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  1. #951
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    dmitry the sandblasted finish looks great... you, re making me doubt....

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    haha, Ti frames look great whatever way you finish them )
    I'd go for no finish these days. Colorful welds, raw looking tubes. Orange bling headset and BB cups.
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    my first idea was a raw finish..... with mango headset, and wjlheels with mango ck hubs and nipples, and marwi ti tai day spokes... but dmitry says me that ther will be no more raw frames...

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    There was too much negative discussion of raw finish so we cancelled it. Also, we use different welding technique now so welds are straw and silver. With a bit of blue outside the weld. No more bad blue in the weld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    There was too much negative discussion of raw finish so we cancelled it. Also, we use different welding technique now so welds are straw and silver. With a bit of blue outside the weld. No more bad blue in the weld.
    what did you change on your welding procedure if you don't mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    what did you change on your welding procedure if you don't mind me asking?
    New welder.
    New shop.
    New shielding tools made from scratch.
    New argon gas supplier.
    More cleaning of the weld area before welding.
    Extra attention towards welds from me after many questions asked on forums.
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    Merry Christmas!

    The Triton Santa is still doing deliveries this week

    At least 2 people will get their frames this week
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    Merry Christmas to the Triton Clan.
    Hope you guys get some R&R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    New welder.
    New shop.
    New shielding tools made from scratch.
    New argon gas supplier.
    More cleaning of the weld area before welding.
    Extra attention towards welds from me after many questions asked on forums.
    cool. merry christmas.

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    Merry Christmas Dmitry, and all Triton frames users

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    dmitry... i think you must actualize the first post a bit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallll View Post
    dmitry... i think you must actualize the first post a bit.....
    Too bad I can't edit it anymore


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    Awesome pics, its amazing to follow the upgrades in the Frames. Cant wait to get mine!!

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    Quick mobile post.

    As I had mentioned before, a good friend of mine purchased a CNC machine.
    The assembly was finished yesterday night. CNC made in Moscow, Russia.

    6 people needed to put in and out of my landy to friend's apartment. Philip will take a few weeks of training before we move the CNC to Triton premises.

    I can't wait to start making our own disc brake mounts, dropouts and things like integrated seat post collars

    Packing



    Loaded into the Triton car




    Tiny but powerful. Ready for testing.
    Will be placed on a table behind it first



    Happy New Year!

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    One week with no posts....must be a Russian holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon93108 View Post
    One week with no posts....must be a Russian holiday.
    Look again on FaceBook

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    where on FB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon93108 View Post
    must be a Russian holiday.
    Indeed, the big new year holiday is still on.
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    Hello!

    Yup, the first working day here will be January 9th.
    It has nothing to do with us though

    Had no time to post the last photos of December during New Year's eve rush.
    So here we go!

    29er frame wheel check



    Welding in progress



    Lady 29er frame brushed



    Yummy



    Our guys made a Dremel setup using some old dentist lamp



    Bullet connected with chainstay and Paragon Rocker adjustable dropout







    Bought over 2kg of bronze to make heatsink for welding 100mm BSA bottom bracket.
    This is for our current fatbike project.













    Fatty



    Reaming and facing







    Mmm



    29er frame





    After working hours my dad plays with Dremel and titanium
    Made this ring for his woman





    More to come!

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    Beautiful work! Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for us at Triton.

    Looking forward to seeing some more fat bike pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Hello!

    Yup, the first working day here will be January 9th.
    It has nothing to do with us though

    Had no time to post the last photos of December during New Year's eve rush.
    So here we go!

    29er frame wheel check



    Welding in progress



    Lady 29er frame brushed



    Yummy



    Our guys made a Dremel setup using some old dentist lamp



    Bullet connected with chainstay and Paragon Rocker adjustable dropout







    Bought over 2kg of bronze to make heatsink for welding 100mm BSA bottom bracket.
    This is for our current fatbike project.













    Fatty



    Reaming and facing







    Mmm



    29er frame





    After working hours my dad plays with Dremel and titanium
    Made this ring for his woman





    More to come!

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    well dmitry..... now it, possible to do a titanium rigid fork with 15 axle??

