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Saved from the trash! Ovalized Titanium 650b? Any info on this bike?

Old 01-29-21, 04:53 PM
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Saved from the trash! Ovalized Titanium 650b? Any info on this bike?

Saved from the trash. I'm guessing early 90s? Ovalized Titanium Tubes. Unable to find any info.Tri-bike? There is a sticker on the from that say 75 years 1993. Any one have any ideas?







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Old 01-29-21, 04:56 PM
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Looks like their 15 year anniversary to me -not 75 yrs.

I have no idea on the brand, but that is a big bike.
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Old 01-29-21, 05:38 PM
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The sticker 100% says "titanium", but is it? Go find a magnet...
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Maybe ask the mods to move this thread to C&V.
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It's not steel.
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Old 01-29-21, 05:43 PM
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C&V say no Brifters... 1993 vintage?
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Old 01-29-21, 05:44 PM
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Good catch! 15 year anniversary. That just makes my ID harder.
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Old 01-29-21, 05:49 PM
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Is it a 15 year anniversary of a specific event, or a shop, in Kona HA? Stickers...

Fantastic find if it's Ti, it's massive but strip it down and clean it up, and if you can find a home for it, what a deal!
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The frame is big but it is offset by the 650c wheels. Good find though.
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Torque Cycles bike shop in England. Naah.

two biggest ti frame makers:
Sandvik sold under many names.
Litespeed also made frame for a number of vendors. You might contact Lynsky and ask if they recall selling Litespeed made ti frames as Torque.

What a lame name. Nearly impossible to www search when the word has a far more popular use even in conjunction with bicycle.

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Its 650c which is a different size than 650b
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Strangely interesting looking bike. Like one designed by a committee. Nice find
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I remember Torque vaguely; tri and MTB stuff as I recall. Maybe they advertised in Mountain Bike Action magazine, or was a house brand for some shop...can’t recall right now.
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Originally Posted by hillyman View Post
Strangely interesting looking bike. Like one designed by a committee. Nice find
One reason for the odd frame proportions is that the 650c wheels necessitate a much longer head tube and longer seat atys for a particular frame size
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
One reason for the odd frame proportions is that the 650c wheels necessitate a much longer head tube and longer seat atys for a particular frame size

I've seen more extreme than OPs find. All cool. Just different
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nice save!

why not knock of the door of whomever tossed it? maybe a tri bike from Hawaii?
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