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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunk Bear View Post
    What was the delivery price to Aussie ?
    From the website f.a.q

    shipping to Aust $125, mtb frame $895 and up
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    From the website f.a.q

    shipping to Aust $125, mtb frame $895 and up
    I checked that out before I sent my email off today. I'm hoping to get one.

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    Hiya, Im interested to know the tubing diameter and thickness for downtube and chainstay in your trials/street frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyrabies View Post
    Hiya, Im interested to know the tubing diameter and thickness for downtube and chainstay in your trials/street frames.
    Hi,

    The downtubes are either 38 or 44mm OD.
    1mm wall.
    The chainstays are 22mm OD with 1mm walls.

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    Hi everybody!

    My laptop fell hard and the HD semi-died.
    Trying to recover the data now (haven't backed up the recent stuff).
    Glad most important data is on my email.

    But looks like some drawings/photos are lost

    Will be getting another laptop in a day or two and will respond to your messages.
    So far the work has frozen a bit.

    Sucks. But we will sort it out!

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    Sorry to hear that. Hope you'll be able to sort it out soon.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Hope you'll be able to sort it out soon.
    Good luck!
    Thanks!

    All the correspondence and payment history is safe. That's important.

    But looks like photos of Triton frames and bikes are partly corrupt.
    Just got an upgrade for Dropbox for automatic backups.
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    Can you do the "Cloud" backup with an iMac in Russia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    Can you do the "Cloud" backup with an iMac in Russia?
    I think so.
    But I use Windows OS for work.
    And my wife's MacBook when it comes to image editing.
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    Nechaev, your welds look gorgeous! I wish your company all the best!
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    Very nice looking stuff. I hope you guys do a fat bike

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    Hello worldz!

    Triton back on track.
    The disaster with my crashed PC is over. I got a new laptop. Managed to transfer most (but not all) of the data to the new computer. The most important information was backed up online so it's fine.
    Bought extra space at Dropbox.

    Also went to China, to Shanghai to see possibilities of expanding the business. Planning on bringing complete CrMo bikes to Russia.

    Apart from that I visited titanium tubing factories for rare tubing that we do not have here in Russia.
    And looks like I will be able to offer Triton 27.2 seat posts in titanium in a few months.

    I am back to office and responding to all emails now. So many of them. I am shocked and glad at the same time

    Just shipped out this batch of Triton 36' unicycle frames to EU.

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    Awesome unis! Looking at them almost makes me want to try one out.
    I'm glad you're back up and running.
    Get crackin on those custom frames for us now! ;-)
    Can't wait to get out and ride now that the weather is shaping up.

    Good luck fighting thru all the e-mails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    And looks like I will be able to offer Triton 27.2 seat posts in titanium in a few months.
    That sounds very good

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    I'm ready to pop for a SS 29er frame once my ankle is healed.

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    Nice News

    Good to hear you are up and running again.

    Great to hear you will be making 27.2 seatposts.

    So the Cro-mo frames will be coming from China?

    The Ti Triton will still be Russian made?

    Still lovin my ti Triton 29er!
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    Shanghai Ti

    Does that mean Dmitry that you'll be using some China Ti in your builds? I hope not. Part of the draw is your use of russian ti (OT4), at least for me it matters.

    I may not be able to tell the difference as geo, tube diameters and thicknesses contribute more to the actual "ride" but in my case, I want to have it that pure Russian soul.

    I have a Lynskey-made Salsa El Mariachi. Rides great, but it is made from China sourced tubes. I know I'll enjoy using my Triton more if it was pure Russian. my .02c.

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    I agree with crudscraper. I'm hoping for all Russian materials where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crudscraper View Post
    Does that mean Dmitry that you'll be using some China Ti in your builds? I hope not. Part of the draw is your use of russian ti (OT4), at least for me it matters.

    I may not be able to tell the difference as geo, tube diameters and thicknesses contribute more to the actual "ride" but in my case, I want to have it that pure Russian soul.

    I have a Lynskey-made Salsa El Mariachi. Rides great, but it is made from China sourced tubes. I know I'll enjoy using my Triton more if it was pure Russian. my .02c.

    cs

    There are certain types of tubing that are not produced here in Russsia (like seat post standards) and still a lot of people ask me about seatposts.
    So looks like I will be sourcing 27.2 and 30.9, etc from China.
    But the rest should be Russian made.

    And my main purpose of visit was to find a supplier for complete fixed gear and folding bikes. Affordable bikes. Absolutely different world.
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    I'm curious about the folding bikes. Are you talking full size road and mountain bikes that can fold up or more of the city hoper bike with the small wheels?
    Can you make frames with S&S couplers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    I'm curious about the folding bikes. Are you talking full size road and mountain bikes that can fold up or more of the city hoper bike with the small wheels?
    Can you make frames with S&S couplers?
    I am talking about 16-20" wheeled city bikes.

