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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:09 am 
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Enigma source their non-custom frames from the Far East.

Spin - they come from China, I'll even hazard a guess at what factory.

There are probably more skilled titanium welders in Xiamen than there are in the whole of the UK - anyone who doubts their quality is talking jingoistic nonsense


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:16 am 
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monty dog wrote:
Enigma source their non-custom frames from the Far East.

Spin - they come from China, I'll even hazard a guess at what factory.

There are probably more skilled titanium welders in Xiamen than there are in the whole of the UK - anyone who doubts their quality is talking jingoistic nonsense


Spin themselves seem happy to mention that the frames are built in the Far East, with just the design/R&D and final assembly of complete bikes being done in Warwickshire:

http://spinmyride.com/service.html

IIRC, Genesis are also open about the fact that their UK-developed products from a UK company are built beyond these shores.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:34 am 
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disappointing to read those last few posts. I was deluded / deluded myself into thinking they were british. Thanks for the info and happy to stand corrected.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:21 pm 
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If you buy custom from Enigma, it will be UK-built. Don't know of anyone else building Ti in the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:39 pm 
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The Planet X frames (initially built by Lynskey, now by Van Nicholas I think) look very competitively priced http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... road_frame


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:34 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
The Planet X frames (initially built by Lynskey, now by Van Nicholas I think) look very competitively priced http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... road_frame


Van Nicholas are a cracking frame to ride{Now built in China as i understand it.} All come was a life time warranty.Something to consider when spending your hard earned money . The Yukon is a top do everything frame.

Planet X seem good value. I would look for some user reviews.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:38 pm 
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bagpuss wrote:
ededwards wrote:
The Planet X frames (initially built by Lynskey, now by Van Nicholas I think) look very competitively priced http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... road_frame


Van Nicholas are a cracking frame to ride{Now built in China as i understand it.} All come was a life time warranty.Something to consider when spending your hard earned money . The Yukon is a top do everything frame.

Planet X seem good value. I would look for some user reviews.


I think Van Nicholas always had their frames built in the Far East. They used to trade in Europe as Airborne but there were, I believe, legal issues regarding that branding. Either way, by all accounts they're good frames with plenty of satisfied customers.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:24 pm 
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http://www.pretoriusbikes.com/Pretorius ... orius.html


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Wittson may be a very interesting option for a custom build.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti road frames
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:08 pm 
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