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FWIW, many Tachyon frames had the horizontal rear-entry ends. Mostly earlier examples, from what i gather.
I contacted Litespeed and they were able to tell me that this is a 1991 "Surburban" which was a variant on the Tachyon. It was actually the last "Surburban" they made.
 
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I contacted Litespeed and they were able to tell me that this is a 1991 "Surburban" which was a variant on the Tachyon. It was actually the last "Surburban" they made.
That's awesome, not just b/c it's the last of its kind, but b/c Litespeed actually named a fast bike after a 40-lb Chicago Schwinn "lightweight." Interestingly enough, the '91 Litespeed catalog doesn't list a "Suburban", but it does show a Tachyon with rear-entry drop-outs (although it also has a curved seat-tube...). http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Images/Litespeed-1991.pdf

The '90 catalog doesn't seem to name any models; just "road" and "mtn".
http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Images/Litespeed-1990.pdf

Regardless, that's a smokin'-HOTT deal on a classic titanium road frame; if it were 57 or 58cm frame, i'd have to explain to my wife why i just spent $400 on yet another old bike frame..... GLWS
 

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Regardless, that's a smokin'-HOTT deal on a classic titanium road frame; if it were 57 or 58cm frame, i'd have to explain to my wife why i just spent $400 on yet another old bike frame..... GLWS
yup, 60 cm and it'd be on its way to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Someone should buy this and build out a bike for their wife.
I have the 650C wheelset available too.