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    My Ti frame triple broke at a weld

    Fortunately, I can limp along with my steel-is-real bi-focals and my plastic fantastic single-vision sunnys.

    Optician says I only need a top frame, about half the price of a full frame. And the new top frame should be in by Friday.
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    And people say we don't need a moderator!
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    If their trifocals, then the title is 100% accurate.

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    Ti frame breakage

    Has ti welding has it problems. such has not welding with Oxigen present while welding Ti can and does break. And no oxigen inside tube either
    Charles

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    Not Bad, Not bad at All!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Fortunately, I can limp along with my steel-is-real bi-focals and my plastic fantastic single-vision sunnys.

    Optician says I only need a top frame, about half the price of a full frame. And the new top frame should be in by Friday.
    Saturday, I was hiking with a friend who was using Leki Titanium Trekking poles. On a steep, downhill grade, one of the poles snapped right in the middle and he was lucky not to have been hurt. They have a lifetime guarantee, but still.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTopBiker View Post
    Saturday, I was hiking with a friend who was using Leki Titanium Trekking poles. On a steep, downhill grade, one of the poles snapped right in the middle and he was lucky not to have been hurt. They have a lifetime guarantee, but still.....
    With lifetime guarantees, one must always ask, "whose lifetime?"
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    My Ti driver cracked.

    Must have been the tremendous swing speed that I generate at 60+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    If their trifocals, then the title is 100% accurate.
    They are.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


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    And I was concerned about so-called "catastrophic failure" with my OCLV carbon frame -- looks like Ti is the material we should all be worried about!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    And people say we don't need a moderator!
    Moderator, we don't need no stinkin' moderator!!

    (with apologies to fans of a classic film, "Treasure of the Sierra Madre")
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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    On a serious note if you have not tried Titanium framed glasses you should. I am very hard on frames (I don't wear them all the time so you know what happens) and I have had my Titanium frames for over 3 years, a record. If I bend them (hard to do) I just bend them back.
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    My Ti glasses frame snapped at the bridge the day before I was scheduled to leave for vacation. My prescription was too old to get anyone to fill it. I had to finagle an appointment to get my vision checked and get a set of glasses, all in one day. It is doable but not fun.

    The reason I got the Ti frames last time was because they showed me how flexible they were and how they would not break like steel ones. Ha. Well, they did last 5 years so I can't really complain but they broke where there is no way to fix them - in the middle of the bridge. It's just a single thin piece of metal there and there is no glue surface to speak of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Moderator, we don't need no stinkin' moderator!!

    (with apologies to fans of a classic film, "Treasure of the Sierra Madre")

    Or "The Blues Brothers" as the case may be... B)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnighbor View Post
    Has ti welding has it problems. such has not welding with Oxigen present while welding Ti can and does break. And no oxigen inside tube either
    Charles
    No welding, Ti or other, can be done (properly) with oxygen present.
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