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FS: Basso Titanium 17" MTB Frame (Litespeed Obed) FRAME ONLY

For Sale:
Basso Titanium / Litespeed Obed MTB Frame

Full 3AL - 2.5V Ti Frame
Seat tube length ctt: 17.25" (approx 44cm)
Top tube length ctc: 21.25" (approx 54cm)
Head tube length: 118mm
Seatpost diameter 27.2mm
Headtube diameter: 1 1/8"
Serial Number: 14535
(Builder stamp: MX or XW)
Frame fits 26" wheel

***INCLUDES FRAME ONLY***
No other parts are included at the price listed, they are only shown for ease of photographing and presentation.

Titanium frame branded for Basso and made by Litespeed during the heyday of Litespeed while Dave Lynskey was still at the helm. Ghost outlines of the original Basso decals still can be seen in the right lighting. Smooth stacks and consistent welds throughout. Sexy s-bend stays. Factory original aluminum alloy inserts for head tube and seat tube.

Threads and interfaces are all in great shape. Frame shows several marks, scratches, and signs of wear. Previous owner also marked it up some while removing the Basso decals at some point. Could be left as is, or easily cleaned up via polishing, scotch brite pads, fresh media blasting, etc. Would also look great with some fresh decals, I'm sure Gil would whip some up with ease.

Again, this is for the frame only - Nothing else is included but the frame.
Asking $450 + shipping/paypal. Worldwide shipping available


     
October 20, 2019 12:24 AM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Buuuump
     
October 28, 2019 09:03 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Still for sale!
     
November 26, 2019 12:43 AM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Bump!
     
November 30, 2019 09:14 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Price lowered. Now only $420 + shipping/paypal
(for frame only, no other parts are included)
     
December 2, 2019 10:06 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Still available
     
January 29, 2020 11:34 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Bump
     
February 4, 2020 05:12 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
^^^
     
February 21, 2020 05:29 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
can't believe this hasn't sold yet, it's so rad! GLWS
     
February 21, 2020 07:50 PM
schanfarside
From: Boulder, CO
57 posts
4 bikes
I totally can. They took off the sweet titianium fork and all the awesome 3DV parts.

Its just a basic ti frame now.
     
February 21, 2020 09:05 PM
DuddyJ
From: Los Angeles
417 posts
45 bikes
@schanfarside Thanks!

@DuddyJ - Ha. "Its just a basic ti frame now" **insert eye roll emoji here**
The fork alone is worth as much as I'm asking for the frame. Not to mention the Ti stem, 3dv King headset, 3dv Paul seatpost, 3dv Salsa collar, NOS Ti railed Concor Light, etc etc.. It's still a great deal for just the frame, these frames are fantastic and very well built.

The parts were transferred to a larger frame that fits me better (triple triangle Ti GT Lightning), as it's a personal build in my collection. I'd be asking 3x as much if all the other components were included. Sorry, those are all keepers..
     
February 22, 2020 12:00 AM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
So basically you agree with me. You took all the sweet parts and built up something you'd rather have. No shame. The bike just doesnt look nearly as cool with all the swag removed.
     
February 22, 2020 12:18 AM
DuddyJ
From: Los Angeles
417 posts
45 bikes
@duddyJ yeesh...you seem like a nice guy...

I've seen two of these for sale locally and both got snagged up quick. These frames make rad commuter builds and there are a few fork options out there. And the new owner can find their own unique ano parts along the way.
     
February 24, 2020 05:03 PM
schanfarside
From: Boulder, CO
57 posts
4 bikes
@schanfarside Thanks, I couldn't agree more. It's the same with ANY frame or frameset being sold by itself. Also surprised it hasn't sold yet, the price is very fair for this model of Ti frame. Most I have seen sell went for quite a bit more $ and sold far quicker.

Bump! Still available
     
March 3, 2020 07:41 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike
Still for sale
     
April 14, 2020 08:01 PM
Veloseum
From: Portland, OR
310 posts
1 bike