Third Time's a Charm: Litespeed T3

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terrible1
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by terrible1

i asked you about your dimensions on this bike years ago.

the other day, i finally picked up a t3. i'm over the moon with it.

two rides in and it's faster than my scott addict regardless of extra weight.

what year is yours?

look forward to refining it from its state when bought and sharing here eventually.

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Mine is a 2015
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by terrible1

RyanH wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Mine is a 2015
Rad, mine's a '14.

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Back on a PC8. Unfortunately it's a +80g change over the Alptitude and Garmin 130 combo but man I missed this screen:

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I ended up with two Rec-Mounts faceplate mounts, and as per usual they're porky. I'm using the heaviest option since I'll be able to mount a light when the time changes but the standard srm bar mount is the lightest.

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Alptitude and srm bar mount (with steel bolt):

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by Denavelo

There was a T3 on ebay BUY IT NOW for like $750 in my size. I hesitated for a most of the day and it was gone that quick. Still kicking myself for not buying it..
your build is super clean. Looks like the perfect LA shredder. Snappy in climbs, and compliant enough for broken pavement.
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Did a little gram shaving:

Tesa Tape ended up being 12.5g for the bar tape. Holding up well so far.

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Put Ilinks back on for brake housing mostly because I cut the housing too short on the Shimano polymer housing:

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Swapped stem to 3t ARx 140mm to see how it'd look. I think an Enve 140mm stem is probably the sweet spot for chunkiness to transition the heat tube.

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Currently sitting at 6.3kg:

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by Imaking20

Wow. Heavy. What would you say your embarrassment is like on a scale of 1-10?

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I'm definitely at an 11. I had this bike sub 6kg at one point and can't quite figure out where I've gone wrong in life.

Also, fixed the pixelated image:

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by icantaffordcycling

And to think that it's replacement will be even heavier :oops:

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