    At the same time I am in talks with Ana from S&S because I have a customer who wants his frame supplied with S&S couplings.
    I am still examining this, but looks like we can do that.
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    Awesome, I would be tempted to have S&S couplers installed on my road bike that I've got on order with you. I've read that having the couplers installed doesn't weaken the frame which would be a huge factor for me since I'm going to be putting some weight on it. What do you think? Do they even make couplers big enough for the oversized tubing you're planning on using?

    (this is Paul by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    So the Cro-mo frames will be coming from China?

    The Ti Triton will still be Russian made?

    Still lovin my ti Triton 29er!
    All the custom Triton frames will still be made in Russia because I love the feel of a drawing turning into a complete frame. Titanium now and custom CrMo later.

    But I will be bringing affordable complete bicycles to Russia. CrMo. As bikes only.
    The idea was simple: a friend of mine had a birthday and I wanted to buy him a fixie bike. And there we none in the USD 400-500 range here in Moscow. No choice at all.
    So I decided to bring them over. Nice entry level fixed gear bikes.
    Sealed bearings, cartridge BBs, good headsets.
    Will see how it goes. Hope it helps me make money and invest more into custom bikes tooling.
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    Definitely a nice idea to be able to offer Ti seatposts. Really finishes a Ti bike off, in my opinion, Especially if you can get the same finish on it. I'd probably want one to go with my frame.

    All the best catching up!

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    wow.. this is cool. Like it so much. I wonder where could i can get it in san diego..

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyboymaniac View Post
    wow.. this is cool. Like it so much. I wonder where could i can get it in san diego..

    thanks
    The Tritons are currently shipped directly to the customer.
    But I have a good friend in San Diego who can tell you a lot about Triton.
    He is a trials rider and seen many bikes and frames.

    Thanks,

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    Hi everybody,

    We have had some bad time with the tubes not being delivered on time by our suppliers. Many frames have been delayed and some customers haven't been very happy about it.
    Money back is always a solution if a customer does not want to wait anymore.
    Anyway, the tubing is coming and production is getting back to normal state.

    Meanwhile we have been building frames that have oversized tubing that we still had available.
    One of them is was this Triton Urban/AM frame designed to work with long travel fork.

    The top tube is oversized 35mm, the downtube is 44mm.
    This made the frame a little bit heavier than a standard solution.
    It also has ISCG05 mounts and has been hand brushed into a shiny state.
    Small Triton decals were applied.

    The customer is from Moscow, Russia. So delivery was a quick drive in the evening

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    In house?

    Wow! Those are some burly tubes, especially the stays. Still those welds are awesome! Frame looks gorgeous!
    Is that frame made in the new Triton center ... or made like the other frames?

    Stinks to read about the tube issues ... growing pains?

    Well, this summer for my birthday my boss, I mean wife , has given me the okay to get a new frame. Plan to email you in a couple of months to get the ball rolling. Hopefully the tube issues will be resolved by then.

    Keep up the great work.
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    The fan of Triton Bikes Vladimir Kovalenko from Saint Petersburg, Russia, got this nice Triton cake from his girlfriend Sasha as birthday present.
    He said it was awesome and you could eat the Triton star too!

    Vladimir also drives that crazy Mercedes CLK with Triton stars everywhere.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    Wow! Those are some burly tubes, especially the stays. Still those welds are awesome! Frame looks gorgeous!
    Is that frame made in the new Triton center ... or made like the other frames?

    Stinks to read about the tube issues ... growing pains?

    Well, this summer for my birthday my boss, I mean wife , has given me the okay to get a new frame. Plan to email you in a couple of months to get the ball rolling. Hopefully the tube issues will be resolved by then.

    Keep up the great work.
    Thanks!

    The stays are larger too - 22mm.
    Usually we supply 20mm chainstays and 18mm seatstays with 26" XC bikes.

    I am now combining the two production spots.
    I do checking, some threading and finish at my new place.
    Welding at the initial place.
    I will be soon doing taking some photos at the new place in action.

    Haha, I agree with your Boss!
    Feel free to contact me then! I should have sorted the things out by then. Now doing all the recent orders and still have a lot of emails to respond to.

    I had 201 unread emails 3 days ago. Now there are 27. A bit easier now.
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    Sorry to hear about the tubes issue. Although secretly I'm a bit excited and hope you're able to work on my oversized road bike. I know completely shameless but it's hard to resist wanting the frame when you keep posting these georgious bikes.

    Glad to hear you're almost done working thru the e-mails. I'm looking to hear back from you soon.

    That Urban/AM frame is sick! Love the oversized tubes. Keep up the good work.

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    Bead Blasting

    Dmitry, is there any improvement on the structural integrity of the frame if it goes under bead blasting? Independent Fabrication claims that their "shot-peening" process actually stress relieves the frame, making it stronger overall. Does your bead blasting do the same?

    Also, when you bright brush your frames, do they undergo bead blasting on the weld spots first to remove the oxides / burn marks? Or is it just straight to Scotchbrite brushing after welding?

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    Hi everybody,

    We have had some bad time with the tubes not being delivered on time by our suppliers. Many frames have been delayed and some customers haven't been very happy about it.
    Money back is always a solution if a customer does not want to wait anymore.
    Anyway, the tubing is coming and production is getting back to normal state.

    Meanwhile we have been building frames that have oversized tubing that we still had available.
    One of them is was this Triton Urban/AM frame designed to work with long travel fork.

    The top tube is oversized 35mm, the downtube is 44mm.
    This made the frame a little bit heavier than a standard solution.
    It also has ISCG05 mounts and has been hand brushed into a shiny state.
    Small Triton decals were applied.

    The customer is from Moscow, Russia. So delivery was a quick drive in the evening

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    Hello Dimitry
    am intrested in getting titanium road frame. I weigh 77 kg but want the frame to be as light as possible

    i need a little custom geometry simmilar to : Colnago Ace - size 50 or Scott cr 1 - size 54

    i would like to have bb30 or bb86 along with normal 1, 1/8 head tube.

    i would like to have a sand blasted finish with polished logo and a custom "decal" on top tube.

    Please let me know the pricing and the leadtime of above by Private message (i cannot send one because i have less than 10 posts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnailx View Post
    Hello Dimitry
    am intrested in getting titanium road frame. I weigh 77 kg but want the frame to be as light as possible

    i need a little custom geometry simmilar to : Colnago Ace - size 50 or Scott cr 1 - size 54

    i would like to have bb30 or bb86 along with normal 1, 1/8 head tube.

    i would like to have a sand blasted finish with polished logo and a custom "decal" on top tube.

    Please let me know the pricing and the leadtime of above by Private message (i cannot send one because i have less than 10 posts)
    You can contact Dmitry at his website, Triton Bikes.

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    @BacDoc, Ok. Did as you said

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    Well, good news!
    Triton Bikes - The tubing arrived! YESSS

    The tubing arrived! The tubes were belt sanded then and a few frames' tubes have been instantly mitered for tacking in the fixture and welding







    The BB shell army



    Seat tube clamp slot being cut




    The work goes on!

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    Got some new parts coming for mine tomorrow... still absolutely LOVING the bike, frame is absolutely excellent.

    Big ride coming up at the weekend, will be taking helmetcam video and plenty of photos too hopefully.

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    Stoked that the tubing arrived! And now it begins... Can't wait for more updates!

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    Now finally I have built up that frame posted a few pages back and I am so stoked!

    Posted a new thread in the 29er forum with all the details:

    Custom Ti build project: rigid 29er, ride as a 26er

    (I did tighten up that chain later, they stretch really fast the first hours!)

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    Erik, that is one sweet looking ride! Are those paragon sliders? Can't tell from this pic but looks like you left it raw? Checking out your thread now.

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    Yes, I ordered Paragon sliders and let Paragon mail them directly to Triton. Ordered one left slider with disc mount and one without, I will probably want brakes one day in the future.

    Finish is raw, but it is actually lightly brushed on the non-welded areas.

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    Triton AVM Edition #1

    This 26" bike was ordered as a birthday present to a person whose first letters of a name make it AVM. So the customer asked to put AVM Edition on the top tube.
    Done!

    Nothing very unusual in this bike. Quite standard geometry made to fit the rider.
    XT groupset / Fox fork / Wellgo MG-1 magnesium pedals as always. Everything works pretty well and I tested out this bike and liked it.








    So when the owner got his bike he got very happy and ordered another one.
    It will be parked at his yacht in Montenegro. And thus it is glossy white powder coat finish. The decals are black under clear powder coat. This was quite a challenge to make it all work.
    Before that I could only put stickers over powder coat.

    Photos of the bike being prepared and assembled.



    Clear coat



    Double coat made the welds smoooooth





    Non-drive side faced

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    Hi everyone!

    Many customers choose to go for Paragon wright dropouts but some find that extra USD 59+shipping payment a bit expensive.
    I can order a set of wright-style CNC machined dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger.
    What I want to know is what do you think is the easiest to find/buy and most accessible hanger style?
    I do not want to copy Paragon, but I would possibly use some generic and popular hanger design to be used with the Triton wright (breezer) style flanged dropout. Let me know what you think!


