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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    This is probably about one of my bikes. )
    It is this bike that I ride most of the time, day to day.
    No, I showed EnglishT another bike, not yours
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    Pay no attention to D8, he is always angry about something.

    I like your posts and pics but you do seem to be having way to much fun.....

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    Hello everybody!

    Shipping out this 29er to Australia.
    It's hand brushed, got Paragon sliders, and looong seat tube. Will upload the built up photos one day.

    Cheers






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    Very interesting!

    Looks like weight will be way back, almost over the rear-axle, but that's the beauty of custom eh? Customer gets what they want

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    Chain stays are near horizontal in the pic. I think the frame will be angled much more forward when built up. Especially as it is a 29er.

    I hope the seat stay to seat tube juncture is better in reality than it looks in the last picture. It must be an optical illusion that makes it look like it is only half welded.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    Chain stays are near horizontal in the pic. I think the frame will be angled much more forward when built up. Especially as it is a 29er.

    I hope the seat stay to seat tube juncture is better in reality than it looks in the last picture. It must be an optical illusion that makes it look like it is only half welded.
    Well, the geometry was what the customer wanted it to bee.

    I just noticed what you mean about seat stay/seat tube juncture. It's fully welded, I would never let the unwelded frame out. You would never see such a photo.
    That's a film artefact left after welding that can be easily removed.

    Thanks for your comment!
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    Looking for a custom Titanium frame

    I sent you an e-mail about the specification Looking forward to hearing back on gettng a XC custom ti frame built by triton bike - cool photos -very excited. to hear back from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrestmiller
    I sent you an e-mail about the specification Looking forward to hearing back on gettng a XC custom ti frame built by triton bike - cool photos -very excited. to hear back from you.
    replied!

    thanks for your interest!
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    I like the finish but it doesn't look as clean as the brushed finishes I have seen on other manufactures frames. Is that frame completely finished? there is a lot of discoloration by all of the welds and the cable guides and the BB yolk Is that easily cleaned up?

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    can you show examples of your different finished I checked the website but it doesn't state the different bare finishes like brushed and raw or sand blasted.

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    Hi Ti Tank,
    I have been offering hand brushing for a couple of months now. I understand what you mean about discoloration and I have seen this on other frames (Italian). But top brands offer clean looking brushed frames, I agree.
    The customer liked the finish of the pictured frame.

    But I was also a bit worried and could predict questions like yours. Looks like I have finally found here in Russia materials needed to achieve clean looking brushed finish. I do not have any media on that yet. But I will be sharing it soon.
    Hand brushing is quite a time consuming activity Takes me hours..

    Thanks for all your questions. It pushes further the development of our products.

    Below are the photos of the sand blasted finish. This has always been the default finish and we are experienced with it.

    One customer has recently ordered a frameset with the completely raw finish (we left all the welding discolorations). It will be laquered next week and I can share the photos here.

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    Thanks, Im a professor at a local university and the owner of Bike shop in town just mentioned your company to me last week and said he was getting a frame in for his shops trials team and that he was thinking about offering your frames for custom builds like mine. Cant wait to see your stuff.

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    People have different preferences when it comes to finish. I recall Brant Richards had to do some persuation to get the Ragley titanium frames finished raw enough but not too raw at Lynskey

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Im looking for a frame that I can custom size but finish is very important as well, So Im not sure what RAW entails or what it exactly looks like. For what I want durability and the ability to take care of minor blemishes on my own will dictate finish.

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    Voila, a few photos of Roman Smirnov, the Triton team trials rider from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

    Pictured spots: Greece and Russia (easy to distinguish them haha)

    Gap to front wheel






    Drop-gap










    Sidehop


    Pedal-up


    Drop-gap




    Drop off a bride


    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Hello everybody!

    Shipping out this 29er to Australia.
    It's hand brushed, got Paragon sliders, and looong seat tube. Will upload the built up photos one day.

