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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Looks cool 8)

The titanium fairy has been to visit again :

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(I couldn’t resist the spork :lol:)

Hopefully this lot will stop the puncture fairy from visiting any time soon :

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I should have a nice set of Crossmax to be trying that stuff on soon 8)

I am going to have another go at blasting the Ti (tomorrow), I now have access to a free standing unit, big enough to fit a frame in that the owner will effectively rent to me by the hour. I am looking for a finish closer to what I got on the Marin bits 8) We will see …

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8) superb!


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:shock: 8)


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Well not that the photos show much difference but the Ti (re) blasting went well 8) the finish is more matt and now very similar to the stuff I did for the bear valley :D

I haven’t got a picture of the frame yet, its still mid prep for adding a few stickers etc but this is a good picture that catchers the finish accurately :

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All bolts and washers etc are Ti and have had a nice coating of park anti seize :D

The chain ring bolts from Toronto wouldn’t fit – they weren’t long enough for the XTR setup (only a couple of threads engaging) and the next size up was to long :?

I had some new / spare Ti granny bolts (bought off here) so I modified them to suit. Doing this in the garage with hand tools is not recommended … :lol:

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Left - Standard Toronto Cycles bolt.
Middle - My modified bolt.
Right - Standard granny bolt that got fettled.
Front row - Finished nut / bolt (I got the double hex head type).

I put a nice brushed finish on them, all the Ti bolts (and non blasted Ti parts) are having this 8)

Next update = Wheels / tyres and my first go at setting up tubeless …

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Fantastic project.

I´m very interested on knowing how the titanium kit from TorontoCycles fits the XTR v-brakes...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:09 pm 
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So am I :lol: I couldnt get a direct answer out of them (about the springs) but thought I would try them anyhow, just need to suss out out to strip the old ones off :?

The nuts, bolts, washers, pad holders, adjustment washers etc are all OK 8)

The large HTII crank arm bolt wont fit the HTII M970 cranks though - about 1mm to big ? :(

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Lovely jubbly 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:23 pm 
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More titanium than a Russian Submarine :)


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Thanks 8) without going daft it was the idea to use as much Ti as possible ;-)

The source of the Ti is probably dubious - I should really check it with a Geiger counter so I don't boil my balls ... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Well after mithering GT-Steve for ages (about a year ! :shock: :lol:) to sell me his crossmax’s he finally gave in – and even delivered them ! 8)

Not sure of the vintage but quite modern I think, Marked up as SL SSC with the large flat aero spokes, milled rims etc They are all silver, any ideas on a year ? I will post pictures up soon 8)

The crank looks nice with the new bolts, surprising how they brighten it up rather than the standard black ones :

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Even the baby bolt didn’t escape the make over :lol: :

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