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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:29 am 
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SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
Why do titanium raleighs sell so cheap when other ti frames sell for 3 times the price if not more?


I don't think it is actually a full ti frame. I believe it has Ti main triangle tubes bonded into steel or aluminum.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:42 am 
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cyclotoine wrote:
SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
Why do titanium raleighs sell so cheap when other ti frames sell for 3 times the price if not more?


I don't think it is actually a full ti frame. I believe it has Ti main triangle tubes bonded into steel or aluminum.


That's correct. The top tube and down tubes are commercially pure titanium, which is bonded into aluminium (and I think steel) lugs, with a steel rear triangle. The more 'up market' Ti frames instead use welded, aerospace-grade titanium.

These old M Trax and Dynatech frames were an interesting idea - giving some of the benefits of Ti (flex) , while keeping a stiffer rear triangle, without breaking the bank.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:49 am 
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As I understand it its the top and head to bb tubes that are titanium. The rear triangle including the seat tube are ChroMo. Still a great ride though, I've got 2 of them.


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