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    Communist Manifesto-Revolution behind the Titanium Curtain

    World economies on the brink of collapse, Obama turning the US into a socialist nightmare and the Zombie apocolypse is evident. Figured I better get a titanium hard tail 29er before the sh$t hits the fan.

    Checked out this forum for ideas and reviews and came across this Russian guy who makes trials bikes and unicycles. Guys dropping 6' and higher to flat, some nut job hiking up a cliff and then bombing down on a unicycle and a girl riding a unicycle down what looks like a ski resort WTF All this begins in a clandestine factory in Russia. The only thing I know about Russia is communism, salad dressing and hot looking female spies that seduce their targets then use ninja moves resulting in violent painful death.

    So I email Dmitry and send a deposit for an XC 29 hard tail that will be able to outrun locomotives, leap tall buildings in a single bound and be able to stick the landing of a McDougle 9000. After discussing some details he figures out the geo and sends a drawing. I like a sloping top tube and he tweaks it a bit to fit the geo. Finish will be a bead blast with shiny decals - Triton standard plus the Russian term for "Revolution!" across the top tube. Thought the hammer and sickle would be a nice touch and think Triton should use it with their logo.

    The cad drawing:


    Time goes by but communication continues. Dmitry is good about keeping me posted. There are delays. He gets married,for him but the Zombies don't wait! There is a tube shortage Gotta be Bush's fault Between him and Obama I'm dying here! Anyway Dmitry keeps me in the loop and is good about answering emails.

    I have all the parts for the build and the time has given me a chance to pick up some cool parts. Got XT drive train and cranks, Thompson seat post, Loaded stem and seat post clamp among other things.

    My frame is getting ready and D sends these pics







    To quote the black militants of the 60's and 70's: "the Revolution will not be televised!" but I will post more pics on MTBR!

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    You made a mistake when you ordered your bike.
    It should have been a 26er instead of the 29er. There are more 26s out there which will leave you with more wheels when SHTF or Zombie apocalypse. Just like you should go with an AR-15 or AK-47 because there are more of them out there for you to scavenge out of the abandoned houses when there are riots and half of the people run for the hills.
    I would suggest a couple of water bottle mounts on the seat stays so you can carry extra water, ammo, or a really convenient rifle sheath. Good for quick draw goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperVHMMWV View Post
    You made a mistake when you ordered your bike.
    It should have been a 26er instead of the 29er. There are more 26s out there which will leave you with more wheels when SHTF or Zombie apocalypse. Just like you should go with an AR-15 or AK-47 because there are more of them out there for you to scavenge out of the abandoned houses when there are riots and half of the people run for the hills.
    I would suggest a couple of water bottle mounts on the seat stays so you can carry extra water, ammo, or a really convenient rifle sheath. Good for quick draw goodness.
    Been there done that - already got a Santa Cruz Heckler in my quiver!
    29er rolls over debris and zombie bodies much better than the 26, especially with only 1 hand on the bar (other hand is wielding the AK).

    This bike is for the Revolution!

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    I don't know if the former USSR is the right place to expect a zombie revolution. They do have zombies. Just search the internet for photos of Russian young people passed out in the snow outside of nightclubs. Revolution, I'm not so sure. I did not know that zombies were keen on revolution anyway.

    "The titanium curtain". Good one. The first titanium I got was for building backpacking stoves with. It was from Russia, back in the 1990s.That was when they first started selling their titanium reserves.

    Good luck with the frame. Let us know your experience.

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    Love it and the bent top tube. Can't wait to see the finished product. Make sure to give us a ride report.
    What size tubing and how long is your ETT?
    Sweet ride bro!

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    Components ready to go:

    Red accent for Soviet effect



    Loaded stem and seat post clamp



    XT drive train



    BB7 stoppers



    Performance Forte carbon riser bar - used this on other bikes, lite, strong and around $70.00




    For the wheel set I have some P-XC's off a 2011 Giant Anthem X29 set up tubeless with 2.4 Racing Ralphs. My plan is to get some Stan's Arch EX with Hope hubs eventually. I'm running this combo on my Anthem 29 and love it and if this hard tail works out I will go for the Stan's.

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    I thought the blueing on the welds for Ti was a bad thing?
    Everytime I think it hurts.
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    Oh man the frame looks beautiful. Hopefully it will last you a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Thought the hammer and sickle would be a nice touch and think Triton should use it with their logo.
    How about German manufacturers using swastika on their products, would that be a nice touch, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    How about German manufacturers using swastika on their products, would that be a nice touch, too?
    There is a big difference between the swastika and the hammer and sickle

    Political revolution has been and will always be a part of history. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the russian revolution was not about ethnic cleansing/extermination. The swastika and the nazi regime is an entirely different agenda.

    I chose the logo simply because of aesthetics and a historical Soviet theme. No intention of racial or ethnic hatred is implied. In other words chill out bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    There is a big difference between the swastika and the hammer and sickle
    Yeah, the big difference is that communism claimed an order of magnitude more innocent lives than fascism. F*ck fascism, f*ck communism, f*ck swastika, f*ck hammer and sickle!

