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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 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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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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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
really?!

i had a colnago OvalMaster, so i take it your father would have built that as well?

might you still have tooling and parts to build a "modern" ovalmaster...maybe with a 1-1/8" front-end, maybe some bigger chainstays?
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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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Old 12-15-2016, 02:11 PM
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really?!

i had a colnago OvalMaster, so i take it your father would have built that as well?

might you still have tooling and parts to build a "modern" ovalmaster...maybe with a 1-1/8" front-end, maybe some bigger chainstays?
That wouldn't be a problem at all. Here's one of our custom builts featuring the diamond-shaped toptube

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Old 12-21-2016, 05:22 AM
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Another custom built, this time featuring:

- shallow seatstays
- custom road race disc geometry
- oversized externally and internally butted headtube for conical 1.5" fork
- bi-ovalized toptube
- double butted seattube
- wishbone seatstays
- conical hydroformed chainstays
- integrated brake cable routing
- integrated shifting cable routing
- PressFit 30 bottom bracket
- chainstay postmount
- made in USA PARAGON Wright dropouts with removable alu hanger
- hand brushed finish
- custom sandblasting













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Old 12-27-2016, 01:32 PM
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Pinion 29er... droooooool
that thing is so freakin sweet man
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:21 PM
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Pinion 29er... droooooool
that thing is so freakin sweet man
Thanks! You might also dig this... I haven't published any of the photos from this project anywhere yet so you guys here are the first ones to see them. Custom build for our Hungarian customer, including gold AX-LIGHTNESS components and gold SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset.

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