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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Yip custom made ti chain rings the ultimate weight saving water jet cut from ti plate and hand finsihed by Mattias at experimental prototype.

Very rare as all his rings were made to order, and he longer makes them.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:52 pm 
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balls!! in that case i will stop waiting for him to reply to my email about buying some off him!!! in fact i have just been back to his site and it seems like he is still making stuff? i hope so as fat chance of ever getting my ti` ring from homebrewed. it was a year to the day last week. thief!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Interested in how they are lighter? Are they thinner than an equivalent aluminium ring?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 pm 
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with ti` you can make the ring with less framework/body than an alli` one as its stronger but about the same in weight. the best thing about ti` rings is the life span compared to alli.
i am always surprised and annoyed that there are not more ti` rings being made. i know its harder to machine than alli but surely the higher price they would sell for would cover that.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:56 pm 
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They are thinner than alloy, made from 2mm ti plate. Being so thin I had to go to SS chain ring bolts to get them secure.

Very hard wearing, a lit bit slower to shift without the usual ramps & pins but till pretty good. :)

Also they were a very reasonable price. :)


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