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The Broken Bike and Hippie Tech Suspension

Two shops that specialize in servicing suspension components are The Broken Bike and Hippie Tech. Their specialization gives enables them to get familiar with the most complex part of today’s bikes: shocks.

These two shops have a good track record. You can check out both The Broken …

Moots Compact polished road frame (large)

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I have seen my share of Moots frames and this is the most drool-inducing one I have seen yet. Not only does it have the signature perfect Moots welds,  it eschews the standard bead-blasted finish and instead has a gorgeous full polish finish. The frame is also the Compact model, …

Model history – Litespeed Liege road frame

Any discussion of the history of the Litespeed Liege model is bound to be short, because it had a brief existence. It was a 6-4/3-2.5 blend frame, offered in 1999 only.

The Liege was essentially identical to the Litespeed Ultimate at the time, but had more “Conventional road …

Mixing Shimano drivetrain with Campagnolo shifters

Over the years, I have changed between Shimano and Campy.  I started with Shimano, then moved to Campagnolo, and then for a while I was running full Shimano except for a Campagnolo crankset. After that and for a long time, I have been running only Shimano drivetrain components. …

Fine Tubes Ltd and Reynolds: a seamless marriage that ended

Because I consider it unfortunate that there is no longer a supply of seamless 6/4 tubing for bike frame fabricators, I found the following information regarding the source of the Reynolds 6/4-seamless tubing from about 5 years ago interesting.

From Reynolds Website circa 2006: Reynolds launches seamless, butted 6Al-4V titanium

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND …

Model history – Litespeed Tuscany road frame

Litespeed’s Tuscany road frame was introduced in 1998, above the Nachez in the Litespeed model line-up.  The Tuscany offered top-end Litespeed features, without the top-end price-point.

The Tuscany was built from shaped and butted 3/2.5 titanium, and featured radially-curved seatstays.  The Tuscany frame came with a brushed finish as standard, with …

Litespeed Ultimate polished ti road frame

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The Ultimate was Litespeed’s top of the line titanium road frame from the mid 90s, with extensively cold-worked and shaped 3/2.5 tubing. This particular Ultimate is a size 59cm featuring Litespeed’s costly full-polish finish, and sports an updated set of decals. (Original decal sets are available via Litespeed’s website for …

Merlin Works CR 3/2.5 compact road frame, size L

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The Merlin Works CR (Compact Race) frames from Merlin come in XS to XL sizes, and in both 3/2.5 and 6/4 models. Merlin designed the CR frames to be stiff racing-oriented frames, using what Merlin calls “force specific” tube shaping. The particular frame we have here is a Merlin Works …

Kish SL titanium 650B mountain frameset

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A special congratulations to Jim Kish for taking home the “Best of show” award at the February 2011 NAHBS in Austin.  The ultimate honor for a bike fabricator… congratulations Jim!

We recently got in this special Kish SL 650B NAHBS show frame, with matching Igleheart 650B Mountain Fork with …

Kish Titanium SL road frameset

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A special congratulations to Jim Kish for taking home the “Best of show” award at the February 2011 NAHBS in Austin.  The ultimate honor for a bike fabricator… congratulations Jim!

Jim Kish is one of an elite group of frame builders whose reputation is renowned. Ask a titanium-bike afficianado about the …

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