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Old 01-03-14, 02:56 PM   #1
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How many have bought Ti

only to be left wondering what the hoopla was about?
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Old 01-03-14, 03:09 PM   #2
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I am very pleased with my Habanero Ti.

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Old 01-03-14, 03:11 PM   #3
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Wait, does this have something to do with BikesDirect??
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I had a brief love affair with a Ti frame. I was definitely not disappointed. Seemed very comfortable to me and plenty stiff. Unfortunately, it was one size too big for me. I shouldn't have bought it in the first place, but the deal was so good.

That was probably 7-8 years ago. These days good carbon frames seem much more affordable to me than they did back then.
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Old 01-03-14, 03:20 PM   #5
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Which hoopla is that?
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I have a Ti bike but I didn't know there was any hoopla associated with it. I like it. I pedal and it goes...and it's shiny while doing so!
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Can't stand mine. Horrible piece of junk.
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I plan to ride mine for the rest of my life.
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Mine is perfectly suited to its particular use. But it's not meant to be a high performance road bike. For that, carbon can't be beat.
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only to be left wondering what the hoopla was about?
Was yours made in China?
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Old 01-03-14, 05:26 PM   #11
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What's not to like?

Looks like you're the only one bt.

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Old 01-03-14, 05:26 PM   #12
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Halfie, don't start. lol
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Old 01-03-14, 05:29 PM   #13
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Please describe said "hoopla".
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Old 01-03-14, 05:31 PM   #14
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It's already started. I'm just contributing.
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No, he just tried to light a fuse, but the fuse is wet. And cold, probably.
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I have a story about a friend with 3 Ti bikes, but I've told it already.
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Ah what the hell, tell it again!
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I have not bought Ti...









...yet.
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So it's not too late to save you from a lack of hoopla?
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I have not bought Ti...

...yet.
...I have. It makes me feel, what's the word ?...special.
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So it's not too late to save you from a lack of hoopla?
...lack of hoopla is essentially what destroyed my first marriage.
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I had read all the stories about the hoopla before I ordered mine. Actually, the hoopla is what pushed me over the edge to buy it. No regrets.

Nice try, though.
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I currently own 3 Ti road bikes. I highly prefer them to the carbon bikes I've had.
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Mine is one of the last Lynskey Litespeeds (built in Chattanooga).

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I had a Ti that I liked a lot. I went to carbon and from pure performance, the high mod carbon is better. Less flex but all day comfort. To note: I do not have experience with a large number of frames in either material.
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