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WSJ: Why Serious Cyclists Are Paying More for Titanium Bikes

Old 02-28-19, 10:22 PM
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WSJ: Why Serious Cyclists Are Paying More for Titanium Bikes

Haven't read this but it popped up in my feed and I figured someone in here would enjoy it.

Why Serious Cyclists Are Paying More for Titanium Bikes

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Old 02-28-19, 10:24 PM
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I ride thousands of miles a year, have ridden up a lot of passes and peaks, sometimes drive hundreds of miles for a ride. But I'm not a serious cyclist.
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You have to be a subscriber to read the story.

Only the first paragraph is visible.

They hooked me at "stylish bike frames " but lost me at "carbon fiber is today the go-to for serious cyclists with lots of cash."

I wouldn't pay to read that article. WSJ should stick to finance and economics.


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Lost me at "pay to read".
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People who don't know writing stuff they made up for people who don't care anyway.
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In other words the writer wants to curry favor with a particular frame-builder in hopes of getting a discount.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Titanium has a distinct downside—compared to carbon, it’s prohibitively expensive and difficult to work with—but that becomes a plus for aficionados.
I thought it was that the welds tend to crack spontaneously?
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Sorry, but the guy in spot on. Don't be hatin'.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH
You have to be a subscriber to read the story.

Only the first paragraph is visible.

They hooked me at "stylish bike frames " but lost me at "carbon fiber is today the go-to for serious cyclists with lots of cash."

I wouldn't pay to read that article. WSJ should stick to finance and economics.


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Yeah, when I want serious bicycle news reporting, I go straight to Yahoo. They had a really good story about big box bikes recently, blew the lid off an entire industry.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
Yeah, when I want serious bicycle news reporting, I go straight to Yahoo. They had a really good story about big box bikes recently, blew the lid off an entire industry.
As I pointed out in that thread, the article was from Bicycling, not Yahoo!

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I stand corrected, for the 27th time this week. However, you must make allowances for the fact that, that I'm in California, and it's only 4:23 am here. I can hardly wait for the sun to rise in the west so I can start my day.

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So much silliness passing off as serious writing.

Yes, Ti frames are great (I used to own a Litespeed Classic and it was a very good bike) but the article is supercilious in the extreme.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
People who don't know writing stuff they made up for people who don't care anyway.
Beat me to it

(And I own ti bikes)
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I too have a custom made-to-measure Ti frame but can't afford the fancy ones.

Do I still qualify as a serious cyclist?
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I own a Ti frame and serious cyclists won't even wave at me.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I too have a custom made-to-measure Ti frame but can't afford the fancy ones.
Sad.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I own a Ti frame and serious cyclists won't even wave at me.
Don’t feel bad, waving is over rated. Unless, of course, you are the Queen of England or are in a parade. Then waving is de rigueur.
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There was this guy back in the 1940's that used to wave at everybody. Things did not end well for him, to put it mildly.

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia


Don’t feel bad, waving is over rated. Unless, of course, you are the Queen of England or are in a parade. Then waving is de rigueur.
Hey, I didn't say I waved!
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noodle soup; no attribution and copied. Is this a copyright infringement?

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I am not judging, just putting this out here as information.
Copying an article and then posting it on another site is Copyright infringement, unless the copyright holder has given permission. The fines are severe. The up side is that the holder of the copyright must file a claim against the infringement, and that rarely happens.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Hey, I didn't say I waved!
Good point.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985
There was this guy back in the 1940's that used to wave at everybody. Things did not end well for him, to put it mildly.

Not too well...WHEW.

There is a movie playing on Netflix about a resurrected Hitler. It is supposed to be a satirical comedy.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look...7s_Back_(film)
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Originally Posted by colnago62
I am not judging, just putting this out here as information.
Copying an article and then posting it on another site is Copyright infringement, unless the copyright holder has given permission. The fines are severe. The up side is that the holder of the copyright must file a claim against the infringement, and that rarely happens.
The BF forum owners might prefer to avoid exposure though
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Originally Posted by colnago62
I am not judging, just putting this out here as information.
Copying an article and then posting it on another site is Copyright infringement, unless the copyright holder has given permission. The fines are severe. The up side is that the holder of the copyright must file a claim against the infringement, and that rarely happens.
There is a rule for that:

"Copyrighted MaterialYou may post links to appropriate articles but posting articles from other sources in their entirety is a violation of our Forum Guidelines. If you must repost quotes or sentences, please credit the source."

Just saw that the repost of the article has been deleted.
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