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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:14 am 
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that headtube is stunning! you need to get on the case of the macro lens sharpish.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:10 am 
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always going to 'float my boat'..........thats obvious i suppose :D
nice pics, but i would agree with previous comments.
1. lose the V's, shame to see that sweet wishbone cable stop not utlised.
2. not sure on the forks, see where your going with the blue theme, but imho they look to overpowering for the subtle detailing on the frame. search for rigids, would look stella.
3. grips.......tape......umm not sure.
sweet bike though :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:20 am 
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feel free to tell me...... 'to-get-a-life', but i'm not happy with the rubber boots on the cabling ends. I agree that they work well, but are they necessary on your beut. look to new for the frame era.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:05 pm 
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ti-fat-man wrote:
always going to 'float my boat'..........thats obvious i suppose :D
nice pics, but i would agree with previous comments.
1. lose the V's, shame to see that sweet wishbone cable stop not utlised.
2. not sure on the forks, see where your going with the blue theme, but imho they look to overpowering for the subtle detailing on the frame. search for rigids, would look stella.
3. grips.......tape......umm not sure.
sweet bike though :D


Anyone know of where I can get some new XTR Canti's??


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:05 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
Some of the nicest welds I've seen on an Early Fat Ti! Whats with the head tube ring of welds, not seen that before?


mine had those.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:03 pm 
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mine has bad ones too...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:07 pm 
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Looking at the difference in the wielding it makes you wonder if someone was knocking out Fat Frames after work!

I saw the Ti-Fat soon after it was launched at Malvern and remember the wielding looked stunning.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:16 pm 
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there is just a big difference between the early once,..and the later once.
Titanium welding was new to the guys so along the way the welding got better


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:38 am 
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Love the machine tech front hub! Great looking Fat Ti.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Those welds are awesome !! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
-That's like the opposite of a 'Friday afternoon job' The welder responsible was a very Proud Man..


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