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  • jonomc
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    Norco threshold?

    One of these obviously. Made out of steel an all so it should last. http://www.shandcycles.com/frames/

    huggis
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    Is that and Amazon scotroutes?

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    Aye.

    I did LeJog with it, I’ve toured with it and I sometimes run it with 35mm tyres as a “CX-alike”. Forks are Kinesis DC-19s but there are others available.


    P1040480 by ScotRoutes, on Flickr

    huggis
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    Norco only seems to come as complete bike

    huggis
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    Looks spot on.. Tempted by one of those or the new Kinesis ATR Tripster (although info a bit sparse on price and availability)

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    Tripster is a good option. I’d have one of them!

    huggis
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    What the new ti one?

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    If I didn’t already have the Amazon it would be a very close call regarding which to buy. Prices look to be almost the same too.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Spa Cycles titanium Tourer, Roughstuff or Audax?

    They are getting stupidly good reviews.

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    rusty wrote:

    Spa Cycles titanium Tourer, Roughstuff or Audax?
    They are getting stupidly good reviews.

    No disks though?

    huggis
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    A bit off the wall but might work….

    kona ti 29er

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    No disks though?

    Good point!

    I’d forgotten about that.

    huggis
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    Would need some adapter set up for rack like this I guess…

    Axiom racks

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    Mine takes a Topeak Super Tourist DX with no fiddling around.

    huggis
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    Looking to upgrade my Genesis Croix de Fer steel frame for something a bit faster and lighter. Bike is mainly used for on/off road touring and as a winter road bike.

    Cross frames such as Kinesis Pro 6 look fine but quite interested in a titanuim for durability and comfort.

    Anyone bought one of those “cheap” J&L or similar frames from eBay ?

    Would consider a 29er frame also but seems impossible to get one with disc and rack mounts..

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    The point of those Axiom racks is using them with bikes with short chain stays – road bikes and some MTBs. It moves the load backwards – if you are a taller chap with bigger feet it stops you’re heals catching on the panniers. I use one on an old Giant OCR where the stays are so short the tyre has worn a groove in the front mech band, that combined with size 13 feet makes panniers a fankle. You wouldn’t need them so much for a touring or cross frame.

    huggis
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    So have narrowed down to Kinesis Pro6 or ATR Tripster ti……

    So final thought….is it worth to the extra grand for the ti?

    pickle
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    Kaffenback?

    huggis
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    Wouldn’t be an upgrade over the genesis CdF

    thomthumb
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    croix de fer, kaffenback & the vaya (which i’ve got) are all similar weights. I doubt that much off the shelf steel is significantly lighter.

    You need to be looking at other materials. that said you’ll probably loose more in other places…

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    huggis wrote:

    So have narrowed down to Kinesis Pro6 or ATR Tripster ti……
    So final thought….is it worth to the extra grand for the ti?

    Difficult one.

    I bought an El Mariachi frame recently and it was £1,000 difference between the steel and the Ti. I bought the steel on the basis that £1,000 would pay for a nice holiday somewhere that I could actually use the thing 🙂

    However, I still lust after the Ti version. I do like my Ti.


    P1010623 by ScotRoutes, on Flickr

    MrTall
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    Fargo Ti?

    I have the basic steel one which is fab but too heavy for you. The Ti one must be a fair bit lighter. Designed as an offroad capable tourer so should fit the bill.

    Pricey though but then all Ti framers are.

    huggis
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    Thanks for everyone’s inputs – Kenesis Tripster ATR ti ordered!

    Any thoughts on how to tell the wife 😉

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