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    More to come!
    Hmmm... the 38mm tube bender maybe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papanoel View Post
    Hmmm... the 38mm tube bender maybe ?
    32mm done.
    35mm in the process
    38mm will go after 35mm
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    Any chance of a softail in the near future??

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    In mother Russia, bike frame make titanium

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    Sent you an email two weeks ago.. I was wondering when my frame is ready?
    I placed the order and paid 11months ago, and you said i would get it to the summer.. ( 6 months ago..)

    Please, just give me a date for when the frame is ready. Cheers, Vegard

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    Real life delivery times....

    I am close to pulling the trigger on a custom Triton frame, but there seems to be a large difference in reported delivery times and experienced delivery times.

    Triton is quoting 4-6 months, but it appears to be taking significantly longer, 8-12 months, when you look through the posts on this thread.

    Can anyone comment on their actual wait time for their frame? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skorp View Post
    Sent you an email two weeks ago.. I was wondering when my frame is ready?
    I placed the order and paid 11months ago, and you said i would get it to the summer.. ( 6 months ago..)

    Please, just give me a date for when the frame is ready. Cheers, Vegard
    Hi Vegard,

    Will get back to you by email.
    Sorry about this.
    Basically we had moved most of our production in house and thus the wait times on certain frames increased.

    You ordered a trials frame and I still have two of them to be made including yours.
    We first set up production to make XC 26 and 29" and road frames because they are currently the main scope. And we are shooting out these types of frames a lot quicker now.
    As for the trials frames, I have stopped taking orders on them because I wasn't so sure about wait times.
    I will have it sorted. I don't like such messages on MTBR as you may guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coyotegulch View Post
    I am close to pulling the trigger on a custom Triton frame, but there seems to be a large difference in reported delivery times and experienced delivery times.

    Triton is quoting 4-6 months, but it appears to be taking significantly longer, 8-12 months, when you look through the posts on this thread.

    Can anyone comment on their actual wait time for their frame? Thanks.

    True, there were a quite a few orders where customers had to wait quite long.
    Most of this due to our move to a new shop. I have been working hard on it for the last 6 months and currently XC and especially road frames are built quite fast.

    Still, there are/were some types of frames that have taken longer:
    - Frames with bent tubes in front triangle. We have designed and machined benders and still working on bending techniques so two frames had to wait for it.

    - Fat bikes. we are now making one frame and it has taken long because there had to be a lot of new tools machined. In progress now. Still many tricky clearance issues, once solved will be a lot easier to make.
    - Frames with 44mm headtubes. Three frames waiting, already sorted, finally found proper supplier for tubing and machining them now, will share photos later in the week.

    The road frames so far are the quickest to appear due to little to none bending and fewer clearance issues.

    As mentioned above I have paused taking orders on trials frames because I do not want customers to wait.

    Half a year ago waiting time was longer than expected. Every week we make something new that updates the wait time statistics.

    My guys are now working faster than the engineers can make the drawings. I have four people helping me with drawings. Two guys specialize in 29ers, one guy is into 26" XC and street/pump frames and one ex Boeing engineer helps us work out new frame types such as fatbike frames and also he designs little parts like dropout bullets and new dropouts.

    We don't have a 20 year history yet, we are quite young and my aim is to make it work nicely and smoothly.

    PS: Will process and post some photos of work in progress January.

    Thanks,

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    Dealing with Dmitry was great during my order process. No complaints...at all.

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    yes, i think the same

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    12 months for a custom frame is more than acceptable IMHO. Probably best not to base expectations on old thread posts.

    I've been recieving frequent up dates, with lovely pics and diagrams. I certainly have no complaints.

    Anyway. Lets have some shiney titanium media.
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    Thanks guys! The more we work, the more happy comments will appear.

    Now, 40 photos.

    32mm bender completed



    Testing and adjusting it now. This bender will allow us bend seat tubes and some of the top tubes



    Road frame being born



    Tacking







    Road frame



    Headtube welds right after welding



    M sized road frame for a light person 3.018 lbs



    Hand brushing



    Night time at Triton



    Back to work!



