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    Titan were one of many companies I enquired to, when gathering quotes. They plain did'nt want to build my fatbike frame though. Understandable IMO, considering how non-standard a fatfbike frame is. From the research I did at the time, they seem to produce quality frames. Looks real nice chinaman. Hope Mrs Chinaman enjoys it.


    Taking on all sorts of weird and wonderful projects, would be far more work intensive, and time consuming. You'd have to be lover of both stress, and bikes, to have that business plan I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando446 View Post
    Maybe I missed it , where is your contact info ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallfurry View Post
    Taking on all sorts of weird and wonderful projects, would be far more work intensive, and time consuming. You'd have to be lover of both stress, and bikes, to have that business plan I guess

    I can understand this...

    There are some frames that take a few days to manufacture. And some are so complicated that it takes ages to make them. So the next ones in the queue have to wait before the complicated one is completed.
    Both simple and complicated frames cost around the same. This is what customers love about the Triton and this is what kinda kills Triton.

    There are two solutions:
    1) Not to make any overcomplicated frames unless it is going to be next big thing and fashion.
    For example it took my unicycle friends many months before they persuaded me to build a unicycle. It needed special tooling and thus money spent. On unknown product that may never sell. This turned out into a series of unicycles made and ridden all over the world.

    2) Increase the price on any customization.
    Curved tubing, sliders dropouts, large headtubes, XXL frames, etc etc.
    Just like every other US builder does it. They do it for a reason.

    We will be increasing the pricing anyway as the business consumes a lot of cash. We may lose some of the customers. But then it means other customers would get their frames quicker

    So I am doing that classic development story... first those guys are not expensive and cool. Then once they gain popularity, they start showing off and increase the prices
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post

    I can understand this...

    There are some frames that take a few days to manufacture. And some are so complicated that it takes ages to make them. So the next ones in the queue have to wait before the complicated one is completed.
    Both simple and complicated frames cost around the same. This is what customers love about the Triton and this is what kinda kills Triton.

    There are two solutions:
    1) Not to make any overcomplicated frames unless it is going to be next big thing and fashion.
    For example it took my unicycle friends many months before they persuaded me to build a unicycle. It needed special tooling and thus money spent. On unknown product that may never sell. This turned out into a series of unicycles made and ridden all over the world.

    2) Increase the price on any customization.
    Curved tubing, sliders dropouts, large headtubes, XXL frames, etc etc.
    Just like every other US builder does it. They do it for a reason.

    We will be increasing the pricing anyway as the business consumes a lot of cash. We may lose some of the customers. But then it means other customers would get their frames quicker

    So I am doing that classic development story... first those guys are not expensive and cool. Then once they gain popularity, they start showing off and increase the prices
    Hmmm... Looks like I should hurry to order my frames, then...

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    Option 2 obviously sounds like the best one.

    I bet you'd sell a bunch of standard slider drop-out 29ers, or disc braked CX-commuters. Having drawings and geo pre determined would save time maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallfurry View Post
    Option 2 obviously sounds like the best one.

    I bet you'd sell a bunch of standard slider drop-out 29ers, or disc braked CX-commuters. Having drawings and geo pre determined would save time maybe.
    Up until this moment I have been gathering trendy geometries from my customers and have more than a hundred designs.
    Once we have more free time we should make a small series of frames.
    Will begin with 29ers as they are the most popular now.

    Also looks like I can accept orders on steel frames now.
    Contacted several tube suppliers for butted bicycle steel tubing. Will only be ordering tubing for certain projects. If it works out, then I will order in larger quantities as I do with Ti tubing.

    Maybe I can afford at least a steel Triton frame They are expensive for me
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    By the way, I will be visiting EuroBike 2012 with my partner next Friday. Registered as trade visitor, manufacturer.
    I won't be taking frames/bikes as I don't have a booth. However, maybe next year we can do it.

