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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:35 pm 
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A new card arrived this week , what's new.
Even titanium , I dream that one.

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And with other parts for other bikes ...

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Original in titanium polishing, first owner have sandblasted for mask the dings, facilitate cleaning and sold easily.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:38 pm 
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Weight after frame repolished... :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:59 pm 
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Are you intending to lacquer over those polished frame or leave it raw to enable more polishing as is required :?
I ask such as ive also a polished Ti and had left it raw.
It will dull slightly but can be brought back easily with some polish.

I havent weighed my frame itself but on my Pound Shop luggage scales, im getting the entire build @10.75kg


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titanium no limit :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:13 pm 
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After more test, have find the best solution for titanium, same as stainless steel, mix sisal/coton wheel with polish past.

For me, gloss vanish is just bad solution for natural aluminium or titanium.

First photo after polish work. Have just light points to finish.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:03 pm 
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What frame is it?
Not a big fan of polished, I like the Ti colour much more when blasted.
It looks like a nickel plated frame when polished.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:11 pm 
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Jamis Diablo wrote:
What frame is it?
Not a big fan of polished, I like the Ti colour much more when blasted.
It looks like a nickel plated frame when polished.


After my pink Merlin, his enemy brother. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Nice Litespeed! What makes you link it to 1990?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:15 pm 
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troje wrote:
Nice Litespeed! What makes you link it to 1990?


In title have write 1990 for model year, you can see seat collar welded, frame dropouts, little size tubeset.
24pouces design new first stickers model for me, very different than following years.

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After, classic yellow.

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if you're looking for the early decals, I already have them on file :wink:


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