    Also, a couple of photos of the finished white Triton shot outside and inside the Triton base








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    Hey people!

    Please respond. I need some statistics on popular gear hanger design:
    Many customers choose to go for Paragon wright dropouts but some find that extra USD 59+shipping payment a bit expensive.
    I can order a set of wright-style CNC machined dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger.
    What I want to know is what do you think is the easiest to find/buy and most accessible hanger style?
    I do not want to copy Paragon, but I would possibly use some generic and popular hanger design to be used with the Triton wright (breezer) style flanged dropout. Let me know what you think!


    +++ Many frames in production now. Will be sharing some media soon.

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    dmitry i think it's a good idea, you're talking about this ok?? www.paragonmachineworks.com - RearWright112x1040Short6061Hanger beatiful dropouts, instead i think the future will be this... www.paragonmachineworks.com - DR0065RearWright112quotx1040quot142x12SkewerHanger for 142*12...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallll View Post
    dmitry i think it's a good idea, you're talking about this ok?? www.paragonmachineworks.com - RearWright112x1040Short6061Hanger beatiful dropouts, instead i think the future will be this... www.paragonmachineworks.com - DR0065RearWright112quotx1040quot142x12SkewerHanger for 142*12...
    I liked them too. Looks like we will be using them 142x12 soon.

    But still, it's too early before they become even half as popular as standard solution

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    I'm with jaillll on this. I like the option of being able to run a 142x12 axle.
    There's nothing wrong with the Paragon dropouts. If it ain't broke then don't fix it. If people don't want to pay the extra premium to go with a replaceable hanger give them the option to run a Fixed hanger.
    Are you talking of machining your own replaceable hangers in house to keep the cost down?

    Also, I'm excited to hear that there is some movement on the bike building. It's been pretty quiet for a while. I figured you were busy building rather than replying to e-mails.

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    I like the Paragon dropouts shown above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    I'm with jaillll on this. I like the option of being able to run a 142x12 axle.
    There's nothing wrong with the Paragon dropouts. If it ain't broke then don't fix it. If people don't want to pay the extra premium to go with a replaceable hanger give them the option to run a Fixed hanger.
    Are you talking of machining your own replaceable hangers in house to keep the cost down?

    Also, I'm excited to hear that there is some movement on the bike building. It's been pretty quiet for a while. I figured you were busy building rather than replying to e-mails.
    My thoughts exactly!

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    Dmitry, check out these dropouts from the Banshee frame. Looks like you can change up the angles a bit as well.
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    Darn on the four month waiting list. The white powder coat paint job looks very nice.

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    So I am taking certain steps to fasten frame production after long time no tubing.

    A friend engineer is helping me out with the drawings now (Solid Works + AutoCAD) and we have done a few test ones and they are good.
    So Eugene is in.

    Another friend - welding engineer is teaching 2 people here to weld steel and titanium.
    One of them is Eugene who is passionate for bikes and being an engineer wants to be able to weld well. He has also been doing very good mitering the tubes for a test steel frame.
    Another guy - Alexander. He has worked many years as a welder at a local Rastabike club where they'd built cruisers and other heavy and nice looking bikes. He is aiming for Triton.

    So we have played a lot with steel this week.
    The ordered frames are being welded by another welder at the same time.
    Will share more photos soon.

    So steel yes. If it works out we may be offering it in near future. There should be one frame finished tomorrow. No photos yet sorry






    This is a belt drive seatstay kit from Paragon that is going to be used on a Triton titanium fixed gear bike.
    I ordered a smaller kit then I wanted to. So it fits exactly IN the tube. Customer and I thought that would look different and good when welded so leaving this as it is.




    Light racks for 29ers



    Trials frame tacked and ready to be welded





    Note the wright (breezer) style horizontal dropouts.
    These are in house made.
    First time we are using such dropouts in horizontal mode.
    They are light and do not require bullets to be used so no extra welds in the stays area = stronger and simple.



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    Looking real good !

    Congratulation on the progress.


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    I am concerned, you say "ordered frames are being welded by another welder"

    One of the reasons I ordered a Triton was pics of welds in this thread and I thought these frames were custom built by you. I've waited a long time to have my frame subbed out to another welder.

    IMO companies that dabble in too many areas before they get dialed in, end up with quality control and production issues.

    You have a great niche in the bike biz making Ti masterpieces - don't blow it by spreading yourself too thin. There are many companies building/importing cheap steel bikes. I realize there is a profit motive, but when the main drive is profit you lose "soul". Soul and a quality product will do more for your business than being a middle man importer from China.

