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 Post subject: It's happened again...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:27 pm 
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That's it for me and titanium frames. As some of you know I've been off the bike for a few months and I went back to the Vit for my first ride after all that's happened. Looking it over I spotted some 'rust' on the bottom bracket area. Well knowing that titanium doesn't rust, I looked closer and found a crack in the area. What had happened was where I've got a USE seatpost in the frame some water has got in and then rusted the bottom bracket and it has slowly drained out of the crack.

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I'm 85kg and so would not consider myself a lightweight by any circumstances, I'm sure that must be a factor so I'm giving up Ti for good I'm afraid.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:54 pm 
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That sucks :( . Bad luck dude.

Waiting for the advocates of steel to post now :) ...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:55 pm 
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I'm one now.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Worst luck dude, is it not repairable?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:24 pm 
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It already was so I'm not going to attempt again. I might put it on the 'For Sale' forum and try my luck there. Someone there might try the fix.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Pm me a price for my birthday amigo :D

& Happy valentines

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Shows just how powerful rust is


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