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08-17-2014, 04:11 PM

08-17-2014, 11:54 PM
is the build sheet available?


08-18-2014, 09:32 AM
I don't have one, build dimensions are in the description of the ad.

08-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Another beautiful TI frame listed... love this one and would be a great fit for me... wife has set my bike limit at 3, so I'm stuck...

08-18-2014, 10:34 AM
KB uses oversize Ti tubing throughout, so the headtube, seattube, and BB all have machined aluminum reducers in them.

So there are aluminium sleeves inside the BB shell and head tube? That's quite unusual.

Could you please tell us about tire clearance as well? There doesn't seem to be much room between the chainstays.


08-18-2014, 11:13 AM
I can get measurement later when I'm home. But, I'm using 23mm wheels on there with 25mm tires, so they measure something like 26-27mm wide. I probably have 4-5mm of clearance from the brakes. The stays are over 41cm's long so that allows for more clearance near the tires. I believe the ENVE fork typically can take a 28mm tire no issue.

08-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Just wanted to add that bikser is a great seller. Bought an immaculate DeSalvo frameset from him last year and couldn't have been happier with the transaction. If I wasn't so damned in love with the DeSalvo, I'd be thinking seriously about this KB (very similar geo).

08-18-2014, 10:57 PM
Took measurements. Tires measure 27.4mm at widest point, chainstays at that point are around 37.4, so there is 5mm clearance each side. Plenty of room for a wider tire. Fork has a little less clearance, width seems fine for a wider tire but height would be a limiting factor.

08-19-2014, 11:24 AM
sale done

08-19-2014, 12:52 PM
$300 off (frame, fork, headset, shipped Continental U.S.)
Wow... just give it away why don't ya! Would fit me like a glove; unfortunately, all the bike hooks in my garage are already spoken for. GLWS!

08-19-2014, 04:28 PM
I was tempted to say what a beautiful bike and GLWS when you first posted this. Knocking $300 off a nice nice nice frame is muy buena onda. So a bump to the top is in order and the obligatory GLWS. Just wish it was me scooping this deal up. Bike physics of N+1 is in effect at my house, so I must (regretfully) pass. Someone is gonna be very happy though...

Peter B
08-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Another shout out for bikser as a seller and this frameset as a deal! Someone needs to jump on this!

08-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Another bump for a screaming deal. This is perfect for me, but can't add another bike in the stable at the moment unless I want a divorce. Great great deal here.

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08-19-2014, 06:46 PM
I hope this isn't muddying your thread, if it is feel free to ignore or PM me and I'll delete it. I know KB is a highly regarded builder, but I'm wondering how this frame stacks up with say, Firefly, Seven, IF? Not all Ti frames are particularly light, even if they do possess other great qualities. What do you think this bike weighs built up with light but not weight weenie components (say Chorus 11, something like Fulcrum Racing One wheels, alloy bar/stem/seatpost)?

Thanks, Doug

08-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Guessing 15.8 to 16.5 lbs. KB frames are every bit the equal to the cos mentioned above, and Kelly has several more years of experience. :)

08-19-2014, 07:01 PM
How this frame stacks up to the other manufacturers isn't for me to say. I haven't owned them or ridden them. I think any of the high end builders will build them as custom as you want if you want to pay for it. This frame rides as nice as anything I've ever ridden, better ride feel than a typical carbon bike. There are probably few ti frames that could compete in a superlight weight competition against carbon. This bike as shown weighs about 18lbs without a single weight weenie part on it. I intentionally didn't try to spend to lighten up the ride. But, I'm sure with the right parts selection, wheels, cockpit you could easily drop 2lbs.

I think that's a good estimate Pbarry.

08-20-2014, 09:37 AM
I have had a few questions on the DI2 ports. I used silver vinyl stickers to cover the three holes. The only one pictured is the dot on the headtube. They actually match the Ti pretty good, but the camera flash makes it contrast more than in person. The other holes are on the bottom of the seattube below the bottle cage, and to the left/bottom of the cable stop on the chainstay. They are fairly difficult to see unless you're looking for them. I didn't want to use a black rubber plug on a ti frame for aesthetic reasons.

2 hours left on sale.

08-25-2014, 10:44 PM
Frameset still available. Half new price.

08-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Is there a separate battery mount or is it for internal?
Saddle height in the pic?

08-25-2014, 10:56 PM
No separate battery mount, you would use a water bottle cage mount or internal. Saddle height 71cm.

08-26-2014, 03:38 PM

08-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Officially still available. Last day I can ship before vacation is Friday. After that I'll be gone a week.

Fork and bb, can be purchased too if needed.

08-27-2014, 09:56 PM
Another beautiful TI frame listed... love this one and would be a great fit for me... wife has set my bike limit at 3, so I'm stuck...

1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 ..................................2.8, 2.9 and finally 3

08-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Bump, open to reasonable offers, possible partial trades.

09-04-2014, 12:50 PM
For sale or trade. Would consider trade for another frame road, gravel, or mtb. Also for nice Shimano 11spd compatible wheel set plus cash depending on the value.

Preference though is a straight sale. Will consider a reasonable offer. If you are not a serious buyer with cash in hand don't contact me. I dealt with a lot of people wasting my time with offers they did not follow up with last go around.

09-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Weekend bump.

09-06-2014, 12:23 PM
Free bump. So why has this not sold? I have the same build in steel and it is a sweet ride. Anybody in NORCAL (west marin) that whats to take a test ride on mine pm me. Sizing is close. Mine is a 55 TT. Built up with DA 11 and Running 28mm tires @75psi on KP SL-23's. Most of our rides are chip seal in WM and the difference in ride from the 23mm tires with 19mm rims @ 110psi is unbelievable IMO. Mike @ Black Mt Cycles talked me into it during the build processes. Was reluctant at first but WOW!

09-06-2014, 12:51 PM
If you are looking for a new road ride and if this fits you are a fool not to give it a shot.

Forget carbon it breaks, and steel might be real... but it rusts. Ti rides great, stays beautiful and this is a bargain.

09-07-2014, 05:14 PM
Another dumb question, maybe I'm not the only person wondering… Can a larger diameter seatpost be used in this frame without the shim/insert, or is the insert bonded into the frame? I understand the 27.2 is the most versatile, possibly the best riding, just curious…

Thanks, Doug

the bottle ride
09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
This is a crazy deal...
Fits too.

09-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Last bump before I sadly take it to ebay. I will have to mark up the price to make up for the fees, I'd much rather provide that as a discount to someone here.

09-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Looks a little small for what I'm riding, but, gee... I'll go check my fit measurements tomorrow....:help: