I really like the idea of anodizing my own designs onto a titanium frame, but I would really like not to destroy a frame I care about perfecting this particular skill. Any clever ideas on where I could find an old titanium frame to practice on? I want to try my hand at stripping and brushing/polishing too, which is why I need an actual frame with some decals on rather than just some scrap titanium pieces. I'd rather not spend a fortune on this (I think around $100 would be my limit), but since it could be crashed and busted to heck for all I care I'm hoping that would bring the price down.
I'm looking in the usual places (ebay and Craigslist), but since "buy my old and busted ti frame - its a real POS and could kill you if ridden" doesn't seem to be a common selling tactic, the options are limited (I may get lucky, but I may not).
Anyone have any cool ideas on where to find an old frame? I know very few people who bike locally unfortunately, so I'm hard pressed to find anything in the immediate area. If anyone reading this happens to have crashed their Litespeed into a tree then feel free to pm me - if its in the Phildelphia area I'll even give you a free ride to the hospital.