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Lynskey leaves Litespeed

The following article is quoted from the publication Bicycle Retailer (dated Tuesday, July 12 2005).

Last Litespeed Founder, Mark Lynskey, Leaves American Bicycle Group

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Mark Lynskey, vice president of sales and marketing of the American …

Moots Compact SL titanium road frame

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Using Reynolds seamless 6/4 tubing, the Moots Compact SL is a bit lighter than than the standard Moots Compact frame, and should be a bit stronger as well. (Not that the 3/2.5 version of the Moots Compact isn’t plenty strong.)

The Moots SL frames are no longer available, because …

Reynolds seamless 6/4

Seamless 6/4 tubing was being made and sold by Reynolds in tube dimensions and volumes appropriate for bike builders around 2005-2007. Taking advantage of this supply at the time, Moots offered their “SL” versions of their Vamoots and Compact frames, charging a very reasonable $400 price premium for the …

Van Nicholas on Ti

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Quoting from the Van Nicholas site (June, 2010):

Titanium advantages

>    Titanium is one of the most environmentally friendly metals. The Titanium scrap we generate through manufacturing processes and in equipment fabrication is fully recyclable.

>    The combination of high strength and material formability gives Titanium a ride quality that is second to …

Wikipedia on Ti

Quoting from Wikipedia:

Titanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. Sometimes called the “space age metal”, it has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua …

Habanero Classic road frame

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At Habcycles.com you can order the Classic road 3/2.5-titanium road frame for $895 (June 2010 pricing), in a wide range of sizes. Habanero has been in business selling Ti frames since the mid-nineties, and has a large following of satisfied customers. The price is hard to argue with. …

Stans NoTubes ZTR Arch 29er wheelset DT 240s

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My ZTR Arch 29er wheelset built up by Epic Wheel Works in Portland is terrific.  Jude’s excellent service service is matched by her expert wheelbuilding skills.  The wheels are true in both dimensions (i.e., sideways and concentrically), and the amount of dish seems spot-on as well.  Also, the spokes’ tension …

29er wheelset by Epic Wheel Works

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Epic Wheel Works is a custom wheel-building shop in Portland, OR. The owner, Jude, is passionate about cycling and will take the time to help you dial in the best possible set of wheels, taking into account riding style, physics (weight), and budget. I have known Jude since …

Shimano Dura Ace 9-speed group

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Shimano’s top-of-the-line Dura Ace 9-speed group was introduced in 1997 and discontinued in 2004. The 9-speed Dura Ace group is also known as the Shimano’s 7700-series line. While in production, the 7700-series group was the choice of most pro-tour cyclists. The subsequent Dura Ace 10-speed groups (i.e., …

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