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    Nice Ti, Machka.

    Since you miraculously recovered your beloved Machak from the thief, how do you decide which to ride?
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    Nice Ti, Machka.

    Since you miraculously recovered your beloved Machak from the thief, how do you decide which to ride?
    Thanks!

    I also have a Thorn in the mix (and more in storage).

    Right now Machak needs a little bit of work, so he's resting. Most of the time I ride the Thorn because it is a really comfy bicycle over longer distances. And if my ride is going to involve a lot of hill climbing, the HASA (titanium) is the one for the job. It's a really good climber.

    I know this is going to sound really strange to some (especially looking at those photos), but I actually need to raise the handlebars on the HASA for it to be comfortable for longer distances. I have a health issue that requires quite an upright position.

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    I want to compare my Ti to yours if I move to Aus. I think it is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    I want to compare my Ti to yours if I move to Aus. I think it is the same.
    Where in Aus are you planning to move?

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    Maybe Melbourne.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    Maybe Melbourne.
    Not too far away. If you do, we will have to arrange to meet ... and compare our titaniums.

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    How is the ride comparison with a Titanium fork vs Carbon fork? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zymphad View Post
    How is the ride comparison with a Titanium fork vs Carbon fork? Just curious.
    If you're asking me, I don't have a titanium fork. It's a steel fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    If you're asking me, I don't have a titanium fork. It's a steel fork.
    Yes I saw that, it was just a general question. You can see the steel lugs in your pics and that thin tubing with curve at the wheel clincher very characteristic of steel fork. Hard to mistake for anything other than steel, at least to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    My titanium ... tonight ... faster than the speed of light ...


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    The photo of the bike on the edge of the water is scary.
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    Interesting video.
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    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
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    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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    Yeah it's nice to see that Chinese bike manufacturers are often not huge factories and are hand-made. Only a 1000 bikes from them. My bike Flyxii, believe they only produce 5000 bikes a year.

    I like seeing the combination of hand tools being used alongside the sophisticated machines. And the workers aren't rushing, they are being careful and checking over their work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruin11 View Post
    Here's my Lynskey

    When mine grows up, it wants to be a Helix! Beautiful bike!

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    This is my Bianchi 1996 Paris Roubaix, it was too heavy to race

    JimDSC03354.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cple4 View Post
    This is my Bianchi 1996 Paris Roubaix, it was too heavy to race

    JimDSC03354.jpg
    Wait, WHAT? WOW. How did you get your hands on that?

    If you're up for it, Please post a thread over in the 'classic and vintage' subforum.

    If you're not, PLEASE post more pictures, that's an amazing find, albeit an oddball one.

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    DSC03381.jpgDSC03382.jpgDSC03385.jpgDSC03386.jpgDSC03384.jpg A good friend of mine bought this from a collector in Italy, it came with low end parts and he lost interest. He knew I was a long time Bianchi fan and had welded a lot of titanium in the past, so we did a deal. It took a little effort to get the proper mid 90's Record parts, but it came out almost correct.

    I only know of one other Bianchi 1996 PR bike, and that's in Japan. Somewhere some body knows how many got built and where they went. They were not popular because of their weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    The photo of the bike on the edge of the water is scary.
    It was scary for me taking the photos too!! I've posted a few more of the water's edge photos on my Flickr site.

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    That Bianchi is sweet, in it's own very special bizarrely awesome way!

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    Just a little more information. In 1996 I was a member of the Fremont Ca. bicycle club, the west coast Bianchi distributor is in Hayward, just down the freeway.


    The club asked Bianchi to do a show and tell about what's new, the rep. brought a down hill racing frame and a down tube from a TI Megatube frame. The down tube was made from two sheets of titanium, formed and welded. The interesting thing was the sheets had small stiffeners formed into the sheet.


    I'm a long time welder/fabricator and needed to know how that was done, the Bianchi rep. didn't know, I guess only the factory that made the sheets knew.

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    upload ti.jpg

    Frame re-badged by UK bike shop, now stripped.
    Believed to be manufactured at Versteege, or wherever they had their own branded frames made.

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    My new Ritchey Breakaway cross. Built it up as a do-anything travel bike for road and light touring, with maybe a little gravel. Ultegra 10sp triple with room for a fat cassette in the back should I need it.

    I'm traveling a lot this year, the bike is definitely coming with me.


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    Upgraded from Ultegra 6700 to 6800 this weekend!


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    Why the saddle so far forward???

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    Because it's very comfortable?

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