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My Custom Titanium Bike

Old 09-15-14, 01:20 AM
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My Custom Titanium Bike






  • custom titanium frame and fork
  • Shimano Alfine 8-speed rear hub
  • Shimano XT front hub
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • H Plus Son TB14 rims
  • DT Swiss Spokes
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II tires (700x25c)
  • Soma Sparrow handlebars
  • Brooks Slender Grips red
  • Thompson stem
  • Chris King headset
  • Thompson seatpost collar
  • Thompson Masterpiece setback seatpost
  • Brooks Limited Edition B15 Swallow red
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive (50T, 24T, 113T)
  • FSA Gimondi crankset
  • Phil Wood bottom bracket
  • All-City Wallner pedals
  • PDW The Bird bottle cage

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Old 09-15-14, 06:23 AM
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did you build the frame?
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Old 09-15-14, 06:30 AM
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That belt drive is pretty cool. Than again so is the rest of the bike.
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Old 09-15-14, 07:27 AM
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What dropouts did you use?

Can we get a clearer photo of the fork? That looks very sweet!
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Old 09-15-14, 07:44 AM
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That is beautiful.
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I see no stay splitters and don't see a dropout that splits to allow belt replacement. Perhaps my eyes aren't good today

Also the frame builder name would be nice to have. Andy.
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Old 09-15-14, 10:05 AM
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if he didn't built the frame, the thread is in the wrong place. That's why I asked
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Old 09-15-14, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I see no stay splitters and don't see a dropout that splits to allow belt replacement. Perhaps my eyes aren't good today

Also the frame builder name would be nice to have. Andy.
Frame split is on the rear right seatstay. Bolts are fastened on the inside, which is why you can't see it.


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Old 09-15-14, 02:37 PM
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if he didn't built the frame, the thread is in the wrong place. That's why I asked
Me with assistance.
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Old 09-15-14, 03:35 PM
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that's pretty cool, can you give us any more details?
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
that's pretty cool, can you give us any more details?
What kind of details?
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Old 09-15-14, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by george..k View Post
Frame split is on the rear right seatstay. Bolts are fastened on the inside, which is why you can't see it.


Ooooo...Sneaky!
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Old 09-15-14, 06:52 PM
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Well done!
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Originally Posted by george..k View Post
What kind of details?
I'd suspect he means since we're in the Framebuilding forum, can you share how you built the frame, not the bike (as cool as it is). Looks unbelievable by the way!
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Old 10-08-14, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bill meyer View Post
I'd suspect he means since we're in the Framebuilding forum, can you share how you built the frame, not the bike (as cool as it is). Looks unbelievable by the way!
I got titanium pipes, I welded them together.
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I got titanium pipes, I welded them together.
I think most of us worked that much out already!
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Originally Posted by george..k View Post
I got titanium pipes, I welded them together.
Sounds hard. You're very talented.
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Man of few words...
It is a really cool bike, clean, and simple.
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George really wonderful your bike titanium. they told me that titanium is superior to carbon and aluminum is true in your opinion? I wanted to buy one and this makes me mad De Rosa Titanio Solo 2015 Chiama per lo Sconto - TecnoBici Shop aspect tips
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George really wonderful your bike titanium. they told me that titanium is superior to carbon and aluminum is true in your opinion? I wanted to buy one and this makes me mad De Rosa Titanio Solo 2015 Chiama per lo Sconto - TecnoBici Shop aspect tips
I've never ridden one, but it's as stronger than aluminum, and it may rideharsher than carbon, I still want one, though, unpainted just like his... maybe sprayed with metalcast.
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Old 12-03-14, 05:04 PM
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How harsher a material rides is largely independent of the material but is completely design dependent. One could make a TI frame be far stiffer and less compliant then any AL, steel, or carbon frame yet made. But it might weigh a bunch more then one would otherwise expect. By the same token one could make an AL frame ride far softer that any steel frame (in fact they have, just try any old Alan or Vitus) but the AL frame might not have the strength or longevity of the steel one.

We work with Seven for our custom bikes at work. We've had one of the stiffest frames I've even ridden go through our shop this Summer. Yet a couple of years ago we did a frame for a thin female rider who was riding 24hr events and was a real flexible flyer. Same material, nearly the same size, vastly different result. Andy.
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Slick frame and build. I've always wanted to try a ride on a belt drive.. some day..
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