Litespeed Sewanee...built at last !

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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beane
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by beane

Hi all just finnished my building my new Litespeed!

Let me know what you think weight is around 22-3 lb's

I'll add a build list later...the only things to change on it are to bolts and Sram06' XO when avalible.

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Bars
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Bars 2
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Lever detail
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Forks
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Suspension
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Crank
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Rear Brake
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Seatpost
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Rear hub
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Thanks to Tippster for C.Lockring adri & Sam G. for sizing info..!

Oh yeah I also got a road bike to match : )
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mpap89
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did you get all those parts re-anodized red to match eachother?

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by Qube

wow, what a beauty... :shock: :popcorn:

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by Dennis

You lucky bastard :thumbup: . Very nice build.

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mattpage
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by mattpage

Well I think you have gone a little bit OTT with the red anodising.
But the build is very nice indeed. What levers are they, they look comfy! :)

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TheRedMantra
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by TheRedMantra

Wow! I cant imagine how much that cost! When going to all that expense, why didnt you use red nipples? A red USE alien alu seatpost would look great too. No such thing as overkill when it comes to bike jewelry :).

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TheRedMantra
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mpap89 wrote:did you get all those parts re-anodized red to match eachother?

All of those parts are available that way. Hope is awesome when it comes to colors. They have bore caps, lever blades, reservoir caps, etc in every color they normally offer for regular pieces like headsets and hubs.

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by mattpage

Yes, but the levers are not standard Hope's?

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by Adri

Drop dead lovely bike :wink: Congrats on a great and dependabe built !!

I would shorten the front brake line a bit though :roll:
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TheRedMantra
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by TheRedMantra

mattpage wrote:Yes, but the levers are not standard Hope's?

They are dangerboy levers. I was only saying that hope offers them in red.
http://www.dangerboyusa.com/levers.php

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beane
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by beane

mpap89 wrote:did you get all those parts re-anodized red to match eachother?

No there aditional parts unfortunatly Hope dont as standard sell the anodised parts you have to buy them seperate but it was worth it to me because it finnished the look ot the bike!

Qube wrote:wow, what a beauty... :shock: :popcorn:


Thanx :D

mattpage wrote:Well I think you have gone a little bit OTT with the red anodising.
But the build is very nice indeed. What levers are they, they look comfy! :)


The idea with the red was to use bits just here and ther and trying to keep a theme...but it always going to be a personal choice ...I'm just glad the days of Purple are gone :|

The levers are Dangerboy's there is a little story there I was going to buy them from the UK imprters Freeborn they said it would take 6-8weeks and cost me £55 +postage :shock: ....so I orderd them from the US Paid £48inc Delivery and got em 9 days later :D

TheRedMantra wrote:Wow! I cant imagine how much that cost! When going to all that expense, why didnt you use red nipples? A red USE alien alu seatpost would look great too. No such thing as overkill when it comes to bike jewelry :).


A lot :D..I would have used red nipples but the shop selling them only do silver alloy which is what the are. To have got red nipples would have ment buying elsewere and costing £180.oo so u see why i made with silver.. lol!

I love USE seatpost I have them on 3 other bikes but wanted to have the same carbon finnish as the bars and stem.



Adri wrote:Drop dead lovely bike :wink: Congrats on a great and dependabe built !!

I would shorten the front brake line a bit though :roll:


Thanx Adri No point making it just light if it can't take the abuse I'll be giving it :twinkle:

You should have seen how long the cable was before hehe

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by TheRedMantra

"...I'm just glad the days of Purple are gone :|"
:evil:

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by nikh

Nice work Beanes. She's a beauty.
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beane
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by beane

TheRedMantra wrote:"...I'm just glad the days of Purple are gone :|"
:evil:


Don't tell me.... :D



Thanx Nikh !

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Are those Goodridge hose fittings as well, or did you get those through Hope?

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