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 Post subject: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:21 pm 
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I'm sure most of us have been there. A quick ebay surf on a boring winter evening, spot something nice, put on a happy-go-lucky bid, and end up winning it! Introducing my newly acquired Titus Motolite... :lol:

It came with a rather dull and scruffy metallic grey paint job, so I got the paint stripper out to raw it (my finish of choice! :wink: ) The front triangle was perfect under the paint, it really looked like it had just come off of a Terminator set. The seat and chain stays needed oven-cleaner treatments to remove the shine.

Here she is waiting to be built. It'll be a functional build using parts I have at hand, but hopefully have some kind of style too.


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:22 pm 
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wow!

is the blue King going to stay? (i think it should)

looking forward to see this progress


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Yep, the King is staying 8)
Thought I'd go for a blue theme since most of my builds seem to end up with red...


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:58 pm 
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blue is good - you can get blue alloy and Ti bolts as well as blue carbon fibre headset spacers.

strange you got the frame to balance like that, would have expected the front to tip it over .... maybe it;s the camera angle :o


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:05 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
strange you got the frame to balance like that, would have expected the front to tip it over .... maybe it;s the camera angle :o


If you look closely, you'll see that the disc brake tab is hooked under the kitchen cupboard :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:20 pm 
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"Bare alloy, finish of choice", lovely, I have always like titus frames.
How does the finish hold up, does it corrode? I have just paint stripped my alloy commuter bike. I wondered if I had done a silly thing with leaving bare alloy open to road salt and dirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:04 pm 
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*drums fingers* ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:33 pm 
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So... Just for Lee :wink: and anyone else interested, I finally got round to taking the Motolite out today.

It was a baptism of fire, or to be more precise, ice, for both the Motolite and myself. The trails in Sweden are still half covered in snow and ice, making interesting riding. When I wasn't getting pulled off line by mushy snow, I was slipping off on ice patches... Ahhh, the joys of spring! :lol:

However the Titus has answered my prayers - a fairly light, but very chuckable trail machine. Can't wait to really rip on it after toying a little with the front/rear balance, and on thawed trails.

The pics (yes, that's a puncture in the first):


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 Post subject: Re: Titus Motolite
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:03 pm 
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I love your build so much, if my 'Runt is half as good as that I will be very happy.


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