    Cheers






    I like this one and the one on the trunk of the Toyota with the discolored welds. Really nice bikes Dmitry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    I like this one and the one on the trunk of the Toyota with the discolored welds. Really nice bikes Dmitry!
    Thanks!

    I will keep on posting interesting frames we build.

    I will be hand brushing a frame, fork and a stem tomorrow. Will share photos here later.
    I should get a nice camcorder to record the videos of the process. The cameraphone makes very low quality vids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Thanks!

    I will keep on posting interesting frames we build.

    I will be hand brushing a frame, fork and a stem tomorrow. Will share photos here later.
    I should get a nice camcorder to record the videos of the process. The cameraphone makes very low quality vids.
    I would like to see a polished one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Hello everybody!

    Shipping out this 29er to Australia.
    It's hand brushed, got Paragon sliders, and looong seat tube. Will upload the built up photos one day.

    Cheers






    Hi Dmitry,
    Do you have the build photos of this?
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Hi Dmitry,
    Do you have the build photos of this?
    Thanks,
    Shawn

    Hi Shawn,
    The customer said he would send me the photos as soon as the bike is built. I will post them here once I get them.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes

    Hi Shawn,
    The customer said he would send me the photos as soon as the bike is built. I will post them here once I get them.

    Thanks!

    Dmitry
    Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Here is the new unicycle type we made.
    Multi wheelsize uni (24-26-29 inch) with three brake mounts, Surly-tire-friendly
    Nice looking unicycle frame. Are you going to sell through Unicycles.com?

    Either way, could you PM a quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fungazi
    Nice looking unicycle frame. Are you going to sell through Unicycles.com?

    Either way, could you PM a quote?
    Thanks!
    I sell directly or through my German partner, Joachim Pfender (he holds a stock of unicycles).
    http://ridetriton.com/unicycle.htm

    I spoke to the Unicycle.com guys about a year ago. But since the frames' production cost is very high and the margin is low, our items are not very attractive to large retailers.

    Anyways, there's a test unicycle at the UK branch:


    http://www.unicycle.uk.com/36-triton...-unicycle.html
    http://www.unicycle.uk.com/36-triton...cle-frame.html
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    More pics!! I'd like to see some shots of the weld areas,dropouts and BB on the brushed components..

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    Cool stuff. I like the one piece integrated handlebars.




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    Just created a Youtube channel called TritonBikes

    I have made the first video where I show how I do hand brushing.
    It's poor quality, made with my mobile phone. Should get a camcorder for this kind of stuff.

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vzDRzCNRJg4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Photos of this recently brushed frameset:













    Here is the video of the powder-coating process and photos of the results:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpride
    Cool stuff. I like the one piece integrated handlebars.



    Me to! Can you make a 1" riser bar like that?

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    This is Torture!

    I ordered my frame about 2 weeks ago! Seeing these videos and pictures is TORTURE .

    These next few weeks will feel like the days leading up to Christmas..... but I am not a kid anymore . I have not felt so much excitement about a frame in a long, long time.

    I just hope my frame looks as great as the pictures I am seeing here.

    I am planning on starting a new thread once I have my frame in my hands. It will be on the WHOLE Triton experience ( from ordering to delivery, and ride).

    I am certain it will only mean more work for D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    I ordered my frame about 2 weeks ago! Seeing these videos and pictures is TORTURE .

    These next few weeks will feel like the days leading up to Christmas..... but I am not a kid anymore . I have not felt so much excitement about a frame in a long, long time.

    I just hope my frame looks as great as the pictures I am seeing here.

    I am planning on starting a new thread once I have my frame in my hands. It will be on the WHOLE Triton experience ( from ordering to delivery, and ride).

    I am certain it will only mean more work for D.
    Oh no no no no no... that simply will not do...
    You can't leave us hanging waiting with no details.

    I'm loving mine (pics below), rides absolutely superbly and the quality is topnotch.

    Before I post photo's, please make sure to post a link to your thread (when you get to make it) on this one, since it's related




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    Will Do...

