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Old 02-28-19, 03:49 AM
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Bikes: Ti Airborne Valkyrie - converted to 650b wheeled "all-road bike" / Vitus 992 converted to 650b / modified Swift folder

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OK so I sold my folder with the poor geometry from the famous folding bike mfgr and thinking that i'd save some money this time I ordered a Xootr frame & seatpost from Peter. It arrived today and it's massive. The frame / seatpost - without fork or riser - weighs 7.3 pounds!!! (More than twice what a new Cannondale CAAD12 full-sized frameset weighs!) As a registered Weight Weenie I simply can't build a bike based on a boat anchor so i'm 99% certain that i'm going to order a Ti frame.

So my question for those of you who already own one is: What changes would you request in a new frame based on your experience? Geometry? Lighter tubing? more / different cable guides? Water bottle placement?

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