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Old 10-11-19, 11:34 AM
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My last post was poorly worded. What I should say is ``some Ti riders need to denigrate other materials``

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Old 10-11-19, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I don't need to denigrate other materials to justify my ti purchase, and I don't do so. I have non-standard body geometry, so custom works better for me. I wanted a new custom frame designed by someone who is well-versed in fitting people. (My previous custom IF steel frame was fit by someone who was not so good at that.) I am also somewhat neglectful with bikes, so I wanted something that will not rust. Just so happens that someone local fit the bill. And as for price, it really wasn't that expensive. IIRC, frame was $3,500 + a couple hundred for the coloring. It was a present to myself for paying off my mortgage in only 11 years.

I have never ridden a carbon bike, so I am not qualified to comment on the material. I'd like try one though. I am curious to see how one feels. But I am not a bike collector/amasser. I have one road bike and one steel touring bike for self-contained touring and commuting/around town transportation. As such. I am not going to add one to my lineup when I don't need another bike.
We can all agree that you have a very pretty bike...there is no need to put down other people's choices.

It happens here (and in other forums) that some individuals find it necessary to put other people's choice in order to bolster or support their own choices.

Reminds me of Gulliver's Travel to the land of Lilliput, where which end of an egg a person cracks becomes the basis of a deep political rift within that nation.

have we all become a bunch of Lilliputians here?
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
have we all become a bunch of Lilliputians here?
I am 6' 2", so not me.
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Originally Posted by aclinjury
You're like that guy sitting in the white house, who thinks he's being funny and laughing at his own jokes.
What you call being funny sarcastic, I call it being a class clown. Yes, lots of class clowns have made successful careers out of being stupid funny in public.
Look, how adorable, an old angry Ti guy.

You need to watch your blood pressure bro, you are going to have an aneurysm.

Peace out.

BTW, here is a class clown, incredibly funny, incredibly talented, and one heck of a cyclist. Study him and maybe you will learn to have a more relaxed outlook on life.


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Are we really judging people and their personality based on the material of their chosen frame?
Here's my ti framed softride, just to throw it in with the bunch.


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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I am 6' 2", so not me.
Should have been more specific...mental Lilliputians.

How is that?
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@GnipGnop, that’s an interesting ride. How do you adjust seat height?
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I like my Ti bike so much I bought another.
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Old 10-16-19, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
@GnipGnop, thatís an interesting ride. How do you adjust seat height?
There's a bolt where the carbon beam connects to the frame. Loosen that and the entire beam moves up and down. you can also side the seat along the beam for and aft, along with the seat angle being adjustable. You can even reverse the seat mounting hardware if you want to raise the position of the seat relative to the beam.
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Originally Posted by GnipGnop
Are we really judging people and their personality based on the material of their chosen frame?
Here's my ti framed softride, just to throw it in with the bunch.

Wow that's crazy, I like it. Any issues when you have to unclip and stop?
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Here's my baby!
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Originally Posted by jadocs
Wow that's crazy, I like it. Any issues when you have to unclip and stop?
Luckily I'm 6'0 and have fairly long legs so stand over height is not an issue for me. Stand close to the stem and you're fine. Getting on is just as easy. Tilt the bike over, swing a leg over and then tilt it up and stand up
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Jadocs, +1 for aligning the yellow spokes!
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Originally Posted by GnipGnop
Jadocs, +1 for aligning the yellow spokes!
Ha! I've been watching GCN LOL
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Originally Posted by GnipGnop
There's a bolt where the carbon beam connects to the frame. Loosen that and the entire beam moves up and down. you can also side the seat along the beam for and aft, along with the seat angle being adjustable. You can even reverse the seat mounting hardware if you want to raise the position of the seat relative to the beam.
Thanks for the info, that was helpful.
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Originally Posted by velopig
My last post was poorly worded. What I should say is ``some Ti riders need to denigrate other materials``
My recognition that titanium is a superior frame material is in no way intended to be a slight to lesser bikes. I am thrilled to see people finding joy riding inferior materials.
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