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    My Ti shortlist so far: DeSalvo, Kish, Quiring, Strong -- suggestions?

    I am thinking about taking the plunge and ordering a custom titanium sport touring frame. My list of builders so far include DeSalvo, Kish, Quiring, and Strong. Are these builders pretty much at the same level? Are there any others that I should be considering in this general price range ($2250-$2650)? Thanks!

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    My Steve Potts is top notch.
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    Steve Potts would be one of my top choices, but his frames are a bit out of my range.

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    Kish and Strong list their prices on their websites. So how much does a Steve Potts go for?

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    Hampsten seems to start at 3 grand for frame and fork. Higher than 2600 obviously but does include the fork.

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    Bill Davidson, Seattle. See link in my sig -- see titanium gallery on his website.

    My Davidson is a "sport touring" frame; they're truly custom builds, you can get them any way you want. Mine has eyelets for fenders, 135mm spacing, long chainstays, and a custom-made steel fork.

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    Bill Holland:

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    there isn't anyone that's better with Ti. Although, I am not sure what his price range is....
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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    How would Seven or Spectrum compare to the ones listed above?

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    In reality, all of these folks make great bikes. Your price range may be the limiting factor for some of them. For the others, I would pick the one who has a style or philosophy that you connect with.

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    Dave A, thanks for the advice. I was a bit paranoid after seeing other people post about their titanium frame issues.

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    If I had a one percent concern with a material I wouldn't use it in a touring frame. If I had an ethics concern with a girl, I might go out with her, but I wouldn't marry her. Don't see the percentage over the long haul. Fall back on steel.

    What does Gordon charge for a Ti frame?

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    I have a DeSalvo cross bike I had rack mounts put on the back..........the day it leaves me it will be prized out of my cold dead hands.

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    Several people on cyclingforum.com have Strong bikes and say nothing but good things about them. A couple rave about how comfortable they are. Do aserach and you'll find their comments.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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