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Old 09-25-18, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
I get the attempt here, it cuts him down an notch and opens a door to potentially post your bike- 2 birds 1 stone right there.

but your dismissive comment that litespeed is titanium for the masses is akin to claiming Cannondale is aluminum for the masses or that trek and specialized are carbon for the masses.

yup- its all correct- they are aluminum and carbon for the masses. Being dismissive of it is absurd though and thats the logical conclusion to your comment.
He just called an American made 6-4 Ti frame mass produced. I donít think he will listen to reason.
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Old 09-25-18, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by joejack951
You're surprised because you are ignoring the obvious (and continuing to believe that your bike actually weighs 16 lbs., which it does not). One of the reasons canyoneagle's bike is so light is that he is using a light groupset. Chorus is lighter than Ultegra R8000 by over 200 grams (https://ccache.cc/blogs/newsroom/201...ght-comparison). And you don't even have full Ultegra 6700 on your bike, let alone R8000. Your wheels are not light either regardless of the material used to produce the rims.
this is funny canít believe I missed this. You donít trust a professional scale at a LBS but will trust a $15 amazon luggage scale the guy used claiming a 60cm steel bike is 20.5 pounds? Interesting but faulty logic.

its 16 pounds.
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16lb 32oz, to be precise.

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Take it outside, guys!

And now for a random bike pic: hot or not?
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That saddle makes it a not.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Take it outside, guys!

And now for a random bike pic: hot or not?
Is that dazzle urban camo that Tim is always talking about?
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Originally Posted by MyTi


He just called an American made 6-4 Ti frame mass produced. I donít think he will listen to reason.
Do you think that the titanium used for your frame was made in the USA?
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Old 09-25-18, 05:00 PM
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Orbea something or other kids road bike. 24" wheels, came with 7 speed Sora mix which was upgraded to full Tiagra 4700 with Schwalbe One wheelchair tires (fastest/lightest tire option in the ISO 540mm size) for a small adult cyclist. Stock rims were rebuilt with Shimano 105 hubs and double butted Sapim spokes. Rear hub was a tight squeeze into the 126mm dropouts supported by super-short chainstays. Soma Thick & Zesty bar tape, Specialized Body Geometry women's saddle, and SPD pedals (by request). This is the only assembled pic I have of the bike but I know you will all love it.
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Is that dazzle urban camo that Tim is always talking about?

Nah, but maybe sunlight coming in under the trees, shortly after sunrise makes it look that way.
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Originally Posted by joejack951


Orbea something or other kids road bike. 24" wheels, came with 7 speed Sora mix which was upgraded to full Tiagra 4700 with Schwalbe One wheelchair tires (fastest/lightest tire option in the ISO 540mm size) for a small adult cyclist. Stock rims were rebuilt with Shimano 105 hubs and double butted Sapim spokes. Rear hub was a tight squeeze into the 126mm dropouts supported by super-short chainstays. Soma Thick & Zesty bar tape, Specialized Body Geometry women's saddle, and SPD pedals (by request). This is the only assembled pic I have of the bike but I know you will all love it.
For a kid's bike, that is beyond hot! That turquoise bar tape is brilliant.
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Take it outside, guys!

And now for a random bike pic: hot or not?
that saddle and tape makes it look bad, but that is a real beauty
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Originally Posted by kbarch
For a kid's bike, that is beyond hot! That turquoise bar tape is brilliant.
For a junior racer, this is a hot bike.I think yellow or black bar tape would take it up a notch. Not feeling the green, though I get the gist
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Old 09-25-18, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MyTi


how is this two/three tone mess of a bike even warm. it canít be helped due to the paint job. Iím finding that people here simply lack good taste. my goodness may the lord have mercy on my eyes. growlerdinky must of had his acid reflux cured after seeing this thing. Ok the blue is nice but blue and neon green? No.



