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 Post subject: Dean titanium 16"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:33 pm
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Location: farnborough
Hi,

There is a dean titanium frame on eBay at the moment.
A 16" frame.
Can anyone tell me the year and whether it looks
Authentic and a bit of background dont really know much about 'dean' looks in good condition.
I'm looking for a Ti frame pref a kona hei hei but tempted by this.

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Christian


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 Post subject: Re: Dean titanium 16"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:49 pm 
retrobike rider
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Location: Hove
It seems to be Tiboltrider's frame

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=49235&start=45


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 Post subject: Re: Dean titanium 16"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Location: Fircombe.
I believe the early Deans were made in the same factory as the ti Konas, by Sandvik. The cone stay ends, I think, would confirm this is a SAndvik frame.
The geometry might be slightly different to a Kona, or it might not...
At that price I'd take a punt.
Dean are still making ti frames in house, and bloody lovely they are too! Slightly overbuilt but the geometry is spot on!
Go on! You know you want to.

Here are a nice pair:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=43208&hilit=dean

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=210378&hilit=dean


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 Post subject: Re: Dean titanium 16"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: farnborough
Hi

Thanks guys now I'm really tempted!

Cheers
Christian


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 Post subject: Re: Dean titanium 16"
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:31 am 
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Pretty sure it's Tiboltrider's. It was stunning when it was made up & he's a top bloke to deal with as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Dean titanium 16"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:00 am 
South West Deputy AEC
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TSC. wrote:
Pretty sure it's Tiboltrider's. It was stunning when it was made up & he's a top bloke to deal with as well.


Thanks Anthony, Sub. and Martyn. Yep, it's mine!


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