Titanium Road Frame(need guard mounts) and cheap ?
I have a small Sabbath September frame for sale with a 54cm effective TT. It’s had the graphics repolished by Sabbath and looks as good as new (well it actually looks better as they’ve had more practice doing them since mine were originally done!) Probably looking for around £600. I have a full carbon Columbus Hiver fork and USE/Sabbath Ti seatpost for sale as well.
If you’re interested let me know and I can get pics sorted tomorrow (frame is at work)Posted 3 years agomboySubscriber
Why Ti AND cheap?
Have you not heard the adage that “Cheap Ti isn’t good, and good Ti isn’t cheap” before? It very much rings true IMO!
Can confirm that the Kinesis Gran Fondo is an incredibly well made machine. But at roughly the same weight, and 1/3 the price, Kinesis’ own 4S Shares the same geometry and featured as the Gran Fondo! Or save another £300 and just buy a T2 which is a mere 200g heavier…Posted 3 years agoTiRedMember
Custom Burls would be £1350. There is no cheap Ti. It’s a nice material, but steel has caught up. Geometry trumps material. And cheap welded tubes may not have the stiffness you’d like.
That said, I’d like a Burls fixed wheel road frame with full guards to save 600g from my Paddy Wagon custom build.Posted 3 years agomboySubscriber
Just looking for the comfort of steel minus the rust worries.. It will see worst of the winter and can’t really afford a top drawer Ti frame
28c tyres are your friend here… Seriously!
The Kinesis T2 or 4S will be more comfortable than a Ti frame on 23’s for certain, and they’ve got the clearance for them with full guards too.
Why not steel though? Not heard of Framesaver or Waxoyl?Posted 3 years agotonydMember
a bit of an itch for Ti is where I’m heading ..
Be honest with yourself OP! It’s not about weight or rust, it’s about shiny things and Ti is shiny 🙂
I’d be amazed if there’s more than a pound or two difference between the same frame in steel and Ti, and rust isn’t really an issue with steel these days (even if it were it doesn’t really do much harm for years and years).
I’d love a Ti frame (or a 931 Croix de Fer) but my cheap steel framed (Pompetamine, £139) commuter is extremely comfortable, especially with 32c tyres. The bike weighs a ton but the frame itself is pretty light.Posted 3 years agoDaffySubscriber
I changed my 735 CdF frame and fork for a Pickenflick with a carbon fork. It lopped almost 1.5kg from the bike weight or 15%. Not much really, but it didn’t cost much to flip and feels better for it.
I’d like to do the same with my Day One, but it’d hardly make a dent in the overall weight of the bike due to the Alfine, lights, guards and brakes.Posted 3 years agoianpvMember
hmmm – I’ve still got this that I could possibly be persuaded to part with:Posted 3 years agoBezSubscriber
“Rust is not and has never been an issue if the bike is properly looked after. However, a poorly looked after bike will suffer corrosion and because expensive tubsets are typically thinner, then expensive bikes fail quicker.“
I used to clean my Tange Prestige bike by chucking it in the canal after a ride and dragging it around a bit and then hoicking it out. That was 21 years, many miles and a couple of sandblasts ago, and it’s still doing daily service as my commuter.Posted 3 years ago
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