    Once I have my frame, will surely post a link on this thread to my review thread. Your looks great . Nice action shot!

    For the time, I have at least another 4 weeks until the frame is finished, and I get an email from D telling me she is ready to ship.

    As I said, once the frame is in my possession, then I can start an honest report on the whole process. This will give potential buyers an idea of what they will get. As I mentioned earlier, this will most likely mean more work (orders) for Triton because so far, my experience has been .

    Until then, I stare at the pictures and videos, and need to get together the remaining parts for the build (rear shifter, rear tire,and brakes).

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    Once I have my frame, will surely post a link on this thread to my review thread. Your looks great . Nice action shot!

    For the time, I have at least another 4 weeks until the frame is finished, and I get an email from D telling me she is ready to ship.

    As I said, once the frame is in my possession, then I can start an honest report on the whole process. This will give potential buyers an idea of what they will get. As I mentioned earlier, this will most likely mean more work (orders) for Triton because so far, my experience has been .

    Until then, I stare at the pictures and videos, and need to get together the remaining parts for the build (rear shifter, rear tire,and brakes).

    Cheers!
    Cheers, I really like it too

    Still didn't describe what your frame will be - XC? more AM? Trials? Uni?
    What parts do you have so far? Do you know what you'll get for the remaining parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    I ordered my frame about 2 weeks ago! Seeing these videos and pictures is TORTURE .

    These next few weeks will feel like the days leading up to Christmas..... but I am not a kid anymore . I have not felt so much excitement about a frame in a long, long time.

    I just hope my frame looks as great as the pictures I am seeing here.

    I am planning on starting a new thread once I have my frame in my hands. It will be on the WHOLE Triton experience ( from ordering to delivery, and ride).

    I am certain it will only mean more work for D.
    Can you post a link here when you start the new thread? Oooppps, I guess that would be yes.

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    Description....

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT
    Cheers, I really like it too

    Still didn't describe what your frame will be - XC? more AM? Trials? Uni?
    What parts do you have so far? Do you know what you'll get for the remaining parts?
    A picture is worth a thousand words .... but since the frame is still a few weeks out...

    It is a 29er XC frame.
    Will have a Reba 29 Ti fork.
    Wheels are King hubs on Arch rims.
    Other details when frame arrives and reviewed/photographed

    Plan to use it for long rides....too old to do the Racer Thing thing anymore. Our last race team was called 40 Plus. Like to do longer endurance rides now. 50 plus miles.

    One detail I wanted on the frame was shorter than normal chainstays.... they are 439mm, which is on the short side for 29ers, but I asked to be able to fit Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 tire still.

    How long did it take for your frame to arrive?

    I was told 6-8 weeks. I am cool with that, but like I mentioned on my other posts, I feel like a kid again on the days leading up to Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    A picture is worth a thousand words .... but since the frame is still a few weeks out...

    It is a 29er XC frame.
    Will have a Reba 29 Ti fork.
    Wheels are King hubs on Arch rims.
    Other details when frame arrives and reviewed/photographed

    Plan to use it for long rides....too old to do the Racer Thing thing anymore. Our last race team was called 40 Plus. Like to do longer endurance rides now. 50 plus miles.

    One detail I wanted on the frame was shorter than normal chainstays.... they are 439mm, which is on the short side for 29ers, but I asked to be able to fit Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 tire still.
    Sounds great!

    Looking forward to seeing it done!

    How long did it take for your frame to arrive?

    I was told 6-8 weeks. I am cool with that, but like I mentioned on my other posts, I feel like a kid again on the days leading up to Christmas.
    I'm not sure exactly how to answer - we discussed mine a little before I had the money available (though it was made clear when I would have it there) and had the design nailed down before the payment was actually sent.
    From the first message to the frame arriving was over 8 weeks, but from payment recieved to frame arriving was quite a bit less than that.

    Dmitry was always good with keeping me up to date with what state the whole process was at, which was great.

