- Ti, not as good as you think.
- b rMember
One of these is mine.
Me too, except mine didn’t crack – I crashed it, but for once the rear mech didn’t break…Posted 4 years ago
ah thats a roadie .
i cracked an omega (mark reillys previous company) easton alloy road frame in the same place******
****** it was upside down in a vice having its seatpost surgically removed at the time and ill bet it was lighter than that ti frame 😉 – easton scandium triple butted tubing in size S – one of the lightest non carbon frames ive ever seen.Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
If you get bored you can amuse yourself by changing the google search to ‘cracked steel frame’ or ‘cracked carbon frame’ or ‘cracked aluminium frame’, which proves that none of them are, apparently, ‘as good as you think’…
‘Cracked zimmer frame’ however, doesn’t seem to show any cracks whatsoever. There’s a lesson there somewhere…Posted 4 years agoClongMember
Lots of cracks on or near welds on Ti frames
Ti needs to be cooled down before being exposed to air. If the weld area is discoloured, then is been exposed to air when its too hot and you end end with a weaker weld. Yo won’t see the discolouration on the outside, as its polished off afterwards but if you were to look inside the frame i’m sure you’d see it.Posted 4 years agonumplumzMember
Nothing lasts for ever
Simon Noooo, But then it must be 10 years old now. My On-one Ti-CX is still going strong, does that mean its just got rarer 😉
Wouldnt buy anothet Ti bike, after two painfull experiences, It’s great material untill it gets welded!Posted 4 years agobillybouldersMember
My Ti frame cracked last weekend too – very disappointing but its being repaired/rebuilt under warranty with no quibble or question though so service like that goes some way to make up for that disappointment. Still the best riding bike I’ve had and will be again when its fixed I hope 🙂Posted 4 years ago
For balance the worst frames I personally have had the misfortune to own have been aluminium – square boxy looking full suspension 5 inch trail bikes made in Halifax . Three broken in one year, one on its first ride, warranty department was a nightmare to deal with and replacements took ages to come. In the end my lbs got fed up and negotiated a refund and now will not stock that brand (i wasn’t their only customer with bad experiences)
Yet if you believe what you read on this forum these particular bikes are the best thing since sliced bread.NorthwindSubscriber
Don’t expect either of mine to be bikes for life- then I’m not a goon, I’ve got a 20 year old bike and it’s pish, I don’t expect to be getting excited about any of the bikes I own today in 20 years, once everyone else is on hoverbikes.
But as a bike for today there’s nothing I’d rather have than my Ragley. Maybe even tomorrow too.Posted 4 years ago
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