Litespeed Xicon 2011 Custom Build
Welcome to my rather reluctant but necessary sale of my beloved Titanium Litespeed.
Size is a M/L or 56cm. I'm 178cm and it is perfect. Price reflects the lower end of how much others have sold as it does have some marks, I'm no rush to sell so will ignore silly offers.
Reason for sale: Downsizing, saving money, needed a commuter with mudguards mounts and any other mid 30's reasons for selling my flash road bike. It's spent most of its life commuting with a few trips down to Brighton. It's been kept clean and well ordered and only crashed once. Not into anything, just a sideways slide that put a few scratches on the bike and lots on me!
Bike is in Hackney wick East London, we have on street parking and are near Stratford and Hackney transport hubs. I WILL NOT POST or COURIER. I have been stung in the past both as a buyer and seller. It is Collection only.
As you can see from the pics it's a pretty bike with lots and lots of nice bits.
Let's get the negatives out of the way:
Frame- some scratches from being locked up, some rub marks from raceblades on the rear stays and some light marks from stickers that I have removed. I reckon a quick polish could get rid of a lot of these.
Forks- some scratches from use from an exciting time when the raceblade jammed the front wheel and sent me off (pictured). The titanium stem bolt has some wear so careful when tightening up.
Drivetrain. There is some wear on the big chainring (pictured). It's 3,000 miles old, so in another thousand or two in may need to be replaced (you can pick them up for £50 on eBay). The chain has some wear (but the chain checker doesn't clip in yet) so I reckon you've got a few hundred miles left on the chain. The shifters have some marks from when I went sideways.
Frame and Forks
2011 Xicon before they added the ugly BB30 and drainpipe headtube, really nice classic looking frame that will last forever! Forks are full carbon planet X. Headset is a sealed FSA unit and I changed to a red Superstar seatclamp to look pretty.
Dura Ace 7900 shifters (see pics for scratches), 7900 brakes (superb condition), 7900 rear mech with red jockey wheels, 7900 front mech. XTR BB with spacers, these last way longer than the Shimano road ones
Ultegra 11-28 cassette and chain. Chain has some wear but cassette is in good condition.
Red Jagwire sealed cables. These are possibly the best buy I did, they transformed the braking and shifiting. The front cables are a wee bit short so do rub a bit together but I'm being picky!
Superstar 1.5kg Aero wheelset. These are really pretty and feel great over 25mph. 30mm deep so not too fussy in a crosswind. Bearings smooth and front is 99% true and rear 95% They come with a lifetime trueing guarantee and crash replacement with Superstar. I've popped some new cheap Q/R's that work well but aren't the prettiest.
Tyres: Schwalbe Durano plus. These are light and tough tyres. 23mm so pretty quick, front in a few miles old and has some holes. The rear is a few hundred miles old.
100mm Ritchey WCS stem with upgraded titanium bolts some marks from computer fitting (pictured). Ritchey WCS bar 42cm. S works padded bar tape (not wrapped very well. I suck at doing bar tape!)
Bontrager Carbon seatpost. This has some rub marks from a saddle bag and clamping mechanism has lost some laquer. (Pictured). Saddle is a basic model of my new commuter. It's got one of those Fizik rubber things to stop gunk jamming up the seattube
Bike will not come with pedals.