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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:39 pm 
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Hi people,

I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this old s'posedly 1993
SpeedMetal Ti Frame. Just want to know some history about the maker and the authenticity of it's Decals.

I would really appreciate if some kind soul can help me out.
Cheers! = )


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:19 pm 
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I know nothing about it, but it looks nice :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:21 pm 
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not known to me either. dropouts look like early sandvik.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:37 pm 
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quite like that frame...

fancy selling it?

:D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:09 pm 
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Dropouts same as my Hei Hei.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:05 pm 
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The only thing I've heard of from the brand is that they used to make Ti frames and bolts back in the early 90s, they stopped in 1993 and took on other engineering projects, somewhat like AMP Research. I also heard from someone online that these frames were made by the guys from litespeed..but not much info other than this. :?

I do recall hearing about them during that era from one of the MTB Annual Buyer's Guide.

There is also a listing for bolt-on skewers from SpeedMetal in WeightWeenies.com

I apologise for being so long winded, guess I'm just very curious about it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:20 am 
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I remember KHS had a Ti similar to this mid 90's


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:22 am 
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Heres a picture of the bottom bracket and Serial number. = )

Hope this would reveal more,
Thanks for all your help!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:27 pm 
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Welds look good.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:12 am 
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Standard Sadvik frame...now TST Inc.

They produced for 43 companies at one time, accounting for the majority of the TI frames present in the mid 90's

Nice frame regardless of "whose" label is on it.

Build it, ride it, enjoy it!

cheers,

rody


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