type bottles.

I purchased them from www.hyperbolts.com I've also seen them on Ebay often, just go a search for Token.

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