Titaniamus (other materials are available)


#1

Been dreaming of Titanium frames to sustain the last decade(s) of my (cycling) life.

Checked loads out but grateful for any views and opinions on which are the ultimate as I might decide to buy one.

All titanium frames are porn but one of my current favourite frames is this;

https://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/Catalogue/Models/Racelight/GF_Ti-DISC-With-Thru-Axle


#2

Do they do it in Brown ?


#3

That’s nice. Big bucks tho even for Ti


#4

I’ve got three
:flushed:

Lynskey helix for summer.
Planet X winter one with guards on.
Sabbath pro road which is a spare.

No paint. No worries. No chips. And DI2 on them.


#5

Review of Lynskey:

Pros (lots)
Cons: not much

:heart_eyes:


#6

In Majorca with super light wheels to tackle the Puig. Cosmics on usually.
The bottle holders are ti, too.


#7

Steel but a thing of beauty nonetheless


#8

Mamils thread.


#9

Ti bottle holders… I’ve just cum.


#10

I also have a Ti bike fetish.

Mountain: started with a Cotic Soda. Broke that. Now have a Brodie Holeshot Ti. Lovely hardtail frame.

Road: Van Nicholas Yukon, now 10 years old, set up as a 1x10 XTR, flat bar commuter - my everyday ride. Plus a Van Nicholas Chinook with 2x10 Ultegra and some shiny Ti and carbon bits for dry summer pootling.

Looking at the VN website, they have a disc enabled road frame, the Skeiron. It comes with Easton carbon forks and is also £2099. Ouch!


#11

Pig Iron daily thigh burner


#12

Nice; as is this (in steel)

Bowman Layhams disc


#13


http://www.enigmabikes.com/


#14

I did contemplate a titanium bike. Then I bought a Colnago C40HP with a mix of Chorus and Record.
Absolutely bloody lovely it is.


#15

AHAHAHAHA!!! Foo Pushbikes! fuck_the_police66


#16

One of the chaps I work with has a steel Freddie Grubb. It really is a work of art. He bought it second hand when he was 16. He’s now well past retirement age! He’s not long bought a decent Trek so it doesn’t get as much use now. It it wasn’t for the fact I’m a short arse I’d have had it off him.


#17

I used to make jewellery out of ti - interesting material to work with.


#18

Was interesting drilling my frame for DI2 (it wasn’t off the shelf ready).
My mate had access to some top kit and still went through two drill bits.


#19

They do a kit with the wires external.


#20

:face_vomiting:

For the sake of three holes I’m going neat n tidy!