    If anyone from here is going to be there - please let me know and we should connect.
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    I saw you did some CX/audax frames a while back, and if you could source appropriate carbon forks for these, you'd sell a ton in europe.

    Its the new commuting craze. Rides and fits like your road bike, but with bigger tyres for bad roads, takes small panniers, can be taken on light trails, and has disc brakes for muddy trails + wet weather commuting.

    All the best for Eurobike. Wish I was going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    By the way, I will be visiting EuroBike 2012 with my partner next Friday. Registered as trade visitor, manufacturer.
    I won't be taking frames/bikes as I don't have a booth. However, maybe next year we can do it.

    If anyone from here is going to be there - please let me know and we should connect.
    No booth?? No problem, crusie the booths on one of your unicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon93108 View Post
    No booth?? No problem, crusie the booths on one of your unicycles.

    That's a shame. We have built many batches of unicycles. I sponsor a unicycle team in Russia. Guys run a unicycle school in Saint-Petersburg!
    And I can't ride the damn thing I'd love to learn but I have to build one and get some free time.

    I will learn one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post

    That's a shame. We have built many batches of unicycles. I sponsor a unicycle team in Russia. Guys run a unicycle school in Saint-Petersburg!
    And I can't ride the damn thing I'd love to learn but I have to build one and get some free time.

    I will learn one day
    Set aside a considerable amount of time for that.

    I have a good friend in Germany.
    I visit them frequently, and her kids always yell "make a trick" whenever they see me on my bike.
    So I kinda felt like the cool guy there.
    That came to a sudden halt, when one of the kids came riding around on a unicycle, and offered me a try.

    Let's just say I failed big time.

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    From observations made by the tiny (but expanding) local unicycling community, BMX riders are especially quick to learn how to ride a uni, and XC riders (the high seat, long stem, narrow flat bar crowd), on the contrary, are especially slow at it.
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    Eurobike 2012. It was AWESOME!
    Made some good arrangements on steel tubing with Reynolds and Dedacciai

    LOVED the quality of MOOTS frames. They are top guys, we have to learn from them and we shall do so.

    Some media and text later. Slept 5 hours in three days
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    Awesome! Can't wait to hear from your trip to Eurobike. I love Moots bikes and their MX Divide is dead sexy! See, I knew it wouldn't take much to get you into the full suspension frames. Admit it, you know you want to build one. ;-)

    I'm sure you brought your camera, can't wait to see some highlight pics.
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    Some media of work in progress:

    Machined a family of BB shells and head tubes for the upcoming projects.

    Shortest 105mm headtube for a 29er.
    Longest headtubes for road and commuter frames.

    83mm BB shells for those who want to use Shimano Saint cranks.








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    These two custom 26" Triton were built for a couple.
    They wanted light yet comfortable bikes for riding outside the town.
    Weight of the lady bike including the heavy San Marco comfort gel saddle and Wellgo MG-1 platform pedals 9.5kg.
    Frame only 1445gr.
    Man's bike is a tiny bit heavier.

    Equipped with SRAM XX groupset 2X10.

    I loved testing them. Super fast.





    The socks. Bead blasted dropout area



    The XX



    Bendy-trendy





    Man's bike



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    The curved top tube is looking quite nice.

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    Wow! Tight work Dmitry - beauty bends and sexy tubing!

    I am loving my 29er, the wait was worth every second!

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    What no 100mm BB shell?

    I am disapoint
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    But i don't like this site. It is more unicycle oriented. There will be newer and nicer version soon.

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    In the background there's a stock of serious frame tubing! O_O

    26" faithful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallfurry View Post
    What no 100mm BB shell?

    I am disapoint
    Do you mean this one?


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    That one is mine! Right?
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    I was kinda hoping it was mine (internet fight ya for it ).

    Either way its awesome to see amongst all the other BB shells.

    I am excite.
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    For those of you who bought frames Stateside, can you tell me how long it took for shipment? Any issues with customs?
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