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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Litespeed welds sloppy!

Think again.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:58 pm 
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Litespeed did those frames? For shame! The seatstay and BB junction look horrible. More like Aluminum welds than Ti welds I've seen, like on my Xizang:

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Scotchbrite pad, as in for scouring pots and pans?


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 Post subject: Re: Nice polishing job
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:38 am 
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bryanus wrote:
How much does it run from a pro?

Is it me, or do the welds look sloppy! :lol:


My Cove Hummer cost £40 - It was bead blasted but I liked the highly polished look. :D


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As I understand it, Xizangs were actually ball-burnished, see this link for a better definition than I can give.

http://www.answers.com/topic/ball-burnishing


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:43 pm 
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Been polishing my ti frame with Autosol, my arm is killing! It is in a sling tho :wink: luckily I ran out of polish before I could do any more, I've only done the downtube and headtube. Still, it looks cracking now! The rest still looks dull :(


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 Post subject: Re: Nice polishing job
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:00 pm 
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bryanus wrote:
Is it me, or do the welds look sloppy! :lol:


I'm pretty sure most Ti frames now are generally double pass welded. Welded once to get it done and once to get it pretty. The beautiful Marin Ti was (I think) welded with a single pass. Here is a good link.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=285823670073

Those Xizang welds look great though!


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Must admit the welds on my Vit-T seem neater then the ones on my pals Team Ti. Both lovely though. 8)

I cleaned mine up with brillo pads followed by T-Cut. This cleaned it up without making it too shiny. :wink:


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Benandemu wrote:
Litespeed welds sloppy!

Think again.


Look again..... yes sloppy compared to many.


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mechagouki wrote:
As I understand it, Xizangs were actually ball-burnished, see this link for a better definition than I can give.


Hand Polished on the Xizangs....Ball Burnished on the Zaskars, LE's, RTS-1, Team RTS, LTS-1 and Team LTS.


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