    (Not sure whether there would be significant differences in how long it takes to ship? Russia to UK vs USA?)

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    Bit of stoke...
    This is from yesterday - Brecon Beacons (Wales, UK). Great day for it too.




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    Lets see a side view. About all I can see is the headtube.

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    Oh, I see it, post #129.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Oh, I see it, post #129.
    Don't really have any side-on pictures from that ride - included the closest thing I have.

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    Hi guys,

    I haven't posted much lately.
    The season is underway and there are plenty of projects.

    I organize annual biketrials competition in Ukraine called Hortica Cup 2011.
    Here is the topic in Russian: http://biketrials.ru/live/showthread.php?t=36033
    We have a number of sponsors. Of course, Triton Bikes is one of them
    Red Bull brings one of their pro-riders. I will be posting some photos once we get back.

    We are going to drive to Ukraine from Moscow, do the comps, and then drive from Ukraine through Poland and Czech Republic to Germany to do a bit of DH riding. If there's somebody who lives close to Bad Wildbad, please come to say hi! (May 4 - May 8).
    Shame we don't build DH bikes. I had to borrow my friend's freeride Trek.

    Here are a couple of photos of the recent XC frame and a built-up bike.
    It was built for a Russian customer and he is taking it to Italy this week to tour for a month.

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    Nice! But, it needs to have a model name on the top tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Nice! But, it needs to have a model name on the top tube.

    Once we start producing series of frames I can put model names.
    But so far each frame is different and some people do not want many decals on a frame.

    PS: Sometimes customers ask me to write crazy stuff on a frame. Will share a photo later of he lets me
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    More pic's!!! What new stuff have you been workin on?

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    Yeah, what ^ he said! Come on, give up the goods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Yeah, what ^ he said! Come on, give up the goods!
    Hi, yeah. I will post up some stuff later on. We did organize comps in Ukraine and then drove to Germany to do some bikerX and freeride.
    I will take a little rest after a 2.5 days of non-stop driving and will post something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Hi, yeah. I will post up some stuff later on. We did organize comps in Ukraine and then drove to Germany to do some bikerX and freeride.
    I will take a little rest after a 2.5 days of non-stop driving and will post something!
    Right on! Don't forget, I have that name for you!!

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    Here we GO!

    Received my email this past week.

    Frame is shipping out!
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    NIce, A local shop owner is town is also expecting his very soon, cant wait to check it out.

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    Hello! I've read and viewed every link you've posted in this thread; having a back ground in materials science engineering... I must say your work is EXCELLENT! The welding looks like a work of art. The seams and puddling lines are as even and smooth as if a machine did the work! I'm glad there are still pioneers like you out there making custom frames DREAM bikes for many of us.
    Your choice to work with titanium is also comforting to see. Many claim aluminum will do (in full-suspension), but they are materially incorrect; Titanium/super-steel are THE superior build materials of all bike materials for long term + extended hard impacts. With todays throw-away aluminum frame manufacturing, a Ti-frame seems like a futile expense, but to those that can afford it, it's the best!

    What kind of milling machine, and end mill bits do you use to machine it?


    Lastly I would like to apologize for all the of initial doubting and snide comments from some of the forum members. While reading it, it seemed like you were being bashed for trying to honestly present your work and skilled-trade. Don't EVER let these negative minded people ever slow your ambition; you are a very skilled craftsman in deed. If I ever intend to graduate to a full-suspension-Ti frame, I shall look you up for a project!

    Thanks a lot and may you see increased sales in your future!

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    I agree completely, Ive had several Ti frames from Litespeed to Seven cycles and Tritons craftmanship looks amazing!!!

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    I also heard today that your trying to make a burlier ridged fork with 180 disc mounts to go along with the 24" street bike your building for Beartooths shop owner!!!!!! Thats AWESOME!! I really want you to build be a 29'r and I WANT a ridged TI fork with 180mm mounts as well. Once that fork is done (and the frame) PLEASE post pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    My Triton 29er is here ....

