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Old 09-04-07, 08:38 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-04-07, 09:19 AM   #2
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Old 09-04-07, 09:24 AM   #3
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If their trifocals, then the title is 100% accurate.
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Old 09-04-07, 09:29 AM   #4
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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
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Old 09-04-07, 09:34 AM   #5
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Old 09-04-07, 12:24 PM   #6
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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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Old 09-04-07, 01:37 PM   #7
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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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If their trifocals, then the title is 100% accurate.
They are.
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Old 09-05-07, 08:47 PM   #10
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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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Old 09-06-07, 10:35 AM   #12
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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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Old 09-06-07, 11:12 AM   #13
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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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Or "The Blues Brothers" as the case may be... B)
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Old 09-06-07, 01:52 PM   #15
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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
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No welding, Ti or other, can be done (properly) with oxygen present.
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