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    F Ti M

    First titanium FTM arrived yesterday.
    Still wiping off the drool.

    I was surprised to find it lighter than the regular FTM, weighing in at 5.75 lb. for this large, vs. 5.9 for the aluminum.
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    drool indeed... Thanks for the pixels, Bob!

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    Wow, that looks good. I've always liked the looks of the Titus Ti frames.

    I hope they never learn to manipulate, bend and form Ti like they do with they're aluminum stuff.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    MUST RESIST!!!!!!!!! I wonder who the proud owner of that frame is gonna be. I betcha he runs 09 Marta SL's and Industry Nines in black on it.
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    Looking lovely... Post pics when it's built!

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    Disgusting. Don't you know this is a family website? And you go posting shockingly explicit pornography like that?

    Perv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    MUST RESIST!!!!!!!!! I wonder who the proud owner of that frame is gonna be. I betcha he runs 09 Marta SL's and Industry Nines in black on it.
    Lot's of people have that combo TE. Literally could be anybody.

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    I'll have it Friday, put it together and post a Ti ML vs. Ti FTM by Sunday night if all goes well.

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    I am speechless. That thing is better than Viagra.
    If I disagree with you, it's because you are wrong.

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    Hey Bob.....I just pulled out my 10x zoom maginifiers.....is that a void in the welds at the headtube/downtube...topside.....just joking.
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    Exquisite

    Freakin Awesome- beautiful welds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Hey Bob.....I just pulled out my 10x zoom maginifiers.....is that a void in the welds at the headtube/downtube...topside.....just joking.
    Take it easy TE. That better be drool Bob.

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    Drool comes with the....

    ...job. I'm sure you're used to it by now.

    More welds


    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex
    Take it easy TE. That better be drool Bob.
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    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayndar
    Wow
    I agree. I can't wait to get my grimy mitts on it Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    First titanium FTM arrived yesterday.
    Still wiping off the drool.

    I was surprised to find it lighter than the regular FTM, weighing in at 5.75 lb. for this large, vs. 5.9 for the aluminum.

    Holy moses... that's purdy....

    Got any closeups of that Lightrail thingy?


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    With that extra travel you'll have to hit the new stunts they built over the hill. Litespeed does some phenomenal welding. That thing is a work of art.
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    Light Rail

    Quote Originally Posted by simplton
    Holy moses... that's purdy....

    Got any closeups of that Lightrail thingy?


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    Some closeups from a black FTM.
    I like the one-piece rocker, except that it's a bit more work to remove it to install the brake line.
    And the seatstay brace moved forward of the seat tube is good.
    Asymmetrical chainstays are cool.
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    Thanks Bob. Quite some craftsmanship there. In typical Titus fashion....

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    With the bridge now in front, anybody else wonder if you could run a 2.25 inch shock for more travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13
    Litespeed does some phenomenal welding

    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus
    ?

    I'm pretty sure that Litespeed now welds Titus bikes. It's solid welding, but nothing extraordinary. I think the old Titus Ti bikes had "prettier" welds, but I also don't think pretty welds mean crap in terms of actual strength.

    Regardless, it's a beautiful bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySchmoePong
    I'm pretty sure that Litespeed now welds Titus bikes. It's solid welding, but nothing extraordinary. I think the old Titus Ti bikes had "prettier" welds, but I also don't think pretty welds mean crap in terms of actual strength.

    Regardless, it's a beautiful bike.

    Huh? Need some info backing this please.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySchmoePong
    I'm pretty sure that Litespeed now welds Titus bikes. It's solid welding, but nothing extraordinary. I think the old Titus Ti bikes had "prettier" welds, but I also don't think pretty welds mean crap in terms of actual strength.

    Regardless, it's a beautiful bike.
    ABG (Litespeed, Merlin) welds all Titus Ti production frames. Titus still welds all custom frames in house.


    Simplton check this thread for confirmation:
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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    ABG (Litespeed, Merlin) welds all Titus Ti production frames. Titus still welds all custom frames in house.


    Simplton check this thread for confirmation:
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    Does anyone know if ABG is doing the Exogrid FTM's??????
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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