    Here is the link to thread I started... frame looks as sweet

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    Frame looks great!! But what I want to see is a clean design'd Ti fork with 180mm disc mounts for a 2 niner. After seeing the design Dmitry is doing with my local shop owner I reallywant a disc only classic and clean 29" frame and fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Tank View Post
    Frame looks great!! But what I want to see is a clean design'd Ti fork with 180mm disc mounts for a 2 niner. After seeing the design Dmitry is doing with my local shop owner I reallywant a disc only classic and clean 29" frame and fork.
    Thanks...

    I too was thinking about getting a Ti fork for my frame..... I don't need 180mm mounts, but the segmented looks of the Triton forks I have seen is sweet.
    I would like to get forward facing drop-outs...I hope Dmitry makes the fork design easy enough re-work for XC purposes...
    You cannot go against nature, because when you do, its part of nature too.

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    The design I saw looked like a BMX style fork, non segmented with clean leading edge dropp outs, I also think he was running his disc line through the stem cap and out the bottom of the steerer which is a great idea especially when you bail and the bars twist up, no more ripped lines up front!

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    stopped into my local shop hoping to see a new Triton frame and fork but turn sout he hasnt received it yet..... so how about some new pics of Tritons recent creations! I need some eye candy

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    Hi Ti Tank!

    Yup, that frame and fork are in the process right now.
    Designing and discussing took longer than expected. It happens with the custom made frames.
    The Ottoreni's 29er appeared quite quick. Some orders take longer.

    Here are a couple of photos:

    These frames were built for one of my French customers.
    The brushed frame was also laquered.







    I was hesitating to share this photo online. That's what the customer wanted me to write on the sides of the frame. I was unsure if it would pass the customs haha

    This is a long time customer and I could not refuse.





    This is a photo of my dad caught by a random photographer while my dad was relaxing at the bank of Moscow river. It's his fun/street Triton that I take for rides quite often too.



    We built a titanium BMX style handlebar and me and dad testing it out now.
    It has already survived quite a few hard landings and bunnyhops. And it flexes under me a lot too (my weight is 91 kilo). Works like kind of a suspension on a fully rigid bike.
    Still would not risk to offer it to extreme riders.

    But it's very light and I will keep on using it.



    And a bit of an offtopic.
    We are building a unicycle frame that will have internal disc brake system (just like on the bikes), 125mm bearing spacing (classic one is 100mm that's why disc brake does not fit inside the legs). This is a very new standard introduced by Nimbus. And we are the second manufacturer after Nimbus itself to provide unicycles under this standard. Trying to keep up to date, thanks to our demanding customers!



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    That brushed frame looks amazing and that fork is soooooooo clean your work is spot on!! I cant wait to see what you do for Don. Keep us posted on your projects its always great to see someone taking pride in what they do and your products show it!

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    U know... I'm starting to really like the unfinished/grinded weld look! I like seeing all the colors caused by the heat and welding... If I ever get a Ti-FS-AM bike, I'm going to insist that they leave it as welded and don't perform any clean up, just the basic and leave the hot oxidization spots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumV12 View Post
    U know... I'm starting to really like the unfinished/grinded weld look! I like seeing all the colors caused by the heat and welding... If I ever get a Ti-FS-AM bike, I'm going to insist that they leave it as welded and don't perform any clean up, just the basic and leave the hot oxidization spots!
    I also really like it that way. All it needs is a good clear coat to protect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumV12 View Post
    U know... I'm starting to really like the unfinished/grinded weld look! I like seeing all the colors caused by the heat and welding... If I ever get a Ti-FS-AM bike, I'm going to insist that they leave it as welded and don't perform any clean up, just the basic and leave the hot oxidization spots!
    I still love looking at the pictures I have of my bike before it was finished... but I'm glad it was blasted - it looks class.

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    Titanium Chromatic Dragon!

