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  1. #1
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    Any help with a LItespeed Obed?

    So I purchased my 3rd Obed after wishing I hadn't sold the 2nd.

    As the price was good & I was going to rebuild it all with parts I had I didn't do that through of a PPI.

    It had a Thomson post that had bonded to the frame. I've removed it but now there's a few more questions.

    The post is 29.4. Both of my other Obed's were 27.2, my searches confirm this as being the correct size...totally at a loss...

    Also, the bottom weld on the top tube seems to be jutting into (small indentation about the size of the weld bead) the interior of the seat tube.

    There was a lot (enough to color change) of heat created with removing the seat tube so I'm wondering if this would/could be the cause of the weld issue...?

    The 1st pic is 27.2 seat tube, others are for reference. Was sold as a 98 Obed & has a proper head tube badge.

    If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
    I'm thinking a thermoplastic shim as the fix, potentially "modified" around the weld bulge. Have a 27.2 Syncros Ti post for it.

    Mostly interested in any knowledge on the odd size seat post & whether the weld bulge is new or 17 years old.

    Thanks - JL

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  2. #2
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    Emailed Litespeed, they weren't any help (at least for me). Suggestion was to send it in to see what was going on. Didn't seem worth it to confirm it was a 29.4 seat tube. After I emailed back just asking for info it was crickets (not that I was expecting anything, just stating).

    Anyone knowledgeable? Should be a custom build? Gonna try with Lynskey, perhaps someone there actually built it.


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