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 Post subject: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:59 am 
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I found this laying around a friends shop. No s/n, no markings. A magnet won't stick to it. Any idea what it is?

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:07 pm 
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Welds not the neatest. My money is on an early 1990s Russian-built frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:34 pm 
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I might say the opposite. Most of the Russian frames I've seen had better welds than the main US brands. Nothing like an out of work aerospace fabricator doing Ti after the end of the cold war


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:23 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Welds not the neatest. My money is on an early 1990s Russian-built frame.


+1. Initially I thought it was a Voodoo D-Jab, but it's not. Doesn't look too bad, but it has a similarity with my old Chinese built 1996 Parkpre Elite that the chain-stays look too skinny.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Those noodles are an interesting feature. You don't find many ti frames that have them.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Since you're in Toronto I would guess a Russian built Maxam frame sold through the Cyclepath chain of stores. They were cheap and flexy!


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Baulz wrote:
Since you're in Toronto I would guess a Russian built Maxam frame sold through the Cyclepath chain of stores. They were cheap and flexy!


That sounds like an excellent guess! I had forgotten about those.

Thanks all :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Looks like the dog has claimed that frame!


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:53 pm 
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trail_head wrote:
Baulz wrote:
Since you're in Toronto I would guess a Russian built Maxam frame sold through the Cyclepath chain of stores. They were cheap and flexy!


That sounds like an excellent guess! I had forgotten about those.

Thanks all :D


Take the wheel out and see if you can squeeze the dropouts together. That's what I remember from those frames.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti frame
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:27 am 
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Baulz wrote:
Dekerf, Kona, Yeti, GT, Mountain Cycle, Schwinn, Balfa, Barracuda, Jamis, and a flock of Geese


Which Balfa?


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