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT View Post
    I still love looking at the pictures I have of my bike before it was finished... but I'm glad it was blasted - it looks class.

    Haaa haha! You're a bike admirer as well I see... Yeah I get caught up in the vanity of basking at my old Carbon rig pics.

    Actually that minor weld oxidation layer looks pretty unique to me. I've never seen anyone with such a scheme on trails/public. Ti frames are rare and stock welds are too. Most folks wanna clean it up to look like it was laser welded by some perfect robot I want the subtle marks of a skilled human craftsman.

    Anodized Titanium colors!


    I'd like to see a Titanium frame with some artistic Anodizing... Like a Chinese-DRAGON mural going along the bottom and all around the top tube... with Chromatic flames at the headtube!

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    I love the look of a clean brushed Ti frame, the best part is after a season of abuse you can make it look like new!!

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    1.5" head tube for tapered forks and Cannondale Lefty





    Race frame, Polo bike frame with Paragon sliders, crazy unicycle frame with internal disc brake mount








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    The Frame getting the Lefty Is waaaay sweet! A UNI with the disc mount thats forward thinking!! Thanks for posting the pics and keepin us updated. Hows the 24" street/Trials build goin for Don? Will you be posting pics of his build soon???? Im dyin to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Tank View Post
    The Frame getting the Lefty Is waaaay sweet! A UNI with the disc mount thats forward thinking!! Thanks for posting the pics and keepin us updated. Hows the 24" street/Trials build goin for Don? Will you be posting pics of his build soon???? Im dyin to see it.
    Thanks!

    Don's frameset will be there soon. Trials and street frames taking longer than the XC/29ers.
    Hopefully I will post the photos soon and make Don a happy person
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    I will crack up if I see the pics before he does!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Tank View Post
    I will crack up if I see the pics before he does!!
    I would never share the photos online before the actual customer received them.

    BTW

    I got back to the Triton website.
    Updated the FAQ section:
    http://tritonbikes.com/faq/

    Now it gives an idea of the pricing, shipping and payment.
    Will be adding more information and media soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    1.5" head tube for tapered forks and Cannondale Lefty



    Come on... LOOK at those chromatic colors! NOBODY has colors like that on a typical Ti bike. They are all usually just cleaned up and OCD neat. I def gonna get a frame with out the oxidation layers removed...

    Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumV12 View Post
    Come on... LOOK at those chromatic colors! NOBODY has colors like that on a typical Ti bike. They are all usually just cleaned up and OCD neat. I def gonna get a frame with out the oxidation layers removed...

    Good work!
    At the moment there are three Tritons being ridden with this raw finish
    One customer wanted this finish to make sure his bike won't interest the thieves in the busy city.
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    A bit of an off-topic:

    In late April we organised biketrials comps in Ukraine and then drove to Germany to ride some freeride/DH.
    Here are some photos:









    Triton rider Roman Smirnov sidehopping. Will be posting his video soon





    Drove through Ukraine, Hungary, Austria to Germany.


    Nice road in Ukraine





    Rode freeride in Bad Wildbad, Germany.
    I was riding a Trek. A good reason for Triton to think of a fullsus freeride bike.






    Yes, I am riding a Cannondale here.
    I have two Tritons, 24" street and 20" trials bike.
    Will build an XC Triton in September. But it's really hard to decide what exactly to build when you can build virtually anything.
    Triton BMX and race bikes are also in the list...
    Too passionate about bikes. Want to have and ride all types..



    Most customers are willing to pay for their frames with PayPal. This system does not work in Russia so the only option is sending PayPal to my German friend, partner and retailer Joachim. Many people have paid him but never seen him.
    We drove to Hamburg to see Jogi too.

    This was called the Triton Annual Conference 2011









    Thanks!

    More photos and text at my Russian blog:
    Part 1: http://gazzzaloddi.livejournal.com/26173.html
    Part 2: http://gazzzaloddi.livejournal.com/26045.html
    It can work with http://translate.google.com
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    Postman knocked on my door this morning
    Delivered the Paragon EBB for a customer who had ordered a 29er frame.

