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    Titanium Frames

    What bicycle manufacturers make Ti frames in SS/fix?
    Also, I've been out of the loop for a while recovering from surgery. What happened to Merlin? Their site seems to be down.
    Thanks y'all.

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    The only semi-off the shelf ti ss I know of is a pride cross frame with a single speed option. http://www.pridecyclesusa.com/cyclocross.html

    But your best option is going custom, and in that area Indy Fab could quite possibly be your most wallet friendly option.

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    Lynskey, $1100. Are you sure you want a Titanium SS? Nothing will be cheap.

    http://www.lynskeyperformance.com/st...eed/fixie.html

    I'm sure there's more but that's all I could think of off the top of my head.

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    With no drillings for bakes the Lynskey would not work as a SS.

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    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Independent Fabrications

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickLafayette View Post
    What bicycle manufacturers make Ti frames in SS/fix?
    Also, I've been out of the loop for a while recovering from surgery. What happened to Merlin? Their site seems to be down.
    Thanks y'all.
    If you don't mind my asking, but why Ti, guy?

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    ...probably because Ti looks cool, is lighter than a comparable steel bike, and rides smooth. It also lasts forever (not saying that the other materials don't, however).
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    ^ But most importantly, BLING!
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tFUnK View Post
    ...probably because Ti looks cool, is lighter than a comparable steel bike, and rides smooth. It also lasts forever (not saying that the other materials don't, however).
    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    ^ But most importantly, BLING!
    Then why is it not popular outside of boutique bikes?

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    Thanks for all the replies. Yeah, it would need to be drilled for brakes.
    Why Ti? Actually, I am a steel afficionado but, down here in south Louisiana, the humidity would rust the cardboard box the frame came in. And aluminum / carbon fiber are out of the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickLafayette View Post
    And aluminum / carbon fiber are out of the question.
    Since they would explode in the heat, obviously.
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    The banana has spoken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickLafayette View Post
    Thanks for all the replies. Yeah, it would need to be drilled for brakes.
    Why Ti? Actually, I am a steel afficionado but, down here in south Louisiana, the humidity would rust the cardboard box the frame came in. And aluminum / carbon fiber are out of the question.
    Why are aluminum and carbon out of the question? Both are effective, inexpensive, and ubiquitous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Why are aluminum and carbon out of the question?
    For the same reason the bike has to be titanium.
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    The banana has spoken.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "This rides nearly as nicely as your mom."

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    I'm still pondering the whole "it would rust the cardboard box the frame came in."

    You don't need Ti dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Then why is it not popular outside of boutique bikes?
    Too expensive (raw materials and labor) to mass produce.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    You don't need Ti dude.
    My aluminum and carbon road bikes are faster than my Ti. My carbon roadie is more comfortable than the Ti. They all weigh about the same. The Ti is just more classy and sexy.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    I don't need another bike, either. But that's the beauty of being me. I can buy anything I want. Carbon and aluminum are out because I want a different ride for my next project. I have 2 Cervelo's for my other riding. I had a beautiful chrome moly frame, I won't mention the name, that rusted despite the internal treatment for just that situation. I never owned a Ti bike before, nor a SS/fix, and decided that will be my next project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    You don't need Ti dude.
    he wants Ti.

    get you a 953 stainless frame.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickLafayette View Post
    I don't need another bike, either. But that's the beauty of being me. I can buy anything I want. Carbon and aluminum are out because I want a different ride for my next project. I have 2 Cervelo's for my other riding. I had a beautiful chrome moly frame, I won't mention the name, that rusted despite the internal treatment for just that situation. I never owned a Ti bike before, nor a SS/fix, and decided that will be my next project.
    That's what I was wondering. If you want it just because you want it, that's cool, too.

    If money is no object, the Litespeed is one way to go: http://www.litespeed.com/2006/custom.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickLafayette View Post
    I can buy anything I want.
    Hmm in that case what would it take for me to convince you that you want to buy me a bike as well...
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    haters will hate...you just keep your eyes on the ti prize mr. rick. i can't speak to ti SS road frames available today but i can speak to the material, and i think you're right to want it.

    i started with a ti mtb (kona) because the material is so tough (no rust, no dents, scratches disappear w/steel wool)...perfect for the application. still have it, built as a 22lb SS hardtail.

    but i was so impressed with the ride that i got a roadie (moots) soon after. this bike became my go-to for pretty much everything for the last 5ish years...tens of thousands of miles. what you read is (in general) true...lighter than steel with a similar 'lively' feel, a bit heavier than carbon and less stiff. pricey.

    i have first-rate rides in both steel (scapin) and carbon (time) as well, and the moots remains the everyday. plenty fast, and all-day comfortable (w/reynolds fork). the best formula today seems to be oversize tubes.

    a bunch of top ti builders, who may or may not make an SS road frame, which you may or may not be able to afford:

    moots
    seven
    independent fabrications
    lynskey
    eriksen
    black sheep
    kellogg/spectrum
    serotta
    strong
    potts
    kish
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    I am ****ing devoted too. I am moving into my friend's closet just so I can save up for bike stuff.
    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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