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Old 10-10-12, 10:43 PM   #1
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Titanium - ultimate bike



Custom Merlin titanium frame

titanium pedals with custom titanium toeclips

titanium handlebar, stem, headset & fork

Morati titanium crank, chainrings, chainring bolts, cogs, titanium chain

Araya titanium rims with titanium spokes

titanium seat, seatpost & seat post bolt

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Old 10-10-12, 10:45 PM   #2
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mmmm bendy.

Pretty sure carleton could break that.
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Old 10-10-12, 10:52 PM   #3
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Whats the weight on this?
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Old 10-10-12, 10:59 PM   #5
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Why.
So when you get hit by a car and go down the bike makes all kinds of awesome sparks and puts on a show for the witnesses before they leave.
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Old 10-10-12, 11:01 PM   #6
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I've seen this posted elsewhere before.

That titanium would've been better used on a road bike IMO.
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Old 10-10-12, 11:16 PM   #7
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It seems nice, but that saddle looks painful.
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Old 10-10-12, 11:35 PM   #8
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I've seen this posted elsewhere before.
Found it, it was from '07

http://pedaldamnit.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html
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Old 10-10-12, 11:40 PM   #9
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Would ride the hell out of that. Not with that saddle, though -- that thing looks it could end up inside your butt if you make one false move.

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Old 10-10-12, 11:51 PM   #10
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Would ride the hell out of that. Not with that saddle, though -- that thing looks it could end up inside your butt if you make one false move.
That was an interesting mental image...
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didn't competitive cyclist buy merlin from litespeed awhile back with promises to re-build the brand? too bad been no progress there...
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Old 10-11-12, 05:30 AM   #12
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Pretty sure we have a thread where you show off pictures of your bike.
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Old 10-11-12, 06:27 AM   #13
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Yep, I got that from my friend Ben Mok's blogspot....Sadly he has passed away, killed by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle. He was knocked down on 21 Mar 2010 at 09.25pm and was in coma until he died on 24 Mar 2010.
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That sucks. (The death, not the bike. I'm indifferent about the bike.)
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why aren't the tires titanium?

or the bearings inside the headset?


kinda over it.
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needs titanium straps too.
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Old 10-11-12, 12:05 PM   #17
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Sick markaitch foot retention bro.
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No Ti nipples?!? Fail!!!

Fantastic Ti fetish piece, though. A+ for effort and execution.
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Cool, but I'm never buying a new bike with a quill stem ever again. Ever.
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Cool, but I'm never buying a new bike with a quill stem ever again. Ever.
by far the most weight-irresponsible choice on this bike. but to hold that opinion regardless of weight concerns is... well, i think it's dumb. i love my two quill bikes. i hope for a third.
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I haven't seen the Morati name in a long time. They make a nice ti bike as well, wonder if they are still around...

that saddle looks like a great way to slice your femoral artery
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Old 10-11-12, 08:42 PM   #22
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I know that there is a charge plug frame that is Ti, but that thing is rare and $1200 for the frame.
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So when you get hit by a car and go down the bike makes all kinds of awesome sparks and puts on a show for the witnesses before they leave.
Titanium != Magnesium
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ti fork is my only real concern. having ridden some considerably beefier welded ti mtb forks that were flexy as hell, this road fork (is that really lugged?) has got to be scary. put a nice carbon front end on and i'd ride it like a boss.

oh, and you could have used ti foil ribbon to wrap the bars maybe?
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http://www.bti-usa.com/public/category/BK/FRFR/CH#

Charge Plug Titantium 700c frame.
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