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Old 12-02-2016, 03:09 PM
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Hey all, I just joined the forum as I thought this would be a nice place to share some of our most interesting creations.

I'll start with a custom frame and custom fork that was recently built for our UK based customer.


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Old 12-04-2016, 06:04 AM
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:00 AM
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Thanks superbowlpats

I understand there's not that many XC enthusiasts here, but as this section of the forum is intended for the builders to share their most interesting projects this one below is one of my personal favorites from 2016. Custom Belt Driven Pinion 29er for our Swiss customer.







Specs:

- custom cross country geometry

- oversized externally and internally butted headtube for conical 1.5" fork

- gusset top of toptube and bottom of downtube

- bi-ovalized toptube

- hydroformed curved downtube

- hydroformed seatstays with splitter for belt drive

- hydroformed chainstays

- external and internal dropper seatpost routing

- triple zip-tie cable routing

- custom CNC’ed PINION shell

- made in USA PARAGON flanged sliding dropouts with boosted DT Swiss 148 x 12mm postmount inserts

- hand brushed finish

- custom sandblasting

- ti bolts

Size: Extra Large (460x633mm)

Weight: 1880g
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:13 PM
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the titanium fork looks good. are those available ?
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:27 PM
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the titanium fork looks good. are those available ?
Sure, drop me an email on hello@wittson.com and we'll get you going.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:08 PM
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Wow that is a beauty!

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Thanks superbowlpats

I understand there's not that many XC enthusiasts here, but as this section of the forum is intended for the builders to share their most interesting projects this one below is one of my personal favorites from 2016. Custom Belt Driven Pinion 29er for our Swiss customer.







Specs:

- custom cross country geometry

- oversized externally and internally butted headtube for conical 1.5" fork

- gusset top of toptube and bottom of downtube

- bi-ovalized toptube

- hydroformed curved downtube

- hydroformed seatstays with splitter for belt drive

- hydroformed chainstays

- external and internal dropper seatpost routing

- triple zip-tie cable routing

- custom CNC’ed PINION shell

- made in USA PARAGON flanged sliding dropouts with boosted DT Swiss 148 x 12mm postmount inserts

- hand brushed finish

- custom sandblasting

- ti bolts

Size: Extra Large (460x633mm)

Weight: 1880g
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Old 12-08-2016, 07:16 AM
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Hey all, I just joined the forum as I thought this would be a nice place to share some of our most interesting creations.

I'll start with a custom frame and custom fork that was recently built for our UK based customer.



Very nice. I had a Colnago CT1 BStay (reflex blue) that you may have built. Loved that bike and had it for 14 years! When I want a Ti frame, you will definitely get a call.
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Old 12-09-2016, 05:05 AM
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Very nice. I had a Colnago CT1 BStay (reflex blue) that you may have built. Loved that bike and had it for 14 years! When I want a Ti frame, you will definitely get a call.
That would have been my father who built your frame, who still stands strong at Wittson Custom Ti Cycles. The rear carbon triangle that you had on your COLNAGO CT1, we still use them on our custom builds. Just saying if you ever feel nostalgic about your CT1

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Old 12-12-2016, 07:24 AM
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back to work!


It is time to get back to building our titanium jewels. One at a time, all hand-made at our artisan Wittson workshop. by Wittson Cycles, on Flickr
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:48 PM
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Hey all, I just joined the forum as I thought this would be a nice place to share some of our most interesting creations.

I'll start with a custom frame and custom fork that was recently built for our UK based customer.
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That would have been my father who built your frame, who still stands strong at Wittson Custom Ti Cycles. The rear carbon triangle that you had on your COLNAGO CT1, we still use them on our custom builds. Just saying if you ever feel nostalgic about your CT1
Congratulations to both of you. This is really some beautiful work.

Did you ever live in Italy, or had your father already moved back to Lithuania?
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:05 PM
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Congratulations to both of you. This is really some beautiful work.

Did you ever live in Italy, or had your father already moved back to Lithuania?
Well, not really, but neither were the titanium frames built in Italy. You might find it interesting reading through this http://wittson.com/custom-titanium-frame-builder
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Well, not really, but neither were the titanium frames built in Italy. You might find it interesting reading through this http://wittson.com/custom-titanium-frame-builder
Very interesting, thank you.

Beautiful recent work too.
Happy 2017; it will be great to see more of your work!
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:54 PM
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Very interesting, thank you.

Beautiful recent work too.
Happy 2017; it will be great to see more of your work!
Thanks!

Here's another one!

















- road race geometry
- oversized externally and internally butted headtube for conical 1.25" fork
- bi-ovalized toptube
- integrated seatpost with a support on toptube/seatstays cross section
- ti seatmast with ti bolts
- straight seatstays
- conical hydroformed chainstays
- integrated brake cable routing
- integrated shifting cable routing
- PressFit 30 bottom bracket
- made in USA PARAGON Wright dropouts with removable alu hanger
- hand brushed finish
- custom sandblasting
- ti headbadge
- anodized bolts

Frame: Suppresio (grade 9 ti)
Fork: ENVE 2.0 Tapered 1.25" (carbon)

Groupset: CAMPAGNOLO Super Record Ti

Headset: CHRIS KING InSet 1 top x CANE CREEK bottom
Expander set: ENVE (carbon)
Stem: DEDA Superleggero 110mm (black on black)
Handlebar: DEDA Superleggera 420mm (carbon/black on black)
Handlebar tape: FIZIK Microtex (silver)

Seatmast: WITTSON (grade 9 ti)
Saddle: FIZIK Arione 00 (carbon rails/white)

Wheelset: LIGHTWEIGHT Meilenstein C WeissED (carbon)
Tyres: VITTORIA Open Corsa CX 23 (white)

Accessories:
Carbon spacers
ELITE Mejio bottle cage (carbon)
Ti bottlecage bolts

Size: M
Finish: hand brushed titanium

Weight: 6.6 kg
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:44 AM
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internal mechanical shift cables - great detail!

Impressed by how clean the frame looks without the shift cables.

Do you use a housing stop for the shift cable in the downtube or run them through a tube? I have the same question about the chainstay.

Do you have a picture of the bottom bracket before its welded to the downtube and chainstays you could share? I assume there's holes or a slot for the cables to enter & exit the BB?
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:14 PM
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Beautiful frame, beautiful details, and beautiful photos. That is how you create desire.
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