Titanium! A bike for life.
I know they are not for life…thought it would be a good title 😉
The soda was out of warranty when it broke so had to claim on insurance. They wouldn’t deal with Cotic so ended up with the hummer. It’s a great bike and I’m a bit gutted!
Float…thanks for the link. Notice who started that thread too 😉
Hopefully Silverfish will sort me ok and they have a frame in stock! It has a 5 year warranty so should be fine. Have some pics to send the shop tomorrow.
MMPosted 6 years agodavidtaylforthMember
Thats why you don’t buy cheap Ti frames, How many Moots, Kish or Serotta’s do you ever see cracked? None!
Its cos the people who buy those sorts of frames dont actually ride them.
Theres a guy on here who has a daft amount (7 or 8 i think) titanium bikes. I bet they barely cover any miles at all.Posted 6 years ago
I have a 2004 moots smoothie Al, that I dont beat on at all…I baby this bike. I cracked first on the rear triangle, where the right chainstay meets the pivot assembly. This was a known weak spot on these bikes so I wasnt all that surprised to have it happen.I had it fixed, and began riding again. I was very surprised to find a 3 inch long crack on the front triangle along the weld where the downtube, seattube, and BB assembly come together!! This happened only 3 rides after the rear triangle was repaired. I never thought I would say this, but I wish I would have bought a trek or cannondale instead of a moots!!!! Because they offer lifetime warranties on all their frames!! I dont understand why moots only offers a 2 year warranty on Al products!?!?! It just doesnt make sense. Its like they are building a weak product and they know it!!!
from mtbrPosted 6 years agocaptaindangerSubscriber
Geeky post alert. That’s a shame. I checked fatigue life of Ti I think it’s wrought on page 455 which is the one we’re looking at in bike frames, thiough someone might tell me otherwise.
Anyway it does fatigue, although I can’t be bothered to work out what those graphs mean in bike frames. I remember in my materials lectures being told that it has a very high crack propogation, so small cracks will quickly become big ones, even scratches. Luckily it’s very hard so they don’t get scratched too much.Posted 6 years ago
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