    I really wanted you to build my frame - not "some other welder"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    I am concerned, you say "ordered frames are being welded by another welder"

    One of the reasons I ordered a Triton was pics of welds in this thread and I thought these frames were custom built by you. I've waited a long time to have my frame subbed out to another welder.
    I really wanted you to build my frame - not "some other welder"
    Hi,

    Please do not worry.
    I do not weld frames. I manage orders, speak to people, prepare designs, buy materials, do the financial part, check the frames, do some minor works, finish work, decals, checking again, take photos, post them here and then manage shipping.

    If I welded the frames too I would have just no time at all to do the rest of the business.
    So the ordered frames are being welded nicely and smoothly by the person who has always been welding Tritons and who has always been a welder during his entire life. I posted Alexandre's photo somewhere in the beginning of this thread.

    Work hasn't stopped and it won't. Nothing has changed. The new guys are playing with steel because it is cheaper than to dump expensive Ti tubes. Offering steel frames is not a priority now. My priority is to supply my customers with their Ti frames ASAP and to prepare ground for quicker order turnaround time in future.
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    Dmitry-

    That is good to hear and I am stoked to get my Triton "Titanium frame and components hand built in Russia". Your signature and quality work is the reason why we like you!

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    @Dmitry, Since you've now dabbled into steel, my concern is if the holesaw being used to miter the Ti tubes is the same as the one used to miter steel.

    I've got this from info being exchanged here in mtbr that if indeed that is the case (same holesaw for both materials), then it may introduce contaminants to the Ti and compromise the weld strength.

    Just a concern from a waiting customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crudscraper View Post
    @Dmitry, Since you've now dabbled into steel, my concern is if the holesaw being used to miter the Ti tubes is the same as the one used to miter steel.

    I've got this from info being exchanged here in mtbr that if indeed that is the case (same holesaw for both materials), then it may introduce contaminants to the Ti and compromise the weld strength.

    Just a concern from a waiting customer.

    CS
    Yes, heard this too.
    Haven't mixed them.

    We will be using even different brand names / models holesaws for Ti and steel. Because Ti is a pain in the arse to cut through and it requires better/more expensive tools to be used.
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    And yess!
    I finally got the Maietta Cycles PF30 BB shell reamer!
    It took ages to pass through the customs, but I finally have it.

    Will need to test it out and will be soon able to offer PF30 bottom bracket solution if used with Paragon PF30 BB shell.

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    Hi Dimitry,

    Any idea when you'll have ti seatposts available? I'm looking for a 27.2 400 mm no/slight setback

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    Quote Originally Posted by bouwpakket View Post
    Hi Dimitry,

    Any idea when you'll have ti seatposts available? I'm looking for a 27.2 400 mm no/slight setback

    Frank
    Hi Frank!

    The first test seat posts should come out in about 30-45 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Hi Frank!

    The first test seat posts should come out in about 30-45 days.

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    Hi Dimitry,
    I can test one for you, if you like..
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    Dmitry, have you considered including a Russian-made titanium vodka flask with your beautiful titanium frames? I'm guessing people would love it and show it to all their friends, making it a great place for a large Triton logo.

    Maybe if you like the idea and it brings you more business, you'll send me one. Then one day when I can afford one of your bikes, I'll have two!

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    Bro, you're speaking my mind. I think a nice slim Triton Russian made flask filled with Imperial Vodka held by a Triton Ti cage would do me well on those cold day rides.
    Let's see if Dmitry can whip up some magic!

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    how much do these go for?

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    Ti flask is an excellent idea - put me down for 2, and more for the next christmas season!

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    and a flask holder instead of a bottle holder on the bike
    "Like" the Brewery Ommegang facebook team page

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    Quote Originally Posted by qdawgg View Post
    and a flask holder instead of a bottle holder on the bike
    You could always order a flask holder right this very moment, state side in-fact.

    Spaceman Bicycle Flask Holster - Ahearne Cycles

    But I would still want the ti flask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Hi Frank!

    The first test seat posts should come out in about 30-45 days.

    Dmitry
    Dmitry, a while back you inquired to people looking for road frames. Have you gone anywhere with that? The reason for inquiring is that I'm beginning to look into a Ti race frame for myself, and a Ti road/commuter/randonneur frame for my wife.

    Also, on the bike rack tip, I'm also looking for a bike rack that will work on my tandem (I.E. 145mm in the rear, w/ disk brake just to make things more of a challenge). Are you making your current racks to more standard spacing, or are they each custom?

    with thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHaddock View Post
    Dmitry, a while back you inquired to people looking for road frames. Have you gone anywhere with that? The reason for inquiring is that I'm beginning to look into a Ti race frame for myself, and a Ti road/commuter/randonneur frame for my wife.