    Mitering tubes



    Day at Triton



    29er frame in progress





    We have had some massive snowstorms in Moscow. The traffic jams are killing, we outsource bead blasting now and I couldn't get out of the office to another town to take 5 frames for bead blasting. Time to build our own bead blasting box.

    That's a lot of snow outside.











    Chainstays mitering





    Paragon disc brake bridge on a road frame



    Making integrated seat collar for a 29er frame







    While waiting for new drawing we made a shaker that is used by divers to communicate underwater. Fully titanium.











    Paragon low mount dropouts arrived.
    This will be a nice touring 29er frame



    We had one piece of each dummy axle size.
    Now there is one frame being welded and another frame being checked for alignment, so we needed extra dummy axles.
    Nikolay machining new ones.



    Done! Ice!



    Hey, it looks like a 29er frame behind the bushes





    Good one



    44mm headtubes in production now!



    This one will be used for a street bike for our customer from Singapore.
    The next 44mm headtube for an XC 29er will have some curves and thinner wall.




    More to come!

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    Sorry, what is Triton's design philosophy to ensure that the ride is compliant but at the same time power transfer is not wasted in a flexy frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coyotegulch View Post
    I am close to pulling the trigger on a custom Triton frame, but there seems to be a large difference in reported delivery times and experienced delivery times.

    Triton is quoting 4-6 months, but it appears to be taking significantly longer, 8-12 months, when you look through the posts on this thread.

    Can anyone comment on their actual wait time for their frame? Thanks.


    Placed my order today. I'll check in as I get info. So far it has been a pleasure working with Dmitry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coyotegulch View Post
    Placed my order today. I'll check in as I get info. So far it has been a pleasure working with Dmitry.
    Nice.

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    Our team rider from Norway Thomas Remvik Aasen aka TRA just presented his latest video.

    Watch and enjoy his beautiful riding skills!

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    Wow, thought TRA was riding for Inspired.

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    TRA rocks at trials! thats good riding
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    Sweet riding by TRA there. Some of those jumps are mammoth!



    Nice bike too of course
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    I got the best email from Dmitry the other day...the one with the tracking information! I'll have my frame soon!

    Full review to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon93108 View Post
    I got the best email from Dmitry the other day...the one with the tracking information! I'll have my frame soon!

    Full review to follow.
    Congrats.

    I've been getting a ton of media from Dmitry. Exciting times
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    Been trying to email Dmitry several times but no response. He has been quick in the past, has the email address changed?

    Hope that meteor missed the factory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    Been trying to email Dmitry several times but no response. He has been quick in the past, has the email address changed?

    Hope that meteor missed the factory!

    He was out and sick for a while, keep trying...I think he is better now.

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    For some reason I just saw this thread; these are beautiful frames......nice work.

    Unfortunately I'm not in the frame market right now as I have one already slated for a build right now, but when I go 29er....I may have to give these a serious thought.

    Keep the pics coming.

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    My Triton continues to impress. I just found out (thanks to my 7 month old) that baby wipes really make the logos with the sandblast pop!

    Dmitry, I'm still looking forward to finishing off my bike with one of your seat posts.
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    Hi guys!

    Yup, I have been out of work for a while.
    Now back and been busy. I have quite a lot of media to share.
    Too bad we have our fast internet down right now for a few days, should be fixed on Monday. And then I can share the media.

    Some happy news!
    A number of my customers had to wait extra time lately for their frames to get bead blasted or decals bead blasted on their brushed frames. Total of 7 frames got "stuck" because we have been outsourcing the bead blasting and the guys ran out of bead (micro glass balls).
    Some frames got 3 weeks late.

    So we thought we shouldn't outsource it anymore.
    Spent over $11k on a huge compressor and bead blasting chamber with filters and recuperating system. Already got the compressor and waiting for the bead blasting chamber delivery early next week.
    This will make us more independent and fast.

    More to come!

    Dmitry

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    Bikes look beautiful. Awesome job!

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    Re: Triton Bikes. Titanium frames handmade in Russia. Anyone? :)

    dmitry things are growing up fast.... good news

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