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    Still race your old bike?

    I admit my old bike is above average; a very early '90s Litespeed, I've got a Judy SL w/ kronos springs in it, 7 speed XT (thumbs), 180mm ritchie/sugino cranks, first gen Spd pedals, I did put later '90s xtr V brakes on it quite a while ago. I built the wheels a long time ago using db ritchie (dt) 14/16 spokes and RM395s.
    I raced it a couple of times last fall during cyclocross instead of my sworks tri-cross (similar finishes).
    I've been absent from mtb racing for a LONG time, I bought a 'new' race bike over the winter ('08 kona 29er hardtail), but raced the Litespeed yesterday. I was able to put it on the podium (2nd) in 40+ Cat2, it's just as fast as my Kona, weighs about exactly the same (both 25.5 on my scale, both xl, all the parts are light but they're only marginally light bikes...).
    It is fun to mix it up with the $6000 carbon bikes on a old 21sp bike with narrow (Kona ti) bars!

    I think your old bike still wants to be raced.

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    See the Keyesville thread.....we're all about racing our old bikes!


    "It is fun to mix it up with the $6000 carbon bikes on a old 21sp bike with narrow bars!"

    So very true! And what makes it more fun...is laying waste to the modern wonder bikes. Puts all that money and 'technology' in perspective.
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    Congrats with your second place, a nice result and a nice bike, the litespeed. What year is it from?

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    I only ride and race my old bikes. I've never gotten close to being in the front of the pack but I've never gotten a DFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine88 View Post
    Congrats with your second place, a nice result and a nice bike, the litespeed. What year is it from?
    Yeah, congrats on second place.


    Why would you own 100 Yugos when you could own 1 Porsche? - Rumpfy



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    Nice job on the podium. I enjoy passing the expensive rigs when racing my 1964 Schwinn Typhoon at the local short track races. I race my '97 MOOTS at some short track and some endurance races and my '96 Marin Team SS at some short track events, too.

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