    The set has travelled from the US, all the way to Russia and will continue its way to Australia once the frame is built.



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    Triton trials frame that will be powder coated black and sent to Canada soon. Ultra high BB, +85mm




    Only 1551 gr




    Unicrown fork, 26" MTB. 684 gr.




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    Rad dad!!!

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    Trials frame looks great! THow does the brake cable attach to the guides on the fork with a zip tie or do you use the black C clips?

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    Triton Polo Bike frame built for a customer from London






    First build up look. Extreme head tube angle, super short stays, Paragon dropouts, raw finish.
    Weight 1789 gr

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    Dude, your frames are super nice, I would be interested in a 19-20 inch.
    I love the entire line, very legit!

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    Really nice bikes. They look great.

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    Those colored welds are swwwweeeet!! Don't forget, I have a great name for you SS frames!!

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    Quite a classic Triton 29er frame that had been presented on a birthday to a friend of my friends... finally built
    Moscow, Russia










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    More photos of a Triton custom Polo bike and fork
    London, UK

    More photos:
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    Here are some photos from my Russian customer Dmitry who rode his Triton 1500km across Italy and Sicily back in April.
    Dmitry is happy with his bike and planning a trip to China next year.










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    Great looking frames. Are there any in the US?

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    excellant thread with lots of pictures ... do admire you for having the ability to make your own frames ...

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    I've enjoyed reading through this thread and really like the lacquered brushed finish.

    A friend of mine who predominantly rides singlespeed has set his sights on Ragley TD1 frame which I really like the look of but think its far too much for my wallet and reading through this thread has piqued my curiosity.

    I have always ridden off the shelf bike frames and currently own a GT Peace9r SS and an On-One Scandal, however, as the Triton frames are all custom designed based on the purchasers specifications, how do I as a prospective owner know what geometry/angles/chainstay length/seattube length to specify if I were to order a frame?

    The only thing I do know is that I would also want sliding dropouts to be able to either run SS or geared which I would have to order through Paragon but what would be the correct ones to order, flat sliders or flanged sliders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thug View Post
    I have always ridden off the shelf bike frames and currently own a GT Peace9r SS and an On-One Scandal, however, as the Triton frames are all custom designed based on the purchasers specifications, how do I as a prospective owner know what geometry/angles/chainstay length/seattube length to specify if I were to order a frame?

    The only thing I do know is that I would also want sliding dropouts to be able to either run SS or geared which I would have to order through Paragon but what would be the correct ones to order, flat sliders or flanged sliders?
    Hi,

    Usually customers would specify their preferred geometry based on a bike they know and like. For example somebody loves his production aluminum MTB frame but wants slightly lower standover and sliders - we analyze the old frame geo, reduce standover, and voila, here is the geo.
    Somebody wants "the same kind of frame but with shorter stays", or "with a more freeride head angle".

    As far as the sliders are concerned, we can deal with both types.
    The flat ones are cheaper and require bullets welded between stays and dropouts.
    Flanged ones are the most expensive, they are lighter and stay is welded directly. Looks sexier too.

    Up there in the topic you will see Triton frames with flanged dropouts and right now I am expecting a delivery of flat dropouts for a 29er frame for my customer.
    You can always contact me at info@tritonbikes.com to discuss everything.
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    Thanks for the answer.

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    Have you done any softtail frames?

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    Flanged Dropouts look sooooooooooo sweet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
    Have you done any softtail frames?
    Yes, but not likely to build anymore in the near future
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    Sponsored biketrials competition in Vyborg, Russia in the mid July.

    We saw quite many Tritons during comps, some of them had been purchased second-hand so I did not know the riders which is quite unusual.
    A friend of mine calculated 10 Tritons and when the event ended he suggested me to ask all the Triton owners to bring their bikes for a photo. We collected 7 bikes built between 2007 and 2011.

