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1999 Litespeed Appalachian 57cm

Original price was: $1,499.99.Current price is: $1,299.96.

Cross Bike/Gravel! 1999 Litespeed Appalachian 57cm that will fit 5’10″-6’0″. This bike rides great and has handles like a race bike, with the gear range to go fast. You will have a big smile after each ride. Only 21.27 lbs with pedals!


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1999 Litespeed Appalachian 57cm that will fit 5’10″-6’0″. This bike rides great and handles like a race bike with the gear range to go fast. You will have a big smile after each ride. Only 21.27 lbs with pedals!

Industry Description:

The 1999 Litespeed Appalachian was a titanium cyclocross bike that stood at a crossroads of technology and tradition. At the time, titanium frames were still a premium offering, prized for their light weight, impressive strength, and legendary durability. Litespeed, a brand known for pioneering titanium bicycle construction, offered the Appalachian as a high-performance option for riders seeking a versatile and lively machine.

While cyclocross racing was gaining popularity in the late 1990s, the Appalachian’s geometry blurred the lines between disciplines. Its aggressive handling made it perfect for navigating the technical demands of cyclocross courses, but its comfortable riding position also allowed for comfortable endurance rides or exploring gravel paths. This versatility, combined with the cutting-edge titanium frame material, made the 1999 Litespeed Appalachian a desirable bike for riders who craved both performance and comfort. However, the high price tag associated with titanium frames kept it out of reach for many cyclists, leaving it a niche offering within the Litespeed lineup.

 


Bike Spec for 1999 Litespeed Appalachian 57cm:
  • Frame: TIG-welded, 3Al/2.5V titanium
  • Fork:  Kinesis, Aluminum, unicrown crown
  • Wheels: 700c wheels, Shimano Ultegra Hubs, Mavic Open Pro, 32-hole Rims, Wheelsmith stainless steel, 2.0mm double-butted, Alloy nipples
  • Tires: New! Bontrager Gravel King Tire 700x35c
  • Crankset:  Shimano Ultegra, 52/42/30 teeth 175mm FC-6500/6503
  • Pedals: New Platform
  • Shifter: Shimano Ultegra STI Dual Control ST-6501
  • Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra, FD-6503
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra, RD-6500
  • Cog: Shimano Ultegra 9-speed, 12 – 25 teeth CS-6500
  • BrakesetShimano Deore XT M-System brakes, Shimano Ultegra STI levers
  • Seat Post: American Classic 27.2mm
  • Handlebars:  Kona Cross 46cm
  • Stem:  Ritchey Comp alloy 50mm
  • Tape: New tape
  • Cables and Housing: Jagwire/Shimano

Bicycle Frame Geometry
Bicycle Frame Geometry for 1999 Litespeed Appalachian 57cm:
  • A) Seat Tube: 56cm Center to Center
  • B) Effective Seat Tube: 57cm
  • C) Effective Top Tube: 56m
  • D) Top Tube: 56cm
  • E) Wheel Base: 120cm
  • F) Standover Height to Top Tube: 82cm/ 32.5inches
  • G) Head Tube: 11 cm
  • H) Reach: 37cm
  • I) Stack: 57cm

Note: Measurements can be .5 +/-


Every bike I sell has been tuned up ($200+ Value at any Bike Shop), and everything is in excellent condition.

The Guy High-Performance Tune-up:

  • Wash Bike
  • Adjusting Hubs (Overhaul if needed)
  • True Wheels
  • Installing tubes and tires (if needed)
  • Adjusting Headset
  • Adjust Front and Rear Derailleur
  • Drive Train Clean (in sonic cleaner) and lube
    • Chain
    • Cassette
    • Front Derailleur
    • Rear Derailleur
    • Crankset
  • Adjusting Brakes and Clean Inspect Brake Pads
  • Installing any Cable and Housing (if needed)
  • Wrap Bars (if needed)
  • Safety inspection of the frame and all parts
  • Detail Polish

So, purchase USED with confidence that you will have a finely tuned bike


A little about the seller:

I’ve been in the cycling industry for more than 30 years (I know, that makes me old!). I’ve been a professional bicycle mechanic for most of those years, including working locally at Lee’s Cyclery before they became Trek Stores. Now I work from home as a Customer Success Manager for a software team. But I still love fixing up and working on bikes, and riding them too!

Purchase from me with peace of mind. Not only can you trust my years of experience, but I will also fit you for the bike and provide any mechanical insight at the time of purchase. No warranties or refunds are provided. The bikes are sold as-is. But It includes follow-up minor adjustments and fitting if needed within the first 30 days if sold locally.


Shipping information:

I ship UPS Ground and the bike is disassembled. I do have a video to help in putting back together.  Usually, it’s the Bars, Front Wheel, Pedals, and Seatpost that need to be put back on. I try to keep it simple. It will be packed very well, but if you see any damage to the box or bike keep the box and packing material plus, take pictures. I do insure all bikes that are shipped and require a signature. In addition, if shipped out of Colorado, there is no Sales Tax.

 

Colorado customers, try to buy Local. Info below:


For Local Purchases Only:

 

If you’re local to Loveland, Colorado, it is highly recommended to come to check it out in person. A professional fitting is included with each bike sold to ensure you have the right size bike and it fits you. All bike showings are by appointment only, so feel free to grab some time off of my calendar.

 

Purchase from me with peace of mind. Not only can you trust my years of experience, but I will also fit you for the bike and provide any mechanical insight at the time of purchase. The bikes are sold as-is. No warranties or refunds, provided. But it INCLUDES follow-up minor adjustments and fitting if needed within the first 30 days.

 

Also, be sure to like my Facebook page, I Know A Guy – Bicycles, Twitter @IKAGBicycles and Instagram

Additional information

Weight35 lbs
Dimensions50 × 9 × 30 in