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 Post subject: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:54 pm 
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No idea what this is

Chunky canti bridge looks very distinctive tho.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151034249343?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D151034249343%26_rdc%3D1


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Best left well alone Methinks. Cheap rusky ti tat.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:40 am 
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The welds are quite large compared o my old Merlin Mountain and Marin Team Titanium.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:29 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
Cheap rusky ti tat.


yeah, like a raleigh torus. 'cracking' frames ;)

is that even titanium for sure? welds and dropouts look aluminium


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:45 pm 
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I would ask him why he thinks it's ti given he admits to having no knowledge of it's past or paperwork..he has to be fair though mentioned the crack it has now on the add on bits


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Got to say that's the ugliest titanium frame I've ever seen. The welds and dropouts look like they have more in common with bike shaped objects.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Taking a second look I'm beginning to think Alu too - that chunky canti bridge and fishscale welds around the headtube make more sense if its Alu


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:14 pm 
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the finish looks ti but the welds and chunkyness screams Alu to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Satin polished Alu?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Ti 20" frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:38 pm 
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a polished then lacquered finish i guess. the more i look the more i don't think it's ti. replaceable gear hanger, chunky welds, tube size and profiles and the dent looks wrong for a dent in TI


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