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    Niota AL - anodized?

    I'm having a hard time figuring out whether or not my niota AL frame is anodized! there's no information about this issue on the litespeed-page
    thanks for your help!
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    Sorry JoeDesperado,
    I doubt that frames are anodized. Anodized paint, that I have seen, is very resistant scratching and scuffing. Within the first few weeks for trail riding with my matte black 2006 Niota AL, I had seen chips and scratches in the paint.
    Also, it's difficult to match the paint color here in the states. The frames are produced and painted in Tiawan.
    So if you haven't noticed any paint chips or scratches, you must be taking good care of that bike !

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    thanks for your answer!
    the problem is, I'm trying to sell the niota, and so I have to tell those who show interest in the bike something about the frame finish...
    The frame already got some chips and scratches, but they just don't look like the typical paint chips I had on my Tomac Revolver (which had a very weak paint finish) - maybe it's just a very weak (and therefore lightweight) anodization?

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    I am 99% sure that the Niota is anodized.

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    Hi there! was just wondering about the size of your Niota? & have you weighed the frame alone with rear shock? Thank you!
    Last edited by Onie; 01-26-2007 at 06:49 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Onie,
    I have a L frame - and never put it on a scale. The listed weight from Litespeed for the 2006 is 5.6lbs. That felt right; I wasn't going for a weightweenie bike from the start so I didn't care about the weight.

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    CoOL! T'was nice! At least, you got yourself what you wanted for. & top it all, it's light to0 (my standards alone)! Thank you for your time.

    More power!

    Ride insp╣«ed!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    Cool-blue Rhythm anodized???

    sorry, it's not anodized.....

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    are you sure? some quite different opinions on this topic here...

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    Litespeed's website says the finishes are paint.
    2006 models: "Speedway Yellow or Matte Midnight paint" http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/2006/mtn/nal_tech.aspx
    2005 models: "The NIOTA is also available in Matte Gray paint" http://www.litespeed.com/bikes/2005/niota.aspx

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    I will just use this thread for asking about availability of Niota AL.
    1. I haven┤t found it on Litespeed homepage, so is it possible to get one or is there only Ti version available?
    2. If there is available Niota AL, Where can I get one?

    Thanks for the info.

    Dejc

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    Dejc
    Only the Ti model is available now. Looks like Litespeed is building only "in house" Ti frames.
    Last month several AL frames were up on eBay, and occasionally they come up. Since 2006 was the last year LS produced the AL Niota frame I think bike shops were selling new AL frames cheap (US$500-800) on eBay.

    Good Luck finding a frame - it makes a very nice bike.

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    FYI, I'm currently selling my niota al frame on www.ebay.at, article number is
    200079978849 -
    I would like to sell it in europe though, but maybe we could still make a deal somehow
    link: http://cgi.ebay.at/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MESE:IT&ih=010
    Last edited by JoeDesperado; 02-18-2007 at 10:59 AM.

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    Dejc:
    I've seen a brand new 2006 Niota Al frame advertised by Adrenaline Bikes for US$849:
    http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...3A%20ON%20SALE

    or a complete bike with an XT/SRAM build for as low as US$1,649
    http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ES%20ON%20SALE

    Their prices are very competitive and Neil and David respond quickly and will patiently help you customize your ride anyway you want.
    Email them and see for yourself. Tell them Harv M sent you. They're building my 2007 Niota Ti!

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    Thanks Harv.

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