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Old 03-24-2018, 11:42 PM
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:25 AM
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Built November 1993 by Mike Augspurger, fully anodized by his wife Leni Fried. Photo taken 2004 in Springdale, UT.
Bike w/ pedigree and possibly rare. Augspurger is one of the guys who invented the titanium bicycle.
NOt to mention Leni Fried beautifull light hearted drawings and designs.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:56 PM
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Moots Routt that I'm looking forward to getting in some miles on.

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Old 03-31-2018, 08:14 PM
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Getting in a ride this morning

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Old 03-31-2018, 08:34 PM
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My firefly in road climbing mode

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Old 04-01-2018, 07:35 AM
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Nice FF - real nice! Well done.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:20 AM
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All the pics of moots with white tape and saddles, made me want to upgrade mine.

I am also considering a change to tires with tan sidewalls. Suggestions? Have been riding continentals for along time, so something different may be fun.


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Old 04-02-2018, 08:35 AM
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All the pics of moots with white tape and saddles, made me want to upgrade mine.

I am also considering a change to tires with tan sidewalls. Suggestions? Have been riding continentals for along time, so something different may be fun.

Moots looks best with white decals n white bars tape imo so nice bike!
Veloflex masters are nice, so are the vittoria sc with gumwalls (not the "new" versions)

Custom sl?
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:49 AM
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Calling out all Ti Bikes..

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Old 04-02-2018, 10:07 AM
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Here's my TwinSix Standard Rando Ti. Bought it and got it together with parts from the bin.. might need a new fork someday, but it rides very well the way it sits.

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Old 04-02-2018, 01:08 PM
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Moots looks best with white decals n white bars tape imo so nice bike!
Veloflex masters are nice, so are the vittoria sc with gumwalls (not the "new" versions)

Custom sl?
Yes, not built for me though. Got it 5 years ago from a friend of a friend.

Wish it was a bit longer and/or lower.
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:28 PM
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Here's my TwinSix Standard Rando Ti. Bought it and got it together with parts from the bin.. might need a new fork someday, but it rides very well the way it sits.

Great bike holder!
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:43 PM
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So many high-end really nice Ti bikes on this thread! For this year, any maybe a few more, I decided to go with a budget titanium all-road gravel frame. Its a Motobecane that I got complete for $1100. Yes, a quality Ti handcrafted frame can be had for this amount! The only thing I added was a carbon fork, as it did not have one, and an Ergon SRX3 Pro. Simple blue collar build here that I can upgrade or just ride up-grades for now!

Hand crafted Titanium 3/2.5 frame geo enhanced tubing, H2O mounts, rack/fender mounts
Fork: Carbon with DT Swiss thru-axle - There is 57mm between the blades at the crown.
Crankset: FSA Gossamer Cross
Front Derailleur: FD-5800 105- 2x11
Rear Derailleur: RD-5800
Shifters: Shimano ST-5800,105
Cassette: Shimano CS-5800, 105 11-32T
Front Hub: 15mm Thru Axle
Rims: WTB Frequency i19 TCS 700c
Tires: Continental Cyclocross Race 700x35
Brake Set: Avid BB7R G2CS 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano & Tektro RL Cross Top Levers
Handlebar: Ritchey Biomax 420mm
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:24 PM
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My 2003 Litespeed Vortex

I think I've posted about it before, but here's my 2003 Litespeed Vortex in some more detail. Every tube is extremely heavily shaped 6/4 Ti - the top and down tubes have diamond profiles, and the seat tube is octagonal at the BB and gradually fades into a normal tube by the seatpost clamp (not sure how they did that, because there's no visible seam in any of the tubes). Seat stays are gently curved for some extra give, and have an aero teardrop profile, while the chainstays are quite beefy. Welds are immaculate stacks of dimes.

My frame (size 51.5) weighed in at 1269 grams, including the stock Litespeed Ti seatpost clamp (which is heavy, but beautiful and worth it IMO). Running Force 22 with a Power2Max NG Eco Powermeter. Cockpit is alloy and Ritchey at the moment, but I just scored some Oval 910 carbon bars from forum member rePhil that I can't wait to try out. Saddle is the cheapest Antares, seatpost is a carbon Fizik R1 (which I really need to swap for a 0 offset post, so if you wanna trade, let me know) Wheels are currently some basic, but solid, Fulcrum 4's for training, but the "forever" wheelset will (fingers crossed) be commissioned very shortly. I found the original decals garish (is IS a 2003 model after all), so I stripped it bare and then added the (very understated) 2018 Litespeed T1SL decals to the DT.

Overall, I gotta say I love this bike. I wouldn't change a thing, aside from the headtube - it's integrated, and I really, really wish it was external, for looks and so I could have some fork options. But honestly, when you consider the massive benefits of Ti (durability, comfort, durability, and durability), I can't imagine ever not having a Ti bike be my main squeeze again.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:49 PM
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Holland Ti came to me last summer from Dan @Clean39T (via Russell @nobuseri and Jeff N. I believe)

Built it up over the winter with Thomson kit and R8000. Debadged some Easton EA90 SL wheels which was a royal pain but 100% worth it in the end.

First shakedown ride was 50 km after work today.





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