    Also, on the bike rack tip, I'm also looking for a bike rack that will work on my tandem (I.E. 145mm in the rear, w/ disk brake just to make things more of a challenge). Are you making your current racks to more standard spacing, or are they each custom?

    with thanks,

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    Hi James,

    The road offer is no longer open, sorry.
    We are now building/designing a few CX/road frames.

    Rack can be custom built to your specs.

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    3D models of BacDoc's future frame





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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHaddock View Post
    Dmitry, a while back you inquired to people looking for road frames. Have you gone anywhere with that? The reason for inquiring is that I'm beginning to look into a Ti race frame for myself, and a Ti road/commuter/randonneur frame for my wife.

    Also, on the bike rack tip, I'm also looking for a bike rack that will work on my tandem (I.E. 145mm in the rear, w/ disk brake just to make things more of a challenge). Are you making your current racks to more standard spacing, or are they each custom?

    with thanks,

    James
    James,

    Maybe I'm mistaken but I believe Dmitry misunderstood you or vice versa. A while back he was looking for people who were interested in road bikes so he could add a few photos to his web site, once they were built up. Is that what you're inquiring about?
    He is still able to make you a road frame (race geo or whatever you want) as far as I know.
    I sure hope he is since I have been patiently waiting for my oversized road frame for a while now.

    @ Dmitry

    That 3D rendering of the frame is great! Is that the AM frame? What size is that going to be? Absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    James,

    Maybe I'm mistaken but I believe Dmitry misunderstood you or vice versa. A while back he was looking for people who were interested in road bikes so he could add a few photos to his web site, once they were built up. Is that what you're inquiring about?
    He is still able to make you a road frame (race geo or whatever you want) as far as I know.
    I sure hope he is since I have been patiently waiting for my oversized road frame for a while now.

    @ Dmitry

    That 3D rendering of the frame is great! Is that the AM frame? What size is that going to be? Absolutely beautiful.
    Bunyan

    That is my frame 29er for XC/trail use. Custom size for my 6'2" 185lb motor
    Build will be 2x10 SRAM drive train with XT crankset, BB7's and Marzzochi micro Ti 120mm fork.

    I am stoked!

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    Any news from Triton? Dmitry has been awfully quiet this past week.

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    Russian mafia get him, so sorry, english bad.

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    Hi everybody!

    No, this was no mafia
    This was family mafia!
    My son was born last week! This is someone who is going to have a nice titanium bike once he is able to walk and run
    I was into all kinds of preparations for my wife and son's arrival from maternity clinic.

    The work hasn't stopped without me. I just haven't been able to take production photos.

    Simon is finally home with his mom and his father is back to Internet!



    We have built a test steel frame.
    AM geometry. Didn't have a proper fork to check, so used 80mm 26" Fox RLC.

    Frame tack welded




    Steel welding process



    Initial workshop:

    Trials frame almost completed. Many more frames in process. I will be sharing some photos next week.

    I have a number of customers who have been waiting for quite a long time. It hasn't given me a normal sleep too. But everyone will get happy soon






    Quite realistic 3D for BacDoc




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    Also forgot to mention some more news!
    Yesterday I finally ordered more equipment from Anvil Bikeworks!

    In a couple of weeks I should receive Mr. Bender Bending Rodriguez for three tube sizes. This will be used to offer smooth bends on the stays.

    *Still looking for a solution to smoothly bend 38mm downtubes in order to give more clearance to forks on 29er bikes. This has always been a tricky thing.
    26" wheel frames offer more clearance plus you can use 110-120mm head tubes even on small frames.
    29ers always want short headtubes and 26" feel and everything to clear. And in this case we will have to merge top tube and down tube which means less strong frame.

    Also ordered Post Punk - post mount disc brake fixture.
    It will still take a couple of months before we test and everything out and get used to equipment.
    Also we will have to design a light and yet strong solution for Post Mount standard. It's solved smoothly on alu and carbon frames. But Ti and steel tubing is thin and thus the mount has to be offset a lot to the inside of a frame. So we will need to make a couple of prototypes and test them out first.

    Alternatively I will be able to offer test frames at a lower price for those who are willing to and won't sue me if something breaks *This offer will be open in a couple of months.

    Photos are courtesy of Don Ferris from Anvil Bikeworks
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    Been interviewed for the local TimeOut printed magazine and website a while ago.
    What Triton does is a bit unusual for Russia so they showed interested and did a tiny interview and also we took a couple of photos.


