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$500 for a like new Litespeed Classic(13 posts)

$500 for a like new Litespeed ClassicJimbob
May 10, 2001 4:18 PM
This seems low. Havent had time to do research. Dont know much about Litespeed. Where does this model fall in thier line-up?? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
where at?keith m.
May 10, 2001 5:34 PM
better let me check it out.
where at?It was repossessed and is now
May 10, 2001 5:38 PM
being sold here locally.
where at?michael
May 10, 2001 6:27 PM
Is it a frame only (then it is a good price) or is it a complete bike (then it is a Super Steal)
Somethin's not rightAFred
May 10, 2001 6:31 PM
The LS Classic frame goes for about $1200 retail. Add another grand for top end group and $300 for decent wheels.
May 11, 2001 8:00 AM
$1805 for the frame alone and Colorado Cyslist! (2001 model)
re: $500 for a like new Litespeed Classicdavidl
May 10, 2001 7:02 PM
Check and see if it's a 'Lightspeed'
It might be stolenAndy
May 10, 2001 8:49 PM
Get the serial no and check with the police before you buy
Checked it out. Its legit.Jimbob
May 10, 2001 9:36 PM
Its a frame only. It looks older though. It had a 1" headtube and yellow and blue stickers. It has been built up though, it has faint skewer marks on the drop out. The best thing though is its my size. I checked the website and it retails new for $1850!! For some reason I was thinking this was a lower end model. Probably gonna pick it up tomorrow. All they want is $500. I tryed not to let them know it was worth more.
anybody know how to tell what year it is?Jimbob
May 10, 2001 9:43 PM
Im glad I went to lunch with my friend today. Havent seen him for a good year and today we met up for lunch. He casually mentioned that his employer had a titanium frame up for auction. Not one bidder. The guy said I could have it for $500. Lucky timing. Ill try it out and maybe make it my main ride. For pavement that is.
anybody know how to tell what year it is?fuzzybunnies
May 11, 2001 12:04 AM
Lite speed might be able to tell you but there hasn't been much difference among the classic until this year, they've all hade the same geomitry and material, this year they went with a ti 6/4 bb which dropped a little weight off. TTFN
By all means, if it fits you, buy itpmf
May 11, 2001 6:28 AM
The Classic is a mid-level Litespeed. Probably the most common that I see in the DC area. $500 for the frame is a good deal. Not much can go wrong with a ti frame. They're tough and do not rust. Litespeed makes good ti bikes. I have one and have been happy with it.

A fair price for a used on a couple of years old is probably around $800-$900. The person selling it is probably just trying to recover some money quick. Maybe $500 is all he or she needs to recover. Hey, cars and realestate gets sold at below cost in these situations, why not bike frames?

Buy a threadless fork and headset (such as a Look HSC or Reynolds Ouza Pro) and a decent group and you'll have a light, nice handling bike.

Good luck.
re: $500 for a like new Litespeed ClassicRay Sachs
May 11, 2001 9:39 AM
That's a bit low, but not outrageous. I had a '99 Classic that I bought from GVH for about $1250 with Kestrel fork and sold after a year. I only got $850 for it and then bought a '98 Merckx Ti AX with a Serotta carbon fork for $750. Without the forks, either of these frames would have been about $100 less, so $500 is a pretty good deal but probably only a hundred or two less than typical.