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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:38 am 
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Found this link on another forum. Way cool! 8)

http://road.cc/content/news/14978-carlt ... arbon-bike

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:14 pm 
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someone on here had a 1970's titanium framed bike too.

nothing is new!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:19 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
someone on here had a 1970's titanium framed bike too.

nothing is new!

yeah speedwell titanium, made in usa. i knew someone who had one.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:50 pm 
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pigman wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
someone on here had a 1970's titanium framed bike too.

nothing is new!

yeah speedwell titanium, made in usa. i knew someone who had one.


here it is,1972, made in Birmingham:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Is it just me, or does the bell look like it is drilled out?!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:02 pm 
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makhno68 wrote:
Is it just me, or does the bell look like it is drilled out?!


makes the 'ding' travel faster...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:31 pm 
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pigman wrote:
yeah speedwell titanium, made in usa.

legrandefromage wrote:
here it is,1972, made in Birmingham:


ah well, learn something every day.
(both are west of me anyhow)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:06 pm 
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I would possibly sell the kids to get a Speedwell like that one. I added it to the road bike gallery as it really is very nice.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:15 pm 
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I first rode a carbon bike in about 1986, just for a couple of miles. None of yer monocoque stuff, this was carbon tubes glued into alloy lugs, might have been an Alan.

Nice to right but it creaked like a front door hinge in Castle Frankenstein! :?

If I had mega-dosh, I'd certainly go for a ti frame rather than a carbon one - didn't Fuji make a ti frame in the late 70s/early 80s?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:04 pm 
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Speedwell Titanium, as used by Luis Ocana in the time trial stages of the TdF lettered as Motobecane (I think!).

Ahead of their time, the world was not ready for such exotica in those days.

They couldn't afford it either!


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