    Photos by Yuri Ivashenko





    What I like about trials is that I can practice it right in my office during long and cold winter nights in Moscow



    We have a lemon tree right inside the workshop, behind our horizontal mill machine.
    It grows directly out of the floor.
    Back in 1980s when this factory belonged to a Soviet Energy company, one of the workers broke a hole in the floor, reached the soil and planted a lemon seed.
    Now we have a nice 3.5 meter lemon tree in the shop and it makes it feel more like home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post

    In a couple of weeks I should receive Mr. Bender Bending Rodriguez for three tube sizes. This will be used to offer smooth bends on the stays.

    *Still looking for a solution to smoothly bend 38mm downtubes in order to give more clearance to forks on 29er bikes. This has always been a tricky thing.
    26" wheel frames offer more clearance plus you can use 110-120mm head tubes even on small frames.
    29ers always want short headtubes and 26" feel and everything to clear. And in this case we will have to merge top tube and down tube which means less strong frame.
    Dmitry,

    I'd love to see you able to bend a larger diameter tube, 38 or even 44mm for either top tube and or down tube to give the frame some curvy lines. Any chance you'll ever get that equipment? That would make one sexy single speed mtb frame.

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    Congratulations man!

    Hope you stockedup on sleep though, because you're not getting much more forthe next couple years!

    But very good to see baby and mum home and safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    Dmitry,

    I'd love to see you able to bend a larger diameter tube, 38 or even 44mm for either top tube and or down tube to give the frame some curvy lines. Any chance you'll ever get that equipment? That would make one sexy single speed mtb frame.
    That's actually what I am trying to solve.

    We have got a Russian made semi-automatic tube bender.
    We call him R2D2. On the photo below it us covered with dust and never used. Now we have moved it to our shop and cleaned it.
    The engineer said he wanted to paint it like real R2D2 when he gets some free time

    And the factory that makes these benders offers custom rollers and mandrels. So earlier today I have asked other builders at framebuilders collective forum about specs of the parts to make this bender work with thin-walled Ti tubes.
    So far it has been good with the thick-walled steel tubes. But it kills any thin wall.
    I am not sure we can actually make it work. But I have to research a bit more..

    Short video from the producer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQupENPpo88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Congratulations man!

    Hope you stockedup on sleep though, because you're not getting much more forthe next couple years!

    But very good to see baby and mum home and safe.
    Thanks!

    Simon is quite calm and I manage to sleep most of the night.
    I am too tired to wake up anyway...

    But I will be putting a sofa/bed transformer in the office anyway. When I worked at an investment bank we used to do all-nighters and sleep in the office. So I am prepared haha
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    By the way, I got US-based bank account with First Century Bank. And they issued a card for me. And there is an online form that lets anybody pay directly to this card.
    So looks like I can accept credit cards now for deposits!
    (apart from PayPal that works now in Russia)
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    Just stumbled on this thread. WOW I like what I see, nice product. Good work, all the best to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    [COLOR="Navy"]Also ordered Post Punk - post mount disc brake fixture.
    It will still take a couple of months before we test and everything out and get used to equipment.
    Also we will have to design a light and yet strong solution for Post Mount standard. It's solved smoothly on alu and carbon frames. But Ti and steel tubing is thin and thus the mount has to be offset a lot to the inside of a frame. So we will need to make a couple of prototypes and test them out first.

    Alternatively I will be able to offer test frames at a lower price for those who are willing to and won't sue me if something breaks *This offer will be open in a couple of months.
    Firstly, congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your son Dimitry.

    Secondly, when you get set up, if you are willing to extend this offer to a custom unicrown fork with a post mount, I may be interested.
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    Here is the video of my customer, Daniel Wheeler (Wheelstar) from the UK riding his Triton 20" trials bike.

    You can see the amount of stress Tritons take.
    His previous Triton frame cracked but still was rideable after...5 years of abuse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    Firstly, congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your son Dimitry.

    Secondly, when you get set up, if you are willing to extend this offer to a custom unicrown fork with a post mount, I may be interested.
    Thanks!

    We shall wait and see...
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    Some photos of work in progress...

    Got some tools for the new shop.








    Seat tube reamers



    CX frame in progress. The customer is from Philippines.



    Low mount dropouts






    29er fork for a customer from Holland



    Yet to be hand brushed





    Downtube water bottle mounts




    Triton steel fixed test gear frame finished.
    Will be powder coated next week.



    Paragon track dropouts



    Trials frame finally finished.
    Horizontal breezer dropouts



    Polished decals



    Took this photo outside new shop




    More frames are being finalized/built now.
    Will be posting them up.
    Shipping a bunch of stuff next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
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    *Still looking for a solution to smoothly bend 38mm downtubes in order to give more clearance to forks on 29er bikes. This has always been a tricky thing.
    You can probably get that r2d2 working if you put something inside the big tubes so the don't collapse or break. Also lubrication and slightly elevated tempertures might be needed.