It's not warm. It is white hot. As much as I love ti bikes, my second one arrives tomorrow, ti bikes are ugly. Your bike is ugly. And I don't say that lightly. Bare ti, either polished or milled is a half step above hideous. One of the things I like about it is that it's so ugly it will be less of a theft target. There's really nothing hot about it at all. I won't be posting mine here for the masses to comment on. I already know what people think about ti bikes. They think like I do, and they are right.

No matter how much you argue your points, you won't sway anyone towards ti. You may in fact sway them away. This seems like a good time to remind the readership that there are some normal people who love ti, so don't hold this against all of us.
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Old 09-25-18, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by joejack951


Orbea something or other kids road bike. 24" wheels, came with 7 speed Sora mix which was upgraded to full Tiagra 4700 with Schwalbe One wheelchair tires (fastest/lightest tire option in the ISO 540mm size) for a small adult cyclist. Stock rims were rebuilt with Shimano 105 hubs and double butted Sapim spokes. Rear hub was a tight squeeze into the 126mm dropouts supported by super-short chainstays. Soma Thick & Zesty bar tape, Specialized Body Geometry women's saddle, and SPD pedals (by request). This is the only assembled pic I have of the bike but I know you will all love it.
Well, heck yeah!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Possible reasons for someone to choose steel over ti.

- specific geometry for a handbuilt bike. Steel is typically less expensive, even handbuilt and the geometry will match the rider instead of off the peg ti frames.
- classic look. Some like the traditional and OS sized steel tubes compared to the typically larger ti tubes.
- traditional construction. Some like the look of lugged frames and dont want welds.
- negligible weight difference. Some dont care about the pound or whatever difference between quality steel and stock titanium frames.
- cost. Typically, steel frames cost less than titanium.

There are 5 real possible reasons. So now you know they very much exist(you already did, but thats another issue) and can stop asking why someone has a steel frame when titanium is lighter.
Read the reasons, commit them to memory, and stop asking.
And paint.
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What is the crankarm length?
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Originally Posted by joejack951


Orbea something or other kids road bike. 24" wheels, came with 7 speed Sora mix which was upgraded to full Tiagra 4700 with Schwalbe One wheelchair tires (fastest/lightest tire option in the ISO 540mm size) for a small adult cyclist. Stock rims were rebuilt with Shimano 105 hubs and double butted Sapim spokes. Rear hub was a tight squeeze into the 126mm dropouts supported by super-short chainstays. Soma Thick & Zesty bar tape, Specialized Body Geometry women's saddle, and SPD pedals (by request). This is the only assembled pic I have of the bike but I know you will all love it.
Hot!
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Old 09-25-18, 07:50 PM
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Orbea something or other kids road bike. 24" wheels,t.
HOT

I wish I had one like that when I was a kid.
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Originally Posted by joejack951


Orbea something or other kids road bike. 24" wheels, came with 7 speed Sora mix which was upgraded to full Tiagra 4700 with Schwalbe One wheelchair tires (fastest/lightest tire option in the ISO 540mm size) for a small adult cyclist. Stock rims were rebuilt with Shimano 105 hubs and double butted Sapim spokes. Rear hub was a tight squeeze into the 126mm dropouts supported by super-short chainstays. Soma Thick & Zesty bar tape, Specialized Body Geometry women's saddle, and SPD pedals (by request). This is the only assembled pic I have of the bike but I know you will all love it.
It's a hot bike for some reason. I just like the colors on it looks almost like a toy bike you could get at toys r us, then you see the Orbea and cranks on it and you are like...ok this thing might be a serious kids bike that could support my regular burst of 1300 watts at the cranks. Usually welds on that are ghastly but fit the whole "look like a department store bike but not" theme.
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Originally Posted by MyTi


how is this two/three tone mess of a bike even warm. it canít be helped due to the paint job. Iím finding that people here simply lack good taste. my goodness may the lord have mercy on my eyes. growlerdinky must of had his acid reflux cured after seeing this thing. Ok the blue is nice but blue and neon green? No.


And some people lack class.

Because of these type of posts as well as some that were deleted, PLUS the fact that requests by moderation to stop are not being respected, this thread is closed until we get the energy to resume babysitting it.
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