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Old 01-11-2022, 04:11 PM
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Sheet. A sheet of Titanium. That is what I see. Rolled then welded and ground down. The ride quality? Maybe as mentioned above it was a long time ago...
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Old 01-12-2022, 02:56 AM
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That's weird.
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Old 01-12-2022, 03:10 PM
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This is currently on ebay.
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:24 AM
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Sheet. A sheet of Titanium. That is what I see. Rolled then welded and ground down. The ride quality? Maybe as mentioned above it was a long time ago...
thats how colnago's supplier formed the ovalmaster's DT out of 6/4 Ti and lynskey does the DT on my Ti pro-cross.

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Old 01-13-2022, 08:26 AM
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mmm hmmm

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Old 01-13-2022, 04:44 PM
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I think since the 6/4 titanium basically started out as a sheet rather than a tube, going with these 'airfoil' downtubes made some sense. I think Merckx also had one like that back in the day - the Millenium model.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:37 PM
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I wondered what it would be like to ride one of those; probably like a wet noodle.


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Yes, the Slingshot was a wet noodle. I bought one used years ago to try it out. It was comfy when riding in a straight line but any hard cornering would result in massive torsional flex. Very unnerving so I sold it pretty quickly. I have a friend that has one built up as a commuter. Probably the best application for it.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:10 PM
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I had this one for a bit, did not care for the ride but also did not fit me well.

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I think since the 6/4 titanium basically started out as a sheet rather than a tube, going with these 'airfoil' downtubes made some sense. I think Merckx also had one like that back in the day - the Millenium model.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:23 PM
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I wondered what it would be like to ride one of those; probably like a wet noodle.
They are flexy as hell and you could feel them swing from side to side, super weird sensation.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:07 PM
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MASS Titanio from Italy:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MASS-TITANI...-127632-2357-0
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:29 PM
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Up the size of the bikes components and it all seems proportional.

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Old 01-15-2022, 07:54 PM
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I had a polished Litespeed ultimate. Rode like $hit. Sold it after one season.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:19 PM
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:33 PM
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Stanridge wins! Wow.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:58 PM
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Wow, that's one big down tube!

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I had a polished Litespeed ultimate. Rode like $hit. Sold it after one season.
That's contributory, next let us know how $hit rides?
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