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    Litespeed Frame Age Help

    I picked this up the other day and have looked at the catolog scans on the Litespeeds website but can't find a frame that has drop outs like this.
    Anyone know what year and model this is?
    Also, what seatpost size?
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    You could try pulling out the Thomson seat post and reading the number on it. :|

    Nothing looks unique about the drop outs.
    1993 would be my guess give or take a year.
    Not sure about the model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You could try pulling out the Thomson seat post and reading the number on it. :|


    I think he actually wants the seat tube size. Post is currently shimmed. I aged it later - 98/99, based on squarish down tube?

    EDIT: Oh $#!+, canti stop - I need to get my eyes checked - 1995 maybe? Thought the earlier ones were all round-tubed
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki


    I think he actually wants the seat tube size. Post is currently shimmed. I aged it later - 98/99, based on squarish down tube?

    EDIT: Oh $#!+, canti stop - I need to get my eyes checked - 1995 maybe? Thought the earlier ones were all round-tubed

    Ya, the cable stop and the straight stays...might actually be older...

    I had a 96ish...
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    Seatpost shim is likely original (27.2) and may be glued in.

    From the frame number, I'd say '91. Mine is #3924 from that year.

    Could be a custom or third party frame rather than something from the catalogue.

    You could try emailing ABG to ask for more info (contact details are on the Litespeed website).

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    Yeah, I'd say 91ish as well. I have a 92 and a 94. My (wife's) 92 has top routed rear brake and rear derailleur and downtube routed front derailleur cables. Serial number 5824 Yours has been re-decalled sort of. It was simply called a Litespeed 'Mountain' frame.

    My 94 has riveted on top tube cable stops. It also has S bend stays and bullet stay ends like the one Eric posted.
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    Might just be the pic, but it seems to be wearing the sus fork awfully well for a '91. With a rigid it'd have a forward sloping tt!
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    I was thinking the same thing. My wife's 92 looks kind of jacked up with a Mag21 on it. Not even a long travel Mag21, just a standard 45mm one.
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    Not sitting on a very level surface though. Plus its not a dead on profile shot.
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    Decals are not right for bike - as I'm sure everyone but me realized right away, 98/99 decals?
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    LOL!

    I meant to add that it is a 27.2 post with a shim added.

    It is strange but I thought the same thing about the fork.
    It sits almost level on a flat surface but I can't believe that it is a suspension correct frame.

    I do know that the fellow I bought it from raced it in the nationals in 97 with a different groupset but he could not remember the year he got the frame.

    Thanks for the info.

    Off to stirp it, clean it, and then figure the parts to build it with.

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    Your frame has the same dropouts and stay treatment as my custom Litespeed from 91. The stop for the rear canti's is the same also. The upper Litespeed sticker on the seat tube is like mine also. This may be the only original sticker. The 91 stickers were ugly and cheep looking. I asked for no downtube sticker on my frame, as well as top routed cables, Bontrager style anti-chainsuck device and rack mounts. Not sure why they extended my seattube. I will have to check my serial number when I get home.
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