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    NCtrailrider
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    Info on the owl hollow

    Looking for thoughts on the Owl Hollow. I am consider getting a used one, but notice they only made this for a few years and then switched to the Kitsuma. Thoughts on the bike or why they switched?

    Thanks for your feedback.

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    Not sure what the deal was with the Owl Hollow/ Kitsuma change.I can tell you I have two old Litespeed hard tails and I LOVE them!

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    Thanks for the post. I have always wanted a hardtail Litespeed and am ready to pull the trigger. This Owl Hollow is my size, but I would not mind looking at a Pisgah either. Haven't come across one though.

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    If you don't mind rim brakes, you can find Litespeed frames on the "bay" for 300 to 400 bucks. Expect to pay a little more for disk compatible frames.

    I know there are tubing profile differences and some of the Litespeeds use 6/4 vs.3/2.5 titanium, other than that I am not sure what makes one better than another. For example: I have a Tellico (6/4 titanium) and an Obed (3/2.5 titanium) and honestly I cannot tell the difference between the two. Both ride and handle like a dream.

    It seems as if Litespeed has an image problem.. all I ever hear is how the new ownership has ruined the company. Rarely does anyone talk about the amazing frames Litespeed built during and right after the Lynksey days. IMHO, old Litespeeds are one of the best kept secret values in cycling.

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    Thanks for your post. I agree they are definitely a great bike and value. This is one from early 2000 and is disc capatible, so I am really looking forward to building it up.

    Thanks again.

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