    It was interesting to see all these bikes together. I shipped some of those frames four years ago and saw them again. Scratched, not so smooth anymore, but still running and bringing fun to their owners










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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Yes, but not likely to build anymore in the near future
    Damn. I wish I'd been able to go through with mine when I was asking questions a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triton bikes View Post
    А какой тут диаметр подседельной трубы? На глазок толстая, порядка 38 мм, наверное.
    И на какой вес ездока она рассчитана?
    Sorry for my terrible english

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Yes, but not likely to build anymore in the near future




    Maybe reconsider? Want one, need one, must have one. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom1n1k View Post
    А какой тут диаметр подседельной трубы? На глазок толстая, порядка 38 мм, наверное.
    И на какой вес ездока она рассчитана?
    Hi,

    I won't speak Russian here since it's an English speaking forum.
    The seat tube is 35mm OD.
    I do not remember the customer's specs now but he is quite a tall guy. Should be around 80 kg in weight.
    We did not provide warranty to this exact frame and the customer had been notified about this.
    After half a year of riding the frame is fine. In his last email John said the frame was awesome
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    Been doing frames deliveries this week.
    Both frames built for local customers here in Moscow

    Oleg...he has been waiting a real long time for his frame. We were updating the frame specs and geo and then updating the drawing and then specs again. And then we ran out of tubing. So once he received his long awaited frame he was really happy.

    It's a street bike frame. He's already built it and it's only 9.75 kg with the Fox 80mm fork.
    The frame itself is 1640 gr. It's got a special chain tensioner mount and I will share the photos later




    Andrey was saving up for his street-trials Triton and finally got one




    Hand brushing



    First you take the photo and when the frame is already on its way to Canada you notice the finger print left when viewing the photo on a big screen. Hand brushed finish looks good but stains easily. Easily removed with a soft fabric and a drop of Russian vodka






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    How's my frame going Dmitry?

    Fork is on it's way from the US as we speak. Everything else is sitting patiently in my garage....

    Cheers

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    Triton street bike built up in Moscow.
    Bike weight only 9.75kg with Fox Float RLC fork.
    Extremely short chainstays - 350mm. Raw finish. Integrated brake cable routing. Integrated seat post clamp.
    Breezer flanged dropouts.
    Note the chain tensioner mount on the chainstay.
















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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla_Guerrilla View Post
    How's my frame going Dmitry?

    Fork is on it's way from the US as we speak. Everything else is sitting patiently in my garage....

    Cheers

    Andy
    Hi Andy,

    I was far away from proper Internet connection.
    Been waiting for some of the tubing to arrive. Your frame will be coming out soon.
    Dropped you an email.

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    The hand brushed finish is by far the easiest to keep up, no matter what happens you can always get it back to NEW! I havent heard or seen anything from the bike shop about Dons bike, Is he still getting it? I know there are a few of us "Future Customers" waiting to see it.

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    Anvil Bikeworks frame jig, fork jig and the set of mitering tools and fixtures has been finally machined and will be shipped shortly to Russia.

    WOOOHOOOoOO!





    Meanwhile, we are sorting out new premises.

    Here is machine room with a whole lot of machining/mitering/drilling and cutting machinery and a real lemon tree
    All machines have been idle for three years since the crisis that hit back in 2008 when all the stuff had been fired. Machines will be serviced, oiled and relaunched. Some machines are from 70-80's. Some are new and never used.



    Tube bender under dust. '07, never used.






    It will need some cleaning done...



    Welding post. Hasn't been used for three years. Left as it is. Will be used for welding large items (not related to bikes).




    Future office room. Everything will be thrown away. Walls are to be painted white, carpets laid. Will get a couple of tables, chairs, and a sofa where I can sleep/rest to make sure the work does not stop.

    It will take a few months before the production begins here.
    Oh Gosh...$$$$



    Current outside view. Industrial zone near Moscow centre. 24/7 surveillance. Unlimited parking space.



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