    Tube bending - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Mandrels

    A mandrel is a steel rod or linked ball inserted into the tube while it is being bent to give the tube extra support to reduce wrinkling and breaking the tube during this process. The different types of mandrels are as follows.

    Plug mandrel, a solid rod used on normal bends.

    Form mandrel, a solid rod with curved end used on bend when more support is need.

    Ball mandrel without cable, unlinked steel ball bearings inserted into tube, used on critical and precise bends.

    Ball mandrel with cable, linked ball bearings inserted into tube, used on critical bend and precise bends.

    Sand, sand packed into tube.

    In production of a product where the bend is not critical a plug mandrel can be used. A form type tapers the end of the mandrel to provide more support in the bend of the tube. When precise bending is needed a ball mandrel (or ball mandrel with steel cable) should be used. The conjoined ball-like disks are inserted into the tubing to allow for bending while maintaining the same diameter throughout. Other styles include using sand, cerrobend, or frozen water. These allow for a somewhat constant diameter while providing an inexpensive alternative to the aforementioned styles.

    Performance automotive or motorcycle exhaust pipe is a common application for a mandrel.
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    Such lovely frames, I've wanted one of your frames ever since I saw Inur/Greetings' build on Trials-Forum some years ago.

    I know you say in the f.a.q. that the turn around time for frames is 3-4 months but is it the same for forks?

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    I've enjoyed reading this thread and following your progress as a producer of great looking ti frames. Earlier in the thread was a photo of one of your welders at work. It didn't look like argon purging was being used, at least not for the interior of the frame. I'm not a welding expert, but I thought this was needed for the best weld strength.

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    Wow, lots of interesting stuff happening! Congrats to your son again.
    Tube bending and steel looks very interesting. I should be very happy for a long time when my next Triton batch is finished, but good to know for future projects...
    On the teel tubes, are you going for straight gauge only or even reduced?

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    Any new updates, photos, etc? Keen to see some new frames.

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    Hopefully he wasn't involved in that car gone crazy in Moscow at the dealership!?! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunyan View Post
    Hopefully he wasn't involved in that car gone crazy in Moscow at the dealership!?! ;-)
    Oh wow, that's nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinepig View Post
    I've enjoyed reading this thread and following your progress as a producer of great looking ti frames. Earlier in the thread was a photo of one of your welders at work. It didn't look like argon purging was being used, at least not for the interior of the frame. I'm not a welding expert, but I thought this was needed for the best weld strength.
    I'm not sure which photo you're referring to, but if you mean the welding "action" photo posted above yours (same page), that's a steel frame being welded.

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    Hi everybody!

    Been busy doing the best job in the world

    We have received a box with some awesome equipment from Anvil Bikeworks

    We got a bender that will be used for stays mainly. It will let us bend tubes from 16 to 22.2mm in OD in a smooth radius of 9.375″ (238mm).
    May also be used for handlebars



    Unboxing







    First random test.
    Ti tube, 19mm x 0.9mm wall




    Move that right hand away!



    Apply a bit of force, et voila!





    Smooth



    Also got a Post Punk postmount brake fixture that lets you align mounts for either on a fork or in four rotor sizes: 140, 160, 180 and 203mm!
    We are not yet offering Post Mount solution because we have to design and machine PM mounts and test them.
    But this should be available soon.



    Received new phase indexer that lets properly align a tube on a mitering fixture (90 degrees between headtube and seat tube).



    Mounted on main tube mitering system which itself is mounted on a horizontal mill




    Thanks!

    Dmitry
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    Titanium frames and components handbuilt in Russia

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    A 29er frame for somebody here USA



    Decals applied, ready for bead blasting



    Blasted!



    Paragon sliders with belt option







    Forward facing slot



    Rack



    Fork



    29er fork to be hand brushed. Will be shipped to the UK soon




    Extra large 29er being built for one MTBR user too (USA). Rear triangle tacked. Will be back to the jig for the front triangle tacking



    Trials frame top tube closed. This frame will go to Canada



    That's it for today.

    There are a few more frames in production now and drawings being prepared for the next ones in the queue.

    Dmitry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
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    There are a few more frames in production now and drawings being prepared for the next ones in the queue.
    ...
    Hopefully it is my frame that you are referring to there ...

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    Ah-ha!!! There it is!!!! It looks great Dmitry! Frame is gorgeous, The fork came out great as well!!!! Can't wait to contribute to this thread with some built up bike pics!

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