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2001 Litespeed Tuscany frame value?(4 posts)

2001 Litespeed Tuscany frame value?Nessism
Nov 4, 2002 2:14 PM
Found a small dealer in New York that has a new 2001 Tuscany frame for $1100. Seller claims that the warranty is good but since he posted an auction on ebay for the frame and Litespeed dealers are not allowed to sell on ebay, it makes me wonder. BTW, the frame in question did not sell, in fact, it did not draw any bids with a starting price of $900.

I'm interested because the frame fits me well and I don't like integrated headsets (2001 is regular 1-1/8"). Also, the Tuscany has beefier tubes than many other Ti frames and I want stiffness.

Any thoughts on value here? Crazy to take a chance on the warranty being valid?

Thanks.

Ed
re: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany frame value?gtx
Nov 4, 2002 6:20 PM
$900 sounds about right if you can verify that it comes with a warranty--otherwise I'd say less. Then again, Steelman's frames are on sale right now. Check the SR 525 if you want stiff--you can get a frame AND fork for $926 and it will only weigh a few ounces more than the LS.

http://www.steelmancycles.com/summer.html
re: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany frame value?bobobo
Nov 4, 2002 6:41 PM
I saw a full Ultegra outfitted Tuscany selling brand new 2002 in Supergo for $1800 and that bike was guaranteed to have a warranty. I would ask the seller for the frames serial number and check with Litespeed whether warranty info has ever been applied for by another buyer, that;s the best way to know for sure. The fact no one bid on it may mean he's asking a bit much or that people really do not think its new.
Good adviceNessism
Nov 4, 2002 7:13 PM
I'll call him tomorrow and see if he balks at giving out the s/n. This seems like the only way to know for sure about the warranty.

As far as a $1800 complete bike goes, that's a good price. For $700 though, the 2001 model could be built-up with some nice components. I would much prefer the standard headset model thus my desire for a 2001.

Just my $0.02

Ed