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    1992 Litespeed Ocoee -- My New Frankenbike Project

    I had sworn off new projects. However, this 1992 Litespeed Ocoee sort of fell in my lap (complete with Specialized Ti stem, Ti RockShox and headset, sans wheels and seatpost). What can I do?

    Right now, a Frankenbike build appeals to me and I think this may make a good candidate.

    I already have a mid 90's Litespeed built hardtail and a Ti MTB gravel grinder fabricated from surplus Russian MIGs. See below. So, something different for this one.

    I found this beautiful Ocoee on another forum. Perfect approach, particularly consider the much coveted polished frame.

    la mia LITESPEED OCOEE del 1994 | Retrobike


    I'm thinking a path and trail single speed bomber. Now, the question is handlebar style -- drops, standard MTB or something else?

    Your thoughts are most appreciated as I plan this fun project.

    Best,

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    Seems like you know how to put a bike together, for single speed you want wide bars for leverage, so maybe not drops.

    Those Specialized ti stems had a reputation for breaking, that's a long one there, I'd be careful. Search this site and others on the subject.

    Have fun!

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    Thanks. I'll be mindful of the stem.

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