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Old 03-03-19, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Pine Cone View Post
You are not missing anything.

Yup, I have a clamp above the problem solver and below the stempost. If you look at pix in post #266 you can see headtube, headset (silver), problem solver (black), clamp (blue), stempost.

Maybe Jur put the loose clamp below the problem solver,then clamped the stempost above the problem solver, adjusted the headset, clamped the clamp below the problem solver, loosened the stempost, removed the problem solver, replaced the stempost above the clamp.

That' exactly what I did.

I also introduced a suitably sized silicone O-ring under the bottom clamp. to absorb riding shocks. I found that no matter how hard I torqued the clamps down (without stripping them of course), over time the headset would relax a small amount. It's basically a lever problem and the leverage is huge, no stopping that. So I put the rubber ring and that solved the problem. It wasn't my own idea; I think I saw that in a King headset.
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Originally Posted by Pine Cone View Post
You are not missing anything.

Yup, I have a clamp above the problem solver and below the stempost. If you look at pix in post #266 you can see headtube, headset (silver), problem solver (black), clamp (blue), stempost.

Maybe Jur put the loose clamp below the problem solver,then clamped the stempost above the problem solver, adjusted the headset, clamped the clamp below the problem solver, loosened the stempost, removed the problem solver, replaced the stempost above the clamp.
Originally Posted by jur View Post
That' exactly what I did.

I also introduced a suitably sized silicone O-ring under the bottom clamp. to absorb riding shocks. I found that no matter how hard I torqued the clamps down (without stripping them of course), over time the headset would relax a small amount. It's basically a lever problem and the leverage is huge, no stopping that. So I put the rubber ring and that solved the problem. It wasn't my own idea; I think I saw that in a King headset.
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Old 05-29-19, 07:12 PM
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Hi all, anyone still reading this in mid-2019?

This is a great thread. So I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and flick Titanproduct an inquiry.
Basically, asking for the same as in the thread; frame, forks, seat post, headset, stem rise and bullhorn bars.

The cost has increased somewhat and is sitting just under USD $2000 (Including $160 shipping to Sydney Australia).
In my mind that has made it unfeasible, as with the crummy exchange rate at the moment it relates to AUD $3000.

And that means you can pick up a full bike, Brompton, Moulton or hopefully a Helix. Helix has been suffering some serious delays but is now actually shipping bikes out.

So I will wait till Helix stipulates a price, but one thing is for certain, the Ti Swift is not a cheap option.
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Originally Posted by the_pan_handle View Post
Hi all, anyone still reading this in mid-2019?

This is a great thread. So I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and flick Titanproduct an inquiry.
Basically, asking for the same as in the thread; frame, forks, seat post, headset, stem rise and bullhorn bars.

The cost has increased somewhat and is sitting just under USD $2000 (Including $160 shipping to Sydney Australia).
In my mind that has made it unfeasible, as with the crummy exchange rate at the moment it relates to AUD $3000.

And that means you can pick up a full bike, Brompton, Moulton or hopefully a Helix. Helix has been suffering some serious delays but is now actually shipping bikes out.

So I will wait till Helix stipulates a price, but one thing is for certain, the Ti Swift is not a cheap option.



None of the bikes you list are cheap, especially if your fetish is for titanium. If you want to economise, the aluminum Swift frame is still available for around $450 from Peter Reich at swiftfolders.com, though I've just read elsewhere on forums today that he's down to just 17 frame sets and I strongly suspect you'd have to get your order in immediately if you want one now. I've no experience with the ti Swift, but the aluminum one I have is totally excellent for what I love doing (riding fast over long distances in addition to being my all around bike). It really all depends on what you want. A Brompton is a great bike if you need something to fold very small, but it doesn't compare to a Swift for ride and it's full of proprietary non standard parts. The best of the Moultons are very fast high performance bikes and I suspect these would offer something comparable to a Swift as far as the ride, but these are not cheap at all, especially the very top of the line model which is the one with all the titanium bridge strutting. As for the Helix, I'll believe it when I see it. Production is slow. Although I've only seen photos, to me it doesn't look fast, sort of utility like. Fold is great for a bigger bike though, I'm sure.
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