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 Post subject: cheap titanium.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:57 am 
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Waste of nice metal methinks

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Titanium-moun ... 43bf5acc6e


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 Post subject: Re: cheap titanium.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:24 pm 
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That's weird.

You'd need to get some sort of brake attachment welded on.

And 130mm wheel spacing a bit of a pain really.

Looks almost home made.


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 Post subject: Re: cheap titanium.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Location: A wretched hive of scum and villainy...
I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole, given that while you don't need beautiful 'stacked coins' to have a good weld there are a few problems...

-Looks like someone with some skill did the front triangle, then they got a monkey to do the rest.
-The front shielding was inadequate, given the well past 'pale straw' colour.
-Weld discolouration suggests it's probably not been back-purged.
-Also the white plume around the weld suggests that it wasn't cleaned well before welding.
-Oh and also doesn't look like there's any seat clamp slot, brake mounts or cable fittings.
-An unfinished project, so the headtube, seattube and BB would probably need reaming, facing tapping etc, too

Just about worth £99 for the scrap tubing though, not cheap those oval chainstays and tapered seatstays, at least £40 each. :wink:

All the best,


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 Post subject: Re: cheap titanium.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:43 pm 
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A college project I think?....like you said a waste of very precious metal :(


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 Post subject: Re: cheap titanium.....
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Hey even the best have to start somewhere :lol:

http://www.secondspincycles.com/2013/04 ... m.html?m=1


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