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    Congrats on the find. I'm sure it will work well for you. Anything that gets you back into cycling is a good thing. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo View Post
    From a stiffness perspective I doubt there would be a noticeable difference between the two. In terms of road vibration dampening:

    1) Carbon Fiber
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    3) Al

    I'm leaning towards the Ti just because it really is a sweet seat post.
    ars longa, vita brevis

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    It's not a road bike, but it's a ti that I ride on the road.

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    my touring bike somewhere in the middle of washington. so many good miles on this bike.

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    I recently completed building up this polished 1996 Litespeed Classic frame that I purchased from a BF member over 5 years ago (!). I spent a year gathering the parts, then got busy with life and job until a couple of months ago. The frame and parts were in storage in my basement until I recently took everything out and put it all together. The drivetrain is Campagnolo Centaur from 2008/2009 except for the Chorus rear derailleur (got a great deal on it). I chose to get the silver alloy version of the Centaur brifters, and also other alloy parts (vs. carbon). It sort of goes well with the polished TI frame, IMO I am very happy with the bike and I learned a lot about putting together a more modern bike than what I'm used to working with. It's smoooooth .



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    Mine's gone through a few small changes since I posted last. Still going strong


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    06 Merlin Compact , down to 14 lbs , since my last post I have added Planet X brakes, Kcnc ti cassette, 170g Bontrager tires , the bike started out at 18 lbs a year ago . I plan on keeping the triple for those Colorado Climbs on my Vacation this year , yes go ahead and call me a wimp , but the 50 year knees are not what they use to be ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastwister View Post
    06 Merlin Compact , down to 14 lbs , since my last post I have added Planet X brakes, Kcnc ti cassette, 170g Bontrager tires , the bike started out at 18 lbs a year ago . I plan on keeping the triple for those Colorado Climbs on my Vacation this year , yes go ahead and call me a wimp , but the 50 year knees are not what they use to be ......
    Just beautiful. My '11 Merlin Extralight is still over 17lbs =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Mine's gone through a few small changes since I posted last. Still going strong

    Motobecane Century Apex (or Rival) with upgraded handlebars and saddle? I have the same bike. It's a really stiff bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastwister View Post
    06 Merlin Compact , down to 14 lbs , since my last post I have added Planet X brakes, Kcnc ti cassette, 170g Bontrager tires , the bike started out at 18 lbs a year ago . I plan on keeping the triple for those Colorado Climbs on my Vacation this year , yes go ahead and call me a wimp , but the 50 year knees are not what they use to be ......
    Great looking bike, and what a job you did getting the bike down to 14 pounds! Dang. You must race a lot? How long will those TI gears last? What wheels are those? (I couldn't read the brand on my monitor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Motobecane Century Apex (or Rival) with upgraded handlebars and saddle? I have the same bike. It's a really stiff bike.
    Those Motobecanes are the best deal anywhere for a quality titanium bike, I would match it up any time to the much more expensive Habanero. I was going to buy one (Century model) but starting over a year and a half ago they couldn't get my size in any of the TI bikes, and they wanted to go to disk brakes which I didn't want, they still don't have my size in the Century (Team?) or the any of the other TI road bikes! So I settled on a Lynskey which I got on a introductory sale price. Not sure why Bikes Direct isn't getting anymore TI bikes in, kind of weird, but they obviously lost my business among I'm sure quite a few others.

    By the way, the Habanero, which is made in China, was more expensive then my Lynskey made in America even after all the price increases Lynskey has had on the Silver series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastwister View Post
    06 Merlin Compact , down to 14 lbs , since my last post I have added Planet X brakes, Kcnc ti cassette, 170g Bontrager tires , the bike started out at 18 lbs a year ago . I plan on keeping the triple for those Colorado Climbs on my Vacation this year , yes go ahead and call me a wimp , but the 50 year knees are not what they use to be ......
    14lbs with that triple .... NFW ..... you need a new scale. The Topolino wheelset is fairly light but there is nothing on the bike uber weight weenie. My guess is with pedals that bike is easily over 15lbs ... maybe more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastwister View Post
    06 Merlin Compact , down to 14 lbs , since my last post I have added Planet X brakes, Kcnc ti cassette, 170g Bontrager tires , the bike started out at 18 lbs a year ago . I plan on keeping the triple for those Colorado Climbs on my Vacation this year , yes go ahead and call me a wimp , but the 50 year knees are not what they use to be ......
    14lbs with that triple .... NFW ..... you need a new scale. The Topolino wheelset is fairly light but there is nothing on the bike uber weight weenie. My guess is with pedals that bike is easily over 15lbs ... maybe more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Motobecane Century Apex (or Rival) with upgraded handlebars and saddle? I have the same bike. It's a really stiff bike.
    It's the Lechampion Apex with FSA omega compact bars and the saddle is a Performance bike Forte SL.

    I've had it for ~18 months and have been really happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo View Post
    14lbs with that triple .... NFW ..... you need a new scale. The Topolino wheelset is fairly light but there is nothing on the bike uber weight weenie. My guess is with pedals that bike is easily over 15lbs ... maybe more.
    Ooookay ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post


    Nice looking rig. How do you like your groupset / hydraulic disc brakes?

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    I am so jealous, I love the new Salsa disc bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    I am so jealous, I love the new Salsa disc bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo View Post
    Nice looking rig. How do you like your groupset / hydraulic disc brakes?

    Thanks...I dig the bike very much. I'm loving the wheels as well...

    Not hydraulic...Avid BB-7 Road cable actuated... Nevertheless, I love them, stop me on a dime and I'm 205# @ 5'10"...

    The groupset is Ultegra 6700... CX70 46t/36t chainset, 12-30 cassette in the rear... I am pondering a wee bit lower gearing due to some short but steep climbs in my area... I have one hill .3 miles long that averages 13% and pitches to 24-29% at certain points, I caught some leaves on it my last climb, rear tire slipped and after my momentum was gone I was cooked...A few other short but nasty ones as well on trails that just happen to be on very convenient routes...

    or I should just HTFU...lmao
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    Yeah. I agree. Nice looking bike.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    1997 GT Edge! Made in the USA
    Polished Ti with DA7700, Cinelli Ti grammo stem, Campy Chorus Ti post, Ti rail Selle Italia saddle, with a 1" CK to finish it off...
    This is my daily rider!

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    Talk about a blast from the past nice!

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    Titanium Bianchi

    Resized.jpgTitanium Bianchi: Just picked it up today at a local swap meet. The picture is how it was purchased, probably going to put my Mavic Ksyrium SL's on it tomorrow.

    This is my first post so I am sorry that the picture is so small.
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    My pride and joy.


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    Here is my bike. Thinking of putting a little color into it with bar tape but not sure. Kind of like the subdued look.
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