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Who's your ti frame builder?

Old 10-29-09, 02:14 PM
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Who's your ti frame builder?

Inspired by the ti bike club thread. Who would you pick to build your ti frame either full custom or off the rack. Figure you can afford what you want. Best service?
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Old 10-29-09, 02:29 PM
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I've been dreaming (literally) of a Lynskey R330 lately. They have a great deal right now for 2100 w/ fork if they have your size. Unfortunately I need a M/L and its sold out. Plus I want the etched graphics
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Old 10-29-09, 02:39 PM
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I have a Merlin. If I could have a new custom I'd either go Baum or Eriksen.
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Have a Litespeed Vortex 2002. Love the bike, but not sure how jazzed I am about Litespeed anymore since they stopped making the frames out of the tougher 6Al/4V Titanium. It appears to me that they've sort of reverted to a 3 models fit all approach to building bikes, and basically all the models look the same. If I were in the market now, I'd say maybe a SEVEN ti, or I'd take a hard look at Lysnskey..... maybe some of the names mentioned above that I'm unfamiliar with.

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Old 10-29-09, 03:36 PM
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own a merlin, would get a spectrum.
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Old 10-29-09, 03:43 PM
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I absolutely LOVE my new Lynskey R330. I'd get another in a heartbeat. If I had to pick a different bike......maybe a Seven.....or IF....or Moots.

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If I had the money, Tom Kellogg of Spectrum.

I don't, so I am getting a Habanero....custom Ti for $1295.
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Baum!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm perfectly happy with my Litespeed and the service I've received from them. I'd buy another Siena in a heartbeat but they rejiggered their lineup this year and it isn't available any more.

That said, if I were to buy a new ti bike (and price were no object) I'd probably go for a Tom Kellogg Spectrum.
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Old 10-29-09, 04:08 PM
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I own a DEAN and I'd happily buy another. I'd also give my money to Vertigo.
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I own a new DEAN and don't forsee needing another bike.
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The Baum looks really nice. I also like the Lynskey Helix.
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I own a custom Marinoni Sportivo, which I dubbed (had etched) the "Randonnee." It has extra cleance for bigger tyres.

Love it. If I was going to refine the design further I'd probably approach, er .... hmmmm ... Give me more time to think about that.
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Old 10-29-09, 05:20 PM
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I would have to go with a Strong frames custom ti or a lynskey

https://www.strongframes.com/
Strong frames has a pretty cool history on their site
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Originally Posted by budfan08 View Post
I would have to go with a Strong frames custom ti or a lynskey

https://www.strongframes.com/
Strong frames has a pretty cool history on their site
Carl is a great guy to boot. If I could afford a Strong today, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one...
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I have a Seven Alaris and love it!
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nobilette

I have a Litespeed and a couple of GT's.
I would have Mark Nobilette build my next one.

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I have an old litespeed catalyst (10 speed Ultegra, all modern) that I love. so I would say lightspeed but mine was built when it was owned by Linskey so I guess I would say Linskey.
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Old 10-29-09, 06:36 PM
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I have a Merlin. I don't know who I would buy another Ti frame from.
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Old 10-29-09, 07:28 PM
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Own a Litespeed. I purchased a Lynskey frame to build next.
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Originally Posted by Drag View Post
Own a Litespeed. I purchased a Lynskey frame to build next.
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I have a 05 Litespeed Ultimate c Dura Ace.
Next up is a Lynskey 330 or Helix with a Campy gruppo.
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