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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:24 am 
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Hi guys,

I found this beauty for sale, but I can't go to look at it (too far).

Do you think it is a real titanium Diamondback?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:41 am 
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It might be rolled Ti tubing with a welded seam so they would paint it like a Litespeed Hiwassee..........


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:49 am 
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I think it might be.
Have you any more photos?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:05 pm 
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I just keep looking at that Sandvik sticker and it just looks like it has always been there.....


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:37 pm 
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I have a titanium dbr or two and there are a few differences that I can see. Do you have any better pictures of the welds and the rear drop outs? Is the seat post shimmed?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:40 pm 
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OP has stated t is too far to view :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:33 pm 
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I can see it from here :lol:

They have only got to ask whoever is selling it for some more details/pics of specific areas. :idea:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Yes Ti. Ti-3Al-2.5V (Grade 9) Titanium Alloy

https://www.smithmetal.com/ti-3al-2-5v-grade-9.htm

Litespeed used 3AL/2.5 in the Obed for example.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:00 pm 
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That just demonstrates that the sticker references a known grade of ti alloy. I've got a couple of those stickers myself, doesn't make the drawer they are in are made of titanium.


The drop outs on the frame pictured here don't scream ti, and are nothing like the ones on my two dbr axis tt frames, or any others that I've seen.

There was a thread on here a while back about a very similar frame, which was a steel dbr frame with a full axis tt decal kit, fitted from new apparently.

This one looks steel to me, but without some more detailed pics of areas that will help confirm/deny otherwise, I'm going for steel.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Link to the ti decalled steel bike:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=347228&hilit=Axis

Could be an axis r?

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/1997-dbr-axis-r-1709


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