    You are not cool, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    How about German manufacturers using swastika on their products, would that be a nice touch, too?
    Pretty much the same thing as above. Josef Stalin killed more people than Hitler and communism continues to oppress millions of people worldwide.

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    Got this fork a while back when had the deal going.




    Marz Micro Ti Bomber - and there is no offensive/political intent of matching "Bomber" with the hammer and sickle decals

    Heard some good reports on this fork which is adjustable 100mm-120mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Got this fork a while back when had the deal going.




    Marz Micro Ti Bomber - and there is no offensive/political intent of matching "Bomber" with the hammer and sickle decals

    Heard some good reports on this fork which is adjustable 100mm-120mm.
    I have that fork too, it's nice.

    I thought you red staters were anti communism. I was wrong, sorry.

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    Guys!

    Please keep the politics out of this thread - its a bike build thats it! Because it's a Russian frame and the Russian Revolution was a significant part of the country's history, I chose the russian script of revolution as a graphic . As I understand it the Russian Revolution was the result of oppression of workers and laborers by the Tsarist regime. The workers believed those who worked the land deserved more rights than being slaves to wealthy land owners hence the revolution. What the leaders of a political movement do with power is subject to eternal debate and lets keep that out of this thread!

    I know that red/ blue has something to do with democrat/republican but don't know which is which and don't care!. I work and try to ride my bikes or surfboards in my free time. Could care less about politics.

    Find the parallel between Asian/communist production of goods (especially bike related) and the capitalist marketing of such goods interesting. Those who hate communism and are most vocal, may be some of the biggest consumers (and therefore supporters) of the end product that perpetuates the regime. Think bike, computer etc. My thought was a purchase of a russian frame that is supporting a capitalist (Dmitry), and that purchase is a vote against a communist monopoly in the bike market.

    But really I just liked what Dmitry has put out there and these are some cool frames!

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    Sorry, enjoy you're frame. You know Russian Ti is all surplus and radioactive, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Sorry, enjoy you're frame. You know Russian Ti is all surplus and radioactive, right?
    Right. It glows in the dark lighting up your path. I love this feature. No need for LED torch.

    Boeing use mainly Russian titanium from the same supplier/factory we get the tubing from.
    TritonBikes.com

    Titanium frames and components handbuilt in Russia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Right. It glows in the dark lighting up your path. I love this feature. No need for LED torch.

    Boeing use mainly Russian titanium from the same supplier/factory we get the tubing from.
    I like my boys too much to chance it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I like my boys too much to chance it ...
    Where do you live? If you have time, research "Fukushima " accident reports and radiation release. That incident was rated the same as Chernobyl - 7 (doesn't get any worse) and radioactive isotopes were found along the west coast of the US 2 days after the meltdown.

    Traces of caesium 137 from that disaster have been found in human and animal tissue along the west coast of the US. There have been several other nuclear disasters around the world ranked 5 on the scale, TMI in Pa. being one. Yes I'm concerned but when it comes to radiation exposure on this planet you can run but you can't hide

    Yes I like my boys too, but radioactive Ti from Triton? Come on give me a brake! Mechanical disc BB 7 to keep thread back on topic

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    Once again a " Hey, here's my new bike'" thread turns into a sh#t slinging contest.
    Great bike you're building. Definately jealous. Ride report when done would be great
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Once again a " Hey, here's my new bike'" thread turns into a sh#t slinging contest.
    Great bike you're building. Definately jealous. Ride report when done would be great
    Exactly!

    I have enjoyed and learned a lot from the build threads on this forum. Love to see what riders are using and how its put together. I enjoy the gear and building almost as much as I like to ride and put this out there for those who feel the same.

    Haven't been on a hard tail since the 80's and curious to see how this compares to my current rides (SC Heckler 26 and Giant Anthem X 29). We don't have elevation here in Florida but some great single track/trails with natural and man made technical features and year round riding.

    Full suspension works well on these trails but the added maintenance and complications of the rear shock make the HT appealing. I take good care of my bikes but find it hard to follow factory service intervals, if you ride a lot you're doing shock/fork maintenance several times a year. Need to replace bushings on the RP23 and maybe frame bushings and the bike is just over 1 year old. Simplicity of a HT is looking better all the time and riding the same trails on different style of bike keeps things interesting. Besides all that I'm a gear head!

    Will post more pics and ride report when it happens.

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    How much did the frame cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcarterdman View Post
    How much did the frame cost?
    These are custom Ti frames and price depends on what you want! There are many options including geometry, finish and things like dropouts fender mounts etc. For pricing check out the website.

    The bottom line is less expensive than some other sources but you have to wait longer for the final product. My frame is pretty close to being ready after about 7 months since deposit. Dmitry is good with communication and a few things were changed and tweaked along the way. With custom you have many options

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    Frame arrived today. Took the pic next to a vintage ('85) steel Pinarello.



    Will post some more pics as the build progresses.

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    What's in the box? The suspense is killing me. Open it up to see what came in the mail.
    "Boom"........"Regard me".

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