I have posted this in the Triton thread: Triton Bikes. Titanium frames handmade in Russia. Anyone? :)
However I decided to share the bike here too. It was a very unusual bike to build..
It's called Triton Gordey.
Gordey is the name of a lucky 5 year old chap whose dad hated those heavy mass produced kids bikes and ordered him a light and functional bike.
This has been an exam for us.
We have never done anything like this. We took all his measurements, worked them out in BikeCAD Pro, did Solid Works and AutoCAD designs.
This has been the initial 3D.
Later on we decided to go for a straight blade fork
Once the frame and fork drawings had been finalized, the production began.
Meanwhile, my dad and I spent quite an amount of time on actually finding proper parts for the ride.
Some of the parts you see may seem a bit inappropriate. But please keep in mind that we are in Russia and some parts just never reach our shops. We were also very limited in time and thus unable to order parts from outside of Russia. Plus our post and customs are not very reliable sometimes. You cannot risk parts that are worth hundreds of dollars...
I have just taken a few photos before this bike went to Turkey with its young Russian rider
So here we go:
Triton Gordey 20"
Bike weight 7.4 kg
Frame weight only 816 gr
Fork weight 404 gr
Ti handlebar 130 gr
We used very thin walled tubing for the frame. And it was pain to weld..
The hubs and brakes are Hope.
Shimano XT shifting + Ultegra cassette. Will order short cage derailleur later on. None available here
We had to modify an old school 5-arm 175mm crankset. Used lathe and a mill to shorten it to 100mm. Used FSA Ti bottom bracket.
Pedals are Xpedo Ti axle.
ODI grips and Truvativ stem. Will have to order a stem from Chainreaction. Haven't found anything light and short at the same time in the local shops
Tried out my dad's idea to mount cables.
There is a rubber padding to save the housings.
Uses an M3 bolt to hold.
My dad and I. He also didn't sleep long this night
It is light
We used KHS Mac 1.5 tires that are the lightest BMX tires available in Russia.
The rims are DOB Magnesium trials drilled rims. 330 gr each. Also lightest available here.
Of course Hope skewers.
Now I have 5 minutes to rest in the sun. And then finally shave
Will post photos of the bike actually ridden once I get them
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