Hitting Reset: My Litespeed T2

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Denavelo
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by Denavelo

Yeah I love the Roubaix tires, but lean more towards the Vlaanderen. The tread pattern and volume just rolls faster IMHO. maybe it's the added supple feel, but it just rolls faster than the Roubaix. I live in butt crack LA and ride crappy broken roads 98% of the time. The smooth patches of road just show that my gluing skills are on par with pros (no hops!), and that's a rarity to find smooth roads where I live. The only time we get smooth pavement, is when a new patch of asphalt is laid down. Even then, it's filled with glass or broken pieces of taillight and bumper shards from a recent accident.

Your T2 looks nice! I'm adding a Ti bike to my little collection myself. Looking for a Mosaic, Firelfy, Moots or Eriksen. There's a complete Mosaic on ebay, that has about the exact same measurements as my Speedvagen, minus the HUGE Headtube (Bummer).
Speedvagen Road Machine "2011 Surprise me | Cannondale SuperSix Evo | Rob English "Mudfoot" 29er | Firefly Ti #419 | Kogswell 650b Rando | Crema Cycles "Duo"

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romalor
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by romalor

you can have a part of the extra length of head tube cut , I think it's not impossible if made by someone competent
depend if you can remove enough

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Glued some Roubaix onto the Nemesis earlier this week. Very eager to get out and take these for a spin!

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Also picked up a set of Zipp 202s laced to CK hubs to fill the gap between the 13mm Nemesis and 46mm Reynolds.

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These will primarily live on my wife's bike so they'll probably live on 25mm Pave with sealant until Summer - at which point I'll throw some Carbons on them.

I also got some little aesthetic bits from Toronto Cycles. Black titanium bolts for the saddle clamp, pad holder bolts, cable fixing bolts, and the seatpost clamp. I had to dremel down the fixing and saddle clamp bolts as the shortest lengths were 5-10mm too long.

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oreoboreo
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by oreoboreo

Some of your roads like like Oregon. As a matter of fact the picture of the road with the white fence I swear I have ridden that road.

Now I need to look at TI... thanks
Let's finish the ride with a 20% grade.

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Considering your location - you may very well have ridden that road! The white fence is looking down from the top of Chapman Rd. at the corner of Leander - just west of Sherwood. The first picture with the Reynolds on is on Quarry Rd. just past August Cellars.
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Major tactical error in ordering bar tape and group from two different places. :doh:

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Now at 6068g... my goal of sub-6kg seems to be drifting away... :(

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by RyanH

Bike looks familiar
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Christono
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by Christono

bike looks amazing on nemesis rims

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

RyanH wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:10 pm
Bike looks familiar Image
Too familiar. Put your Campy back on.
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garjo
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by garjo

Why swapping SR groupset with DA instead of Red22 (lighter)?
My 4,93 kg Supersix Evo HM: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=137647&start=30

My 6,22 kg Cannondale R500 1996: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=134364

romalor
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by romalor

because it is the best mechanical group from a functional point of view ?
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

^This. Because Red22 sucks. I have not ridden a groupset that shifts nicer than 9100.
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GonaSovereign
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by GonaSovereign

This bike looks so good. As does Ryan's T3.
Question for RyanH and Imaking20: what's the difference between the T2 and T3? Except for a fractionally shorter front center on the T3 (by 3mm...so functionally the same) the geometry looks essentially the same on both. Is one lighter? Stiffer?

The LS website isn't any help...maybe you two know?

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Well, they stopped making the T3 so it's less of an option.

The T2 is the same as the T1SL with the exception of the top tube. Compared to the T3, the bottom bracket shell is more heavily machined (for a claimed savings of 90g) and it might have more butting in the seat tubes compared to early T3s (that one I can't confirm). The T2 is marginally lighter than the T3 - I think my frame is like ~20-30g lighter than Ryan's who is a size smaller.
There is still a potential the T1sl would ride more harshly than the T2 - which would be a bit rough if it was the case.
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