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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Learn something new here everyday 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:27 pm 
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900 quid?!?!?! And then my Xizang is overpriced? :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:43 pm 
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A dent on the down tube too? I'm looking forward to seeing how much more over-priced it becomes tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Titanium is only strong when it's alloyed from the right the ratio of aluminium and vanidium. The higher the numbers, the harder it is to machine and to draw tubes from.
Allot of old litspeed 6al 4v frames are seam welded, which means loads of weaknesses along the frame tube. A 3al 2.5v frame will be less likely to brake, but not as stiff material wise.
I bought a Magmaa titanium ears ago. They used to draw/ stretch the tubes from billets of short tubes milled in a lathe and then cut the ends off. So you ended up with a butted tube! Can't buy them now, but they were VERY ell made.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:46 am 
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He's forgotten to put the price up. I should let him know...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:27 pm 
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MonkeyPuzzle wrote:
He's forgotten to put the price up. I should let him know...


I'd better hurry up and click the 'buy it now' button then, before you do that!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:40 pm 
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garethfj wrote:
MonkeyPuzzle wrote:
He's forgotten to put the price up. I should let him know...


I'd better hurry up and click the 'buy it now' button then, before you do that!


Before you miss out on a 'bargain' :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:43 pm 
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It could be £2000 in a week and then we'd all be sorry.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Nah, I'll up my Xizang to 1500 quid and you'll all be lining up for that one :twisted: :lol: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:34 am 
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Bpool77 wrote:


That one went pretty cheap didnt it.

From this and the Swedish frame that sold a few weeks back I'd say a lightening frame in nice condition from a genuine seller is worth around £300.


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