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Join Date: Aug 2003
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Here ya go:
Now that everything is carbon, does titanium qualify as retro?
While an array of manufacturers has been touting the wonders of carbon this and carbon that, some remain committed to the lightweight elegance of titanium.
Bruce Gordon said he's finally tired of making elaborate "show bikes" for the trade show and decided this year to make a bike that he wanted."You put a lot of time and effort into those things and then you never end up selling them, anyway," said Gordon. "This time I figured I'd bring a bike that I will end up riding myself... and it's my town bike I use the most." One thing Gordon noticed about his old town bike is that despite the Gordon racks it sports, he always found himself "looking for bags or panniers to put on."
So this time, he built himself a custom set of (gulp) titanium bike baskets
for his newest ride.
Not for sale, Gordon simply asked "what kinda car do you drive?" when pushed for a price if he were to produce the lightweight utilitarian accessories. The titanium wires in the mesh are individually attached.
"I have somewhere around 500 individual 1mm holes drilled into the frame," he said. Each wire end was then welded from the outside and ground down and polished off.
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